What’s New With…….Investing?
FinTech Apps and Micro-Investing
- According to Warren Buffet, for the average investor, it’s all about low fees. Would he support these low cost apps as a way to get average investors into the market.
- Here is another in-depth look at how micro-investing works, in both rising and falling markets.
- Here are two articles from Money Magazine about getting started in investing using investment apps.
- Blackrock, which manages $6 trillion in assets, is moving into the micro/app space with an investment in Acorns.
- Today’s market is more volatile of late. Here is some advice on how to deal with it.
- First of all, remember the basics and don’t make rash decisions.
- Follow these five tried and true strategies….just as relevant in a volatile market as any other.
- Here is a more detailed look at what drives the volatility, and how long-term strategies help you deal with it.
- Just in case you/your students haven’t gotten the message yet, Warren Buffet chimes in and declares that Bitcoin isn’t investing but is gambling.
- Impact investing is going through a bit of an identity crisis. A consistent definition would be a good start.
- You can also do impact investing through debt and fixed-income funds.
Index Funds, ETFs and more
- With the number of index funds outstripping the number of actual stocks, are they really passive?
- Are ETF’s riskier in a market downturn? Read this Nerdwallet blog explaining the pros and cons/myths and realities of ETFs.
- You can invest in real estate without actually buying it.
- With 10,000 people turning 65 every day in the US, investing in anything related to this growing demographic makes sense.
About the Author
Beth Tallman entered the working world armed with an M.B.A. in finance and thoroughly enjoyed her first career working in manufacturing and telecommunications, including a stint overseas. She took advantage of an involuntary separation to try teaching high school math, something she had always dreamed of doing. When fate stepped in once again, Beth jumped on the opportunity to combine her passion for numbers, money, and education to develop curriculum and teach personal finance at Oberlin College. Beth now spends her time writing on personal finance and financial education, conducting student workshops, and developing finance curricula and educational content. She is also the Treasurer of Ohio Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.
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