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Individual vs. Institutional Investors: The Individual Investor Revolution

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opened on May 17, 1792. Since then, financial professionals have been the dominant force in the capital markets using their expertise to achieve impressive returns. They act on behalf of banks, funds, and money managers: collectively referred to as institutional investors. But recently, individuals have created a distinguished position…
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6 Reasons to Start Investing Today

In the words of American financier J.P. Morgan, “it will fluctuate.” Stock prices fluctuate but the benefits of investing in stocks remain the same. What has changed—or needs to change—is the public’s perception of the stock market and its associated risks. In addition to a savings account, consider the reasons why stocks continue to be…
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Oatly IPO

As oat milk sales surge, the fastest-growing plant-based milk brand, Oatly has announced its intention to go public. So, let’s take a look at this very popular vegan company before it lists later this week. What is Oatly? Oatly is a Swedish vegan milk maker, producing a sustainable alternative to dairy products using oats. It…
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Blockchain vs. Bitcoin

With the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper in 2008, the concept of blockchain emerged as the public transaction ledger for bitcoin, the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency. Since then, the two entities have remained inextricably linked, with bitcoin soaring in value and popularity and blockchain rising in hype and enterprise viability. Today, despite the inherent link between…
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As a Vegan, How Can I Invest Cruelty-Free?

Along with the rise in veganism, many investors are asking, “How can I make sure my investments match up to the cruelty-free ethical stance I’ve taken regarding animals and the planet”? Just as being vegan means avoiding harming or exploiting animals, ethical investing – also known as socially responsible investing – involves not giving your…
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