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Chinese Football Revolution: A New Kind of Investment

By | February 28th, 2016|Alternative Investments, News|

What is behind the Chinese football revolution? In late 2015, Chinese investors bought a 13% stake in the parent firm of Manchester City, a huge UK football club. This dragged China's renewed interest in football into the worldwide spotlight. While China is now the second largest economy in the world, it has never had much [...]

Sharebuilder: Capital One’s Brokerage Platform

By | February 23rd, 2016|Reviews|

What is Sharebuilder? Like many other similar websites, Sharebuilder is a result of the way the internet has changed investing, with many people now preferring to use online brokers that trade at far lower fees. Sharebuilder is a site that allows non-professional investors to buy and sell commodities, exchange traded funds, mutual funds, stocks and [...]

Quantopian.com — What Is It And Why Is It Growing?

By | February 22nd, 2016|Reports|

What Is Quantopian? Quantopian is a crowd-sourced hedge fund that offers a platform for users to build and test trading algorithms, for free. Once the algorithms go live, they can then form part of the hedge-fund, where outside investors put capital into the algorithms they think are best. Quantopian's self-declared goal is to unite algorithmic [...]

Personal Capital Review: Is It Worth Your Attention?

By | February 16th, 2016|Reviews|

Personal Capital Review This Personal Capital review aims to explore and explain what Personal Capital is, what it offers to users, and how it compares to others on the market. Like Mint.com and LearnVest, Personal Capital wants to help you with your financial planning. Like them, too, it's free. The difference is that Personal Capital [...]

Mint.Com Review – Is It Really Worth The Hype?

By | February 11th, 2016|Reviews|

Mint.com Review - What is It And What Is It For? Mint.com is a free online personal finance service, similar to LearnVest.com and others. Established in 2008, Mint.com has a reputation for efficiency and high levels of usability. It also allows the user to customise how automated -- or not -- their Mint.com experience is. Mint.com is [...]

LearnVest Review: The Pros and Cons of This Budgeting Resource

By | February 11th, 2016|Reviews|

Learnvest Review: How Good Is This Budgeting Tool? When Alexa von Tobel set LearnVest up originally, she had intended it to be a financial planning tool aimed at women. However, since it was bought in March 2015 by Northwestern Mutual, the way LearnVest is marketed and designed has changed. In many ways this is to [...]

Best Robo Advisors: The Top 10 Right Now

By | February 4th, 2016|Reports|

Best Robo Advisors Robo Fund Advisors are slowly taking over the financial markets. These machines can increasingly do just as good a job with managing our money as traditional financial advisors. Or so they say, at any rate. Robo Advisors are automatic algorithms used to allocate and manage investments, and they are a big deal [...]

Emerging Cities: India and China’s New City States

By | January 29th, 2016|Reports|

Asia's Emerging Cities: the Smart List In January 2016, the Indian government announced a list of 20 cities to be developed as "smart cities". Top of the list was Bhubaneswar, followed by Pune and Jaipur. This "smart city" project doesn't stand alone. It's part of a growing trend of emerging cities across the world. In [...]

Chinese Jeju Emigration: Why China’s Millionaires Are Moving Out

By | January 28th, 2016|Alternative Investments|

Chinese Jeju Emigration in 2016 Chinese citizens can have a hard time finding permanent residence in other countries. In most cases Chinese people need to get a visa just to visit other nations. But Jeju Island is a major exception. The Chinese economy has been booming in recent years. Chinese Jeju emigration -- moving to [...]

Investment Companies — Who To Trust With Your Money?

By | January 25th, 2016|Knowledge Series|

Investment Companies -- An Overview Investment companies exist to invest other people's money. That may seem obvious but essentially that's it. They're there to make a single investment from you become part of a larger investment portfolio. Like mutual funds they're a sort of collective investment. They help you spread your risk and access opportunities [...]