Seven Key Differences Between Investors and Traders

Are you a trader or an investor? If you’re new to the stock market this question might seem trivial, but it’s important that you’re clear on the distinction. Many investors make mistakes by taking on the behavior of traders, and many traders often lose money when mistakenly acting like investors. Investors enter positions for long-term … Continue reading Seven Key Differences Between Investors and Traders

Hiding Places: Profitable ETFs During the Coronavirus Bear Market

In a recent piece on building a portfolio that can withstand any market environment, we discussed how many considered a 100% stock portfolio as the place to be during the last ten years. Then came a global pandemic and oil price war that set stocks back about 30% year to date. Disappointingly, other asset classes … Continue reading Hiding Places: Profitable ETFs During the Coronavirus Bear Market

What is the Purpose of a Circuit Breaker for the Market?

On Monday, March 9, 2020 something that rarely happens took place. When the S&P500 dropped 7% within 3 minutes of the markets open, it triggered a 15 minute closure of the market known as a circuit breaker. The equities and options exchanges, according to the New York Stock Exchange, have procedures to kick in a … Continue reading What is the Purpose of a Circuit Breaker for the Market?

Robinhood Support: How to Contact Robinhood If You Have a Problem

Robinhood Customer Support: Best Contact Methods at a Glance1. Website: Create a ticket at the following link: http://robinhood.com/support2. In-app: Select "Contact Us" in app, follow instructions. 3. Email: Send an email to: support@robinhood.com4. Twitter: Robinhood offers limited support at @AskRobinhood on Twitter. 5. Phone number: Robinhood does not offer live phone support. Call (650) 940-2700 … Continue reading Robinhood Support: How to Contact Robinhood If You Have a Problem

The Most Hated Stocks of 2020

Tesla has yet to introduce autonomous flying vehicles but that hasn’t stopped the stock from taking off to new heights this month. As individual investors on Robinhood, catching the move that Tesla has made recently is all of our dreams. It’s also a “cool” company that most of us enjoy talking about. The CEO even … Continue reading The Most Hated Stocks of 2020

Robinhood Referral Code: Easy Way to Get Free Stocks For You and Friends

A cool feature from the Robinhood app is the potential to receive free stock both for you and the friend you refer to Robinhood. It’s a great way to add to your portfolio while also introducing friends to the stock market and the benefits of free stock trading from Robinhood. What stocks will you and … Continue reading Robinhood Referral Code: Easy Way to Get Free Stocks For You and Friends

The Sleep Easy Portfolio: How to Sleep Easy in Any Market Environment With Just Four ETFs

Investing 100% of your portfolio in US stocks has been a winning trade for more than a decade now. Holding the popular ETF SPY (a popular stand-in for the S&P 500 index) over the past ten years would have netted you an excellent annual return of just under 14%. Investors who picked their own stocks, … Continue reading The Sleep Easy Portfolio: How to Sleep Easy in Any Market Environment With Just Four ETFs

Robinhood Snacks and 5 Other Great Investment Email Newsletters

The Robinhood investing app launched yet another cool innovation in 2019: Robinhood Snacks, a quick, easy-to-read email newsletter that highlights some of the highest profile stock and investing news of the week. Below we review the Robinhood Snacks newsletter and a few others that regularly show up in the Brostocks inbox. Robinhood offers a digestible … Continue reading Robinhood Snacks and 5 Other Great Investment Email Newsletters

How Does Robinhood Make Money?

Photo from Robinhood.com Originally inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011 (doesn't that seem like forever ago?), Vladimir Tenev and Baiju Bhatt set out to create a no-fee trading to "democratize access to the financial markets." A generation of new millennial investors have been lured in by the ease of access and ability … Continue reading How Does Robinhood Make Money?

How to buy fractional shares on Robinhood

What is a fractional share? Robinhood, the simple commission free trading app that has taken young investors by storm, has now offered an option quite appealing to the aspiring investor. Many new traders would love to have a part of the action when it comes to expensive stocks like Amazon (AMZN) or Apple (AAPL) but … Continue reading How to buy fractional shares on Robinhood