What is miFID and What You Need to Know About it

MiFID is a term being thrown around in financial circles more in recent weeks and, while you may know that it’s an acronym for Markets In Financial Instruments Directive, you may not know exactly what that means. Essentially it’s a regulation that helps promote greater transparency throughout the financial markets in the European Union. It also makes regulatory disclosures standard for certain markets, so the entire system will be more unified. Although first established in 2008, more recent amendments to MiFID rules lend greater oversight to pre and post-trade transactions. Continue reading “What is miFID and What You Need to Know About it”

Ready to Expand Your Portfolio? Here are 5 Types of Investments You Should Know About

If you are looking to build a rock-solid portfolio that will allow you a greater degree of financial freedom, you have no doubt considered investing. Investing is one of the best long-term ways to create wealth and diversify your sources of income. With that in mind, here are five types of investments that you should know about for a stronger financial portfolio. Continue reading “Ready to Expand Your Portfolio? Here are 5 Types of Investments You Should Know About”

What You Need to Know About Trading Bitcoin Futures

We’ve all heard by now about the miraculous growth of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. They became the breakout story of both technology and financial news media in 2017, after years of languishing in the sidelines. But now Bitcoin itself has spiked so high in price that it’s become viable to speculate in Bitcoin futures. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Trading Bitcoin Futures”

Here’s How Exchange-Traded Funds are Shaking up Investing

The explosive growth of exchange-traded funds is not a new phenomenon on Wall Street. Over the past 10 plus years, ETFs have seen assets rise to nearly $5 trillion while raking in nearly $300 billion in inflows in 2016. Some analysts believe they could represent almost 60 percent of all U.S. investments over the next 10 years. Although largely unnoticed by average retail investors, ETFs are shaking up Wall Street and the investment world. Continue reading “Here’s How Exchange-Traded Funds are Shaking up Investing”