Analyst-Ranking App Geared Toward Retail Investors

TipRanks is a financial accountability engine. Empowering the individual investor.
It ranks over 7,500 Wall Street analysts and bloggers based on the success of their advice. TipRanks will help you know who’s advice you can trust.

The app is aimed at helping individual investors better assess analysts’ performance before deciding to follow their advice. Users also can search any stock to view the most successful

Estimize Receives $3.6 Million Strategic Investment From Euromoney – Crowdsourcing

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The Most Accurate And Most Representative Earnings Forecasts

Estimize is an open financial estimates platform which facilitates the aggregation of fundamental estimates from independent, buy-side, and sell-side analysts, along with those of private investors and students. Estimize has over 5149 analysts’ contributors, resulting in coverage on over 900 stocks each quarter. – See more at:
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Kabbage raising $150M – FinTech Alternative Lender

Kabbage is is among a growing coterie of technology-powered alternative lenders fueling the wave of entrepreneurship.
Kabbage uses automation and analytics to provide short-term working capital to small and mid-sized businesses, who are often turned away by financial institutions who are either risk-averse or unable to profitably write five-figure loans.
 
“There is a dearth of technology in small business ,” Kabbage co-founder Kathryn Petralia

Robo-Advisors: Bringing Mass Marketing to Financial Planning

Mass marketing is an effective, important part of an overall marketing plan, but there is an appropriate time and place for it.

Television commercials, radio ads, print ads—all of these approaches can be successful in conveying certain impressions of a company. Associating it in a consumer’s mind with something happy, trustworthy, and valuable and quickly conveying a broad overview of the products and services it

Bitcon/Blockchain Revolution Gets Endorsement in Wall Street Survey

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Digital Currency / Related Technology Could Accelerate Trading & Transaction Settlement on

They added: “It is not bitcoin itself that has the potential for changing the institutional capital markets. The , the technology that allows bitcoin to exist and be transferred safely without an intermediary, presents a much bigger opportunity for financial services firms.”

“Can Bitcoin and the blockchain be separated

Democratize Access to the Financial Markets – Financial Technology

As retail investors gain ‘’ access, jury remains out on whether reward outweighs risk

As companies expand their trading services to retail investors, experts are unsettled over what the democratization of these technologies means for the average investor.

Financial technology firms, collectively known as “fintech,” are swiftly bridging the technology gap between retail traders and their institutional counterparts. They are developing