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Join the 2018/2019 Voleo NASDAQ Equity Trading Competition!20 Aug 2018

Our 2nd annual Voleo NASDAQ equity trading competition is back! We’re collaborating with NASDAQ to host the ultimate school year-long investing competition, where university students across the United States can team up and compete against one another for a chance to win generous money prizes, ...

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Top 3 Investing Insights of July 201825 Jul 2018

Sharper insights = smarter investing. That’s why we aim to create quality content on investing and personal finance topics that inspire our readers. Here is July’s collection of articles from the Voleo content library to help you make better, more informed investment decisions. 45 Free ...

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Should You Invest with Student Loan Debt?17 Jul 2018

The day you threw your cap in the air and rejoiced about graduating was likely accompanied by a short-lived feeling of euphoria and relief. When your cap came back down to the ground and reality set in, you might have experienced the sinking feeling of, what now? Combine that thought with a crushing...

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Should You Invest When You Have Student Loan Debt?17 Jul 2018

The day you threw your cap in the air and rejoiced about graduating was likely accompanied by a short-lived feeling of euphoria and relief. When your cap came back down to the ground and reality set in, you might have experienced the sinking feeling of, what now? Combine that thought with a crushing...

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Self-Directed Investing Vs. Robo-Advisors: Where Should You Put Your Money, and Why?16 Jul 2018

Investing with a robo-advisor is a massively popular alternative to having an actual financial advisor, but is it a good alternative to investing your own money? Slowdown. What’s a robo-advisor? Basically, it’s a service where you put your money in an account and sit back while a computer ...

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5 Smart Ways to Make Better Investment Decisions11 Jul 2018

Each dollar you invest is an opportunity to improve your portfolio’s performance. For some investors, making smarter investment decisions provides an opportunity to pursue short-term gains with higher risk portfolios. For others, intelligent investing can progress investments for the long-term ...

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What is an ETF?06 Jul 2018

Invest in the stock market with less risk and less time by buying exchange traded funds (ETFs). If you aren’t comfortable choosing individual companies and buying individual stocks, ETFs are the ideal way to invest. ETFs provide great diversification and require very little monitoring. There ...

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How You Can Drastically Improve Your Portfolio with a Stock Watchlist04 Jul 2018

A great stock watchlist allows you to spend less time getting your portfolio to the next level. What is a watchlist? A stock watchlist is a list of stocks that you monitor because you are interested in buying them once they meet a certain investment criteria; this list allows you to make more ...

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Can You Ace This Financial Literacy Quiz?03 Jul 2018

Financial literacy and intelligent investing go hand-in-hand. Take the quiz below to put your financial literacy skills and investment knowledge to the test! The post Can You Ace This Financial Literacy Quiz? appeared first on Voleo...

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How to Invest $1000 in the Stock Market Today27 Jun 2018

After a year in a savings account your hard-earned $1,000 will earn an extremely dissatisfying 60¢. You know better than to leave all your money in an account earning 0.06%, so you are now faced with the daunting task of creating an investment portfolio. Assuming you already know how to get money ...

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45 Free Online Resources to Learn About Investing20 Jun 2018

Investing in the stock market can feel confusing, intimidating, and complicated at best. There are plenty of reasons you might feel like this, and you’re not alone! Good news is, it’s not as scary or inaccessible as it may seem. With some basic education and practice, you can gain confidence ...

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How To Talk To Your Friends About Money and Finance15 Jun 2018

When you’re feeling overwhelmed with work or burdened with family problems, who do you go to first? Your friends. From discussing new business ideas to deciding which condo to rent, friends are often the first people we turn to first when we’re needing an honest opinion from someone we relate to...

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What Is An Investment Club?13 Jun 2018

If you’ve ever worked on a team project, you understand the value of collaboration. Whether you’re strategizing on the best way to handle a difficult client or working together to meet a stressful deadline, there’s strength in numbers. Regardless of the project, when a group of people with ...

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7 Reasons Why Investing Is Better With Friends08 Jun 2018

If you’ve ever played on a sports team, you understand the power of working together towards a common goal. Whether you’ve assisted a goal in soccer or collaborated on a strategic volleyball play, you can appreciate that better decisions are often made as a group. While Steph Curry might...

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5 Steps To Create A Budget That Works06 Jun 2018

People often make purchases without thinking twice. Think about your morning coffee, for example. While convenience is important, you might not realize that buying a $5 latte every morning can add up to an extra $100 per month, or $1200 per year. Budgeting is a smart way to consider your financial ...

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3 Common Investing Mistakes To Avoid01 Jun 2018

There seems to be an unfair amount of negativity and criticism surrounding young investors with limited experience. Truth is, the biggest difference that separates beginner and intermediate investors is the mistakes they make. Not because seasoned investors don’t make mistakes, but rather, they’...

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Which Investment Club Member Are You?30 May 2018

Investment clubs are designed to make investing a fun, social, and collaborative experience. Each investment club is made up of a unique blend of individuals who tend to take on different investor personalities. Through a short round of questions, determine which investment club member you are; ...

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How To Rebalance Your Portfolio25 May 2018

Rebalancing is the process of buying and/or selling assets to adjust the weights of investments in a portfolio. The purpose of rebalancing your portfolio is to align your investments with your optimal allocation strategy in order to reach your financial goals. Your investment strategy should be ...

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5 Tips on The Right Time to Sell Your Stock23 May 2018

If you remember Facebook’s IPO back in 2012, you might also remember its rocky start. For an entire year, Facebook’s stock performed poorly, with heavy criticism of the slow adoption rates of the social platform. During that time, you can understand how the technical hiccups and skepticism ...

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Why You Should Start Investing Today: The Power of Compound Interest18 May 2018

Do you know that feeling when you leave money in your jacket pocket, only to find it years later? The excitement and euphoria you experience because now you’re $10 richer than you thought? That’s exactly what compound interest is like. Unlike that crumpled tener in your pocket though, the ...

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4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before you Buy A Company’s Stock16 May 2018

If you were paying attention to the rise of Bitcoin in 2017, you might remember a huge influx of new investors buying the currency at extremely high prices. Bitcoin’s exponential growth from 6 cents in 2010 to $1000 at the start of 2017, and then 10x increase within one year, made the currency a ...

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3 Easy Ways to Become Financially Independent11 May 2018

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the pessimism surrounding millenials and money. There are countless articles about how the younger generation in particular is struggling to become financially independent based on their spending and living habits. A few forecasted potential realities included ...

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How to Get Started Investing in the Stock Market For Beginners09 May 2018

Stock Investing 101: The Basics For anyone unfamiliar with the stock market, the idea of investing can sound distressing, intimidating, and confusing at best. There are plenty of reasons you might feel like this, and you’re not alone! According to the NY Times, only ⅓ of millennials aged 22-37 ...

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Beginner’s Guide to Financial Literacy02 May 2018

What is Financial Literacy? Financial literacy is the “acquisition and possession of relevant skills and knowledge that allow an individual to effectively manage their financial resources for lifetime security”. In other words, time spent gaining financial literacy increases one’s ability to ...

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Should you start an investment club?03 Apr 2018

If you’re not yet familiar with the concept of an Investment Club, check out this post. Investment clubs exist for mutual benefit; beyond the obvious lack of management fees, there are logical and emotional reasons as participants consider starting an investment club to utilize the collective ...

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VOLEO TAKES NASDAQ22 Feb 2018

And by “take,” we mean visit. 😉 And what a visit it was! Watching the Nasdaq market open is one of those life moments you know is not likely to repeat, but that you’ll always remember. For those of us enamored with the potential of the markets, Nasdaq represents exciting ...

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Meet Voleo SimuTrader Pro, Colin Summers05 Feb 2018

The Voleo simulated equity trading competition gave students across the US a chance to develop and sharpen their investment skills. One such student researched his way to the top; Colin Summers was our top trader from the competition, and surprisingly, knew little about investing before beginning. ...

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Setting Your 2018 Financial Goals08 Jan 2018

Between December 31st and January 1st there’s plenty of talk about financial resolutions, but at eight days into the new year, how many have you already broken? Personally, I’ve already broken two… I had promised myself that I would work out everyday and cut sugar from my diet, and failed so ...

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Looking Back at 2017 with Voleo Nasdaq Student Investors31 Dec 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re reminded of how many amazing experiences we got to enjoy over the year: launching the Voleo app across the US, meeting all the other amazing fintech startups at Plug and Plug in Silicon Valley, travelling to New York to present (and win!) at the Finovate conference ...

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Thanks, Kanye.27 Dec 2017

For proving that stocks are cool. We finally have an answer to the age-old question, what do you buy for somebody who has everything?: a gift that keeps on giving. Over the holidays we saw a “what did Kanye give me for Christmas” style instagram story from Kim Kardashian featuring a small box ...

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VOLEO NASDAQ COMPETITION WINNERS15 Dec 2017

After weeks of inspiring trading we are so pleased to announce our winning 3 investment clubs, top 2 individual traders, and top 25 clubs from the Voleo Nasdaq simulated equity trading competition! To all of our clubs, your efforts have been incredibly impressive, and with the gains you’ve all...

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Why Investing is the Right Gift for Your Hunny13 Dec 2017

With the holiday season getting into full swing, we’re reminded here at Voleo that this time of year is really about showing your loved ones you care. And being the future-planning types that we are, we believe that there’s one special gift that fits in everyone’s stocking, and every wallet’...

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Trade Cryptocurrencies on the Voleo SimuTrader App05 Dec 2017

Cryptocurrencies have been around for nearly a decade, with Bitcoin having been conceptualized during the 2008-09 financial crisis, and in that time the global (fringe) economy has taken a leap forward in how transactions are processed; without need for a central authority. An especially momentous ...

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VOLEO NASDAQ: WEEK 8 WINNER & TOP 10 CLUBS05 Dec 2017

Only a few days to go, investment club! Can you believe the competition is coming to a close?! Friday marks the final day. Make sure to get your last trades in, and be sure to BUY and SELL!! Congratulations to our top trader from week 8, Kole Akers of the Samford University – Brock School+ ...

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VOLEO NASDAQ: WEEK 7 WINNER & TOP 10 CLUBS28 Nov 2017

With the close of week 7 we are ever closer to crowning the top investment club of the Voleo Nasdaq simulated equity trading competition! Keep that hustle going clubs, December 8th marks its close. This week we find ourselves with a notable winner, Andy Huang who has helped lead his two investment ...

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5 Things Investors Should Know Right Now28 Nov 2017

Uncertainty may be the theme of this week’s news round up, from the Federal Reserve’s potential new Chairman and his intentions for interest rates to the unpredictable future of Bitcoin that’s driving investors away from equities. So let’s jump in; here are five things moving...

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VOLEO NASDAQ: WEEK 6 WINNER & TOP 10 CLUBS22 Nov 2017

Congratulations to our week 6 investment club winners! As Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing, once said, “the individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator,” and these clubs get it. They’ve been actively and carefully trading, making...

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