Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are great. They’re packaged investment products that trade all day like stocks.
You can buy, sell and short ETFs that track:
- all the major stock market indexes
- any and every industry group
- different investing styles
- commodities like oil, gas, gold and silver
- entire countries
Just about any asset class or portfolio product Wall Street thinks you want to trade or leverage your bets with – even inverse ETFs that go up when their underlying market indexes go down – they are all here.
ETFs are hot right now. So is passive investing.
They’re so hot together that they’re going to ignite the next market crash.
It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. And it has ETF sponsors and regulators worried to death.
Here’s how bad it will get, what you need to know to protect yourself, and how to make a ton of money from the coming crash…
Over the past two years we’ve talked a lot here about the burgeoning industry known as “Fintech,” a portmanteau of “financial technology,” or how financial transactions are moving to digital platforms.
While Fintech began as a way to describe how technology is being used to improve behind-the-scenes workings of financial institutions, this disruptive force is now changing everything from how we shop and how we bank to how we apply for credit – anything to do with money is ripe for Fintech disruption.
It’s even changing how we pay for dinner…
We’ve all been there – that awkward dance that occurs when the check comes. There are either too many credit cards, or not enough people with enough cash, or the restaurant refuses to split the bill, or no one can agree how to split it evenly…
In recent years, we’ve seen an explosion of smartphone apps that involve what’s known as peer-to-peer (or P2P) payments. These allow anyone to connect a card or a bank account to the app, and send payments instantaneously to anyone else on the app.
All of a sudden that awkward dinner bill – and thousands of situations just like it – get a whole lot easier.
Even social media giants have incorporated P2P payments into their interfaces. Any smartphone user with a credit card has at least five options to get a small sum to a peer almost instantly.
As of right now, none of these innovators have figured out how to monetize P2P payments. That’s going to become increasingly important as the marketplace grows – and as investors line up to profit from one of the market’s hottest trends.
Here’s what you need to know to get caught up, and the one company that’s ready to cash in on this explosive trend…