Don't forget, you can now change your bank account in the app.
Make sure you update your app in the AppStore. Then you can go to Options -> Bank Account and you can log into your bank account there. Don’t forget we also added a pin code feature, under the Security settings.
This week's update is covering emerging market stocks.
You may be surprised to hear that the entire U.S. stock market is less than half the size of the world stock market.
Emerging Market stocks are shares of companies that are located internationally in countries that are developing.
Some of these countries are located in Asia, Africa, and South America and a few notable companies are Alibaba, Tata Motors, and Richemont.
An interesting thing to note is that emerging and developing markets are home to 85% of the world’s population. They’ve contributed to more than 80% of the globe’s production growth since 2008.
Investing in emerging market stocks can be tricky, as you have many risks to account for. To name a few, there can be political risk, exchange rate risk, and lax regulations.
With that being said, investing in companies that are located in countries on the up and up may provide you diversification and performance benefits.
Have a great week!
Disclosure: Statistics of emerging markets' share of the world's population and their contribution to global growth from 2008 to 2016 has been gathered from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Size of the U.S. stock market compared to the global stock market was gathered from the 2017 SIFMA Fact Book. Classifying Alibaba, Tata Motors, and Richemont as emerging market stocks was gathered from Bloomberg. Round Investments LLC, dba Round, is an SEC registered investment advisor. Securities offered through Apex Clearing Corporation, Member FINRA, SIPC.
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