The purpose of this website is to give you a variety of options to get involved in anything from trading bitcoin, futures, shares and even with helping to create to your own digital wallet. There are so many options out there, and it is often hard to navigate your way through the quagmire. At fintechreferrals.com I would like to ease this burden, and help you to get involved! The following paragraphs detail the options that fintechrefferals. currently has links too;
Hatch is a great share trading platform based in Wellington. It enables you to easily trade US shares at very competitive brokerage rates. They operate as a third-party to Drive Wealth, which is a US-based broker-dealer. I opened my account at the beginning of the year, and have (so far) done fairly well. Obviously whether your account shows a profit or loss will depend on making sure that you have done your due diligence, but the US stock markets contain a lot of great (and underpriced) companies. Just make sure that you have educated yourself before you put in a buy order.
Sharesies is another widely used share trading platform, also based in Wellington. Unlike Hatch, they enable you to trade shares on the NZ and Australian stock markets (as well as the US). It is for this reason that I have a link for them on my website. Sometimes there are advantages to investing more locally, if for example you personally like a particular companies products or services. This kind of 'main street' research can yield benefits for your account. More than this though, I believe that it is important to be invested across different markets. Like with anything, it is important for you to do your research before placing a buy order.
CMC Markets were originally founded in the UK, but have a local office based in Auckland. They are a Contracts-for-Difference (CFD) provider that enable you to trade all kinds of derivatives from Futures to Options. I have been a client of theirs since 2011. I use them as a way to take advantage of particular opportunities when they arise. Because of the leveraged nature of these products, it is extra important that you do thorough research before entering into a position.
Paypal has been around for over two decades now, and I'm sure that you have heard of them! They basically operate as your digital wallet, and enable you to conduct secure online money transfers. They are in 202 markets, and have 377 million registered accounts. They enable you to hold funds in 25 different currencies. This is an important functionality as holding funds in different currencies can be a hedging strategy for your portfolio. You can send or receive payments from online auction sites, and easily buy and sell goods. I have had an account with them for over a decade, and have always found them easy to process payments through.
Coinbase was started in 2012, and makes it effortless for you to buy, sell and hold cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether. They are based in the USA, but operate in over 100 countries. They listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange earlier this year, and have a market cap of near $50 billion. I recently opened an account with them, and am yet to buy any Bitcoin or Altcoins', but am doing my due diligence on what Crypto coin may be undervalued at present.