Investing is easy if you’re an investor. You pick the securities that suit your needs, or give your broker or investment firm some money, and hope for the best. Sure, there are a million components and variations to each of these steps, but if you’re reading this, chances are you know a whole lot of them.
Unfortunately, millions of people in the world are perfectly capable of investing, but don’t. Some are scared of risking their hard-earned money without guaranteed gains. Some could have a strong distrust and dislike of big businesses. Some might even want to start investing in stocks or bonds, but have no idea how or where to start.
That’s where we come in.
Today, StockTwits is launching Money Badger, a simple and no-BS beginner’s guide to investing. As a publication, Money Badger’s sole purpose is to help those who’ve never invested learn the basics of the market, buy their first shares of stock, and become engaged with the fascinating market stories that evolve each day. Whether you’re fresh out of college and keep everything in your savings account or starting your retirement on a fixed income, we’ll help you with everything you need to get your money to grow.
Think of Money Badger as a newspaper’s business section, but for someone who never read the business section before and finds newspapers kind of dull. There are many exciting events happening in the business world, but they’re all reported in dry, humorless walls of text with confusing charts and nonsensical data points.
At Money Badger, we make business news easily digestible and relatable with an added touch of humor. We exist solely to keep beginning investors informed and steer them in the right direction for their first investments.
No, we’re not going to sell investment products or financial advice. We’re never going to say what stocks you must buy. We won’t beat readers over the head with advanced investing “tricks” that their best friend’s brother keeps trying to tell them about at parties.
We’re also not “taking over” StockTwits, but merely working side-by-side with the StockTwits community. Money Badger will utilize StockTwits’ industry-leading investor sentiment and stock performance data, but the audiences for both sites couldn’t be more different. After all, StockTwits users know what stocks they want to follow and why. Money Badger readers might not even know what a stock is.
If you’re an investor looking for a less stuffy approach to the daily happenings in the business world, or trying to get others into investing for the first time, we’re the people to follow. If you’re preparing for your retirement for the very first time, we’re good for that, too.
At Money Badger, we think learning about investing should be easy and fun.
Because if you’re not having fun, what’s the point?
Thanks for reading,
Scott Steinhardt, Head of Editorial at StockTwits