The Cash Diaries

My experiments investing and copytrading

My top forex brokers of 2018

Today I’m going to round up my favorite forex brokers of 2018.   I’ve used all of these platforms at some point and they all offer something a little different.  Let me know in the comments what your top platforms are.

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Making money with ETFs

ETFs have gained in popularity over the past few years.  And there is plenty of money to be made in investing in them.  So in this post I’m going to give you some good options for investing and making money in ETFs no matter where you live in the world.

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5 traders to copy trade on eToro in 2018

On eToro, you can automatically copy the trades of other users.   But finding people to copy on eToro can be a bit time consuming.  So i’ve put together 5 picks that might make a good portfolio.  Remember to do your own research!

So if you’re looking for inspiration on who to copy on eToro here are some ideas:

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eToro raises $100 million from investors

Copy trading platform eToro has announced they’ve raised $100 million in private financing.    This brings the total raised to $162 million.

eToro says it’s going to use the money to expand into new markets and develop blockchain assets – possibly a decentralized digital asset exchange.

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How does Acorns Work

I’ve had great success using the savings/investing app Acorns.  Today I’m going to go through exactly how Acorns work.  If you’re looking for some tips on how to get the most out of Acorns make sure you check out this post.

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Making money with FXCM

FXCM is a popular forex broker.  But is it possible to make money trading forex on FXCM?  I decided to sign up and give it proper test and here are my results.  I deposited $50 into my account – which is what the numerous ads for FXCM was advertising (get started with as little as $50).

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Trading Cryptocurrency on eToro

Cryptocurrency Trading eToroeToro is one of the worlds largest brokers.  They offer forex, stock and commodity trading, and more recently they’ve added cryptocurrency trading.   In this post i’m going to explain how cryptocurrency trading works on eToro and how you can use it to make money.  You can read my full eToro review here.

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My Tips for having success with Acorns

I’ve had a great experience investing with Acorns, so I thought I would share some tips on how you too can have success with Acorns.  Acorns is an app that invests your spare change into a diversified investment portfolio.

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A long term investing strategy for eToro

For this post I wanted to share a strategy for investing in eToro that reduces risk and aims for longer term sustainable growth.  With this strategy you don’t need to rely on copying people and instead are investing in a a huge portfolio of diverse assets.

This is a good strategy for those who don’t want to use eToro as a copy trading platform and instead trade on their own.  You can open manual trades, but still rely on expert knowledge.

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My Acorns Investment Results

I wanted to answer the question “Is Acorns a good investment”?  And the best way to do that is simply share my results and compare to some other ways you could be saving for your future.  I’ve been using Acorns for the past year and here’s how it’s gone:

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