What’s App-ening: Investing From Your Phone

What are the rewards and risks of using this technology?

Christine Benz 6 January, 2021 | 4:28AM

 

 

Jake VanKersen: In the past year, investing apps have become widely available. Chances are if you're a regular podcast listener, you know the name of many of these apps, have downloaded them, and used the promo code. The appeal is understandable. You as an investor can buy and sell stocks from the convenience of your own phone without having to use a traditional broker. Still, just because you can buy and sell stocks from your own phone, should you, and if you do, what do you need to know?

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Christine Benz

Christine Benz  Christine Benz is Morningstar's director of personal finance and author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances and the Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success. Follow Christine on Twitter: @christine_benz.

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