Posted on December 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm
2011 has been one of the best years on record for investors.
That’s right — you heard me. One of the best years for investors.
I’m not talking about the S&P500 which is still down about 3% for the year. The jury’s still out whether the year will end up in the green or red for investors.
But performance is NOT what I’m talking about.
2011 has been a great year for investors in other ways. Individual investors have never had so much choice, low-cost investment options. This year was a break-through for investors with new investing and research platforms mushrooming up around us as we slept.
We’ve never seen such a real move of the financial industry to move to the same side of the investing table.
Investors haven’t seen content — good content — written by women for women. Data and apps are changing the way we research and invest — investing has become a collaborative process.
The great thing is that I was writing about all these trends in 2010 when I published Tradestreaming.
Now they’re a reality.
So without further-ado (and as the New Year rapidly approaches), let me get to my 11 reasons why 2011 was an awesome year for investing.
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