Doug Blanton, CFA

Doug is a 30-year veteran of the money management business. He has spent his career managing multi-billion dollar portfolios for institutions and has held Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer positions over the past decade. Doug has a bachelors degree in finance and is a CFA charterholder. 

Reviewed by Doug

Feb 2, 2024

Alpha Picks Review: Is It Worth It?

Alpha Picks is Seeking Alpha's stock-picking newsletter. Here is our honest review, including its track record, how it works, and whether it's worth the money.

Feb 1, 2024

The 8 Best Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms

Thanks to crowdfunding, now everyone can invest in real estate. Here are the 8 best real estate crowdfunding websites and apps.

Jan 31, 2024

What Is Private Credit? Pros, Cons, and How to Invest

Private credit is a loan to a business from a non-bank lender. Investing in private credit has historically provided high returns for investors, but there are also several drawbacks.

Jan 26, 2024

How to Invest $100K to Protect and Grow Your Wealth

This guide contains everything you need to start building your own portfolio and putting $100K to work for you, safely and securely.

Jan 23, 2024

How to Withdraw Money on Robinhood

Here’s everything you need to know about Robinhood withdrawals, including step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips, FAQs, and more.

Jan 19, 2024

How to Invest in Plaid Stock in 2024

Plaid is a financial services company that's integral to many fintech companies' operations. Here's how you can invest in Plaid before its IPO.

Jan 11, 2024

Top 11 Stock Portfolio Trackers in 2024

A good portfolio tracker will save you time and money. Here are the top 11, including both free and paid options.

Jan 9, 2024

11 Best Alternative Investment Platforms

Private market investments are becoming components of many modern portfolios. Here are the 11 best platforms for investing in alternative assets like art, real estate, and others.

Jan 9, 2024

Top 11 Compound Interest Investments

Compound interest adds up quickly over time. Check out our list of the top 11 compound interest investments you can make to maximize your returns.

Jan 9, 2024

The 7 Best Stock Picking Services

Not all stock picking services are created equally. Here are the 7 best stock picking services in terms of returns, consistency, and affordability.

Jan 9, 2024

How to Buy The Boring Company Stock

The Boring Company plans to solve traffic issues by digging networks of underground transportation tunnels. Here's how to invest in its stock even though it isn't yet publicly traded.

Jan 9, 2024

How to Buy Starlink Stock Before Its IPO

Starlink builds and launches satellites that deliver high-speed internet to people around the world. Here's how to invest in Starlink before its IPO.

Jan 9, 2024

How to Invest in Zipline Instant Delivery & Logistics

Zipline operates the largest drone delivery network in the world. Even though the company is not yet publicly traded, it is possible to buy Zipline stock today.

Jan 9, 2024

How to Invest in OpenAI (ChatGPT)

OpenAI is the maker of the popular AI chatbot ChatGPT. Here's how to invest in OpenAI before its IPO, while it's still a private company.

Jan 9, 2024

4 Ways to Invest in SpaceX Stock in 2024

Here are 4 ideas about how to invest in SpaceX stock despite it still being a private company in 2024.

Jan 9, 2024

The 9 Best Stock Investing Newsletters

This is a list of the 9 best stock investing newsletters, both free and paid. These newsletters can help save time and give ideas for interesting stock picks.

Jan 9, 2024

Zacks Review: Should You Pay for Premium in 2024?

In our complete review of Zacks Premium, find out what we think of the Zacks Rank system, its features, and whether it's worth the price.

Jan 9, 2024

How to Buy Turo Stock Before Its IPO

Here's how to invest in Turo stock before it launches its IPO. Turo is a fast-growing marketplace for car sharing, similar to Airbnb except for cars.

Jan 4, 2024

How to Invest $1 Million in 2024

$1 million can go a long way when it's invested smartly. Here’s how to invest $1 million to make your money work for you and to achieve your financial goals.

Jan 4, 2024

Top 10 Investments with 10% Returns

There are a number of investments that have the potential to generate double-digit returns. Here are the 10 best investments that can earn you 10% ROI — or more.

Jan 4, 2024

How to Invest in ByteDance, the Company Who Owns TikTok

ByteDance is the parent company of the social media app, TikTok. While ByteDance is still a private company, here's how you can invest before it goes public.

Jan 4, 2024

How to Buy Redwood Materials Stock

Redwood Materials is a battery recycling company focused on lithium-ion batteries and e-waste. Here's how to buy stock in Redwood before its IPO.

Jan 4, 2024

How to Invest in Neuralink Stock Before Its IPO

Neuralink is a private neurotechnology company co-founded by Elon Musk. Here's what to know about investing in Neuralink's stock in 2023.

Jan 4, 2024

How to Buy Canva Stock Before Its IPO

Canva is an online design platform that provides user-friendly design tools. Even though it's still a private company, here's how you can invest in Canva today.

Jan 4, 2024

How to Buy Tesla Stock on eToro in 4 Steps

Tesla is one of the most popular companies in the world. Here is a 4-step guide for buying Tesla stock on eToro.

Jan 4, 2024

How to Buy inDrive Stock

inDrive is a ride-hailing and delivery app that is expanding globally. The company is not yet publicly traded, but here's how you can invest in inDrive.

Jan 4, 2024

How to Buy Waymo Stock Before Its IPO

Here's how to invest in Waymo stock ahead of the company's IPO. Waymo is Google's self-driving car project and the leader in autonomous vehicle development.

Jan 4, 2024

How to Buy Ripple Stock Before Its IPO

Ripple Labs provides financial services via blockchain technology. It's a private company, but here’s how to buy Ripple stock before its IPO.

Jan 4, 2024

How to Buy Miso Robotics Stock

Miso Robotics makes foodservice robots and is poised to disrupt the fast food industry. Here's how to invest in Miso Robotics before its IPO.

Jan 4, 2024

Can You Invest in Boston Dynamics?

Boston Dynamics is at the cutting edge of robotics tech. Even though it's not publicly traded, here's how you can invest in Boston Dynamics today.

Jan 4, 2024

Percent Review: Is Private Credit Investing Right for You?

Percent is an alternative investment platform that gives accredited investors access to private credit deals, which typically have high yields.

Jan 4, 2024

TradingView Review

TradingView is the best charting platform for traders and investors. Here's a a review of the platform and the features offered on the free and paid plans.

Jan 4, 2024

The 9 Best Stock Market Simulators to Practice Trading

A list of the 9 best stock market simulators. These are tools that allow you to practice trading with virtual money, also termed paper trading.

Jan 4, 2024

Seeking Alpha Review: Why I've Been a Subscriber for Over 5 Years

Seeking Alpha Premium is a powerful stock research platform that can help investors make better, more informed investing decisions.

Jan 4, 2024

How to Sell Private Company Stock and Employee Stock Options

It is possible to sell shares in a company even before it goes public. Here's everything you need to know about how to sell your private company stock and stock options.

Jan 4, 2024

The 7 Best Options Trading Courses

Options trading has complexities and risks. Here are the 7 best options courses to save you time, money, and frustration as you learn.

Jan 4, 2024

How to Invest in Airtable Stock

Airtable is a cloud collaboration platform used by over 400,000 businesses. While it's currently a private company, there are some ways to invest in it now.

Jan 4, 2024

The Best Day Trading Computer Setup

Day traders need good equipment. Here’s the hardware, software, and other tools you need to make the job faster, easier, and more profitable.

Jan 3, 2024

How to Invest in Stripe Stock in 2024

Discover investment options for Stripe, on track for $1 trillion in payments this year, with insights on its growth, IPO prospects, and investor opportunities.

Jan 1, 2024

11 Apps That Offer Free Stocks and Cash Bonuses in 2024

Many investment apps offer incentives for signing up to their platforms. Here are the 11 best free stock and cash incentives in 2024.

Dec 12, 2023

How to Buy Reddit Stock Before Its IPO

Reddit is a private company that may IPO in the near future. Here are some ways to invest in Reddit stock before it goes public.

Aug 18, 2023

Top 9 Investment Platforms for Accredited Investors

If you're an accredited investor, here are the top 9 platforms to add to add diversification, lower volatility, and higher returns to your portfolio.