Type of site
|Headquarters||New York City|
|Owner||IAC / Dotdash Meredith|
|Launched||June 6, 1999|
Investopedia is a financial website headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1999, Investopedia provides investment dictionaries, advice, reviews, ratings, and comparisons of financial products such as securities accounts. Investopedia has more than 32,000 articles and reaches 20 million unique monthly viewers and posts paid advertisements as investing information. It is part of the Dotdash Meredith family of brands owned by IAC.
Investopedia offers educational technology into day trading, asset management, foreign exchange markets, as well as financial educational courses. It also hosts a stock market simulator. Self-paced, online courses from expert instructors are available on Investopeadia Academy.
Investopedia was founded in 1999 by Cory Wagner and Cory Janssen in Edmonton, Alberta. Wagner focused on business development and research and development, while Janssen focused on marketing and sales.
In April 2007, Forbes Media acquired Investopedia.com for an undisclosed amount. At the time of the acquisition, Investopedia drew about 2,500,000 monthly users and provided a financial dictionary with about 5,000 terms from personal finance, banking and accounting. It also provided articles by financial advisers and a stock market simulator.
In 2020, editor-in-chief Silver described Investopedia's goal as "provid[ing] context around the news," rather than breaking new stories. The site launched its first podcast, The Investopedia Express, hosted by Silver, in September 2020. Silver also frequently appears as a guest financial expert on a variety of broadcast and radio programs, including MSNBC, ABC News and NBC.
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