General

What is investFeed

investFeed is the fastest growing social community that takes your stocks, news and discussions and brings them to you in one beautiful experience. This is the stock market made for the next generation of investors.

investFeed is built around your interests and your network of friends and people you know.

Signing Up & Getting Started

How do I sign up for investFeed?

Creating an account on investFeed is easy and can be done from our homepage. All you need to do is enter in your full name, a username, a valid email address, and a password.

You will then be asked to complete your profile. This information includes your experience level and investing style. Skip this step if you prefer to fill it out later.

You will then be taken to your Home Feed. Before you can post, you will need to activate your account by confirming your email address. To do so, simply click on the link on the activation email you should have received from investFeed.

How do I pick a username?

Your username is the name your followers use to find you and send you @replies and mentions. It will also form the URL of your investFeed profile page. We'll provide a few available suggestions when you sign up, but feel free to choose your own.

Note: You can change your username in your account settings at any time, as long as the new username is available. Usernames must be fewer than 15 characters in length and cannot contain "admin" or "investFeed", in order to avoid brand confusion.

How do I find people to follow?

Check out the investFeed Profiles Page to find Suggested Users you might like to follow. Suggested users have been selected for their track record, insight, and contribution over time.

investFeed also offers a list of users to follow based on the Trading strategy listed in your profile. You can access it via your Profile Page.

If you wish to follow Feeders in your network, go to your account settings and tap Find People to Follow on Android or iPhone. Your contacts on investFeed will appear.

Can I display my investFeed updates on my blog?

Yes! Add an investFeed widget on your blog or website – anywhere that accepts Javascript or HTML.

What is a verified badge?

A verified badge is a check that appears next to an investFeed account's name in search and on the profile. It confirms that the user has connected their trading account with investFeed. Verified accounts are a part of our efforts to bring full transparency to our users.

How do I get a verified badge?

We selectively verify accounts if they are determined to be an account of public interest. These types of accounts typically include public figures, media, organizations, publicly traded companies, government, journalism, news, and various interest areas.

If you think your investFeed account should be verified submit a request to info@investfeed.com for consideration.

A verified badge does not imply investFeed endorses an account.

Sharing Portfolio & Trades

How does comparing against social benchmarks help me?

As an investor, the only benchmark you can use to compare your performance is market indexes. The problem is that they are comprised exclusively of publicly traded stocks, but most portfolios tend to include a greater diversity of products. In addition, market indexes don’t reflect an investor’s risk tolerance or trading style, which we feel is wrong and can prove discouraging in the long term.

This is why we have created social benchmarks for investing. Our benchmarks aggregate data from real portfolios and real investors. This enables you to make a more relevant comparison against the investFeed Investor Index to evaluate your performance based on your peers results on a given day and time.

For a more granular comparison, you can use our investFeed Peers Index and compare your performance against a group of investors with similar characteristics including age, income, assets, and investment style to see how you perform compared to your peers.

Our social benchmarks can help you improve your portfolio performance and identify areas of improvement. Using data analytics, we can highlight what top-performing investors are doing right and what the bottom performers are doing wrong to show the best strategies for long-term success.

Whose portfolios will I be able to see?

You can see the portfolio of any user with a connected brokerage account on investFeed. We are committed to building a transparent and open community where all investors can discuss and exchange market ideas freely and in confidence.

Will you show my performance?

Your performance is shown by default to other users, but you have the option to make your track record private from your Profile Page. Click on Stats & Positions and edit any information you wish to hide from the community. Keep in mind that sharing your performance with others helps users find and follow you more easily and helps you establish credibility on investFeed.

What am I sharing when I link my brokerage account?

You are in control of what you can share in regards to your holdings, trades, amounts, and performance. Go to your Profile Page, click on Stats & Positions and edit any information you wish to hide from the community.

By linking your account, you enhance our crowd-sourced benchmarks, such as the investFeed Investor Average. The more linked portfolios we have, the better our data gets and the more useful it becomes to other users.

Do I need to link my brokerage to use investFeed?

Not at all. Anyone with an investFeed profile can view our social benchmarks, user-generated live feeds, and interactive stock charts for the latest analysis of our data whether they connect their account or not.

However, connecting your account provides more accurate insights and strategies you can use to improve your trading activity. You have the option to hide any information from other users from your Profile Page at any time. Your information will remain anonymous and secure, and will help us further improve our data quality.

I don’t live in the U.S., do you support international markets?

investFeed welcomes users from all over the world but only U.S.-based investors can currently connect their brokerage account on investFeed.

This will change very soon as we plan on expanding to markets where we have strong user base, including Canada and the U.K.

Trading on investFeed

It takes a few seconds to complete your order entry ticket. First, select the broker you want to trade with, enter your brokerage account login information. Then select the type of order you’d like to place and enter the number of shares you want to trade. Click the "Trade" button and voilà!

Who executes my trades?

investFeed has partnered with Trade It, a multi-broker platform that lets you trade securely using encrypted information in real time. From the investFeed platform, Trade It connects and transmits your order messages to the brokerage destination of your choice using bank-level encryption. Trade It is not a registered broker-dealer and does not provide brokerage, clearing or execution services. Click here to find out more about Trade it.

What brokers are supported?

We provide access to all major US brokers through an integration with TradeIt. If you would like to see your broker added please email contact@trade.it

I have connected my brokerage account, but some data is missing?

Some brokerages have slight variations for the data that is available and some data points are currently not provided. We will make these items visible on investFeed, as they become available through our integration with TradeIt

Who should I contact if I experience an error?

Error messages indicate the nature of the error. If the error is sent from your broker, please contact your broker directly. If you have trouble executing a trade on investFeed, please contact us at anytime at support@investfeed.com

What type of securities can I trade?

investFeed has partnered with Trade It to let our users trade securely from our platform. Trade It lets you currently trade all publicly listed equities and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for which your broker supports execution. They will soon expand to other financial securities including options, currencies and commodities.

Security

Trusted team

investFeed is a group of passionate traders and tech masterminds on a mission to bring transparency to personal investing. Protecting and securing your information remains our top priority. We take every measure to protect your data so that you can explore our platform with the comfort and confidence that all your information is safe.

What type of security do you use to protect my account information?

For brokerage links, we use bank-level, 256-bit SSL encryption on investFeed desktop and mobile.