stock-picking

Startup Covestor Combines Social Networking With Investing

Covestor lets its users easily mirror the portfolios of other successful investors. On the other hand, investors who want to showcase the stock-picking work they've done and build up their portfolios can use the technology to earn a following -- and get compensated in the process. Covestor's Simon Veingard explains.

Why Individual Stock-Picking Is Harder Than Ever

Whether investors can outwit the broader market over the long run is a perennial, hotly debated, topic. But computerized trading and virtual baskets of stocks are making the discerning of specific companies' fortunes matter less and less.