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Five Fintech Buzzwords That Need to Die

April 24, 2019

Five Fintech Buzzwords That Need to Die

April 22, 2019 | Ryan W. Neal | Investment News

When it comes to confusing jargon and empty buzzwords, few fields are as guilty as the financial services or tech industry. When the two come together, it’s a Venn diagram of awful terminology.

The problem with jargon is it makes the industry intimidating for the average person. Most people don’t know what an ETF is, let alone bid-ask spreads, glide paths or basis points. It makes people feel like they need a business degree to understand investing, creating a barrier that prevents many from ever getting involved.

I know from personal experience. When I first started writing about the…

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