There can be no argument that much in the world has changed technologically in the last thirty to forty years. Virtually every machine we use these days has a computer inside it, and when it comes to personal computers, many people own more than one. Conversely, about forty years ago,Microsoft was in its infancy, and personal computers were just beginning to be introduced to the consumer for purchase with only 64K of RAM, but a hefty price tag of three or four thousand dollars apiece.
You might be wondering what this has to do with investing. The answer is that with the advancements we have seen in technology, we have been forced to make changes in the way we invest. Here are 8 ways that technology has changed investing.
1 Physical Stocks Have Become Electronic
Gone are the days of old when securities were traded on actual stock certificates. Although this change took place around forty years ago, it was made possible through technological advances enabling the trades to be done electronically. This advancement also allowed more transactions to take place at a much faster rate.