Today, a startup with a camera and a clever idea can create a viral video that can eat into the market share of major companies, possibly even bringing large companies down. In tandem to this trend, many big industry players are keeping a war chest to acquire smaller, creative companies. However, if the big companies react too slowly, the battle is already lost.

The internet has spurred a new era of innovation. Like many large companies looking to hold onto their respective market shares, retail investors must be equally vigilant. The days of buying and holding stock in companies for decades and expecting steady returns are gone. Big slow moving corporate giants who may currently provide steady dividend yield are going the way of the dodo. For retail investors, you’ll need tools to help constantly monitor disruptive forces going through the market. They will help you follow your assets, and all the news related to your holdings to keep you on the top of your game.

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