When people ask Martin & Mihkel why they started Lightyear just over a year ago, there’s a pretty simple answer: Europeans deserve better access to simple, low-cost and transparent investments at a global level.
From a product perspective, it was never just a case of launching the beta app with 1,000 US stocks and job done. We’re constantly learning, iterating and building.
A big part of that process is of course new products like ETFs and ISAs, which are longer term projects, but it’s also about expanding our stock universe as much as possible, as quickly as we can.
From early-Jan to mid-Feb we were busy adding batches of new stocks every week. We pooled them into sectors, to give everyone a chance to get to know the new stocks and digest them.
From Finance to FMCG and Manufacturing to Travel & Leisure, there are a lot of new instruments to take a look at! You can see a lot of them in our ‘Recently Added’ collection, as well as in the sector-specific collections.
Don’t get me wrong, we’re still not there yet. Expanding our stock universe from 1,000 to over 3,000 US stocks has been one of the first steps towards our broader goal.
We also have international collections, where you can look at UK, Chinese and European stocks. The next phase for us will be launching more global investment opportunities like a broader European stock offering. Watch this space…
We broke down the new stocks into sectors. From world-leading brands to local heroes, take a look at some of the ones you might recognise.
- Coca Cola
- Steve Madden
- Canada Goose
- Shake Shack
- Dine Brands
- The Cheesecake Factory
- Hilton Grand Vacations
- Madison Square Garden Sports Corp
- Provident Financial Group
- Oscar Health
- Lending Club
- Blue Owl Capital
Enough from me, you can explore all the new stocks for yourself. Find sector breakdowns and recently added stocks in our different Collections, or simply by using the search bar.
Remember that when you invest your capital is at risk.
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