InvestOpen is a personal finance blog on making money, business and investing for people from across the globe to learn about investing and discuss investment opportunities. The project started in 2012 as a finance blog, and was relaunched in 2018 as an investment forum.

In December 2020 the investment forum was acquired by Michael Hebenstreit, an investment professional with over 22 years of experience in equity trading and investing. After the acquisition, the investment forum was retired, and the site was transformed into a finance blog with helpful and beginner-friendly educational content on investing.

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In August 2021 Michael partnered with Richard Bowman, an analyst and investor based in Cape Town, South Africa. Richard has over 18 years‘ experience in asset management, financial media and systematic trading. Together, Michael and Richard want to make InvestOpen a go-to resource for financial education and to help people build financial literacy.

They are now working hard on taking InvestOpen to the next level. The goal is to help you learn about investing, so that you can make independent investment decisions. Discover the best ways to invest and grow your money. Stay tuned, there is more to come!

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Personal finance covers anything from managing your money, savings, budgeting, banking, insurance, mortgages, credit cards, retirement planning, estate planning and more.

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Investing covers all common asset classes and investment vehicles like stocks, bonds, real estate, forex, precious metals, cryptocurrency, commodities, collectables and more.

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Business covers topics like evaluating business ideas, scaling a business, marketing, sales and anything else that is necessary in order to run or invest in a successful business.


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Michael Hebenstreit

Michael is an investment professional, digital entrepreneur and former equity trader with over 22 years of experience in trading and investing. On InvestOpen he shares his personal experiences as business owner, insights into his approach as a long-term investor and his investment ideas.

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Richard Bowman

Richard is partner at InvestOpen, analyst and investor based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has over 18 years’ experience in asset management, financial media and systematic trading. Richard combines fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis with a dash of common sense.

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At InvestOpen, we work hard to provide the best financial content to our users. If you are a personal finance blogger, YouTuber, podcaster or any other content creator and would like to become part of our team or publish your financial content on InvestOpen, feel free to contact us.

Do you want to discover the best ways to invest and grow your money? You can browse through our content. If you have any questions, you can use the comment section on each article to discuss investment opportunities and ask questions to our experts about personal finance, business and investing.

Important: The content on is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as investment or tax recommendation. You should not make any investment or trading decisions solely based on the information on this site without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with a professional broker or competent financial advisor. For more information please refer to our detailed disclaimer.