ANYONE browsing new ebooks in Amazon’s gardening section last weekend may have been drawn to Everything Bonsai! standing proudly at the top of the bestsellers list.
Sit back, relax and watch the money roll in from your portfolio — and all you need is a smartphone. This is the seductive promise behind a number of “social trading” websites and apps that allow users to mimic the investments of other traders. But are these digital innovators offering a road to easy riches or blithely encouraging innocents to play with their savings as though it was a game of Candy Crush?