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Why is the bitcoin and crypto market different today than it was three years ago?

A bitcoin today is worth $67,000: the price of cryptocurrency still enjoys the price rise that began in late January; the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) compared this price rise with that of 2021, highlighting above all the points of difference. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

11.06.2024 | 48 | 0
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The Risks of Investing in Foreign Currency

Currency risk consists in this: a security can lose value in relation to changes in the exchange rate. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

10.06.2024 | 44 | 0
Financial education

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What is strategic asset allocation and how does it work?

Strategic asset allocation consists of a distribution of assets within a portfolio with the aim of getting as close as possible to one's financial objectives. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

07.06.2024 | 43 | 0
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What is tactical allocation and how does it work?

Within the infinite number of possible asset allocations, a macro-distinction applies, which divides this set into two areas: strategic allocation and tactical allocation; let us consider the latter a little more closely. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

06.06.2024 | 52 | 0
Financial strategy and management

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The value of the dollar remains strong: but how long will it last?

Despite today's talk of a gradual de-dollarisation of the world economy, the greenback is in excellent health, especially when compared to other currencies. The value of the dollar remains strong: but how long will it last? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

05.06.2024 | 45 | 0
Financial markets/economy

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Value stocks or growth stocks? Better to choose both

Value and growth stocks are different but certainly not mutually exclusive within a portfolio. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

31.05.2024 | 57 | 0
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Buy-and-hold strategy: risks and opportunities

The buy and hold strategy consists of constructing a portfolio that is oriented towards the long term: it is therefore based on the belief that investments are destined to yield returns over time. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

30.05.2024 | 66 | 0
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What happens in the event of delisting?

What is delisting and what happens to shareholders? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

29.05.2024 | 57 | 0
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Is it really necessary to prepare portfolios ahead of an election?

2024 has been and will continue to be a year of big elections: from the European Parliament to elections in India, Mexico, the US and the UK; but how useful is it for financial analysts to make an effort to predict the outcomes, and to draw conclusions from this in terms of investment choices? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

28.05.2024 | 47 | 0
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Warren Buffett perhaps sees danger signals in the markets

From what signal is it possible to deduce that Warren Buffett fears a downward correction in the markets? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

27.05.2024 | 49 | 0
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Buying a house between mortgage and own capital

How much own capital should be contributed when taking out a mortgage for the purchase of real estate? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

24.05.2024 | 55 | 0
Mortgage loan

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Ethereum ETFs close to approval

The unit value of the cryptocurrency Ether has quickly jumped to $3,800. Behind this rapid price growth is the possibility that the Securities and Exchange Commission, the US financial market regulator, will approve the first spot ETF on the price of Ether. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

23.05.2024 | 57 | 0
Cryptocurrencies

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Has the race for India begun among investors?

Thanks to a particularly favourable economic outlook, India seems to be attracting the attention of a growing number of investors. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

22.05.2024 | 54 | 0
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I want to invest in gold (even without physically holding it): how can I do it?

Investors interested in investing in gold can either buy the commodity physically (or incorporated in jewellery, etc.), or subscribe to one of those investment products that do not involve the physical holding of gold. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

21.05.2024 | 87 | 0
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Markets at highs: what could spoil their party?

The current scenario could present itself as particularly favourable for the markets: economic recession averted, falling inflation and a possible interest rate cut. However, even starting from this scenario, points out Joseph Adinolfi in ‘Market Watch’, it is not possible to exclude at least three variables that could prevent markets from remaining bullish this summer. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

20.05.2024 | 53 | 0
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ECB warns banks of risks, especially real estate

Financial conditions in Europe are improving, but the risks associated with certain sectors, such as real estate, remain high: this is what emerges from the ECB's report on financial stability in the European Union. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

17.05.2024 | 65 | 0
Banks and banking products

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Asset allocation: how does the 40/30/30 portfolio work?

One of the most classic asset allocation strategies is to set up a portfolio consisting of 60% stocks and 40% bonds. A Candriam manager analysed the performance of a different asset allocation: 40% stocks, 30% bonds, 30% alternative investments. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

16.05.2024 | 64 | 0
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Certificates, what kind of financial products are they?

Certificates, what kind of financial products are they? Certificates are ‘securitised’ derivative financial products in the sense that they can be traded on the markets in the same way as financial securities such as shares and ETFs.

15.05.2024 | 71 | 0
Financial products

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Investing in a Germany capable of adapting to today's challenges

Despite economic data pointing to an economic slowdown, according to Robert Lind of Capital Group, Germany remains a country that can successfully meet the challenges of the present.  Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

14.05.2024 | 62 | 0
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If nuclear energy will be a new megatrend, how to invest?

The energy transition and the energy supply crisis from Russia have brought nuclear energy back into the centre of much discussion in Europe, also from an investment perspective. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

13.05.2024 | 100 | 0
Mega-trends

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Asset allocation: stocks and bonds in the portfolio, despite the recent positive correlation

As Morningstar's portfolio strategist states, if the correlation between stocks and bonds remains far from its maximum positive value (1), bonds can continue to perform a diversification function within investment portfolios. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

09.05.2024 | 59 | 0
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What is the butterfly spread in trading and how does it work?

In trading, there is a strategy known as the ‘butterfly spread’ which establishes three expiry prices (strike prices) for three different options with the same expiry date and the same underlying asset (these are in fact derivative contracts).  Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

08.05.2024 | 63 | 0
Online Trading

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Treasury yields: what is the alert level for equity markets?

Is there a point at which the stock market could start to be held back by rising bond yields? According to historical data and looking at 10-year US T-bond yields, this has happened at yields of 5% or more. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

07.05.2024 | 73 | 0
Gov. bonds and Spread

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Active management, between the search for outperformance and market indices

A Mongan Stanley manager explains that active management can add value to portfolios by applying specific strategies based on different asset classes. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

06.05.2024 | 73 | 0
Asset management

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Can investing in gold be a good idea?

Two Amundi managers explain how gold can complement an investment diversification strategy. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

03.05.2024 | 69 | 0
Stable value

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Will classifying cannabis as less dangerous help investments?

The Biden Administration has announced that it will reclassify the dangerousness (lowering it) of cannabis from 'Schedule I' to 'Schedule III', i.e. classifying it as a less dangerous drug than, for example, heroin. Discover the consequences for investment and the difficulties this market will still face. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

02.05.2024 | 61 | 0
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Do I choose individual bonds or a bond fund?

What are the advantages of investing in individual bonds and what are the advantages of investing in units of a bond fund? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

30.04.2024 | 61 | 0
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Rates and Fed: expectations now are for a single cut and after the US elections

Markets are finding it increasingly likely that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates only once this year and not before the US election. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

29.04.2024 | 64 | 0
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The return of volatility is possible: strategies for dealing with it

The opinion of three financial managers on possible strategies to deal with possible volatility in the coming months.   Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

26.04.2024 | 67 | 0
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China vs. India: what should investors know?

China and India are the two most populous countries in the world, characterised by strong economic growth but full of contradictions. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

24.04.2024 | 71 | 0
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High-yield bonds: what to consider and what to pay attention to in particular?

What are the prospects for the high-yield bond market, at least as far as the coming months are concerned? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

23.04.2024 | 63 | 0
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Real estate alarm: how exposed are banks to losses?

The fall in commercial real estate prices has had consequences in the financial sector and risks having even more serious ones: many businesses have taken on debt to purchase new real estate, which has now often become the property of banks after the failure of lenders. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

22.04.2024 | 69 | 0
Real estate

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Asset allocation: why and how to supplement a portfolio based only on stocks and bonds?

Not all asset managers are convinced that allocating investments solely between stocks and bonds can guarantee adequate diversification, given the many uncertainties in the markets. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

19.04.2024 | 75 | 0
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Is it still worth investing in bonds?

What are the prospects for investors in the bond market today? The view of a DPAM manager. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

18.04.2024 | 59 | 0
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Commodities, rising nickel, aluminium and copper prices: why?

On the commodities markets, some metals, including copper, nickel and aluminium, have seen a temporary rise in prices in recent days (later withdrawn in the case of copper): why? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

17.04.2024 | 60 | 0
Raw materials

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MSCI World, all the shortcomings of the global index

The MSCI World is probably the most widely known global index. It is often used as a benchmark for investment funds; it is also seen by many investors as an index to invest in through ETFs in order to achieve a diversified and profitable portfolio over time: the annualised return over the last ten years is around 10%. However, it should not be forgotten that this global index also has some shortcomings, as Andreas Braun of the ARD financial editorial team points out. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

16.04.2024 | 81 | 0
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Investment: What is opportunity cost and why is it important to consider it?

When making investment decisions, there is one concept that should be considered among the many elements: opportunity cost. It is a way of defining what you are willing to give up in one circumstance in order to gain something in another. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

15.04.2024 | 70 | 0
Financial education

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Momentum and contrarian strategies: how do they work?

There is a type of strategy called 'momentum': it consists of investing in a growing stock on the premise that this growth will continue. A very different, and in some ways opposite, strategy is called 'contrarian' and consists of looking for opportunities in the market where the price system does not seem to be finding them. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

12.04.2024 | 59 | 0
Financial strategy and management

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When emotions get in the way of investors

Emotions play an important role in investing. On the one hand, it can motivate and drive investment decisions. On the other hand, it can have a negative impact and jeopardise the success of a financial strategy. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

11.04.2024 | 53 | 0
Behavioural finance

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How to invest your money safely in the short term?

Many savers believe that leaving their money in a bank account is the safest way to invest it, but even this option carries some risks, such as loss of purchasing power due to inflation. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

10.04.2024 | 71 | 0
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Gold and silver prices, the race does not stop and may continue

The rise in gold prices seems to have no end in sight, with the precious metal temporarily hitting a new record of $2,363 an ounce. Silver is currently trading at around $28 an ounce. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

09.04.2024 | 63 | 0
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NFTs: the bubble has burst

After a period of media and financial success, NFTs seem to have disappeared from many investors' horizons. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

08.04.2024 | 65 | 0
Blockchain technology

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Managing liquidity by investing in bonds

Leaving your savings in a bank account is a solution chosen by a very large proportion of savers; however, this solution, which is certainly safe from a certain point of view, does not protect your savings from the loss of purchasing power caused by inflation. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

05.04.2024 | 52 | 0
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Healthcare, five reasons to invest

The medical ('health care') sector is a very broad investment area that has been on the rise since the beginning of the year, as evidenced by the MSCI World Health Care Index, which gained 7.66% in the first quarter of 2024. But what are the trends that could continue to drive investment in the medical sector? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

04.04.2024 | 58 | 0
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Choosing a life insurance policy: what to consider?

It is well known that life insurance is not only an insurance product, but also an investment tool for planning one's savings: but how to choose the best life insurance? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

03.04.2024 | 56 | 0
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Asset allocation: An expert on US equities and European bonds

The current economic situation is prompting some managers to look for a strategy that can take advantage of market volatility while avoiding the risks of an economic slowdown. In this context, a BlackRock manager discusses an investment strategy that includes US equities and European bonds. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

02.04.2024 | 50 | 0
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The blue economy: how and why to invest sustainably in the oceans?

Sustainable investment in the oceans: discover the blue economy and the opportunities for growth. Find out more about how you can help conserve marine ecosystems. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

28.03.2024 | 68 | 0
ESG - sustainability

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How will mortgages in Europe change with the next interest rate cut?

Although there is no certainty, market expectations are that the first interest rate cut by the European Central Bank could come in June. These expectations seem to be reflected in a slight fall in financing costs, especially for mortgages (with the exception of Spain). Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

27.03.2024 | 110 | 0
Mortgage loan

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What are the advantages of investing in small caps during an economic recovery?

Small caps have faced adverse conditions: this has certainly depressed their prices, but today, in the context of the rally in the financial markets, their valuations appear quite cheap; moreover, they offer a way of diversifying the portfolio from the risk of equity concentration. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

26.03.2024 | 52 | 0
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Managers focus on active ETFs: but what are they?

JP Morgan AM's CEO, George Gatch, has spoken of his intention to increase inflows, particularly through active ETFs: but what are they? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

25.03.2024 | 63 | 0
ETF

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Some unlikely events that could change a lot of things, including the markets

Grey swans' are events that are possible but considered unlikely: like black swans, they have a large impact if they occur. LGIM investment specialist Chris Franklin spoke of events that are indeed unlikely, but can be predicted and allow investors to take some precautions. He listed seven of them. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

22.03.2024 | 62 | 0
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Fed, ECB and all the news on central banks and interest rates

One of the variables that has dominated the financial markets in recent years has been the monetary policy of central banks, whose activities are constantly monitored by market players: what's the latest? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

21.03.2024 | 75 | 0
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Does the market price reflect the value of a company?

Given (a) the expansionary monetary policies that will be in place until 2022 and (b) the growing influence of ETFs, it is still fair to ask whether today's stock prices really reflect the true value of the companies they represent.  Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

20.03.2024 | 69 | 0
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Investing in the stock market: opportunities and managing volatility

Investing in the stock market can offer relatively high returns, but it also exposes you to the risk of market volatility, which can sometimes mean sharp downward corrections; as two portfolio managers from Janus Henderson Investors write, a balanced strategy can limit potential returns but add stability to the portfolio. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

19.03.2024 | 64 | 0
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Investing in infrastructure with ETFs: an option for retail investors?

Infrastructure is an investment segment usually reserved for institutional investors, since it is long-term oriented and involves large amounts of capital; retail investors can access it through products made available by asset management companies (e.g. through investment funds). Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

18.03.2024 | 66 | 0
ETF

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When will the Fed cut rates?

When and how many times could the Federal Reserve cut interest rates this year? A comparison of the views of three financial experts. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

15.03.2024 | 73 | 0
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Get ready for the Bank of Japan to change course

Within the next few weeks, it seems likely that Japan, namely the Bank of Japan, will change its monetary policy, which has remained expansionary since 2007, despite the bullish cycle embarked upon by almost all central banks over the past two years. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

13.03.2024 | 64 | 0
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Focus on European small caps: market characteristics and weaknesses

The European small cap sector has certain characteristics that limit its size compared to, for example, the US market. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

12.03.2024 | 60 | 0
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Bitcoin breaking all records: why and what to expect?

After the UK's Financial Services Authority announced that it will allow cryptocurrency-backed ETNs to trade, bitcoin has been relatively steady above its all-time high, but what is the price outlook now? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

11.03.2024 | 59 | 0
Bitcoin

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Gold at record levels: but why so far ahead of the rate cut?

Gold has broken its all-time record: but what is behind this safe-haven rally? Why was this result achieved before the first interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

08.03.2024 | 73 | 0
Stable value

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Water and infrastructure, a multi-billion dollar market: what are the options for investors?

The need to strengthen water infrastructure and ensure universal access to water opens up a multi-billion dollar investment opportunity. But what financial products does the sector need to access credit in the market? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

05.03.2024 | 40 | 0
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Commodities: attractive outlook for silver

Although not before the end of this year, there are those who believe that the price of silver could rise again, thanks to trends such as (but not limited to) industrial use. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

01.03.2024 | 64 | 0
Raw materials

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How does a capitalisation contract work?

A capitalisation contract is an insurance product that is more like a planned investment than a life insurance policy. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

28.02.2024 | 58 | 0
Financial products

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What is the situation of emerging markets today, especially China and India?

In many ways, China and India are now world powers, so much so that it may no longer be appropriate to refer to them as emerging markets. It is therefore not surprising that Dina Ting, head of the management team of Franklin Templeton's Global Index Portfolio, speaks of an inflection point for emerging markets and focuses primarily on the situation in China and India. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

26.02.2024 | 60 | 0
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Euribor: will the variable rate be cheap again at the end of the year?

Forecasts of a rate cut by the European Central Bank (ECB) appear to be behind the slight decline in the Euribor (Euro Interbank Offered Rate) over the past few months: but what are the prospects between now and the end of the year? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

22.02.2024 | 53 | 0
Mortgage loan

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Bullet loans and mortgages - is it worth paying off the loan in one instalment?

Bullet loans are characterised by the fact that the capital is repaid only at the end of the loan period, while the interest is usually paid periodically. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

20.02.2024 | 59 | 0
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Bonds are not promising this year, with the exception of Italian BTPs and US Treasuries (but with some risk)

Lower interest rates and inflation: these are two of the predictions shared by many financial analysts for 2024, but not everyone is convinced that these forecasts justify the prevailing optimism regarding the evolution of bond prices.  Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

14.02.2024 | 67 | 0
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Is it a good idea to invest in an infrastructure ETF?

Is it worthwhile to invest in an infrastructure ETF? What are the pros and cons of such an investment? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

08.02.2024 | 81 | 0
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How can the DAX set new records when Germany is in recession?

At first glance, the situation in Germany seems contradictory: the country experienced a mild recession in 2023, with GDP shrinking by 0.3%, yet at the same time its main stock market index, the DAX, has never been better, breaking all records. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

06.02.2024 | 76 | 0
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Copper price falls on lower Chinese demand: how to take advantage?

The price of copper has fallen by 12% in recent months, mainly due to falling Chinese demand: where could the price go from here? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

01.02.2024 | 120 | 0
Raw materials

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US economy and stock market beat expectations and set records

Contrary to some forecasts, the US economy and stock markets are running at full speed: and yet this dynamism risks delaying the Fed's interest rate cut. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

26.01.2024 | 54 | 0
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Geopolitics as an investment risk factor

Rising borrowing costs, volatile asset prices, threatened cross-border investments and more are some of the key financial areas affected by geopolitical risks.

25.01.2024 | 36 | 0
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Equities: investing but with caution

The 2024 economic scenario poses a number of challenges for equity investors, and it is becoming increasingly clear that they will have to tread very carefully.

23.01.2024 | 48 | 0
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Crypto: Stablecoins fail to convince Standard & Poor's

S&P's "Stablecoin Sustainability Assessment" raises some critical questions about stablecoins, cryptocurrencies whose value is tied to a reference asset, such as a physical asset or currency. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

22.01.2024 | 50 | 0
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Three investment trends for the ETF market

What kind of year will 2024 be for ETF investors? Here are three possible passive fund trends for 2024. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

18.01.2024 | 60 | 0
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Portfolio: more value or growth for 2024?

Many investors are probably wondering whether a 'growth' investment strategy will be preferable in 2024, or whether a 'value' strategy will be more favoured due to market conditions. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

16.01.2024 | 54 | 0
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Ten things you need to know to invest effectively

Investing means making an important choice that can be crucial to achieving your financial goals and, in some cases, your life goals. And yet it is impossible to separate that choice from the inevitable risks that, to varying degrees, are inherent in investing. Writing in the Telegraph, Richard Evans lists ten things (five do's and five don'ts) that are among the conditions for avoiding failure when approaching investments. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

15.01.2024 | 56 | 0
Financial education

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Don't make this typical gambler's mistake with your investments

The tendency to believe that a certain random sequence of events will influence future events is a phenomenon known in behavioural psychology as the 'gambler's fallacy', and it is also a risk in the area of investing. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

11.01.2024 | 76 | 0
Behavioural finance

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The market outlook for oil, uranium, gold, lithium, copper and other commodities

Two factors are driving global demand for natural resources today: a growing world population and the energy transition. But which are the most promising commodities for 2024? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

09.01.2024 | 54 | 0
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Why does the long term reward the most aware investors?

Many experts believe that long-term investing is the most effective time horizon for growing one's savings over the long term, and that a buy-and-hold strategy is one of the best approaches.

05.01.2024 | 44 | 0
Financial education

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What are stock market indices and how do they work?

Almost every day you read or hear about stock market indices: the values referred to relate to baskets of financial securities represented by an index; typically, and in most cases, the stock market index represents an aggregate of shares. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

03.01.2024 | 55 | 0
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All the benefits of an investment plan

A common investment solution​is to plan regular payments into a financial instrument (typically an investment fund): but what are the advantages of​investment plans? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

29.12.2023 | 67 | 0
Financial products

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Short selling: how much money can you make and why is it risky?

Short selling is an investment strategy that consists of borrowing securities with the aim of selling them and buying them back in order to profit from the difference in price; it is a typically risky operation that requires special skills and is subject to specific rules in Europe. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

22.12.2023 | 56 | 0
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Investments: Why it is right to prepare for the unexpected

Investors should accept that financial markets can be affected by (more or less) unexpected events.

20.12.2023 | 66 | 0
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Which commodities are not to be underestimated in 2024?

Which commodities could also be supported by a positive price trend in 2024? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

18.12.2023 | 47 | 0
Raw materials

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Investing in the Digital Megatrend with two ETFs

Digitisation is an important megatrend with implications for the investment world: but how is this market articulated? And again, are there examples of products specifically designed to invest in it? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

15.12.2023 | 70 | 0
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A guide to stock market predictions for 2024

What predictions can be made about the financial market in 2024, despite all the uncertainties, and are being made by some major investment companies? Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

12.12.2023 | 107 | 0
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Beware of survivorship bias

In finance, the "survivorship bias" tends to accompany cases of great success of certain investments, whose hype overshadows cases where the same type of investment led to failure: this leads to a systematic distortion in the assessment of the real risks, which are therefore significantly underestimated. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

11.12.2023 | 81 | 0
Behavioural finance

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Are risk-free investments really risk-free?

Risk-free assets are financial products whose level of risk is so low that financial operators consider it to be virtually zero; however, risk-free assets can still be risky when considering a portfolio's return objectives or the loss of purchasing power due to high inflation. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

06.12.2023 | 54 | 0
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Investing: why is it important to mitigate governance risk?

Governance risk is perhaps the most underestimated of the ESG criteria, yet it often plays a crucial role: the success or otherwise of a company's business may depend to a large extent on it. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

04.12.2023 | 56 | 0
ESG - sustainability

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Attribution bias: when the blame is never ours, but always someone else's

Attribution bias is the systematic tendency to apply different criteria when attributing causes to a phenomenon; in finance, for example, it leads to overestimating one's own abilities and underestimating the role of chance when it comes to one's own investments, while doing the opposite when it comes to the investments of others. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

01.12.2023 | 84 | 0
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Climate is a risk that finance can no longer ignore

According to several experts, climate change (both extreme and persistent events) and environmental and climate compliance requirements are risk factors that need to be integrated into the calculation models adopted by financial institutions. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

28.11.2023 | 54 | 0
ESG - sustainability

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Even dividend-paying stocks have their own risks

Dividend-paying stocks are seen as financial instruments that can provide both protection and return within an investment portfolio. However, it is important to remember that they are still stocks. As such, they can change in value and produce negative performance. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

27.11.2023 | 122 | 0
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Interest rates and yields: what are the differences?

Interest rates represent the cost of borrowing money in the form of a loan, mortgage or bond, while yields generally indicate the total return on an investment. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

24.11.2023 | 75 | 0
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What does Black Friday have to do with investing?

Black Friday can provide investors with some useful insights into the trajectory of consumption, give some indication of economic trends and benefit retail companies. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

21.11.2023 | 75 | 0
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The benefits of regular investment plans

Fund savings plans are planned forms of investment that involve regular payments for the progressive purchase of units in investment products, typically investment funds.  Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

20.11.2023 | 75 | 0
Financial strategy and management

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How do you distinguish between large, mid and small caps?

When looking at stock market indices, you will often come across the terms 'large cap', 'mid cap' and 'small cap': this is a way of identifying the size ('large/mid/small') of a company's market capitalisation ('cap'). Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

17.11.2023 | 92 | 0
Financial education

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Futures: what is their role for markets and investors?

The buying and selling of an underlying asset at a predetermined price on a fixed date is the specific object of futures, financial instruments in the form of derivative contracts. They can be used for hedging, arbitrage or speculative purposes. They also have a potential forecasting function for market trends, as they incorporate investors' expectations. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

15.11.2023 | 68 | 0
Financial products

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Stock and bond ETFs or individual stocks and bonds?

Stock and bond ETFs offer greater diversification than individual stocks and bonds, limiting their price volatility. They also offer no coupons and no redemption guarantee compared to bonds. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

14.11.2023 | 92 | 0
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Equities, bonds, alternatives and liquidity: J.P. Morgan's guide to the markets

Bonds have returned to reasonable valuations, defensive equities appear to be the least risky, diversification is important (including through alternatives) and there are more profitable alternatives to cash management: this is J.P. Morgan's guide to the financial markets, picked up and effectively summarised by 'finews.com'. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

13.11.2023 | 67 | 0
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Benefits and risks of share buybacks for investors

A 'share buyback' is a financial operation whereby a company buys back its own financial shares in order to reduce the number of shares available to the public. It is a operation that can affect the value of the remaining shares as well as the company's overall balance sheet.

08.11.2023 | 124 | 0
Financial education

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What does the P/E ratio of a share tell investors?

The price/earnings (P/E) or price/earnings ratio, which is one of the so-called market 'multiples', is a figure that relates the price of a share to the company's earnings per share, i.e. it relates a company's earnings to its market capitalisation.   Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

06.11.2023 | 102 | 0
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How aware are you of the risks to your savings from inflation?

Inflation is a risk to savings because it reduces their purchasing value over time, sometimes very significantly. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

03.11.2023 | 90 | 0
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Investing in bonds: how do you identify interest rate risk?

Bonds are securities that are more affected by interest rates than others. Interest rates are both a risk and an opportunity. Two key measures that indicate the relationship between bonds and interest rates, and which also provide important information about the riskiness of that relationship, are 'duration' and 'modified duration'. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

30.10.2023 | 53 | 0
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Why am I earning less than the fund I invest in (proportionally)?

Bad market timing, but also retrocessions and management costs, mean that the average individual investor's return is often proportionately lower than the fund's return. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

23.10.2023 | 80 | 0
Mutual funds

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Short-term or long-term investments?

Short-term investments are made for a period of around 12-18 months, while investments beyond that are called medium- and long-term. There is no way to determine whether it is better to invest for the short or long term, other than by taking into account at least (and oversimplifying) your personal risk tolerance and investment goals. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

20.10.2023 | 59 | 0
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What is private equity?

Private equity, or venture capital, is a typical alternative investment because it consists of investments in companies or businesses (called "targets") that are not listed on public financial markets. Beauty Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

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