The history of diversification

Diversification is a key building block of successful long-term investing and has been called “the only free lunch in finance.”¹ While its origins can be traced back millennia, it has developed dramatically in recent years as markets have grown and new instruments emerged. But now with both equity and bond valuations very high, the diversificationContinue reading “The history of diversification”

Learn from those in the know with automatic copy trading

Lockdown turned record numbers of people into self-directed investors, but copy trading could be the key to investment success. The world’s largest online investment platforms added 11 million customers in 2020, with eToro at the top having added 5 million users, according to Trading Platforms[1]. Giving more individuals the chance to have greater control overContinue reading “Learn from those in the know with automatic copy trading”

Buying Bitcoin: what you need to know

With Bitcoin investing now available on the eToro platform for clients in the Netherlands, we would like to take this opportunity to cover some of the basics of buying Bitcoin for beginners. So, if you don’t know your Bitcoin from your blockchain, this article is here to help. Is there a Bitcoin barrier to entry?Continue reading “Buying Bitcoin: what you need to know”

The cannabis industry could be worth $57B by 2027: Here’s how to invest

Over the past few years, the world has come to learn about cannabis and its medicinal qualities. The plant’s contribution to pain relief, cancer treatment and other medical issues has been researched and documented, and a booming industry has started to grow around it. The cannabis industry is growing rapidly, and according to recent predictions,Continue reading “The cannabis industry could be worth $57B by 2027: Here’s how to invest”

Why eToro is the original (and best) for copy trading

Investors and traders are always chasing down the best for their portfolios. The best stocks, the best strategies, the best ideas. This is why copy trading, where investors follow and replicate the most successful investors in real time, is so popular. When it comes to copy trading, eToro is the only platform that offers aContinue reading “Why eToro is the original (and best) for copy trading”

Why Google and Facebook may eventually disappear

Facebook, Google, and, now, even Amazon make oodles of cash from advertising. This is not a secret. For decades now, these companies have built and optimised their online ability to serve you relevant ads. The scalability of these business models means incredibly high margins for these key players. In other words, they are making mountainsContinue reading “Why Google and Facebook may eventually disappear”

What is a “short squeeze”?

Being out-of-favour and heavily “shorted” are key characteristics of so-called meme stocks. But what does being “shorted” mean, how does the “squeeze” work, and how have individual investors turned this to their advantage against hedge funds? Read on to discover retail investors’ new “meme squeeze” investment strategy, how they bested complacent hedge funds, and how this cat-and-mouseContinue reading “What is a “short squeeze”?”

The race to find climate change solutions: 3 investment opportunities

Climate change – which can be defined as the rise in global temperatures accelerated by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns – is one of the biggest challenges the world faces today.  Over the last century, humans have had an unprecedented impact on the earth’s climate system andContinue reading “The race to find climate change solutions: 3 investment opportunities”

What are earnings reports and how to use the eToro earnings calendar

You follow your stocks daily. You are ready to buy and sell whenever an opportunity arises. Then, out of nowhere, boom, your stock jumps 5%. An hour later another stock plummets 9%. You ask yourself: what’s going on?! Crazy times! Well, not so crazy. It might just be “earnings season.” Follow eToro’s Earnings Calendar WhatContinue reading “What are earnings reports and how to use the eToro earnings calendar”

French National Day: from the Revolution to autonomy

This Wednesday, 14th July, is the National Day of France. This is a very important date in the history of the country, as it was on 14 July 1789 that the fortress of the Bastille was stormed by the people, marking the end of the hegemony of the French monarchy and the start of theContinue reading “French National Day: from the Revolution to autonomy”

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