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”

Look to China in the search for equity upside

Equity markets generally performed well in 2021 as the global economy gradually reopened. In the first half of the year, the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI), which represents stocks in both developed and emerging markets, returned 12.30%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index returned 15.25% for the period. While the consensus is that equity markets,Continue reading “Look to China in the search for equity upside”

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”

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”

Oil Roundup: First half of 2021

At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically between February thru April 2020, oil plummeted to less than $20 per barrel. The black gold, which had been trading above $60 just two months prior, was now feeling the brunt of the lockdowns imposed throughout the world. With air travel significantly reduced, cars being used less,Continue reading “Oil Roundup: First half of 2021”

Electric vehicle stocks: the competition is heating up

It is no secret that the electric vehicle (EV) industry has been booming in recent years. With climate change and sustainability becoming more of a focus, sales of EVs have soared. In 2020, global EV sales rose by 43%¹ to 3.2 million, despite the fact that overall car sales declined by 16% due to the coronavirusContinue reading “Electric vehicle stocks: the competition is heating up”

How higher inflation relates to diversification

The importance of diversifying your portfolio cannot be emphasised enough. Diversification is a risk management strategy in which you invest in a variety of different financial assets, and which, in the event of significant market volatility, may reduce your chances of incurring major losses. The importance of diversification can be illustrated in the high inflation period happeningContinue reading “How higher inflation relates to diversification”

6 investment strategies for beating the markets

The beauty of today’s global investing ecosystem is that it is no longer reserved just for the Wall Street big sho(r)ts. The levelling of the investing field, to which eToro has made a significant contribution, has enabled the average Joe and Jane to participate in the highly competitive game of investing, almost shoulder to shoulder with whatContinue reading “6 investment strategies for beating the markets”

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