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”

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”

Top stocks for Q3 2021

The second quarter of 2021 has generally been a very good period for stock market investors with major indexes such as the S&P 500, the STOXX Europe 600, and the FTSE 100 delivering solid gains. While some areas of the market, such as high-growth technology stocks, have underperformed on the back of inflation concerns, stocks in cyclical sectors such asContinue reading “Top stocks for Q3 2021”

Climate crisis front and centre: Joe Biden’s first month as President

On Thursday February 18th, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pushed for President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package saying it was needed to address the pain Americans are facing. She dismissed the notion that it would cause inflation in the future, claiming that the benefits of the package outweigh the costs. The near $2 trillion stimulus comesContinue reading “Climate crisis front and centre: Joe Biden’s first month as President”

Investment opportunities in a post-Covid world

While the coronavirus is still very present in our daily lives, and the pandemic rages on around the world, there might be a light at the end of the tunnel. As vaccines begin to roll out around the world, it is likely that we will see a continued economic recovery, and the sectors that wereContinue reading “Investment opportunities in a post-Covid world”

A Beginner’s Guide to Commodity Trading

What are commodities? A commodity is a basic good or raw material that is used to produce more complex goods. You can think of commodities as the building blocks of the global economy – they’re used to create products that we rely on every day. Examples of commodities include oil, gold, copper, and sugar. What separates commodities from other goods is the factContinue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Commodity Trading”

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