We are currently quite likely to be asked these questions during our trainings: "Is this a good time to invest at the moment?" Or: "The news are currently full of falling stock prices and the economic crisis - should I really invest in stocks?". Can you relate to these concerns? And also wonder: should I better allocate my funds to other investments, such as gold? The article explains how to manage gold as a possible investment - and what to be aware of.
The media often addresses the subject of retirement. Very often, articles include an appeal to each one of us to deal with our own pension as early as possible. To do that, you need to be familiar with the key concepts. In this article, we also provide you with insights into closing a potential pension gap.
Kylie Jenner and Snapchat have more to do with stocks than you might have guessed. Investing in stocks is one of the topics that has always been, is and will be interesting. Why? Because stocks are one of the most attractive investments. But how do stocks work? And what is Kylie’s role in this? And how do you find the "right" share?
On Saturday of last week we gave an offline workshop on the Basics of Investing in Zurich. The 25 participants were very involved and asked us many questions. We loved it! You certainly have very similar questions when you think about investing ... so here's a summary!
We were asked via Instagram to write an article on sustainable investing. Sustainability is becoming more and more of an issue, whether it's gardening in the city, organic food or fair trade. Sustainable investing is also becoming increasingly important. What does sustainability or ethics have to do with investing?
The first time I heard the word investment strategy, I had not clue what it means. My strategy was to “make money”. But in order to do, you need a investment strategy. A crucial first decision to take is: Do I want to be an active or passive investor? Our article assesses this question, and provides a realistic view on the time required for active investing (also known as stock picking).
A very popular topic currently are Robo Advisor. Since quite a few of our community members don’t fully grasp the concept, we’d like to shed light on it. Robo Advisor are not small robots that sit in front of the computer or phone and provide investment advice to you. However, this image is not 100% far from the truth.
One of the investment myths we have come across is: I have to be good at math in order to be able to invest. That is not true. (Passive) investing in particular requires a minimum of math skills, mostly subtraction and addition and minimal percentage calculations. We shed light on the myth.
How much risk are you willing and able to take? These thoughts are important and you need a certain understanding of your very own risk profile (= risk tolerance results). But how exactly do you determine that?
The millionaire next door! Wow, probably one of the most interesting books I have read. There are a lot of misconceptions about wealth and how to create it and keep it. You probably think a person that looks affluent and owns a lot of status symbols is a millionaire next door - think twice.
Women cannot afford not to invest. Why? There are various reasons, including a 21% gender pay gap, inflation, a 40% divorce rate…. you get the picture. The article discusses the rationales for letting your money work for you. And the best: it is not rocket science.
Investing can seem like a black box. At least it did to me. For those new to investing, there are several advantages to stashing away money into an ETF - an Exchange Traded Fund: you can set up a monthly ETF saving plan at as low as EUR 25 per month (if you choose to do so via a direct bank and are ready to set up your portfolio online by yourself).
Did you decide to invest? Congratulations, this is the first step in the right direction! Before you start investing, you should be aware of a number of points: for example, what is your goal? What is the time horizon you have in mind? And which extent of risk are you willing to tolerate? These and more issues to consider are part of the blog entry.