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Don’t forget gold as an investment

Don’t forget gold as an investment

Posted on February 18, 2018
The last months were all about record breaking stock markets and their correction that had just started. Cryptocurrencies were also in the news a lot. People cared about oil and renewable energy as well. But there was one instrument which was almost forgotten: gold. It’s good to remember it, since it still has enormous strengths and possibilities.

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Here’s the correction we’ve been waiting for

Here’s the correction we’ve been waiting for

Posted on February 14, 2018
A serious stock market correction occurred last week, which took some by surprise. This fall by around 7% is even more surprising after a long period of bull market in which Dow Jones and S&P 500 broke several of their own records. But this fall is the one we’ve been expecting for months now and we – among others − have said that it would come in the first quarter of this year.

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The most valuable brands on Earth

The most valuable brands on Earth

Posted on February 11, 2018
What are the most valuable brands on Earth? An updated map created by HowMuch.net has the answer to that question. Their analysis provides some other interesting insights as well, like the fierce competition in the US to take the lead.

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How did the stocks business start?

How did the stocks business start?

Posted on February 04, 2018
Buying stocks is one of the most obvious ways of investing. Even if you have a diversified portfolio (which we always advise), there’s a great chance that stocks have a huge share in it. But how did stocks come to exist? It’s an interesting story that started more than 400 years ago.

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American stocks write history

American stocks write history

Posted on January 31, 2018
US stocks are writing history this year again. The S&P 500 has had a historical period: more than 406 trading days went by without a fall higher than 5%. This is the highest count ever in the history of the index. It took more than 10 years to beat the last record.

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