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A pension crisis seems inevitable

A pension crisis seems inevitable

Posted on April 22, 2018
A pension crisis seems increasingly likely in the future. Systems are cracking under growing life expectancy. Societies are also getting older, so less people will have to maintain more. High awareness and self-care might be the only solution for the future retirees.

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Ruble’s struggle isn’t over

Ruble’s struggle isn’t over

Posted on April 16, 2018
Ruble is falling sharply against the US Dollar and the Euro again, as new sanctions are in place against Russia. In the last 10 years Ruble fell 60% and 52% against the USD and the Euro respectively. This also means that keeping savings in these currencies is still a good idea.

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Gold and oil are shining

Gold and oil are shining

Posted on April 08, 2018
Oil and gold rebounded in the last months. Brent Futures prices are at heights that haven’t been seen for long years. Gold historically goes strong at the beginning of the year, but its winning streak seems to be longer. The new-found inflation may help these instruments further.

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Bitcoin’s crash makes the whole crypto market tumble

Bitcoin’s crash makes the whole crypto market tumble

Posted on April 03, 2018
Cryptocurrencies are having a rather hard time. Bitcoin’s price fell under $7000 just some months after it was around $20,000. Authorities around the world are also trying to regulate cryptocurrencies. In a situation like this, diversification might be a good idea, but does that work with cryptos? Not really.

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Billionaires around the world

Billionaires around the world

Posted on April 01, 2018
Where are the most billionaires in the world? The answer clearly is the United States, but other contenders might bring a surprise. What’s more, in the statistics of people per billionaire, the US is not even in the Top 5.

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