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2020 – a great year for stocks despite the COVID-19 crisis

2020 – a great year for stocks despite the COVID-19 crisis

Posted on January 11, 2021
Without a doubt, 2020 was a very tough year for each and every economy of the world. Understandably, the global stock markets were affected as well: just remember the stocks tumble in February and March. On March 23, S&P 500 closed almost 31% below the level it had at the beginning of the year. However, stock markets recovered relatively quickly in general. Given the enormous economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was an unprecedented year of stock price growth. 

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What can investors expect from Biden’s presidency?

What can investors expect from Biden’s presidency?

Posted on November 12, 2020
The 2020 presidential election took place on November 3, 2020. Several major media outlets declared Biden the president-elect on November 7. Although we will have to wait for the official results, it seems that Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States. What does it mean to markets and to the economy?

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What Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis means for the stock market

What Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis means for the stock market

Posted on October 09, 2020
With over 35 millions cases and over 1 million deaths worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected the global economy and obviously the stock markets. United States are in the lead with more than 7.5 millions of cases and over 200 thousand deaths. Several leading figures in global politics have been among people infected, here are some of the cases: Prince Albert II of Monaco, UK prime minister Boris Johnson, prime minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin, president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire, former president of India Pranab Mukherjee. Donald Trump joins the list of leading politicians who contracted coronavirus, First Lady Melania Trump has tested positive as well. What does that mean for the stock markets?

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Crises are chances to earn profits

Crises are chances to earn profits

Posted on June 20, 2020
COVID-19 is not the first crisis we’ve seen in our lives and probably not the last. Just to mention a few: the dot-com bubble of 2000 and the financial crisis of 2008. Both were serious falls that hit several stocks but brought great opportunities to earn money.

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Don’t dwell on the past, look in the future

Don’t dwell on the past, look in the future

Posted on April 08, 2020
Legendary investor, Warren Buffet is famous for not looking back at his past mistakes for too long. He goes on, even if oftentimes that’s easier said than done. There’s psychological reason behind all this, most notably we want to make sense of the world, even if sometimes there’s none. It’s natural but thinking too much about what happened may be counterproductive. Especially at times like these with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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