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How to get started with (stock) investing

The markets run day and night, worldwide. Every second the prices change, driven by a never-ending stream of news and the millions of decisions of all kinds of investors. Millions of dollars and euros exchange virtual hands every second.

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Wallet With Euro Coins

My monthly Savings Rate report: October 2020

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Nothing happened! A strange thing to be excited about, right? Well, after quite some busy months, it’s a nice change of pace I’d say.
Though it’s not really true if I’m honest. I took up three weeks of on-call at work resulting in a nice bump in salary this month. So my statement really only applies to my expenses.

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Never Too Young To Start Investing

Never too young to invest

I received an interesting newsletter recently from a(n) (online) bank I'm a customer with. According to a Febelfin survey of 1000 young people between 16 and 30 years old, it appears that over 1/5th of them started investing, including a quarter of them during the corona crisis.
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Quarterly Portfolio Report - Growing Stack Of Coins

Quarterly Portfolio Report – Q3 2020

USD rate used: 1 USD = 0.85315 EUR

Total portfolio worth (all in)
Total portfolio worth (Savings & Effects)
The third quarter is already more than 2 weeks behind us but due to an increasing workload and my Spanish classes, I wasn’t able to get to my quarterly report. Luckily I found some time so let us jump right into it!

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Water Treatment Plant

Should you invest in water – the new gold?

We use it every day for a wide variety of purposes. It’s used for drinking, washing, rinsing, showering, etc. A lot of it is consumed for food and other goods, some of which require it in vast quantities. In short, we cannot do without it. I’m talking about water of course. But should you invest in it?

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Wallet With Euro Coins

My monthly Savings Rate report: August 2020

August was a bit more expensive than expected. Mainly because the summer sales got moved to this month. I tried my best not to fall for the tricks they try to apply every year and I think I succeeded very well. But even then, I did buy a few things I needed.
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Fuzhou Cityscape

JAT: China’s FAANGs

the US has FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google(Alphabet). China has JAT (, Alibaba, and Tencent). These Chinese Internet stocks are benefiting from an extra dynamic, got trashed just as well, and recover just as much.
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