Until a couple of weeks ago, the markets stayed unphased by the ever-expanding coronacrisis. Forward three weeks and the markets caught a serious fever. You got to wonder: with steep a decline as we saw these past two weeks, is it time to go in a bit more and “buy the dip” during this coronavirus crisis and are we heading for recession version 2020?
Recently the Belgian bank NewB got its banking license. This makes them the first bank focusing mainly on ethical investing and banking. What started as an idea in the aftermath of the financial crisis to change banking forever, much as the crisis did, is now a bank with a license.
2020 is now well underway and with the Coronavirus swooping across the globe infecting hundreds, the market is selling off all of the gains it made this year, and then some. The majority of stocks have gone quite a bit lower. However, thanks to their defensive nature, REITs were able to remain relatively steady.
While cryptocurrencies have fallen out of grace with the mainstream, they are far from dead. The hype has died down quite a lot, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t being traded anymore. Now might even be a good time to talk about it, with no bias or hype, in the eleventh year since it’s creation.
While dividends are susceptible to taxes in most countries, including Belgium -at a whopping 30%- dividend stocks are still a good choice exactly because they can pay a dividend. When you have a core-satellite strategy like I have where you want to allocate a bit of money to generate some alpha this list can be a good starting point. I’ve selected 24 stocks from Belgium and Europe that paid dividend consistently over the last 10 years.
The practice of counterfeiting notes is as old as the production of the notes themselves. With every change a government or institution made to its money, counterfeiters imitated it.
With the disclaimer out of the way, it's time to make room for a guest author. Gavan Smythe is the founder of iCompareFX. This…