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Cryptocurrency: an introduction

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.

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Growing Money Takes Time

24 of the best European dividend stocks to look for in 2020

Heads up before you read these suggestions. These and other posts like them are my own thoughts and ideas. I’m not a broker/dealer, nor am I an investment advisor. I have no access to non-public information about publicly traded companies, and this is not a place for the giving or receiving of financial advice, advice concerning investment decisions or tax or legal advice.

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.

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Ultra low Long-term interest rates: what this means

You’ve probably heard this word a few times in the news already, especially in lieu of the financial crisis and later the euro crisis. It probably also came up recently because it went below zero in your country as it did in mine not too long ago. I’m of course talking about long-term interest rate and their low (even negative) level.

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Should I sell in May and go away?

The adage ‘Sell in May and go away, but buyback (or come back) by St Leger Day” or equivalents such as “Sell in May and go away, but be back in September”, is something that pops up every year in May. This is for the obvious reason that it’s about the month of May. I never really gave too much thought about what it really meant. I’d like to have a closer look and see if it can actually be beneficial to my return.

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President Donald J. Trump Signs The Section 232 Proclamations On Steel And Aluminum Imports. The Start Of A Trade War?

The good, the bad and the ugly of trade wars

I can already see you thinking “what the hell does a trade war have to do with personal finance?!” It’s because it impacts every one of us. This has become even more obvious for us retail investors with the biggest indices giving away recent gains. The Dow, for example, is down 5% from its recent top.
It gives us ample opportunities to buy but because of the recent drops and “scary” headlines, some might become sheep that follow the herd while it’s actually time to become a wolf and devour some stock.

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Brace Yourself, Tax Returns Are Coming

The Belgian tax return is coming

It’s that time of the year again. Time to fill in my tax return and either get some money back at the end of the ride or pay some additional taxes. It’s not open yet but I expect it to be in the coming days. Based on the info I could find online, it’ll most likely be 2 May.

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