ESG and SRI are two acronyms used for ethical investing. Thanks to the recent surge in ethical investing the Belgian bank NewB found enough investors to get all the funds to receive a 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. Ethical investing is taking off!
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 European dividend stocks hat paid dividends consistently over the last 10 years and thus are among the best European dividend stocks and European dividend aristocrats to hold.
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…
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.
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.