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Water Treatment Plant

Investing 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.

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Falling Money

Managing a small windfall: my grandmother’s inheritance

2nd May was a day I will never forget. I married the love of my life. Eventhough this was during the Coronavirus pandemic and we were in lockdown resulting in not having any witnesses, we were still able to make it our own and have a day that we will remember fondly. Unfortunately, a week prior, I experienced something I won’t forget either, the passing of my grandmother. This was a sad moment but my heart skipped a beat on Friday seeing a small windfall on my account.

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Funds

5 thematic funds for the future

Heads up before you read these suggested themes. This post and other posts like it 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. These are suggestions, guides, not advice.

More and more thematic funds are being released on us: from agriculture to solar energy. It’s won’t help you keep a simple portfolio, but if you are interested in dabling in other areas than a region-based portfolio and don’t mind doing some futurology -yes that’s a thing- I’d like to go over a few interesting options.

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Ethical Investing

Ethical investing: Does socially responsible investing pay off?

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!

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Stack Of Bitcoin Coins On A Screen

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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ECB Headquarters In Frankfurt

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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Learning Economics And Finance

The uncommon sense of investing

Occasionally, I go out for drinks with some friends from my martial arts club. Sometimes we get side-tracked into talking about more serious topics. Such a time was two weeks ago on an after-training-drink-Friday. We ended up getting into personal finance.

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Rask Analysis

What type of investor are you?

At the beginning of every year, I get a letter from the bank I have an investment portfolio with to review my investment and based on a questionnaire reevaluate what type of investor I am, i.e., my investment profile. Then based on the result we check what’s the most optimal way to invest my money.

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