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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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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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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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Most retail investors that trade on their own already noticed starting 2018. As a European, it’s not possible to buy US-based Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) anymore.
If you were trying to find out how to get these US-based ETFs in Europe, I hate to burst your bubble, but there is no straight forward for this after a new regulation (no, options aren’t straightforward). The major culprit? PRIIPs.
PRIIPs stands for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products. Phew, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it? No wonder everyone uses the abbreviation.

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