Should you buy or copy an ETF

Buying or Copying a Fund? Buying an ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) is a good way to invest in a diversified portfolio, however the fund is only as well diversified as its focus. An SMI ETF contains Swiss large caps, no other countries, no mid or small Swiss companies. The question…

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DIY Investing: How satisfied are you?

DIY Investing: How satisfied are you? NASDAQ created a survey in May 2021 "State of the Independent Retail Investor". The goal of the survey was to assess how satisfied DIY (Do It Yourself) retail investors were with online brokerages.The DIY retail investor became a key player in US equity trading.…

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DIY Investing: What investors need

DIY Investing: What Investors Need In the NASDAQ survey of retail investors published in May of 2021, it is reported that the brokerage industry added more than 10 million new accounts in 2020. It is estimated that retail investors now make up 20 percent of US equity trades, doubling the…

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Is Swisscom a “safe” investment?

Is Swisscom a "safe" investment? Swisscom, the biggest player in the Swiss telecommunication industry, is one of the safest Swiss companies to invest in. The reason is that the Swiss government owns 51% of its shares. In Switzerland there is a law that every household must have access to a…

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Democratizing the Economy

The Difference between Getting Ahead and just Getting By The only way to address the wealth gap is for everyone to have wealth, to democratize the economy. People will say that the stock market is not the economy, but the biggest companies listed on the stock market have the greatest…

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Dividends: How are they calculated

Dividends: How are they calculated? Dividends are like an interest rate on a bank account. You invest in your favorite company and they make better products and offer better services. The company earns more money and pay a part of it back to its investors. It is as simple as…

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Closing Bell

Closing Bell Therese Faessler talks about her idea passionately over a cup of coffee: "I want people to own it! People shouldn't only buy their favorite telephones or download their favorite movies, they should own the companies making them available." In order to spread this message, she started building the…

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