This last decade, bonds have performed poorly, especially in Europe. So, many people wonder why they should have bonds in their portfolios.
I have never owned bonds. But I still like the idea of having safe assets in my portfolio. But bonds being what they are, what do we have left? Cash is still a safe asset, even safer than bonds. However, the returns are pretty bad.
Can you retire with a portfolio of stocks and cash? Let’s find out! In this article, I redo the results of the Trinity Study, using cash instead of bonds. The results are pretty surprising!
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Many people believe that Interactive Brokers is too complicated for them to trade. So, they choose an inferior platform instead.
Well, Interactive Brokers is not that complicated, and it just became even simpler! Interactive Brokers recently introduced a new mobile app, IBKR Global Trader.
Interactive Brokers designed the IBKR Global Trader to make trading simpler than ever and reduce friction. So, in this review, we see what this new app is about and whether it holds its promises.
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Interactive Brokers is my favorite foreign broker, and Swissquote is my favorite Swiss broker. Both brokers are very well known and have a good reputation.
So, it is time to compare Swissquote vs Interactive Brokers in detail. In this article, I look at their fees, features, and usability. We also look at the user reviews for these two tools.
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These last few years, we have seen more and more commission-free brokers pop up. At first sight, they look great. Who would not want to pay fewer transaction fees?
But usually, if something is too good to be true, that is because it is! How do these commission-free brokers make money if they do not charge anything?
We discuss that exact question in this article! By the end of this article, you will know how these brokers make money and whether that is good for you or not!
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Trading 212 is a European broker that offers commission-free trading on many stock exchanges. Many of you have asked my opinion about this broker.
So, today, I review Trading 212 in-depth, with its fees, features, and security. By the end of the review, you will know whether Trading 212 is a good choice for you to invest with.
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Charles Schwab is a giant financial firm in the United States. Among other services, they offer stock broker services. And through Charles Schwab International, they are open to non-US residents.
Many of my readers have requested that I write about it. Therefore, I will review Charles Schwab International from the point of view of a Swiss investor. We will how much it costs to invest with Charles Schwab International and the advantages and disadvantages.
I only focus on their offer for non-US residents. They also offer their platform for US investors under slightly different conditions.
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I have not done a book review in a long time on this blog. I felt like most books did not deserve to be talked about. However, I felt like Just Keep Buying, from Nick Maggiulli, deserved to be talked about.
In this article, I will review this book, what I liked and what I did not like. By the end of the book review, you should know whether you want to read that book or not.
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It is time for yet another Robo-advisor review. Simplewealth is a Swiss Robo-advisor that aims to be affordable, transparent, and easy to use.
This review will analyze Simplewealth in detail: its pros and cons, its fees and strategies. By the end of the article, you will know whether you should use Simplewealth for your investing.
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Recently, I did a review of Raiffeisen as a bank account, and several people asked me what I thought about their Robo-advisor service. So, I researched this product.
Raiffeisen Rio is a new Robo-advisor, proposed by Raiffeisen. They are quite different in the way they invest your money.
In this review, I go into detail about the Raiffeisen Rio service. By the end of the review, you will know whether you should invest or not with Raiffeisen Rio.
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eToro is a popular trading platform in Europe. They are branding themselves as a social trading platform. They indeed have features to copy what other investors are doing.
This article focuses on whether eToro is any good for Swiss investors. Should you use eToro as your broker to invest in the stock market? Let’s find out!
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