Since I started to pay closer attention to my finance, I have read a few books about investing and finance. I am going to review them on this blog. I am going to explain what the book is about and also what I liked about the book. And of course, what I did not like about it.
The first book I have read is “The little book of Common Sense Investing”, by John C. Bogle. It is coming from the founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group. John Bogle is a great man and the creator of the first index fund. A lot of people in the Bogleheads community are recommending this book, so I decided to give it a try.
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Happy new year to you all!
Now that we started in 2018, it is time for the last monthly update of 2017. After a rather poor November 2017, December 2017 is significantly better. I have been able to keep my spendings lower than usual. It was not a very eventful month. Except of course for the usual Christmas celebrations. I always spend Christmas with my family and it was great :)
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Having decided to start investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), I needed a broker account. I decided to open a DEGIRO account. In this post, I am going to go over the reasons for this choice and over how to open a DEGIRO account and start trading.
DEGIRO is a great broker for European people. It is well priced and offers a great choice of investment products.
I will only be investing in low-cost passive index Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). So my choice of DEGIRO as a broker is highly tied to my investment strategy. It may not be the best choice for active investors.
Unfortunately, we do not have access to good passive funds in Switzerland, such as Vanguard. So we invest in ETFs instead. It means Swiss investors need a broker account to invest.
So, let’s see how to choose a broker and how to open a DEGIRO account.
Investing involves risks of losses. Make sure you are aware of that before you start investing.
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