When wanting to increase your capital via the financial markets, you can choose to invest or speculate (what is commonly known as “trading”). Both approaches are not necessarily polar opposite, they actually have a few similarities. For instance, both share the same cold and concrete goal of increasing one’s capital and making a profit.
Investing in the stock market has never been so popular. Companies such as Amazon and Tesla perform so well that many believe investing in the stock market is easily profitable. For instance, investing £100 in these companies in 2019 would have yielded a 700% return in 2020. The truth is that investing in the stock market only seems easy in hindsight. It is actually a profession in its own right, and requires knowledge, strategy, money, patience and luck. This is why the wealthy usually delegate the management of their portfolio to professionals.
The US elections are taking place in a couple of weeks and both candidates have polar opposite policies.
For the next two years, José Mourinho will be one of the faces representing online brokerage company XTB. If his name sounds familiar, it is because Mourinho is a famous Portuguese football manager who has coached great European teams. He is currently the head of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
The virtual currency has made several leaps in recent weeks, including one of over 10% that reached the psychological threshold of $12,000 a share.
With a decline in GDP two quarters in a row, the UK is officially in recession for the first time in 11 years. The GDP fell by 2.2% between January and March 2020 and shrank further by 20.4% between April and June. This is the country’s worst crash since quarterly records began in 1955.