American vs. UCITS ETFs

Investing can be fun. And hopefully profitable too. But there is always a flipside to it, which is much less fun for most. Taxation, regulation, and paperwork to read or, at least, to be aware of. Taxes American or, to be more accurate, US-domiciled ETFs can cause large portions of your gains to be paid to […]

Why invest in ETFs

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a kind of investment security that tracks an index, a sector, a geography or virtually any other aggregation of assets based on defined criteria. And it can be traded on an exchange the same way a regular stock can. Since their introduction about 30 years ago, ETFs have gone from […]

The rise of the retail investor

We stand in the eye of the retail investor storm, the “rise of the retail investor”, and three questions pop to mind. How did we get here? Is this storm a new normality? Why does this matter? How did it happen? Individual investors are currently influencing (disproportionately, compared to historical trends) stock markets around the […]