Sustainable travel, sustainable cooking, sustainable cooperation... Nowadays, sustainability is a buzzword that everyone likes to use at every opportunity. Luckily, there is greater consensus among investors when it comes to sustainability. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is the standard used for sustainable investments. But what exactly does ESG involve?
Nowadays, investing in trackers is more popular than ever, not least due to their attractive price. One of the most bought is the tracker that follows MSCI World Index. In recent years, it has been seen as a great investment. But is that still the case in the absence of any form of diversification? According to our Chief Strategist Geert Van Herck past performances are no guarantee for the future.
We usually associate successful investments with knowledge, discipline, good analytical skills and more besides. But does luck actually play a role? And how can you take being lucky (or unlucky) out of the equation? We talked to Professor Marc De Ceuster.
The growing popularity of trackers has triggered a fierce debate amongst investors. An analysis by Michael Burry has rekindled this debate in recent weeks. Since he has recently issued warnings about the growing popularity of trackers, reviving the term bubble, a brief analysis by our Geert Van Herck is definitely due.
In recent years, investors have had to swallow a few bitter pills in terms of taxes. The stock market tax on share transactions rose to 0.35%. The withholding tax jumped to 30% for dividends, whereas it was only 15% to 25% a few years ago. However, there is also some good news: did you know that you can receive partial compensation of up to EUR 192 for this from 2019 onwards?
Warren Buffet and Justin Bieber? Not an obvious match and yet they have one thing in common: their halo effect. If Bieber decides to wear yellow sneakers from now on, the sale of yellow trainers will increase. If Warren Buffett decides to buy General Electric shares, many investors will blindly follow him. The halo effect on the trading floor...
When the financial markets are hit by stormy weather, investors often set sail for safe havens: gold, cash, government bonds and currencies, such as the US dollar and the yen. But how safe are those so-called safe havens really? Here we disprove some of the myths.
As the product categories of the financial instruments Warrants, Turbos and Structured Products have been revised, it is possible that a financial product has moved from one category to another on our transaction site.
For several months now, no one has been able to deny that the global economy is slowing down. The PMI indicators are showing a downward trend. Manufacturing is experiencing a dramatic fall in some key industries. And yet the stock markets have been rising fast since the start of 2019. So what is going on? Our Chief Strategist KEYPRIVATE Geert Van Herck gives his view.
It's all about the miracle of compound interest. If a prudent investor is able to obtain a return of 12% annually then, after 40 years, they will have made 930,000 euros for every 10,000 euros invested. And the good news is that anyone can actually do it. To do so, ten principles have to be observed. These ten. (by Pierre Huylenbroeck)