You should only invest in businesses that you understand. Your aunt, a neighbour or Warren Buffett has probably told you this before. Since we, as fans, know everything there is to know about football, that makes football shares a logical choice. Right?
The US S&P 500 was among the best performing equity indices of 2021. In euro, earnings soared to over 30% since the start of the year! This fine performance is ascribed by many stock market commentators to the tech giants such as Microsoft, Apple, Google and Facebook. But is that correct? Didn't other sectors also contribute to these profits?
Pourquoi investissez-vous ? Peut-être pour garantir votre futur pouvoir d'achat. Dans le contexte actuel de forte inflation des marchés boursiers, avez-vous déjà envisagé d'investir dans un panier diversifié d'actions minières ? Geert Van Herck explique pourquoi cela pourrait être une bonne protection contre une inflation plus élevée.
Whereas other commodities (such as copper and oil) performed well, many disappointed investors seemed to have turned their backs on gold. Even though this year saw a sharp rise in inflation around the world, the gold price hasn't yet been reflected in the outliers of 2021. Is this a trend that is going to continue? Or not? Our Geert Van Herck explains.