The growth of cryptocurrency

Since 2009, there has been a radical new way of making payments. The creation of the first decentralised peer-to-peer payment system, Bitcoin, has led to the creation of a novel and booming set of payment services- known collectively as ‘cryptocurrencies’. These digital currencies are not created or backed by any…

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The history of shares and the stockexchange.

The world’s first shares date back to Ancient Rome Although it was in northern Europe at the beginning of the 17th Century that joint ownership of companies first became popular. The world’s first joint stock company, the Dutch East India Company, was formed in 1602 by the merger of several small Dutch…

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Finally rising interest rates

Stocks jumped up and down this week between gains and losses as surging yields take center stage. Wall Street stocks traded mixed on Friday, with battered technology shares recovering some declines amid encouraging data, as fears of rising interest rates caused investors to take fright. The Nasdaq traded 1% higher,…

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The chipmaker machinemaker

In short: “Buy ASML quick” Offcourse we already bought them last year but still we think it is a good buy. We are proud of our dutch company ASML. A spin-off of Philips and now world leader in chipmaker machines. We also have two major chipmakers in our protfolio NVIDIA…

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What happened to Gamestop?

This was a nice soap this week. GameStop is just a place to buy a video game. On Wall Street, though, it’s become a battleground where swarms of smaller investors see themselves making an epic stand against the 1%. The funds serving the financial elite are starting to walk away…

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