My portfolio for 2018

Welcome in the year 2018. The year 2017 was very good in the financial markets. The developed markets were growing steadily with S&P500, Nasdaq and British FTSE100 growing respectively +19.96%, +28.86% and +8.55%.

The emerging markets outpaced the developed markets with Argentinian Marvel raising +77.62%, Turkish XU100 +47.60%, Indian Sensex +27.91% and Polish WIG20 +26.35%. Results of those markets are even better if we refer them to one currency – for example Polish PLN gained +16.84% to the US Dollar in the year 2017.

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How to make your employer pay for your holidays?

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Many employers offer a contribution to your retirement plan. In the US it is called a work sponsored 401(k), in the UK it is a personal pension plan – PPP.

How does it work and why use it?

  • tax relief – money goes to your personal pension plan or 401(k) account before you pay tax from them,

  • your employer’s contribution – extra money you receive from your employer to your retirement plan if you decide to save your money for retirement.

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US presidential election 2016

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It is supposed that the upcoming event in the USA in November – the presidential election – may affect stock markets around the world, however, I do not think that the winery of a particular candidate in the USA will have a really big impact on the performance of most of the Polish companies.
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