What is the best company to invest in?

Imagine that you can own shares of only one company. It means that your portfolio is not diversified at all. Well, it is rather difficult to call it a portfolio. It is just your money parked in shares of one business. Hopefully, the good one.

Such an approach is not a great idea from the perspective of diversification. I would not put all my wealth into a single company.

Even if you understand the business well, there are so many aspects of investing you do not have an impact on that such a bet would be a very risky one. Political decisions and changes in regulations are factors we cannot predict. It is something we can recognise as a risk but we never know what new idea is growing in the heads of politicians.

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Apple came back to growth and… I sold shares

Is it a good decision to sell shares right after the company published a very good results?

Well, it depends…

On Tuesday, Apple surprised investors with much better results than predicted by analysts.

Next morning I decided to reduce my stake in the Apple company.

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How to buy shares of CD Projekt – a Polish video game developer

I decided to write again about CD Projekt. The reason for it was the interest of the readers of this blog in investing in this company.

The company is a Polish video game developer so it makes investing in the company more difficult. Not every brokerage account allows you to buy Polish shares.

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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?

holiday paid by your employerWhat can you get?

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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