Investing — ETF — Portfolio optimization

Learn how to use the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index on your passive portfolio and prepare to be surprised.

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Last year was no exception, far from it. In 2020, investors in the world poured billions of cash into ETFs, passive funds that track indexes with a diversified approach, or is it? Let’s see how you could use the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index to measure the diversification of ETFs and other investment funds.

How Much Diversified Are You When Buying ETFs?

Diversification is a protection against ignorance.

— Warren Buffett

When investing, diversification is of key importance. This is one of the most precious rules, and healthiest concepts you should remember when investing in the stock market.

Mostly, a portfolio’s performance will depend on a few stocks. When we apply…

Investing — China — Emerging Markets

Discover why it might be a good idea to invest in these Chinese NASDAQ challengers

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China continues to emancipate from western technological indexes superiority. The first major milestone was achieved with the launch of STAR 50 index, soon followed by the Hang Seng Tech index. What could you expect from these Chinese indexes? Are they serious competitors to NASDAQ? And finally, where and how to buy them?

US Technology Indexes Supremacy

For those with an interest in investing, you must know the NASDAQ, the iconic stock exchange and second-largest US equity market, by volume traded, behind the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).


Investing — Stock Market

If we look beyond the here and now, the only good answer is “Yes”. Let’s see why in 5 points.

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Timing the market. The Grail for some, a Challenge for others. As 2020 comes to an end, uncertainties rise. Among others, coronavirus pandemic and US Elections are major concerns causing more and more investors to turn away from stocks, in an attempt to time the market. Unfortunately, this little game has no winner, as has been confirmed many times. Worst still, this behavior is particularly dangerous and should be avoided by individual investors, especially in the current risky period. …

Investing — Portfolio optimization

Now is a good time to be tactical & strategic with your portfolio

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A sign indicating two directions
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These days, stock markets have reached high valuations. In the meantime, risk and volatility are not expected to weaken given the many uncertainties, such as the coronavirus pandemic or the 2020 US elections, to name but a few. Now more than ever, it is crucial to find some time to build a resilient portfolio, no matter what is ahead of us in the coming months. This is precisely the aim of portfolio allocation optimization.

What Is Asset Allocation And Why It Matters

When it comes to investing, diversify your cash across a number of asset categories is perhaps the best advice to remember. Diversification is quite a good…

Investing — Technology

Focus on a $40 billion offer that could shape a giant for years and decades to come

RTX2080 graphics cards
RTX2080 graphics cards
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NVIDIA announced the acquisition of Arm, the well-known semiconductor company, in a transaction valued at $40 billion. This deal will create a leader in various technologies such as AI, data centers, GPUs, and CPUs. In this article, we propose an overview of this milestone in recent IT history.

First, we will examine the actors involved in this mega-deal. Then, we will focus on the financial details behind the Arm acquisition and why this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for NVIDIA’s future… As long as the regulatory authorities agree on this $40 billion deal.

The participants


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