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Differences between investing and gambling

Differences between investing and gambling

At first glance, betting on stocks can seem like going to the casino. If you are lucky you will walk away a millionaire, and if you are unlucky you will go broke. But this is not the case – at least it doesn’t have to be. If you want to,...
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Using industries and sectors

Using industries and sectors

Don't panic! Getting into investing can be hard, and when being faced with the choice of several thousands of stocks it can quickly become overwhelming. When we are faced with something overwhelming we tend to turn to professionals and ask for their help and opinions. The so called professionals are...
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How to build a stock portfolio

How to build a stock portfolio

What is a portfolio? If you google "stock portfolio" you get images of pie charts and lists (and one or another caricature of Warren Buffett). And this is not wrong! But to get to those lists and to understand what they mean, it can be better to start with a...
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What is a stock index?

What is a stock index?

You have learnt by now that with our models it is possible to beat the market. In other words, it is possible to beat index. But what is even an index? What good does it do? If we can just buy individual stocks, why do we need to know about...
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How to predict the future

How to predict the future

You always make decisions on the best available information you have. Hopefully what you have are lots of facts, but usually you have to make assumptions. This is true for all decisions you take in life. Even small decisions, such as what food you want to eat, are weighed in...
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Fundamental or technical analysis?

Fundamental or technical analysis?

A little bit of both! When analyzing stocks for investing there are thousands of methods for analysis of individual stocks and the markets around them. However, all of these are based on two main different ways of looking at and comparing stocks to each other - fundamental analysis and technical...
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How can I afford saving?!

How can I afford saving?!

Many of us probably lived through a few months or years without ever saving. It could be because of working minimum wage jobs or being a student, going through a life crisis or any other reason. No matter if you earn a little or a lot, it may feel hard...
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Compound interest – Why long-term is so important

Compound interest – Why long-term is so important

Think of it like this. If you go to the gym and don’t get strong the first day, but only feel weaker, did you fail? Or did you just prepare for long term strength? You often hear reasons why something shouldn't work. Why failure is inevitable. You have probably heard...
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What is risk and how much should you take?

What is risk and how much should you take?

What is risk? How can you define it? And what can you do about it? When considering investing we are often met with discussions about risk, but never with any clear description of what it really is and how we can approach it. As with many financial terms, this is...
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Mutual funds are dead – here is why

Mutual funds are dead – here is why

When you are new to investing you are often presented with the option to buy into mutual funds, or to go straight into buying stocks. By tradition it has been recommended for newcomers to use mutual funds since these are supposed to be "less risky". We want to show you...
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How to buy stocks

How to buy stocks

Buying your first share of a stock can be intimidating, but once you understand the basics you won't be afraid of investing in the stock market. 1. Find stocks The first step is obviously to find stocks that you believe in. It can be through recommendations from a colleague at...
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Methods based on Nobel Prize winning research

Methods based on Nobel Prize winning research

Did you know our rating method is based on Nobel prize winning research? Laureates Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert J. Shiller were awarded The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2013 for their empirical analysis of asset prices. Their work that...
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Marshmallow investing

Marshmallow investing

The marshmallow test is a by now famous psychological test from the 60s that aimed to look at children's strategies for how to avoid one temptation when there was promise of a bigger temptation down the road. The children, all in pre-school, were presented with a marshmallow each. But, if...
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Black swans

Black swans

What is a black swan? Well, nowadays nothing more special than a particular kind of bird. But a black swan theory or black swan event has become something much more significant - so much that it is often mentioned when talking about risks in investing. What is a black swan...
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5 reasons robots are superior stock advisers

5 reasons robots are superior stock advisers

In recent years, robo-advisory has become more and more common. However, there is still a resistance towards taking financial advice from machines. A lot of this resistance we believe comes from people who want the AI business to fail - if someone works in advisory today they would be likely...
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The iPod Equation

The iPod Equation

Imagine that the year is 2001. On October 23rd, Steve Jobs has announced the world's first iPod. This is something completely different - a game changer. Not only is it a 5 GB mp3-player that looks amazing and has a brilliant user interface - it is the start of the...
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Why invest in stocks at all? Because diamonds are not forever.

Why invest in stocks at all? Because diamonds are not forever.

For people who are not very financially experienced it may seem like the stock market is a constant mystery, which you can only master if you have some divine talent for economy. But the fact is that the stock market, like other markets, has a constantly changing climate, where the...
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Hello world!

Hello world!

Welcome to Stocksholm! We are live! As you are reading this, you might be far off in the future, just checking what happened in he early days of 2018. It is also possible that you stumbled upon this post just after it was published. Either way, welcome to our service....
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