An overview of Trading 212

Trading 212 is a popular “zero-fee” broker available to investors across Europe. This is an overview of what you should consider if you plan using it. I often see the following questions about any broker: “Is this broker good for long-term investing?” “Is this broker good for me?” “Can I trust this broker?” The answer […]

What is the percentage of Developed World and Emerging Markets for the Vanguard UCITS ETFs tracking FTSE indexes?

I want to invest in the Vanguard FTSE Developed World UCITS ETF (TER 0.12% p.a.) and in the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (TER 0.22% p.a.). Which percentage should I allocate to each? This portfolio of Vanguard funds has a TER of 0.13% p.a.. It is currently the cheapest “All World“ portfolio using distributing UCITS funds. […]

Should you use new funds like the Vanguard FTSE All World ETF and SPDR MSCI World ETF in your portfolio?

The Vanguard FTSE All World ETF (Accumulating, ISIN IE00BK5BQT80) and the SPDR MSCI World (Accumulating, ISIN IE00BFY0GT14) are fairly recent funds which are suitable for the simple portfolio. The Vanguard fund exists since July 23rd 2019 and the SPDR fund exists since February 28th 2019. Should these funds be used instead of the current funds? […]

Como investir poupanças em fundos de índice (ETFs) para residentes em Portugal?

Note: If you don’t understand Portuguese, I have written a version of this article in English. Os fundos de índice cotados na bolsa (ETFs – exchange traded funds) são um excelente veículo para crescer poupanças. Têm resultados financeiros superiores a muitos fundos de investimento tradicionais (i.e. fundos activamente geridos). Têm comissões de gestão inferiores a […]

Is this a good time to invest?

You want to start investing. You hear index funds/ETFs are the proper way to do it. Yet after reading the news you learn that stock valuations are high, the bubble will burst, the economy is decelerating and a recession is coming. You feel like you don’t want to invest at a peak and then immediately […]