A guide to investing in ETFs while living in Germany

This guide mostly covers the details around investment taxes and brokerages available in Germany. I have written at length about the fundamentals of investing in index funds while living in Europe elsewhere, so I won’t repeat that in this post. I don’t know where to start with investing My “learn investing in 10 minutes a day” series […]

Tax advantages of accumulating and distributing funds across Europe

Choosing between accumulating or distributing funds is among the first choices investors in Europe make. The appropriate option may reduce your (tax) costs and increase your returns. This post explains how to understand which dividend distribution policy leads to lower taxes using examples of specific countries. My previous post on the topic explains that the choice boils […]

How to backtest a portfolio?

I published a video on how to backtest a portfolio. You can find more details about it below. First, I wanted to share some updates about the book: I finished writing it! I will release it soon. I am aiming for April. But first, I have to finish some of the extra content. Now, I am […]

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. […]