Everybody wants to do the right thing. At least on paper. Of course, it sounds so much better to say "I contribute to saving the world" instead of "I contribute to spreading cancer". Right? With this idea in mind, there is a large movement among banks and financial institutions who like to put some ethics … Continue reading Ethics and the Stock Market
There was some amazing news coming from Wall Street a few weeks ago. 181 CEOs, members of the so-called business roundtable and representatives of some of the largest companies in the USA, declared that maximizing shareholder value is no longer the single purpose of their companies. Instead, the emphasis would shift towards stakeholders. I believe … Continue reading Stakeholders are the better shareholders
A majority of people out there thinks that investing is not for everyone. A recent survey by Blackrock revealed some critical reasons across generations, and as for why people would postpone or even not consider to invest at all. In my last two posts, I have covered the top 3 reasons from that list. Time … Continue reading 4 Reasons not to invest – Being afraid of losing everything
I don't really remember where I read this quote, but it's so accurate and so much matching my way of thinking, that I really felt like needing to write about it. Everyone is a nobody to somebody. Why do I consider this important for this blog? The truth is that nobody cares about who you are... … Continue reading Everyone is a nobody to somebody
For anyone who was thinking that 2019 would offer some political stability and economic recovery, the year started pretty awful. Let's take a look: Brexit - everything hints at a total disaster with the UKs decision to leave the EU. We can expect high market volatility and a lot of insecurity on how an unorganised … Continue reading Drama is all around
I am currently on vacation and visiting my family in Germany, Berlin. It's my first visit in almost 2 years. I had to skip last year due to switching jobs and an overwhelming amount of work. Obviously, even while living abroad I am still following news and since I work in a hotel and have … Continue reading Impressions from Berlin
Just when I wanted to write this article, markets went down. What a timing! But no, this is not a crash just yet. I believe that there is no perfect answer to the question above, but let me say this: There might be a limit to growth somewhere, but I am truly not able to … Continue reading Markets can’t go up forever… or do they?