How to Invest in the Long Term (and Why)

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The older you get, the more you think about your financial future. Of course, many people start planning their financial future while they’re still young, but the majority prefer to spend their hard earned money on gadgets, exotic trips, concert tickets, lattes, craft beer, clothes and whatever else they fancy.

However, there comes a point in time when people realise they won’t be young forever and start wondering how they would be able to afford all those nice things when they retire. And in the interim, there are also children and college funds to worry about as well.

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How to Invest in Precious Metals Online

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The glare of precious metals has irresistibly drawn humanity ever since we learned how to walk. In the past, gold and silver have been widely used as currencies, to craft anything from intricate jewellery to statues and palaces, and to signify immense wealth and power.

Today, these shiny assets serve an extra function—to protect investments in times of economic turmoil.

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How to Invest in Shares Online

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It’s no secret that the year-on-year inflation in many countries is rising at a worrisome pace. This is perhaps why recently more and more investors abandon traditional investments, like bank deposits and real estate, in favour of company shares.

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Blockchain Technology: What It Is, How It Works, and Why the Corporate World Finds It So Irresistible

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If you haven’t heard the words “blockchain”, “blockchain technology”, and “distributed ledger technology” (DLT), you must have been living under a rock for the past few years.

But most likely you have heard them repeated over and over again, touted as the greatest thing since sliced bread and the solution to all global woes.

Blockchain could do everything—create money, manage assets, transfer money, track the movement of bananas from the small farm in Ecuador to the supermarket, thus ensuring you are eating fair trade bananas, help you rent a car, manage the smart appliances in your home, offer solutions for personal identification and so on, and so forth. 

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Should You Trust Market Crash Forecasts?

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Record-low interest rates in the past decade. Surging debts on a global scale. Escalating trade tensions between leading economic powers. Extremely volatile currencies. 

These are all troublesome signals that immediately raise red flags in everyone’s minds about an impending financial crisis. And rightfully so since, if history has taught us anything, it’s that markets go through repeated economic cycles of expansion and contraction.

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