If you're thinking about investing in an exchange traded fund (ETF), it's worthwhile to know both the benefits and risks of doing so. Like any financial product, its your hard-earned money on the line, so it pays to know what you're buying. You wouldn't buy a car or a house without checking it out first, would you?
Ethical funds have become more and more popular in recent years as investors look for ways to grow their wealth responsibly. Investing your money in renewable energy, sustainable businesses or community infrastructure may make a positive impact in the world, but what about the impact on your wallet? What sort of returns can you expect from an ethical investment and how do they compare to other types of investments?
The “Big Mac Index” was invented by The Economist back in 1986, as a way to simplify exchange rates theory for the general public. Also known as Burgernomics, the Big Mac Index judges the value of a country's currency against how much a Big Mac costs to buy in that country compared to other countries - i.e. the exchange rate.
Since cryptocurrencies burst onto the scene they have exploded in popularity, with hundreds of millions invested and a whole slew of different coins, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. The last 12 months have been tough on most cryptocurrencies, but for some it has not been all bad news. If you’re interested in crypto, it can be hard to know which coins to pay attention to, and which ones will be a flash in the pan. So, we had a look at the top cryptocurrencies by market cap and how they have performed in the last 12 months.
Ever since Bitcoin was introduced back in 2009, one of its major obstacles has been transaction speed. The more and more popular that Bitcoin becomes, the longer the blockchain becomes, and the more time it takes to process new transactions. Bitcoin Cash was created as attempt to solve this problem.