Do you know that you can break your investment dynamics down into easily digestible and insightful metrics? What if we told you that now you can share your portfolio online with anyone?  This simple guide explains to you how to do that. How do you do that? Three steps: 1.     Open the Orca app, enter your profile. 2.     Scroll down, find “Share your portfolio,” tap it. 3.     You’ll get…

Normally, we wouldn’t ask ‘How much do stocks fall during recession?’ or ‘How bad is the stock market right now?’. But questions like that suddenly became very valid when our ministers informed us that the UK economy is going through a crisis unseen for the last three centuries because of the virus. Okay then, what do the stock market and the UK economy look like today? Let’s find that out. Forced reality When the virus…

Orca continues to share the stories of our frugal-minded investors. Frugality is not a set of rules or sacrifices. Each investor can find their own unique way to make it work and to stick to it effectively. Orca hopes you’ll find these stories helpful for building your own definition of financial minimalism. Investing well can be key to your ability to live comfortably for a long time to come. The next hero of this thrifty…

The whole pandemic situation has certainly changed the way we live. Perhaps no where is that more true than in finance. Many of us had to learn how to operate on a budget the hard way. But as they say, there’s always a silver lining. In this case that happened to be the very valuable knowledge of how to be smart with your money. In these hard times, people rethought their financial habits and modified…

Thrifty, spartan, and prudent – these are the suggested synonyms for ‘frugal’. While this word normally describes positively simplistic life habits, it also has a direct correlation to wealth-building. If you look after the pennies, the pounds will look after themselves according to the old saying. In more modern terms, frugality is what the analysts call ‘effective private wealth management’. New habits – new opportunities You wouldn’t expect the virus to push you towards better…

Orca, a new investment app based in the UK, has launched an official subreddit with an eye on making the investment process for users and prospective users easier and more enjoyable as its community continues to expand. Our app was started as an answer to the current lack of quality investment platforms available to retail clients. While traditional financial institutions and professionals have a plethora of investment avenues, new and retail investors are often left…

There are many assets you can invest in. You, probably, have already discovered them in our app. Some of them are more sensitive to the market sentiment, some are less sensitive. What investments are attractive for you? Answer these 12 short questions, and Orca stock investment app will try to guess! Check your investing style Orca does not provide investment advice. If you are unsure about anything, please seek financial advice from an authorised advisor.…

Investment may seem a purely technical activity from the outside. Choose, click, invest, wait, and reap the harvest of your investment decisions. If you’re a fresher or just have started to invest, that might be the totality of your concept of investment. But as you can guess, that’s not the case: investment is much more complex than you might think – and some of the reasons for that complexity may surprise you – or even…

It’s made to save you money. Not satisfied with the answer? Please proceed. Happy end Let’s say, you’ve invested 1,000 pounds in stocks expecting a 10% yearly return. At the end of the first year, you’d have 1,100 pounds. During the second year, the same 10% would make your 1,100 pounds become 1,210. The latter would accumulate another 10%, and so it would be happening every year. At the end of a decade, you’d have…

The London Stock Exchange is one of the most prominent stock markets in the world, and as with every exchange, the LSE has a number of indices to show how the UK stock market is performing. The main one of these is the Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 (FTSE 100). You can call it the Footsie – everyone does. As the name suggests, the FTSE 100 takes the 100 companies with the biggest market capitalisation…