It’s been a tough year, hasn’t it? Yet, amid all the uncertainties, we got to know each other. That’s already an impressive achievement on your list of accomplishments for the year. What’s important is that 2021 has the potential to be even more impressive – and to your benefit. That’s what we want, that’s what we’ve been trying to achieve, and hopefully, that’s where we’ll end up – together. Twelve months ago, the Orca app…

One pound. That’s Orca’s fee each time you buy or sell a stock. That’s it! We don’t hide it behind subscriptions and additional features. For this pound, you get a consistent experience and full transparency at each step of your investment journey. Here’s what you get for one pound Orca gives you a large scope of useful tools completely free. Here’s a list: Robust market execution: the LSE responds to your order request in a…

Do you want to invest? Of course, you do; otherwise, why would you be reading this? Are you afraid to invest? Possibly, yes; otherwise, why would you be reading this? Alright, we’re not offering a psychotherapy service to ease your fears, but we are offering the next best thing: free shares. This guide is about how you get them. Open the Orca app, and type in your password, then go to your profile (the little…

This guide explains how to use Orca’s Collections. “But what,” we hear you ask, “are Orca’s Collections?” Good question. Let’s fill you in. Everything for your comfort Collections help you choose stocks and understand what you want to invest in. Maybe, you have very specific investment plans and came to Orca to buy this, this, and the other, and that’s it. Or maybe you just know that you want to start investing, but don’t really…

Why you need it Now that you’ve got your head around Trailing Stop (haven’t you?), it’s time to learn how to use a Postponed Order. If you were a full-time investor, knew the LSE’s timetable, and could do all your investing during its business hours, you’d have no need for these. But you’re a busy person, with other fish to fry,  and you want to be able to invest when the time suits you, right?…

First and foremost, let’s make sure you know what a trailing stop is. In fact, even before that, let’s make sure you’ll actually use a trailing stop. Just tell yourself: “I will use trailing stop”. It’s that easy. But, all joking aside, trailing stop is a very important investment tool. Take it from us – you need it, and it’s there for your benefit. The mechanism What is a trailing stop? Let’s look at an…

This guide explains how to invest and choose stocks for investment. It doesn’t explain how to think, though. There is some minimal decision-making you’ll have to do for yourself (a finger to click “Buy” won’t move by itself, you know). So, here’s a step-by-step guide on where to find things, what to pay attention to, and how to use the information you see, to best serve your investment objectives. Let’s get going.  Discovery Open the…

What is a stock? Generally, you can divide all businesses that exist on the planet into two categories: private and public. A private business is… private. From that perspective, there is no easy way to buy shares in a private company. Anyway, shareholders of private companies are listed at Companies House and they have to file their accounts publicly. What’s very important (from a state’s point of view): you have little control over a private…

It’s an exchange-traded fund. It’s nice how an abbreviation gets explained through the words it stands for, right? Anyway, an ETF is a fund – meaning, it’s a pool of money collected from people. Where does it go? It’s invested in a collection of securities, be it stocks, bonds, or something else. Which ones exactly and how many of each type and company? The fund managers already decided all of that. All you do is…

What do you know about bonds? Not the bonds between you and your friends, or between Orca and you, that are practically indestructible. And not James Bond actors that you probably didn’t know were nine of them (google it, you’ll see). The bonds we are speaking about are a financial instrument that is often considered one of the safest to invest in. Let’s clarify how a bond works. Essentially, a bond is a loan paper.…