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The Predators’ Ball: The Inside Story of Drexel Burnham and the Rise of the Junk Bond Raiders Connie Bruck Non-fiction 1988, Penguin “In the third week of March 1985, the faithful, fifteen hundred strong, came to Beverly Hills to pay homage to Michael Milken, the legendary junk-bond guru of Drexel Burnham Lambert whom many of his followers called simply “the King”. For the next four days, they would savor the world he had created for…

How often do you watch films about finance? We’re guessing you’ll say never. But what if we told you that the topic of finance slips into lots of films—we just don’t pay any attention to it. It’s much more interesting to follow the love story, laugh at the comedy, get caught up in the action, or empathise with the main character, and not think about money. Over the next few articles, we’re going to look…

Do you know your investing level? For months our Tech team was busy engineering the smartest A.I. in the world, that would be able to estimate your experience in the world of investments up to months in 8 simple questions. Ok, just kidding, it’s a very random quiz. But it’s pretty accurate. Give it a go!

If you use our Orca app, then you know how its interface looks. But have you ever wondered who made it? We’ve talked to our product designer Alina Pravdyukova about our app and also asked her some personal questions so you guys can get to know her better. How do ideas for developing the app appear and how quickly are they implemented? We constantly interview our users, find out what people would like to see…

Porsche…Porsche… PORSCHE… A machine that is impossible not to admire—and the company that produces it is now a huge corporation. In 2020, despite the pandemic, Porsche AG sold 272,162 cars, and its value grew to €28.7 billion (≈£22.9 bn). But it was not always so. Back in the last century, despite having iconic status, Porsche AG was still a small, family-owned sports car corporation. Yet somehow, in 2005, the company decided to take over the mighty Volkswagen…

In honour of the Heritage Open Days, Orca decided to give everyone who buys the God save the Queen collection a stock from Barclays. It’ll be available only today, so if by chance you have forgotten how to buy collections in Orca, it is the time to remember how to do it. Inspired by the festival, we in Orca thought that in fact art and investment are very similar in many things. It’s addictive When…

Less than a year ago, Orca was a tiny calf in a form of a waitlist! And now Orca is a cool app with a lot of useful features that perfectly match the needs of those who are new to investing and seasoned investors. Initially, only LSE stocks were available for purchase in the app, but soon everything will change. In the near future, stocks from the NYSE and NASDAQ will appear in the Orca…

ETFs or index funds? What’s the difference? Should I consider ETF and index investing or can I keep calm and  invest only in stocks and bonds?  Okay, folks, relax. Take a deep breath and read the article. ETFs vs. funds explained Exchange traded fund or simply an ETF is a kind of index fund. Basically it’s a kind of basket filled with securities traded on an exchange. And an index fund is a form of…

Some (actually many) investors from time to time think of selling stocks and withdrawing their money. Especially such thoughts come to novice investors, trying to lure them back to the dark side of non-investing. Red candles of stock prices are like the red lightsaber of Darth Vader giving rise to despair. But calm down, folks, and keep your emotions out of your investment decisions. Make no rush selling your stocks even if you think that…

How to benefit from inflation You may think, whether we need to protect against inflation or if it’s possible to make profit from it. Inflation affects different spheres of life. Let’s go through them all and find out how to survive inflation. Inflation, what kind of beast is that? Prices are like kids, they grow day by day. But unlike kids, prices never stop growing. For example, two months ago you bought your favourite chocolate…