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Investment Blog

We continue to tell you about our team. This time we’ve talked to our product manager Denis Lavrik who cares about our users more than the users themselves. Tell us about yourself. What do you do in Orca, how did you get here, what did you do before? By education I am a nuclear physicist. I worked with the peaceful atom, dreamed of studying space and everything light years away from us. To tell you…

Today our CEO Denis Gulagin spoke with NASDAQ about our app and investing in general. The conversation turned out to be informative and entertaining, and we’d like to share some of the main points with you. At the beginning of the interview, Denis drew attention to the fact that all people are different and that is reflected in the ways in which they invest. In general, of course, the main interest and motivator is making…

Global financial crisis! Sounds scary, doesn’t it? Many people (hi, boomers!) remember just how devastating the 2008 crisis was. It swept like a hurricane across the planet. But if you look back at the situation more closely, it becomes clear that it was all a “comedy of errors”. Although, as you can imagine, few were laughing at the time. Gen-Z were children in those days, and most likely didn’t even notice the crisis at all.…

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…