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Director: John Landis Writers: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod Premiere: 1983 Looking good, Billy Ray! Feeling good, Louis! I’m sure many of you have watched the Christmas comedy, Trading Places, starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, at least once. With its New Year’s Eve atmosphere in Philadelphia, some first-class humour and its investment schemes, we at Orca think it’s a masterpiece. For those who have forgotten the plot of the Oscar nominated BAFTA winner (please, don’t say you haven’t seen…

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!

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…

It’s addictive When you first look at Edouard Manet’s “Olympia” , you just see a naked girl with her maid. But then you learn that this Olympia is the heir to the heroines of Titian, Goya and Ingres. You learn that this Olympia, exhibited at the Paris Salon in the XX century, caused outrage among the public, because the picture depicts a prostitute. You learn that this Olympia has a portrait accurately depicted face and…

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…