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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…

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.…