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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…

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…

Orca continues to share the stories of our frugal-minded investors. Frugality is not a set of rules or sacrifices. Each investor can find their own unique way to make it work and to stick to it effectively. Orca hopes you’ll find these stories helpful for building your own definition of financial minimalism. Investing well can be key to your ability to live comfortably for a long time to come. The next hero of this thrifty…

The whole pandemic situation has certainly changed the way we live. Perhaps no where is that more true than in finance. Many of us had to learn how to operate on a budget the hard way. But as they say, there’s always a silver lining. In this case that happened to be the very valuable knowledge of how to be smart with your money. In these hard times, people rethought their financial habits and modified…

Investment may seem a purely technical activity from the outside. Choose, click, invest, wait, and reap the harvest of your investment decisions. If you’re a fresher or just have started to invest, that might be the totality of your concept of investment. But as you can guess, that’s not the case: investment is much more complex than you might think – and some of the reasons for that complexity may surprise you – or even…

The London Stock Exchange is one of the most prominent stock markets in the world, and as with every exchange, the LSE has a number of indices to show how the UK stock market is performing. The main one of these is the Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 (FTSE 100). You can call it the Footsie – everyone does. As the name suggests, the FTSE 100 takes the 100 companies with the biggest market capitalisation…

If you’re with Orca, you’re an investor, and as an investor, you’ll likely ask yourself two questions for the rest of your investing life. The first one is: what’s happening on the market? (Options: we’re soaring into a bubble; we’re plummeting into an abyss; we’re growing nicely like flowers in the field.) The second question is: how does my chosen stock compare to the market in general? (Options: my stock is lagging behind; my stock…

Advanced statistics Do you know what the Paasche Formula is? You don’t? Well then, we’ll just have to skip the Advanced Statistics course. Please proceed to Elementary Statistics. Elementary Statistics Let’s say we have a selection of public companies, each with a number of stocks on the market. If we multiply this number by the stock’s current share price, we get each company’s market capitalisation. The combined market capitalisation of all the companies makes up…

The term consolidation could be simply explained as gathering forces at the right moment. But how exactly does it work in investment? Consolidation happens in the stock market, too. If a public company wants to increase its share price, it goes for share consolidation. In a nutshell, instead of having 100 shares 5GBP each, it makes 50 shares 10GBP each. As you can see from this simple equation, the total value of shares in circulation…

Have you seen the movie “No Country For Old Men”? Pretty good one. The main character thinks any task requires just a well-chosen instrument to complete it. Do you agree with that? Well, to be honest, whether you agree or not, there is only one such instrument for investing – the Orca App for the UK. Unlike the movie’s character, we will explain why – right below. Destination: investing made easy A TV ad would…