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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…

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…

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…

Orca, a new investment app based in the UK, has launched an official subreddit with an eye on making the investment process for users and prospective users easier and more enjoyable as its community continues to expand. Our app was started as an answer to the current lack of quality investment platforms available to retail clients. While traditional financial institutions and professionals have a plethora of investment avenues, new and retail investors are often left…

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…

It’s made to save you money. Not satisfied with the answer? Please proceed. Happy end Let’s say, you’ve invested 1,000 pounds in stocks expecting a 10% yearly return. At the end of the first year, you’d have 1,100 pounds. During the second year, the same 10% would make your 1,100 pounds become 1,210. The latter would accumulate another 10%, and so it would be happening every year. At the end of a decade, you’d have…

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…