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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…

Applicability This guide regarding your first collection is applicable to you if you are an investment newbie and have little idea how to start. It is also applicable to you if you have a general concept of how investing works but don’t really know what to choose or which direction to go. This guide also pretty much applies to you if you have a clear picture of the stocks out there, just want to try…

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…

What happened? This week was quite eventful for GameStop, an American video game retailer. For the first time in its history, GameStop’s stock (GME) traded on the New York Stock Exchange hit a $470 record on Thursday, up from $18. This happened because a quite large number of Reddit users encouraged each other to make big bets on GME which forced the stock price to an abnormal level and left hedge funds with billions of…

One pound. That’s Orca’s fee each time you buy or sell a stock. That’s it! We don’t hide it behind subscriptions and additional features. For this pound, you get a consistent experience and full transparency at each step of your investment journey. Here’s what you get for one pound Orca gives you a large scope of useful tools completely free. Here’s a list: Robust market execution: the LSE responds to your order request in a…

Do you want to invest? Of course, you do; otherwise, why would you be reading this? Are you afraid to invest? Possibly, yes; otherwise, why would you be reading this? Alright, we’re not offering a psychotherapy service to ease your fears, but we are offering the next best thing: free shares. This guide is about how you get them. Open the Orca app, and type in your password, then go to your profile (the little…

This guide explains how to use Orca’s Collections. “But what,” we hear you ask, “are Orca’s Collections?” Good question. Let’s fill you in. Everything for your comfort Collections help you choose stocks and understand what you want to invest in. Maybe, you have very specific investment plans and came to Orca to buy this, this, and the other, and that’s it. Or maybe you just know that you want to start investing, but don’t really…

Why you need it Now that you’ve got your head around Trailing Stop (haven’t you?), it’s time to learn how to use a Postponed Order. If you were a full-time investor, knew the LSE’s timetable, and could do all your investing during its business hours, you’d have no need for these. But you’re a busy person, with other fish to fry,  and you want to be able to invest when the time suits you, right?…

First and foremost, let’s make sure you know what a trailing stop is. In fact, even before that, let’s make sure you’ll actually use a trailing stop. Just tell yourself: “I will use trailing stop”. It’s that easy. But, all joking aside, trailing stop is a very important investment tool. Take it from us – you need it, and it’s there for your benefit. The mechanism What is a trailing stop? Let’s look at an…