Category Archives: Investing

Mortgage: Love it, hate it, you will probably need it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jack-m-guttentag/mortgage-repayment-questi_b_9278698.html Now would be a great time to take out a mortgage for the next ten years. The interest rate is historically low and it has been so for a few years now. In Talouselämä’s article they were investigating which … Continue reading

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Crude oil is the hot potato of the investment market

In the past 18 months the price of crude oil has fallen by 75%, from $110 a barrel to under $27. Yet this time the benefits are less certain. Although consumers benefit, producers are suffering grievously. While most major oil … Continue reading

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Characteristics of a good investment advisor

People who need advice on investing are small investors who are just starting out, but also people who have experience in investing and therefore possibly also more money. The quality of investment advice is not something to be bargained with … Continue reading

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How to start investing?

A Good way to make a quite a lot money (but it can also take a lot as well) is investing in the stock market. With so many stocks out there can sometimes can put your head confused and you … Continue reading

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Traditional habits of investing are changing

After 2008 the four biggest central banks have been pumping ten thousand billion euros in total to the world’s financial system. Their purpose was to stop the impending financial collapse in 2009 and after that revitalize global economy and get … Continue reading

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What Does the Future Hold for the Ice Hockey Team Espoo Blues?

I’m sure that it’s clear to everyone who follows ice hockey that Espoo Blues is struggling financially and most likely the company behind the logo, Jääkiekko Espoo Oy, is going bankrupt . The situation involving Espoo Blues’ finance has been in … Continue reading

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Why are you not investing?

  Over a third of Finnish people are not investing, according to a survey by TNS gallup ordered by Norvestia. At the same time half of the people say that they keep their money in their bank accounts for no … Continue reading

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Take the money!

A quote from Kauppalehti by Professor of Economics in University of Jyväskylä, Finland ”Threats to expel every single student of economics In Jyväskylä University who doesn’t take out a long term student loan.” ”The Terms of a student loan are … Continue reading

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Investments and dividends – A topic that divides opinions

The last couple of years have truly been difficult in Finland. The economy has long been in a depression but the year 2016 is believed to be the first good and bullish year in a long time. Companies’ revenues have … Continue reading

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Fall of Lehman Brothers and the next crisis

The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 put the already ongoing subprime crisis in overdrive because the highly leveraged investment bank couldn’t honour its obligations (Johnson 2013). The perceived counterparty risk, the risk of default of the counterparty of … Continue reading

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