In Latin, the “speculator” is the observer, the scout, the general’s spy. Nowadays, he identifies the one who wants to profit from the evolution of the price of a good or a property title (share, bond, real estate, option, currency, interest rate…). The speculator has no other goal than to make a profit and ideally in the shortest possible time. The speculator is not interested in the quality of goods and securities, nor in the social impact of his decisions (layoffs, poverty, expropriations, famine, …etc), but only in the price gap whether it is rising or falling, having the potential to generate a profit. Continue reading
With interest rates remaining low, many investors are beginning to rethink. According to a recent survey, the number of security buyers is increasing. However, not all customers have yet discovered the advantages of shares and funds for themselves. You don’t have to go straight to Wall Street to buy securities.
With interest rates remaining low, conservative savings deposits hardly bring any income. – Katrin Chrambach, PostbankContinue reading