Simply create your own ETF portfolio

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Do you already know one of the simplest investment strategies? It is an ETF portfolio that you can easily create yourself in just a few steps. Stiftung Warentest calls it the slipper portfolio. Others speak of a broadly diversified passive investment strategy. The video summarizes the key facts in just under 3 minutes: Getting started: portfolio selection Before implementing the slipper portfolio strategy... Read more

Invest money with autopilot – the slipper portfolio

Staying in lane. It's easier with autopilot.

Do you already know one of the simplest investment strategies? Stiftung Warentest calls it the slipper portfolio. Others speak of a broadly diversified passive investment strategy. The video summarizes the key facts in just under 3 minutes: Getting started: selecting a depot Before implementing the slipper portfolio strategy, you need a depot that is as cheap as possible. Find the best depots here (note: Flatex is in … Read more

Actively or passively managed funds?

Aktiv oder passive Fonds: Womit sprudelt das Geld in dein Depot?

This article deals with the question of which investment strategy is more successful in the long term. Are actively or passively managed funds better? Beating the market The core promise of actively managed equity funds: Outperform the market, get more returns in a bull market, lose money in a bear market. Is that possible? An attempt at scientific enlightenment The SPIVA study The SPIVA study … Read more

Behavior in a financial crash - How do I behave correctly?

Verhalten im Finanzcrash - Wie mache ich es richtig

The past financial crash in 2020 during the corona pandemic was a scary situation for many. At that time, hoarding purchases in supermarkets, especially of canned goods, spaghetti, rice & co. made clear how scared many were. Also relevant for many investors was the question of whether the corona virus would bring the next major financial crash. After all, the stock markets at the end of April 2020 ... Read more

Investing in Index Funds (ETFs) – Pros & Cons

Geldanlage Indexfonds (ETFs) – Pros & Contras Quelle:

More and more investors are now switching to other investments than they were a few years ago because classic savings models simply no longer yield interest. Index funds, also known as ETFs, are particularly popular. But where does this great popularity come from? And are there any disadvantages that potential ETF investors should be aware of? What is an ETF anyway? ETF is short... Read more

Top 7 books to understand the world of cryptocurrencies

Recently, more and more people are talking about cryptocurrency. So, you are wondering what blockchain is and how to start cryptocurrency trading? Our collection of books for beginners will help you understand this niche. The Best Books for Getting Started with Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain For all the people who are interested in... Read more

Depot for children: papers, taxes & pitfalls

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Taxes can be saved with a deposit for children. When equipping the depot, attention should be paid to long-term stable securities in promising sectors. The custody account for children is an ideal vehicle for building up assets for the offspring. Pitfalls with health insurance and BAföG should be avoided at all costs. Because these can, if approached incorrectly, cause any ... Read more

Free savings plan at ING

While the DKB is turning up the cost screw in 2021, the ING is using its profits to offer offers such as a free savings plan! In the depot comparison, there are now some brokers who offer a savings plan for 0 euros in fees. The ING already has over 150 savings plans available free of charge. However, due to a good financial year, the bank is now... Read more

Shares transferred to child tax-free

Shares transferred to child tax-free

With a deposit that runs on your child, the first €9744 (basic allowance) are tax-free in 2021. In addition, there is the savings allowance of €801. This means that €10,545 in share profits are tax-free in 2021. If the basic allowance has not been exhausted, securities can be sold at a profit and immediately bought again. Thus, the acquisition costs increase, which later becomes ... Read more

What returns stocks promise after the crisis

If you don't want to run % pa with an enormous risk, I will present you some new research in the following article. In this way, even as an average consumer, you can benefit as best as possible from high returns on shares with little risk. For 24 years, JP Morgan Chase has published a long-term capital markets outlook on the markets. This year the bank... Read more

Behavior in the 2020 financial crisis

The 2020 financial crisis unsettles many. If you are also wondering how to behave in the 2020 financial crisis, this article will help you. Here you will find an explanation in simple words of what the Corona crash is all about. I also give some easy-to-implement recommendations to get out of the financial crisis despite the difficult situation... Read more

Stock market crash 2020: Depot wiped out?

Börsencrash 2020

After 6 weeks of coronavirus we are now in full blown economic panic that led to the 2020 stock market crash. The crash due to the corona virus marks the beginning of one of the most sudden recessions of all time. The pace of the stock market crash is frantic. Der Spiegel has compiled this in a clear graphic. The high speed of the stock market crash has to do with... Read more

Compound interest effect simply explained

The compound interest effect can contribute greatly to wealth accumulation - If you understand it, you can use it

The compound interest effect is the central building block of any asset accumulation. Only if you understand how it works can you make your money work for you in the long run. This is the working principle of compound interest. Money becomes more money and even more money. Because the effect is so amazing, it has also been used in the past as... Read more

Stock portfolio basics you need to know now to turn every stock crisis into an opportunity

A share depot or securities account can create wealth in the long term

Wenn du einen langen Anlagehorizont von zehn oder besser 15 Jahren hast, kannst du diese Kursabschläge für dich nutzen. Wenn du in der Coronakrise 2020 oder in der Finanzkrise 2008 eingestiegen bist, hattest du kurz darauf ordentlich Plus gemacht. Auch, wenn die Märkte kurzfristig noch weiter eingebrochen sind. In 5,10 oder 15 Jahren geht die … Read more

Stock market crash: The best time to buy stocks. 2 simple rules!

Börsencrash: Die Beste Zeit um Aktien zu kaufen

Whether on YouTube, in the relevant financial blogs or in the mirror. Many are reasonable and advise: to use the stock market crash to buy shares. It's the best time in a long time! After all, everything is much cheaper now! The S&P500 crashed from 3,394 to 2,192 points. Price losses of a third. The Dax is even wilder. ... Read more

Passive Income: The 8 Best Strategies! (Ranking)

The Corona crisis in 2020 showed how panic and greed dominate the markets. While in the spring of 2020 the market collapsed by almost 50 % as many seem to be selling without their heads and minds, many opportunities have presented themselves for long-term investors. Because the rebound lasted just 9 months. For opportunities like this... Read more

Wann kommt der nächste Börsencrash? – Vorteile der Dezimierung

Wann kommt der nächste Börsencrash - Vorteile der Dezimierung

Anleger verfolgen die Nachrichten vor einem Börsencrash mit einem flauen Gefühl im Magen. Die Frage „Wann kommt der nächste Börsencrash?“ steht im Raum. Denn niemand möchte innerhalb weniger Tage zahlreiche Leitindizes um über 30 Prozent oder mehr einbrechen sehen. Zudem werden Börsenkorrekturen aufgrund des schnelleren Informationsflusses ebenfalls immer schneller. Mit einem Verlust von 32 Prozent … Read more

The best depots for your ETFs

This article is out of date. You can find the updated depot comparison here. In January and February 2020, a lot has changed in the free securities accounts. That's why I've analyzed the offers for you again in the past few weeks. Two well-known custody account providers have worsened their conditions in 2020: ING and the broker Flatex. Two newcomers are bidding for it... Read more

ETF savings plan – long-term illusion?

ETF Sparplan Illusion

Häufig lese ich darüber, man könne einen ETF Sparplan anlegen und dann einfach 30 Jahre laufen lassen. Aber geht das wirklich? Ich mache einen kurzen Faktencheck. Die Illusion Einmal einrichten und einfach 30 Jahre lang laufen lassen. Das funktioniert bei einem ETF Sparplan genauso wenig, wie es bei einem sonstigen Projekt funktioniert. Projekte müssen immer … Read more

Important details on the corona virus for investors

Einfluss Coronavirus auf Kapitalmärkte

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause disease in animals and humans. In humans, the virus causes respiratory infection. Initially, the illness is similar to a cold or flu. However, rarer forms of the coronavirus such as SARS and MERS can be much more deadly. Research is currently still working on vaccines against the corona viruses. In February 2020 … Read more

A call to save for low earners


At the turn of the year did the costs increase again? The dispo is already back on the attack? With this reality, unfortunately, a large number of Germans are affected every month. The bottom half of German citizens own just one percent of national wealth. According to surveys, every third person is concerned about whether they will have enough money in old age... Read more

Avoid these investing mistakes

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Managing finances yourself is perceived by many people as too difficult, which is why they leave this topic to bank advisors. Under no circumstances should you give this important topic to others. Making a simple investment isn't difficult as long as you avoid the major mistakes. In the following it is determined which ones they are! “It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like … Read more

Invest in ETFs without prior knowledge

Ohne Vorwissen in ETFs investieren? Dies ist das Versprechen zahlreicher Robo Advisors

Is it possible to invest in ETFs without any prior knowledge? Yes, say numerous robo advisors, i.e. fully digitized investment helpers. To make this possible, numerous start-ups in the financial sector, so-called FinTechs, have been founded since 2013 and written some clever software. This should make it available to a wide range of people - even without knowledge of ... Read more

How to pay less than 25% tax on dividends

Steuererklärung Lohnt sich das Ausfüllen der Anlage KAP

If the taxable income in 2020 is a maximum of 17,000 euros for a single person and no more than 34,000 euros for spouses filing jointly, the more favorable test will save taxes in any case. You can find out how to do it here. What is the discount test? If you receive interest or dividend payments, the bank automatically retains the withholding tax amount... Read more

Yield tuning with the Robo Advisor comparison

The Robo Advisor comparison allows you to quickly and easily compare the performance of different Robo Advisors and carry out yield tuning! With a 7.74 % return over 24 months, Ginmon performed 2.44 % above that of the robo advisors growney. With an investment sum of 10,000 euros, this already corresponds to 244 euros in additional profit. She … Read more

How Harvard and Yale invest

Durch Robo Advisors wie die Harvard Uni investieren | © Harvard University

What do the pros do differently? The advantage of the Harvard investment fund is not so much in profit maximization as in sophisticated risk management, so that the university lost significantly less value than the S&P 500 during the 2007-2009 bear market. The foundation assets were also able to recover quickly after the crisis . We take a look... Read more

What house I can afford?

How much house can I afford?

"How much house can I afford?" Based on the net income, the table gives a rough indication of the amount up to which a property can be reasonably financed. As can be seen in the table, the real estate price is 100 times the monthly net income. What house I can afford? The monthly net income multiplied by 110 gives the highest possible ... Read more