We often get asked “what is the performance or return of my Raiz investment”.
Calculating how an investment is performing is typically done using one of two standard methods that you may have heard of before. One method is called Return on Investment (ROI) and the other is called the Internal Rate of Return (IRR).
Last week saw a pullback in the US equities market, led by a major sell-off in the US tech sector. The pullback wasn’t restricted to the US, with similar slides in other stock indices overseas and in European markets. However, the pull back in Europe has not be on the same scale as the US.
In everyday life, we often refer to investing as putting time or effort into something that will provide a long-term benefit, such as an education. When we talk about investing from a financial perspective, we’re more concerned with investing money, with the expectation of generating an income or profit with a long-term benefit for you financially.
Life is inherently risky. Every decision you make, whether it’s getting into a car, going on a holiday, or moving house, carries some form of risk that things will not go as expected. But to dodge risk by locking yourself in a cocoon is to pay the highest price: you miss everything.
We welcomed the findings of a parliamentary committee that has rejected calls for an outright ban on screen-scraping, acknowledging that it found no evidence of consumer harm due to this practice. Screen-scraping is the name (albeit a poor one) given to the technology that powers our Round-Ups feature, allowing us to see banking transactions and find the virtual spare change with your consent.
Last week saw global equities hit record highs, ending a bear market that at one point had wiped a third of the value, or roughly $22 trillion, off publicly traded companies around the world, according to the FTSE All World index, which covers around 4000 companies in 47 countries.