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Mikhail Aristakesyan currently works as Head of Research in the Global Markets division of the Investment Company Finam, Russia's brokerage firm with the highest turnover on the Russian stock market and the largest active client base in the country. Also, he is a founder of Stock Market Investing Journal. He has 17 years' work experience on financial markets in the areas of research and portfolio management. Mikhail holds two degrees: in engineering and finance from two top Russian universities: Moscow Aviation Institute and the Financial Academy.
- Description: Sell side analyst. Trading frequency: Infrequent
- Interests: Bonds, Dividend stock ideas & income, ETFs, Forex, REITs, Stocks - long, Stocks - short, Tech stocks
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Stock Market Investing Journal Stock Market Investing Journal is written for investors and by investor. I focus on practical and useful information and keep theory at minimum. International investing is very important at present. Diversification among countries and regions are absolute necessity. If you have assets only in one country you ...More
are subject to political and economic risks of this country. As recent events have shown even the most advanced countries can’t be considered risk free.Good news that you do not have to be a multimillionaire to start investing in world stock markets. Only 50-60 years ago just one phone call from London to New York could cost you a small fortune. Now you can begin with very modest amounts. It is possible to find brokers which charge reasonable commissions.Majority of mass media are still focused on US stock market. We are trying to bridge this gap and provide vital information, such as leading industries, national stock indices and blue chip stocks in other countries. If you are really serious about international stock market investing you should get accustomed to Exchange Traded Funds (ETF). It is a relatively new instrument, the first one was created around 20 years ago, but extremely useful. ETFs are very popular among institutional investors. You can just in one click buy or sell entire stock indices of different countries, e.g. Germany, Hong Kong, Brazil etc. ETFs on US stock indices are also available.Moreover, using ETFs you can buy not only stocks, but other asset classes as well. It is possible to have different fixed income portfolios consisting of government or corporate bonds of developed or emerging countries focusing on long or short maturities. Options are practically unlimited. You can buy commodities including gold and silver, other currencies or even get rent from Singapore property. If you master ETF you can de facto invest like a hedge fund. Stock market investing is a challenging task. You can spend many years studying and practicing it, but stock market still manages to surprise you. It is never possible to say I know it all about stocks. But when you get it right a payout will be very handsome.
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