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Nobody beats the market in Belgium
By entrusting your money to a professional financial advisor, like a private banker or fund manager, you might expect to get higher financial returns than those of the market. Well the truth is nobody systematically beats market in the long term!
What do we mean by "the market"?
We often talk about “the market” without clearly defining it. Actually, many markets exist and it is crucial to define which market we’re talking about to avoid confusion. For Easyvest, the market is made of all the companies that are traded on a stock market in the world. While it is impossible to invest on the whole market today, technological developments suggest it might be possible in the future.
What is a tracker?
A tracker or index fund is an investment fund of which the strategy is to replicate or “track” the performance of a financial index. It differs from traditional investment funds in its passive approach that drastically reduces costs and avoids investment managers’ mistakes. Most trackers can be bought on a stock exchange all day long. These are referred to as Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs.