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  • Article / 12 February 2016 at 13:11 GMT

    Only real rates are the real thing

    Only real rates are the real thing
    Saving for the future (such as for the time you're on the pension) is often done with a certain purchasing power in mind. When anticipating it, not only the nominal rate of return of an investment is important, but also inflation. Both are uncertain and impossible to accurately predict. Here we take a look at past inflation rates and what real rates of return occurred.
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  • Article / 12 January 2016 at 13:00 GMT

    This is what you really get for your money

    This is what you really get for your money
    Interest rates remain low, but that does not mean saving isn't worth it. It’s a matter of strategy. And of course one has to take into account that low interest rates are often accompanied by low inflation. Hence, the real yield compared to previously is higher than it appears. Let’s have a look at how real rates developed over the past. In a later article we will shed light on the fact that in the long run, historically, shares still showed extraordinary returns.
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