In this day and age, it is rare to find a website or program which is fully ad-free. It is hard for many people to work on something that is truly non-profit.

This is Jean-Baptiste Kempf, the creator of the VLC media player, he refused tens of millions of euros…


I have always been a “cost saver nerd” and one thing that I have been researching and using in my daily life is the optimization of exchange rates. Just like the stock market, I always want to find the cheapest price for the same unit. …


I have been playing around with Uber Movement some more and wanted to show how you can quickly use it in practice. The service has also been updated the colours on the map which makes it much easier to see travel time difference just with your eye.


Ever since the smartphone companies can gather lots of interesting data from our habits, not just on the internet. It has for a long time played a big role in how people move around in a store or a shopping center. Now we are taking it outside. I have started…


For a long time, I have been following the technical advances in the world with interest. I have always been fond of computers and machines, but I have not fundamentally understood how they work. Why are they suddenly a bigger deal, in 2017? …


My first internship this summer was at the real estate company Tagehus. The company has an extensive portfolio of residential property, swimming halls, aeroplanes, hotels, and other investments such as a significant stake in the real estate company Atrium Ljungberg. I had the chance to learn how to value properties…


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During Easter break, my family and I went to Mauritius for vacation. We did, in fact, go to Mauritius last year as well, but due to the bad weather we had the whole week we wanted to go back and see how beautiful the island really can be. Apart…


After writing my blog post of why you should not short stocks, I thought of a good argument for why it can be a worthwhile practice to do so.

Let us start by looking at the performance of the stock market for the last 100+ years (1912–2016). Remember that the…


A Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) is a state-owned investment fund with established capital from balance of surpluses. The surpluses usually originate from commodity export, or from foreign-exchange reserves. These investment funds can then be invested in financial assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate, precious metals, private equity funds, hedge…


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When you buy shares of a company, you hope that the value of the shares will rise in a short or long period of time, or at least that it will provide dividend. …

Johan Elam

Financial and investing conclusions from my reading and experiences.

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