Borsa Valori, founded in 2003, is the oldest investment group of B&R Beurs. For those of you who speak Italian already know where the name comes from, but for all the others: Borsa Valori means stock exchange in Italian. Appropriate isn’t it?
We’re a very diverse group with different backgrounds and studies. From history to psychology students, 18 to 28, first-timers to experienced investors, we have it all!
That way we can all learn from each other. We all have one thing in common: we’re studious, we’re all open for new ideas en above all: sociability comes first.
Our 15 men-and-women investment group comes together every 2 weeks to exchange thoughts about investment opportunities while enjoying a beer and ofcourse the cooking of the Valorian who was willing to cook for his / her group. We do this on Thursdays, right before the biweekly social drink, where we take the sociability from the room right into the pub.
At the beginning of each year, we each put in 300 euro’s that will be used to invest with during the rest of the year. Everyone is allowed to come up with proposals during the meeting, or before on our own forum. After this we will vote, if there’s a majority then the investment product will be bought. Then we will talk on the forum about when it is the right time to sell, which enables us to react quickly on changes in our investment product. We want everyone to be proactive. That’s why our motto is: there’s no such thing as a stupid proposal, there are only stupid reactions. Such a proposal doesn’t have to be extremely complicated with all kinds of graphs and calculations. When you follow the news and use that as your argument for a purchase, that is sufficient.
That our way of investing works is shown by the high return that we’ve had the last couple of years, for example in ’09-’10: over 50%!
Next to participating in the general educative and social activities that B&R Beurs has to offer, we often do something with the group: we go out to eat for Christmas, a weekend away, bowling, poker, we go to the House of Parlement, an episode of DWDD, to different parties, you name it.
See you at the social drinks!