• 17 Jan
    Why You Should Think About Investing In Agriculture

    Why You Should Think About Investing In Agriculture

    • Agricultural commodity prices are low and the sectors seems disregarded.
    • The weather is random and after 5 bumper crop years, investors don’t expect a change but a change can always happen.
    • We’ll analyze the environment to see what kind of investments to seek out.



    Introduction

    There’s a joke where I come from that just when a local taught his donkey not to eat, it unfortunately died on him.

    Of course, we all need to eat on a daily basis which creates a constant demand for food. On top of it, the global population in increasing which should lead to even higher demand. More →

    By Sven Carlin Agriculture Investiv Daily
  • 16 Jan
    Higher Inflation Could Be A Game Changer

    Higher Inflation Could Be A Game Changer

    • Inflation has finally reached the FED’s target of 2%.
    • Employment and GDP levels indicate we are in the late part of the economic cycle.
    • Will the FED lose control over its monetary policy?



    Introduction

    Global economies are all finally doing very well, or at least just well. You can’t expect economic skeletons like Europe to do very well. Nevertheless, monetary policies across developed markets are still supportive.

    Supportive policies, from the ECB still buying bonds on the open market, to the BOJ buying ETFs, and the U.S. lowering taxes, indicate that all these economies would be very different without supportive policies. More →

  • 15 Jan
    The “Sleep Well At Night” Investing Strategy

    The “Sleep Well At Night” Investing Strategy

    • Investing is personal and should be more about sleeping well at night than returns.
    • I hope you sleep well at night because you are well prepared for what might happen and not because you don’t know the risks.
    • Unfortunately, sleeping well will always come at a short term cost but I think it’s well worth it.



    Introduction

    Two and a half years ago, I took out a mortgage with a fixed interest rate (3.55%) even though my friend from the Dutch National Bank was telling me to take the lower variable interest rate (2.5%) because the probability that interest rates would rise was very small and I could always change the variable rate to a fixed rate if necessary. More →

  • 12 Jan
    Want Financial Independence? Read This

    Want Financial Independence? Read This

    • When aiming for retirement or financial independence, risk shouldn’t make up part of the equation.
    • We’ll discuss a few investment strategies that bring passive income at minimum risk and can lead to financial independence.
    • Your life can change with a few simple adjustments.



    Introduction

    I recently received a message from a 28-year-old reader who asked me what I thought about his chances for financial independence with what he has saved so far. He has been working for the past 8 years at more than 2 jobs on average, and has managed to save $250k, which is something to praise.

    The answer to his question could be of value to most investors, from those who want to quit their jobs to have more time, or those who just can’t wait to retire, so I decided to dig deeper and write an article about it. More →

  • 11 Jan
    Investing In Telecoms – Sven Shows You What To Look For

    Investing In Telecoms – Sven Shows You What To Look For

    • Today, we’ll discuss whether or not the top 10 global telecoms are value traps or if they are value investments.
    • There’s a lot going on in the sector, from 5G to the internet of things.
    • The lowest risk higher reward investment strategy might not come from the biggest companies in the field.



    Introduction

    I’m constantly coming across stocks from the telecom sector that have a low valuation and a strong dividend. Today, we’ll discuss whether or not there is value or if the whole sector is a value trap. More →

  • 10 Jan
    Why The Current Financial Environment Is Crazy

    Why The Current Financial Environment Is Crazy

    • It has never before been so easy to get money. The consequence is bubbles.
    • Some bubbles are innocuous and even funny, other bubbles are extremely dangerous.
    • The most important thing is to know how to behave in this environment, and we’ll discuss that today.



    Introduction

    Financial bubbles are always repeating. Sometimes they are small, just like the meal delivery businesses (like Blue Apron) craze of the last two years. Sometimes they are a bit bigger, like cryptocurrencies have been lately. Sometimes they are huge, just like the current stock or debt markets. More →

  • 09 Jan
    Why This Metal Is A Good Buy Now

    Why This Metal Is A Good Buy Now

    • I’ll describe the nickel supply and demand environment, which is now getting interesting.
    • This also creates an interesting risk reward investment situation.



    Introduction

    In the last two years, you’ve seen me be extremely bullish on copper and zinc. In the last year and a half, copper prices are up more than 50% while zinc prices are up more than 100%. Was my past analysis just a lucky guess or real knowledge? If there had been a global recession, I would have been dead wrong but there was a significant probability that both metals would rise and I was able to see that because investing in commodities is relatively easy. More →

  • 08 Jan
    Want To Get Rich? Do These Three Things

    Want To Get Rich? Do These Three Things

    • Investing is more about mindset than about the right investments.
    • A rich investing mindset allows you to make money off earnings, build wealth over time, and invest at the right time.
    • Do you have the right mindset to get rich?



    Introduction

    Today, I’ll discuss 5 reasons why many people remain poor and why the rich get richer.

    Investing isn’t some kind of esoteric discipline where if you get a lucky break you will be settled for life. Investing is about having the correct mindset and not about hitting the jack pot. More →

  • 05 Jan
    The Risk Return Puzzle For Blue Chips

    The Risk Return Puzzle For Blue Chips

    • Developed markets stocks are a core position of an All-Weather portfolio.
    • However, there isn’t the pricing efficiency you would expect.
    • Take a long look at what you own and the risk reward of it, you’ll probably be surprised.



    Introduction

    If you’ve beer reading the last few weeks, you’ve been following my series on how to build an all-weather portfolio. You can read more about the gold part of the portfolio here, the commodities part here, and the hedging part here.

    Today, I’ll discuss blue chip stocks and their risks and rewards in order to determine how much weight such stocks should have in an all-weather portfolio. More →

  • 04 Jan
    Here’s How To Always Make Money On Your Investments

    Here’s How To Always Make Money On Your Investments

    • Investing now is extremely risky, but there’s a way to make money no matter what happens.
    • The strategy is really simple. The best things related to investing are always simple.
    • There are two key factors that give a 100% guarantee for long term capital creation.



    Introduction

    The main investing goal for everyone should be to increase one’s wealth over the long term. However, many are confused by the constant fluctuation in stock prices and the fact that, in hindsight, it looks like there are so many opportunities to make a quick buck on the stock market. More →

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