• 19 Apr
    Lithium Is Hot, But Here’s What You Need To Know Before Investing In The Trend

    Lithium Is Hot, But Here’s What You Need To Know Before Investing In The Trend

    • Is the current decline a lithium buying opportunity?
    • We’ll analyze the sector, and the key factors to watch in the industry.
    • I’ll use a bottom up approach and discuss the company Lithium Americas.



    Introduction

    We all know the story about lithium and the expected surge in demand coming from the electric vehicle boom. However, some stocks haven’t performed as many expected in the last few months, and I want to look at what’s going on to see whether it’s a buying opportunity or if we should still stay clear of lithium miners.

    Today, I’ll use a bottom up approach to discuss Lithium Americas (NYSE: LAC). By analyzing the company, we will see how it fits in the lithium environment and what we have to seek out when analyzing investments as there is a high likelihood that lithium will be the place to be over the next 10 years due to its lightness.  More →

  • 18 Apr
    These 4 Steps Will Save You In The Upcoming Market Crash

    These 4 Steps Will Save You In The Upcoming Market Crash

    A stock market crash is always around the corner.

    In the last 18 years, we’ve seen two crashes of 50% and if you live in the Netherlands, you still dream of those 2000 highs. Nevertheless, a 9-year bull market quickly erases all the painful memories.

    But forgetting what happened and how it looked is dangerous. If you haven’t lived through a stock market crash, you should at least try and think about it in order to be prepared as much as you can be.



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  • 17 Apr
    The Flattening Yield Curve Means Trouble Ahead. Here’s What You Need To Know.

    The Flattening Yield Curve Means Trouble Ahead. Here’s What You Need To Know.

    • What is the yield curve?
    • The yield curve is flattening and if it inverts, there will be a recession.
    • What you can do.



    Introduction

    In this article, I’m going to explain what the yield curve is, what a flattening or steepening yield curve means, how the yield curve impacts the economy, and see whether the current yield curve indicates that we are close to a recession in 2018. More →

  • 16 Apr
    Have Everything In Stocks Now? Here’s Why You’ll Want To Rethink That

    Have Everything In Stocks Now? Here’s Why You’ll Want To Rethink That

    • As crazy as it sounds, one shouldn’t have everything in stocks.
    • Perhaps the best counter option right now is short term bonds.
    • We’ll discuss Graham’s take and apply a contemporary perspective on it.



    Introduction

    Today, we’re going to continue our review of Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor with a discussion on the fourth chapter, General Portfolio Policy: The Defensive Investor.

    Graham clearly differentiates between aggressive and defensive investors where an aggressive investor spends a lot of time on research while a defensive one enjoys life. No matter whether you’re aggressive or defensive, this chapter is crucial for this environment as being defensive might be the most aggressive thing one can do. More →

  • 13 Apr
    Starbucks Makes A Great Latte, But Is It A Great Business?

    Starbucks Makes A Great Latte, But Is It A Great Business?

    • The key is to determine whether SBUX is a great business and if there is more room for growth.
    • SBUX might be the best low risk way to invest in China.
    • A recession is something to keep in mind, plus there are other risks.
    • A look at the price tells a lot about the stock here.



    Introduction

    I still remember very well how I was looking for stocks to buy and contemplating whether to buy McDonalds (NYSE: MCD) at $19 in September 2002. I was happy I didn’t buy as the stock dropped below $13 by December of the same year on the first announced loss, profit warnings, broken growth story, the CEO leaving, and restructuring costs. More →

  • 13 Apr
    Tahoe Resources Looks Cheap, But Beware The Risks

    Tahoe Resources Looks Cheap, But Beware The Risks

    Tahoe Resources (NYSE: TAHO) is a perfect example of the risks when investing in miners. Its stock price has preformed terribly in the last 5 years, and the final blow was when the government of Guatemala suspended operations at its flagship Escobal mine. More →

  • 13 Apr
    What The Last 100 Years Can Tell Us About Our Long Term Returns

    What The Last 100 Years Can Tell Us About Our Long Term Returns

    At the beginning of this century, London Business School professors Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Stauton wrote a seminal book on stock market investing titled Triumph of the Optimists where he described what has happened over the past 100 years.

    Today, we’re going to go through his findings and through his updated findings that he publishes annually for Credit Suisse in order to see what we can expect from long term investing returns.



    We all think the stock market is the best and only thing one should invest in, but is it really and were the last 100 years just the triumph of the optimists? Let’s find out. More →

  • 12 Apr
    Here’s One Way Chinese Retaliation Could Really Hurt Investors

    Here’s One Way Chinese Retaliation Could Really Hurt Investors

    • You don’t own Alibaba, and you can’t own it.
    • Today, we’ll discuss how Chinese companies list on U.S. markets and 10 risks that go alongside that.
    • Do you trust Jack Ma?



    Introduction

    Many of the stories out right now are about tariffs, trade wars, and the negotiations between the U.S. and China on trade. President Trump is playing hard ball as the U.S. trade deficit with China is huge and getting bigger. More →

  • 11 Apr
    Looks Like Blood Is In The Streets In Russia – Should You Invest?

    Looks Like Blood Is In The Streets In Russia – Should You Invest?

    As I’m writing this, the Russian ETF (ERUS) has lost 12% in one day. As many value investors know, you need to buy stocks when there is blood in the streets so I’ve had many questions about whether this is an opportunity or a trap.

    Let’s take a look at what’s going on, look at the fundamental perspective, and the stock market perspective on investing in Russia.



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  • 10 Apr
    Here’s How To Get Out Of Debt & Start Accumulating Wealth

    Here’s How To Get Out Of Debt & Start Accumulating Wealth

    Investing in stocks is just one part of your financial life picture and perhaps secondary, not primary.



    Stock price fluctuations and the amazing success of the past 35 years make it seem like the stock market is the most important thing when it comes to your finances. However, in this motivational personal finance article, I’m going to discuss something more important and touch on the complete personal finance picture which in the end, if done smartly, will lead you to your financial goals. The stock market might not lead you to your goals as 30 years of negative cumulative returns aren’t uncommon. More →

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