• 17 May
    Here’s The Truth About Investing In Argentina

    Here’s The Truth About Investing In Argentina

    I usually do the opposite of what others do.

    Just a year ago, according to the Wall Street Journal, many investors—like Morgan Stanley, T. Rowe Price, and Ashmore Group—rushed to buy Argentinian stocks as the situation in the country had been improving under the new president, Macri. Their position exposure has been at least 17% of their frontier market portfolios, which is the Argentinian weight in the MSCI Frontier Market Index.



    iShares even launched an Argentinian ETF and all seemed well until interest rates in the U.S. increased which made people think more about the risks and made them less attracted to the quick, high interest rate gains in Argentina. 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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  • 27 Feb
    Buffett’s Newest Letter Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Investing

    Buffett’s Newest Letter Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Investing

    • I’ll go through the everlasting wisdom Buffett gives us within his latest letter to shareholders.
    • His short sentences say so much that many miss the key ideas: accounting & investing, optimism, M&A, debt, patience, and long-term risk.



    Introduction

    For some, there isn’t much to look forward to during February’s cold but if you’re an investor, you wait a whole year for Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders.

    The first thing is that Berkshire’s results are published on Saturday so that we can all go through the results in peace. His letter is filled with investing wisdom that it’d be a shame to miss it by just skimming through the letter.

    Today, we’ll dig deeper into what the carefully selected, rather short sentences tell us about investing in the current environment. More →

  • 24 Dec
    This Is How To Invest A Lump Sum In 2018

    This Is How To Invest A Lump Sum In 2018

    If you’ve been investing over the last 15 years, you’ve probably got a well-diversified portfolio, your cost base is extremely low, and your yield high. This makes you feel good and protected from whatever could happen in financial markets in 2018.

    But there are a lot of people out there who don’t have that much investing experience, but now find themselves, in the late part of the economic cycle, getting a nice lump sum given that the economy is doing great and they’ve saved up something. After seeing that many investors have seen nice gains from the market or from other investments, they feel ready to invest.



    I get the question a lot from 90% of the people I meet who aren’t in the financial field of how to invest a lump sum, so in today’s article I want to share my opinion on how someone should go about investing a lump sum in 2018. More →

  • 13 Aug
    Sunday Edition: Wearing A Polo? You’ll Like This Buying Opportunity

    Sunday Edition: Wearing A Polo? You’ll Like This Buying Opportunity

    When reading about the fraught retail sector, I usually find myself wondering about how iconic American brands are doing. Those longstanding brands that really embody and define American style.

    This week had me thinking about Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL).

    For several years, it has seemed that Ralph Lauren has been in the same boat with Michael Kors and Coach, with their products being found mostly at outlet malls and on discount racks at departments stores. More →

  • 06 Aug
    Sunday Edition: Starbucks Addict? Don’t Buy The Dip

    Sunday Edition: Starbucks Addict? Don’t Buy The Dip

    I have a confession to make. I used to be a Starbucks addict.

    A few years ago, I was never without my venti iced non-fat 16-pump chai tea latte with extra extra ice. The baristas at my local store knew me by name and even went so far as to ask if I was ok if I showed up late or if I showed up more than twice a day. They even followed my dog on Instagram.

    I was addicted to a point that when there was a forest fire one summer that stopped my preferred Starbucks store from getting its chai concentrate delivered, I went online and bought all of the chai concentrate I could afford from starbucks.com with delivery by next day air. More →

  • 30 Jul
    Sunday Edition: Tesla’s Price Has Fallen, But This Isn’t A Buying Opportunity Yet

    Sunday Edition: Tesla’s Price Has Fallen, But This Isn’t A Buying Opportunity Yet

    It’s finally here.

    Friday night, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) handed over the keys to the first 30 Model 3s.

    This much-hyped foray into mass-market territory could prove to be a true game changer for the company when, and if, the Model 3 reaches profitability.

    However, if you thought the Model 3 finally hitting the streets would send Tesla’s stock on a tear after a few weeks in a downtrend, well, I have some bad news for you as the technical picture says otherwise. More →

    By Kristina Keene Investiv Daily Sunday Edition Tesla
  • 23 Jul
    Sunday Edition: Don’t Fear The Reaper. It’s Not Coming For This Retailer.

    Sunday Edition: Don’t Fear The Reaper. It’s Not Coming For This Retailer.

    Looking at the retail sector over the last couple of years, it’s not difficult to imagine the grim reaper (or maybe just Amazon) coming for what remains of shopping mall staples and other brick-and-mortar retailers.

    The number of bankruptcies and closures is astounding. So far this year, more than 300 retailers have filed for bankruptcy, up 31% since this time last year. While most of those filings were from small Mom & Pop stores, there are some pretty big household names on the list too.

    Gymboree. Payless ShoeSource. Gordman’s. RadioShack. Teen clothing retailer Wet Seal. Women’s retailers The Limited and Bebe. More →

  • 16 Jul
    Sunday Edition: What Asset Class Rises 300% In 2 Months?

    Sunday Edition: What Asset Class Rises 300% In 2 Months?

    To say the last few months have been wild for cryptocurrencies would be to put things mildly.

    On April 1, all cryptocurrencies combined had a market cap of $25 billion. But by the beginning of June, that number had risen to just over $100 billion. That’s a 300% increase in value in just over 60 days…

    By now, I imagine every investor has heard of bitcoin and it needs no introduction. The digital currency heavyweight itself was up roughly 160% in the same time frame, but the growth of other digital currencies contributed as well. Ethereum, for one, increased 439% in the same two months. More →

  • 09 Jul
    Sunday Edition: This 3D Printer Manufacturer Just Gave Us Another Buying Opportunity

    Sunday Edition: This 3D Printer Manufacturer Just Gave Us Another Buying Opportunity

    Back in April, I wrote about 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and a technical pattern on its chart that indicated the stock was about to begin a new uptrend that could see the stock price rising 168% or more.

    The technical pattern discussed in the article—which is available here—was the contracting triangle, a continuation pattern that indicated that once the price broke out of the pattern, a new uptrend would begin for DDD.

    So where is DDD today? Well, by the first week of May, not even two weeks after writing about the stock, the price had broken out of the contracting triangle pattern and was beginning a new uptrend. Within days of the breakout, the price rose nearly 40%.

    But if you’re reading this and kicking yourself for not buying DDD back then, I have good news for you. More →

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