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  • 01 Dec
    Here’s What Corporate Tax Reform Would Do For Stocks

    Here’s What Corporate Tax Reform Would Do For Stocks

    • There are two big things that can impact stocks, lower corporate taxes and a tax repatriation holiday.
    • We’ll discuss which stocks would benefit the most and if it makes sense to invest in them now to reap any kind of benefit from tax reforms or a tax holiday.
    • I’ll also share my opinion on the long-term impact lower corporate taxes would have.



    Introduction

    There’s a lot of talk about tax reform and how it should have a positive impact on the markets. However, it’s important to understand what exactly could happen and how it could impact your portfolio.

    In today’s article, we’ll discuss what all the fuss is about and see what the plausible impact on individual stocks and the stock market would be. More →

  • 30 Nov
    Does It Make Sense To Invest In Russia Now?

    Does It Make Sense To Invest In Russia Now?

    • Russia is looking better and better from an economic perspective.
    • However, the risks are always there and they have to be accounted for when contemplating such an investment. I’ll share my opinion on investing into such risk reward plays.
    • Individual investments in Russia still offer opportunities.



    Introduction

    I mentioned in a recent article about international diversification that Russia is one of the cheapest markets out there when looking at fundamentals.

    In today’s article, I want to analyze the Russian market a bit more in depth to distinguish between oil and gas related cheapness and other sectors. I’ll analyze the risks and potential rewards and then conclude with what might be the best way to get exposure to such a market. More →

  • 29 Nov
    The Best Business Out There Might Surprise You

    The Best Business Out There Might Surprise You

    • Users spend 456 billion hours on Facebook per year. The time spent working in the U.S. per year is 246 billion hours.
    • Scientific research has shown that Facebook is addictive and it’s a habit that’s very hard to rid yourself of.
    • At a valuation of 36, addiction makes Facebook one of the best risk reward plays out there.



    Introduction

    In the book Barbarians at the Gate, Buffett said this: “I’ll tell you why I like the cigarette business, it costs a penny to make. Sell it for a dollar. It’s addictive. And there’s fantastic brand loyalty.” More →

    By Sven Carlin Facebook Investiv Daily
  • 28 Nov
    Here’s Why You Might Want To Rethink Buy & Hold

    Here’s Why You Might Want To Rethink Buy & Hold

    • A buy and hold investing strategy sounds appealing, you buy something, forget about it for 20 years, and wake up rich.
    • However, it’s highly unlikely that such a thing happens.
    • I’ll discuss the main issues and benefits of a buy and hold strategy.



    Introduction

    Buy and hold is one of the most famous investing strategies, made even more famous by Warren Buffett himself.

    For Buffett, the idea behind buy and hold is that all you have to do is buy a wonderful business at a fair price and hold it forever. However, there are many flavors of the buy and hold strategy, and today, we’ll discuss how the strategy as a whole fits in the current environment. More →

  • 27 Nov
    This Is Why International Diversification Is So Important

    This Is Why International Diversification Is So Important

    • The 30% international revenue exposure the S&P 500 offers isn’t enough.
    • It’s possible to add significant returns and lower your risk when investing internationally.
    • A look at economic health and fundamentals will show where it’s best to invest now.



    Introduction

    An often overlooked part of investing and portfolio strategies are currencies.

    The easiest way to look at it is to say that it all evens out over time and that the only thing important is to be diversified. By owning the S&P 500 or companies that have global revenues, we could say that a portfolio is well diversified. More →

  • 24 Nov
    These 3 Tips Will Help You Survive The Next Market Crash

    These 3 Tips Will Help You Survive The Next Market Crash

    • We’ll discuss what a good defensive stock would be for the next market crash.
    • We’ll discuss Treasury inflation protected securities (TIPS).
    • We’ll discuss how gold miners can protect your portfolio.



    Introduction

    Yesterday, I discussed how a stock market crash can happen anytime. However, most of the triggers that I mentioned would have had the same credibility in 2012. Therefore, getting out of the market now might not be the smartest idea.

    It’s important to remember that time in the market and dividends are the main contributors to long term wealth creation. More →

  • 23 Nov
    The Stock Market Will Crash In 2018 – Here’s What Could Trigger It

    The Stock Market Will Crash In 2018 – Here’s What Could Trigger It

    • All indicators show a stock market crash is imminent, but what will the trigger be?
    • I’ll discuss what can happen and how bad it could get.
    • As for the timing of it, the best thing is to be prepared for anything.



    Introduction

    To see whether the stock market will crash in 2018 or not, we have to first see what makes a stock market crash and the best way to do that is to look at the 2001 and 2008 market crashes because the financial environment prior to those crashes resembles the current market environment. More →

  • 22 Nov
    Here’s Why You Need To Invest In The EV Trend

    Here’s Why You Need To Invest In The EV Trend

    • The EV trend is here—that’s a certainty—but the question is, how big will it be?
    • Another important question is how fast will the disruption happen?
    • It’s interesting that the more real business strength an EV manufacturer has, the cheaper it is.



    Introduction

    We all know one thing, electric vehicles (EV) will be the future.

    Many countries don’t have oil and will do their best to switch to electric vehicles with the goal of lowering pollution which is a huge issue, especially in China. More →

    By Sven Carlin Auto Industry Investiv Daily
  • 21 Nov
    Worried About The Current Financial Environment? Here’s What You Need To Know

    Worried About The Current Financial Environment? Here’s What You Need To Know

    • Today, we’ll discuss the sustainability of developed financial systems as they are now.
    • We’ll also take a look at the much talked about Chinese slowdown.
    • I’ll finish with a take on gold and what could happen.



    Introduction

    In today’s article, I’ll discuss the financial environment we are living in.

    It’s very important to see the fundamental trends and forces surrounding what looks like a stable and strong financial system. The fundamental forces are crucial because in the long term, those forces eventually prevail and have a huge impact on all financial assets. More →

  • 20 Nov
    Chinese IPOs Are Hot – Here’s How To Profit On Them

    Chinese IPOs Are Hot – Here’s How To Profit On Them

    • Today I’ll discuss 3 recent Chinese IPOs and will give you a few investing tips through these examples.
    • One thing you have to be accustomed to is volatility, thus allocate a proper part of your portfolio to Chinese IPOs.



    Introduction

    Investing in recent IPOs in a treacherous thing to do.

    The first difficulty is that there aren’t any historical prices to study. This is somewhat of a good thing because it means we cant anchor to any past stock prices which allows us to really be what investors should be, business analysts. More →

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