Investing Strategy

  • 01 Mar
    Ray Dalio Says There’s 70% Chance Of Recession. Here’s What You Need To Know.

    Ray Dalio Says There’s 70% Chance Of Recession. Here’s What You Need To Know.

    • Investing is about you – we’ll go through some questions that will help in making better investing decisions over the long term.
    • Dalio answers a question on his European short positions.
    • The chances of a recession are pretty significant.



    Introduction

    In a recent interview at Harvard, Ray Dalio discussed a lot of things that I would like to cover here as I think they are extremely important.

    Let’s start with what is most important, how to be a better investor. After that, we’ll get into what’s most interesting but less important, the economy and the markets. More →

  • 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 →

  • 22 Feb
    7 Investing Truths You Need To Know

    7 Investing Truths You Need To Know

    Today I’ll share with you the 7 investing truths I think everyone should be extremely aware of.

    My goal is to help people in achieving better financial outcomes in life. I see so much content out there that is misleading and doesn’t really talk about the most important thing. How to do well over a lifetime, not just this or next year.



    I’ll start with a quote form Benjamin Graham that really synthesizes this article and is of the utmost importance:

    “The investor’s chief problem – even his worst enemy – is likely to be himself.”

    Let’s start. Hold yourself steady because it might be a bumpy ride. More →

  • 21 Feb
    You Can Become A Millionaire With Just $5 A Day – Here’s How

    You Can Become A Millionaire With Just $5 A Day – Here’s How

    • Investing is first about allocating capital, then about where to invest.
    • We’ll discuss how much you should allocate to savings for your age and expected market returns.
    • This is the most important thing you should focus on when investing and thinking about your financial future.



    Start With The Goal 

    We should start our investing adventure with the goal in mind. By having clear goals, it will be much easier to find ways to reach those goals.

    The two most powerful factors related to investing are compounded interest and time, which allows for that interest to compound. More →

  • 19 Feb
    Seth Klarman & Monish Pabrai’s Portfolio Rebalancing Master Class

    Seth Klarman & Monish Pabrai’s Portfolio Rebalancing Master Class

    • Both Pabrai and Klarman have huge cash positions, but what’s interesting is that they both rebalance their positions in relation to the risk.



    Introduction

    Monish Pabrai and Seth Klarman are among the top value investors managing significant sums of money.

    Pabrai is a Buffett devotee. You can read more about him in our article here, or read his book The Dhando Investor: The Low Risk Method to High Returns.

    Klarman is the manager of the Baupost Group, a $30+ billion hedge fund. He’s also famous for his book The Margin of Safety. The book is a bit pricey, but you can read my series of articles about the book here. More →

  • 15 Feb
    The Stock Market Crash Hedge You Need Now

    The Stock Market Crash Hedge You Need Now

    • I’ll explain how the key hedge for the retail investor is the cash component.
    • Further, we’ll discuss how much cash one should have now, and there is a method. In the end, it depends on one’s age.
    • Forget about options and derivatives as they are extremely sophisticated strategies for retail investors.



    Introduction

    Volatility has really spiked in the last few weeks and the stock market is in correction territory. The main question everybody would like to know the answer to is whether this slump will continue.

    Of course, even if fundamental indicators have been showing the market is overvalued for quite a while now, you can’t precisely know what will happen.  However, the market isn’t risky because of volatility, it’s risky due to extremely high valuations and rising interest rates. More →

  • 09 Feb
    Just Starting Out? Here’s 15 Things You Should Do As An Investing Beginner

    Just Starting Out? Here’s 15 Things You Should Do As An Investing Beginner

    At first, investing can be really overwhelming. But trust me on this one, it is worth it.

    In today’s article, I’ll try to go beyond what most “stock market for beginners” articles say by discussing actual things to do and not to do. This should help you to get the best out of investing as quickly as possible and to really give you a boost in your path to whatever your financial goal is.



    Open A Few Brokerage Accounts

    One of the first struggles for new investors is the process of picking a broker.

    The easiest thing to do is to search for the lowest transaction cost broker in the beginning. However, nobody forbids you from opening more accounts if they are at no cost and then seeing which broker best fits your needs. You‘ll also learn a lot in the process. More →

  • 08 Feb
    It May Hurt To See Stocks Decline, But Here’s Why It’s Good For You

    It May Hurt To See Stocks Decline, But Here’s Why It’s Good For You

    • The lower stocks go, the richer you will be. Sound crazy? I’ll show you how it works.
    • There is no trick, you just do what you would do anyway and end up richer even if you have $500k in stocks now.
    • I’ll end on a personal note about how I’ve made most of my investment returns after terrible market crashes.



    Introduction

    A real investor is one who is happy when stock prices fall. Let me ask you a few questions borrowed from Buffett: More →

  • 07 Feb
    Thinking About Investing In GE? Read This First

    Thinking About Investing In GE? Read This First

    • I’ll give a simple overview of what investing in GE means now, what the risks and rewards are.
    • Depending on what your required returns are, GE might be an attractive investment.
    • However, a lot of bad things can still happen.



    Introduction

    General Electric (NYSE: GE) was one of the worst performing stocks in 2017 and the situation hasn’t changed in 2018. More →

  • 06 Feb
    This Is What Could Keep The Stock Market From Crashing

    This Is What Could Keep The Stock Market From Crashing

    • There are scenarios that could see stocks double from current levels, no matter how crazy those scenarios might look now.
    • I’ll explain what’s going on, why, and what can you do about it.
    • No one can know exactly what will happen, so the key is to be prepared for anything.



    Introduction

    After yesterday, many are expecting a stock market crash. And by looking at what happened in 2000 and 2009, it seems pretty logical that the market will crash as things are looking ridiculous. More →

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