Stocks

  • 10 Nov
    Following These 4 Rules Will Make You A Millionaire

    Following These 4 Rules Will Make You A Millionaire

    • Becoming a millionaire takes time, and it’s easy to lose focus.
    • I’ll discuss 4 rules that should help you to achieve your long term financial goals.
    • I prefer the option on growth rather than frugality, which is an often shared method of accumulating wealth.



    Introduction

    Today, I’ll discuss four essential rules that will almost guarantee to put you on the path toward becoming a millionaire.

    You may want to retire, achieve financial independence, buy something you’ve always wanted, or simply want to have enough to do what you love. These four rules will get you there. More →

  • 08 Nov
    Is Everything Now Too Big To Fail?

    Is Everything Now Too Big To Fail?

    • Today, we’ll discuss how the “too big to fail” concept has evolved since it was first used back in 1984.
    • The U.S. stock market to pension funds relation shows that even the stock market is simply too big to fail.
    • In Europe, the situation is even worse. Everything there is too big to fail, from countries to corporations to junk bonds.



    Introduction

    “Too big to fail” is a concept that you probably recognize from the 2009 financial crisis when many corporations, particularly financial institutions, were considered too big to fail due to the negative impact their demise would have on the whole economic system.

    In order to prevent massive negative effects on the economy, and also to prevent a 1930s depression-style situation, governments intervened and bailed out the distressed assets. More →

  • 07 Nov
    10 Rules For Catching Falling Knives & Increasing Returns

    10 Rules For Catching Falling Knives & Increasing Returns

    • The S&P 500 is constantly ascending to new highs, but there are plenty of stocks setting new lows.
    • Today, we’ll discuss how to approach such a situation from a behavioral and technical perspective.
    • The 10 rules that follow will help you increase your batting average.



    Introduction

    Despite the fact that the S&P 500 has only been going up lately, there are many companies that have had a terrible time, especially if you look at retail stocks. But this opens the door for a very interesting investing strategy of trying to buy stocks at their bottom after a price drop or more simps, to “catch a falling knife.”

    In today’s article, we’ll discuss this strategy in depth, discuss a few current stock examples, and come to a conclusion about whether we should even apply such a strategy. More →

  • 06 Nov
    This Is Why You Need To Be Invested In Emerging Markets

    This Is Why You Need To Be Invested In Emerging Markets

    • In investing, having a strong tailwind is perhaps more important than picking the right stocks.
    • Finding good stocks in emerging markets isn’t that difficult, and plenty of them trade on U.S. exchanges.
    • It all boils down to fundamentals. Rebalance accordingly between developed and emerging markets.



    Introduction

    I’ve talked a lot about investing in emerging markets, but I’ve never assessed emerging markets from an holistic perspective.

    Today, you’ll read everything you need to know about investing in emerging markets. It’s extremely important to know why to invest in emerging markets, and then to understand the best way how to do so because not every investment in emerging markets is going to do well. More →

  • 02 Nov
    Discussing S&P 500 Earnings & What Wall Street Won’t Tell You

    Discussing S&P 500 Earnings & What Wall Street Won’t Tell You

    • I’ll first describe what’s going on with earnings as 55% of companies have reported. We’ll discuss insurance a bit more.
    • A helicopter view shows that the S&P 500 averages have a large distribution.
    • I’ll conclude with some inconsistencies everyone should be aware of when listening to Wall Street and earnings.



    Introduction

    55% of S&P 500 companies have now reported earnings, and it’s always nice to check those aggregate earnings to see how the market is breathing.

    I‘ll show you the data from the current earnings, which are very interesting, but I’ll also show you the difference between what Wall Street is painting and reality. Let’s start with current earnings. More →

  • 18 Oct
    On The 30th Anniversary Of 1987’s Black Monday, Today’s Market Looks Eerily Similar. Should You Prepare For A Crash?

    On The 30th Anniversary Of 1987’s Black Monday, Today’s Market Looks Eerily Similar. Should You Prepare For A Crash?

    • The data indicates that the likelihood of a crash similar to October 1987 is the same today as it was then.
    • This doesn’t mean the stock market will crash tomorrow.
    • It only means that you should know yourself extremely well and relate your investments to your risk reward appetite. Only this can prevent you from the biggest mistake investors usually make, i.e. sell at the bottom of a bear market in total panic and capitulation.



    Introduction

    On Monday October 19, 1987, the stock market crashed a whopping 22.6% in one day. Is it possible that the same could happen tomorrow? Well, let’s compare the current market and to the one back then. More →

  • 16 Oct
    Doing This Could Increase Your Returns By $2.6 Million

    Doing This Could Increase Your Returns By $2.6 Million

    • It’s somehow accepted that stock returns have been between 8% and 10% in the past. That is correct, but only for a short period in history and it’s not true for all markets.
    • We’ll discuss stock returns over the past 100 years globally which will paint a different picture than what the predominant opinion would have you believe.
    • This doesn’t mean stocks are bad investments, you just have to understand how to go about them. After all, it’s your financial life on the line.



    Introduction

    Currently, most financial advisors will state that the best rational investing pattern is to invest in index funds as it’s impossible to beat the market, and that index funds have been a great investment vehicle over time.

    That would be a correct statement, but the returns that are noted by those who are trying to sell you an index fund are cherry-picked from historical examples. But the truth looks a little different. More →

  • 10 Oct
    7 Rules For Finding Stocks That Will Double

    7 Rules For Finding Stocks That Will Double

    • I’ll describe 6 stocks that have recently doubled that give us good guidelines on finding the next stock that will double.
    • If you do the research, it isn’t that tough to find stocks that will double or more. Perhaps the reason we don’t always find them is our psychology, predictably.
    • The analyzed stocks include a miner, a wealth management company, a social media company, an education company, a paper company, and a big pharmaceutical.



    Introduction

    I wrote an article not too long ago about where and how to find stocks that will potentially double or even become multi-baggers, and described a few sectors to look at to find these stocks.

    In today’s article, I want to dig a bit deeper and show you what should you look for in a specific stock that can indicate multi-bagger potential or at least a 50% return in a year, as Buffett used to do when he was younger. More →

  • 22 Sep
    This Is Why A Market Crash Is Good For You

    This Is Why A Market Crash Is Good For You

    • It might sound counterintuitive, but high stock prices aren’t that great for the majority of investors.
    • If you take the perspective that looks at long term returns and actual business ownership, your future income would be much higher now if the S&P 500 had stayed at 1,000 points for the past 10 years.
    • Don’t think stock markets only go up, look to Japan to be reminded of that.

    Introduction

    Everybody is so afraid of a stock market crash and here I am talking about how it can be good for you.

    As much as it sounds counterintuitive, a high stock market isn’t good for long term investors. The ultimate goal every investor should have is to accumulate as much ownership as possible, not to gain temporary value. More →

  • 04 Sep
    Is It Possible To Time The Market?

    Is It Possible To Time The Market?

    • Accurate market timing would lead to amazing returns, however it’s extremely difficult to actually time the market. I’ll show why.
    • As market timing is difficult, I’ll also show what you can do that will allow you to lower your risk and increase your returns.
    • Focusing on long term underlying earnings will allow you to outperform the market and significantly outperform the average investor.

    Introduction

    The question many investors ask themselves is should they try to time the market.

    This is especially important now that many, including myself, keep shouting about how the market is overvalued.

    I have also discussed scenarios that imply a 70% downside for the S&P 500. Therefore, I understand your concern and I’ll try to provide a valuable answer to the question of market timing in this article. More →

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