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  • 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 →

  • 20 Feb
    Here’s What You Need To Know About Inflation & Stocks

    Here’s What You Need To Know About Inflation & Stocks

    • There are three scenarios when it comes to stocks and inflation.
    • The only thing you can do is be prepared and avoid risky things.



    Introduction

    Last week’s key number to watch was inflation which surprised on the upside – higher inflation should lead to higher interest rates but the FED might let inflation run a bit in order not to hit the brakes too hard. However, the markets didn’t react, everybody was buying the dip as the salespeople—sorry big banks—came out with statements that it’s all fine. 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 →

  • 16 Feb
    This Debt-Driven Economy Is Fragile – Here’s How Fragile

    This Debt-Driven Economy Is Fragile – Here’s How Fragile

    • We’ll discuss how fragile this debt driven economy is from a bottom up perspective.
    • You may be surprised by the impact of minor interest rate changes.
    • You should reconsider owning cyclical stocks that depend on consumer debt at this point in the economic cycle.



    Introduction

    Things have been good for 9 years now. This is a fact.

    Today we’ll discuss how and why things could change because when things are good, people and things become weak and fragile. I’ll connect the dots with student debt, mortgages, and consumption to show how it’s all a mere illusion, or at least a big part of it is. 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 →

  • 14 Feb
    Tencent Is A Must Own, But There’s A Big But…

    Tencent Is A Must Own, But There’s A Big But…

    • Tencent’s WeChat, China’s Facebook, has 800 million active monthly users.
    • The company is investing all across Asia and especially in the next China, India.
    • No one knows where Tencent’s earnings will come from in the next 10 years, but that’s the key to this investment.



    Introduction

    In today’s article, I’ll discuss investing in Tencent (OTCPK: TCEHY) by first giving you an overview of the company, and then by looking at the factors that could impact the business in the future in addition to comparing the fundamentals (growth) with the current stock price. More →

  • 13 Feb
    10 Gold Miners To Consider

    10 Gold Miners To Consider

    • The top 10 gold miners are stable producers. The next 10 discussed today are a completely different ballgame.
    • The miners discussed today are much more leveraged to gold prices.
    • Investing in such companies might be less risky and provide higher upside if done with a proper investing strategy.



    Introduction

    This article is the second in a series of articles that cover the 50 gold miners held by the Van Eck Gold Miners ETF (GDX). For more info about the purpose of these articles, please read the first article in the series where I analyzed the top 10 global gold miners. More →

  • 12 Feb
    This Is What’s Going On In The Stock Market & What Will Happen Next

    This Is What’s Going On In The Stock Market & What Will Happen Next

    • I’ll tell you exactly what you need to know to make investing decisions now.
    • The key things to watch are yields, both from stocks and Treasuries.
    • No matter where you are, the long term picture makes decision making pretty easy.



    Introduction

    Stocks were down 5% at the beginning of last week which is good news for all of us who keep adding money to our portfolios. It’s not such good news for those who need to sell stocks or need money soon. 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 →

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