One of the most interesting aspects of any crisis is to observe how people react to it. How does the media report on it? How do politicians act? What does your company do? What are the actions of your business partners, competitors, and colleagues? For me personally, it is most interesting to observe how friends … Continue reading About conspiracy theories
Capitalism. The most successful economic system in human history. With all its flaws, no other system has generated more wealth and elevated more people from poverty to riches. But like every other system, it's designed and managed by humans, so obviously it will be full of flaws. And there is no better place on earth … Continue reading Putting the Business Roundtable to THE test
These are tough times. The world is on lock-down. People are losing jobs or are getting pay-cuts. And the probably worst thing of all is that we don't know when this is going to end. Therefore, now more than ever, it is important to manage the money we have in the most cautious and structured … Continue reading 5 Tips how to manage your time (and budget) now
People were talking about the possibility of an economic collapse for a few years now. Over the last two or three years, whenever I visited a bookstore (yes, I do that) I saw countless books from economy professors, advisors, and other professionals talking about the next crash. I read some of them and I agree … Continue reading Is this THE opportunity for the next decade?
Things are looking grim. As economies across the globe are setting record after record on rescue-efforts for companies and individuals alike, more people get infected and are dying by the hour. Here where I live in South East Asia, things look currently like this: But, this is not a medical blog, it's about personal finance. … Continue reading Unchartered Waters
The world of finance has its own set of terms to describe whatever is happening in the market. And given the current situation, just talking about "Bulls" and "Bears" is not enough. Let me introduce to you another term. The Black Swan. Black Swan events happen every now and then. Like now. Since this is … Continue reading Black Swan Events
The coronavirus is now officially a pandemic. A serious threat not only to human lives but also to the world economy, to our health system, and yes, even to our financial system. As the virus spreads further, entire countries are closing borders, schools are closing doors, events get canceled, elections move online. People get scared … Continue reading Panic has never been a good adviser
The current situation in the markets is really something else. The world went last week into a correction mode and trillions of euros in value have been erased from existence. My own portfolios suffered immensely. My speculative portfolio lost almost all unrealized gains from this year. My dividend income portfolio was up to 16,47% in … Continue reading Is it time to get greedy?
The last week was the worst week for a few years. Throughout the entire week, there was not a single day that the markets would have gone up. Everything was crashing. Tech, utilities, income. My personal account with dividend/income stocks is down to -16,47%. My speculative portfolio was 40% up just the week before and … Continue reading Stocks are crashing. What now?
Investing in the stock market always involves risks. In financial jargon, we have something called a "magic triangle". It describes and shows the relation of the three cornerstones of any financial investment: Profit, security, and liquidity. You can never have all three maxed out. The more your investment tends towards one cornerstone, the less the … Continue reading To space and beyond!