The stock market has been going up for quite some time now, and every now and then we can read about some market analysts predicting the next crash or crisis. The common consensus is that it's not whether a market crash will happen, but only when it will happen. And I fully agree. It would … Continue reading How to prepare for a market crash
I am sitting at Starbucks (SBUX) and listening to some old Christmas jingles. Yes, even the Starbucks in Thailand is playing American jingles as Christmas is drawing near. For many hard-working employees out there, this time of the year is not only an opportunity to spend some days with friends, family and to eat more … Continue reading What to do with your Christmas bonus?
These two words rarely come up in conversations. Even with my friends and colleagues, unless initiated by me, I have seldom noticed anyone popping them up into a regular chat. I guess there are good reasons for that. They sound complicated. They sound very "financial". They just don't fit in the "what are you planning … Continue reading Assets and Liabilities
It's the end of the 41st week. Only 11 weeks left until the end of the year, and it couldn't get more exciting. We got the final countdown for the Brexit. The president of the United States is facing a trial of impeachment. Hong Kong turned within a few weeks from an investor's paradise to … Continue reading It’s the final countdown
There was some amazing news coming from Wall Street a few weeks ago. 181 CEOs, members of the so-called business roundtable and representatives of some of the largest companies in the USA, declared that maximizing shareholder value is no longer the single purpose of their companies. Instead, the emphasis would shift towards stakeholders. I believe … Continue reading Stakeholders are the better shareholders
Today, let me dive a little into the topic of income-investment and why I believe that every income-focused investor should have some pharma stocks in his or her portfolio. As my readers know, my goal is to escape the rat race with the help of investments in the stock market. With my eyes targeting financial … Continue reading Why investing in Pharma makes sense
Among the shares that I hold in my portfolio, Apple (AAPL) is currently among my largest positions. I was lucky buying it when the price was at 148 EUR per share on the XETRA exchange. Today the price is pending at around 200 EUR. An increase of over 30%. The case for buying Apple was … Continue reading How to pick a stock