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 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?
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
One of the most popular ways to invest is to purchase so-called Exchange-Traded Funds, or short, ETFs. The concept is simple and quickly explained. It is basically a similar structure to a regular fund, where stocks of companies are being purchased into the fund and then being sold to potential investors as one product. The … Continue reading About ETF Investing and DRIP
Today is the 12th of May, which means that today is the last day of the 19th week of this year. This, in turn, means that we have only 33 weeks left until it's New Year's Eve again. Time is short. I have fulfilled one of my targets for 2019 and took a break in-between … Continue reading Thinking about inflation
Following up on my last post, I would like to write today about fear. Just as a reminder, in my last post I introduced 3 important topics, that are necessary to understand and successfully turn towards an investor mindset. These 3 points are the following: Understanding and accepting the principles of the so-called “financial triangle” … Continue reading Overcoming the emotion of fear
When it comes to investments, one must realize a few things and learn to learn to deal with them. In my humble opinion, this is the main thing that makes the difference, between a successful investor, and anyone else who is hoping for the government to support him or her, once they get old enough … Continue reading The Financial Triangle