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Working like a donkey

Sorry for not posting for such a long time but I have been working like a donkey on a new project, you can take a look here: www.quant-investing.com

On to the insights….

 

Corporate bonds and “lobster pots”

The best investment letter I have come across in a long time (Troy Asset Management) open the August 2014 newsletter.

In the letter he used the good analogy describing corporate bonds as lobster pot investments, easy to get in but impossible to […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Tags: |

Meet the frugal ex UK doctor and value investor firmly on his way to financial independence

 

A while ago I stumbled onto the very interesting value investing website kaizen investor written by the UK based ex medical doctor Raman Minhas.

 

Raman is on his way to financial independence through saving and value investing, and writes about it on his website.

 

Interview you can learn from

He gratefully agreed to the insightful below, from which I am sure you will also learn something new, not just about value investing but also about how you can reach financial independence […]

By |May 13th, 2014|Tags: |

Investing insights that make you go… Huh?

 

Key on a financial newspaper. Growing chart on the background. Camera Canon 5DIn these posts I list articles and ideas from the most insightful investors I know.

 

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Articles & ideas

The Reformed Broker exposes the “Easy Money” Myth.

“What they’re saying now is that “It’s been easy money” over the last five years, and that “anyone […]

By |April 24th, 2014|Tags: |

6 Indispensable Traits for Investment Success

by Tim du Toit

 

Being a successful investor is not hard but it is more difficult than it looks.

 

What makes it more difficult is not acquiring the mental the skills you need, accounting and basic mathematics can be learned by anyone.

 

What makes it difficult is the emotional or behavioural skills you need. The difficulty in mastering these skills is that the wrong approach is hard wired into our brains, making it very difficult to take the correct action.

 

Here are […]

By |December 19th, 2013|Tags: |

Investing insights that make you go ?

 

In these posts I list articles and ideas from the most insightful investors I know.

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Cisco blamed a quarterly fall in sales on customer concerns because of NSA surveillance – another example of difficult to foresee impacts on your investments (Financial Times)

Mexico Tries Taxes on junk food to Combat Obesity – Will it be […]

By |November 21st, 2013|Tags: , , |

How badly were you burned by that investment tip?

 

If your experience has been anything like mine I'm sure you'll agree investing in a hot tip is a bad idea.

Something I am sure has also cost you a lot of money.

Ignore it like the plague
This has resulted in me ignoring all investment tips like the plague. And what I recommend you do as well.

Read about my experience here
You can read about one of my experiences with an investment tip you can read the article Do you also get investment advice from friends and neighbours

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The problem with investment tips are...

By |November 5th, 2013|Tags: , |

Quantitative value investing deserves your serious attention

 

 

Are you a classic value investor?

Do you get excited the lower the share price of an undervalued good company falls?

Do you love sifting through the 52-week low, lowest PE or highest dividend yield list?

Something I used to do
I'm also a hard-core value investor but this is not something I do any more as I found an even better way to generate market beating returns.

Lead me explain.

Started the worst way possible
If you are a long time reader of my newsletters you will know that I started investing in the worst possible way.

Because of this I made every possible mistake an investor can make.

I started using technical analysis and lost money. I then followed brokers recommendations (traded a lot) but never made any real money until I discovered value investing which I have been studying and practicing over more than the past 20 years.

A new way of looking at value investing
However last year my approach to investing changed substantially.

 

By |October 29th, 2013|Tags: , |

Start Saving for Retirement as soon as you can, or

 

Start Saving for Retirement as soon as you can, or…



 

As you know investing and retirement are closely linked.
 

And as a reader of my newsletters you know I am a passionate believer in planning for your retirement as early as possible.
 

Here are a few articles you may want to look at where I wrote to you about retirement:

What is money death and how you can avoid it

Living knowing your retirement fund is bankrupt

Slow motion train wreck – German demographics

A retirement plan for my father


Start as early as you can
I am thus very happy to post an insightful article written by Thomas Nashng at PensionReviews.com that shows you why it’s so important for you to start saving for retirement as soon as you can.

By |October 25th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Are you fishing where the fish are?

Dear Fellow Investor

When you go fishing you look for the most comfortable spot next to the river or the sea or do you go to where the most fish are caught and start fishing there?

You of course go where the fish are.

Not what most investors do
But that's not […]

By |October 17th, 2013|Tags: , , |