Meet Nate Tobic the unusual US investor and blogger that loves investing in Europe & Japan

By |June 28th, 2012|Tags: , , |


I have been an avid reader of Nate Tobik’s (picture right) blog Oddball Stocks since around the start of 2011.

I can’t remember exactly how I found his blog but I think I stumbled over it when he wrote about finding attractively priced companies in Italy.


I wanted to interview Nate to find out more about his investment approach and because he can help you if you are a US investor that would like to invest in Europe as he has found a way of investing worldwide from the USA at reasonable brokerage rates.

If you are not US based I you will also find the interview and his blog interesting as his investment ideas are so far removed from what you see or read in the mainstream media.


Make sure you read to the end of the interview as Nate has got an interesting investment idea for you.

What is money death and how you can avoid it

By |May 31st, 2012|Tags: , |


In January 2012 the Brandes Institute once again published a very interesting 32 page research paper called "Boomers Behaving Badly: A Better Solution to the “Money Death” Problem" that you will most definitely be interested in because it affects your retirement.

The paper tells you what you have to do to avoid "money death" - the risk that you run out of money during your retirement.

Do more research for lower returns?

By |March 29th, 2012|Tags: , , |


I'm sure you'll agree that the Internet is a wonderful thing, specifically as an investor.

The amount of information you can find on the company is truly astounding, investment opinions, newspaper and magazine articles as well as in a lot of cases analyst reports.

But does all this information equal knowledge? Do you believe that in order to generate market beating investment performance you need to know more than everybody else?

Less is more

This is what I always thought but to make sure this is right I looked for studies to confirm this. But I could not find any. In fact the studies I found said the exact opposite.

Even worse the studies found that as the amount of information increases it increases confidence rather than accuracy.