Monthly Archives: August 2015

Stockflare Review – The Best Website to research, compare and pick Stocks and Shares 2

“Investing is simple, but not easy” – Warren Buffet   Investing is simple – if you stick to the rules.. The main problem is ourselves. We get over excited, too confident, sloppy. When that happens we make mistakes. One of the biggest mistakes is to rely on the recommendations and advice of others. The talking heads on financial television, the research reports of investment banks, the tips you read in a newspaper. Instead you need to do your own research and work out what investments are right for you. That’s where Stock Flare comes in. Stockflare presents data that the professionals use in an easy to understand and interpret manner […]

Investing in the Tobacco Industry – why regulation will not curb the great investor returns. 10

Investing in the tobacco industry is a topic that divides people. Many people think it is not morally right to invest in the tobacco industry. Whilst this is true, it is difficult to draw the line on morals when making investing decisions. Holding high morals when investing will make you rule out a wide array of industries such as tobacco, alcohol companies, sugar companies, banks, supermarkets (that exploit zero hour contracts), technology companies (that exploit third world workers) and natural resource / commodity companies (who pay their workers paltry sums for working in the mines all day). Having good morals makes it more difficult for you in the investing world. […]

Warren Buffets biggest mistake – the mistake most value investors make. 2

Warren Buffet is probably the greatest investor that ever lived. His track record has been nothing short of amazing compounding returns of 20% annually. Whilst Buffet has done many things right in his career, he has made a few mistakes. One of his biggest mistakes ended up costing him $200 billion. The following is an extract from Porter Stansberry in The S&A Digest: It was the greatest investment mistake of all time… a cumulative loss of more than $200 billion. It started out as a lie. Then it got worse. It got worse every year for 20 years. But even that lesson didn’t really stick. The same investor repeated these […]

The American Tourist and Mexican Fisherman – A Story About the Dangers of Chasing Greed

Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The tourist complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied, “Only a little while.” The tourist then asked, “Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?” The Mexican said, “With this I have more than enough to support my family’s needs.” The tourist then asked, “But what do you do with the rest of your time?” The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine […]

How to Know if an Investment is Good Value? Use the rule of 72. 1

Have you ever looked at an investment opportunity and thought “How long will it take me to double my money at a given rate of return?” The Thumb rule of 72 comes in handy here as it gives a quick answer. Just divide 72 by the rate of return and you have the number of years it takes to double your money, roughly. For example, if the interest rate is 3%, your money doubles in about 24 years (72/3 = 24). The rule of 72 is quick and easy tool that can help you weigh your investment options.   . Please like & share:

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Asset Classes 1

investing for beginners can be tricky. With so many asset classes available, most people don’t know where to start or what to invest in. Different asset classes are beneficial in some situations but risky in others. As legendary hedge fund manager Ray Dalio says “Bonds will perform best during times of disinflationary recession, stocks will perform best during periods of growth, and cash will be the most attractive when money is tight. What Dalio is saying is that different asset classes have environmental biases. They do well in certain environments and poorly in others. Also, different asset classes have historically produced different rates of returns for investors. Read this article to […]

From being in debt to becoming a multimillionaire – story of Mark Ford

Below is an article Mark Ford wrote for his Palm beach letter readers. The story is inspiring and motivating as it show how he went from being in debt to the tune of $100,000 to becoming a millionaire with $50,000,000 net worth. In his own words, this is the story of how Mark Ford became a millionaire. I grew up relatively poor, the second of eight children. My father earned $12,000 a year as a college professor. As a teenager, I was ashamed of our small house, my hand-me-down clothes, and my peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. I dreamed, literally dreamed, of living like a rich man. And so, when I got my first job at […]

If You Don’t Know How to Invest, at Least Start Saving! 1

How many times have you heard someone say this or told yourself any of the following: “I can’t afford to lose any money I don’t understand how the market works I don’t have enough money to invest I don’t have time to track my investments Investing is risky “ Probably too many to remember. Whilst these types of statements naturally deter people from investing, it has the ill effect of discouraging  people from saving as well. Investing can be intimidating for beginners and that’s why they put it off. The above reasons are all good reasons not to invest (If you have no clue, stay out the market). But the above […]

10 Ways to Make Good Investing Decisions in 2015 – The Experts View

The stock market has been volatile and unfavourable this year. Most gains made in the early parts of the year have been wiped out in June and July. But 2015 can still turn out to be a great year. 10 sector experts give their opinion on why you can still make money in 2015. Doug Casey: I’d say there’s just one topic right now: Conserve capital. That’s going to be hard if the current worldwide asset bubble bursts. I hope to ensure I do that by being extra cautious about getting into any new deals, especially illiquid deals. Keith Schaefer: Be disciplined in taking losses. My biggest loss in 2014 was […]

The Best Investment Advice from George Soros

George Soros is an investing legend. His quantum fund earned an astonishing annual return of 20% from inception in 1969 to closure in 2011. Many investors can learn a lot from Soros teachings. But for me, one of Soros best pieces of advice and one of the great investment secrets in the world, is this: “If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring” (George Soros). Essentially, Soros is saying that when it comes to investing, boring is big money. Boring causes “investment magic” to happen.Boring stocks can make you earn 18% annual yield on one of the world’s safest investment. […]