Goldcorp purchase (G) – The problem with bottom fishing for stocks!

Mining companies have been hit really hard this year. If you look across the board, companies that have mining operations have had their stock prices decimated as a result of the commodities rout. With stock prices so low at the moment, it could seduce investors into buying shares of these companies at what they perceive …

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BP stock purchase – First Dividend stock

Oil prices have been absolutely crushed this year with the price of the commodity dropping more than 60% over the past 12 month. And as the price of oil goes down, so do the companies that produce the commodity. Investors absolutely hate oil stocks at the moment. This provides a perfect opportunity for small investor …

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My first individual stock purchase: Zambeef (ZAM)

The best ideas come from local knowledge. This is one of the philosophies preached by Peter Lynch, one of the greatest investors of the modern era. My Lynch firmly believed that individual investors had advantages over professionals when it came to research, because unlike the latter, individuals had more freedom to act independently and explore …

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First Funds Purchased – Active Investing

The question of whether to invest in low cost index funds or more actively managed funds is a long standing one. Proponents of low cost index funds such as John Bogle have provided evidence to show that in the majority of cases, low cost index funds do trump their more active counterparts. And I am …

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First Foray Into Investing – low cost index funds

As a newbie to the world of investing, it is hard to know where to start. There is so much jargon and you are left with much more questions than answers. Should I stick to Passive Investing or Active investing? If I chose active investing, what strategy should I use? What is the best online …

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The beginnings: My story, goals and ambitions

The rat race. Most people want to escape it but it seems everyone is running in the opposite direction without realising it. Most people have been so consumed by cheap debt and consumerism that they are willing to work their entire lives, paycheck to paycheck, in order to fulfil their materialistic nature. Some people spend …

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