If you want to invest well you need to learn one thing, how to tune out the noise. This is the psychology of investing. Experts have written many books on this topic, however, they are all wrong. Why? There is only one rule for investing in the stock market or currency market or any other […]
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Offensive or defensive investment strategy, which one will yield a greater ROI? That is the question. This is not a post based on statistical research, such as asset allocation and diversification but more personal reflections and I am more looking for answers and asking questions. What does it mean to be a defensive investor versus […]
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What is Bullionism? Bullionism was an idea that circulated in the courts of Europe in the 16th and 17th century. Why is it important? It is very important as many people today have the same idea about their own lives and it keeps them poor. The idea of Bullionism was closely connected to mercantilism. It […]
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Forex on fundamentals If you want to trade FX, people recommend trading on technical indicators. However, as much fundamentals (looking at the relative value of the currency instead of the trend) in currency markets have a bad reputation, I still think with study you can make Forex trades a profitable investment strategy in the long […]
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What is the best way to invest in gold or silver? I have a definite view on gold vs. silver and how to invest. I do not think you will like it, but read on. Before buying gold or silver first ask yourself why do you want to invest. If this is a small part […]
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Investing books – what I really want. From an investing book I want Excalibur. I want a supreme tool to lead me to victory on the investing battlefield. I am not saying this sarcastically. I, like everyone else swinging away out there is looking for Excalibur. However, in the back of my mind I know […]
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When I was a broker it was trendy to invest in socially responsible mutual funds. The question is does this investment strategy work when it comes down to returns? These funds under performed other mutual funds. However, for me ethical investing works and I recommend it. What is socially responsible investing There are two parts […]
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Drawing up your personal investment blueprint Computers are useless they only give you answers – Pablo Picasso Too much investment information clouds judgment and this is what Internet investment data gives you. Your head will spin around because of too much choice. What you need is a strategy for buying and selling assets to make […]
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Certificate of Deposits at the Bank as an Investment The purpose here is to answer the question “are bank CDs good investments”? Further, what about CDs vs. Stocks. When I was a stock brokers one of the most common ways to hook a new client was asking them what return their CDs were earning at […]
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In theory I take a disciplined approach to investing. I have a basic system I follow and it has been very good to me. I have never calculated my returns however, my investment accounts have steadily increased and I have basically avoided the recent downturns in the market in the last few years. How I […]
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