How to begin investing

Thinking about buying an investment property? Here’s what you need to know.

Buying an investment property is a huge step in growing financially. For one, you have the chance to earn passive income. For another, it’s an opportunity to diversify your assets. That said, it’s also a huge responsibility, both personally and financially. If you’re going to take this step, you want to make sure that you’re well-prepared for what’s to come. …

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How to act when the markets fall?

October wasn’t a good month for stock markets. The Dow Jones Ind. lost around 7% from its high at the beginning of the month, the Nasdaq around 8%, the S&P 500 around 7%. What to do now when markets fall? When markets are dropping like they did this month, many people ask themselves what to do now. Selling before their …

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Tips And Advice About Conveyancing Fees

When you think about an investment in property, you should consider some things. Especially different expenses will occur. So, today’s blog post will be about conveyancing fees. Although most articles are about stock investing and becoming an intelligent investor in that field, many of my readers like to invest in property, too. I, myself, also have some property. So, when …

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It’s about Percentage, stupid!

Many people are willing to save money and invest it. But they all too often believe that they haven’t enough money to do it and therefore is not worth it. But that’s not true. Here’s why! In February I wrote in my article “Should I invest in stocks with little money?” that you should and I explained, why I think so. …

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Reason – The Power of investing sensibly

Investing sensible or as Benjamin Graham says, investing intelligently is a central aspect for value investors. The power of reason is huge and using it well, can increase your success tremendously. Many people believe, investing successfully has a lot to do with luck. Especially many average private investors are convinced about the great influence of luck when investing. That’s why they …

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Daily Share Prices – Ignore them!

The market share prices are largely irrelevant and it has absolutely not the importance many people attach to it. Today, I want to give you an insight into an aspect that I call the “Secret of Ignoring”, one part of my “Secrets of Intelligent Investing”. I want to talk about ignoring the daily share prices. Ignorance is actually a negatively …

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Real Estate or Shares – What’s the better investment?

I’m investing in companies. I own real estate, too. But participating in the success of companies is more profitable and the best way to build a fortune, especially for the average private investor. In today’s post, I’ll tell, why I’m right. I’m from Germany, a country where people don’t trust the stock market. Germans believe that the stock market is …

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Passive Investing – Howard Marks latest memo

In his latest memo, Howard Marks is talking about investing without people. The memo is quite interesting and I recommend it to every investor. It covers three ways of investing without people. To the first one I want to dedicate some attention in my today’s blog post – ETFs and passive investing. Passive investing, in particular ETFs are very popular these …

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Wait – The Power of doing nothing

The financial markets are places of tremendous activities. Everyday billions of dollars are changing from one hand to another, always hoping to get a decent return. But for an investor doing nothing most of the time and just wait promises the best returns. In my last weeks blog post, I talked about an essential investors virtue: discipline. Being disciplined and sticking to …