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Investor or Speculator – What are you?

All too often people believe they are investing while they are actually speculating. Being an investor or speculator is different and everyone should know what he is or wants to be. His strategy and success depends on it. Being an investor or speculator is more important than people may believe. And to know what you are is even more important, because …

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Successful investing for ordinary people – Is it possible?

Not everybody is convinced that investing on your own by choosing individual stocks could be successful for ordinary people. I’m of a different opinion. Today, I tell you why! When you’re young and at the beginning of your investment career, you’re enthusiastic and maybe driven by the wish to become rich for whatever reason. You start to read and learn …

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Is Diversification the Opposite of Risk Reduction?

“Diversification is one of the most important component regarding risk reduction.” Most investment professionals would agree to this statement and private investors believe it. But is this statement true? (also published on GuruFocus.com) One of the first things you hear when starting your investment career is that you have to diversify your investments. Your bank manager is saying it. Your …

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How do I find a stock to invest in?

When you start to invest, the huge number of opportunities can be overwhelming. Even if you’re only investing in stocks, it isn’t easy to decide which one to buy. But buying the right one is essential for your success. The investment world is a fascinating one and when you’re at the beginning you may be overwhelmed by the huge number …

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Value Investing – higher return with lower risk!

IN THE INVESTING WORLD, MOST PEOPLE ASSUME THAT HIGHER RETURNS CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED WITH HIGHER RISKS – BUT THAT’S NOT ALWAYS TRUE! “When you’re investing and you want higher returns, you also have to take a higher risks!“ One can hear something like that all too often. Not only by private investors with little experience in the investment market, …

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Bitcoin – avoid this pain!

„Bitcoin reaches new all-time high!“ (FAZ 12.12.2017) „Bitcoin unstoppable“ (Handelsblatt 07.12.2017) „Bitcoin starts with a boom and a crash“ (N24/Welt 11.12.2017) „Bitcoin starts miserably into the new financial age“ (N24/Welt 12.12.2017) „Bitcoin crashes by 18 percent“ (Handelsblatt 29.11.2017) „More than $60 million worth of bitcoin potentially stolen after hack on cryptocurrency site“ (CNBC 08.12.2017) Huge success and failure are close …

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Who doesn’t invest – LOSES MONEY!

For several years now, we have been living in a low-interest trap. Although you can lend money on favorable terms, you can hardly get interest on overnight money and treasury bonds. This is really hard for the German savers, because they are highly risk averse and most of their savings are put into such investments and thus loses money. The …

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Investors mistakes – Why investment mistakes are no mistakes at all?

Private investors are lagging far behind the return of the overall market. The reasons are worth discussing. According to a recent study, private investors are lagging far behind the return of the overall market. While the market achieved an annual return of 8.7%, the return on the portfolio of private investors was only 3.1%. This I have recently read in …

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Efficient Markets – Why they’re a Fairy Tale!

“Financial markets are efficient. All available information has already been entered. For this reason, no market participant is able to achieve permanently above-average profits.” If the tale of efficient markets is true, why are some of the greatest investors making so much money with their investments in the stock market and have such an incredibly high a fortune, like Warren …