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Mistakes of inexperienced investors

We’re in a bull market since the crash of 2008, and many young investors only know share prices go up. This may the reason why they buy the wrong companies. Here are two examples. I often point out that I read through social media to get a notion of what the average private investor does. I’m in some Facebook groups …

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Buy Companies, not Shares

What’s up with the investment market? Stocks are falling since weeks. They are as unpopular as they haven’t been for a long time. Volatility seems to become normal. It’s hard for the average investor to sail through these rough waters. After these many years of a bull market, nobody knows where the financial markets will go with the companies in …

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Market is falling – Investor’s time is coming

2018 was a time of joy and grief for any market participant. Stock market went up and down and ended up – unfortunately – very sad. What to do now? Let’s start with a good news for the average stock investor. You could have done worse if you would have invested in Bitcoin. The sharp loss of more than 80% …

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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 …

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Discipline – essential to be successful

Discipline is an investors virtue which is absolutely indispensable if you want to be successful on the financial market. Although easy said, being disciplined facing the market emotions is really tough. In my today’s post, I want to talk about – who would have thought – DISCIPLINE. Discipline is one of the investors virtues I think every successful investor has to make his …