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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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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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Dialog Semiconductor – a purchase or not?

Periodically, I run through my portfolio and watch list keeping the figures up to date and thinking about changes that may have occurred during the last month. Recently, I took a deeper look at Dialog Semiconductor. Being an investor, even a private one, requires some work from time to time. As you know from my other articles, I’m absolutely no …

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Average Investors – Why they don’t get great returns and how you can do it better!

The investment market is a place of hopes and fears. Many average investors hope to make a lot of money, sometimes to make it very quick. But they also fear to lose their hard earned money and some really do very quick. The most, I think, don’t get great returns, in the best case, mediocre returns. The question is, why and …

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Valuing Companies – Three ways

Valuing a company is one of the most important tasks an investor has to solve. Buying an overpriced business all too often leads to massive losses. But how to value a company? (Watch the VLOG) Valuing a company is difficult and associated with a lot of work. When I’m sneaking around social media and read about investments young investors make, …