Investing Principles

How to Control your Emotions

The financial market is a place of emotions. Greed and fear mostly determine the actions of its participants. But acting on emotions is the worst you can do, if you want to invest successfully over the long run. So, the question is, how can you control your emotions? We’re all human. At least, I hope so. And being human means having …

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How to begin investing, Investing Principles, Value Investing

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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Investing Principles, Value Investing

Risk – How to deal with it?

When you invest money, risk is always inherent. For many small investors, the question of risk, i.e the risk of losing money, is of great importance. Especially, because they invest their hard earned money. So today, we want to look a bit closer to risk. (Watch the risk post as video!) For many people, investments are a very sensitive issue. It’s …

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How to begin investing, Investing Principles

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, …

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Financial Market, Investing Principles

Benchmark – Forget it!

It’s like a disease. To get a notion about ones investment success, many want to know if he was better than his benchmark. But I tell you what. Forget the benchmark! The benchmark doesn’t decide on your investment success. I’ve never understood why so many people equals investment success with beating a benchmark. I’m not investing on the stock market to …

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Investment Careers

How I lost 98% of my Investment!

No-one wants to lose money. It is tough and painful to see your hard earned money shrivel away. When investing, you want your money grow. You want high returns and sometimes you want to be better than the others. But it can also be different – very different! Then you are firmly convinced about making the big money, but in fact you …

Investing Principles

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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Financial Market, Investing Principles

Foot Locker – Why I bought in October and sold in January!

Sometimes you will come across something by coincidence and you were happy that it happened. That’s exactly what happened to me with Foot Locker! – My personal review! Investing in stocks is really exciting. Although most of the time it can be very “boring”, especially when you’re following a strategy like mine. I’m not buying very often. I’m searching for …

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Investment Careers

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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Financial Market

Why do most fund managers underperform?

Most fund managers don’t beat the market. Are they lousy investors? Or do you have to be extraordinary to beat the market? I don’t believe it. And you shouldn’t believe it either. Because you want to beat the market. I’m a stock picker, you know that already. And I’m a kind of value investor, too. Nothing new for you, I …