Investing Principles

The Advantage of small Investors

Many professional advisors as well as many private investors are of the opinion that an average investor has no chance to beat the market. Rather, he will perform worse than the market just because of his background. But is this really true? Or do they have an advantage? People who read my latest posts know that I love to invest in …

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Should I invest in Stocks with little Money?

People who are young and at the beginning of their investment career often don’t know if they should invest in stocks with little money. Some market participants say, it’s not worth it. But is that true? If you want to build you a fortune, it’s a good idea to start as early as possible. The longer you’re investing the compound …

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Why I prefer to invest in Stocks!

The possibilities to let your money work for you are endless. I myself prefer to invest in stocks for different reasons. One is, it’s great for professionals and quite easy for small investors. I prefer to invest in stocks. I do it for more than 25 years now. But being an investor could mean a lot more, i.e. investingin real estate, …

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Don’t Panic! It’s just the Market that’s dropping!

Dow Jones Industrial Average down 4.60%. S&P 500 closed -4.10%. The Nasdaq Composite  down 3.78%. Since is high Jan. 26, the Dow Jones industrial average has dropped 8.5%. But this is no reason for panicking! Since his high since Jan. 26 the Dow Jones lost more than 2000 points and the stock markets world wide also decreased. The DAX (the …

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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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Money to invest – where do I get it from?

Investing your money will give you two great opportunities. First, the money provides you against future risks. Second, you can do many things with the money that you dream about. But often people don’t know, where to get the money from. When I’m talking to people about investing, I all to often can perceive two reactions, especially from young people. The first reaction is sincere …

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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 …