Reason – The Power of investing sensibly

Investing sensible or as Benjamin Graham says, investing intelligently is a central aspect for value investors. The power of reason is huge and using it well, can increase your success tremendously. Many people believe, investing successfully has a lot to do with luck. Especially many average private investors are convinced about the great influence of luck when investing. That’s why they …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …