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 …

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 …

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 …

Value and Price – Are they both the same?

People tend to express value by a price that we’re willing to pay. Therefore many, if not the most, people equate price and value. But are both really the same? Recently I had a really nice conversation about investing. During our little chat we came to Bitcoin mining and crypto trading and to the question, why investors aren’t very interested in …

Efficient Markets – Why they’re a Fairy Tale!

“Financial markets are efficient. All available information has already been entered. For this reason, no market participant is able to achieve permanently above-average profits.” If the tale of efficient markets is true, why are some of the greatest investors making so much money with their investments in the stock market and have such an incredibly high a fortune, like Warren …