The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Compounding

Let’s talk about compounding interest baby, let’s talk about red and green, all the good things and the bad things that may be, let’s talk about compounding interest. Okay, so Salt-n-Pepa admittedly had a much better concept when they wrote for record sales, but I would argue this might be as important a topic. Compounding Interest, the biggest miss in our education system today and … Continue reading The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Compounding

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Anyone Can Invest

Who the hell am I to say that anyone can invest? Individual investing is all about taking control of your financial future. Would you rather abdicate your control of your financial future to a human (financial advisor) who believes in fairy tale spitting non-sense of rational markets being correctly priced all the time? The same advisor who has 50 to 100 clients they are looking … Continue reading Anyone Can Invest

Patience, sloth and fairy tales.

Warren Buffett tells us that, “The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.” He goes further to describe his process, “Benign neglect, bordering on sloth, remains the hallmark  of our investment process.” So, what does that mean to us? Let’s break it down bit by bit. Yes, I know that this is my first post in a while … Continue reading Patience, sloth and fairy tales.

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Back to Basics 2

I haven’t written on this subject recently, but I wanted to dust if off today and get back to the basics of my message a little bit. So, let’s talk about investing strategy for the beginning investor. I say for beginning investors, but honestly this can be applicable to all levels of experience. From my own experience, talking to other experienced investors and listening to … Continue reading Back to Basics 2

My personal Bitcoin retracement

The post I had for today was hijacked by Bitcoin. I wrote previously about my skepticism over the future of Bitcoin as an investment vehicle. When it comes to long term investing, I can’t say I’ve changed my mind much. Honestly the $4000 dollars of intra-day movement and distance of $2100 from daily high to closing price does not make me a fan of the … Continue reading My personal Bitcoin retracement

Cryptocurrency as a value investor asset class

I think that it’s time that I address my views on cryptocurrency as a value investor. I have seen a lot of argument as to whether cryptocurrency deserves a place in a value investors portfolio or not. I want to take another tack than the customary first question, “Are we capable of understanding the business?”. I am not sure that anyone can 100% understand cryptocurrency, … Continue reading Cryptocurrency as a value investor asset class

A little known but large risk in options trading

Let’s talk today about a little covered aspect of Options trading called Pin risk. While all options trading carries inherent risk and should only be attempted after a great deal of education on the subject (preferably with a large amount of paper trading first to understand how trading options works without the risk), there is a misconception about some aspects of options trades that I … Continue reading A little known but large risk in options trading