2 months ago, I decided to start again with our monthly investing. I am convinced that investing each month your salary surplus is the best way for the long term. And I have to admit: it is easier than it sounds. Our emotions screw up the plan easily! Advertisements
Recently, I was at a meetup where a speaker showed the historical results of an ETF portfolio based on country ETFs. As I have been looking into a solution for my mutual funds, I decided to pull the trigger.
Meet a blogger with great analysis on the economy and stock market! … More Interview #9 – Lyn Alden
Investing in the stock market is not a free lunch. You take risk in order to get a reward. If anyone else tells you there is free money out there, then it is very likely a scam. Risk is something you not always see.
No, I am not a droid or a iRobot. I just make my life easy by automating a lot and being mechanical in decision taking when it comes to investing and trading.
Knowing what you invest in, is important. At the start of my formal FIRE journey, I had a look at my asset allocation. I selected 3 ETFs as my core index portfolio. After some analysis, I considered it diversified enough.
After the big moves in January and February, I thought it would be a good time to look at my portfolio and how it performed. This seems to be a good practice to me. It comes down to the question of risk tolerance. Is my portfolio in line with what my stomach can support?
There it was, this morning, right in the middle of extreme volatility markets and a lot of doom stories in the press. “Why are you still invested in the stock market?” It had to happen once.
Asset allocation is a nice alliteration. But what does it mean for an individual investor. At first, I thought it was just about how much bonds do you need…
Give a person 5 euro and he will be happy. Take it back and that person will be very sad. In the end the person now has the same as at the start. Does this makes sense? Probably not. It illustrates that people are happy with a gain but are more unhappy with a loss. … More Do you like to loose? I bet not.