My Baby Steps Into Crypto Through 3 Movies

May 31, 2022 Kathrin

I watched three films and read one blog post to find out what crypto is all about.

-But How Does Bitcoin Actually Work?
-Cryptopia – Bitcoin, Blockchains and the future of the internet
-Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King
-WTF is the Blockchain?

In today’s article, I’ll share my learning journey and discuss whether my perception of blockchain and cryptocurrencies has changed as I have learned more.

Vanguard LifeStrategy available in Europe! A Retriever Portfolio in One ETF

May 29, 2022 Raph Antoine

Imagine, that your Dad or cousin didn’t invest in that pharma stock a while ago that initially surged, then stagnated and in the end underperformed the market.

Because most of them do.

Now, he doesn’t even want to sell it anymore because of the emotional attachment. Imagine he didn’t have to think about when selling or buying. Or even rebalancing.

What to expect from US Treasury Bond ETFs in 2020

May 20, 2022 Raph Antoine

If you had Treasury ETFs in your portfolio going into 2020, well done! The YTD Returns range from low single digits for Short Term US Treasury ETF to over 30% for long term treasury bond ETF and have performed remarkably well during the Coronavirus Bear Market. However, the current situation is somewhat asymmetric. Read what are the risks.

Cycling Tibetan Heartland – A day from my diary

May 18, 2022 Raph Antoine

Tibet was the most rewarding part of all my cycling adventures, not only because of physical challenges.

Spiritual Tibet played a big role.

But I quickly realized other aspects that make it a unique place.

This region is the heartland of Nuclear China and a place with extensive minorities including Hui Muslims and Tu Mongols whose ancestors served in Ghenghi Khan’s army.

But China was also the most challenging country I have cycled in.

How I Lost Money in Real Estate Before it Was Fashionable (Book Review)

May 16, 2022 Kathrin

How I Lost Money in Real Estate Before it Was Fashionable by JL Collins tells the story of his disastrous condo purchase in the 1970s and 80s. The short book demonstrates how, contrary to popular opinion, real estate isn’t always an amazing investment and that potential homeowners should be critical before buying.