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.
Do you want to buy cheap Equities? Holding Bonds may precisely give you that opportunity through re-balancing. Unless you can put your cash aside for 10+ Years you may want to check how Bond ETFs eg. iShares AGG can increase your returns and reduce risk of high losses.
Here is a simple comparison of 100% S&P 500 Portfolio vs. the most commonly used 60% S&P 500 40% Bonds Portfolio
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.
Over the past decade, and following complex financial engineering that partially caused the Great Financial Crisis in 2008, synthetic ETFs had bad press.
However, there are reasons, why you may consider them in your portfolio.
Here is how to choose a safe synthetic ETF.
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.
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.
By historical standards, US Equities have become relatively expensive.
If implementing a tilt can make overall high valuations more bearable it is a sin worth pursuing.
In Investing, perfect is the enemy of good.
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.
Why Time and Risk Matter – How wrong risk assessment can have devastating consequences and why Time Horizon improves your odds. Yes, Market Returns are secondary to these! Read