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How to Refresh Your Writing

How to Refresh Your Writing I try to share what I learn, when I think others will find it useful. After deciding to completely refresh this blog, I had to first learn how someone changes their approach to writing and publishing in general. After many fruitless...

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My Investment Foundations Certificate Experience

I love lifelong learning and I always want to keep learning something new, for as long as I live. One of the downsides of being an ambitious learner, is sometimes biting off more than you can chew. This happened to me when I signed up for the full CFA program. I was...

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The Great Brexit Hoax

The Great Brexit Hoax After the 2008-2009 financial crisis, some people in the UK thought that it couldn't get that bad again. They were wrong. London is learning the hard way that tough times can return sooner than anyone thought. I mean that sympathetically, as I...

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The Balanced Optimist’s Guide to 2017

The Balanced Optimist's Guide to 2017 What exactly is a balanced optimist? It's someone who tends to be optimistic, but knows that bad things can happen and prepares for it. This is me, and this is my balanced optimists guide to 2017 and onwards. Every year, Bloomberg...

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GuruFocus 21 Questions Interview

I was recently interviewed by PJ Pahygiannis for the GuruFocus 21 Questions format. You can see the original text at this link. I'm re-posting here for our own blog followers. *** 1. How and why did you get started investing? What is your background? Some of my...

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WordCamp Bucharest 2016

While attending WordCamp Bucharest I took time to enjoy some tourist attractions in the city. The communist/capitalist contrast was fascinating, and I took this photo as an example of it. The building in the background is the former Communist headquarters. In the...

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How to Use a Stock Screener

There are thousands of companies on the public markets. So the natural starting point for stock investors is usually a stock screener. It boils down to finding companies that meet whatever criteria you are looking for. Although using a screener is easy, it poses two...

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How to Take Advantage of Brexit

Brexit is not the end of Britain or Europe. Neither is disintegrating. Not now, and not in the future. A lot of what is being reported in the media right now, cannot be relied upon. Remember that all news is biased. In the long-run, both Britain and Europe will still...

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Leveling Up Our Website Security

Following up on an important post about our website security, we've now chosen an SSL Certificate provider, Comodo. This will make our website even more secure, and will help to protect our website members. Shortly we'll write about why we're developing this site into...

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How Charts Can Help Fundamental Investors

Is there any reason why a fundamental investor should look at price and volume charts? I believe there is. Fundamental analysis is imperfect. It has some weaknesses and I believe we should look for ways to fill those gaps. First, let's take a look at technical...

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Why Do Outstanding Investors Meditate?

I'm not a New Age person, but I do believe in keeping an open mind. So these two articles on the CFA Institute Blog intrigued me: The Importance of Meditation for Investment Professionals Leading from the Center: Dalio, Hagan, and Freeman on Meditation and Leadership...

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Tribute to Walter Schloss

Walter Schloss is not as famous as other investors, but he was one of the greats. When I bought Security Analysis by Ben Graham, I chose the 1951 edition specifically because Walter Schloss had worked on it with him. Here are some of the thoughts and writings of one...

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