Archive for June 2008

Real estate investing in Japan

Now this is an interesting market! Of course, investing in Japan is not for everybody, especially with the high prices of the real estate properties in Tokyo or Kyoto, however one can invest in this market in a simple manner. Read more

Oil prices up again, inflation specter on the horizon

Today the oil price has breached its recent record and went up to US$ 143/barrell, which is no a little bit scary. Of course, this came as a reaction to the Iran’s threats of disrupting the supplies. However, it is not the only bad news for the daily investors. Read more

Famous investors (1) – Warren Buffet and his lessons in investments

Let’s be honest and face it – the big shots, the people who did a hell of a lot of money from their investments, will rarely go public about their methods. Yet Warrent Buffet, the Sage of Omaha, has constantly promoted transparency and openness in investing for more than 40 years.
How did Warren do it without damaging his investments? Read more

How would you invest 10,000 USD?

Today June 28th is Saturday, which is not quite the most serious day (and definitely not the most suitable one for investing, unless you programmed some power lunch today). But investing your money is a never ending activity, so I’d like to make your neurons jog a little bit with the following question:

How would you invest 10,000 USD if you had them available in your account, today?

This is a simple investing opinion poll and everybody’s invited to come in and add comments to this post with her/his ideas. Don’t be shy, just go wild! After 30 days, I will summarize the results of this poll and post them here, so give it a shot. Thank you!

What does the current oil price mean for the investors?

Everybody knows that from the beginning of this month the oil price has breached a new record:

Oil soared by more than $6 a barrel to over $134 on Friday June 6, bringing gains in the last two days to $12 as the dollar weakened further on a jump in the jobless rate in the United States.

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US jobs losses, less money to spend or invest

On Friday, June 6 2008, a striking piece of news came sharply on the market. The  U.S. employers shed jobs for a fifth straight month in a row. The May unemployment rate jumped to its highest in more than 3-1/2 years, partly because more people were trying to come back into the workforce, a Labor Department report released Friday showed.

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Hello world of investors and of investing possibilities

We start today this investments blog out of passion and experience. In the turbulent world of today, not even the famous pension funds of the ‘80’s can any longer guarantee a decent retirement. So the only way to get quickly to your dream lifestyle is to invest – and to get good returns on your investments. We would like to pinpoint a few ideas and investment areas where you might dig in … and that’s not all.

We start out of the belief that investing is not a “black art”. Investments are accessible to everybody, even to common people like you and me. And if you started out a long time your investment activities, you know that you can learn something new every day. Therefore, we will bring in new investment techniques and ideas which might help you go further than the crowd. And of course, we’d like to have here a common discussions platform for your ideas and experiences in investing. therefore, we are looking forward to hearing from you!

 

At last but not at least, investing is about acting. Not next year, not next week, but today. Now. Investing is not about the vehicles you choose for your money, be them stocks, raw materials, forex, derivatives (futures, options) or real estate. Investing is about acting now by choosing the right vehicle (the one that suits your investing style and your risk appetite) and about using is at max. It’s the way we use the assets of the (successful) companies we work for or with. It is, after all, about the laws of economics and how can we use them to further our wealth, whilst still improving the society around us. ........