Investing, Opinions, and the Media

The media is always trying to get the attention of readers and investors.  The biggest challenge for an investor is wondering if the investment they’ve made is a good or a bad choice, and how long they should hold the investment.  A simple media report or opinion can cause an investor to sell out of … Read more

The Service of Bitcoin

Service as a form of value comes in many different forms.  Some of Bitcoin’s criticisms center around the topic that Bitcoin doesn’t provide anything that can be associated with as a form of product or service for us to derive a value from.  Bitcoin is often compared with gold for which identifying forms of gold’s … Read more

The Intrinsic Value of Bitcoin

There’s been comments in the media stating that Bitcoin has no intrinsic value.  The commenters may be correct, yet when you compare Bitcoin to other asset classes you’ll find that many other asset classes have similarities with little or no intrinsic value either.  Even common stocks today that do have intrinsic value trade much higher … Read more

How Crypto Is Changing Banking

Crypto makes headlines readily, and I suspect this will occur for a long while as the asset is still in its young childhood, and hasn’t hit it’s full understanding.  A lot of it’s future comes with understanding where crypto currencies are in our society as a whole.   Today’s banking appears technologically advanced.  With the advent … Read more

Buyers, Sellers, and Traders

The other day, my son, who is twelve, was talking conceptually about traders buying or selling a stock.  In this case, he was referring to a share of Berkshire Hathaway A shares which trades over $370,000 per share as of this writing.  He was wondering how hard it would be for traders to sell a … Read more

The 4 Hammers of Investing

An investor has four hammers in their tool box when investing.  These four hammers can transpire across many types of investments. The four hammers of investing are time, information, analytics, and diversification. When an investor understands the four hammers within investing it can make it much easier to decipher if the investor does have a … Read more

Vilfredo Pareto’s Discovery

Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist, civil engineer, and socialist, in 1906 made the observation that within Italy 80% of real estate was owned by 20% of the population.  Pareto discovered that this phenomena expanded beyond Italy’s borders occurring in neighboring countries as well.  In later years this research by Pareto was used by Joseph Juran … Read more

Index Investing’s Big 3

Index investing has been a hot topic for investors.  Most fund managers rarely beat their benchmark index, so investing with the index seems like the best route to take for those not interested in doing the investment research work.  Today, indexing has gotten so large that there are some concerns rising to the top that … Read more

90 Years and Bull Markets

Bull markets or long term upward price appreciation are the golden child.  They reflect the recoveries and expansions of the economic world.  Economic recoveries and growth push spending and investment forward and compound.  The simple act of spending and investing creates more of the same like that of an ant discovering a food source and … Read more

Investment Research: Turning Over 1 More Stone

Within the investment research process you have to turn over a lot of stones to uncover as much as you can about the company you are interested in owning.  Every piece of information matters.  As it is hard to discover everything, leaving one stone uncovered can fail to reveal the one piece of the puzzle … Read more