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What Makes a Successful Value Investor

Checkout my introductory guides on value investing (Part 1, Part 2) — this is a more detailed guide. Different sources define value investing differently. Some say value investing is the investment philosophy that favors the purchase of stocks that are currently selling at low price-to-book ratios and have high dividend yields. Others say value investing is all about buying stocks with low P/E ratios. You will even sometimes hear that…

Day Trading vs Investing for the Future

This is one of my shorter posts, as previous articles have been written as very long and informative pieces. Every once in a while at Finance and Purpose, I’ll post tidbits of advice to address commonly asked questions. A lot of people have been asking me what the difference between day trading is versus investing. Among those who buy and sell stocks there is an ongoing debate about whether the…

Softbank: Japan’s Awakening Titan of 2020

A new investor should checkout Part 1, 2, and 3, of the Finance and Purpose Simple Guide to investing. Masayoshi Son, the CEO of Softbank, is a lesser known veteran of the dot-com bubble and information technology revolution. In the past 5 years, he has been quietly making deep impacts on today’s tech economy. With the vision of a Steve Jobs, the Wealth of a Warren Buffett, and the boldness…

3 Ways to Open Foreign Digital Nomad Bank Accounts

Digital Banks are the future. Today’s online banking services dominated big and outdated banks suck. Big banks’ mobile apps are like dinosaurs, and their fees and services quickly add up. Big banks also don’t give you any benefit for foreign diversification and travel unless you obtain a credit card. Good luck reading the fine print. As we look towards the next decade, the Financial Tech industry has made great strides…

Rare Earth Element Investment for the Future

China is the worlds largest extractor of Rare Earth Elements (REEs). The United States’ ever increasing dependency on China, has caused the Trump administration to declare this dependency as a national security vulnerability. Other factors include the electric car and technology industry whose engines require a massive amounts of Neodymium magnets. Additionally, the recent rise in interest rates by the Federal Reserve make this commodity investment a good idea. As…

How To Make A Difference When You’re 1 in 7 Billion

From all of the startups in Silicon Valley to the average High School kid in the Midwest, we all "want" to make a difference. Learn how. It seems impossible that a single person can make a difference in the world. And it's true, no one single person can. What does it mean to "make a difference in the world" anyway? From all of the startups in Silicon Valley to the average High School kid in the Midwest, we all "want" to make a difference.

Loot a Burning House for Success

In war, and in love, such is the nature of human affairs. This is especially true in the markets. If you want success, you need to take advantage. When a country is beset by internal conflicts, when disease and famine ravage the population, when corruption and crime are rampant, then it will be unable to deal with an outside threat. This is the time to attack. Keep gathering internal information…

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