Investing Vision

As you may or may not recall. Around November 2018 I decided to sell most of my dividend growth stocks to change my portfolio into a ETF based portfolio. Here I’ll discuss how this process is getting along and what I’m doing with my capital at this moment!

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My ‘end of the year’ review

Let’s take a look back at 2018, a volatile year for the financial markets and also for my portfolio to be honest. I’ve changed from a Dividend Growth Investor into a sort of hybrid. I took quite a lot of gains of the table and redistributed them into ETF’s, bonds and a few specific shares of companies I believe in for the long term. I’ve made promotion at work to become a junior broker, which in turn led me to learn a lot about options and these are now a part of portfolio too.

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Italy

We all know the short term noise, the ever glooming hard Brexit, the USA-China tradewar, stalling global economy and of course Italy’s current financial state. Let’s take a closer look at Italy. What is happening there, and how could we as investors benefit without taking too much risk.

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Portfolio management

How to manage your portfolio, it sounds like a fund manager will tell you what to look out for in your portfolio in current market conditions. It isn’t though, I will discuss what I think is the best strategy based on your capital on hand for the long term.

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Chapter Two // Options

Recently I’ve looked more into options, to be fair I had to do it for my job as I’m looking to learn more about financial products so I can make a little promotion. After long hours of trying to get my head around option trading, I think I finally got it and I immediatly put my new knowledge to work. Why are options interesting and worth your attention? Well let me explain.

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Summer vacations and the aftermath

Vacations, we all like them and most of us look forward to them throughout the entire year. Living from vacation to vacation is something you could experience quite easily when you’re stuck in a 9 to 5 job. What is the effect of a vacation on our mindset and not importantly, on our finances?

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My line of credit: two months on

It’s been two months since I purchased my first stocks (60x JD.com on the 20th of July) with my new line of credit. Let’s look back and reflect and I will share my views and opinions about this credit. Hopefully this post triggers a discussion about the use of credit, I’d love to hear your opinions and insights!

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Growth stocks

As a dividend growth investor I have never really looked into pure growth stocks that return no set amount of cash to their investors. Lately though the IPO of the Dutch company (Amsterdam based) Adyen made me think, there are a lot of companies that will grow hard for years and start paying a dividend later. This post will be about Adyen, Alibaba ad JD.com.

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