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The MMA of Investing

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I love martial arts. I practiced Tae Kwon Do growing up and I got to take a closer look at most of the Asian Martial Arts when I lived in South East Asia in my twenties. But it wasn’t until mixed martial arts (MMA) came along that I noticed a major weakness in all the…

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MMA or Boxing? The Only Thing that Matters is What Works

     

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Is the Next Real Estate Crash Coming?

The Obvious Is Difficult One of the two ways I approach investing is to look for the obvious. The reason I start with the obvious is because no one does. We have all been taught that investing is complicated and complex. And therefore, we are taught to overlook what is right in front of us.…

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Does Inflation Matter Anymore?

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Is the Commodity Market Breaking Out of its 9 Year Downward Trend?

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Our brains are designed to think visually. But over the past 100 years we’ve been taught that the visual parts of our brain are not needed. Everything is focused on letters, words, sentences and paragraphs. You want a good job? You better score high on your SATs… And…

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The Real Reason Why Amazon Shares Are Killing It

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How are all the following companies similar? Facebook Google Amazon Apple Netflix Spotify Tripadvisor Priceline Airbnb Waze The similarities are important because it gives you a hint as to why these types of companies will continue to expand their dominance and influence over your world. So what do you think? And no, it’s not enough to say…

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How Self-Righteousness is Hurting Your Investment Returns

Definition time… The definition of “self-righteous” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is: being characterized by unfound certainty that one is totally correct or morally superior. Why this definition this week? Because people have been sold that greed kills people’s portfolios. That’s wrong. As you know I’ve never found a person managing their own portfolio to…

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DIY Investing vs. The Average Stock Market Return

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Why Make it Hard When You Don’t Have To? When my son does mazes he always starts from the end of the maze and goes backwards to the start. When I first saw him doing this (age 4) I corrected him. You’re doing it wrong. You have to start on the left and figure out…

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The Effect of Interest Rates on The Treasury Yield

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Thinking Independently It’s Independence Day this week in the US and I wanted to talk about how independence is thinking for yourself and pointing out things you know are not right. Many times this means you have to be on your own or with a smaller group that’s going up against something large. And if…

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