INVEST: GIVE  EVERY  DOLLAR  A  JOB

Investing is the act of allocating resources in a project with the expectation of generating a positive return. I am strongly inspired by the Parable of the Talents and the desire to optimize my assets allocation by “giving every dollar a job”. Enjoy the reading, Sweat Your Assets.

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Why Nassim Taleb says Bitcoin is worthless

Why Nassim Taleb says Bitcoin is worthless

Nassim Taleb: Why Bitcoin is worthless by Michael Edesess | Advisersperspective.com | 7/18/21   Nassim Nicholas Taleb doesn’t mince words. When he thinks that something is worthless, he says so. In a recent paper, he says in no uncertain terms that bitcoin is...

Why the Stock Market is NOT the Economy

Why the Stock Market is NOT the Economy

Holding a long-term well-diversified investment strategy implies navigating financial markets during their ups (bull market) and downs (bear market). This strategy requires a firm understanding that in the short timeframe (less than 5 years), markets are irrational...

A Skeptical look at ESG Investing – updated

A Skeptical look at ESG Investing – updated

According to its CEO Larry Fink, BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm, will put sustainability at the centre of its investment strategy from now on. Talks and attention about Sustainable Investing/ESG Investing are positively growing worldwide. This should...

William F. Sharpe. The man who explained it all

William F. Sharpe. The man who explained it all

Bill Sharpe's pioneering theory on the interplay between investment risk and return won him a Nobel Prize. Now he wants to help you use his work to make better financial decisions. Interview by Jason Zweig, Money Magazine, July 2007. Once you win a Nobel for...

Jack Bogle: Still scolding after all these years

Jack Bogle: Still scolding after all these years

Saint Jack (Jack Bogle) shared timeless financial and life's wisdom in this interview with Money Magazine columnist Jason Zweig back in 2007. When Jack Bogle, founder of the Vanguard group of mutual funds, says that he has just reached his 11th birthday, he is only...

4 investing principles, by William J. Ruane  (Sequoia fund)

4 investing principles, by William J. Ruane (Sequoia fund)

In a rare interview with the late W.J. Ruane, financial author William Green learned about his four guiding principles of investing. Ruane acknowledged having learned these simple rules from Albert Hettinger in the late 50'. THE FOUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF INVESTING 1)...

Historical returns of different Asset Classes (2008-2020)

Historical returns of different Asset Classes (2008-2020)

Investors can choose from a wide variety of investments. In the design of the right Investment Portfolio, it is important to know and understand the past performance of each asset class. This charts provides some references. This analysis includes assets of various...

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