European Investment Articles

2016 Year in Review – 17.5% yearly return achieved over 2 years

Sorry for not posting all of 2016, I wanted to let the stocks get some time to ferment/brew.  Now we can see what type of results I have been getting over 2016 and since inception.  I have actually done pretty well, here are the results. Match Group (MTCH) this stock was recommended on December 23, 2015 at… Read More »

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Will Silver and Gold ever come back? And how do markets work?

Silver is low, granted.  But it could get a lot lower if the stock market crumbles or there is a US recession.  Also gold priced in Canadian dollars is still at about $1400, granted the Canadian dollar is at 1.39 to 1 US dollar so you have lost purchasing power in other currencies. The lesson… Read More »

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(RSX) Market Vectors Russia ETF – Up 14% in 2 months

Previously I said investing in Russian Bonds was a good idea.  It turned out to be right as Russian bond yields have come down considerably as you can see here http://www.tradingeconomics.com/russia/government-bond-yield Russian businesses are highly undervalued at 1 – 3 times earnings (PE, Price/Earnings Ratio).  Meaning your buying businesses at 80 – 90% off based on… Read More »

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A story about the author of this blog – How The Internet Has Leveled Business Forever

Prior to the early 1990s the investing business and investing in companies took a lot of work and mostly depended on connections.  Now that there is the Internet we can invest in the stock market easily, and knowledgeably, or we can invest in private companies or people from the developed world to the developing world… Read More »

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Moody’s Cuts Russia Debt to Baa3 – Russia pays government interest on debt at 11% of GDP – NOT BAD

Is there really a worry the government of Russia is going to go bankrupt when as of 2013 Government debt took up 7.9% of GDP as found at CIA Factbook: Russia .  Most statistics are taken from CIA Factbook unless are opinions. My central view is that Russian government debt is a steal (good buy) if… Read More »

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Wide-Moat Investing Case Studies

This is a very good video which talks about Moat investing (companies competitive advantages).   It gives examples.

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Don Yacktman on the Source of Moats (a companys competitive advantage)

I find this to be a very insightful article about a companys competitive advantage (Moat), it is only 2 minutes long and worthy of a watch.

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An Investment I like: Shipping company A.P. Moller – Maersk (AMKBY)

First off here are the specifics Market Cap: $22.04 Billion USD Dividend Yield: 1.66% a year 52 Week Range per share: $9.24 – $18.00 (your buying it cheap at $10.14 presently) PE: roughly 7*, they are worth $22 billion and they profit $4.5 billion before tax and $3 billon after tax. Why do I like this… Read More »

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Is a 19% Interest Rate on Russian Government Bonds a good Investment? YES

Think about it Russia is going through a similar state that the United States went through in 1980, sky high inflation, high government expenditures and war (the United States I believe was in War with the Soviets in Afghanistan and the United States was in war with the Soviets in the Cold War).  Also US productivity growth… Read More »

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