The Problem with small, EU Domiciled ETFs

Hi RIP readers,

I’m trying to simplify my investments.

I want to get rid of some of the irrelevant ETFs I purchased in the past years, especially in the bonds area, and I want to focus on few core ETFs (global bonds, global stocks). Plus maybe some small bets to add a personal touch to the strategy. Some small cap, value, dividend… I like the idea of factor investing. Anyway, my strategy is still a bit fuzzy, I’m not focusing on that at the moment and it’s not the topic of this post.

Under the umbrella of “simplifying my portfolio”, a month ago I entered a couple of GTC (Good-Til-Canceled) Limit Sell Orders on Interactive Brokers for the ETFs I wanted to get rid of, with limit prices I was happy with.

I know that “I will sell when the price reaches X” is not a good strategy, don’t yell at me.

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Interactive Brokers: thanks Brexit, screw you!

Hi RIP readers,

This is a quick post about how Brexit is impacting Interactive Brokers account in Europe.

IBUK accounts are going to be moved in EU and lose SIPC protection of 500k USD.

Crap!

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First shot of stock picking vaccine, i.e. my recent experience with Individual Stocks

Hi RIP readers, Let’s take a break from the Dark Fire series (will come back to it, do not worry) to document my experience with individual stocks during last ~40 days. It’s a trip into the why of it, the decision making process, the stock picking itself, the emotional roller-coaster

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P2P Lending – The good, the bad, and the ugly

Dear readers, Today we’re going to talk about P2P Lending / Crowdlending, and we’re going to do it with the help of a guest: Mr Cheese from Fondue Blog. I know the topic is hot and controversial, and I’m with you, dear angry reader. I’m part of the angry crowd.

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Rip and Ben

Hi dear readers, Today I want you to meet my friend Ben. Say hi to Ben 🙂 Who’s Ben? He’s Ben Carlson of course! Sadly, Ben is not a real friend of mine, and I don’t think he’s even aware of my existence. But I follow his blog since quite

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Investing-paralysis temporary resolution

Hi RIP friends, Marry Christmas and happy new year 🙂 Welcome another boring post about my investing paralysis. A couple of weeks ago I told you about my unmotivated November 2019 escape from stocks. If you missed my last post, please take your time to read it before this one,

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I did something I’m not proud of…

Hi RIP friends, I knew you would have noticed. Some of you wrote me emails, some commented on random posts. One went as far as sending me a PM on facebook. It didn’t go unnoticed, that’s the beauty of transparency! What am I talking about? This: Before moving on, I know

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Are Index Funds Unsafe?

Hi RIP readers, I’m not gone, do not worry. I’m traveling quite a bit these days, that’s why I’m not blogging much (and I miss it). I’m back home now. Just for a little while: we’re planning a 3 weeks vacation to Portugal in September (so I’ll be gone again

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ETF List 2019 Part 2: World

Hi RIP friends, Welcome to ETF List Part 2 on World / International stocks. Here you can find part 1 on US, where I also introduced the doc and explained the content. TL;DR: I’m building a more detailed version of 2018’s ETF List, and it’s taking a lot of time

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ETF List 2019 Part 1: USA

Hi RIP friends, I’m working on a new version of the somehow popular (but a bit outdated) 2018 ETF List spreadsheet. It was the output of a 3 persons brainstorming and async collaboration that happened in March-April 2018, during my investments’ spring cleaning. Spring is coming again, this year earlier

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