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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That time when I made an ETF available on ICTAX

Hi Swiss RIP friends, You know how ETFs and taxes work together in Switzerland, don’t you? If you don’t, I’ve touched the topic in my ETF 101 post, more than a year and half ago. Go read it. See you later bye bye. The central point is that Switzerland doesn’t

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On John Bogle and index investing

Hi RIP friends, a quick one today. Few days ago, on January 16th 2019, John Clifton “Jack” Bogle died at age 89. John Bogle was the founder of Vanguard, the largest mutual funds and ETFs company in the world, and he was considered the father of index investing. Vanguard, and

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