leveraged investing

A Mental Framework For Leveraged Investing

At the surface, the idea of leveraged investing is a simple one.

But take a closer look, and you will soon realize that most folks think about leveraged investing in very different ways.

So what exactly is it – and should you be using it to accelerate your path to financial independence? […]

It will be too late tomorrow
Financial Independence

It Will Be Too Late Tomorrow

There’s a very popular concept in personal finance, sometimes called “Bob vs Adam”.

It’s a story that’s appealing and scary at the same time.

Except there’s far more to it than meets the eye. […]

How to get ahead in life
Personal Development

How To Get Ahead In Life

Look around and you will struggle to find a person who doesn’t want to get ahead in life.

But what does “getting ahead” really mean? And how can you go about it? […]

How Scared Are You?

How Scared Are You?

We closed on Thursday morning.

The ad went up a few hours later, just ahead of what was shaping up to be a sunny, enjoyable weekend.

In other words […]

Greatest Hits
Financial Independence

Greatest Hits: Volume 10 (Momentum)

Finding your investing edge, scaling your property portfolio, fighting investing shadows, and the YOLO economy.

As well as downward mobility, the trouble with optionality – and is crypto a giant fraud?

All this plus much more in this weekend’s Greatest Hits!


Stock Market

The Case For A 100% US Equity Portfolio

At some point, all stock market investors face the following question:

What is the right portfolio allocation between US and international equities?

As the data below shows, at the turn of the 20th century, the US stock market represented ~15% of the world’s total.  […]

Greatest Hits
Financial Independence

Greatest Hits: Volume 9 (Resurrection)

Around 9 pm on Thursday evening, I nipped out for a quick walk.

I kept a brisk pace – not least because it was reasonably chilly outside.

Yet, the streets of South Kensington were filled with people. Patios that have sprung up overnight, filled to the brim. […]

Greatest Hits
Financial Independence

Greatest Hits: Volume 8 (Insanity)

If I am to be perfectly honest, Easter Friday found me in a slightly disoriented state. I am no stranger to hard work, but even by those standards, the past weeks have been more than intense. The investment banking world is on absolute fire. […]

People who beat the stock market

The People Who Beat The Stock Market

The biggest refrain you hear from people who think you can beat the stock market goes as follows:

“By definition, 50% of investors do better than the market and the other 50% do worse. Surely it cannot be so hard to be in the first group.” […]

Dogs vs Wolves
Financial Independence

Dogs And Wolves

Fifteen or so years ago, I decided to burnish my educational credentials with an accounting designation.

Having survived the initial set of grueling exams, I was admitted to a year-long “professional development” program.

Sadly, that meant that once a month, I had to spend an entire weekend holed up in a nondescript conference room with a bunch of other accounting conscripts. […]

Make a lot of money
Financial Independence

So You Want To Make The Big Bucks?

“How to build wealth” is one of the top search strings that lands readers on this blog.

Now, wealth is a fluid term.

But let’s say you are gunning for the conventional definition of wealth, which means a seven-figure plus net worth. […]