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The Road to One Million
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First of all happy New Year everyone! Time is flying and 2019 will mark our 4th year towards financial independence. A lot has been achieved in 2018, but I suppose from a financial perspective the year will not be nicely remembered. Even though the first half year started really good, the year end sell off has left a big mark on the performance of most portfolios. But let’s see it ...
Posted: Jan 04 2019 @ 8:58 AM
The year is almost over and it doesn’t seem to get boring at the stock market. Right now we are around levels that have stopped the fall twice during the last two months. If this falls, we might see some bigger drops in the future. Below I will demonstrate how this is impacting our portfolio. All together I am not worried at all and strictly sticking to the plan that ...
Posted: Dec 08 2018 @ 10:43 AM
With a bit of a delay here comes the financial overview of October. Recently I am super busy and have a good and very happy reason for it. Our family is about to expand and in a few months there will be one more little princess at the Roadrunners. This also means that I am focusing more on helping around the house, taking care of the little one, and yes, ...
Posted: Nov 09 2018 @ 9:14 AM
As Q3 is over, it is time to review the current standing of the 2018 Battle. This quarter the stock market was doing particularly well, therefore my expectation was that we will see some pretty impressive results. Let’s see how the 4 portfolios have performed! First of all, each portfolio has gained versus the closing of the last quarter. 3 of them are in a positive territory, which is not ...
Posted: Oct 12 2018 @ 3:11 AM
Raise your hands if you thought at the beginning of this year that by the end of Q3 the S&P 500 will be around its all time high. This market rally seems unstoppable and who knows when will be the end of it. Of course I like to see the value of my investments going higher and higher but I am watching this with cautious optimism. September has also brought ...
Posted: Oct 02 2018 @ 4:18 AM
The last days of summer are officially over. This was a hot one! And not a boring one either from an investment point of view. The good old saying “Sell in May, go away” definitely didn’t work this time. Hope you guys didn’t sell anything either! Before getting into the overview of August, a technical update: I received a few messages saying that many of you cannot comment on the ...
Posted: Sep 03 2018 @ 5:11 AM
Quotes without comment: “If my people say continue on this path in the elections, I say I will emerge with victory in the fight against this curse of interest rates.” – Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey “I don’t like all of this work that we’re putting into the economy and then I see rates going up.” – Donald J. Trump, President of the United States   The post Great Minds Think Alike appeared ...
Posted: Aug 28 2018 @ 5:59 AM
Venezuela has cut 5 zeros from its national currency this week. This was president Maduro’s latest attempt to fight against extreme hyperinflation caused by the country’s massive debt, money printing and crazy leaders (or shall I say by imperialist agitators?). Not long before, a roll of toilet paper was sold for 2,600,000 bolivars. As you can see the amount of paper used to print this amount of money was obviously ...
Posted: Aug 23 2018 @ 5:12 PM
Hi there! With a slight delay I hereby present the half year status of the Battle of Dividend Stocks 2018. If you read again the update on the Q1 results, you will see that none of the portfolios were performing particularly good. In fact they all showed a loss. At the same time, since April the US stock market is doing pretty well, therefore I was hoping for some improvement. ...
Posted: Aug 18 2018 @ 5:29 AM
Oh my God, what a weather! It’s hard to say I love it or hate it. One thing is for sure: this year’s Dutch summer is extraordinary. We haven’t had any rain for weeks, the grass is dry like in California and the temperature regularly reaches 35C (95F). Swimming in the North Sea, barbecuing in the garden are definitely among the advantages, but right now I am really wishing for ...
Posted: Aug 08 2018 @ 4:29 AM


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