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Howard Marks – ‘The Most Important Thing Illuminated’ and ‘Mastering The Market Cycle’

Legendary investor Howard Marks, chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, has published two books in which he explains the keys to successful investing, the pitfalls that can destroy capital, and the importance of having a keen understanding of the reasons behind the rhythm of cycles. In my opinion, the current investment environment is such [...]

By |August 9th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Howard Marks – ‘The Most Important Thing Illuminated’ and ‘Mastering The Market Cycle’

Why I Am Reluctant to Deploy New Money

I am in agreement with Chris Wood, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jefferies Group LLC, who currently views North American equity markets with a great deal of skepticism. There is certainly a difference of opinion as it relates to current North American equity market conditions. Some investors argue the broad North American market is [...]

By |June 23rd, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Why I Am Reluctant to Deploy New Money

Howard Marks – ‘Investing In Overpriced Markets’

I highly encourage you to listen to this brief Howard Marks (co-founder of Oaktree Capital) interview in which he shares his thoughts on how to invest in overpriced markets. I don't like to be on the receiving end of radio silence and I suspect you are similar in nature so I am providing this very [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Howard Marks – ‘Investing In Overpriced Markets’

Howard Marks – ‘Mastering the Market Cycle’

Howard Marks may not be a household name but sophisticated investors know that when Mr. Marks has something to say it is well worth paying close attention. I share a link to this 'Talks at Goldman Sachs' interview in late 2018 wherein Mr. Marks shares his insights on the forces shaping the market cycle. In [...]

By |June 11th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Howard Marks – ‘Mastering the Market Cycle’

This Equity Market Upheaval is Great

Periods in which equity markets are in a state of upheaval can be a wonderful opportunity to help you build long-term wealth. The challenge some investors have, however, is that they focus on investing when all is well but panic when market conditions take a turn for the worse. Focus on investing exclusively in great [...]

By |May 13th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on This Equity Market Upheaval is Great

On The Journey To Financial Freedom – Vishal’s Story

Some investors never learn that Financial Freedom can be attained by being a disciplined investor. Others, like Vishal, learn this lesson reasonably early in life. When I created this blog roughly 1.5 years ago, one of my key objectives was to interact with readers from various regions of the world so we could share investment [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on On The Journey To Financial Freedom – Vishal’s Story

Featured in The Globe and Mail ‘Me and My Money’ Column

After having read a post I wrote about Brookfield Asset Management (TSX: BAM.a), Larry Macdonald of The Globe and Mail reached out to me inquiring whether I would be interested in being featured in his weekly column. Here is the link to his column in which I am featured. You may want to check out [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Featured in The Globe and Mail ‘Me and My Money’ Column

Do It Yourself Investing – Nick’s Story

  Do It Yourself Investing does not need to be complicated but it can be disastrous when you do not know what you are doing. Nick shares his story. Nick is a subscriber to the site and based on our correspondence I thought his background and investment experience would be well worth sharing with you. [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on Do It Yourself Investing – Nick’s Story

A Great Investment Portfolio Example of Diversification

A great investment portfolio example of diversification does not mean having an inordinate number of individual holdings in an investment portfolio.   Summary Have our investments led us to become a ‘fly in a bottle’? Follow 6 simple guiding principles when it comes to investing. Review your investment holdings at least annually to ensure the [...]

By |February 9th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on A Great Investment Portfolio Example of Diversification

The Art of Investing In International Equities – Interview with Magellan Financial Group (Australia) Chief Investment Officer Hamish Douglass

Courtesy of a Financial Freedom is a Journey follower in Australia I previously provided a link to an interview he conducted with Magellan Financial Group's (Australia) Chief Investment Officer Hamish Douglass. In that interview, Hamish shared 4 of his best high quality US publicly traded investment ideas. In this article I provide a link to [...]

By |February 6th, 2019|General Investing|Comments Off on The Art of Investing In International Equities – Interview with Magellan Financial Group (Australia) Chief Investment Officer Hamish Douglass