Category Archives: Financial Investments

Start Budgeting!

Budgeting awakes many negative associations. No wonder that one-third of people do not budget at all and two-third say they are unsuccessful at budgeting. Household budgeting often stands for fantasy, guiltiness, irrelevance or negativity.

Why Delay Spending?

Starbucks Coffee
Yesterday we were reading one typical blog post where someone discussed how he had exit the consumerism. As proof, the blogger does not purchase daily morning coffee at Starbucks for €4 like his colleagues anymore. The article was mainly about how the money saved from not buying coffee will produce gobs of money that will eventually enable him to retire early. Is this the right way to think about delayed spending?

Education & Earnings

Starting Point
To be financial independent, you must accumulate wealth to let is work for you. Obvious way to do this is to save money by spending less money than you earn. That is not the only way to do so (eventually not even the best way). But, it is the most straightforward method. Based on that, main focus should be on income.

Welcome to Reality

We dreamed for years about financial independence. While there were times we did enjoy working, we never did feel like we fit into corporate life. Partly, we did not like the lack of control, the games that were played and the repetition of movements and tasks. But mostly, the problem was that work interfered too much with the other things we wanted to do in life. Imagine that!

ETF Portfolio Building

“Cooking Recipe” ETF-Portfolio (Focus Stock Markets)
We hear often one question: How to build an ETF portfolio with X €? Basic information are summarized in this guideline.

Investment Basics – Excellent Video

Outstanding video showing short & pointy fundamentals about private investing: “Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour”.

Analysis – Tesco

Overview
British worldwide operating supermarket chain Tesco (ISBN: GB0008847096) grew up to the largest player on the island and worldwide number three after Walmart (USA) and Carrefour (France). Currently, shares offer a 5 % dividend yield and a historically low price-earnings-ratio (PER) below 10.

Extended Qualitative Analysis – Pfizer

Fact Sheet Pfizer

Foundation: 1849 by Karl Pfizer
CEO: Ian Read
Corporate Headquarter: New York, USA
Revenue (2013): US$ 51.58 billion
R&D Expenses (2013): US$ 6.68 billion
Market Capitalisation (2012): US$ 157.81 billion
Employees (2012): 90,000 in more than 80 countries
Industry: Human Medicine, Consumer Health Care

Summary

This post shows a detailed qualitative in-depth analysis of Pfizer in order to get a better feeling of how this company works and where strengths and weaknesses can be found.

Analysis – McDonald’s

Second Eternal Yield Analysis online right now !

Overview
McDonald’s (ISIN: US5801351017)  franchises and operates fast-food restaurants. They serve meals with medium-priced food products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Due to their well-known brand and fully standardised serving experience, McDonald’s (MCD) is one of the worlds leading fast-food chains. A dividend yield of 3.4%, historical dividend growth rates above 20% and the worldwide highest income numbers are pointed out.

Diversification

Do not put all eggs in one basket!
This post explains two fundamental approaches of diversification: Naive and Markowitz. Diversification means risk reducing by spreading capital into different investments. One basket could be one sector, country or investment type.