Month: July 2020

Why Investing Solely For “Income” Is A Mistake

I don’t think you should ever invest for income. It is a mistake…….. You shouldn’t just invest for dividends, you should invest in businesses that reinvest their profits to achieve a future growth rate…..However, I realise that for many investors, the idea of realising part of their capital to provide income is anathema. – Terry Smith, CIO of Fundsmith. I’m

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The Scandinavian/Nordic Dividend Portfolio

Before you continue reading I  want to emphasize that the portfolio below is no recommendation to buy or sell the mentioned securities. I’m no investment advisor. Please do your own due diligence. (Several other portfolios are in the pipeline: The international dividend portfolio, the “skin in the game” portfolio and the “compounding” portfolio.) Below you find my picks for a

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WR Berkley – The Rare Combination Of Both Able Operators And Allocators

We buy back stock when we think it’s attractively priced relative to our assessment of the intrinsic value of the enterprise. – Robert Berkley on the 1Q2020 conference call. The business: WR Berkley (NYSE: WRB) is an insurance and reinsurance company. They do mostly business like excess and surplus lines and specialty insurance. These lines of insurance are less standardized

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The Ethical Portfolio

I’m wealthy enough where I don’t need to own a tobacco company & deal with the consequences of public ownership. -Warren Buffett. ESG investing is on the rise as unethical stocks come with a lot of baggage for publicly followed investors. If you’re a closely followed investor, which obviously Warren Buffett is, you are guaranteed to get asked a lot

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The Unethical Portfolio

Before you continue reading I  want to emphasize that the portfolio below is no recommendation to buy or sell the mentioned securities. I’m no investment advisor. Please do your own due diligence. Below you find a portfolio of 10 stocks that can be labelled as “unethical”. These “sin”-stocks produce goods and services that are legal, but still many institutions are

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Entra – A Safe Haven?

Introduction and summary: Entra (Eiendom) (tickercode is Entra) is a Norwegian real estate company – owner and manager – listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. It was recently included in the OBX-index, the main index that tracks the 25 most liquid companies. The market cap is 22 billion NOK, pretty modest by international standards. Entra will not set the world on

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Future Expected Returns In A Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) Environment

The last decade has produced fantastic returns in most global asset classes (commodities excluded), helped by enormous interventions by central banks. Can we expect similar high returns in the coming decade? The “new normal” (?): The “new normal” seems to be a low interest policy for the foreseeable future. How do we adapt as investors? Japanese investors have battled with

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