A Beginner’s Guide to Cloud Computing

What is cloud computing? How does the cloud work? To invest in companies such as Microsoft, Shopify, Google, or Crowdstrike, we need to understand the basics of cloud computing. In today’s world, most of us use some form of cloud computing. For example, your Gmail, Hotmail, or Outlook accounts utilize the cloud. Instead of running […]

This Book Reveals the Secret Behind Warren Buffett’s Coca Cola Investment

When you look through the history of Warren Buffett’s career, you see a few key decisions that fueled so much compounding of capital. These include GEICO, American Express, the Washington Post… and of course, Coca Cola. In fact, Warren Buffett’s Coca Cola investment represented up to 40% of his portfolio in 1990; to say it […]

A Free Calculator to Help You Calculate Your Dollar Cost Average Investments!

One of the most beautiful things about dollar cost averaging (or ratable lump sum investing as I call it) is that you’re buying on a predetermined timeline. The downside of this is that it can make it extremely tough to track your actual cost basis, however…and that’s why I made a free calculator to help! […]

Bitcoin, Gold, Stocks, or I-Bonds – What is the Best Hedge Against Inflation?

More often than not, inflation is something that isn’t that pertinent to the everyday person, but that’s not the world that we currently live in. When inflation nearly reached 10% in any year, it’s completely valid to freak out a little bit and start looking for the best hedge against inflation. Key Takeaways: Inflation is […]

What is Minority Interest and How Do I Find It?

Acquisitions, as a part of growth, continue to play a role in the markets. Many companies use this strategy. Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Constellation Software use acquisitions to grow their companies. Many of these acquisitions become 100% ownership for the acquirer. But many don’t rise to 100%, and how companies account for the smaller ownership […]

The Practical, Ideal Holding Period for the Average Investor Explained

Warren Buffett once said, “our favorite holding period is forever”. But is that really true? Should investors plan to hold every stock they buy, forever? Can investors pick the stocks that beat the market, and hold them forever? How many stocks actually beat the market “forever”? These are all questions we will try to answer […]

Position Sizing for Beginners – The 3 Key Basics to Remember

Position sizing is something that’s discussed more in the trading world, but it’s just as important for the long term investor. Investors like to talk about diversification, and how holding 15-20 stocks seems to be optimal for outperformance. Position sizing becomes less clear when combined with dollar cost averaging (“DCA”). New investors may run into […]

Commercial Paper For Beginners

“The commercial paper, when that dries up, you know, that’s just like sucking the blood out of the economic body of the United States.” Howard Warren Buffett Commercial paper’s nature makes it worthy for institutional and wealthy investors to buy direct, while smaller investors get exposure via their money market funds or brokerage accounts. Most […]

Stock Pickers: 8 Vital Questions to Answer for Your Bottom Up Investing Approach

A bottom up investing approach is different from a top down strategy because it focuses on a business rather than the greater economic picture. Where bottom up investing can be superior to top down investing is in the fact that there are less moving pieces, and less chances of being wrong with your assumptions. To […]