New Resource Article Additions

I have continued to update the Articles page in the Resources section of the blog. These articles are great for learning new investment strategies or exploring new sectors or asset types. Here are the latest additions:

In Long Run, There’s No Such Thing as an Einstein Investor
Robert J. Shiller, The New York Times, June 23, 2017

1 Value Investing Tip That Could Earn You Thousands
Timothy Green, The Motley Fool, June 25, 2017

Your portfolio probably doesn’t have enough bricks and mortar
Marcuss, ValueWalk, June 25, 2017

The Best Real Estate Investment for 2017
Matthew Frankel, The Motley Fool, June 25, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Investing in MLPs
Nick McCullum, Sure Dividend, June 25, 2017

Quick Tips on Investing in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry
Maxwell Koobatian, GuruFocus, June 25, 2017

3 Reality Checks the U.S. Needs to Face Before We Reform Health Care

I am not a Democrat, I am not a Republican, and I am not a fan of the political games that the leadership of each party play with our government. I am a independent thinker, and I prefer a rational, quantitative approach to looking at issues and devising solutions to them that are practical, empathy-based, ethical, and constitutional. Politicians at the federal level have shown time and time again that their allegiance is not to the Constitution, to common sense, or to the general welfare of the American people. They serve the minority interests who get them elected and usually re-elected: the establishment leadership of their respective political parties and the campaign donors and special interests who back them. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is a perfect example of this process in action. Continue reading “3 Reality Checks the U.S. Needs to Face Before We Reform Health Care”

Book Review: The Inner Game of Tennis

inner gameBusiness Insider just published a piece about how this book guided the Golden State Warriors through their historic 2016-17 season. The piece shows a photograph of one of the best paragraphs of the book, which Tom Brady tweeted, showing where he wrote in the margin next to it. The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance has helped a lot of successful people get where they are today by focusing on a critical, but unemotional mindset.

I first read The Inner Game in the spring of 2004, at the end of a mostly unsuccessful freshman year in music school. The demand for hours of daily practice is one of the major reasons that people drop out of music school. Spending anywhere from 2 to 8 hours per day alone in a small room with your instrument, fighting to meet the standards of yourself and your professors, can quickly drive you insane. Continue reading “Book Review: The Inner Game of Tennis”

The Case for Investing in Solar Energy

While I called solar energy “mostly a speculative venture” in my previous post while making the case for investing in LNG transport, I want to make the case for why solar still has a role in my portfolio. Continue reading “The Case for Investing in Solar Energy”

Sector Study Session

Let’s explore some potential investing strategies in 4 different stock sectors: technology, healthcare, energy, and real estate. We’ll start with tech, which had a huge drop today worth serious examination. Continue reading “Sector Study Session”

New Articles Posted This Week

Have you been to the Gaking Finance resources page yet? It has sections for articles, books, links, and videos. I have been adding new content almost every day. For example, I have added some fantastic investing resources to the articles page this week:

  • 3 Country ETFs to Consider
  • Beware of Concentration Risk in Country ETFs
  • Busting the Frontier-Market Myths
  • Chart: Where Is Global Growth Happening?
  • Creating Alpha With Smart Beta in the US: Focus on Quality
  • Emerging Markets Are Not All Created Equal
  • Owner Earnings: Warren Buffett’s Favorite Formula

This library will keep growing, so keep checking back for more.