Where to invest $1,000,000

Where to Invest $1,000,000 – Depending on Who You Ask

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Bloomberg recently published another article titled “Where to Invest $1,000,000 right now“, where six different experts provided six different opinions on where they would invest the million. Not surprisingly, the experts they asked tended to recommend investing in assets their companies sold or serviced (for example, the one who said investing in Vietnamese property was […]

Reading her diary: the financial habits of working women

Reading her diary: peeking into the financial habits of working women

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I admit one of my greatest challenges as a financial planner is understanding the feelings and priorities of clients who don’t look at money the same way I do. I am very much a numbers-driven person, and let cold, dry calculations drive my investment and personal finance decisions and recommendations more than most. My preference […]

Greater Bay Area GDP of Hong Kong + Shenzhen + Guangzhou over $ 1 trillion

Infographic: $1 trillion GDP of Hong Kong + Shenzhen + Guangzhou in the “Greater Bay Area”

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Today’s infographic comes from Bloomberg, whose article on the soon-to-be open bridge from Hong Kong to Macau and direct high-speed train to Guangzhou included a bubble map of the relative GDPs of the “Greater Bay Area”. At the turn of the century, I lived in San Francisco where I often heard the term “Bay Area” […]

Warren Buffett: Just looking at prices is gambling, not investing

Warren Buffett: Just looking at prices is gambling, not investing

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Both the rise in cryptocurrencies and the volatility of stock and bond prices last month have led to many questions about whether value stocks are still a good place to invest.  Growth stocks have risen in price far faster than value stocks over the past several years, and especially last year, which was marked by […]

Dividend Data Websites for 6 Major English-Language Stock Exchanges Around the World

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In addition to market data, financial statements, and fundamental ratios, I find it very valuable to have up-to-date websites and data sources with clean information on a listed company’s dividends, both upcoming and historical.  Dividend yields on many stock information pages can be unreliable, as it is not always clear when trailing 12 months or […]

Beer consumption slowing down globally, even in China

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One of my favorite charts earlier this week was from this Economist article about declining global beer consumption.  Earlier this year I posted a list of 14 large listed beer brewers, and will be watching some of their sales and profit figures over the coming quarters. Happy Friday! Tariq

Mobile-only bond offerings should become bigger and broader than Kenya's #MPesa #FinTech

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I wasn’t too surprised to hear Kenya recently offered KES 150 million (US$1.5 mio) in government bonds exclusively through mobile phones.   These bonds are supposed to pay 10% interest tax free (vs 14% on their benchmark institutional 10 year bonds) and be available in denominations as low as KES 3,000 (US$30), and this is hopefully […]

Top 28 Countries for overseas college education, according to THE World University Rankings

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In preparation for today’s college savings seminar, I updated the following table on which countries have the most universities, students, and international students in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings top 200 universities. Perhaps not surprisingly for an English language publication, the US and UK together hold 95 of the top 200 spots, with […]

Would you take an even bet to win $20 / lose $10 bet, times 100?

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YouTube has the amazing ability to suggest other videos I’m interested when I’m looking for something else.  This one shows the surprising results of asking several people on the street if they would accept a bet tilted in their favor, especially if they were allowed to repeat the bet 100 times. Investing is of course […]

"The biggest risk is thinking there's no risk" – two @MilkenInstitute quotes

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Today I’m sharing a link to a 2013 Youtube interview with Michael Milken and Howard Marks with some memorable quotes on risk from a 2013 interview. Here it is said “The biggest risk is thinking there’s no risk”, and “Life insurers can’t only insure people who will never die, but they also ensure not all their policy holders […]