How to Invest for Financial Independence?
- If you are just starting out, it can all get a bit overwhelming – An Introduction to Investing can help
- Ready to buy ETFs? Have a look at the Investor Checklist – a great way to explore Investing resources
- If you follow a similar Wise Money Investment Philosophy jump straight to the Themes below and Start Investing today!
INDEX INVESTING GUIDES
If you are looking for a particular Guide I have listed the most popular ones below
You won’t find on this website any commentary on recent developments that is not relevant to long term portfolio performance and most of the Financial News is noise that won’t help you reach your goals and be Financially Independent. Worse, it distracts you and consumes your most precious resource – Time!
- Growing Your Portfolio is about how to increase returns – Equity ETFs, International Diversification, typical Portfolio for Short or Long Term
- Protecting Your Portfolio is about how to benefit from market crashes, choosing Bonds, whether you should buy Gold or hedge your International ETFs’ Currencies
Good Luck and keep’em* rolling !
(* Wheels & Dividends)
My fundamental reviews of Equity ETFs and Asset Allocation include:
- Investor Checklist - Ready to Invest? Have a look at the checklist before buying ETFs
- How to build a Long Term Portfolio for Financial Independence - Guide to creating a Smart & Simple Long Term Portfolios with ETFs
- All you need to know about International ETFs - including Developed vs Emerging Markets, Small vs Mid/Large Caps and country allocations with List of Best ETFs
- The Simplest Equity Portfolio - Comparison of Best Total World Equity Index Trackers
- How to pick the perfect ETF? - Investing in Europe is not quite the same experience as in the US but this guide will solve all your issues. Spoiler - don't use TER! (applies to US Investors as well)
- Which Assets do I need in my Portfolio? - Clean up your portfolio from assets you don't need. High Performance and low maintenance Asset Allocation Strategies
- How do I benefit from a market crash? - In the long run no crash (including Japanese style) can derail you if you do it right
- How to Invest for Short Term goals? - Medium Term Investing is more risky than long term portfolio - pay attention to the right asset classes
My fundamental reviews include:
- Spectacular Market Crashes - how much can you lose? How long will it take to recover? How to take advantage of the next recession
- What if my Broker goes Bust? How to choose a Broker that is safe
- What is the best rebalancing method? How to increase returns and reduce risk by rebalancing your portfolio
- What about currency risk? Should I hedge my Portfolio? - Hedge or not to hedge? Guide to hedging currency risk in your Equity and Bond ETFs
- Should you buy Gold? - Is it necessary to have an asset that generates no yield? What really drives Gold price?
- International and European Bond ETFS - For Long Term International Investors Bonds are key to protect their Equity Portfolios
- US Bond ETF Guide - Comprehensive Review of Blend Bond Funds, Treasuries, Corporates, High Yield, Inflation Linked, Muni ETFs
- Top 3 Corporate Bond ETFs - If you want to increase income buy these ETFs to invest alongside the FED [for US Investors only]
Rogue activity, client money fraud – What if your Broker goes bust? With Stock Market at all time high, increased speculation, possible IPO/SPAC/Tech exuberance, advent
What Cycling the World taught me about Investing Kotomi’s heaviest setup over the 12-month adventure allowing for a few days’ of independent cycling without supplies
Be prepared – when you see a Grizzly it’s too late to run away. Take advantage of the next recession!
The Stock Market is a powerful money-making machine that can make you rich and financially independent
But how much can you lose? And how do you take advantage of market crashes?
What no one explains properly – Buying Best International ETFs is about right benchmarks (MSCI vs FTSE)
Understand how ETFs track benchmarks to control (i) Countries, (ii) Developed vs Emerging economies and (iii) Size of companies (large to micro caps) and choose the Best International ETFs for your Equity Portfolio
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