Everything listed under: #investing

  • Bitcoin

    The Bitcoin continues to go down in 2018. 

    In my post 8 January 2018, I mentioned that the Bitcoin was starting to show signs of a (strong) correction. In below graph we see that the correction has continued. Many investors thought to make quick money with Bitcoin, but who really made money? 

    There must have been a large amount of people that bought Bitcoins at a high price compared to the price now. The sky was the limit, right?

    The best investment strategy can turn into the worst if you don't have the stomach to see it through. The Bitcoin has high volatility and trust me you must have strong nerves to look at a large investment going double digits up and down (now mostly down) in a short period of time. 

    What are your thoughts about Bitcoin?

  • Market volatility

    Following Donald Trump’s election victory, global markets experienced heightened volatility. It is important to remember that volatility is an inherent part of investing and in the long term, stock prices are far more likely to be driven by corporate earnings rather than single political or economic events. Time in the markets is a better strategy than trying to time the markets – for example, missing just the 5 best days of the S&P 500 since 1992 would have resulted in under-performance of 284% against the index" Source: Fidelity