February 2016

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Anyone who has followed this blog for awhile now knows that I don’t like to get caught up with calling absolute market tops and bottoms. I’ve argued that as investors, we should always be cognizant of where we roughly are in a cycle, but there’s absolutely no way for anyone to know definitively.

So, when assets are cheap, I go into full throttle hyper-accumulation mode. When the merchandise is overpriced, I simply leave it on the store shelf… So far in life, this strategy has served me well.

As it pertains to precious metals, well, I’ve been [click to continue…]

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2016 has gotten off to a rocky start, to say the least. The stock markets around the globe are routinely swinging in the triple digits (both directions) on any given day… Overall market volatility is off the charts, which is why I am extremely hesitant to get back into the investing game right now.

As it pertains to long-term investing, the most popular approach will always be “buy and hold forever“; I prefer that method very much myself.

However, I am a patient guy and [click to continue…]

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What a wild week in the markets! I didn’t get a chance to update during the week, but here’s a recap of everything that’s happened.

First off, as I mentioned previously, my investing days are just about over… I’ve worked really hard over the last 6 months or so to best position my [click to continue…]

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Early FI: An Alternative to the Marathon Approach

by FI Fighter on February 7, 2016

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Everyone likes to say that the path to early FI is a lot like running a marathon… You know — Long, boring, arduous, and challenging. To succeed, you’ve got to have a lot of: persistence, determination, resolve, dedication, etc. etc…

As the mainstream media likes to tell us — You can’t time [click to continue…]

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The most frequent question that I get from readers since I converted over to the “doom and gloom” camp is this: “Why don’t you sell one of your Bay Area rental properties if you think the markets will crash?

There’s no doubt that I think we are due for an upcoming market crash/correction…

But the order of magnitude?

I have no earthly idea…

The reason I’ve [click to continue…]

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Well, just yesterday ConocoPhillips (COP) announced a substantial dividend cut which has now become the talk of the blogosphere. I can’t honestly say that I was the least bit surprised by the move… Matter of fact, I thought the writing was on the wall months ago, and in full disclosure I will confess that I had recently opened up a short position on COP prior to yesterday’s announcement…

But let’s set the record straight here — For the most part, I am a long-term investor/speculator. I am absolutely dreadful when it comes to market timing [click to continue…]

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When it comes to investing, I’ve dedicated the last 4 years going full assault, as has been documented on this blog… As I’ve mentioned previously, right now, the ONLY sector that I am remotely interested in is gold/silver mining stocks…

I’m a firm believer in looking for deep value and buying low… With gold’s relentless early surge so far this year, I can’t say that it’s gotten any easier looking for bargains.

They are still out there, but it’s starting to get just a [click to continue…]

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