April 2016


Although the bulk of my focus has been on water fasting these last two weeks, I did make some time to refine my portfolio a bit. Actually, I’ve made a whole bunch of moves lately, but rather than get into all the details at this time, I will instead provide readers with a snapshot of where my portfolio currently stands. Anyone who has  [click to continue…]


Water Fasting: Day 10 (April 25, 2016)

by FI Fighter on April 25, 2016

in Health Updates

We are now on Day 10 of water fasting. Just as I expected, starting around Day 7 or Day 8, I started observing some rather significant changes… During the first week, I did have some difficulties battling hunger pains, but those have now more or less subsided. Blemishes are now more pronounced and [click to continue…]



Silver is up 4.85% this morning… If this comes as a surprise to you, it shouldn’t… Over the last few months, it was CLEARLY evident that the silver stocks were telling us something was brewing behind the scenes. To me, it made absolutely no sense why the stocks had multiplied by 2x or 3x, while the physical metal was languishing at around $15-16/oz.

Well, silver finally broke out today… Gold moved higher as well, but just as everyone says, in an upmarket, silver will [click to continue…]



As an investor, I think that following emerging trends is absolutely essential for long-term success. In the past, I’ve always tried to do my best to stay ahead of the curve, but this time around, I missed something most obvious to everybody out there — The electric vehicle (EV) revolution.

Back in 2013, I bought up shares of Tesla Motors (TSLA) aggressively, and made a pretty [click to continue…]


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Out here in the Bay Area, it finally looks like the rainy season has come to an end… maybe… In any event, the weather is starting to warm up again and it’s feeling more and more like spring. With that said, I thought now would be as good at time as any to initiate some spring cleaning. No, not in the traditional sense, although I do have a ton of clutter that I need to sort out before I can check out of Silicon Valley for good and embark for Hong Kong, the site of the next chapter of this journey…

But before we can get from Point A to Point B, I first need to “fix” myself. So, starting today, I’m going to [click to continue…]


Taking Time to Recharge (April 13, 2016)

by FI Fighter on April 13, 2016

in Blog Update

It’s been a pretty crazy last few weeks! Although updates on this blog have been slow to come in this week, I just wanted to provide a quick update to readers with what’s going on with me.

For starters, I’m still trying to get my situation squared away so that I can leave for Hong Kong sometime this summer, hopefully in June. This means getting my taxes filed away, renewing my passport, meeting up with good buddies to hang out with, and cleaning (which is something I keep pushing aside, unfortunately). Anyway, I remain as excited as one could possibly be with this future move… For me, it’s going to mark the “Next Chapter” of my life, and a transition to a post-FI type of lifestyle. I really have no expectations, so far, and will most likely just go with the flow. But it’s just around the corner, which is so hard for me to grasp, still.

Moving along, I know that I’ve been focusing a lot on gold mining stocks lately, but kind of for good reason — Gold stocks are just super HOT right now! Many friends, family, readers of this blog, etc. have made a pretty penny so far already (some are up north of $100,000 since we bottomed out on January 19), and as you guys all know, I’m just gonna do my part to help anyone out that I can. I’ve never been the type to “keep secrets” to myself, and I more than freely give away my best ideas… That’s just the way I am… And with all the progress that I’ve made towards early FI over the last 4 years, honestly, I don’t really give a sh!t what anyone else thinks… Unlike a lot of assholes out there, I actually enjoy watching other people do well and succeed, both in life and with investing. So, I’ve been spending a lot of time teaching some new investors the ropes when it comes to investing in gold stocks. And when it comes to my close inner circle, most everyone is hustling everyday, working 9-5, so no one really has the time to deep dive into things like I do… I’m the guy with far too much time on my hands who is e-mailing and calling management of these companies to learn more… I’m not always gonna make the right moves or have all the answers, but I’m always going to do my best to take care of those that I care about. That includes readers of this blog.

But, I do realize that first and foremost this blog is about early financial independence… So, at some point I will need to refocus on that underlying theme because ultimately, early FI is what it’s all about. This is not a dividend growth investing blog. This is not an index investing blog. This is not a real estate blog. This is not a gold mining stock blog. As I’ve stated on too many occasions, I do not swear allegiance to any single asset class… Early FI has ALWAYS been what it’s all about; I will utilize any (and all) investment vehicles to help me get to and sustain FI.

Indeed, Early FI is very possible to achieve at a young age, so don’t let anyone else try to convince you otherwise.

Moving on, I’ve got a few more podcasts recorded, so I’m really looking forward to releasing those in the near future… Man, I’ve been talking to some pretty inspirational and amazing people… It’s been so much fun and a most humbling experience, so I really hope that readers have been enjoying these segments. I’ve got more down the pipe!

As it pertains to this blog, traffic has been increasing steadily and we are adding new subscribers everyday! That’s totally awesome to see, and I hope we can continue to keep up the pace! I do sincerely appreciate everyone who has supported me and is tagging along on this journey… I would really like to work on growing this blog more in the future. For now, my focus has sort of been on freelance writing, as evident by the increase in Seeking Alpha articles that I’ve been writing in recent months. In two months time, we’ve gone from 0 followers to over 100 on Seeking Alpha, with a few “Editor Picks” articles, so again, it’s incremental progress, but the wins are adding up. Just like with this blog, I’m humbled that there are readers out there who are enjoying my content and see value in it.


So, let’s keep marching along! For the remainder of this week, I’ll probably takes things easy and chill out… I’ll admit I am feeling pretty burnt out right now…


Thanks again for reading and following along! I promise, I’ve got a lot more content in store for the future! 🙂


Fight On!


Last week, I made the announcement that I added 35,000 shares of Perseus Mining (PMNXF), a mid-tier gold producer in West Africa. At the time, I did so because I strongly felt that shares of Perseus were extremely undervalued. With the most recent acquisition of Amara Mining (CLUGF) now nearly complete (Amara shareholder approval of 90% was finalized last Friday), I’m speculating that a future re-rating of the combined entity will be in store in the near future. The “new” company will now [click to continue…]



Welcome to another episode of the Financial Freedom Fighter Podcast! This episode features special guest Sabeel, an early financial freedom fighter who is utilizing dividend growth investing (DGI) as his main investment strategy. Sabeel writes on the wonderful Roadmap2Retire blog.

In this episode, we discuss: getting started with DGI, the commodities [click to continue…]


UPDATE 4/11/16:


When it comes to gold mining stocks, my idea has been to get well positioned before sentiment starts to turn… So, over the last 6 months or so, I was aggressively adding to core positions in my portfolio. Again and again. For the most part, I’m done buying, but I still follow the sector closely.

These days, more and more readers, friends, family, etc. are asking me on a regular basis for top picks and buying ideas… Quite honestly, things have just been turning too fast for me to be able to process… it’s all been quite dizzying.

So, I really don’t know.

More than anything, it’s just been fascinating to watch the shares of the miners rip higher as the spot price of both gold and silver remain more or less flat and dormant. They always say that the miners lead the way, so perhaps their price actions are foreshadowing things to come in the future for the [click to continue…]



When it comes to investing, as is often the case, many investors will have no interest in participating in a sector as long as the trend is sloping downwards. As it pertains to gold, a newfound buzz surrounding the precious metal has re-emerged since the spot price decided to go vertical, surging $170 to $1,220/oz since bottoming out in late December 2015 at $1,050/oz. With the change in market sentiment, demand for physical bullion, mining stocks, ETF products, etc. is starting to rapidly increase. If this most recent rally is indeed a sign of an impending new bull run to follow, we are most likely just entering into the very early stages of the upturn (1st inning, perhaps), so the “good news” is that investors who want in on the action still have time to position themselves accordingly before the tide turns for good.

Gold Stocks – Gold ETF (GLD)

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