November 2017

Manila – The Next Adventure

by FI Fighter on November 28, 2017

in Philippines, Travel Updates

Bay Area, it’s been fun! But it’s starting to get a little too cold for my own comfort level and just about time I start making other plans… It was awesome getting to connect with: friends, family, blog readers, old co-workers, etc…

A week from now, I will be off to [click to continue…]


Here’s an update on my latest trades for the week [click to continue…]


Alpha Mining Stocks (What Goes Up…)

by FI Fighter on November 22, 2017

in Mining Stocks

With mining stocks, many investors/speculators are fixated on alpha plays because they are so damn exciting… With these stocks, it’s normal to witness double digit (or more) fluctuations in share price in a single trading session due to a new press release…

Well, like most things, there’s a [click to continue…]


So, last night Tesla (TSLA) was on the stage again to make few [click to continue…]


Here’s an update on my latest trades for the week [click to continue…]



Here comes the pain again! Man, it really must be that time of year again, because like clockwork (or so it has seemed the last two years) my portfolio is taking an absolute thrashing again…

For the most part, I’ve refrained from posting [click to continue…]


From time to time, I’ve been asked by readers about starting up a paid newsletter subscription… Back then, it was probably to discuss Real Estate Investing (REI), but I’m guessing these days, the bulk of the readers who still follow this site want more information on mining stocks…

Quite frankly, it’s very flattering everytime I get asked that because deep down I feel like I really don’t know jack shit about anything… and I am a bit perplexed why someone would consider paying $$$ for my research/thoughts? Haha, if you haven’t figured it out by now, self-confidence is something that I don’t have much of… Never been into self-promotion and don’t understand it, really…

But with that said, I have to say that I really appreciate the support! 🙂

In fact, I’ve gotten comments like the following as well…

It’s taken me awhile to get around to it, but most recently I did setup a PayPal donation button on the side bar of this blog…

You can find a link here as well.

In truth, I really don’t earn much from ad revenue on this blog, and as readers probably know by now, this website is more a labor of love than anything else… My focus has been almost entirely on content creation as opposed to monetization, which is good I suppose in the sense that the work I’m putting out isn’t encumbered with an “agenda” if you will… Bad in the sense that if this was an actual real business, I would have been fired a long time ago for not knowing the first thing about running a business… which is to you know, actually make money for all the time and effort I’m putting in!

I try and keep things “raw and direct” to the best of my abilities… Yes, sometimes there’s excessive profanity found in my writing… but you know what? Investing is a damn emotional game! I have never met anyone who made/lost huge sums of money and treated it like it wasn’t a big deal… It absolutely is a MONSTER TRUCK sized deal!!! These wins/losses add up to a lot and have a profound impact on our journey to early FI… So, I apologize if I offend anyone with my writing, but I don’t feel the need to tone things down and treat things all “cool and casual” when that couldn’t be farther from the truth… and reality.

After all, what I hear in real life (i.e. private conversations) is exactly that… raw and direct fucking emotions…

Why sugarcoat things?

Let’s keep it real!

And other times, I know, I know, the day-to-day bland monotony (ummm I mean “progress”) isn’t always all that glamorous or exciting… But in any case, my experiences, transactions, mistakes, etc. are all authentic and time capsuled here for you… Hopefully, some of the content that I’ve published throughout the years has been helpful for readers. If you’ve benefited from some trade ideas and made some big profits, that’s even more awesome! I always love hearing success stories from readers!

With that said, as the saying goes, “time is money”… and I do feel like I put in a lot of effort into producing quality content for readers… It’s not always easy….

I am somewhat on the fence about going the route of offering a paid subscription service, though, because quite honestly I feel like the quality of my work would degrade if I felt like I was operating under a “time pressure” and felt the stress involved with having to meet regular deadlines… You know, like working a JOB… that thing I left behind when I finally decided to give early FI a try! And that wouldn’t be fair to subscribers either… You shouldn’t be paying for sub-par content that is more or less forced material being put out just for the sake of meeting a quota… With this blog, I more or less come and go as I please… and produce content randomly at my own leisure…

I guess I would consider it if there’s really enough interest… but the above, that’s my current stance on paid subscription services…

So, yeah, I’m sort of a loose cannon… which is why I think a donate button would work better (for now)… Readers who appreciate any recent blog posts, content, etc., can feel free to contribute as they see fit…

I mean, anything helps and as always I appreciate all the support that I get. 🙂


In the future, though, yes, I would like to sell some ebooks.


Hopefully, there’s good interest for that type of content!





Tax Loss Season (Why I’m NOT Scared)

by FI Fighter on November 11, 2017

in Mining Stocks

Well, tax-loss selling is basically upon us, and right now a great fear for many mining stocks investors (particularly those dabbling in the North American markets) is that there will be a steep decline and sell-off event! As if this year wasn’t already painful enough for many of these stocks, we’ve now got to brace ourselves for yet another potential headwind!

As someone who has been invested in the mining sector since [click to continue…]


Here’s an update on my latest trades for the week [click to continue…]


As readers of this blog may be well aware, one of the hottest stocks out there right now is Novo Resources (NVO.V/NSRPF). The company, led by Chairman Quinton Hennigh, is out exploring for gold (and lots of it) in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The gold rush is on, and it seems on a daily basis there’s a lot of news [click to continue…]


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