Who Is Profiting From Brexit So Far – A Look At The UK House Prices, Gold and Stock Market Returns

If someone told you that due to the Brexit referendum decision, it would be wise to move your money to the Polish stock market, you would probably laugh. You would die laughing if I advised you to invest in “always expensive” American companies.

On the other hand, you would confirm that properties are always a good investment.

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What is the best company to invest in?

Imagine that you can own shares of only one company. It means that your portfolio is not diversified at all. Well, it is rather difficult to call it a portfolio. It is just your money parked in shares of one business — hopefully, the good one.

Such an approach is not a great idea from the perspective of diversification. I would not put all my wealth into a single company.

Understanding a business well may not be enough. There are so many aspects of investing you do not have an impact on that such a bet would be a very risky one. Political decisions and changes in regulations are factors we cannot predict. It is something we can recognise as a risk, but we never really know what new idea is growing in the heads of politicians.

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Apple came back to growth and… I sold shares

Is it a good decision to sell shares right after the company published a very good results?

Well, it depends…

On Tuesday, Apple surprised investors with much better results than predicted by analysts.

Next morning I decided to reduce my stake in the Apple company.

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How to buy shares of CD Projekt – a Polish video game developer

I decided to write again about CD Projekt. The reason for it was the interest of the readers of this blog in investing in this company.

The company is a Polish video game developer so it makes investing in the company more difficult. Not every brokerage account allows you to buy Polish shares.

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The trade war is heating up – update on Facebook, Gazprom and my Chinese shares

The correction on the S&P 500 in May 2019

S&P 500 went down 6.58% during the last month

The new tariffs on Chinese products were proclaimed by President Donald Trump at the beginning of May. It was the trigger for the correction on stock markets in May. Another reason for the May sell-off was the extension of the trade war on the technological front. Trump’s banning of Huawei could be a sign of worsening relations between China and the United States. Later, Google suspended Huawei’s access to the Android operating system.

My comment on Alphabet and Facebook

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How to read 6 books in a month?

In the last post I shared with you the information about one of the metrics I measure each month. It is the number of books I have read. I wrote that in April I finished 6 books. It means that on average I was taking a new book from the shelf every fifth day. To be honest, a few years ago I could not even imagine achieving something even close.

You can think that I know some great ways of finishing books quickly. Do I use speed reading techniques? The answer is no.

Am I unemployed and spend all of my time on reading?

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Habits as the way to change life – Summary of April 2019

The new cycle on this blog

I wrote in the About page on this website that the focus of this blog might include other areas than stock market investing. I decided to share with you some interesting aspects of my life which I hope will help me getting closer to achieve my goals. This new cycle of posts is about my summary of a month.

It will also give value to me as it will help me to monitor the changes in my life. I hope it will give you some potential inspiration to test new ideas in life.

Small steps

I have been working on improving my life for some time already. I decided to implement some habits and things I do regularly to improve the quality of my life.

Why I share these things online. I know that sharing it with larger public will make more resistant to break my habits / things I work on.

Meditation
27/30 days in April
Current streak: 27 days

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My portfolio for 2018

Welcome in the year 2018. The year 2017 was very good in the financial markets. The developed markets were growing steadily with S&P500, Nasdaq and British FTSE100 growing respectively +19.96%, +28.86% and +8.55%.

The emerging markets outpaced the developed markets with Argentinian Marvel raising +77.62%, Turkish XU100 +47.60%, Indian Sensex +27.91% and Polish WIG20 +26.35%. Results of those markets are even better if we refer them to one currency – for example Polish PLN gained +16.84% to the US Dollar in the year 2017.

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