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Vincent’s Blog: More money, more spending – You can do better, grow wealth organically!

C’mon, 10 more seconds, get up that hill. You can do this. I am out of my saddle and follow the rhythm of the loud droning base in my ears: “Thumb, Thumb, Thumb”. On my display I see I am burning over 730 calories and nearing 16 miles of cycling.Another display, on the wall of a dark windowless studio in the middle of New York City shows the blue team, my team, is underperforming the red and green team. I …

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Vincent’s Blog: Mastering Investing 3.0 – Code your own wealth

I feel the effortless flow while my arms spread wide in the air arching myself back into the water in a perfect butterfly stroke. They call me the human dolphin. I have been swimming, an outlet for having too much energy, since I was seven. When I was eleven I saw the summer games in Atlanta and the winning swimmers became my instant heroes. My dream was being one of them. Well… let’s get back to the water and my butterfly …

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Vincent’s Blog: If your brain is your Chief Investment Officer, fire yourself

Share this Post We need to talk, seriously. It is time to sit down and evaluate your performance with yourself and someone from Human Resources. It seems to me you have been underperforming your stated and agreed objectives for a long time. It has come to my attention you spend considerable time on other things than your formulated job description. You always seem to forget we are in it for the long haul and not living according to a day-to-day …

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Vincent’s Blog: What’s Luck got to do with Investing?

Share this Post Really people listen up, what is more important: luck or skill? What if I tell you luck should be part of your skill-set in order to be successful? Would you believe me? And if you did, how would you make luck part of your skill-set? I am sitting outside, in the cockpit of a sailboat, some 100 nautical miles off the East coast of the United States on my way to Bermuda. It is a very black …

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Vincent’s Blog: Take your Pension in a Laundromat

Share this Post Wake up and smell the laundry! Yes, I am talking to you, the one reading this blog. You might have already or will soon realize you will have to work longer than you were told. Your pension will not be a percentage of your last earned wages to be paid until you kick the bucket and your pension will not be indexed against inflation. Oh and did I mention you are likely to live much longer than …

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Vincent’s Blog: What do dramatic weight loss and dramatic investment gains have in common?

Share this Post The winter months in the South of France are mild as well as quiet and it is a nice escape from the cold weather in New York. The coast is beautifully rugged and easy to travel this time of the year. We are planning to visit a few Family Offices; these are companies, which manage the wealth of either a single or multiple families. The Portfolio Managers of Family Offices have plenty of choices to put their …

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Vincent’s Blog: The next two billions are ours to take

Share this Post I am driving in California while enjoying my espresso, made by an espresso machine built into my car’s dashboard next to my iCar-screen, which is playing an old classic movie called Terminator-2. It is a wonderful day, the skies are clear and the sun is shining bright. The solar powered batteries show a range of 1000 miles and I feel great. We are on our way to one of the fastest growing companies in the world, located …

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Vincent’s Blog: IPO yourself, go public

Share this Post It is March and the NASDAQ, the second largest stock market exchange in the world, breaks through the magic number of 5,000. It is a great time to be selling shares of private companies since demand for newly listed technology stocks is as easy as selling ice cream on a hot summer day. Many new companies are lined up for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Their managements are ready with their optimistic sales pitches about growth and …