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Vincent’s blog: Help! I am a Hedge Fund

Share this Post I need help; I am what I don’t want to be. This is wrong and I am very confused. At countless lunches, dinners and at coffee breaks, I have ranted against hedge funds, banks and anything that comes with it. The guys that run these hedge funds are heartless, greedy and selfish. All they want is to make large amounts of money, own huge houses and are never satisfied. They and the banks that supplied the money …

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Vincent’s blog: Startup!

Share this Post Working for a startup company is a bag of mixed emotions. We are very disciplined and roll out of bed early, fire up the espresso machine and Mac computers, check our to-do lists and start working. We don’t have a minimum wage set at our company. In fact, our wage scale seems to prefer the far left side for now. We don’t have an office and work on different continents and time zones. We are not complaining, …

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Vincent’s blog: I am so much better than you!

Share this Post More than 50% of us think they are better than all of us: “I will balance my work-life; I will stay in shape; My career will be a success; I will not get into a car accident; My marriage will last; I can quit smoking any time; I really don’t need insurance. I am sure of it. I know this for a fact…” Huh, come again. Yes, I said it… it may be true, in your own …

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Vincent’s blog: Investing is simple… but not easy

Share this Post How many times have I stood in front of a painting that looked like someone had thrown a bucket of random colored paint on a canvas while a three year old ran amok with a broom? Wow: “This painting is worth $90M”. This is simple. I can do this. How many times have I read of a new service, like Netflix or Amazon and went “aaaaah: why didn’t I think of that?”. I mean books and movies, …

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Vincent’s blog: ABC of Finance – Join the Secret Millionaires Club

Share this Post Another week has passed by and you’ve worked hard. It is time to relax and shift your focus, maybe by buying something nice. But something is nagging in the back of your mind: credit card bills, mortgage payments, car expenses and all other daily living expenses are eating up all of your cash. Are you being scammed? Why is everything getting more expensive? We know; your government knows; your friends think they know; you probably don’t know …

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Vincent’s Blog: Performance Risk and You

Share this Post I have a simple wish. After reading my blog I wish for you to close your eyes and think about your finances for fifteen minutes. “Thanks”, you say: ”I was doing quite fine until you asked me this question”. Stop browsing the 1001 financial fairytales dangled in front of your eyes, like the ones telling you should to be in short term bonds or super growth equities or both. Wait, the latest study says you should be …

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Vincent’s blog: Theory

Share this Post Do you know those days where you forget a small thing and it causes a disruption to your whole day in unforeseen ways. Or something happens, totally out of your control, and disrupts your detailed plan of action. Wow, what irritation this can bring to us. You and I will try to avoid these blood pressure raising events by planning even more.You see, we all plan a lot in our lives, based on theories, experience and assumptions, …

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Vincent’s Blog: Risk

Share this Post At i-Cthru we share your feelings of unease when it comes to investing and risk. We don’t like to lose our hard-earned savings and are risk averse. We, like you, read a lot of headlines, but are non wiser when it comes to popular opinions of the stock market. Was the crash of 2008 not clearly going to happen with all that leverage? Are the markets overvalued after having gained so much? Is there another stock market …