Readings Digest 17.11.17: Communicate Clearly

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Men vs Women: Women tend to take less risk when investing


The inspiration for this week’s reflection is Tom brakke’s book Letters to a young analyst. It contains many nuggets of wisdom for the aspiring investment professional. Tom writes a series of letters to a young professional (Tim), one of which is on learning to communicate clearly.

“Too often, those who analyze investments are unable to communicate their ideas very well.” The ability to communicate clearly and succinctly is essential in Continue reading “Readings Digest 17.11.17: Communicate Clearly”

Readings Digest 10.11.17: The Compounding Effect

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Source:  What I learned on Wall Street

Today´s post is on the power of compounding and is inspired by articles I read this week. Isaac Einstein once called it the eighth wonder of the world. We look at compounding from two perspectives: Actions and investments. Answer this question first: “Take a piece of paper that is 0.1mm think and fold it in half and then in half again, and again up to fifty folds. How thick will it be after 50 folds? Take a random guess on what the results would be?

The correct answer is

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Readings Digest 03.11.17: The Amazonian Age

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Amazon Sales
Source: The Atlas


This week has mostly been about Tech companies, most of which have delivered solid topline and bottomline growth this quarter. Among the companies on everyone’s lips is Amazon. Scott Galloway, author of The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, tells us that 58% of Americans have amazon prime accounts (that is 2% more than voted in the 2016 US elections) while indicate that 52 % of American consumers start their online buying process at Amazon.  Bottom line is Amazon is a thousand pound gorilla. Evidently, whenever rumour spreads of Amazon is entering a market,

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