Inflation. It is the backbone of nearly every long-term value investment philosopher from Buffett to John Bogle. John Bogle, the famed ex CEO of Vanguard and creator of the modern day index fund was particularly passionate about the subject and covered inflation extensively in many of his writings. He likened inflation to a galloping … More Back to Bogle Basics, The argument for and against inflation
The final portion I am going to cover is portfolio allocation, or the ratio of stocks to bonds. Many of the opinions I express here are of personal opinion and are not derived from any particular source, just bits and pieces combined together that I have taken a liking to over time. … More Personal Finance Part 3, Portfolio Allocations.
This is the second part of my personal finance blog, Real Estate. A typical American’s portfolio usually consists of stocks, bonds, real estate and cash in different allocations (sometimes commodities as well), and although real estate is the simplest of all the investments and the one that almost everyone will own or strive to own, … More Personal Finance part 2, Real Estate
This kicks off a 3 part blog mini series on personal finance philosophy. I’m not a genius statistician, or into formulas involving the “greeks”, delta, alpha beta etc.. I’m logical and I adopt and adapt to logical views of investment that I have instilled in my everyday values and life in general. Most of … More Personal Finance part 1, Stocks and Funds.
As I’ve pointed out in previous blogs, I am lucky to be part of a Chinese family through marriage and have been able to taste authentic home cooked Chinese food on a regular basis. They are from Chengdu, home of the pandas and kung pao chicken the ubiquitous dish of the Sichuan province. Actually, Sichuan … More Tips on Making Szechuan Cuisine.
If you think digital payment systems are big here in the states, well, its got nothing on China. Companies like Ali Baba and others are creating interesting internet banking systems that both provide an integrated way to pay for items via your smart phone, and have a private banking solution for young people in search … More Digital Payment in China
Maybe you have student loans or massive credit card debt (as a result of living off stipends while going to school), underwater in the home or find yourself puzzled about retirement, if this is you, you’re not alone. The list of financial guidance counselors online is plentiful and the information sound, from Warren … More Personal Finance, the East Versus the West
Recent news post Brexit have left the world wondering, what is the state of the world banking systems, which banks have the strongest balance sheets and which ones are the greatest risk for a breakdown in the EU banking system. First and foremost the immediate reaction in the markets was downward pressure on nearly … More State of the banks
Take advantage of Prime day anyone? How about order a custom good from Ali Baba? Recent finance articles and the pundits behind them have taken aim at the retail sector and questioned just who will be able to compete with the online giants as more and more business goes on … More Getting Ali Baba’d and Amazon’d out.
Many individuals travel to China to see two cities, Beijing and Shanghai. Beijing for the Ming — Qing dynasty history and Shanghai for the cosmopolitan atmosphere and skyscrapers. They are all truly missing out on the historical gem of China, Nanjing. Nanjing is about 1.5 hours by train west of Shanghai and has some … More Nanjing and the Ming