Starbucks In Asia

The following article is about Starbucks in Asia and it will focus on Japan and China. I first submitted it to Seeking Alpha, but they wanted something more actionable. Since that’s not the goal for this article (I only want to broaden your understanding), I posted it here on Stockles.com Read more…

How to Think Like a Consultant

Today we are going to take a look at how a Consultant thinks and solves a problem. After this exercise, my goal is for you to understand that having a global perspective of the world is crucial when trying to become a good investor. Also, I hope that you follow this progress when evaluating companies:

  1. Evaluate the general market.
  2. Evaluate the isolated stock in the market.

We are going to go through a real case that I had when I participated in a workshop with a very famous American consulting firm. (more…)

How To Travel The World On A Budget

Dear readers, some of you are old loyal readers that enjoy seeing new posts once a week about stocks or dividend income, and some of you are totally new to Stockles. That means that you might not know the true purpose of my blog.

Stockles, What’s the true purpose?

The goal behind this blog is to educate, inform and inspire people to live their lives in a more comfortable and exciting way. So, this time, we will step away from the normal stock blog post, and I will tell you how you can travel the world on a budget. Seems interesting? Then continue reading. (more…)

Books: What To Read This Summer?

Books

Summer is here, and the sun means books and reading. So here I present a beta version of my reading list. It’s not finished, but I suppose it’s better to publish the list now while the sun is still up. If I postpone too long, it might not be published before the dark period (no sun in 6 months) has reached us here in the north, and then nobody reads anything anyways. (more…)

How To Formulate Investment Goals Using 4 Simple Rules

Lately, I’ve seen that many dividend investors tend to use portfolio value as one of their main goals or measures for success. Most investors haven’t experienced a recession or a major bear market, and I claim they should rethink their goals.

UPDATE: Not sure if YOC is usable after all. Instead, Dividend Income might be the key. However, you can read the article for fun anyways. Remember to check the comments for further info. (more…)

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