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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…

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December 2017 Dividend Income Update & Dividend Forecast for 2018

2017 will soon be in the books, and what a year it’s been. Financially, I’ve added more than $10,000 to the portfolio and $3,000 to the funds portfolio. The dividend income has risen from $336 to $1,117 which means a 232.44 % YTY growth. But my forecast for 2018 is even more motivating. Before we go ahead and look at the dividend forecast for 2018, let’s take a look at this months Dividend Income Update. (more…)

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Summer 2017 Dividend Income Update

Before we dig into the Dividend Income Summer Update, I want to talk a bit about how my summer has been. The summer of 2017 has been wonderful. On Saturday I turned 25 years old. I celebrated my day by doing a 15-hour hike with my family in the Norwegian fjords. My dog at 11 was struggling a bit because of the previous hikes this week, but as always, he managed.  (more…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)