What would Warren Buffett do now with $1M to invest?

I watched a video yesterday from a Berkshire Hathaway AGM. Warren Buffett was asked would he do anything different now if he had $1M to invest. Would he take a different approach?  He, as a young man, went through thousands and thousands of pages of a directory called “Moodys” which gave details of small companies… Continue reading What would Warren Buffett do now with $1M to invest?

2 rules for investing or starting your own business

The 2 most important rules when starting your own business or investing your money are Shrewd investors and entrepreneurs are not concerned with dreams of how much money they might make with the business or investment. Not at first. First, they look around and ask themselves the question, “how can I lose my money here?”… Continue reading 2 rules for investing or starting your own business

Naivety when buying property can lead to a disastrous purchase

Naivety. This is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, things that first time buyers of property need to guard against. You may also fall victim if you are buying in Ireland from abroad. Some of us appear to be born with an inbuilt scepticism and aversion to trusting things as they are claimed… Continue reading Naivety when buying property can lead to a disastrous purchase

Share price drops due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine-how to respond

The easiest thing to do now, when thinking about my share portfolios, is to panic. But there is no point in taking this course. It is almost certain that the fall in share prices which we see at the moment, on account of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, will only be seen as a correction… Continue reading Share price drops due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine-how to respond

Picking shares-being right with only 1 in 4 can still see a healthy return

You do not need to pick winning shares all the time. In fact, you may only pick one winner out of four shares, and you may still see a positive return on your investing. The reason for this is simple. The losses on your losing shares are limited to the amount you have invested. For… Continue reading Picking shares-being right with only 1 in 4 can still see a healthy return

Nonsense business reporting should be ignored if you want to invest in shares

I have just listened to some completely irrelevant information on the RTE Business news. The guy that was on the Rising Time radio programme on RTE Radio 1 was going on about how the stock market had yesterday recovered some of the decline of the previous day. Two days ago, he had reported, stock markets… Continue reading Nonsense business reporting should be ignored if you want to invest in shares

Share prices fall as well as rise-what you really need to know about stock market falls

When you look at the stock market over a period of time you will notice the following: You can expect share prices to fall by 10% every two years. You can describe this as a correction. You can expect share prices to fall by 25% every six years. This is known as a bear market.… Continue reading Share prices fall as well as rise-what you really need to know about stock market falls

The most important personal characteristic for investing in shares

You don’t make money in shares when you buy them. You don’t make money when you sell them. The money is made in the time in between these two events. The waiting. That is when you ensure a good return from investing in shares. The company in which you have invested is doing what it… Continue reading The most important personal characteristic for investing in shares