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Portfolio

Portfolio – Introduction

I have been running investment portfolios for a company and also some high net worth individuals for the past 5 years. Over those years I have managed to beat the S&P 500 index every year in terms of overall yearly returns. I have always had a very simple investment philosophy which revolves around Benjamin Grahams teachings with a few tweaks for the modern day (also look up to Warren Buffett).

Im going to be starting a section on here for personal finance in which I’m going to tell everywhere when I’m buying a stock – at what price and why. I hope this might give everyone a little insight into my thinking.

I have started a new category on here called Portfolio. This will be the easiest place to follow the latest happenings.

I’m hoping this just helps one other person!

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Business

Who is really the richest person in the world? Putin? A Rothschild?

Jeff Bezos is currently the wealthiest person on the planet due to his controlling stake in Amazon. (However, he has a lot of private investments also).

The wealthiest remaining Rothschild has a net worth under $2 billion. Family fortunes tend to become diluted and squandered through the generations. The Rothschild’s wealth is exaggerated by outdated, anti-semetic conspiracy theories.

Putin is certainly very wealthy, but my guess is that he couldn’t exercise full control over all the money he nominally controls without alienating his fellow oligarchs or tanking the Russian economy.

This leaves Jeff Bezos as the wealthiest person on earth.

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Business Finance Stock Market

Bill Ackman: Amazing 1 Hour Interview with Pershing Square Founder, hedge funds & learning from your mistakes (Video)

Bill Ackman is a very interesting person in the world of investing. Below is a great interview with Bill that talks about everything Pershing Square, hedge funds and learning from your mistakes. There are a lot of great quotes inside this interview.

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Stock Market Tech

How much Venture Capital has Spotify Raised and From whom?

Spotify raised a total of $188 million from venture capital and private equity companies before its IPO.

Series A, 10/08 $21.6M
Creandum
Northzone
Li Ka-shing

Series B, 8/09 $50M
Wellington Partners
Li Ka-shing

Series C, 2/10 €11.6M
Sean Parker
Founders Fund

Venture Round, 6/11 $100m
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Accel Partners
Digital Sky Technologies

source: http://www.crunchbase.com/company/spotify

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Stock Market

What is the Difference between Xiaomi XIACF and XIACY?

If you searched for Xiaomi ADRs, you’ve inevitably come across both XIACF and XIACY. What’s the difference? You cannot trade XIACF as a retail investor because it’s a “privately placed” ADR under SEC Rule 144A. This means that they’re for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) only. QIBs want and contribute to the 25x higher average trading volume than XIACY. Volume ensures there are enough buyers and sellers to trade with you. Information and services are also limited to QIBs.