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Question – Why Do I Use US Dollars for Some Investments?

QUESTION 1 – “Why do you prefer to work with USD and not GBP or even EUR? Is it because of the Bonds, Stocks and Reits you choose?”

ANSWER – There are a few reasons:

1. The first is that I lived in the USA for many years so most of my assets are in US Dollars as that’s how I was paid. I haven’t seen any reason to change that as of yet.

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Wolfe Wave – TLT (Bond ETF) Weekly Target Hit

Towards the end of the last post on Wolfe Waves back in December, we identified a weekly bullish Wolfe Wave in the TLT (Long Term US Treasury Bond ETF). The wave completed just last week, then interestingly enough, turned back down. If you would have gone by the WW rules and got out at the target line, that would have been around a 10 point profit.

December 2018 P2P Update

P2P Lending Portfolio Update for December 2018

December was an interesting month. I decided to exit Zopa and distribute the capital to other lenders. You can read in more detail why I decided to do this further down in the Zopa section of the update. I also added some more information to the table and charts section giving more information on income and XIRR calculations, as well as adding income graphs for each lender.

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Wolfe Waves – Is a Wolfe Wave Developing in the Dow?

  Wolfe Waves Many years ago when I was still finding my feet with investments and looking to “get rich quick”, I took an interesting trading course by a gentleman called Bill Wolfe on an investment strategy called “Wolfe Waves” (named after himself obviously).  It is similar to the Elliott Wave Theory, however much easier …

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Growth Portfolio Update – October 2018

The Growth Portfolio took a dip in October, mostly due to some uncertainly about the US midterm elections, which will be held in November (6th). That, added to the trade war situation with China really shook things up a bit. It may calm down towards the end of November once we get the elections out of the way. Who knows if it will rally, or fall depending on if democrats or republicans win the house and/or the senate. Personally I think it will rally back up into the new year. Optimism is high right now, but not quite high enough for a major crash yet (yes, you read correctly, “optimism”, markets typically seem to do the opposite of what people think they will do). If you look to the past, when people are most optimistic is when the biggest crashes happened, when no one was expecting it. 

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