January is on its way out and I can’t believe how quickly time went by once again.
But today I am very excited!
A big guest is coming up for an interview.
Interviewing Rob Dix – Property Podcast
This week I will be interviewing Rob Dix from the Property Podcast.
Personally, I have learned so much from the Robs on buy-to-let investing and UK property.
Their property podcast is top class. 450+ free episodes and very well made.
He has written popular books, he is an entrepreneur, an investor and he’s recently launched an investing app for property.
Oh, and a business podcast (“Any other business”) on how they run the business.
To say he is very knowledgeable about the subject would be an understatement!
If you have any questions for Rob, please reply to this email.
Fear is back in the stock market
If you haven’t looked at the stock markets lately, well done. Just skip the noise and keep doing what you’re doing!
You might have seen the popular names down big. There’s a negative feeling, high inflation and higher interest rates coming.
Particularly tech and Covid stocks have taken a beating. Nasdaq -15% off all-time highs, Tesla -23%, Alibaba -57%, Zoom -73%.
And let’s not even talk about Bitcoin which is also down big, -50% as I’m writing this.
Let’s be honest. 2020 and 2021 felt too easy. Investing is not supposed to be like that.
When I wrote “Making money feels so easy and I’m worried” in Feb 2021, I certainly wasn’t expecting another +30% growth!
But anyway, this is why index investing is so powerful.
While some sectors are down, index investors benefit from the energy and financials boost.
We hardly felt any “correction”.
Just look at the World index, down just -6.4%.
Business as usual.
Particularly if you are a regular net buyer, those discounts are an opportunity to buy at cheaper prices.
It also gave me somewhat of a relief after the shock I got looking at my electricity bills………..
I have no idea where we’re going next. We might be in for a bigger shock, or it might be just a temporary blip.
No one knows. Sticking to the plan is the best strategy.
Limited company investing runs hot
We just had an ad-hoc session with a financial planner talking pensions, property and VCTs.
It was great to see so many of you there. Learning about all the different ways business owners can benefit from LTD company investing.
The January group was sold out but the next one starts in March.
If you are a UK business owner, please come and join us.
Stuff I’m consuming
I just started reading the American Kingpin: Catching the Billion-Dollar Baron of the Dark Web.
It’s a real story and I’m hooked.
I’ve also learned a lot about this dark world and how the American mail system works!
In other news, nope I’m NOT embarrassed to say I started watching Clarkson’s Farm on Amazon Prime despite the …pushback I received from the family.
Nature, farming and Cotswold. What’s wrong with that!
Farming is simple life but HARD work! Makes me appreciate even more how I make money by typing some stuff into the computer…
Alright, that’s it from me.
If there’s anything you want to discuss, just leave a comment.
Always happy to hear from you.
Thanks for reading!