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Believe in Europe

Tonight I watched this really thoughtful and well put talkshow. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Tomorrow have to get up very early so I have to stop writing now, but I’ll come back to this entry when I get time, just leave a mark for now: ….and one quick note for now: Many thanks to Mr. Schmidt […]

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In October 2012 to December 2012, I completed a Stanford Venture Lab online course Finance taught by Professor Kay Giesecke, serving as a team leader and with distinction. On the statement of accomplishment: This eight-week course focused on introducing basic concepts of modern finance and their practical application. Topics included interest rates, evaluating investment opportunities, […]

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Value

I wanted to refresh some content I’ve learnt when preparing for my CFA L1 exam and found an online course “Introduction to Finance” that is hosted by Prof. Gautam Kaul from University of Michigan. As I watched the introductory video, I fell in love with Kaul’s teaching style and immediately enrolled in his course. Every […]

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Sniff On 2012 June 16th, the Friday before the latest Greece election, DAX closed at 6229.41 points. Today, 33 days thereafter, DAX closed at 6758.39 points. That’s beefy 8.45% up in 33 days! What have happened during the 33 days? Greek people have chosen a new government, which saved the EU from falling apart too […]

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My CFA L1 first shot experience

On June 6th I took the CFA Level 1 exam in the test centre in Shanghai. First of all, the level 1 exam itself, to be honest, was not extremely difficult. I finished reading volume 1 and 2, and about half of volume 3 of all the CFA L1 curriculum, and worked all the exercises […]

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portfolio performance check

Since last year I’ve been buying mutual funds and stocks. Now it’s time to check their performances. Prior to knowing something about stock investing, I bought some 5-star ( ranking given by morningstar.com ) stock funds out of insecurity. I thought the fund managers are professionals and I could count on them. Later after some […]

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Sniff and Sneeze 15

Sniff: I’m impressed by Google China’s features that are currently unavailable in Google elsewhere. In Google China’s map service, one can search how to travel from place A to B with public transportation. Yes Google US has that too, but it covers simply too few cities. In Europe, such kind of service is already very […]

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Well, the market has been wildly bloody these days. But for those who have never got their hands dirty with equities (most Germans are such people), I can only say, you only get great chance like this once every 30 or 40 years. It’s time to build a long position in equity market. The financial […]

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sniff and sneeze 14

Sniff: Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) becomes the newest most profitable bank of the world (source: bloomberg.com) Last year, the champion was Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC). Below is a list of the top ten largest banks by market capitalization (rank, bank name, country, market cap in billion dollars): 1. Industrial & […]

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I watch ARD’s Börse report (equity market report) at around 19:55 almost everyday. Today a gentleman in the program said, in countries like Sweden and the Netherlands, 30+% citizens hold stocks. In Germany, only around 5% citizens are shareholders. The gentleman said this is not a good sign, the Abgeltungssteuer (capital gain tax) for long-term […]

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