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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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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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Disclaimer: the main purpose of this note is to help myself distill and internalize the information from the investment books, mags and websites I read. If you feel it’s informative, I’d be very glad. But please do not take it as your investment guide. People have different personalities, what appears very right to me, might […]

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Disclaimer: the main purpose of this note is to help myself distill and internalize the information from the investment books, mags and websites I read. If you feel it’s informative, I’d be very glad. But please do not take it as your investment guide. People have different personalities, what appears very right to me, might […]

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Disclaimer: the main purpose of this note is to help myself distill and internalize the information from the investment books, mags and websites I read. If you feel it’s informative, I’d be very glad. But please do not take it as your investment guide. People have different personalities, what appears very right to me, might […]

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A while ago I started to work as a software engineer for a company in Hannover. I spend about one hour per day on trains between Hannover and Hildesheim. My father sent me some cash for getting a new car. I got car magazines, did some homework and made a schedule with a car dealer. […]

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The Wise: Helmut Schmidt, ex. Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982. The talk below was on 2008.05.20. When I get time I’ll try to translate it into English. The complete interview can be found here. If only Angela Merkel were as half as wise as Helmut Schmidt is, Germany would have much less […]

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