• Economy,  FIRE,  Investing,  Life,  Real Estate,  Stock Market

    Mistakes I’ve Made A Few

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Recently I was perusing the required reading material that is the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Letter. If you don’t know what this is – basically it’s the shareholder letter Warren Buffet writes each year since 1977. Every year it’s a hot topic of debate and there’s gems a-plenty. This time, he discusses a lot about his mistakes which I think makes him unique in the market – in that he talks more about his failures than his successes. Editor’s Note: Incidentally I never trust a person who only talks about their wins, never their losses/learns. Anyone who has been investing for a while knows that the more…

  • Economy,  FIRE,  Investing,  Real Estate,  Stock Market

    Market Musings

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Howdy all! And a Happy Valentine’s Day. Ooo and hugs and kisses goes out to my personal Valentine aka MrsFrugalSamurai. She made me feel very special indeed with a uniquely composed card and personalized message. Although I could only decipher two thirds of her writing, the love and warmth shone through. Received with thanks MrsFS. As for my present? Well, that’s for her eyes only of course (truly, otherwise Crime Stoppers would be called). But today’s not about love and chocolates and naked bloggers – no, today’s post is a bit of social commentary regarding what I’m seeing in the markets, or rather the market participants.…

  • Economy,  Investing,  Life,  Stock Market

    GameStonk

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes I have a confession to make. These days, I’ve never made such easy money. I know, I know – what a controversial thing to say The Frugal Samurai! At the risk of sounding like a douchebag, please… hear me out. Mind you, I’m not talking as if I am rollin’ in the Benjamins. Nah. More like a few thou here or a few thou there. You see, in the last couple of months, I have shifted a small allocation of our net wealth into the stock market… or rather into stonks. Now, as a traditional value investor – I had always felt buying stocks was about…

  • Alternatives,  Economy,  Life

    BITCOIN (BTC) On FYRE

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Hey! Clear the way in the old bazaar Hey you! Let us through! It’s a brand new star! Oh come, be the first on your block to meet his eye! Make way! Here he comes! Ring bells! Bang the drums! You’re gonna love this guy! Which guy? Well… Mr Bitcoin of course! I know, I know. I’ve posted about Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies before (read here, here, here and so much more). BUT. There’s been some huge albeit largely undetected news going on in the Crypto world. Bitcoin is back Baby! Whoa! Just look at that price chart. From a low of just over US$4800 in March,…

  • Economy,  FIRE,  Life,  Real Estate,  Stock Market

    October Net Wealth Update

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Uh oh, looks like we are on a roller-coaster again. Plenty of action going on with the 2nd and 3rd waves overseas and US election dominating the headlines as we head into November. NOVEMBER! Wow, can you guys believe it – where does the time fly eh! Been crazy busy this month, mainly cos work is letting everyone back into the office again. Sigh, back on the hamster wheel we go it seems. Steady as she goes with investing, same as with September, we jumped in and out of a few trades – nothing to write home about. Oh and fingers-bloody-crossed but we are close on…