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And That’s the Way I Like It

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This isn’t investment advice. Always do your own research before investing.

Introduction

I was inspired to write this article after reading Tony Yiu’s The Investments I Like And Why I Like Them.

It made me realize that financial writers should be transparent about their investments. If you’re telling people which stocks…


Economics in the Star Wars Universe

Part One: Where Previous Estimates Go Wrong

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I’ll preface this by stating that I don’t normally like multi-work series. If a writer has something to say, then he should condense it into a single article whenever possible.

There is, however, one exception: when an article has more than one underlying idea, each of which deserve its own…


The Rise of the Energy Poor

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I remember when my partner and I decided to purchase an AC.

At the time, Ottawa had experienced its second straight week of heatwaves, and, unable to sleep, we migrated to our balcony to admire the SOHO across from us, jealous of the tenants who, we thought, enjoyed central AC…


Even if it Could Double My Monthly Earnings

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I found Quora before I found Medium.

I was an economics undergrad, and, perhaps nostalgic of my days as an English major, I saw Quora as a compromise between my two interests: economics and writing.

I started writing on Quora around the same time when I had finished reading Steven…


How Friends Stop Us from Investing

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My interest in astronomy began only recently; a month or two ago, perhaps, when I finished a YouTube video on the subject — and then another, and another, and…

One video, in particular, grabbed my interest. It asked the question:

If extraterrestrial life is so probable — which, per the…


In theory, yes; in practice, no

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What follows is my opinion. Always do your own research before investing.

On March 2nd 2021, VanEck, a portfolio management company — whose CEO once said, “Don’t settle for the conventional. Dare to be different” — released their newest ETF:

The VanEck Vectors Social Sentiment ETF (BUZZ)

BUZZ is an…


Answer this Question Before you Start Investing

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Introduction

I want to be rich.

A crass admission, I know, but it’s true.

I don’t invest my money because I think it’s fun (even I admit my investment style is dull).

If I were the son of a billionaire, and if my parents were to give me an inheritance of…


The Path to Becoming a Dividend Investor

Everything written here is my opinion. Always do your own research before investing.

In writing these finance articles, I hope to make investing less intimidating for new investors.

That’s partly why I promote index funds. They remove the need for investors to pick winning stocks, which is the main intimidation…


It was the most stressful experience of my life

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I remember the first time I ever logged into my student loans account.

I had just entered my final year of university, and, with loan repayments to start in the following year, I wondered how much I owed Mrs. …


How Do We Choose Which Ones to Include in Our Index Portfolio?

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The opinions expressed in this article are my own. Always do your own research before investing.

When I first heard about index investing, I was skeptical.

However, the more I learned about the terrible performance of active portfolio managers, the more I learned that index investing was a good idea.

Andrew Plummer

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