May 12, 2021

Portfolio Update May 2021


Another quarter has gone by, so it’s time for our usual DIY Portfolio report. You can expect our next update in about 12 weeks.

You also can have a look at previous portfolio updates here:

Despite the ever going pandemic and some palpable tensions, both on the international and domestic fronts, looks like we can all breathe a little easier now that Mr. Uncertainty is out of the Office.

By definition, stock markets will remain uncertain, and we never know which direction they will take. But we at least can have some good reasons to be optimistic. We can’t predict where stock markets will go but after those too long dark times, we finally can hope mankind can get going again. It may still remain hard for a while, but we can have a sense we can all work together and at least try to make things better.

In recent months, like the markets, our DIY Portfolio has done quite well.

Almost nothing special to report as things are cruising along and we only did one transaction in that quarter.  

Once more, I’ll remind you that I am not an investment or tax professional of any kind. The intent of this blog is not to give specific investing advice. Before investing yourself, we suggest you do all necessary research and consult a licensed financial professional if need be.  

On Cruise Control

For a while now, our DIY Portfolio remains somewhat on cruise control. We always like to look for robust companies and especially when markets are a bull run like the actual one.

With experience, we realized that all in all, details may not always be that important as long as you have a solid broad plan.

May 03, 2021

Magical Number 12 (Revisited)

The 12-Minute Series was originally posted in 2012.

We’ve decided to republish it integrally because we believe it can still help as everyone aspires to make things better.

Let’s hope it stirs up the discussion and stimulates you to change the world 12-Minute at a time!

This article was originally posted on October 12, 2012

The more we look at it, the more Number 12 appears Magical!

In its original stages, our research revolved more around number 15.
But, as soon as we dug deeper, 12 evidently became the front running candidate. 

For one thing, a dozen always fits way better in a box!

More seriously, remarkable Twelve as deep roots throughout History; 
it even has some kind of mystical character associated to it.

The Number of Nature