How it all started: Like most of you I lost a large chunk of my savings in the financial crisis of 2008-2009. During that period I was working hard to get my master degree in Biomolecular sciences. As most people I watched a lot of messages pass by on the news about the stock market and how deep it was going. Those messages never got trough to me as I didn't care because I didn't see the relevance to my own life. It was beyond my world! My good old father took care of my money and I didn't have to worry about anything! One day it hit me like baseball bat: I got a letter from my good old trusted bank. It showed the variance on the value of my saving accounts. Surprisingly I saw a large part of my money was evaporated. How did this happen? How did they lose my money? Well,... a large chunk of my savings was invested in a 'defensive' fund, but nevertheless value plummeted. In a moment of panic I called my bank. They told me I should just wait and sweat this one out and not to worry. Going up and down is all stock markets are doing. I started following, not really understanding the dynamics of the stock market. Then the bug bit me: Opportunity hit me as I watched the market recover in 2010. Watching industrial stocks rise 500% above their bottom in 2009 was a real eye opener. After my master in molecular sciences, I did an MBA in management in 2010. During this studies I had courses in basic accounting and macro economics. Bit by bit the economic puzzle was getting more clear in my head. Accompanied with a lot of reading I started to get some "fingerspitzengefühl" in the fundamentals. The final push: Making the switch from letting your money rest in peace on your bank account to actively managing your money is a big step. The final push came in 2011 when stock markets crashed as the European dept crisis started. It remembered me that stocks can rise as much as 500% after crashes and I first pressed the buy button! My investement strategy: 1.40 % in businesses that are reasonably priced and have very stable income/dividend. 2.30% in businesses that are priced well below their intrinsic value (Buffet style) 3.10% in businesses with a speculative side 4.10 % in securities 5.10 % in cash
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Chris DeMuth Jr. is the founder of Rangeley Capital LLC. Rangeley is an investment firm that focuses on event driven, value-oriented investment opportunities. Rangeley Capital and his value investing forum, Sifting the World (StW), search the world for misplaced bets. Rangeley exploits them for its investors and then Mr. DeMuth writes about them on StW.
Hello, my name is Dieter Plas and I run a Belgian-based consultancy and coaching firm specialized in giving training and guidance to investors during their journey on the financial markets. We are best at writing crystal clear analysis and providing clear and understandable investment advise for our customers.
We are specialized in European markets and European shares.
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About the founder of Beurs-Advies (Dieter):
Dieter is a passionate, kind, driven, intelligent, tall (1.99m) Belgian college student who loves to read, travel, meet new people, build meaningful relationships, spend time in nature and is a fitness/health enthusiast.
At the age of 13 he got passionate about the stock market and decided to learn about it due to the positive influences of his loving father. 2 years later, Dieter started his first company in giving people investment advice in exchange for 1 lousy EUR per analysis.
At the age of 16 he started to work more serious jobs (while still in school) in order to become as independent as possible. He never liked the fact that his parents paid for all of his and his siblings expenses. So since the age of 16, Dieter has been paying for 99% of his personal expenses by working several jobs including: being a cashier in supermarkets, babysitting several couples' children, laying roofs for a construction firm and working at a high-end event-management firm.
At the age of 17, a few days before he turned 18, his first Seeking Alpha article got published (about Harman International, and returned +100% a year later). Since SA has a policy about only publishing articles of people that are above 18 years old, it is very likely that Dieter became the youngest SA contributor ever.
During the past 2 years, Dieter has had the opportunity to visited Iceland, The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungary. Mostly because of his best friend (Richard) who works as the Chief Director Officer of a major, global reinsurance company. Richard has been Dieter's mentor in many cases and has even proofread many of his articles before being published here on SA.
Dieter's area of expertise are a little hard to define. Once he starts digging into something, he'll pretty soon knows most there is to know about the particular subject as he is an avid reader. If he doesn't feel qualified enough to write about something, he simply won't.
If you'd ask him on a personal level what fascinates him the most, he'd respond: the universe, human behavior, relationships, psychology, what makes us happy and the habits of successful people as they are so complex, unpredictable and weird at times.