Category: General

Strawman Member Reward Program

The Strawman Member Reward Program enables premium members to earn fractional shares and ETFs by contributing research and recommendations to Strawman. The aim is to attract the best private investors, and to properly recognise and reward those that deliver the most value to the community. We think it provides a powerful incentive for quality content creation, and ensures our interests […]

Investing won’t make you rich

Investing won’t make you rich. Not on its own. Done right, it will certainly help grow your money — and, over time, that growth can be considerable. But if you really want to build enduring wealth you should also focus on saving. That’s the fuel on which the fire of compounding burns. If you can scrape together $2,000 and invest that for a […]

Patience Pays

Investing is hard*. Success as a stock-picker requires, among other things, a decent understanding of business, accounting, economics, finance & psychology. It requires discipline, objectivity and emotional fortitude. Most important of all, successful investing requires time. A lot of it. Time to educate yourself. Time to do research. Time to manage your portfolio. And, perhaps hardest of all, time to […]

Confessions of a Bitcoin convert

So I’m long Bitcoin. It’s a bit uncomfortable to admit, because there’s such wide scepticism concerning crypto among a lot of smart people. And it’s hard to deny there’s a huge amount of hype and speculation surrounding the whole affair. I’m sure a lot of people will get burnt. Back in 2017 when Bitcoin first came to global attention, I […]

Stick to the plan

A lot of investors seem to be pivoting their investment strategies in light of the coronavirus crisis. Mine, for better or worse, remains essentially unchanged: Seek to acquire a range of quality companies with a view to holding them for many years.  Aim to hold between 10-15 companies that do not have highly correlated risks. A quality company is one […]