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Year to date portfolio performance vs the market (Risk Measures Benchmark Comparison)

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Risk Measures Benchmark Comparison Risk Analysis Value Added Monthly Index (VAMI)
SPXTR EFA VT U1459543 Ending VAMI: 1,029.68 927.09 996.16 1,916.38 Max Drawdown: 33.79% 33.93% 34.23% 29.00% Peak-To-Valley: 02/19/20 - 03/23/20
01/17/20 - 03/23/20
02/12/20 - 03/23/20
03/13/20 - 03/23/20 Recovery: 100 Days Ongoing 110 Days 16 Days Sharpe Ratio: 0.30 -0.12 0.17 1.77 Sortino Ratio: 0.41 -0.16 0.23 2.71 Standard Deviation: 2.43% 2.18% 2.31% 3.83% Downside Deviation: 1.78% 1.69% 1.75% 2.50% Correlation: 0.77 0.75 0.78 - β: 1.22 1.31 1.29 - α: 0.95 1.15 1.01 - Mean Return: 0.05% -0.02% 0.02% 0.42% Positive Periods: 111 (59.04%) 106 (56.38%) 107 (56.91%) 105 (55.85%) Negative Periods: 77 (40.96%) 82 (43.62%) 81 (43.09%) 83 (44.15%)


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31) 50% a year guarantee Buffett challenge with Ney Torres

After years of studding Buffett I figure how to generate 50% a year... Is not what you think.“If I was running $1 million today, or $10 million for that matter, I’d be fully invested. Anyone who says that size does not hurt investment performance is selling. The highest rates of return I’ve ever achieved were in the 1950s. I killed the Dow. You ought to see the numbers. But I was investing peanuts then. It’s a huge structural advantage not to have a lot of money. I think I could make you 50% a year on $1 million. No, I know I could. I guarantee that.”-- Warren Buffett
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30) Leverage and going global with Brad Sugars

How to go global?BradSugars started the ActionCOACH brand in 1993 in Brisbane, Australia. Today the company is ranked as the leading business coaching franchise by Entrepreneur magazine. ActionCOACH operates in over 80 countries and has more than 1,000 coaches around the world, coaching 15,000 business every week. The franchise has received numerous awards including Fastest Growing Franchise, Franchisee Satisfaction, Best Overall Company and has been named the number one business coaching franchise in the world every year since 2004. Using the coaching strategies that have helped thousands of companies around the world, BradSugars and his executive team helped lead ActionCOACH and its coaches to some of its most profitable and best years ever... in the face of challenging economic conditions. BradSugars and his team continue to build “business re-education” to new, more innovative and exciting levels.
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29) Brad Sugars on Financial freedom, buying businesses without your own money

What could you do if you are starting from $0, with the right education?BradSugars started the ActionCOACH brand in 1993 in Brisbane, Australia. Today the company is ranked as the leading business coaching franchise by Entrepreneur magazine. ActionCOACH operates in over 80 countries and has more than 1,000 coaches around the world, coaching 15,000 business every week. The franchise has received numerous awards including Fastest Growing Franchise, Franchisee Satisfaction, Best Overall Company and has been named the number one business coaching franchise in the world every year since 2004. Using the coaching strategies that have helped thousands of companies around the world, BradSugars and his executive team helped lead ActionCOACH and its coaches to some of its most profitable and best years ever... in the face of challenging economic conditions. BradSugars and his team continue to build “business re-education” to new, more innovative and exciting levels.
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28) How culture can raise performance 300% or more with John King

Today, I have the honor to talk to Mr. John King. You may know John because he wrote a very important book called "Tribal Leadership", maybe one of the top 20 books in leadership.  And as business is about relationships. If you're going to understand business, you have to master relationships. Welcome to the show, John...
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27) Why invest in tankers now with Mariusz Skonieczny

Why invest in tankers now could be a good idea? with Mariusz SkoniecznyHistorically Tankers have been a terrible business... but something may be changing, and fast.stng - Scorpio Tankers Inctnk - Teekay Tankers Ltdeurn - Euronav NVlpg - Dorian LPG Ltddht - DHT Holdings Inc
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26) Mariusz Skonieczny on his way to a 10000% return

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Mariusz Skonieczny found a remarkably interesting stock when it was trading at a couple of cents per share, today that stock trades a $0.43, and he think there is plenty more to come. Have you ever wondered how a 100 bagger looks like? yes, that is 100 times your investment. Well... here is the story.
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Mariusz Skonieczny on his way to a 10000% returnUnknown Speaker: [00:00:00] Welcome to Financially Free Podcast with your host, Ney Torres. One of the reasons Ney could retire when he was 25 years old is because he was coached by the best and now through this podcast so can you.[00:00:18] Ney Torres: [00:00:18] Welcome to the show today. I'm talking to Mariusz Skonieczny. Did I pronounce that correctly? [00:00:22] Mariusz Skonieczny: [00:00:22] Yeah. Close. [00:00:23] Ney Torres: [00:00:23] How do you pronounce it?[00:00:24] Mariusz Skonieczny: [00:00:24] Skonieczny.[00:00:25] Ney Torres: [00:00:25] Skonieczny. I'm sorry about that. Thank you for your time, …

How I made 56% return in 9 months (revised)

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(I edited the language on this post, the original is still up just in case, thanks to my PA (SAM). remember my first language is not english. ✌)
On 19th September 2019, I was interviewed for YFS Magazine. In that interview, I predicted the end of the 13-year bull market.This insight drove me to prove that it’s possible to achieve over 50% returns using the Buffet Challenge. Growing up, Warren Buffett was a hero of mine (still is) – I studied his rise to fortune and his intense strategies. Now, I was going to try them.To paraphrase Buffet, he said something like: “It’s a huge structural advantage to not have a lot of money to invest. I could make you 50% on $1million. I know I could.”So, I wanted to test this theory and take up the 50% challenge. With $20,000, I made a 56% return in just 9 months. Imagine how that’ll keep building if an investor continue to focus in dark corners of the marketIn fact, as I only invested for the challenge, I’m now sitting on the cash made and the account’…

How much of a stock should I buy ?

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This is by far the most important question in investing.

Just think about it for a minute.
Your logic could be completely wrong about an investment and the stock price still can go your way for many other reasons. After all your investment can only go in 1 of 3 directions: up, down or stay "flat".

Let's imagine you decide to buy an imaginary stock, lets call it "123".  123 is going through bad times but you read the 10k´s, 8Q´s, investigate the new companies president, interview customers and former customers, etc. And your conclusion is that they are going to be able to attract clients again at the same volumes that they did before, they are going through a one time solvable problem.
Today the price of the stock is at $10 and you think that eventually (tricky word "eventually") it will get back to $60+, as they where a couple of years ago.

"You don't trade the markets....you trade your beliefs about the markets." - Van Tharp
Here is the i…

25) If you cant buy one property, buy two with Veerle Van den Berg

The story of how Veerle van den Berg (MD) at 28 is starting on her path to financial freedom through real estate
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My 56% return in 9 months, on the 50% Buffett Challenge

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As far as I can remember, in my life, I have only done 3 interviews for publications.The last one I did was on 19 September 2019:https://yfsmagazine.com/2019/09/19/can-investors-beat-warren-buffetts-50-per-year-return-in-the-stock-market/Here, I mentioned that I was expecting the ending of a 13-year bull market. I also started the "50% a Year Challenge” based on Warren Buffett's quote, which went something among the lines of “If I had $10,000 to invest... It’s a huge structural advantage not to have a lot of money. I think I could make you 50% a year on $1 million. No, I know I could. I guarantee that". I spent almost 10 years studying Warren Buffett strategies. I also beat the challenge with over 56.91% return closing on 9 June 2020. Today, 2 days later, I'm sitting in cash and I am ready to close the account. Remember, I only created this account for the Challenge. 
Here are the screenshots of the results:You can also download the pdf here: https://github.com/Neyt/I…

24) 51.4% per year for 7 years with Dan Schum

Dan Schum is 39 year old engineer living California with his wife and 3 kids. Schum started investing in 2013 with a lot of book reading. He focus on tiny companies with most having a market cap less than $5M, has invested his entire retirement plus some after tax savings in these stocks.Started a blog nonamestocks.com in 2015 where he writes about stocks he owns. Some of the stocks Schum owns are dark so he has also written posts about dark stock related issues like SEC rules, otcmarkets categories, and brokerages that will allow this type of trading.Stocks referred in this episode:
InfuSystems Holdings Inc - INFU
Greystone Logistics Inc - GLGI
TEL-INSTRUMENT ELECTRONICS -TIKK
IEH Corp - IEHC
Technical Communications Corporation - TCCO
Dynatronics Corp - DYNT
Hydromer Inc - HYDI
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23) Building a boutique hotel in costal Ecuador with Robert Ross

Robert Ross started in California as a consultant,  went through an IPO, went to Montañita Ecuador and the "ME Hotel & Villas - Montanita Estates" to live an amazing life style. In this episode we talked about the story as well as the difficulties he had to face to do it. Check it out! https://www.montanitaestates.com/
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22) Starting An Ecommerce Business with Roger Bryan

Today Im talking with Roger Bryan about how to start an Ecommerce Business now a days"We had 300,000 individual items on our shelves and we had over a million books sitting, waiting to be sorted. We were selling approximately 3 million books a year. Throughout the world, both online, individual, and then in bulk to a lot of the African countries."
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Episode 22: Starting An Ecommerce Business with Roger Bryan

Ney Torres: [00:00:00] Hello, everybody. Welcome. Today we have a very special topic with one of the best minds that I know about that, and Roger Bryan, welcome again to the show. Today we're going to talk about E-Commerce.[00:00:16] Roger Bryan: [00:00:16] Yeah. Well, great. Thank you for having me.[00:00:18] Ney Torres: [00:00:18] Thank you again for your time. Really appreciate it, brother. What's your experience on E-Commerce and what can you tell people are thinking about? Yeah, I'll do that. It seems easy.[00:00:27] Roger Bryan: [00:00:27] Okay. Well, it's not actually super hard, but it's not easy either. So my first E-Commerce business, I started in 2008 it's called Thrifted. We were an online bookseller, so we sold books. So major things about success in E-Commerce, and I'll tell the story about my first company, which I sold, and then the second company, which I'm working in now.[00:00:47] Ney Torres: [00:00:47] Okay.[00:00:47] Roger Bryan: [0…