How to start investing

  1. Decide on your horizon.
  2. Decide your appetite for risk. Higher risk has a higher profit or loss potential. (Image) search for the efficiency frontier.
  3. If you want to compete with the interest of banks, place your money by a global fund that places 60 % in the stock market, 20 % in bonds and 20 % in gold (or a basket of commodities e.g MIFT and other commodities).
  4. If you have higher apetite for risk, save monthly in a global or a (sector) index fund.
  5. If you want to be your own portfolio manager, decide where you will put your money, globally or localy or both.
  6. Is your investement style, value, growth or hybrid?
  7. If you are a local value investor screen ...
  8. If you are a local growth investor screen ...
  9. If ...

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The 10 most important rates / indices / indicators to follow for an investor.

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A short note on inflation.

Inflation is an increase in the absolute price level, and shall not be confused (mixed) with relative prices, even if sector inflation is a concept. An increase in the money supply is a necessary, but not sufficient condition for inflation.

Sometimes, inflation can be regarded as a battle about shares of the total production in an economy. Inflation can be compared to a Chinese theater, where you pull the rug and everyone fights against everyone. Inflation is the mechanism that "solves" the distribution battle.

There is cost push (e.g. a wage price spiral, capasity problms, supply chain problems and similar) inflation and demand pull inflation (too much money hunting for too few goods and services, eg employment).

In my personal view US inflation will come down when the money supply is decrased by shrinking the FED's balance and / or selling bonds and treasuries. These bonds can be inflation protected.

My background in addition to 20 years experience from different departments in the Central Bank of Norway.


There are many traps in economics and finance, here we mention 5:

  1. The liquidity trap.
  2. Bear (bull) trap.
  3. Dividend (yield) trap.
  4. Value trap.
  5. Peak earnings trap.

The liquidity trap is a term related to the great English economist, John Maynard Keynes.

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Economist Joseph Stiglitz says there are 3 reasons why further Fed rate hikes might make inflation worse

Hiking “too high, too fast, too far” would stoke inflation in goods and housing.

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