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ECNFIN is about Economics, Finance, and Investments. You will learn about the health of the economy, monetary and fiscal policies, valuations of the stock market, investment strategies, and geopolitical risk. Original articles and more information are published on ecnfin.com

ECNFIN Ivan Sichkar, CFA, FRM

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ECNFIN is about Economics, Finance, and Investments. You will learn about the health of the economy, monetary and fiscal policies, valuations of the stock market, investment strategies, and geopolitical risk. Original articles and more information are published on ecnfin.com

    Fifteen Investing Principles

    Fifteen Investing Principles

    The fifteen investing principles create the foundation of investing. Before you go on to build your wealth castle, you need to understand how to build a strong foundation. This is the starting point of your investing journey. The learning process of being a successful investor only starts here and continues through your life

    • 45 min
    The analysis of the stock market volatility and ways to mitigate the risk

    The analysis of the stock market volatility and ways to mitigate the risk

    Oftentimes a successful investing requires the time commitment, ability, and wiliness to take risk. When it comes to the real life, very few investors have the luxury and wiliness to meet these conditions to become successful. In this paper, I analyze the stock market risk and highlight difficulties to remain calm and rational during volatile times. For risk averse investors, one of the solutions is to have a diversified portfolio. The simple 50/50 asset allocation strategy combines a broadly diversified equity index with long-term government bonds. It is one example of a simple diversification strategy.

    • 23 min
    How will the new US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen effect the Economy and the Stock Markets?

    How will the new US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen effect the Economy and the Stock Markets?

    President elect Joe Biden nominated Janet Yellen as the 78th United States secretary of the treasury. In my opinion, Janet Yellen will support aggressive fiscal stimulus of the US economy at the beginning of her new job.

    • 10 min
    Forecasting the Future Standard & Poor’s 500 Index for the Year-End 2021

    Forecasting the Future Standard & Poor’s 500 Index for the Year-End 2021

    How much will the stock market return in 2021? Is the stock market cheap or expensive?

    • 12 min
    Valuation of Government Bonds

    Valuation of Government Bonds

    Does it make sense to invest in government bonds now? Current valuation of government bonds became expensive. In this paper, I compare the total return on the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (ticker TLT) with the real yield on the 10-year US treasury bonds. By investing in the long-term US government bonds when the real rates are negative, makes such investment speculative and risky.

    • 7 min
    How did the international stock markets perform during the Covid-19 recession?

    How did the international stock markets perform during the Covid-19 recession?

    How did various stock markets around the world weather the Covid-19 pandemic? The degree of the stock market correction and recovery was different from one country to another.

    • 7 min

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