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I write about my investor experience by investing in dividend-paying stocks, options trading, cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer lending, stock IPO's and more. Currently on the road to save 1 million dollars by 2045.  Check out my freemium newsletter for investing with covered calls

 

August 2018 Dividend Income Report - $158.41

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Welcome to the sixteenth (#16) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks, peer to peer lending (both fiat and cryptocurrencies) in August 2018.  In case you are wondering why I'm sharing online my earnings - the answer is pretty simple - I like transparency and these reports help me to observe my progress or…


Is It Profitable Mining Ethereum (ETH) now (August / September 2018)?

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I have been operating a GPU ETH mining rig since the December 2017, the total cost so far to build it has been $1,661. That's a lot of money for just ~ 58MH/s hashing power. Now, things were different back in December 2017, let's see how does it works out now (August/September 2018). Building a 12 GPU Ethereum Mining Rig From Scratch - Part 1:…


Converting Currency Balances (EUR/USD) Interactive Brokers / Lynx Trader

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A time ago I opened a brokerage account with Lynx Broker, which turns out is affiliated with Interactive Brokers. As I opened my account from Europe, by default my base currency was set to EUR, which in fact is nice and neat, as SEPA transfers from my bank to brokerage account happens almost instantly (in the same day). Now, as I started to…


Unbiased Mintos.com Review - Results after 19 months

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I've been investing in Mintos.com peer to peer lending marketplace since the beginning of 2017, or it has been already 19 months since I've been exposing my funds to this Latvian fintech platform.  In the past 19 months, I've made a nice revenue of EUR 624.78 (before tax) from an investment worth little more than EUR 4,000 I should note that I…


Invest in Cryptocurrencies - Review After 13 Months (Dollar Cost Averaging)

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Time flies and it turns out it has been already more than one year since I've been investing in cryptocurrencies. Wow, what an interesting time it has been - starting with buy and hold, day trading, and even building up a custom ethereum mining rig. At one time I even experimented with cloud mining contracts. It all started in the July 2017 when…


July 2018 Dividend Income Report - $202.84

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Welcome to the fifteenth (#15) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks, peer to peer lending (both fiat and cryptocurrencies) in July 2018.  In case you are wondering why I'm sharing online my earnings - the answer is pretty simple - I like transparency and these reports help me to observe my progress or…


2 Baby Stocks To Have in Portfolio

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Being a proud father of one little princess, and being an active and growing portfolio investor, in today's stock watchlist series I want to speak about two great "baby stocks" - Kimberly-Clark and Procter&Gamble. If you ever have changed a diaper you will know these companies because of Huggies and more famous Pampers brand diapers Both…


June 2018 Dividend Income Report - $147.44

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Welcome to the #14 dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from the dividend-paying stocks (Baltic and European) and peer to peer lending (both fiat and cryptocurrencies). Last June turned out much better than I thought before, more precisely it turned better $40 thanks to the bitcoin lending on Poloniex.com  The total income…


Confession from a Day Trader. Part 1 Denial - I'm not a Day Trader

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Confessions of a day trader is an interesting term, I first discovered about a year ago - a guy from Norway, living in Riga, contacted me about some issues with doing business in Georgia. That guy turned out to be a day trader, writing a popular blog on day-trading. Here is the blog: Quantified Strategies I thought - hmm, that's cool -…


3 High Yield Paying European/US Dividend Stocks in June

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I'm still on my way of building a million dollar retirement account from scratch by the time I will turn 60 (in 2045). Right now, in June 2018, I've reached just about 1.87% from my goal. My investments this year have been spread across peer to peer lending, dividend-paying stocks, cash and of course cryptocurrencies. If you are interested in…