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A recent full-time writer— Writer for The Startup, The Ascent, and DataDrivenInvestor. Learning addict. Love to share everything I know with the world. I’m an ultra-trail runner. Have a farm with 2 acres where I plant as many trees as I can. My audience is the best. I love all your comments.

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Tesla and Bitcoin
Tesla and Bitcoin

If no macro-economical phenomenon happens, Tesla and Bitcoin are gonna be the stars of asset management.

In different contexts, and with different types of allocation, these two financial assets may be the next trillion-dollar attractions. In the documentary ‘Before the Flood’, Elon Musk told Leonardo DiCaprio we would need at least 100 factories to supply all the future demand for EVs (Electric Vehicles). So it’s urgent to have other players in the field to complete the demand. Competition is needed.

Yet, Tesla created technology on wheels device. They are ahead with almost every technological advance.

Like Apple, which revolutionized mobile devices, Tesla is very well positioned to dominate several sectors, like the auto industry, the energy industry, and maybe other sectors, as they evolve to a service on-demand type of business. …

Take full control of your money before your money takes control of you.

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“If I were dealing with 1 million dollars or even 10 million, I would have invested everything. It was in the fifties that I achieved the best rates of return. I annihilated Dow. You had to see the numbers. But at that time, my investment was very small. It is a great structural advantage, not having a lot of money. I think I could make 50% a year with 1 million. No, I know I could do it. I can guarantee it.” — Warren Buffet, BusinessWeek, 1999

I started to invest in 2018, so what do I know.

But as an addict to books, I read almost everything about Warren Buffett. …

Our stories might be the same

Making money on Medium.
Making money on Medium.

Us writers on Medium need to get used to a small but steady flow of income — but let’s not feel sorry for ourselves; this is a learning experience.

I might be money poor (in terms of my Medium earnings), but I consider myself life and writing rich. Proud, too.

Why proud?

I’m Portuguese.

My native language is not English, and it has been at least 15 years without writing a single word in a language other than my own.

Secondly, this platform has a unique way of rewarding those who write under a particular structure. It’s not just about being a good writer, as all of you have already noticed: it’s what you have to say to the readers. …

It’s absolutely urgent knowing who they are.

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If you’re writing an article focusing exclusively on yourself, you’re moving further away from your fans.

I reached 300 followers this week. Is this enough to make a living?

I’m completely focused on delivering the best quality content I can. So, at this learning stage, earning money is not really the most important thing.

I’m 100% committed to my audience. That’s what I think about- 24/7, 365 days a year. When I’m reading a book and learn something new, I automatically share it the best way I can with my audience.

The best gift you can get from your fans is their reading time. If they’re reading your stuff, that’s because you’re delivering good content. You’re enriching fans’ minds. You’re feeding them with you’re experiences and knowledge. …

“I’m telling you right now…the big disruption that’s coming is to power utilities. I tweeter this a while ago that I thought the world’s first trillionaire would be a person…

How to rebalance a portfolio without losing the momentum euphoria

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When stock prices are rising, it’s called “momentum investing”; when they are falling it’s called “panic.”- Paul Krugman

In a recent CNBC interview about Tesla, Chamath Palihapitiya says: “I don’t understand why people are so focused on selling things that work.” after being asked if he was in a selling position about Tesla stock.

As I was listening to the interview, I remembered some of the principles Howard Marks mentioned in his book “Mastering the cycles- getting the odds on your side.”

It was one of the first books that gave me a perspective about a long-term investment. I was starting my investment journey. …

That’s the lesson I insist on reminding my daughters

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In the 24 hours since this time yesterday, over 45,000 people have died of starvation, 38,000 of them children.- In “The last hours of ancient sunlight” by Thom Hartmann

It’s sunset. The three of us stand to sit on the big rock. Me and my two daughters. Staying there and feeling all that overwhelming phenomenon of mother nature breeding life.

It took five years to earn enough money to buy that unique house in the mountains. I never thought I could do it. It’s such a perfect space for my daughters and me: the quietness, the piece, the landscape.

All around is pure nature. Oak trees everywhere. Ancient forests around, a world of microorganisms under the undergrowth. Mushrooms growing everywhere. Birds of prey in the air, squirrels, and rabbits straying at high speed. …

Disruptive innovation transforms an inequality economy into a fairly global network

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‘It’s the dumbest experiment in human history’ — Elon Musk about fossil fuel industry (Business Insider)

Some of the guys who have more than $1,000,000,000 have understood that money is not an end. It’s a means to an end. (I know. Too many zeros. We’re not used to it.)

Chamath Palihapitiya, Social Capital’s CEO, reached at an early age a respectful fortune. As he turned his wealth into one billion dollars, it was like having a billion solutions to share with the world. Nothing more, nothing less.

The mindset of this new generation of billionaires makes us hope for the future of money. And when I mention the future of money, I refer inadvertently to the future of humankind. …

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