Category Archives: Investment


How the Hodlers Fail the Crypto-Economy

December 2017 was a missed opportunity for hodlers as well as the crypto-market in general. Hodlers could act responsibly in December 2017 and be rewarded for their actions. Instead they’ve chosen to be greedy. They’ve lost the opportunity to profit and to contribute to the stability of the crypto-market. By hodlers, I don’t mean the […]


Technical Analysis of Stock Prices is Useless

Holidays have been just over and I had some great time with family and friends. I met an old friend in my hometown and most of our conversation was focused on cryptocurrencies. At a certain moment, my friend started to explain his technical analysis on Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. My old friend told me to […]


7 Irrational Investment Beliefs and Their Alternatives

Most of the beginner investors have intuitive assumptions that don’t match the reality of the markets. These intuitive assumptions are part of human nature. We need to let go of these assumptions to improve our results as investors. 1. A good investor must know which asset is going to appreciate or depreciate the most. It’s […]


My Investment Mistakes in 2017

One of the beginner’s mistakes in investing is to go all-in on a single asset, in a single transaction. The assumption behind this practice is that “an investor must be able to predict which asset will bring the most profits.” Millions of investors experience over and over that this is not the case. The best […]


The Best Investment Strategy for Retirement

If you plan to retire sometime in the future, you must start saving and investing as soon as possible. The first few years in investing is spent with learning and gaining experience. That means, you will make some mistakes and lose money. The best way to minimize losses is to start small and start virtual. […]

Burak Bilgin

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