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Become a Better Investor Newsletter – 10 December 2022

Noteworthy this week

  • Non-traded REITs see a massive rise in redemptions
  • Blackstone’s US$69bn BREIT limits redemptions
  • Wait, what? Wasn’t EV the way to stay ESG compliant?
  • Indian stocks are going strong

Non-traded REITs see a massive rise in redemptions: Redemptions have increased by 12x YoY, reaching almost US$4bn in 3Q22.

Blackstone’s US$69bn BREIT limits redemptions: As shown, investors are pulling out of REITs. Though, they can no longer freely do so. Real estate is the largest asset class in the world, so price falls can have a massive impact on the economy.

Wait, what? Wasn’t EV the way to stay ESG compliant?: Swiss people being “ESG” may not be allowed to use their car this winter to save on the country’s energy.

Indian stocks are going strong: Indian companies are still doing well, which has been reflected in the Indian stock market’s resilience.

THE TWITTER FILES: Yup, Elon released them. There will probably be more releases. Will there be any consequences, or will they just disappear in obscurity?

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Podcasts we listened to this week

MacroVoices #352 David Rosenberg: This Bear Market Has A Long Way To Go

The episode starts with interesting insights into oil price and continues with a conversation with David Rosenberg.

Talking Billions | Jake Taylor | S1 E4

“Jake shares the memory of his great-grandmother, who instilled in him, his interest in saving, meeting Warren Buffett, who fired up his passion for investing, and life experience that ultimately led him to pursuit of freedom.”

Readings this week

The Most Popular — and Impactful — HBR Articles of All Time

“HBR’s 100th anniversary marks a century of publishing ideas that improve the practice of management. In that time, what have our readers found most impactful? What have they shared with their networks? And what have they read the most? We rounded up our top articles by a few different measures to revisit readers’ favorites over the years — and the ones they come back to again and again.”

Read the article.

Book recommendation

Philosophy for Life: And Other Dangerous Situations by Jules Evans

“Jules Evans explains how ancient philosophy saved his life, and how we can all use it to become happier, wiser and more resilient. Jules imagines a dream school, which includes 12 of the greatest and most colourful thinkers the world has ever known.

Each of these ancient philosophers teaches a technique we can use to transform ourselves and live better lives.”

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Memes of the week

New My Worst Investment Ever episodes

Ep629: Will Basta – Step Outside of the Rat Race Box

BIO: Will Basta co-founded Ascend Ecom, an e-commerce automation agency and investment management company combining logistics, wholesale distribution, and e-commerce growth.

STORY: Will felt obliged to follow his family’s steps and went to university as a pre-med student. This left him with over $100,000 in student loans, yet he feels he’d have pursued other interests.

LEARNING: Take your time before rushing to the next phase in life. There are many options for acquiring knowledge; don’t limit yourself to university.

Access the episode’s show notes and resources

Ep628: Shayne Heffernan – Stop Lending Your Money to Friends

BIO: Shaye Heffernan has a Ph.D. in Economics and has done several IPOs that have surpassed a market cap of a billion dollars.

STORY: Shayne lent his friend of 20 years $6 million in the agreement that he’d get a stake in his friend’s business. That business failed, so Shayne never got his money back nor made anything from the friend’s company.

LEARNING: Lending money to friends is a terrible idea. Have very clear agreements when lending money.

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Ep627: Brian Portnoy – Financial Wellbeing Is Your Gateway to a Meaningful Life

BIO: Brian Portnoy is the founder of Shaping Wealth, a learning technology platform transforming the human experience of money.

STORY: Brian joins us again on the podcast. This time he talks about his endeavors in behavioral finance and how he’s helping financial advisors improve their emotional competencies to achieve financial well-being more effectively.

LEARNING: Put thought into your financial well-being.

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Published on Become a Better Investor this week

With nearly 2 million students not returning to schools and educational institutions after COVID, David and Andrew explore the question “how do we create quality education systems so students are excited to come to school – and stay there?

Listen to Quality is the Answer: Deming in Education with David P. Langford (Part 6)

Huangshan Novel Company Limited (002014 SZ): Profitable Growth rank of 3 was same compared to the prior period’s 3rd rank. This is above-average performance compared to 670 medium Materials companies worldwide.

Read Huangshan Novel – World Class Benchmarking

ANA Holdings Incorporated (9202 JP): Profitable Growth rank of 10 was same compared to the prior period’s 10th rank. This is poor performance compared to 1,560 large Industrials companies worldwide.

Read ANA Holdings – World Class Benchmarking

BCPG Public Company Limited (BCPG TB): Profitable Growth rank of 3 was up compared to the prior period’s 6th rank. This is above-average performance compared to 130 medium Utilities companies worldwide.

Read BCPG – World Class Benchmarking

China United Network Communications Ltd (600050 SH): Profitable Growth rank of 8 was same compared to the prior period’s 8th rank. This is below-average performance compared to 270 large Comm. Serv. companies worldwide.

Read China United Network Communications – World Class Benchmarking

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