First of all, welcome to Phanoto.
My name is Thomas Nielsen and I’m a 31-year-old economist/enthusiastic part-time stock investor.
I started this site in order to chronicle a journey in the world of stock investments, and to give me the chance to share my thoughts – and hopefully insights – on subjects I’m very passionate about: investments, finance and economics. I will regularly post about these subjects, plus – to make things more interesting – I’ve started a stock portfolio and I will keep everyone updated on the status of it on a monthly basis.
The Phanoto-Portfolio – as I’ve affectionately nicknamed it – saw the light of day in January 2014. I have allocated $3000 dollars as start-up capital, and every month I will put an additional $100 into my stockbroker account.
What Stock Exchanges Will Be Used
I will – or can – buy stocks from the following stock exchanges: New York, Toronto, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Oslo.
My goal is quite simple – and dare I say rational – to have as high a return as possible! In other words, I hope to beat the market. This is of course very difficult, but let’s face it, it is also more fun. I realize and I agree that for many investors it is safer, easier and an overall better idea to simply track the indices. But I also believe that you actually can consistently beat them if you have the skills and the work ethic. Of course, it remains to be seen whether I posses those things.
I hope you will enjoy the site.