How the simple act of reading the paper over my morning coffee should make me nearly 7 times my money on one stock

How the simple act of reading the paper over my morning coffee should make me nearly 7 times my money on one stock

Since I moved to Tanzania in 2020, I’ve come to realize my simple morning routine – dropping my daughter at school before 7am, picking up the newspapers, walking back to one of my favourite cafes and perusing each of them cover to cover – puts me a step ahead of my competitors. They are based many thousands of miles away in different time-zones, and don’t have boots on the ground. Often, I’m even ahead of the local brokers here in figuring out what the important news of the day is. This can be very lucrative…
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African Frontier Markets zig,  while the rest of the world zags

African Frontier Markets zig, while the rest of the world zags

For the first two months of calendar 2022 the S&P 500 was down 8.2%. The US bond market, as measured by the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT), was also down by 5.5%.
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Six listed investment funds you can easily buy  that give you some exposure to Africa:

Six listed investment funds you can easily buy that give you some exposure to Africa:

Judging by the number of enquiries I’m getting via email and on my Twitter feed, there is growing interest among investors to get some exposure to African frontier markets.
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Why stocks, not government bonds– even on a 15%+ yield– are likely your best long-term wealth creation tool

Why stocks, not government bonds– even on a 15%+ yield– are likely your best long-term wealth creation tool

Currently in Tanzania, investing in long-term government bonds is very popular. This is due to the high yields on offer, relatively low inflation rates (sub-4%)
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What I learned this week from  my trip to Dar es Salaam Port

What I learned this week from my trip to Dar es Salaam Port

Right now, there is a huge imbalance in trade flows between Africa and other parts of the world
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Who is Tim Staermose, the Global Value Hunter?

This is me in Dar es Salaam, in front of Ocean Road Hospital (today a Cancer hospital) where I was born.

I’m a full-time investor and investment writer.  I grew up all over the world, in Tanzania, Denmark, Egypt, Singapore and Australia – where I completed my higher education.  I have an unorthodox background.  And it shapes my approach to investing and life.

My readers appreciate this, and often comment that I bring them a valuable alternative perspective they can’t get anywhere else. Read more…

"The secret to happiness is having something to do, someone to love,
and something to look forward to.” -- Rita Mae Brown

Good rules to live by.  Grateful to have all three.

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