What is due diligence?

Due diligence is the investigation and research that an investor should conduct prior to making an investment to determine whether that investment is right for them. This is true for any kind of investment — from stocks to real estate to businesses. It’s technically a legal obligation for some investments but I would argue that […]

My 17 rules for investing (regardless of the investment)

I love investing. Stocks, real estate, businesses, you name it. Here are the 17 rules I invest by. Every investment has a return: Either money or education. Don’t be an investor: Be an engineer. Don’t invest in anything you can’t control (and learn the levers that will provide a return). Redefine your idea of risk. […]

How to do due diligence on a junior resource company

How can investors value a junior resource company so that they know whether or not they should invest in it? While mowing the lawn, you see your neighbor so you walk over to him, lean on the fence, and chat for a while. He asks you, “So have you heard about ABC Gold Exploration Inc? […]