Finance to the moon and back - introducing me and what is coming!

in #norway7 months ago

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Hello everyone! My name is Ole and I am a finance geek from Norway! Finally, I am here thanks to my ambitious and brilliant friend @Fredrikaa who introduced me to this community! I am thrilled to get started with sharing my knowledge as well as learn a little myself in here!

The most important thing to know about me is that my brain is designed around finance! More specifically that means stocks, derivatives (options, futures, rolling contracts), blockchain, crypto (currency), FIRE (Financial Independence - Retire Early), minimalism, real estate, passive income, and the like. For the last decade I have touched these topics daily and now I want to provide you with my knowledge and expertise – especially within the FIRE world! One should have thought that I must be insane since I am super stoked about every keyword mentioned above! There is, however, one common denominator to all the ‘shmancy’ keywords: finance – the management of money!

With this in the back of the cerebral cortex it is not hard to understand why I picked my education in 2010. Five straight years of finance kicked right into the temple! What could have been better? I mean, every company need a guy that can count money!? But the most important one, knowledge to know how to build wealth in a smart- and sustainable way. Who said they do not teach people to get rich in business school? Robert Kiyosaki? As far as I know the school of business gave me the most important guidance – how to manage money!

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Well, after 5 years of education and trading besides studies (Note: trading besides studies is not recommended) I eventually ended up as a stockbroker. It was fun, some months you made big bucks and other months you did not earn a dime. It was challenging and instructive, but the sound of getting rich in a couple of years sounded alluring to me… That did not happen... Working from 5 am in the morning to 10 pm at night will eventually tare you apart, if you do not love it. Which was my case! I needed to do something different, I was tired of finance… I fled early in 2018.

I fled over to the TECH world, more specifically Tech Data Inc – one of the biggest companies in the world focusing on distributing technology. I did get an executive position, serving the support team with all inquires that Tech Data stood against, quit challenging but in a slower phase than the finance world - enormously relaxing times! However, after some months in the Tech universe, I was haunted… It was like a ghost was following me, whispering behind my back with a weak voice; “finance”, “finance”, …
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BOOM! I found myself in a position where I was talking about finance to almost every colleague I met, I could not help it. It was like two years of imprisoned goodness were finally set to be free! In every room, corridor and office finance was put to the table, and as my finance spirit grew stronger everyday – so did the environment around me.

Suddenly I was eating lunch with a colleague, who apparently had absorbed that I was stoked about finance. As we are eating and talking it turns out that he has been crazy about the derivatives market. He was one of those nerds earning millions before 2008 just to see everything evaporate when the global financial crises started. He was acknowledged “the king of stocks” by a Norwegian economic news paper for earning and losing millions in a blink of an eye. He was fun, I liked him!

It did not stop there, “the king of stocks” introduced me for another colleague that was obsessed with Bitcoin (BTC). He told me that if you do not own Bitcoin you own “Shitcoin”. According to “Mr. Bitcoin” the only coin that matters was, as he put it; “the B to the C” [Bitcoin]. I mean, those lunches were no longer leisure. The topics of discussion was isolated to cryptocurrency, gold, and silver. We are talking about a man totally obsessed about the Keynesian economic theory (which I will write about in another post). So, there we sat, discussing crypto, gold and silver day in and day out.

Note: The time being 2018 where people started to wonder where they should put their hard-earned money to beat inflation (it's even harder now in 2021). What did we do? We bought contracts on silver and gold, and filled our wallets with crypto, especially “B to the C” - which turned out to be a lucrative investment a couple of years later. Thanks to Mr. Bitcoin.
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As you might already have realized - I quit my job in Tech Data Inc in early 2019. The time there led me to understand that I cannot only talk about finance, I need to become finance. Three months later I started to work for Infront ASA (competitor of Bloomberg). Infront provides a platform that combines real time data, news, analytics, and electronic trading – putting financial markets at my fingertips. I am back, acquiring more knowledge about the financial markets than ever before.

This was my “histroduction”, hoping I made my interests clear. If you want to know more about me and my private life, please drop a question below and I will try to elaborate. I am looking forward to write about finance – the management of money! And hey, guess what – I am also a father of a coming stockbroker!

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 Olebulls

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Fascinating stuff ! Can't wait to see your future posts. I'd be super interested to hear your take on the cryptoeconomics on hive and ways you think it could be better.

In the end did you follow mr bitcoin's advice and only bought btc or are you also interested in the growing DEFI market ? (after all decentralized finance is still finance :p)

Thank you @howo! haha, vel to be honest Mr. Bitcoin was so stoked about BTC that he almost got me over, fully! But I kept in mine, as I learned from a great teacher at universit: always... no matter what... diversify the portfolio, if you want to stay in game for as long as possible.. hah 😀 oh ye, now I'm open to the DEFI market, definitely! Lets talk more about in future posts (Y)

can't wait !

Welcome on Hive @olebulls.

I'm pretty sure that, by sharing your experience with us, you could be a valuable asset to our community. Your introduction is awesome (I read it like a novel) and I can't wait to read your next posts!

Cheers! 🍻

@arcange, Thanks alot mate, really appreciate you saying that! hah sweet, I will keep on making some twists here and there!

Cheers!

Welcome to the LeoFinance community :)

I can certainly empathise with your career, getting burned out but never quite being able to put out that little finance spark always burning.

See you around!

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@forexbrokr, thank you! seems like you really know what I am talking about, cool!😎 By the look of your username I see where you come from :)

See you around, and looking forward to reading your posts! I got alot of clients working within the forex "community"!

Welcome to Hive @olebulls. Also glad to see some more Norwegian faces.

@janusface thank you! I am glad you are saying that! and hey, love your username, I call one of my best friends that!

Hey, welcome to the community! That is great that you made your way here! If you are built for finance, then you are in the right place! I look forward to seeing your stuff in the future!

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@bozz Amazing, thanks! stay in touch and I will try to make some great posts for you to enjoy!

Welcome to the community! This first post is exciting and I love the way you've included multiple pictures through it!

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@gualteramarelo thank you! Ye super exciting, I love this community already. Stay in touch for some "finance twisy posts"!

cheers!

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Welcome! 🦁

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Welcome to hive! Nice intro

Welcome :)

Welcome!

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Not Norway, but have you heard of Karl-Mikael Syding of Sweden? I read his e-book years ago, on his rise & fall. Is that the king of stocks guy?

As far as finance, I've always been interested in Michael Milken and how he was able to generate massive amounts of wealth by having a network of companies buy eachother's bonds. I'm not familiar enough with De-Fi at the moment, but it seems like it allows us to spin up & iterate on financial products that can have big potential.

Looking forward to reading about econ & De-Fi from you

@autocrat I have heard of him! I can tell you, it is not him - but he lives in Sweden - your close 😋

Cool that you are interested in Michael Milken, he is certainly a smart man. He is credited for founding the high-yield debt market - so if you are into that kind of market there is a lot to learn from him.

I believe "we are in the same bout" in terms of De-Fi knowledge, that's one of the reason why I am here - I need to build knowledge within the topic. As you point out: "it seems like it allows us to spin up & iterate on financial products that can have big potential"! vel said and its pretty exciting! 😀

Hey man! Really cool to see you here! I'm certain you will be rocking it with both your style of writing, humor and natural taste for the topics that so many others here love discussing and sharing their thoughts on.

Oh and that picture is just amazing 🤣

@fredrikaa, thanks mate! Really appreciate for introducing me to HIVE! Lets have a beer soon! hehe, tought you would like it 😅

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Welcome! Enjoy a Bear upvote!

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Ola ole hello
You did it! You joined hive , after the first birthday of the platform. So Hi there , welcone 2021 is gonna be a great blogging year, not on the least because you decided to join!
The beginning can be daunting and the tech language sometimes is nervewrecking but believe me it do able ! No it’s not a free get rich quick sceam but you can earn if you are committed. It’s a true movement and blockchain, and I love that you decided to join us here. You will have fun blogging and vlogging I promise. And the garden will have some great tags to blog in about that hobby.
But in the beginning it’s hard and new and maybe you need help. We have amazing people here and a help discord if you need it. I love blogging, been here for three years already. But always be carefull with all your passwords, Never give those up !! I speak from experience !

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Welcome to the leofinance community where we talk about everything finance. I am sure you will enjoy your time here. looking forward to reading some of your posts on finance.

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@nonsowrites Thanks mate! ye, I sure I will - stay tuned, likewise!

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Your story is interesting. I am also a public accountant and I really like finances. It's my area, we'll get along @olebulls

@andreinacepeda Cool! we will sertantly do! I will keep an eye on your posts!

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