Choosing an investment strategy is one of the most frequently discussed topics in the FIRE communities. Graham’s value investing, Markowitz’s portfolio theory and venture capital policy — all these can be puzzling. But such a variety of methods is used by professional investors, who set different goals — from short-term speculative investments to the acquisition of controlling stake.
A study conducted by the P2P platform Robo.cash has shown that the number of search requests associated with P2P lending in Spain grew from 9,400 in July 2015 to 12,000 in June 2019. A significant increase of the queries in 2017 with a peak in March correlates with the growth of Spanish alternative finance market by 23% compared to 2016.
Lately, the economic principles of FIRE have been covered by many significant media like Forbes and others. Blogs of the most well-known representatives of the movement have hundreds of thousands of subscribers. As a result, the FIRE lifestyle has become a part of a fashion trend, along with downshifting and nature protection. But FIRE is not a strategy to fight against consumer society.
The European P2P platform Robo.cash has added new investment opportunities from Southeast Asia. Within the partnership with RC Riga, the P2P platform offers to invest in the Vietnamese company of Robocash Group.
A survey by the European P2P platform Robo.cash showed that 60.4% of P2P investors gain knowledge in finance on their own. In overall, 89.2% of respondents have some form of financial background, which allows them to make informed investment decisions independently.