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David Solyomi

A Proven System for Building Passive Income and Wealth Through Stock Investing

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The FALCON Method by David Solyomi is a business book that introduces a system for entrepreneurs to launch successful startups. It provides step-by-step guidance for developing ideas, creating products, and scaling businesses.

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    When it comes to different types of investments, stocks are superior.

    Stocks, options, bonds, mutual funds and commodities: The variety of asset types available in the financial world can make anybody's head spin. Professionals devote their lives to studying the investment landscape, so how can the rest of us hope to discern which assets are best? Thankfully, some of these professionals have given us a helping hand.

    One of these is Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of all time and a constant source of financial wisdom. In a 2011 letter to his shareholders, he outlined three main investment classes and revealed his stand-out favorite.

    The first is currency-based investments. These investments are tied to a national currency, and bonds are the most common example. Basically, bonds are a type of loan. The bond issuer – usually a corporation or government – sells a bond to an investor. The bond issuer also agrees to buy the bond back in the future for the same amount, plus interest.

    Bonds are a currency-based investment because they’re issued and repaid in a certain currency – whatever happens, they’re tied to this medium. But currency-based investments contain a fatal flaw: You’re trusting that the national currency won’t rise due to inflation! If you have a currency-based investment worth $10 and inflation increases by 10 percent, $1 of your invested cash has vanished.

    Buffett's second class is unproductive assets, investments which won’t generate extra income once you own them. Commodities such as wheat, oil and gold are the main types of unproductive assets. They’re unattractive too, because investors don’t earn a secondary income from owning them; they’re simply hoping to eventually sell them for more than they paid for them.

    Buffett’s third category, productive assets, are the best type for building wealth and generating a reliable long-term income.

    Productive assets, like a company or buy-to-rent real estate, aren’t tied to a national currency – it’s always possible to value them against gold or another currency. They also generate a secondary income, perhaps by earning the owner rent.

    The best productive assets are company shares. Each share represents partial ownership of a company.  For example, buying shares in Coca-Cola means that you’re part owner of the business – a shareholder – and are entitled to a share of its profits. These are paid out in the form of dividends, usually on an annual basis. What’s more, an investor still has the underlying value of her shares, which she can sell on the market at any time.

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    What is The FALCON Method about?

    The FALCON Method (2017) offers up a precise, numbers-driven investment strategy perfect for the casual investor. The FALCON Method helps investors evaluate a set of assets to find the best opportunities, doing so by using reliable financial indicators and a structured approach designed to limit psychological bias.

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    The FALCON Method (2021) is a book that uncovers a powerful strategy for mastering productivity and achieving meaningful results. Here's why this book is worth reading:

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    A portfolio is like a bar of soap: the more you handle it, the smaller it gets. – Unknown

    —David Solyomi
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    Who should read The FALCON Method?

    • People looking to build their wealth
    • Those desiring a reliable passive income
    • Casual investors in search of a structured process

    About the Author

    A former CEO of several companies, David Solyomi resigned from his corporate roles aged 33 to pursue a career as a full-time investor. Now an educator and investor, Solyomi helps others toward financial freedom by teaching the methods that made his fortune.

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    The main message of The FALCON Method is to achieve financial freedom through strategic investing and building a diversified portfolio.

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    The author of The FALCON Method is David Solyomi.

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