SPX — S&P 500 INDEX for February 2021
SPX — S&P 500 INDEX for February 2021
SPX — S&P 500 INDEX in February 2021

February was a fascinating month, the S&P500 index reached its all time highs and once it did, it decided to remove a good chunk of it towards the end.

I lost money on February and my account got smacked in the face, a great lesson for my journey. Here I would like to share with you my insights from trading in the stock market in February 2021.

FOMO with TLRY

FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) got to me on TLRY (Tilray), a cannabis pharmaceutical company targeted by Reddit traders. …


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A new calendar year starts in my trading journey, and I am hyped to improve as much as I can. I want to document my experience more deeply while trading in the stock market, so I am writing this article that summarises my insights and reflections of January 2021 as a new trader.

Redefining financial SMART goals

As the year starts, I look to modify and adjust my financial objectives based on my experience from previous years, a practice I have been doing for a while now. I try to set SMART goals, so it is evident to me what I must do to…


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I’ve been reading books and articles about investing for at least the last five years of my life. However, I never took the step of actually putting my money out there to work for me. This year, though, I dared to put my money in the stock market and trade.

All these years, I never did any investing or trading, mainly because of analysis paralysis and many other excuses. It was daunting to risk my hard-earned money in something so volatile I didn’t understand as the stock market.

In this article, I intend to share my top hard-learned lessons with…


My baby girl, Aria, was born four months ago in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium. I’ve been a father to a newborn for little time, and this situation came with many doubts and surprises. Crying is one topic that has made me question everything I thought I knew about it. Aria, indeed, cries sometimes throughout the day and night, like every baby out there, right?

Unlike at the beginning, most of her cries are short-lived, and we fairly quickly understand what she needs. However, there are times in which all her basic needs are met, and yet…


Me with my daughter Aria Chloé

My daughter, Aria, was born a little over three months ago in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis in Belgium. Today, I want to share what this rollercoaster journey of shocking emotions has been like for me and how it has affected me positively and negatively.

Frustrations.

My routines have drastically changed since I became a father. I used to be a single guy who could do whatever I wanted in my day. I was highly productive and was working on many projects and ideas. I took pictures daily, ran a photography business, and a photo festival in Brussels. …


© Dani Oshi

When I started my photography business, it was unclear to me which type of photography I wanted to do. I would be open to all possibilities and didn’t reject any opportunity. However, the more clients I started getting, the more I realized how much I enjoyed photographing corporate event photography, the more I refused other types of work, and in consequence, the better I got at it.

Yet, did I choose event photography as a niche? Or did it pick me? When starting your photography business, it is highly crucial to specify your market niche and concentrate your offer in…


My daughter, Aria Chloé, was born a month ago today on the 13th of April 2020. She is my first child, so I’ve only been a father for a month. Today, I want to tell you the story of her birth, a unique event in my life I will never forget.

“I think it is time,” is how I woke up in the middle of the night on the 13th by my wife, Sarah. It was 4:28 am. I wanted to remember it. Sarah came back from the toilet, and I was alert already, knowing that the birth was imminent…


Three people watching the Brussels Palace of Justice from The Hotel in Brussels
Three people watching the Brussels Palace of Justice from The Hotel in Brussels
© Dani Oshi

When I started my photography business, one of the first things I did was contacting local photographers in Brussels that I admired and ask them to meet. In this article, I want to share my experience with you to encourage you to go out and assist professional photographers you admire in your area.

Becoming an assistant photographer was beneficial for me when I was starting my photography business, and it was also advantageous for them because of what I was providing to them. Let’s get right into it.

Contact local photographers.

When I knew I wanted to start my photography business, I contacted…


You have started or are thinking about starting your event photography business, only to realize you have no pictures to show to your potential customers. How do you do manage to create an event photography portfolio without any clients? Well, the answer is more straightforward than what you think, and although it can take time, you can and should always improve it.

When I started my photography business, I was a bit lost and had a minimal idea of where I wanted to go. I knew I wanted to take pictures professionally, and I needed to put my name out…


Set your target audience and boost your photography business

We are in challenging times now that the COVID-19 is impacting every business in the world. Small players and creative independents like me are having a hard time and are probably out of gigs at the moment. In times like this, I reflect on the path I took when I first started and how I achieved what I now have in my hands. One of the things that made a massive difference to me was clearly defining the target audience for my photography business.

Let me tell you my story in easy-to-digest steps that hopefully will help you and your…

Daniel Osorio

AKA Dani Oshi. Entrepreneur. My wife described me as: “vegan whole food plant-based zero waste teetotaller,” I replied: “and secular.” #nolabels

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