Blog Archive: June 2021

Hi! My name is Reinis Fischer (38), a proud dad and devoted husband. CEO and Founder of Terramatris crypto hedge fund, drone enthusiast, world traveler, photographer, book author and passionate lover of Georgian cuisine (vegetarian).

An ex-pat living in Georgia since 2011, I trade stocks, take photographs, work out at the gym, and many more. Here I write about travel, finance, and other things that might interest me.

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Latest Stock Buy 10 shares of LI (NASDAQ:LI) $28.46 per share

On February 22, 2021, I bought additional 10 shares of LI (NASDAQ:LI) for our daughter's stock portfolio, paying $28.48 per share. Funds for this purchase were taken from my dad's inheritance fund. Li Auto Inc., also known as Li Xiang, is a Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Beijing, with manufacturing facilities in Changzhou Unlike most of my other buys - LI is not a dividend stock. When buying this stock I'm looking at …

Investments |

How To Find Best Stocks to Write Covered Calls / Example with T, O & PBCT

In this short video, I'm answering a blog reader's question - how to find the best stocks to write covered calls on.  Transcript Hello everyone my name is Reinis Fischer and you are watching my YouTube channel, where I'm talking about stock investing, options trading, and finance in general. Today I have some great news I have got one new subscriber to my YouTube channel -  Carlos T if you're watching big high five to you!  Thanks for…

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Hotel Abastumani Residence

Located in Abastumani village, this hotel features a shared lounge, garden, BBQ facilities, and free WiFi. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service, and currency exchange for guests. We booked a family room for one night stay in mid-June 2021, and paid for that GEL 350 (with breakfast included). The place seems nice, kid friendly. We enjoyed our…

Hotel reviews |

How I Migrated my blog from Drupal 7 to version 9

The blog you are currently reading now is more than 7 years old. I launched it back in October 2013 on the Drupal 7 platform. During the years blog has expanded a lot and now is heldong a few thousand articles - zillions of photographs, more than 700 articles with geo location information and so on.  The more the blog grew, the less I wanted to do any upgrades between Drupal versions, but then come the end of June 2021 and I just did it. The…

Drupal Development |

Vilgāle Winter Edition

Made a quick stop at Vilgāle today to check how our apt renovation works are going and made this short drone footage. There is some recreational potential at Vilgāle. There is a guest house, a Montessori school, some shop (s), and a huge Vilgales lake (a couple of months ago I met some Aussies here). Quite often properties go from the hammer in this village. they just sold kindergarten for EUR 20K (we wanted to buy, but hell - what would we do…

Tourism objects |

GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2019

It has been a while since I last time compared the economic output of the former Soviet Union states. Last time I did, I had data for 2013, see: GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2013 With the latest economic sanctions against Belarus I decided to take a look, how does each of the former Soviet countries stands now, the latest data I was able to gather was from 2019 (World Bank). Per capita gross domestic product (GDP) is a…

Investments |

Sold 55 Shares of Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) at $13.45; Bought 10 shares of KO at $48.26 per share

On February 1, 2021, I sold  all 55 shares of Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) at $13.45 to purchase 10 shares with KO at $48.26 per share + kept some cash I've been holding WPG shares since late 2018 It seemed like a nice dividend stock, but later turned out one of the most disastrous stocks in my portfolio, falling from ~$7 per share to way below $1.  Once this stock fell below $1 I bought some more, idea was to go bust or make out like a…

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Sold 80 Shares of Stone Harbor Emerging (NYSE:EDF) at $8.85

On April 15, 2021, I sold 80 shares of Stone Harbor Emerging (NYSE:EDF) at $8.85 to finance other stock purchases on Interactive Broker We have been holding EDF stock since July 2018, in general, I still like the stock, but my investment philosophy has changed and I'm not interested anymore to hold stocks without options. EDF was a decent monthly dividend stock, unfortunately, I'm closing this position with a loss of -$572.35. Who knows, maybe…

Investments |

Green Cape near Batumi

Green cape is one of the most beautiful places in Georgia, located just some 9 km outside of Batumi.  Batumi Botanical Garden is located within Green Cape's picturesque setting. You can reach Green cape from Batumi by a taxi or bus. Pebbled beach at Green cape There are several cafes located in and within a close proximity to Green cape. The main entrance to the Batumi Botanical garden also is located here. Green Cape and a pier This…

Tourism objects |
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Javakheti Trip

One of the strangest weekend trips, - from the Russian Tsar favorite places in Abastumani to the footsteps of Khertvisi fortress which, rumor has it, Alexader the Great has visited. From the Georgian Cave towns in Vardzia to friendly Armenians in Ninotsminda and back to Russian Dukhobor settlements near the beautiful lakes of Saghamo, Paravani, and Tsalka reservoir, not to mention tasty Belgian chocolate from the Phoka Monastery. Strange, but…

Living in Georgia |

How To Update to PHP 7.4 Ubuntu 16.04 Drupal 7 Nginx

I was facing problems with some Drupal modules not being supported, before upgrading to PHP 7.4 version.   As I had running Ubuntu 16.04 server with Nginx and PHP 7.0 FPM on in I felt a bit afraid performing a live update and decided to make a new backup for all settings.  Here I found some good advice: How To Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04/16.04 and also for Drupal specific things took my own advice from here: How to Install Drupal…

Servers |

Latest stock buy 15 shares of NIO at $57.17 per share

On January 29, 2021, we bought 15 shares of NIO stock (NYSE:O ) paying $57.17 per share.  Unlike most of the other stocks I buy, NIO is not a dividend stock, instead, I see NIO as a potential growth stock NIO is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Shanghai, specializing in designing and developing electric vehicles. The company is also involved in the FIA Formula E Championship, the first single-seater, all-electric racing…

Investments |

Hotel Dalis Mta

Hotel Dalis Mta is located some 35 kilometers from the Dedoplitskaro town, right next to the Dalis Mta water reservoir in the Chachuna managed area. We had a chance to stay here overnight at the start of June 2020, as the trip was organized by a German friend, he was the one who found and booked this place. The hotel charged GEL 50 per person, plus an additional GEL 30 dinner and an additional GEL 30 breakfast. If you are into grilling I guess…

Hotel reviews |
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Vashlovani Trip

Epic Georgia! Epic Vashlovani! Another awesome weekend recorded. Crossing desert sand, meeting more than 30 turtles, reaching man-built Chachuna reservoir, stepping in volcano mud puddles. With an overnight stay in a camp base powered by solar power. Reaching Eagle canyon near Dedoplitskaro and having fun at abandoned Russian airfields in the middle of nowhere. Many thanks to Ralph Schmidt for making this trip happen. June 5-6, 2021  

Living in Georgia |