Halal Ninja Your guide to halal investing

  • Pre-IPO Investing

    Many people don't know that you can actually buy shares of a company *before* it goes public. In this post, I share how I did it and how much I made. Read more →

  • ETFs, Liquidity and Cashing Out

    An important consideration, when picking an ETF, is making sure that there's sufficient liquidity to support getting into and, more importantly, getting out of positions. Read more →

  • How much Zakat should I pay on the stocks I own?

    My initial thought was that Zakat would be paid on stocks just like it is on cash. Turns out, it's not so clear cut. Read more →

  • How to Analyze Companies

    Having found a bunch of leads to look into, the next step is to analyze the companies to sort out the good from the bad. In this post, I describe how I do exactly that. Read more →

  • Deep Value Investing

    This is the first in a series of posts where I describe how I stumbled upon Deep Value Investing, and my approach to shooting for 50 - 100% yearly gains. Read more →

  • Stock Picking: Screening

    This is the first in a series of posts where we discuss how to find specific company stocks to invest in. Read more →

  • DCF Series: Putting it all together

    In this post, we combine all of the steps from the previous posts to arrive at a share price based on our valuation of the target company. Read more →

  • DCF Series: Finding the present value of future FCFs

    In this post, we use the cost of capital we found from the last post to discount the future Free Cash Flow of a company to find the present value of future free cash flows. Read more →

  • DCF Series: Discounting FCF by calculating WACC

    After projecting Free Cash Flow, the next step is to discount it back to the present value. In this post, we discuss how to do this - focusing on calculating the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (or WACC) Read more →

  • DCF Series: Projecting Free Cash Flow (FCF) In The Future

    A crucial part of the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) valuation is calculating the Free Cash Flow in the future, and discounting it to its present value. We discuss the various methods for doing this. Read more →

  • Valuing Companies Using The DCF Method

    Discount Cash Flow (DCF) is arguably the most popular method for valuing companies today. In this post, I explain exactly how it works and work through a recent example — applying the DCF method to arrive at a valuation for Stich Fix ($SFIX). Read more →

  • Valuing Opportunities: How much is a company worth?

    Finding undervalued opportunities is core to investing, and the basis for making outsized returns. But finding undervalued opportunities requires an understand of how companies are valued. Read more →

  • The AAOIFI Standard For Halal Investing

    This post covers the AAOIFI standard of investing in shares, dictating what is permissible and what is not according to the standard. We'll investigate the sources behind these conclusions as well and assess their reasoning and applicability. Read more →

  • Halal Ways To Invest In Gold & Other Precious Metals

    In this post, we run through several methods for investing in gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals — while avoiding the risks of exposing ourselves to non-halal instruments. Read more →

  • Do I owe taxes, as a foreign investor in US stocks?

    This question comes up alot: As a foreign investor, do I have to pay taxes when I buy US stocks? If so, how much? And am I supposed to file taxes with the IRS? Read more →

  • Why are Halal ETFs So Expensive?

    ETFs generally cost under 0.1% in yearly expense fees, with the most popular at just 0.03%. Halal ETFs, on the other hand, cost a *minimum* of 0.5% — roughly 15 times more, per year. Why is that? Read more →

  • Halal Mutual Funds

    Mutual funds serve a similar role as ETFs: providing diversified access to a market segment. They are, however, more expensive. So why do they exist? And when would you consider investing in Mutual Funds instead of just going with ETFs? Read more →

  • Equity ETFs for Halal Investors

    This is the definitive post on Halal ETFs, covering all ETFs that list *only* halal stocks, their performance, expense ratios — and my recommendation for which you should choose. Read more →

  • Risk & Diversification

    Investing offers a great opportunity to increase wealth, but it's not without risk. The wrong trade can destroy wealth just as easily as it creates it, and it's important to talk about how to manage the risks of your portfolio as a whole. This becomes especially important as you near retirement (or if you happen to be helping your parents with investing prior to their retirement). Read more →

  • Designing a Portfolio

    This post is all about designing the ideal portfolio *for you*. Think of a portfolio as a nice dish. To prepare it, you need: ingredients (those are your asset classes), and a recipe — which is what this post is all about! Read more →

  • Breakdown of Asset Classes

    In this post, I'll walk through some of the most popoular investment assets. Think of this as a menu of all the things you can invest in! 🍣 Read more →

  • Why Should I Care About Investing?

    If you're just starting out your investing journey, you may be wondering: what's all this fuss about investing? Why should I care? Is it even worth learning about, or is it just some esoteric activity fancy businessman take pleasure in? Read more →

  • Introduction to Halal Investing

    Alot of my Muslim friends & family do very little investing, or think of investing as risky, based entirely on speculation (bets on 'hot' companies). I built this site to fix this misconception. Investing, when done right, can provide a tremendous source of wealth — since Muslim's donate (at least) 2.5% of their wealth annually through Zakat, that will translate directly into money in the hands of the needy. Read more →