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Calculating yearly returns

July 28, 2014 by TheLessTraveledPath
It has been long since i blogged, or so i thought until i checked and realised it has only been 11 days since my last post. I have been doing some housekeeping with regards to my stocks’ record spreadsheet, i introduced a new sheet to keep track of all buying and selling transactions for cash inflow and [...]

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Round Table Reflections on Rental Property or Dividend Stocks exercise

July 28, 2014 by Jared Seah
Thank you everyone who participated in our exercise on which we would prefer – a rental property or dividend stocks? Again I stress there is no “right” or “wrong” answers, only opinions. Who is to judge whose opinion is better? For those who have attended workshops or trainings, at the end of the session, there [...]
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Blogs that show the ugly truth about AK71.

July 27, 2014 by AK71
People know that AK is frugal. People know that AK buys stuff when he sees value for money. However, life is never perfect. Why? Well, it is just the way it is. It is about being human. AK is not perfect. AK is as human as any other… er… human being. I try to be rational but [...]
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GP Batteries – Potential turnaround play

July 27, 2014 by Ernest
Since my write-up on Gallant Venture in late Apr / early May, I have been looking at several companies. One of the companies which caught my eye was GP Batteries due mainly to the following factors: 1.     It trades at an approximate 0.5x Price to book. NAV / share is 1.506. 2.  GP Industries, a major [...]
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Why property agents are so important in your real estate investments

July 27, 2014 by Gerald
In 2012, when my wife and I finally decided to downgrade to a smaller HDB flat, we started to search for a trustworthy property agent to sell our five-room flat. At that point of time, we didn’t approach our friends or relatives for referral because we wanted to be discreet about our plan. So when [...]

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Jazreel Low only got back $2,000 from her $200,000 stock investment in 1997

July 27, 2014 by Investment Moats
Me and My Money is a section in the Sunday Times where they interview many successful people so that readers can perhaps be, inspired to learn from them. Often I find that most of the successful people are property agents and business owners. It shows how difficult to become successful in life as a person [...]

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Stress Test on Investment Portfolio for the next Fat Bear!

July 27, 2014 by Createwealth8888
When the next Fat Bear strikes! Stress Test on Investment Portfolio for the next Fat Bear! Current Portfolio @ 25 Jul 2014 Assumptions 1. Doing nothing now i.e. no more re-balancing of portfolio. 2. Current holding stocks drop 50% from last Friday market closing price. 3. Start deploying War Chest after STI turns Bear i.e. [...]

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Minimum of 10,000 hours hard work (3)

July 27, 2014 by Createwealth8888
Read? Minimum of 10,000 hours hard work (2) Few months ago, Uncle8888 showed this chart to a few colleagues what can be achieved from SERIOUS long-term investing and the number of hours we must commit ourselves to up skill our investing knowledge and skills; and to formulate and continuously revise our investing strategies to meet [...]

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Terratech Group – Placement Results

July 27, 2014 by 2Y Capital
I have updated my blog post on Terratech Group with pictures but the ratings remain unchanged.  The placement results didn't show any interesting names. I am not sure who these individuals are, maybe some enlightened readers can share with me.  Good luck to those who bought the marbles from the placement tranche. Happying IPOing.
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IPO – Accordia Golf Trust

July 27, 2014 by Passive Income Farmer
Out of the blue my broker contacted me and asked whether I would like to subscribed some IPO shares of Accordia Golf Trust. I was quite surprised because my broker has never done that in the past and normally he never bothered with small investors like myself.  This was the first alarm bell. I thought [...]
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3 Lessons From Investing

July 27, 2014 by sgvalueinvestor
The thing I enjoy most about investing is the complexity and how it never ceases to amaze me. It is fundamentally finance related, yet has elements of different fields of studies – politics, real estate, law, human dynamics, psychology etc. One day I could be reading a research by Joel Greenblatt, a renowned value investor [...]

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A good source of information from real property investors.

July 27, 2014 by Wealth Journey
This discussion thread is for sharing good lobangs with the forumers here. Please feel free to contribute any good lobangs that you had come across.In the current low sale-volume climate, we foresee many developers’ projects going to drop prices soon – especially for those unsold units that are near, or have even passed, their T.O.P [...]

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The Salted Fishes

July 27, 2014 by Lee Chin Wai
In my previous blog posts, I have been sharing my experience with multi-baggers. In this blog post, I will share my experience with those stocks that resulted in wipe-outs and write-offs, in the hope of avoiding the next wipe-out or write-off. Wipe-outs refer to stocks whose companies went bankrupt or were delisted with no exit [...]
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Everything That Could Go Wrong With Index Investing

July 27, 2014 by Lionel
Don’t tell anyone because I’m embarrassed, but I used to be a HUGE Eminem fan. I’d come home from school, use my comb as a makeshift mic, and lip-sync to all the songs on The Marshall Mathers LP on full blast. (Since I’m such a huge nerd, that was about the most gangsta that I’ve ever been [...]
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MAS Safeguards – More Regulations will Lead to Investor Fragility

July 27, 2014 by BigFatPurse
On the 21st July 2014, the Monetary Authority of Singapore published a consultation paper inviting public opinion to enhance the regulatory framework. The aim of this paper is to propose stronger measures to protect and safeguard investor interests. Three main issues were highlighted and they included 1. regulating investments in non-conventional investment products, 2. implementing [...]

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What’s Wrong with CPF? (Part 2)

July 26, 2014 by 8percentpa
This is a continuation of the previous post.Let’s recap, our CPF (central provident fund aka Singapore’s pension system) has four issues: 1. The equal contribution rate (employer vs employee) was violated. 2. The minimum sum was a total disaster. 3. Interest was imposed on fund withdrawal. 4. The interest rates are compared to returns of [...]
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What was your experience dealing with Investor Relations?

July 26, 2014 by B
I had started my new role at a new company a few weeks ago and I enjoyed some of the detailed learning which I’ve never really encountered in my previous work experience. Sadly, one of our portfolio analyst is resigning and due to the small organizational structure of the company the CEO had asked me [...]

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Random thoughts: My mental journey with Parkson Asia

July 26, 2014 by sillyinvestor
Ok. I feel guilty as I penned this. Remember I blog about Parkson Asia. I bought at 86 cents. I believed it can be a grower. Some short term pains perhaps, but a longer term good company. When the company fall 4 cents in a single day, from 86 cents to 82 cents, it scare [...]
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