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Straco: What happened to the Growth Story?

Among some of the worst-hit Singapore listed stocks due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, I  reckon Straco Corporation Ltd is undisputedly one of them. I have been reading ‘A Path to Forever Financial Freedom (3Fs)’ articles about Straco with interest. … Continue reading...

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What is happening to the STI Index?

From time to time I would read articles and watch video clips talking about how overheated the US markets are. In the above video, Phil Town is basically advocating that we increase our war-chest and wait at the sideline and … Continue reading...

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Stay the path, keep investing

Just penning down of my thoughts.   Investing vs Speculation Ah yes, the age-old question about the difference between investing and speculation. To quote Warren Buffett: On Investing: “When I buy a stock, I don’t care if they close the … Continue reading...

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The Wuhan Virus and my thoughts

With the Wuhan virus outbreak affecting stock prices which sector will you choose to buy? How the stock market has performed during past viral outbreaks, as coronavirus infects thousands (read here) Asia stocks plunge on Wuhan virus fears; Singapore share index down 2.6% (read here) With the Wuhan virus outbreak affecting stock prices which sector will you choose to buy? 1) Healthcare REITs, medical related stocks? First REITs, Parkwaylife REITs, Top Glove, Riverstone, Raffles medical, Thomson medical, Medtecs, etc Hot stocks: Medical plays, glove makers soar as Wuhan virus fears spread (read here)   2) Tourism related stocks, hospitality REITs, retail REITs,...

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2020 – Game Plan

So today is the first day of 2020. What will the market be like this year? Well, for me, no point thinking about it … what is important is what is my strategy forward. To be frank, I am still … Continue reading...

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Income Streams

Would like to quick stocktake of my current holdings. Actually, when I look at my holdings, very little of it is in cash. Why? The key reason is this quest for Yield. Cash earns little or no interest. Haven’t been ‘tidying up’ my portfolio for a while, and I am glad that we have handy tools in Investing Note or StocksCafe to help to track our portfolio. Perhaps StocksCafe can have a section to track the interest of Bonds (eg. Short Term Bonds, Singapore Saving Bonds, Money Market fund), CPF, etc. For a long time, most of my funds...

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Hong Kong Dividend Portfolio

It is near the end of the year, and I am looking forward to a break from work, hanging out with my family. It will be just somewhere nearby but well, it is nevertheless good to have a break from … Continue reading...

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Income Investing and Hong Kong

Personally, for me I find these past few months and years difficult as an investor. For one, we are currently in the longest bull run in history. We are entering an unchartered territory so to speak. Market milestone: This is … Continue reading...

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Are we truly living?

I chanced upon Kyith’s blog post “An “Extreme” Early Retirement Life is Not so Extreme. It looks Pretty Good”. Read here. In the post, I was introduced to Jacob Lund Fisker and his philosophy on Early Retirement Extreme (ERE) in this podcast interview at Radical Personal Finance in 2014. One key point, mentioned is that people tend to separate their work and entertainment in their life (and refer it to their work-life balance). Focusing on one specific career all one life and then engaging other activities ‘at a spectator level’ (eg. eating at an expensive restaurant or go to some tourist...

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What is it with Property…

I happen to listen to the talk show in which Brian (from A Path to Forever Financial Freedom) was invited to share his thoughts on Parc Clematis (click here). When it comes to property, I always felt that it is a difficult subject…. Because my wife (and my family) is now involved. It is not like how I would treat a stock. Whereby it involves only me and my own fundamental analysis. I can view a stock purely as an investment. For one, I think having a 2nd investment property would be a good source of passive income, but...

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Market Crashes and Being Antifragile

People my age (or older). we are the children of the Great Financial Crisis of 2007 to 2008. For instance those people in the late 30s, 40s, 50s, etc… Well, in retrospect, at that time, I didn’t have much savings, and of course, in comparison to now, the amount I invested then is but a pittance when compared to the amount I invested nowadays. However, still, the rain will pass and the sun will come out. Sub-consciously, it may have changed the way I view investing in the stock market. Look basically, I do not believe in timing the...

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2 Scenarios – What are your choices?

Scenario 1 Imagine, I come to you and made you two offers: Offer A: You have a 50% chance of making $3300 and a 50% chance of losing $3300. Offer B: You have a 100% chance of making $2000. Which will you choose? I reckon most people will choose Offer B. I probably would take Offer B. Scenario 2 Now I come to you again, and again made you two offers: Offer A: You have a 50% chance of losing $3300 and a 50% chance of losing $0. Offer B: You have a 100% chance of losing $2000. I...

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Reflections 2018

I was recently reading this post by Kyith, about tracking our net worth. I do it all the time (well, not every day, periodically, sometimes, a few times a week or once a month when I am busy). You see I have this goal, this purpose to achieve a certain net worth. I have this number in my mind. I think it is great… it keeps me motivated. It reminds me of this speech by Arnold Schwarzenegger below. [embedded content] And yes, the markets did not do well this year. The post by Invest in Yourself below resonates with...

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Quick Valuation Study for Sarine Technologies Ltd. (U77.SI)

Intrinsic Value Study In gist: Sarine Technologies Ltd stock price on 14 June 2018 is S$0.895. At current price, there is no margin of safety. The above study shows that the intrinsic value is S$0.67. The earnings of Sarine Technologies will need to improve in the future quarterly/yearly reports to reverse the negative earnings growth trend (and improve the stock’s intrinsic value). Advertisements Share this: Like this: Like...

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