Author: Dr Wealth

Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin: Should Investors Still Jump Into These Today? [BidAndAsk]

“Is it a bubble?” Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin have captured the attention of investors and traders over the past few months. We ask Chris Long of Cryptotrader.sg all the tough questions about Cryptocurrency investing in this episode: What You’ll Discover in Today’s Bid and Ask episode 0:13 – How did Chris get started with Cryptocurrencies? 1:15 – Is Chris confident of Cryptocurrency as a long-term investing asset? 3:08 – How much of your portfolio should you expose to Cryptocurrency? And who should invest in Bitcoins? 3:51 – The first investment any aspiring investor must make 4:25 – Is Bitcoin a...

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5 Unconventional Value Investing Ideas From The Acquirer’s Multiple

I have been following and reading Tobias Carlisle’s books all these while – from Deep Value, Quantitative Value to Concentrated Investing. Each book has been enlightening and I gain new insights to investing after every read. Recently, Tobias wrote and published a new book titled, The Acquirer’s Multiple. The Acquirer’s Multiple: How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market I was puzzled when I first heard of this brand new book. “Hmm, I thought he has talked about this concept in his earlier books. Why this again? Is this just another re-hashed product? Is he running out of...

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How To Mine Bitcoins In Singapore

Content Bitcoin Mining Overview How does Bitcoin Mining Work Blockchain  Hash Proof of Work What You Need To Mine Bitcoins In Singapore #1 Get a Bitcoin Mining Hardware #2 Get a Bitcoin Wallet #3 Look for a Mining Pool #4 Get a Mining Program The fascination with cryptocurrencies now has been built up from the hype that is Bitcoin. What with it surpassing US$18,000 in value just Dec of last year, Bitcoin’s popularity has really surged and given light to unconventional money systems. As a result of this, more and more people are becoming interested in Bitcoin. And since...

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What is Cryptocurrency? 3 Things You Need to Know

Content What Exactly Is Cryptocurrency #1 How Did It Begin #2 How does Cryptocurrency work? #3 Current News about Cryptocurrency in Singapore The growth of technology has undoubtedly given birth to unconventional ways of spending and earning money. And right now in this 21st century, we have what we call “cryptocurrency”. Ever heard of Bitcoin? If so, that is exactly a kind of cryptocurrency. If you haven’t been around in the monetary world long enough, then you must have no idea what we are talking about. But don’t worry, because we are ready to inform you more on this....

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What Is Ethereum? 4 Things You Need To Know

Content What Is Ethereum #1 What Is A Smart Contract #2 History of Ethereum #3 How (Ether)eum is Produced #4 Investing and Trading Cryptocurrency in Singapore The rise of cryptocurrencies is just one effect of the fast-paced technological advancements we now have in this era. Cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency that is created through encryption. Unlike the traditional monetary systems, it works with a decentralized system. Cryptocurrency has no physical form and is neither issued by a central bank or government authority. It solely exists as data on the Internet that are created and managed through a...

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What Is Hedge Fund? 3 Things You Need to Know

Content What is a Hedge Fund? #1 What a Hedge Fund Does #2 Hedge Funds in Singapore #3 Licensing Requirements: How To Register For A Hedge Fund Investors Fund Manager Investment Adviser Being relatively new to the financial industry is not something you should be ashamed of. After all, everyone has to start somewhere. Those successful people didn’t just magically appear out of nowhere conducting and playing with the big leagues. They began by actually being clueless. So if you have no idea, in this case, about hedge funds, then don’t worry because we have got you covered. As...

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[#AskDrWealth] Lump Sum Investing vs Dollar Cost Averaging

Video Timeline 0:32 – When Lump Sum Investment is better than Dollar Cost Averaging…and vis versa 1:31 – What Vanguard, one of the biggest fund manager in the world found to be best for investors. 2:21 – Why you don’t need to be a fortune teller to invest profitably 2:51 – How to decide which method is suitable for yourself In today’s #AskDrWealth series, I’ll be discussing a common question we get from investors and students: Should I do Lump Sum Investing or Dollar Cost Averaging? For new investors out there, making the right decision between these two investing...

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What Is An Accredited Investor and How Do I Know If I’m One Of Them?

Content What is an Accredited Investor? How Do I Know If I’m An Accredited Investors in Singapore Amendment to the Securities and Futures Act Debunking Myths about Being an Accredited Investor What it takes to be an Accredited InvestoSingapore is arguably growing into one of the competitive financial centers. One of those who help establish that is the increasing number of high networth individuals. This has then spun a financial status that people may want to subscribe: accredited investor. Becoming an accredited investor may sound fancy at first. However, due to recent events such as that of Swiber, many...

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Why You Should Not ‘Play’ Stocks But Invest In It

One of the most used and thrown around term when it comes to investing is ‘playing stocks’. Usually, people think that playing is the same as investing. However, there is a huge difference between the two. As we all know, Singapore’s financial industry is very active. With this, there are a number of people exposed to investing speculating. While there are some who are good at it, there are others who fail. One reason for this is the misconception of ‘playing stocks’. So before you fall into this pit, we have here in this article the necessary information you...

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What Is Forex Trading? 7 Things You Need To Know

Content What is Forex Trading? #1 Who can participate in Forex Trading? #2 How Can I Make Money From It? #3 What are the basics concepts? #4 What is leveraged trading? #5 What are the risks in forex trading? #6 Who are the forex brokers? #7 What characteristics should successful brokers and platforms have? Did you know that forex exchange market is the largest financial market in the world and it is many times larger than of stock market? It is no surprise that forex trading has taken off in Singapore over the past couple years. In this article...

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How Lee Kian Soon build a multi-million hedge fund with these 5 value investing strategies

What would you ask if you could seat down with a multi-million hedge fund’s manager? We got to do exactly that recently at our first Bid and Ask Interview session. Alvin pries into Kian Soon’s insights to investing and reveals: Multi-million hedge fund manager, Kian Soon reveals: 0:20 – How growing up in a shophouse has inspired Kian Soon to enter the world of investing. 2:15 – Why Kian Soon is extremely bullish about the Asian Market and Asian equities? 2:40 – 5 value investing strategies that allowed Kian Soon to pocket above market returns 4:11 – 5 stocks that Kian...

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10 Singapore Investment Blogs to Follow in 2018

Nothing else helps us keep track of the ups and downs in the stock market world than blogs. Aside from the usual reports on the latest news and updates, blogs offer us a new perspective on stock market. This is especially helpful for those investors who are still treading the waters. Blogs provide a space to discuss topics about the industry. More importantly, they give us insights and opinions that ultimately help shape the world of the stock market. In Singapore, where the financial environment is very much alive and well, blogs are one of the best places to...

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What Are Penny Stocks? 6 Things You Need To Know

Content What are Penny Stocks?​​​​ 6 Things To Know About Penny Stocks  1. High Price Volatility 2. Low Liquidity 3. Unreliability 4. Penny Stocks are Only Surface-level Cheap  5. Penny Stocks Are Highly Prone To Speculation  6. Don’t Listen To Stockbroker That Pushes (Penny) Stock Tips To You Conclusion Penny stocks sound so enticing for first-time investors due to its low trading prices. That is why it is easy to understand how a number of people often engage with penny stocks; most especially in Singapore where the penny stock frenzy is still at a rage. However, there is more...

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[Webinar] Profitable Investing Can Be Effortless. If You Know How To Exploit This Arcane Financial Tool

ETFs allow investors to invest in a basket of assets with minimal effort. Alvin explores how you can maximise ETF investing to build your wealth in this webinar.  Look out for these investing knowledge bombs: 2:33 – The painful truth about relying on financial advisors blindly 5:36 – Why Investment-Linked Policies (ILPs) are ticking time bombs, as explained by an insider from the insurance field 7:16 – What is an Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)? 8:02 – What is an Index? 9:15 – What is the Straits Times Index (STI)? 13:02 – What does ‘Passive’ mean in investing, can you be...

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[Book Review] Your Complete Guide To Factor-Based Investing by Andrew L. Berkin and Larry E. Swedroe

The top minds in Economics have been trying to crack the code to profitable investing for over 40+ years. They have finally found something practical and useful. They found characteristics that are almost perpetually present in stocks that provided great returns. These characteristics are termed as ‘Factor’ and the methodology, Factor-Based Investing. In this video, Alvin reviewed the book ‘Your Complete Guide to Factor-Based Investing’ by Andrew L. Berkin and Larry E. Swedroe. He shares his biggest takeaway from this book, that will be very useful for small investors. Look out for these tidbits in this video: 0:00 – Introduction...

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