Author: Giraffe Value Investing

3 Top Bloggers’ Advice & Tips On Blogging / Writing [3/6]

Seth Godin famously said that vitality is not what you do to a product but what the product actually is. Product must be ingrained with the element of vitality if you want to it spread virally. You cannot expect a boring product to hit vitality and neither would you be able to pay your way to the masses in the age of interest-based digital media. The same applies to idea and content. There are plenty of articles from bloggers sharing their thoughts on blogging / writing but what made me selected the below is their mastery in embedding vitality...

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Study The Bad Investing Materials Too If You Want To Improve [2/6]

Some time back I was watching a Q&A video from Ramit Sethi, who write in IwillTeachYouToBeRich. A reader asked “what are some of best copywriting pieces I should study and how can I get better at it?” (Copywriting is a form of writing that inspired readers to take a desired action) His advice was unusual. But I felt it aligned to some of my experience in learning. He said instead of reading the good materials, why not study the terrible ones as well. The problem with just studying the great work is that many of the subtleties are often...

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Set Small Easily Winnable Goals Each Day [1/6]

Starting from today I am going to write a minimum of 100 words blog post on the next 6 alternate days (I’ve other small goals set on the other days): 25 Dec, 27 Dec, 29 Dec, 31 Dec and 1 Jan. The reason why I’m doing this is because my focus and discipline have been very off lately which would impede what I set up to achieve. It will also be a training ground for me to get better at the craft that is needed for my next online endeavour. First you have to have a grand vision of...

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Oct 2016 Income Report – $528.90

Here comes another month of my monthly online income report where I share my journey in making side income online. To be honest I was a bit reluctant to write about it as things didn’t move as well to what I expected to be. But after reading the income report from livingafreelifetoday, it got me a little motivated to put this post up. And since this is an income report where we talk about money hence isn’t I ought to share it with great enthusiasm? Of course it does. So let’s begin… ***​ I have driven more than half a million...

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Sep 2016 Monthly Income Report – $422.88

Published last week via Email Hey, Thought to update you what I have doing for the past month. Before that, first let me express a BIG thank you to the readers who supported the value investing course, really appreciate that as it helps my site goes a long way! And I think it is a really good course for beginner to get started on value investing. If you haven’t do check it out over here (coupon code: gv10) for 10% off) Also thank you for the heart warming encouragement and support – and I’m all good now! You made...

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Why do I have to explain myself when I’m giving materials away for free?

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 As the blog grows larger and while having more reader compliment these days occasional criticism still drives me mad and some got me really upset given so much work have been putting in. There seem to be something about human is that we react to negativity far stronger than we react to positivity, and I certainly experienced that now, the thrill of receiving compliment often lasted minutes, but criticism could easily destroy the day. If not this post wouldn’t have been written. ​It seems like every time I published something of quality, people would start...

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Side-Hustle: My Pokemon GO Community Forum [part-1]

A month ago I began the idea of starting a forum to leverage on the Pokemon GO craze prior to its release in Singapore. I thought the craze would encourage traffic to the site without much effort, and there were many hypothesis that I wanted to put it to test. So I teamed up with a friend. When the site went live on the second day, I posted a Google form in large Singapore Pokemon GO Facebook group seeking for enthusiasts to be part of the forum moderator team, and the response I got was none. No one submitted. This...

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My First Portfolio Rebalancing & Thoughts (1/2)

More than a year ago, I was studying the stock market and flipping through numerous books, articles and papers. When trying to piece everything together, it was clear to me that my investment objective wasn’t to create outsized returns but to: 1.​ Achieve market beating returns – returns exceed STI ETF ​2. Minimum effort of mantainance – passive investing style ​3. Lower or equal risk than the STI ETF during bad times I figured out that the average investors fail to meet or exceed the STI returns on a consistent basis despite the latter follows a simple set of criteria like: ​• Hold top...

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‘Sim Lian Cash Offer For Delist, Price Jumped by 13.3% This Morning’

Just got the news yesterday that Sim Lian have offered to take the company private at a price of $1.08 per share. Its last closing price on Friday was trading at $0.94, and this morning the price lifted by 13.30%. Looking at Sim Lian gives me nostalgia as this was one my earliest stock I bought in building my value stock portfolio. My average price is $0.76 representing a 40% gain based on today closing price, or potential 42% gain based on the offer price. I remembered the reason why I bought the stock was because of its consistent yearly...

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July Income Report – $225.98 (What’s Adsense & Affiliate?)

Wed, 3 Aug 2016 Welcome to my first blog income report, over here I will share my monthly traffic stats, subscribers and blog’s earnings. I believe this will pull the curtain back and show what is possible in making money on blog. I believe in doing so I’m able to keep myself accountable and motivated as nothing can be more motivated than by putting your ego up at stake. So work hard, get result or else you embarrass yourself. And since I’m putting this up for the record ​which means I have figured quite a number of thing out and have...

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Singapore InvestFair 2016 (picture & video)

I attended InvestFair yesterday at Suntec. The last I went was 2 years ago and opened a number of brokerage account to get their freebies.This time just went to there and see what has changed. The crowd was quite normal but definitely not as huge as IT Show.The highlight of the event would be popular speakers like Jim Roger and Hu Li Yang ( I didn’t know him until I was in KL InvestFair,he’s know as the Asia’s Stock Market Godfather). His video. Most of the people are gathered in the speaking room and the fair has 3 -4...

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General Assembly: My Experience With Their Preview & 1-day HTML&CSS Workshop

In our parents generation the one who knows English language were rewarded greatly in their career, they get more opportunities and command higher salary in the workplace than the one who doesn’t. I believe the next language is not Mandarin but programming language. The World Web Web has accumulated nearly every information of the world across muti-disciplines, and if you can communicate with the web – You can communicate with the world! Sat, 30 July 2016 This post has been long overdue. My first encounter with General Assessbly came from an article about an US student who just graduated from...

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Top 4 Singapore Share Investing Forums (+1 FB group) For Stock Discussion

​Friday, 29 July 2016​ Maybe you just started your investing journey. ​You’d like to find someone to discuss about investing but no one in your family and friends share the same interest as you. It can be hard to walk this journey alone. Below are the popular stock investing sites you can visit . #1: Hardware Zone: Stocks, Shares and Indices HWZ is the largest forum and the top few most visited site in Singapore, its has a very engaging audience on its money mind section. The discussion is light, fun and casual. Members are friendly and helpful even though there are...

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5 SGX Pre-screened Fundamental Data set for You!~

​Sun, 17 July 2016 ​This is insane. It will save you TON of hours and effort, you probably have a time where​ you wonder what are highest dividend yield stocks or cheapest valuation stocks in SGX. Or if you are a big blue chips or REITs’ lover then you probably want to have a snapshot of each of their fundamental data laying side by side in a tabulated format. To get a feel of its fundamental, it’s a pre-screen before diving into a more detailed analysis. Two years ago when I started out, there wasn’t anything like that available. Now SGX free Screener...

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How To Survive A Market Meltdown With Dividend Paying Net Net Stocks

​Tuesday, 11 July 2016 Do you know what Net Net is? *Hint*: A stock valuation technique created by the father of Value Investing, Benjamin Graham. Famously known as the teacher of Warren Buffett. ​And you might wonder: How much returns can I make on this stock-picking strategy? How did it perform throughout the decade? How did it fare during previous market crash? Is it risky? And last but not lease, is dividend paying net-net better than non-dividend paying net net during market collapse? Today, it’s a great pleasure to have the author of netnethunter.com, Evan Bleker to share us his finding.​...

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