Author: InvestingNote

Don’t make the same mistake that I made 2 decades ago (Guest Post)

For the calendar year 2018, the Straits Times Index (STI) retreated from 3400.91 at the close of Year 2017 to 3068.76 at the close of Year 2018. The absolute fall for the calendar year 2018 was more than 10%. It had defied the predictions of many analysts. Many of them were generally bullish at the beginning of Year 2018. By today, on the 1st day of trading for Year 2019, it retreated another nearly 30 points, -29.87 (to be exact). Surely, many players have been slowly but surely cashed out of the market as the market retreated. Even those...

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New Feature: Forex, Personal Finance, MY, US and HK market channels

New Feature: Forex, Personal Finance, MY, US and HK market channels We’ve just released new channels! This includes Forex, Personal Finance, Malaysian, American and Hong Kong stock market channels. You spoke and we listened. Many of our community members have requested for FX and foreign market data, so here we are. This brings us closer to our goal of being The One social platform to rule them all. Special thanks to everyone who’ve given us the support, kind understanding and patience in our cause. What’s the difference? 1) Each channel will help categorize, segment and archive content more appropriately2)...

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S&P500 has slumped 13.7% in Dec, largest percentage fall since 1931! Has the bull market ended? (Guest Post)

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as el15, with 200+ followers. Dear all After hitting an intra-day high of 2,941 on 21 Sep 2018, S&P500 has tumbled 17.9% or 525 points to close 2,416 on 21 Dec 2018. In fact, S&P500 has just logged the worst monthly performance in Dec since 1931! Dow has also fallen 3,535 points from the intraday high of 25,980 on 3 Dec 2018 and 4,507 points from the intraday high of 26,952 on 3 Oct 2018. What is happening? Is Armageddon coming? Most...

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Another Federal Interest Rate Hike and Lowers 2019’s Rate Hike Projection

The hawkish US Federal Reserve just did an interest rate hike, again. It’s the 4th and final rate hike of year 2018. The Central Bank’s benchmark interest rate was raised 25 basis points from 2.25 to 2.5 percent. It’s also the ninth increase since the Federal Reserve (Fed) began raising rates from near-zero back in 2015. Key highlights from yesterday’s FOMC meeting: The Federal Reserve (Fed) take the target range for its benchmark funds rate to 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent. Central bank officials now forecast two hikes next year, down from three rate raises previously projected. However, the Federal Reserve (Fed)...

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Another Federal Interest Rate Hike and Lowers 2019’s Rate Hike Projection

The hawkish US Federal Reserve just did an interest rate hike, again. It’s the 4th and final rate hike of year 2018. The Central Bank’s benchmark interest rate was raised 25 basis points from 2.25 to 2.5 percent. It’s also the ninth increase since the Federal Reserve (Fed) began raising rates from near-zero back in 2015. Key highlights from yesterday’s FOMC meeting: The Federal Reserve (Fed) take the target range for its benchmark funds rate to 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent. Central bank officials now forecast two hikes next year, down from three rate raises previously projected. However, the Federal Reserve (Fed)...

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Sunpower (5GD): Gathering steam | Current: $0.30 | Target: $0.45 | Upside: +50% (Guest Post)

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as KennyChia, with 200+ followers. Introduction The recent 40+% sell-down of Sunpower caught my attention as it has always been on my watchlist due to its strategic positioning in the “Green” China economy. Upon further research, it seems that the event-driven selldown had nothing to do with the fundamentals of the company, which in fact were improving (increasing order book size, earnings, and operating cash flows). In order to keep this post brief, I have attached useful sources below that goes...

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Sunpower (5GD): Gathering steam | Current: $0.30 | Target: $0.45 | Upside: +50% (Guest Post)

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as KennyChia, with 200+ followers. Introduction The recent 40+% sell-down of Sunpower caught my attention as it has always been on my watchlist due to its strategic positioning in the “Green” China economy. Upon further research, it seems that the event-driven selldown had nothing to do with the fundamentals of the company, which in fact were improving (increasing order book size, earnings, and operating cash flows). In order to keep this post brief, I have attached useful sources below that goes...

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2018 XIRR Performance & Networth Updates (Guest Post)

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as 3Fs, with more than 1,000+ followers. Time really flies these days when we are in our mid 30s, pegged by a combination of busy work and heavy loads of watching our children grow as each year past by. I wanted to wrap things up for the year given that I will be taking a holiday trip to Bali with my family for the next few days until Christmas, and wanted to do a reflection of my equity performance this year before...

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2018 XIRR Performance & Networth Updates (Guest Post)

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as 3Fs, with more than 1,000+ followers. Time really flies these days when we are in our mid 30s, pegged by a combination of busy work and heavy loads of watching our children grow as each year past by. I wanted to wrap things up for the year given that I will be taking a holiday trip to Bali with my family for the next few days until Christmas, and wanted to do a reflection of my equity performance this year before...

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The Feared Inverted Yield Curve is Often Useless (Guest Post)

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as kyith. Yesterday, I posted the latest yield that you can get if you purchase the Singapore Savings Bonds. And a few readers main comment is that the yield curve is inverting and we should be careful. As you can see from the 1 year and 10 year SGS bond yield, the yields look to be narrowing. And if the yield inverts, it is… Read More Read More The post The Feared Inverted Yield Curve is Often Useless (Guest Post) appeared first on...

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The Feared Inverted Yield Curve is Often Useless (Guest Post)

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as kyith. Yesterday, I posted the latest yield that you can get if you purchase the Singapore Savings Bonds. And a few readers main comment is that the yield curve is inverting and we should be careful. As you can see from the 1 year and 10 year SGS bond yield, the yields look to be narrowing. And if the yield inverts, it is a really bad thing. I think there is validity about respecting the yield curve, but as an indicator, it...

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Is Investing In Growth Always A Good Thing? (Guest Post)

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as 3Fs. When investors like us invest in the stock market, the goal is always trying to grow our wealth over time. Investors are generally thrilled by the prospect of growth in general, whether they are referring to their income, savings or even the companies that they invest in.We just love things going in the “up” and “grow” direction. It is so tempting for investors to see their companies growing by double digit each year because i.) they expect the management to...

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Is Investing In Growth Always A Good Thing? (Guest Post)

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as 3Fs. When investors like us invest in the stock market, the goal is always trying to grow our wealth over time. Investors are generally thrilled by the prospect of growth in general, whether they are referring to their income, savings or even the companies that they invest in.We just love things going in the “up” and “grow” direction. It is so tempting… Read More Read More The post Is Investing In Growth Always A Good Thing? (Guest Post) appeared first on...

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Another Student Visit from NUS!

Today, we had another opportunity to share our startup company’s values, business model and our team to a group of Chinese exchange students from NUS! These are the students who are currently pursuing a computing degree. We’re very fortunate and privileged to have them visit our company! The previous time was back in August, where we hosted students from different universities! We love to share our experiences, our startup working culture and meeting bright students. Like what Jack Ma once said: “Help… Read More Read More The post Another Student Visit from NUS! appeared first on InvestingNote’s Signal Blog....

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Another Student Visit from NUS!

Today, we had another opportunity to share our startup company’s values, business model and our team to a group of Chinese exchange students from NUS! These are the students who are currently pursuing a computing degree. We’re very fortunate and privileged to have them visit our company! The previous time was back in August, where we hosted students from different universities! We love to share our experiences, our startup working culture and meeting bright students. Like what Jack Ma once said: “Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury...

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