Jared Seah

Why push me into the sun?

June 1, 2014 by Jared Seah
I remember a very interesting incident when I was in primary 3. It’s still vivid like it happened yesterday. One of my classmate asked our teacher why his mother pushed him into the sun when he tried to seek shelter under the shade of the umbrella his mother was carrying? Quick! Don’t think. What’s the [...]
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Value Investing is not about buying Cheap

May 28, 2014 by Jared Seah
First let’s get it straight, I’m not a “value investor” – I not cerebral enough. But if I would like to jump into a “buy the bounce off the bottom” trade, it would be very comforting to know my entry price is also where the value investors are lurking to buy. It’s always good to [...]
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Dumbest Insurance – Life Insurance for Child

May 25, 2014 by Jared Seah
Life insurance for a child ranks to me as the dumbest Life insurance policy out there. These policies are never bought; only sold to. From one salesperson to another, must give a round of applause for these super salespersons – these are the ones who can sell ice to Eskimos! Take a step back and [...]

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Why Buy Insurance?

May 23, 2014 by Jared Seah
My throat is dry. For a change, I’ll stop singing. Those of you who have bought insurance (not sold to), what were your motivations? It will be interesting to listen to beer buddies’ viewpoints. Singapore Man of Leisure (welcome to my blog; just google it!)

in Categories: Insurance

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Fishmonger and Beer Buddies (Why bloggers do what we do)

May 19, 2014 by Jared Seah
Frequent readers of blogs may want to pickup some books on blogging (Blogging for Dummies is a good start) if you are curious why some bloggers do what they do in their blogs. For those who prefer reading stuffs online, you may want to google “Problogger” and you will find the granddaddy site of how [...]
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Trinity of Fundamental Analysis Investing

May 15, 2014 by Jared Seah
In investing, the trinity are: 1) Cash Flow 2) Asset Values 3) Profits Just like the trinity of trading, these 3 components are best viewed as a holistic whole. Most newbies are so fixated on a particular financial ratio or metric that they become like the 4 blind men touching each singular part of an [...]

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Trinity of Technical Analysis Trading

May 12, 2014 by Jared Seah
In trading, the trinity are: 1) Price 2) Volume 3) Time With the combination of these 3 basic components, we get all the myriad technical indicators out there. Show me any technical indicators out there that does not use 3 of the above components. You may ask, “What about Point and Figure charting? Where’s the [...]
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Never Trust a Skinny Chef

May 9, 2014 by Jared Seah
Never ask a fishmonger whether his fish is fresh. But why then do you ask the insurance agent whether that policy is suitable for you? Never trust a skinny chef. And yet you ask directions on how to reach the mountain peak from someone who has never reached there themselves? Singapore Man of Leisure (welcome [...]
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10,000 hours versus 10,000 trades

May 5, 2014 by Jared Seah
I’ve just completed 9 months at my part-time retail sales job during the weekends (Sat & Sun)! 9 months may seem like a long time. But if we convert it to the hours my full-time colleagues are working 6 days a week, my 9 months is “only” 3 months from full-time perspective. Would there be [...]
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My Pace

April 23, 2014 by Jared Seah
When I was studying at Gan Eng Seng School Anson Road, I had the good fortune of learning Geography (Sec 2) from a wonderful teacher Mdm Foo. She is still teaching at Gan Eng Seng by the way. I remember fondly what she told us “slower” students: “If others need 10 minutes to understand and [...]
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Want Fish or Fishing Skill?

April 15, 2014 by Jared Seah
When you take up a course to learn something, be it cooking or new language, the desired outcome is that you have learnt a new skill after the course right? If we don’t start preparing some dishes of our own, or use the new language learnt, guess what? We soon forget what we’ve learnt. It [...]
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Success is an iceberg

April 13, 2014 by Jared Seah
There’s a Chinese saying: Success on stage for 3 minutes; 10 years sweat and toil backstage.   Living in our instant noodle fast food environment nowadays, like black-hearted China mainland food suppliers, we try to cut corners here, skip some testings there, add some additives here… All in the name of quicker, faster, sooner! Life [...]
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Difference between Knowledge and Wisdom

April 7, 2014 by Jared Seah
Knowledge is knowing the answers to questions. Wisdom is knowing when to act blur; and when to apply what you know. Married couples or those living -in-sin together quickly learn the difference. Knowledge is knowing you are right and your significant other is idiot and irrational. Wisdom is agreeing with him/her.  Many veteran investors and [...]
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Can you teach me how to fish?

March 21, 2014 by Jared Seah
James is in his 60s. He owns a fishing tackle shop at the Beach Road area. Has been in this business for 30 over years now. A friendly face pops into the tackle shop as we speak. Peter, in his 30s and works in a bank as loans officer. “Can you teach me how to [...]
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Travel when young

March 16, 2014 by Jared Seah
There’s a Chinese saying that travelling 10,000 miles can be more illuminating than reading 10,000 books. Do it when you are young. School vacations or after graduation are the best times to do so. If you do not have time at this age, pray tell when you will have time when you are running on [...]
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Fallen leaves, frostbite, and are you expendable?

March 11, 2014 by Jared Seah
The recent hot spell and “drought” in Singapore is causing our trees to shed leaves like crazy in order to minimise water loss through transpiration. I guess our trees are hunkering down till the rain comes again. For adventurers caught in a blizzard while mountaineering or traversing across our Arctic and Antarctic poles, our bodies [...]
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Flexibility versus Lock-in

February 28, 2014 by Jared Seah
A common complaint by loyal customers of our telcos is that the latest promotions are only eligible for NEW customers only. You signed up for that 2 year 100 Mbps broadband plan with glee thinking how smart you were. Especially if you compare the savings you are getting in relation to the more flexible pay-as-you-go [...]
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Efficiency versus Effectiveness

February 17, 2014 by Jared Seah
Have you noticed a difference in buying burgers from McDonald’s in recent years to 5-6 years ago? Now it takes longer to have your orders filled right? But the burgers are now hotter ;) In the past, can you recall you can physically see pre-made burgers sitting in a queue behind the McDonald’s counter? The [...]
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