Jared Seah

I don’t have everything; but I have enough

June 22, 2014 by Jared Seah
I don’t have hair. (I not bald OK? I just shaved if off to frontload the balding process) I don’t have six packs. (But I have 1 big round pack that looks like me having my 2nd trimester) I don’t have eyes that make women want to squeeze their thighs… I don’t have a yacht. […]
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Bernard Baruch – A Stock Speculator

June 19, 2014 by Jared Seah
Baruch was recognized as one of Wall Street’s financial leaders and his teachings are as valuable today as decades ago. These are well documented in his book Baruch: My Own Story (1957) in which, among others, he said: “I have heard many men talk intelligently, even brilliantly, about something – only to see them proven […]

in Categories: Investing, Trading

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The Little Notebook – Write it down!

June 16, 2014 by Jared Seah
Our thoughts are fleeting. Ever had a good idea, didn’t write it down, and poof that idea vanishes as quickly as it surfaces? I carry a small notebook in my backpack nowadays. When I have an inspiration for a blog post, I write it down immediately. When an investing idea pops up in my mind, […]
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Know your CPF queue number

June 9, 2014 by Jared Seah
During 2011, when the Greece economic crisis was brewing, I remember an interesting conversation with my Greek colleague in his early 30s. This colleague came from a privileged background – let’s say his parents were the equivalent of the Bukit Timah landed class. My colleague questioned his dad on how his dad’s generation has fuxxed-up […]
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Journey to Achieve versus Journey to Escape

June 6, 2014 by Jared Seah
Why do most retail investors embark on their journey towards Financial Freedom? Don’t look at others, look at yourself. Yeah, you! What was the catalyst? The key motivator? It’s “to escape” right? It’s hard not to let these “escape” and “achieve” words colour your answers or judgement. Maybe it’s best I start with myself before […]
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Choose me! Choose me!

June 3, 2014 by Jared Seah
During the 70s, we often do the mad dog and Englishmen thing – play soccer or basketball during the hot noon sun. Remember how we choose the teams then? 2 natural leaders will normally self-appoint themselves as the team captains (ever wondered who died and made them Indian Chiefs?). Then in alternate turns, each Captain […]
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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 […]

in Categories: Investing, Trading

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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 […]

in Categories: Insurance

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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 […]

in Categories: Investing

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