Author: Market Potentials

My first Rights Issue – Noble Group

Hello folks ! It’s been a while since I actually had the time to sit down and pen my thoughts, it’s just been a little hectic lately with work and traveling. However I shall attempt to pen down my thoughts as an when I could and hopefully at least manage to post twice a month. Anyways as many of you probably already know, I had as mentioned in a previous post that I’d be participating in the recent Rights Issue by Noble Group about a month back in July 2016. I’d narrate a short version of what happened in...

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Tackling the debt monster

Debt is often one of the biggest hurdles we face when it comes to financial matters. I’m going to chronicle how I hope to eventually slay this monster in my life at the moment. My current debt monster consists of the following ugly creatures : – Personal loan : $ 37,500 (Interest rate of 9% p.a.) – Unsecured credit line : $ 28,500  (interest rate of 4.5 % p.a.) Total : $ 66,000 Woah, shit that sure is a mountain of debt ain’t it? Now how I wish I had used that debt to do something a whole lot...

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Can you stomach watching your portfolio dwindle to half it’s value ?

Greetings to everyone ! Now I literally would not want to wish this upon anyone, but what would you do if your entire portfolio literally halved it’s value in a matter of months ? Can you live with it ? Do you have what it takes to move on from that episode ? What would your expectations be ? Would you question your investing methods or rationale ? I mean come on, no one invests money to lose money right ? So why bother ? Might as well leave it in the hands of the so called unit trust...

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May 2016 Dividend hits SGD 1k – Niceee !

Hey there guys, so the good news as the title implies was that I finally managed to hit the coveted SGD 1,000 mark. It certainly was a nice touch to have that. Now if only I could achieve that EVERY SINGLE month Oh well, we all got to start somewhere. My dividends and fees received were as follows : Keppel Corporation : SGD 770 Sembcorp Industries : SGD 480 AMEX : USD 27 Share borrowing & Lending Fees : SGD 36 Which gives me a grand total of SGD 1322. Obviously this was a one of thing as both...

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Noble oh Noble – Black sheep or a hidden jewel ?

Greetings to you guys ! As most of you probably have already heard, Noble Group had just last week announced their rights issue of 1-to-1 priced at SGD0.11 per share. Of course this was before the news of the Company CEO Yusuf Alireza stepping down, the sale of Noble Americas and the stepping down of long-time chairman and Company founder Elman. What a tumultuous year it has been for Noble. I mean seriously ? How much shitty luck could ONE company possibly have ? Or is there really more to Noble than just shitty luck ? I mean think...

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Balls of steel ? Managing your emotions with the slide in stocks

Bonjour readers ! Well as the greeting implies. I’m in Paris at the moment. Unfortunately it’s been pouring here the past 2 days so what better way to spend it than to sit my ass down and write another long overdue post. Now as you might have realized the last Portfolio Update for May 2016 was not a pretty picture. My current portfolio is down almost 40 % from the money I had pumped into the market from the end of 2013/beginning 2014. So the question that comes to mine is how do you deal with it ? How...

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Portfolio Update May 2016

Hello from London everyone ! It’s a been a great day at London thus far, minus the typical gloomy, wet weather which came as a pleasant surprise. This would also be my first time composing an article overseas for my blog, simply because I tend to have more time overseas than at home. OK so here is the table of my current portfolio as of May 24 2016 : Holdings Quantity Average purchase price Purchase price adjusted for dividends Unrealized profit / loss DBS 1,000 SGD 13.46 SGD 13.160 + SGD 2,050 Keppel Corporation 3,500 SGD 8.10 SGD 7.40...

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