Author: Invest Openly

2 Upcoming Events That Might Affect The Stock Trading Volume

We have just celebrated Singapore’s 53rd birthday yesterday and soon, we are going to go through 2 upcoming events that might have some impact to the stock trading volume (at least to me). Do take note that this is a weekend post, so, take it with a pinch of salt :-) Event 1 – The Hungry Ghost Month (7th Month)  By the time you read this post, we are officially step into the first day of Chinese’ 7th month (aka the Hungry Ghost Month). If you are following this customary, you will know that there are many things that...

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Have you done anything NEW that challenge your comfort Zone recently?

World Cup 2018 is over, but life continue… Hyflux’s Townhall was ended disappointingly (to most investors), but life continue.. SingHealth has just announced that their system was hacked and 1.5 millions patients’ data were compromised (hot from oven, in case you are not aware),  but life continue… So, life continue as long as we are still breathing, however, the key is whether our life is constantly enriched? The only way to enrich our life is to expand our comfort zone and the only way to expand our comfort zone is to learn or do something NEW regularly. Something that...

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Weekend Sharing – World Cup , CareShield Life and Pulau Ubin

We are already at the second weekend of the beginning of second half of the year, what have you achieved so life, both in your career as well as in personal life (including your financial state)? Anyway, it’s just a question for you to ponder since we are at the mid-term (of the year) now. Whatever the answer, you can’t change the past, you can only take stock, review what you can do at the moment and move on. Keep going and keep smiling (my living motto). Since it’s a Sunday, so just share some thought on some interesting/personal...

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Before Agile On Investing, We Have Agile For Your Family

As per my earlier post (click here to see more), after attended the 3-days Agile course (to be more specific, the Certified Scrum Master course), I’ve been thinking how whether Agile framework is applicable for non-work (non-business project) related project/activity like investing. After some googling, I managed to find at least one sharing of applying Agile in Family Matter, in the form of TED Talk – Agile Programming – For Your Family (by Bruce Feiler). Enjoy this less than  18 minutes TED Talks which I thought is quite eye-opening, especially for the parents. The key take-away (for me) from this...

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Weekend Sharing – World Cup And Agile

During this fever pitch period aka World Cup 2018, time seems to zoom past faster than usual,  we are already at the 11th day of the tournament and games are getting more and more excited now. In less than 10 minutes time, the game between England and Panama will be kicked off (at 8 PM Singapore Time). What is your prediction? My humble guess is 3-1 (England win). Two weeks ago, I’ve attended a 3-days course on Agile framework (Certified ScrumMaster) in NUS, even though the focus of Scrum (one of the many Agile framework) is more towards software...

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Key Spending Areas For Crypto Online (Guest Post)

  Investing in cryptocurrency is already a famously difficult financial maneuver. While it’s something that excites a lot of people, even on the amateur level, cryptocurrency remains largely unpredictable. Large countries with influential economic systems are still figuring out if and how to regulate it, exchanges are emerging and changing constantly, new coins are always hitting the market, and perhaps most of all, people are still making up their minds as to whether or not cryptocurrency is actually useful.   Ostensibly, cryptocurrency is meant to be valued for the security and privacy it attaches to any online transaction. These...

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Google Home Mini – Is It Worth Your Investment?

Yesterday, dropped by the 28th edition of The PC Show 2018 (Singapore) at Marina Bay Sands with friend. Usually I went home empty handed after the casual “walk walk and look look” but this time round, I went home with 2 new gadgets : Google Home Mini and wireless earphone (Zagg’s Summit Wireless). In this post, I will share a little bit more of my first A.I (Artificial Intelligent) gadget i.e. Google Home Mini. The reason I’ve gotten myself the Google Home Mini instead of the bulkier/heavier Google Home is because besides the better speaker quality for the latter,...

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Three Strategies for Choosing What Cryptocurrency to Invest in Next (Guest Post)

Finding the Next Bitcoin You’ve probably thought it at one point or another: “I missed the Bitcoin payday. How do I decide what cryptocurrency to invest in now that I know about the market?” The bad news: It’s unlikely that any other cryptocurrency will see the same astronomical growth that Bitcoin experienced over the last few years, and impossible to predict it. The good news: There’s still plenty of opportunities to invest in up-and-coming cryptocurrencies that could potentially bring you 10-100x returns. This comes with a heavy note of caution, because as you may know, cryptocurrencies are incredibly volatile. This is not investment...

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ElderShield Revamp – 10 Things You Need To Know

ElderShield, Singapore’s national long term care insurance is set to be overhauled in 2020. Currently, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can opt in to the Eldershield scheme when they reach 40 years old and it is administered by 3 of the selected private insurers : Aviva, Great Eastern and NTUC Income. Come 2020, things will change and here are the 10 things that you need to know about Eldershield revamp: New Name – It will be renamed as CareShield. New entry age : 30 years old (as opposed to current 40 years old) It will be compulsory (as opposed...

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All My Capital On This Counter Is Officially Kaput (hint – not Hyflux)

Recently, Hyflux is in the news, for the wrong reason. It went from market darling (heyday of  $2.42 in May 2008) to trading suspension (at $0.21 in May 2018) in the span of 10 years. Of course, there is still a slim chance that Hyflux might make a come-back (never say never, just need to find one or two white knights). I knew a couple of my financial blogger friends got burnt (in variation of impact) but to me there is always chance that such situation can happen to any company that we are vested in. No matter how...

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How These 2 Apps Made My Recent Macau Trip Extra Sweet?

  I am just back from my 5 days 4 nights Macau trip a couple of days ago, after settling down the work stuff, it’s time to get back to the blog sphere again. For a start (or re-start), let’s do something light and more leisure stuff – my recent Macau trip’s experience.   This was my third time visiting Macau and for the previous 2 trips, they were all day trip (from Hong Kong island). This time round, we spent the full 5 days in Macau and hence have more time to relax, and really explore the various...

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Evolution of Employee

Recently, the acronym FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) pop-up quite regularly in the Personal Finance Blog Community as well as group chats. Looks like everyone are catching “FIRE” everywhere. Personally, I am not into this FIRE thingy in its strictest sense as I do still believe in contributing to the commercial/business world, be it as a capacity of employees or otherwise. This bring me to the topic of today’s post, which is the evolution of employee. In fact, all I wanted to share can be found in the following picture, it nicely summed up the “Past” and “Future” of...

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The Future is Trust Less (Guest Post)

There are a lot of things in this world that operate on a trust. Some central authority has to be trusted in order for those who place their trust to agree to it. These include a number of different avenues. From large internet companies to governments and central banks. The most important question is, can this trust be discarded? Can we operate in a system where trust is not needed in order for you to operate as a society? Can we operate in a system where something is either verifiable or it is not by immediately available public information?...

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3 Key Business Benefits of Blockchain (Guest Post)

The increasing popularity of blockchain and cryptocurrency is bringing a lot of opportunities to the business world. Not everyone can create a top five cryptocurrency project or exchange platform. However, there are still all sorts of other business benefits of blockchain and the industry surrounding it. Social media, smart contracts, and decentralized applications all present possibilities for entirely new business models. In this article, we’ll take a look at how these innovations will change the future economy and look at some companies that are already emerging in these areas. Social Media Platforms While many people in cryptocurrency might see ad...

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Is Life In Singapore Really Complicated?

Inspired by a recent post from a friend of mine at Growing Your Tree Of Prosperity, he recounted his amusing experience with a telco staff at Starhub and the twist is that he managed to turn himself from a consumer to a “seller”! Kudos to him! Go have a read here to see how he did it! What caught my eye is not the main point of his post but rather the mentioning of “Life is pretty complicated in this island (Singapore)“. Of course, he is right in some sense as even a most simple matter/stuff (like what to...

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