Author: Invest Openly

My Mutated DCA – Follow-up Action (2)

Today, I’ve decided to add another 900 shares to my mutated DCA (Dollar Cost Averaging) counter, Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT) @ 58 cents. So my average price per share now is sitting at 56.5 cents (1,800 shares). I am looking to accumulate more after it went XD on 14 June 2017 whereby the share price is supposedly going lower. I do still find value in this stock as per my earlier assessment (click here to read more). At the moment, the valuation is at 0.67 Price/Book (P/B), 17.5 Price/Earning (P/E) and 11.21% Dividend...

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IPO – Sanli Environment Limited

The latest IPO, Sanli Environment Limited, which is going to be listed in Catalist, will be ending its offer tomorrow (6th June 2017, 12 PM) and start trading on 8th June 2017 (Thu). As Mr IPO has came up with a very good summary of the pros and cons of this upcoming IPO, for those who are interested to know more details about this upcoming IPO, can check out his post here. Oh! By the way, this IPO @ $0.225 obtained the hottest IPO rating (i.e. 3 Chillis) from Mr IPO :-) I’ve just applied some minion lots today to...

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Is The Market Really Crashing By End 2017?

No, this is not my prediction. In fact, this is the prediction by the author, Harry S. Dent Jr in his book, The Sale Of A Lifetime – How The Great Bubble Burst of 2017 – 2019 Can Make You Rich. In the book, he categorized the stock market cycle into 4 seasons (just like the weather) and boldly predicted that end-2017 till late 2022 will be the market winter season (i.e. the greatest danger period for market crashes and recession/depression). He cited a couple of guiding principles in identifying the market bubbles and also some justification for his...

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Why is Forex a market of the Future (Guest Post)

What forex shortage stands for? For Foreign Exchange, you may know this type of trading also under following names: Forex Trading, Currency Trading, Foreign Exchange Market, or shortly FX. This market is just about buying one currency and selling another currency. So the general task is to buy cheap and sell expensive. FX market is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week – only weekends are off. Main financial centres of FX are London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. How to trade Forex Trading forex means trading currency pairs. You as a trader, for example, buy...

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Which Is Your Potential Wonder Woman Stock?

Being a movie buff, can’t help but to integrate my hobby into this seemingly not-related blog. But I am sure I can get away of it, let me explain… Oh, before that, in case you are not aware, Wonder Woman is the upcoming DC Universe superhero movie (to be released on 1st June 2017 in Singapore). Personally I am so looking forward to it, if you are interested to know why, feel free to drop by my other movie-theme blog, Movie SG. Now,  let’s get back to my way of integration between Wonder Woman and Stock. As shared in...

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My mutated DCA – Follow-up Action

As per my earlier post on my mutated DCA (Dollar Cost Averaging) “strategy” on Singtel (click here to read more why I called it “mutated”), I’ve expanded by “scope” to include another counter, Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT), of which I’ve written previously (click here) the reason I am interested in this counter. Ya, I know, the price (at 55 cents) is higher than my indicated target entry price (50 cents or below) but after considering that it will be a DCA play and it’s only a minion (don’t misread) shares, I am alright with that. By the way,...

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Lollapalooza Tendency – Mother Of All Psychology Tendencies/Biases

As per my earlier post, I am currently reading the book entitled Charlie Munger : The Complete Investor, by Tren Griffin (click here to see more). While I am still half way through the book but there is one psychology bias or tendency that caught my eye, and it’s called : Lollapalooza Tendency. The reason it caught my eye is because the word seems exotic and odd sounding! :-) And when I googled the term, the first in the search result is an annual music festival at United States! Not helping…hahaha. In any case, I believed this is a term...

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The Goal Is To Have No Goals, But To Have…

Today’s post was inspired by one chapter in Rod Judkins‘s book, The Art Of Creative Thinking. So, it’s kind of unconventional, many people might find it illogical, which is understandable because you can’t have too much logical thinking in creativity. Anyway, the point of this particular chapter of the book is discussing why people tends to over-rate the “goal setting” and its “side-effects”. For example, if you’ve set a particular goal, especially those S.M.A.R.T. goals* (e.g. achieving financial independence in 2020), you might fall victim of the following side effects. When you have goal, the route to it becomes...

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5 Types Of Retail Investors In Social Setting

First, happy VESAK DAY to all Buddhist friends and for the rest, enjoy the mid-week Public Holiday! Being a newbie retail investor myself, it is fun to make some casual observation when interacting with peer retail investors either in group chats or social media like Facebook, InvestingNote etc. So, decided to make this fun post about my personal observation of the types of retail investors “buddies” when in social setting. For those who have interacted with me before, please do not 对号入座 OK? This is just a fun post :-) The “Kang Tao” Hunters: Most of the time, “what’s...

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What Make Benjamin Graham’s Principles Of Value Investing So Hard To Follow?

Recently, I chanced upon a value investing book while browsing at Bangkok’s Kinokuniya. After browsing through a few pages, I decided to get the ebook version and continue reading. Reason? It’s very layman term and useful for noob like me. The title of the book is Charlie Munger : The Complete Investor (authored by Tren Griffin). As I am still at the beginning of the book, there are much to learn from the author. However, I would like to re-share the 4 fundamental principles of value investing by Benjamin Graham (as shared by the author) here and my view...

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Weekend Thought – Rest

Time really fly, we are at the end of April and May is commencing soon. Yet another long weekend for most people here, an early May Day wishes to all of you. As the Chinese saying goes 休息是为了走更长远的路 (briefly translated into : Rest is necessary in order to go/move further). Let’s have a good rest over this long weekend, either in Singapore or oversea as many are having weekend getaway to neighboring countries. The latest news from a couple of my friends who are heading to Malaysia this morning: both links at the customs are experiencing a huge jam....

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Book – The Singapore Blue Chips : 3 Key Reasons Why I Snap It From Library

Today, while casually browsing at the National Library during lunch time, I chanced upon a local book, The Singapore Blue Chips – The Rewards & Risks Of Investing In Singapore’s Largest Corporates [2017] (authored by Nandini Vijayaraghavan and Umesh Desai). After flipping through a few pages, I immediately decided to loan it for further reading. Reason? #1 – This is the first financial book that I’ve chanced upon covering the Singapore Blue Chips. Even though it covers only 16* out of the 30 companies in STI (Straits Times Index), it is still a good compilation. On top of the...

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Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT) – The Reasons Behind Its 7% Jump Yesterday?

If you are vested with the Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT), I am sure its performance yesterday (which is a whopping 7.14% jump to $0.525) put a smile on your face. Some of you might already took profit out of this “rare” jump. The question is what trigger the jump? Reading through numerous sites, my personal interpretation/guesstimate are : Appointment of new CEO, Brian Mckinley and CFO, Somnath Adak. Prior to be appointed as the CEO, Brian Mckinley is the CFO of the trustee. This could be the reason that bring positive cheer to the market. Steady performance for...

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Singtel – Accumulating as part of my mutated DCA

As per my previous post in Nov 2016 (click here to see), I’ve chosen Singtel (Z74) as he stock to go on “DCA” (the reason why I bracket it is because my original intention is not to strictly invest every month but rather retain the flexibility to enter as and when I viewed that the price is right). Well, you may argue that I should not even call it DCA (Dollar Cost Averaging), you are probably right, but who cares, it doesn’t really matter lol Since Wednesday (12/04/2017), for some “good” reason, Singtel share went through a phase of...

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My Thought On Tony Robbins’ Latest Book Unshakeable – Your Financial Freedom Playbook

I’ve been following the famous motivational guru, Tony Robbins‘ books since his Awaken The Giant Within (1991). So, I can consider myself a fan of his book. In the recent years, his books are mainly focusing on the personal finance, from the 2014’s Money – Master The Game to this year’s Unshakeable – Your Financial Freedom Playbook. Effectively, Unshakeable is a follow-up to his much voluminous Money – Master The Game (2014), there are quite a number of Rules/Principles stated in Unshakeable are actually a conscious version from Money. Of course, the overall context of the book is more applicable...

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