Author: Invest Openly

Free Webiner – Fintech Oppotunities For VCs and Startups in Southeast Asia

Nowadays, FinTech is everywhere, in fact, as a branch out of it, InsurTech is everywhere now too (at least I am hearing it every now and then in my office). So, what is actually FinTech? How does it disrupt the Finance Industry, especially in Singapore? To be frank, I am not too sure myself. I’ve gotten an email invite recently for a free FinTech webiner, for those who are keen to learn more about FinTech Opportunities in Southeast Asia, you may be interested to check out this free webiner from World Wealth Creation Conference and it will be held...

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Two Figures Related Free Apps To Download This Week

Mobile Apps are fast becoming integral part of our daily routines/lives. Besides the social media apps like Facebook, Instagram etc, that keep our fingers busy (from swiping), there are plenty of financial/news or gaming apps around that take up a fair bit of our time (no wonder nowadays most of us are suffering from sleep deficiency, because there are simply too many info to see/digest). Today, I am going to share two more apps (both are related to figures) which were developed by my friends. Two Apps ; One Theme (Figures) One for Google Play (Finance) and One for iOS (Game) Fair and square! lol Dr...

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Interview With Jes Of SimplyJesMe Blog

It has been a while since my last “Interview With The Fellow Investors” series, 4 months plus to be exact. Of course, I want to make this as evergreen blog series, as long as there is willing interviewees, I will ensure its continuity. Our next interviewer is the second lady blogger in this series, she is Jes from SimplyJesMe blog (I like the name). Even though I’ve not met her personally but I drop by her blog occasionally. Without further ado, let’s start the ball rolling…. Q1 : Can you give us a brief introduction about yourself? A1 :...

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Super Group – Time To Accept The Offer!

Ever since the news broke out in Nov 2016 that Super Group (S10) might be acquired by Dutch tea and coffee company Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), the share price has hiked 34% to $1.30, as at yesterday (17/03/2017), which is also the offer price. For more details of the earlier news, check out the Straits Times article here. Five months later, finally received the official cash offer documentation in a super thick package. Of course, for a minion-size shareholder like me, the natural logical reaction is to accept the offer, even though it will be at a lose as I...

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Singapore’s Hospitality Trusts Comparison – Which One Came Out Top?

Personally, I have a number of REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) and quite inclined to this investment instrument. One of the main reason of course is for the Dividend Yield. Am currently vested in Accordia Golf Trust, Soilbuild Business Trust, Lippo Malls Trust and Cache Logistic Trust, mostly minion size though. On second look, I noticed one thing! I haven’t been vested in any Hospitality Trust before. Hence, this triggered me to look deeper in all the Hospitality Trusts available in Singapore and did a brief comparison (see below):   Singapore’s Hospitality Trusts Comparison (sorted by Name) In fact, there are not...

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Kimly IPO – The Complete Resources

By now, I am pretty sure that most of the retail investors know that the upcoming IPO in Singapore is non-other than the home-grown traditional coffee shop, Kimly Limited (金味). Everyone are excited about it! Or is it? Anyway, following are some of the gist of Kimly’s IPO: Company                 : Kimly Limited IPO Price                 : $0.25 per share Size of IPO Shares  : 3.8 millions shares IPO Close On          : 16th March 2017 (Thu), 12 PM First Trading Date...

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Logan – 3 Things We Can Learnt From It (About Life and Investing)

After the big hoo-hah on the upcoming 30% water price hike (from Budget 2017), the latest viral news that keep popping-up in my social media profiles is non-other than the just-released blockbuster movie, Logan. Logan, supposedly the last installment of the standalone Wolverine movie to be helmed by Hugh Jackman, as the titular role). To me, it is also the BEST wolverine movie thus far and possibly the best X-men movies too. It is refreshing, it is bold (rated M18 in Singapore and rated R in the USA) and it is unforgiving-ly emotional. Every good movie can teach us...

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Bid Farewell To UMS Temporarily

This is will be a rather short post. Finally, made my first transaction in 2017 yesterday. I have decided to release all my UMS shares at 70 cents yesterday. In fact, UMS is one of my best performing stock so far (about 27% capital yield, excluding dividend). The reason for my selling? Because it has met my threshold and its P/BV (Price over Book Value) is at a higher side now (at 1.55). I strongly believed that I will get back into it again in the near future as the business is still in good shape and the dividend...

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Brief Take Away Of My Recent Eastern Europe Trip

I am back and HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR to everyone! Time flies, just back from my 10 days trip to Eastern Europe, covering 5 countries (Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria) and brief stop over at Slovakia for lunch. So, theoretically should be covering 6 countries. :-) It is winter at Europe and our first time experiencing the brain-freezing, limbs numbing sub-zero temperature (the lowest was -8%), which is no fun if you are outdoor for an extended hours. Overall, it was a great experience and we (me and my wife) thoroughly enjoyed the trip. There are a...

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Money Is A Story….

Seth Godin I am currently in the midst of reading a gigantic book called “Tools Of Titans” (from Tim Ferriss, the famous author that brought us 4-hour workweek in 2007).  Effectively, it is a compilation of key takeaways from his previous interviews/podcasts with the hundreds of successful heavyweights over the world, including Tony Robbins, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Seth Godin, Jamie Foxx, Peter Thiel and many many more… Tim cleverly categorized zillions of gems into three key segments : HEALTHY, WEALTHY and WISE. I am still at page 587 of 1,596 of the ebook and it just happens to be the...

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Infographic – All You Need To Know About HDB Loan And Bank Loan (Guest Post)

Buying a HDB flat for the first time can be an intimidating experience. It’s probably the first big ticket purchase in your life that will take the next couple of decades to pay off, so you’d definitely want to rake in as much savings as you can. Perhaps you have not really thought about what kind of loan to take up. If you don’t already know, you have a choice between taking up a HDB or bank loan, as long as you are eligible for them. You might want to hold on to your cash and pay off your...

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What This GHOST Tought Me About Investing?

No, I am not talking about the famous 1990 Ghost movie by Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore! No, I am also not talking about any ghosts in the Ghostbusters movies. In fact, I am not even talking about any ghost from any of the Hong Kong movies/series. What I am referring to is an old Korean TV drama series called Ghost (or Phantom). It was released in 2012 (5 years ago) and is not an horror genre. It is a detective drama revolved around a team of cyber unit (computer forensics unit) with intriguing and twisting plots. Personally, I am not a K-drama fan and in fact...

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January Is A Busy Month For Me!

For the past few years, January seems to be my travelling month and there is no difference for this year. Will be heading to Eastern Europe during Chinese New Year period. So, yes, I will be away from the blogsphere during this period :-) So, spending quite a fair bit of time sourcing for the right tour package since mid-December 2016 (finally decided to go with Chan Brothers), sourcing/buying the winter clothing (just attended the tour briefing yesterday, January will be the coldest month in Europe), sourcing for the travel insurance etc.. Talking about travel insurance, will be getting...

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My "Rojak" Sharing #1 in 2017

Time fly, we are already at the second day of 2017, in less than one month’s time, we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year (CNY), the Year Of Rooster. I will be travelling oversea during this year’s CNY and looking forward to the upcoming group tour (it has been a while since our last group tour to US many years back). As I always said, life is not always about money or investment alone, so, I decided to start a regular sharing of anything under the sun that I chanced upon and find it interesting to share. I...

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Your Options For Funeral Insurance (Guest Post)

Most people do not want to start on the topic of reviewing their options for Funeral Insurance. The good news is that it is not as daunting as so many make it seem. In fact, many people enjoy comparison shopping when it comes to insurance policies. Funeral insurance costs are designed to cover all the expenses of your funeral. The thing about some plans is that when you subscribe to these, you end up paying more in premium payments. Some of the risks associated with these include: Premiums that can be fixed or increased every year which vary according...

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