Author: Invest Openly

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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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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