Author: Invest Openly

Market News In 2 Minutes @ 2nd September 2014

As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for today : 1. Metech International (QG1) – Said the group has ventured into the electronic equipment repair business through a strategic partnership with R-Logic International. For more details of the report, click here. (source: The Edge)2. Olam International (O32) – Dutch farming cooperative Royal...

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Are You An Honest Investor? Be Honest!

Sometime back, I bought a book from the MPH warehouse sales entitled The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty (by Dan Ariely). The reason that I bought this book is because of its title which is honestly conflicting. It is a book about honesty or more bluntly, cheating. What the author trying to illustrate is that it is human nature to be dishonest (or tendency to cheat) when we are in the situation of conflicting of interest. So, it is not the question of whether we will cheat bur rather after we cheated, do we still view ourselves as marvelous human...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 1st September 2014

As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for today : 1. Jasper Investments (FQ7) – Said its subsidiary Jasper cosmopolitan has been unable to raise sufficient funds to take delivery of the Jasper Cosmopolitan vessel. As such, shipbuilder Yiulian Shipyard has exercised its right to seek to sell the Jasper cosmopolitan vessel. (source...

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Looking Forward To Financial Mastery 2014 Seminar

In about 6 days’ time, will be attending the 2-days Financial Mastery 2014 seminar with a peer retail investor (Mr Lim). I’ve received the entrance ticket early this week and am looking forward to attend this “action-packed” 2-days seminar. It is important to set some prior expectation when attending any course/seminar (even though it is a complimentary one for this case, but our time is also money right?). As this is a 2-days seminar and expected to cover quite a wide spread of topics, to be specific, following are the topics to be covered (extracted from the Financial Mastery...

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Finally Decided To Sell My Facebook Stock

In late April 2014, I’ve bought my maiden US Stock, Facebook (Nasdaq). Even with a very small odd lots (since I am a small retail investor), I felt happy as I like Facebook a lot and it is my first holding of a US Stock. For my earlier post, click here. Four months later, I’ve decided to release the stock for a simple reason that it has hit my sell target. I bought the stock at USD57.45 and have a sell target of USD74.60. I managed to release it at USD75.20 on Tuesday (26/08/2014). I am happy with the...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 30th August 2014

As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for today : 1. IPS Securex Holdings (40A) – The provider of security products and integrated security solutions, said it has won a $4.5 million contract from the HDB for the installation, leasing and maintenance of alert alarm systems (AAS) for several blocks of residential housing...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 28th August 2014

As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for today : 1. Stats Chippac (S24) – Said Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co. and Tianshui Huatian Technology Co. approached the Singapore-based semiconductor test and assembly services company about purchasing it. For more details of the report, click here. (source : The Edge) 2. Straco Corp...

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Global Yellow Pages – My CNAV Analsyis

Inspired by the recent post from Singapore Stock Investing (SSI), which Ah Tom has shared a few times earlier on the same penny stock, Global Yellow Pages (Y07), I’ve decided to dive in further to evaluate this stock using CNAV (Conservative Net Asset Value) Analysis. Following are my findings : Stock In Evaluation : Global Yellow Pages (Y07) The Key Quantitative Indicators of CNAV Strategy: Net Asset Value (NAV)                             = $0.120 Conservative Net Asset Value (CNAV2)  = $0.041 Current Price                                              = $0.049 Discount For CNAV2                                = -20% Conclusion : Since it is a negative “Discount for CNAV2”, it means that the stock is traded at premium. However,...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 27th August 2014

As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for today : 1. QT Vascular (5I0) – Announced that the Japanese patent office issued its wholly owned US subsidiary, TriReme Medical LLC, a Japanese patent number 5580886 for its proprietary balloon technology relating to side branch balloon. Significant elements of this technology are used in...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 26th August 2014

As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for today : 1. United Engineers (U04) – Said StarChase Motorsports (Singapore) has agreed to acquire the entire issued and paid-up share capital in each of Wearnes Automotive and Associated Motor Industries from its 67.6% owned subsidiary, WBL Corporation. For the complete report, click here. (source :...

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Never Underestimate The Reach Of Our Humble Blog

Yesterday, I’ve written a short review of an article (“Investing is a bit of a gamble“) written by Melissa Tan in The Sunday Times (click here to see my earlier post). Today, I am surprised and thrilled to receive a thank you email directly from her. Apparently, he colleague saw my review and alerted her and hence her thank you note. Pleasant surprise never failed to put a smile on my face (for that matter, on any one’s face). This bring me to the topic of this post : never underestimate the reach of what we have written online...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 25th August 2014

As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for today : 1. United Engineers (U04) – Has requested for a trading halt. Singapore property and construction company may be poised for a takeover after Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. said it is in talks to sell its stake in the company. For more details of the report,...

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YES! I Also Say So That Investing = Gambling

Today, there is an article in the The Sunday Times that caught my eye. It can be found at the Invest section with the title of “Investing is a bit of a gamble” (by Melissa Tan). I totally agreed with her view that investing is kind of like gambling, but so does most other things in life. As long as we are dealing with anything in the future, we are effectively gambling as tomorrow might never come, in the first place. I especially like Melissa’s sharing of the dice game played during her secondary school math lesson. I am...

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What Is The Flip-Side Of Financial Freedom, if any?

Today is kind of hot here in Singapore and hence just like to release some steam in my blog. This post is not directly related to investing but everything to do with the money (which is also the ultimate goal of investing). I believed one of the main reason for us (professional or retail investors) to get into the game is with the aim to accumulate wealth and make our money work harder for us and hopefully one day we can achieve the holy grail of Financial Freedom. Of course, this is a noble objective and as long as...

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Let’s Face It! Whatever We Do, There Sure To Be Differing View!

Recently, I’ve written a post about ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the potential reason why it went so viral. Personally, I am supportive of the movement, in fact, I’ve just been challenged and about to do it myself over the weekend too ;-) With such huge success in their movement, I’ve seen saw quite a number of people oppose to it citing about wasting of water and ice. Personally, think that such people are just “吹毛求疵” (Chinese Idioms), simply means : to find fault. Just like in investing, whichever strategy we adopt (Value Investing, Dividend Investing, Growth Investing or Index Investing),...

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