Author: Invest Openly

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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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 22nd 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. Pteris Global (UD3) – Announced that it has completed the $137.6 million reverse takeover (RTO) deal with Shenzhen CIMC-Tianda Airport Support. Following the RTO, Pteris’ existing operations will be merged with the larger Tianda Group. For more details, click here. (source : The...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 21st 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. OCBC (O39) – Is in talks to sell its stake in United Engineers, a Singapore property and construction company, to Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, people familiar with the matter said. For more details, click here. (source : The Edge) 2. XMH Holdings (M9F)...

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Why Is ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Gone So Viral Globally?

Unless you have been to certain part of the world without internet connectivity, otherwise, I am sure you have at least saw one or two ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video/photo in the past few days. If you are Facebook users, all the more it is unmissable. So, What is this ALS ICe Bucket Challenge and why is it gone so viral internationally. Prior to this, let’s first look at what is ALS? ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 20th August 2014

If you follow this daily market news blog series, you will notice that there is a missing post for yesterday (19/08/2014). The reason being that I fall sick yesterday and decided to rest without any blogging. But I am back and kicking now! So, expect longer post today! ;-) 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...

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Interview With Rolf Suey

It has been a while since my last interview series post, to be exact, about 26 days ago (my last interview was with Jun Hao of The Asia Report blog on 24/07/2014. Today, I am pleased to share with you folks the 18th interviewee of my Interview Series. He is non other than Rolf Suey. If you have visited his blog (Rolf Suey), I am sure you will be surprised with his indepth and detailed analysis of the companies he is interested in. I can feel the passion when he is writing his analysis. Keep reading to find out...

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This Is An Insurance Related Post But Still Worth The Sharing

For the past few weeks, I have been receiving a number of soliciting emails to request for inclusion of link in my blog, being involved in the Internet Marketing scene for a while, I know this is one of the effective way to generate back-links. As the saying goes: asked and you shall be given ;-) This morning, I’ve received one such email from Mr Aaron Grey of My Claim Source site providing informative resources on how to fill-up the insurance claims in US. The reason why I am sharing this site and not the others is because I am in insurance industry myself and have...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 18th 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. OCBC (O39) – Plans to raise $3.37 billion  by offering shares to existing holders after its acquisition of Hong Kong’s Wing Hang Bank. The company will sell as many as 440 million new shares at a ratio of one share for every eight...

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Share Price Has Crossed The US$200,000

If you are new to the share price of Berkshire Hathaway, do take note that there is no typo in the blog title. The Berkshire A Share was last traded at US$201,227 on last Friday (which is more than SGD250,000). In fact, I think it might not be a surprise to many as this most expensive share in the world is from  the Value Investing guru, Warren Buffett. The share price doubled in just short 8 years (it crosses the US$100,000 barrier in 2006). To go even earlier, the share price crosses US$100 in May 1977 (37 years ago)....

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Amazing Entrepreneur Raised $2 millions with NOTHING!

Yesterday, I read an online article from Frobes.com about an entrepreneur named Italy Adam managed to raise $2 millions fund from his 5-slides presentation about NOTHING! No Business Model! No Product! So, what is he up to? He is still looking for “The Next Big Thing”, whatever it may be but he has already gathered a team of 6 (all are veteran with proven track record for online start-up). In short, he has his team (they called it BetaPopcorn) are all ready to go and what is missing now is the bright idea. Following is the 5-slides presentation that...

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English Premier League Is On Its Way, Do You Think It Will Affect Next Monday’s Market? LOL

In Singapore, soccer (the British one) is the hottest sports around. Besides the World Cup, which ended a month plus ago, the next closer competition that will raise the fever pitch is English Premier League. So, the ardent fans of Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City etc.. will glue to their TV, PC, Laptop or even smart mobile devices during the weekend matches. Some will be out at the bar, club or restaurants that provide telecasts for a greater atmosphere. In less than 2 hours time (by the time you read this post, it might be already over),...

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