Author: Invest Openly

The best local blog aggregator for personal finance bloggers

If you chanced upon my blog through a blog aggregator, I am sure you know which one I am talking about (as so far I’ve only joined one local blog aggregator). Yes! I am referring to The Finance. If you own a personal finance blog or website and have yet to be part of this community (I preferred to call it a community instead of an aggregator), you are recommended to do so. It is free to join and the benefits (especially the referral traffics) is tremendous (of course, I am assuming that you are writing quality and useful posts already,...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 26th May 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. Commodities shipper BW Group and Singapore’s Pavilion Energy have agreed to form a joint venture to manage, acquire and charter liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping assets, the companies said on Friday. For more details on the report, click here. (source : The Edge)...

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Interview with Lionel Yeo of Cheerful Egg

I am very excited to bring you folks the maiden post of my “Interview With Fellow Investors” blog series. What make it more special is that the first interviewee is not someone that I knew personally (maybe one day I should get in touch with him personally ;-)) First, let me give you folks some brief introduction to my very first interviewee. His name is Lionel Yeo, founder of the personal finance blog called Cheerful Egg (I know, what a cool name right? I leave it to you to explore his blog further on why it is called Cheerful...

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3 Investing Lessons from Real Madrid’s Win In Champions League 2014

If you have not already know, Real Madrid has just been crowned King Of Europe about 6 hours ago by winning the Champions League final (against Atletico Madrid) with a scoreline of 4-1 (after extra-time). I am not a fan of either team but still congratulate Real Madrid as it takes them until the 90th minute to hit the equalizer and bring the game into extra-time in the last few seconds. Of course, I will not dwell into too much details of the game as this is not a sports blog. What I want to share is what investing...

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If Yakun is listed, I will sure to be their shareholder!

For locals, I believed most of us know Yakun chain. Yes, the one serving the kata toast bread and kopi (coffee in local term). I am a regulars of Yakun and kind of addicted to their aromatic kopi. As oppose to the branded kopi like Starbucks or Coffee Beans, co preferred the local and traditional flavor. Hmmm.. Maybe it is the generation thingy ;-) Just wonder why is Yakun still not listed their company so that the general public can own part of the business and it will sure to help the company expand their business to other countries....

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Four FREE Stock Screeners That Do Wonder

Before we start to analyse the stocks (either using Fundamental Analysis or Technical Analysis), we need to identify which stock(s) to analyse first. usually, there are three ways we can go about it i.e. : 1. Randomly pick from the whole list of the stocks available for trading. 2. Base on the news/reports that you read from online or offline resources. 3. Use a stock screener to filter out the relevant stocks that match with your desired parameters (e.g. PE Ratio, Dividend Yield etc…). I believed most investors are practicing either (2) and/or (3), like myself. For number (3), I would like to share...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 23rd May 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. JES International Holdings (EG0) – The group has won contract plus options worth close to US$1 billion. For more details, click here. (source : The Edge) 2. Manhattan Resources (L02) – Announced that it has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement to acquire...

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First Interviewee found! YOU want to join in the fun too?

Woohoo! I am in the cloud nine, again! As per my earlier post (click here to view), I am planning for a new blog series called “Interview With Fellow Investors” and the rationale is very simple : to know YOU better! I am pleased to share that I’ve gotten the green light with one of the investor blogger that I got to know not long ago through the online community. I am really exciting about this and will try to come out with the post ASAP. So, stay tuned and look out for my upcoming posts. Also, if YOU (yes, I really...

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Singapore is the World BEST city for business, AGAIN!

Yet another Top for Singapore! According to the latest report from Economist Intelligence Unit, Singapore is world’s best city for business, once again! Also, Singapore is set to remain the world’s most investor-friendly location until 2018. The study measures political risks as well as business operating costs including taxes, financing and labour costs. Switzerland and Hong Kong remained at second and third place in the ranking. I guess this is in-line with the recent report that Singapore is always the world’s most expensive city in...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 22nd May 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. KrisEnergy (SK3) – Said on Wednesday that it plans to buy the remaining stake in an oil block in Thailand from Mubadala Petroleum, a subsidiary of an Abu Dhabi state investor, for US$102.5 million ($128.4 million). For more details, click here. (source...

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I’ve Got An Idea…To Get To Know YOU Better!

Even though my original intention of starting this blog is to share my personal investing venture and experiences, but after two months or so plus a little bit of research on the local (Singapore) retail investment scene, I find that it is quite vibrant and there are a few popular online community that the peers are sharing their tips, lobang and rumours. There are some established forums (like Share Junction) and Value Buddies etc.) and blogs (like  The Motley Fool, Investment Moats etc.) but I haven’t seen any site/blog getting to know YOU better. What do I even mean? Keep reading… I...

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Yet Another Unexpected Surprise Coming To This Blog?

While I’ve just published the first unexpected turn of event triggered from this blog (click here to see). Last night, I’ve received yet another pleasant surprise originated from this humble blog. It might be still too early to finalise anything and it might not be materialised after all but hack care, just like to share the potential good news around, regardless of how big or small is it. So, the story goes like this : I’ve been approached by an advertiser (will not disclose the name until it is finalised) for a deal of advertising package to be placed on this 2-months...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 21st May 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. Singapore’s 1Q14 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 4.9 percent on a year-on-year basis, led by a 9.8 percent expansion in the manufacturing sector. The figure was marginally lower than the government’s initial estimate of 5.1 percent and the median estimate of 5.5 percent...

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Two Month Into This Blog And What Happened Today Is Not What I’ve Expected!

I started this blog on 18th march 2014 with the objective of sharing what I’ve learned (about investing) and the progress of my mini Shares Investment venture. Prior to this, I am a total newbie as far as shares investment is concerned. During this two months period, I’ve completed 3 “buy” transactions and am still holding on to them (if you are interested to know my humble pick, check out my meagre portfolio here). But what happens this afternoon is not something I’ve expected, it exceeded what I am asking for from blogging! Ok, it is nothing “life changing”, in fact, it is something very...

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Two Key Much Needed Changes To Spur On More Retail Investors In Singapore

Personally, I am a newbie retail investor (and a very small one), hence, after testing the “water” for a couple of months, I find that the Singapore Stock Market is quite vibrant but more a playground for the big guys (or the corporate investors). The more I learned about the trade, the more I think it (shares investment) is one of the viable avenue to prevent corrosion of our hard-earned money from the inflation (as long as we do our homework). In any case, we all knew that the meagre interest rate from banks is no fight with the demon [read inflation]. Having said...

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