Author: Side Hustle Rich

Understanding Candlestick Patterns

As a stock trader using technical analysis, understanding candlestick patterns, and identifying bullish and bearish candlestick signals are an important toolkit to have. In this post, I will introduce the idea of reading into the basics of candlestick analysis, and take a look at some bullish and bearish candlestick charts. You can also read more about my post on Moving Averages if you’re interested in that. Basics of a Candlestick Chart Bullish and Bearish candlestick patterns The above graphic shows the tenets of a candlestick. The basic attributes of a candlestick, whether bullish or bearish, contains the following: The...

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Playing with FIRE in Singapore

So, the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement globally has picked up pace rather quickly, especially over the last few years. FIRE proponents will know doubt know of FIRE maestros such as MMM, Tanja Hester and others, and in the last year, a documentary called Playing with FIRE was released, and I’ve been wanting to watch it ever since. What is FIRE? There are countless articles online about what the FIRE movement is about, and I’ve also written about FIRE from my perspective, so I will not espouse about it too much. FIRE is short for Financial Independence, Retire...

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Bitspark

I was introduced to Bitspark after listening to Charlie Shrem’s podcast episode on Untold Stories with Maxine Ryan, Co-Founder and COO of Bitspark. Bitspark, in a nutshell, provides a truly easy way for everybody (especially the unbanked) to on-ramp from Fiat to Cryptocurrency. The primary use-case, as I see it, is an easy way for peer to peer payments (be it fiat or cryptocurrency) to be done, especially in rural developing markets where many people are unbanked or underserved with traditional banking facilities. What is Bitspark? Bitspark is a cryptocurrency platform that allows anyone, even the unbanked, to convert...

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Everything you need to know about Moving Averages

Those of you following my blog will know I trade CFDs and throughout 2019, I’ve been showing my progress. Although I trade with a short term view, and use technical analysis to help with my trading decisions, I do so with companies I’m familiar with, so that I can also apply some fundamentals to them. Moving averages are very useful in helping guide my trading and take profit levels. For those of you new to trading, or new to the stock market in general, here’s a primer on what I personally feel works great for me as an indicator...

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Income Report – Dec 2019 and 2019 wrap-up

First of all, Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had your fill of parties, drinks and merriment! December turned out to be the second most profitable month for the year, clocking in at $3,894 for my CFD trades. This made Q4 by far the biggest quarter for the year, which is the best way to close out 2019. Following this nice number in December, total profit for the year stands at $25,942.70 for the entirety of 2019. Hopefully the trend and trajectory is intact going forward in 2020, and I can grow my CFD side hustle nicely. Getting...

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Day 3 – Purchasing your Bluehost Domain

This is part 3 of a 5 part series. You can read the intro here, and the links to part 1 and part 2. Today’s an especially exciting day for me, and I hope it is the case for you too! Because today, you are going to be the proud owner of a blog! (Okay, not yet, but close!) You’re going to be purchasing your very own domain and hosting package! How about that! You have given your niche and blog name much thought, and hopefully, made sure to research that the domain you want is available. Well, this...

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Good SEO and Purposeful Content is Global

There’s a popular phrase “if money can solve a problem, then it’s not a problem”. My background is in paid media, meaning I help bring awareness, traffic, and revenue to brands by investing into platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, to help amplify their presence, product or message. So in a way, that has been my mantra. But in starting a personal blog, I can’t employ that strategy and not be broke, so I had to rely on something I’ve previously not had exposure to: SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. Building up SEO juice and credibility takes time,...

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Downsizing

I recently re-watched Downsizing on Netflix, starring Matt Damon. It didn’t do terribly well at the box office (okay, it totally bombed), but I loved it the first time I saw it. For those of you who haven’t, the basic premise was that a Norwegian scientist found a way to safely shrink humanity into a mere 12 inches. The scientist, his wife and a few other brave volunteers proceeded to shrink themselves to become the first small community in the world. Being small helped with consumption of the world’s finite resources, and literally a much smaller carbon footprint. Most...

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Day 2 – Your Brand and Your Voice

Day 1, we talked about why you wanted to be a blogger, and the types of topics you will be writing about. As we hone in on the niche that you’ll be settling on, let’s dive a little deeper, and explore the world of domains, and why choosing a good domain name is so simple, yet difficult.  Now that you have sewn up your niche topic, you’re ready to move to the next step. Thinking of a domain. As of May 2018, there were roughly 1.8B (Yes, you read it right!) websites around the world, and domains have to...

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Day 1 – Why be a blogger?

Welcome to the Be a Blogger in 5 Days program. You’re day 1 into what will hopefully be a long and fruitful journey of starting a new site and unlocking future opportunities and potential in the huge world of blogging. Since you’re here, we can all assume you would like to start a blog or website, and are really eager to jump right into it! But it’s equally important that some of these 5 days will not always be days of action, but rather, days of introspection, preparation and conceptualization.  Today will be one of those days. And I...

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Rewind, Recharge, Recalibrate

December is always a great time to unwind a little bit, take stock of the year, celebrate the wins, rest up and set priorities for the upcoming year ahead. So this is a great time to look back on 2019, across various aspects of my life, as I sit at a starbucks, blogging with their free wifi. Cliché , I know. More on that later. Parenthood On the parenting front, we’ve always kinda felt each stage proved more difficult than the last, but with the boys turning 5 and (almost) 3 respectively, we’re starting to feel a tide change...

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Income Report – November 2019

We’re into the last month of 2019, and I have to say, overall I’m really happy with the trading income I’ve had so far this year. It has been rather consistent at about the $2,000 mark each month, and I hope for next year to take it up a notch. Facebook mounted a full recovery since the previous high in July, and I was able to close out a position I took in late July for a small loss (after factoring in commissions and holding costs over close to 4 months!) Other than the usual suspects, I also traded...

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Unexpected referral bonus from MCO Card

So last month I wrote about applying for and getting the MCO Visa Card. I haven’t used it much, except for a test payment on a retailer, and charging my Spotify recurring payments to the card. After roughly a month of usage, I wanted to update on the card, specifically if the rebates on Spotify are indeed happening, as well as how the rebates and cashback work. MCO Cashback and Spotify Rebate Based on my Sapphire tier MCO card, I’m entitled to a 2% cashback on all purchases made on the card, as well as 100% of payments made...

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One Year in Review

I just realised that my very first post on this site went live 13 November 2018, which means I have quietly blogged on this site for just over a year! Time flies when you’re having fun huh?! In fact, I was so pumped when I first started this site that I posted twice in the same day! This site may be new, but i’m no stranger to blogging, and have my own personal site vinyarb, where I write (sporadically) about more personal views outside of personal finance, and sometimes movie reviews. So, what were some of the highlights of...

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Daymond John, Shark and Founder of FUBU

When you think of Shark Tank, Daymond John probably wouldn’t be the first name to jump out at you, given the other more illustrious sharks like Billionaire Mark Cuban, and Kevin-Mr-Wonderful-O’Leary, and resident hottie Lori Greiner. So when an entire podcast episode was dedicated to Daymond John of FUBU, I dived right in. It was insightful to hear him talk about the humble beginnings of FUBU, and how he had to work day jobs at Red Lobster so he could keep building FUBU part time. I really love this podcast series called How I Built This. Have a...

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