Author: Sleeping Devils Adventure

A lookback into 2000-2002 Dot.com Bubble & Cryptocurrency Thoughts?

The post today will be about another study on the financial crisis that had happened 17 years ago. Not long after the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, a historic economic bubble was formed and excessive speculation is hovering around the market. Many of which are speculating about the internet companies and the booming technology companies. Background Back in the 1993, when the internet world wide web was founded, information and communication is a luxury to people. The rapid growth of internet has allowed many people to readily access information with ease. Not long after, the IT had became a necessity...

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USD Tethers Seriously?

Ok wait. Just a moment. What is Tether?   Please pardon me for my strings of crypto post recently. But let me simplify it, so what on earth is Tether?? Tether is a cryptocurrency that has the representation of 1 USD and “backed by a U.S Dollars held in the reserevs of the Tether Limited and can be redeemed through the Tether Platform” is used for transaction. Using USD to buy USD..? What?? Now, it is said to be backed by U.S dollars held in the reserves of Tether Limited?? Please take a look at this: Now here’s a joke....

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A week as a cryptocurrency trader – Results

Yes. Trader. As mentioned earlier, I’ve not exactly been a trader and not very well versed in TA. To prepare myself, I’ve taken plenty of time recently to understand the crypto market, technology behinds it and picking up various TA skills, discipline and risk management before my foray into the crypto world. Hopefully, that this will be a rewarding journey. The initiation of Crypto-investing/trading comes with 2 intention – to build a bigger war-chest and at the same time learning from the crazy and volatile alternative market. (Though, there’s no guarantee that it will be assisting me with building...

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Cryptocurrency for Dummies – Part 4 (Guide to start investing in Cryptocurrency)

Ok… Now you’ve breeze through the past 3 parts and got yourself mentally prepared. And you want to get started? Alright. Let’s waste no time. Step 1: Get your wallet ready and make a game planJust like your chosen hero, do remember to hatch a plan! If you’re healer, please do not go charging to your enemies! Likewise, if you’re a charger, please do not hide behind a healer >.<  Ah yea. Just before I forget wallet. There’s many wallets available in the market. You may wish to google more about it. I feel that the safest still, is...

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Cryptocurrency for Dummies – Part 3 (When do you start?)

So part 1 and 2 seem too easy? Alright. You’ve planned to get yourself started and bought into the theory that it’s just the start of cryptocurrency? Or you felt that there’s some magical internet money here for you to grab, and why not grab some? Now, It’s time to decide your path. In every investment, there’s 3 type of heroes for you to choose. The Trader The Investor The Punter Do you enjoy looking at graphs? How about charts and a huge chunk of numbers? Support & Resistance? Indicators and Oscillators? MACD? RSI? Fibonacci Retracement? You know who...

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Cryptocurrency for Dummies – Part 2 (Rules for Crypto-investing?)

Aha. So now, you know about the basics of cryptocurrency. And you’ve read from many articles that many many many people has made tons of money by investing in cryptocurrency. Ready to get started? Rule 01: Invest in crypto with what you can afford to lose.  This also mean that whatever you’ve invested in cryptocurrency, be prepare to lose each and every cents of it. No leverage. No CFD. Nothing. $500 invested? Prepare to lose that $500 invested. That’s the mindset to have :) Rule 02: Don’t forget Rule 01! This may sound familiar to many. It is the...

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Self-Drive – Niseko, Hokkaido (Autumn 2017)

Hello once again! This is a mini-continuation from the previous self-drive trip to Onuma and Lake Toya. Niseko is the most famous ski resort in Japan, known for having tons of light powder snow and it is one of the best winter adventure spot in Japan! But wait.. It isn’t winter yet. It’s only autumn! Not to worry here.. Niseko has it’s own beauty during autumn too!! I’ve decided to visit Niseko the next day after Lake Toya. The weather is cold despite the fact that it is still autumn!  Niseko is located just 40km away from Lake Toya...

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Cryptocurrency for Dummies – Part 1 and a short story

This will be my first post on cryptocurrency in this blog. The past few days had been a big turmoil to the crypto world with the emerging Bitcoin Cash (BCH) surging from the USD 600 range to USD 2,400 range. Can you imagine this? Let’s take a look at the chart shall we? This also means if you’d to purchase 1BCH a week ago, at a 600 USD. Cashing out earlier today at 2,000 USD will means that your return is a whooping 333.33%!! Impressive isn’t it?Hold on there.. Before knowing what BCH, BTC, ETH and etc. is, let’s...

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Singtel – Special Dividend of 3.0 cents per share

Singtel has released it’s 2QFY18 Financial Results earlier today. It is also declared that there will be a special dividend of 3.0 cents per share on top of usual interim dividend of 6.8 cents per share for the IPO and successful divestment of Netlink Trust. The 3.0 cents special dividend is much lower than what many has anticipated. Net profit of S$2.9 billion was recorded in 2QFY18, with the recognition of S$2.0 billion divestment gain from Netlink Trust. If we were to exclude the one-time gain from Netlink Trust, the underlying net profit for 1H2018 of 929 million is...

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Self Drive – Onuma Park, Lake Toya, Hokkaido (Autumn 2017)

Welcome to another episode of traveling with the devil.  This is a self-drive trip from Hakodate to Lake Toya and Onuma Park. Just after some fun in Hakodate, I’ve decided to make a visit to a few other place that’s just around it. You’ll not need to rent a car to visit this places, however for the sake of convenience and to visit some secluded areas, renting a car might be a good solution. Do take note: International Driving Permit is required to rent a car/drive in Japan. I’ve rented a car from Toyota Rent A Car from Hakodate...

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Portfolio – October 2017

Current Portfolio (31/10/2017) No.  Counters No. of Shares Market Price (SGD) Total Value (SGD) based on market price Allocation % 1. ComfortDelGro 700 2.02 1,414.00 23.34% 2. Far East Orchard 800 1.55 1,240.00 20.47% 3. Wilmar Intl 300 3.39 1,017.00 16.79% 4. AIMS AMP Cap REIT 400 1.445 578.00 9.54% 5. Singtel 140 3.75 525.00 8.67% 6. Guocoland 200 2.39 478.00 7.89% 7. Frasers Com Tr 304 1.385 421.04 6.95% 8. Starhill Global REIT 500 0.77 385.00 6.36% Total SGD 6,058.04 100.00% October has been a very busy yet interesting month for me. For the SGX market, it has...

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REIT IPO – Keppel-KBS US REIT

26 Oct 2017: Keppel-KBS US Reit, sponsored jointly by Keppel Capital and KBS Pacific Advisors, is issuing 262.77 million units at US$0.88 a piece in an initial public offering (IPO). 1. Sponsors: The sponsors for this US Reit a JV between KBS Pacific Advisors and Keppel Capital. Keppel Capital is the asset management arm of Keppel Group and currently manages 3 Singapore-listed Reit/Business Trust. Keppel REIT – Office/Commercial Asset Keppel Infrastructure Trust – Utilities Infrastructure Keppel DC REIT – Data Centers They’re also managing Alpha Investment Partners Limited and manager of several private equity funds. KBS Pacific Advisors is...

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Hakodate, Hokkaido (Autumn 2017) – Part 2

This is the second part to exploring Hakodate. This second day started relatively early as I made a trip to the Hakodate Morning Market for some fresh seafood. Hakodate Morning Market: Address: JR Hakodate Station, Hakodate, Hokkaido Tel:+81 120-858-313 The morning market is located just a minute walk away from the JR Hakodate Station. This is a more “touristy” place and is filled with tourist. This place here is filled with the freshest seafood. They offer a great variety of seafood that you’ll be able to see and buy here. There’s also restaurants here where you’d be able to...

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Cryptocurrency? I’m in too

Cryptocurrency has been hottest thing over the past few years and most famously argued by gurus about crypto being the next big thing and when the “bubble” is going to pop. With Bitcoin surging pass the 6000 mark and Etherum surging pass the 300 mark. Those that bought into Bitcoin in the starting of the year will really be laughing to the bank now (provided that they’re selling them now!) Bitcoin as of 01/01/17 at price of $997.69! Today at $5,835.22!! This is a 584% increase YTD! Look at it! So what is cryptocurrency?? Let’s take a look at...

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Buy and Hold – Who sold you that idea?

I’ve read the 2 recent posts from 2 wise seniors – Uncle CW8888 and SMOL recently. Allow me to induce some flavors of this 2 seniors into this blog post. Everyone knows what buying and holding is.. So what exactly is buy and hold?? Being curious.. I went online to google about the exact definition. From Investopedia Hmm.. but buying and holding does not only applies to stocks!! Is buying and holding a “sure-win” strategy?  Buying and holding might increase your winning odds. But there’s no guarantee!! The asset you’re buying and holding is important too!! Let’s take a...

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