Author: SmallCapAsia

3 Stocks to Benefit from the Growing Solar Industry

The Malaysian government and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) have revealed its long-term goal to generate 24% of the country’s electricity from renewable sources by 2050. They are targeting a solar energy production capacity of 1000 MW by 2020 then to over 17 GW by 2050 from 338 MW currently. The recent launch of the NetMetering program will enable homeowners as well as industrial and commercial sites to sell surplus solar energy to utilities. If successful, the move will drive demand for solar panels, giving renewable energy companies a beachhead into a new market. 1. Cypark Resources Berhad...

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Warren Buffett: The Difference between Investing, Speculating and Gambling

It is hard to tell apart investing, speculating and gambling completely. To many investors, the three can overlap with one another. Even Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, finds it tricky to define those terms. “It’s like pornography,” he quipped, referring to how a word can be interpreted differently by different people. But here is how Buffett looks at it: Investing According to Buffett, an investment operation is “one where you look to the asset itself to determine your decision to lay out some money now, to get some more money back later on”. This can apply to apartments,...

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Why Investing is like Buying Clothes?

Many ladies often think about how to start investing but in actual fact, putting together an investment portfolio is pretty similar to dressing up your wardrobe. When you are looking to buy investments, financial advisers will always recommend asset allocation into different instruments based on your risk profile and age etc. Customized Wardrobe (Portfolio) When we buy clothes, people focus on buying clothes and accessories that match our lifestyle, age group and activities they engage in. An investment portfolio is not much different. We rely on lifestyle (risk appetite), age group (our time horizon) and activities they engage in (financial goals). The rationale or idea behind this concept is that...

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