Author: Investment Stab

Free $5 with DBS PayLah

Here is a guide to finding your promocode to share with your friends. The first part of the guide is to get you signed up and get your first $5. The second part of the guide is to get you familiar with how to share your promocode with your friend so that you can get your subsequent $5. Get them to download DBS PayLah so that you can both of you can get $5 from DBS! Just by downloading an app you can get $5! And if you like, you can transfer that money to your POSB or DBS bank...

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Uber’s Partnership in Recent Years

Biggest news in Singapore yesterday was the merger between Uber’s Southeast Asia wing and Grab. This is not something new. After years of fighting and bleeding money in markets all around the world, Uber decided to try a different route and has been partnering with many of its competitors in major markets. Exchanged its China’s operation for 17.7% stake in Didi Chuxing On August 2016, Uber sold its China operations to Didi Chuxing (China’s leading ride hailing company). Didi invested US $1 billion into Uber (Parent company) at US $68 billion valuation. Uber on the other hand, receives 17.7$...

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How Warren Buffett Convinced Me to Invest & Not Speculate

This quote was the reason that convinced me to invest instead of speculating, to invest long-term instead of short-term. Investing to me is putting money to work to build the future. That is why we say “invest in infrastructure”, “invest in human capital”, “invest in healthcare” etc. It is because it is not a guess or gamble. Investing has a purpose, has an output, and is beneficial to the economy. Imagine someone saying “let’s speculate in our infrastructure, human capital and healthcare”. How scary is that! Using Warren Buffett’s example, imagine you are stranded on an island with another...

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Infographs about SG Budget 2018 that You Should See

Budget 2018 was announced 2 days ago on 19 February 2018. Took us a while to digest everything, especially the 2% GST hike despite the budget surplus we got. Nonetheless, after 2 days of reading, these are some of the infographics that we thought you should know about Budget 2018 that will affect you. The list is not exhaustive, there are many other things that we did not include like 10% increase in tobacco products and increase in maid levy because they don’t really affect the majority of the people. But if you want to know more, there are 2...

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Infographs about SG Budget 2018 that You Should See

Budget 2018 was announced 2 days ago on 19 February 2018. Took us a while to digest everything, especially the 2% GST hike despite the budget surplus we got. Nonetheless, after 2 days of reading, these are some of the infographics that we thought you should know about Budget 2018 that will affect you. The list is not exhaustive, there are many other things that we did not include like 10% increase in tobacco products and increase in maid levy because they don’t really affect the majority of the people. But if you want to know more, there are 2...

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#ICYMI: Uber is planning to sell majority stake in its Southeast Asian unit to competitor Grab

After years of fighting for dominant market share, Uber has finally thrown in the towel and deciding to sell Grab a majority stake in its Southeast Asian unit to its regional competitor Grab. This decision will have important effects in the market especially for existing players such as current taxi operators. This trend is not its first as Uber is losing its market share against region-focused players such as Lyft, Didi Chuxing and Grab. A good case study to evaluate its market impacts is China. China market Several years before Uber conceded its Southeast Asian territory, it lost its...

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#ICYMI: Uber is planning to sell majority stake in its Southeast Asian unit to competitor Grab

After years of fighting for dominant market share, Uber has finally thrown in the towel and deciding to sell Grab a majority stake in its Southeast Asian unit to its regional competitor Grab. This decision will have important effects in the market especially for existing players such as current taxi operators. This trend is not its first as Uber is losing its market share against region-focused players such as Lyft, Didi Chuxing and Grab. A good case study to evaluate its market impacts is China. China market Several years before Uber conceded its Southeast Asian territory, it lost its...

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#ICYMI: Uber is planning to sell majority stake in its Southeast Asian unit to competitor Grab

After years of fighting for dominant market share, Uber has finally thrown in the towel and deciding to sell Grab a majority stake in its Southeast Asian unit to its regional competitor Grab. This decision will have important effects in the market especially for existing players such as current taxi operators. This trend is not its first as Uber is losing its market share against region-focused players such as Lyft, Didi Chuxing and Grab. A good case study to evaluate its market impacts is China. China market Several years before Uber conceded its Southeast Asian territory, it lost its...

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#ICYMI: Uber has decided to sell majority stake in its Southeast Asian unit to competitor Grab

After years of fighting for dominant market share, Uber has finally throw in the towel and decided to sell Grab a majority stake in its Southeast Asian unit to its regional competitor Grab. This decision will have important effects in the market especially for existing players such as current taxi operators. This trend is not its first as Uber is losing its market share against region-focused players such as Lyft, Didi Chuxing and Grab. A good case study to evaluate its market impacts is China. China market Several years before Uber conceded its Southeast Asian territory, it lost its...

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Good Stock Market Performance in January = Good Stock Market Performance for the Year?

January 2018 is a great month for the stock market, and probably a good start too! The Straits Times Index (STI) is up about 3.4% for the month of January. The S&P500 is up about 5.6% in the same month. But does this mean that stocks will continue to do better for the rest of the year? Here’s a short video clip to explain if this will happen. [embedded content] Recommended Post: Save $ in Singapore Savings Bonds or CPF? Remember to offer your opinions. If you don’t put your two cents in, how can you expect to get change? Have a...

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Good Stock Market Performance in January = Good Stock Market Performance for the Year?

January 2018 is a great month for the stock market, and probably a good start too! The Straits Times Index (STI) is up about 3.4% for the month of January. The S&P500 is up about 5.6% in the same month. But does this mean that stocks will continue to do better for the rest of the year? Here’s a short video clip to explain if this will happen. [embedded content] Recommended Post: Save $ in Singapore Savings Bonds or CPF? Remember to offer your opinions. If you don’t put your two cents in, how can you expect to get change? Have a...

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Good Stock Market Performance in January = Good Stock Market Performance for the Year?

January 2018 is a great month for the stock market, and probably a good start too! The Straits Times Index (STI) is up about 3.4% for the month of January. The S&P500 is up about 5.6% in the same month. But does this mean that stocks will continue to do better for the rest of the year? Here’s a short video clip to explain if this will happen …...

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Is EZ Link Too Late for Cashless Payment Push?

The Straits Times reported a few days ago that EZ Link Cards will soon be accepted in hawker centres and subsequently with other merchants. This is all in a bid to move Singapore towards a more cashless society. Although this is a good initiative – and one that has finally arrived, it really came a bit too late. For those of you who have been to Hong Kong before, you would know that they have a really good cashless payment system, the Octopus Card. It was created in 1997 mainly for payment of public transport but subsequently expanded to...

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Netflix’s Stock January Pop

Netflix released their latest quarter’s earnings results and it exceeded Wall Street’s expectations for it. Shares of Netflix went highly by nearly 15% yesterday and it is currently now worth USD 100 billion. You can refer to more of the results HERE. What we are going to talk about instead is an article that we had posted 3 years ago on Netflix. The link to that article can be found HERE. But we have highlighted the key points below: January is a good month for Netflix for many years! Netflix’s stock went up by 15% after it reported good...

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#ICYMI: Crytocurrency movements/trends observation and explanation

Just a few days into the New Year of 2018, I think it would be apt to review the movements in the cryptocurrency market in 2017. After all, the buzzword for 2017 was “Cryptocurency”. A self-proclaimed “early adopter” of cryptocurrency where I started mining for Bitcoin before it became cool, cryptocurrency has reached new hypes where more people are entering and identifying themselves as “experts and fanatics” of cryptocurrencies or Blockchain technology. Effectively, all “moms and pops” are now entering the market in search of easy riches (note this sentence). There have been several major movements in the cryptocurrency...

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