Author: T.U.B Investing

FATA Idea Room a.k.a The Trading Investor

Hi all, It has been a while since I ran a seminar. I have been trying to collaborate with a TA guru to come up with a Fundamental-Analysis-Technical Analysis (FATA) seminar/course. As you can see…we have yet to decide on the name… The reason for doing this is mainly to value add to our respective communities. I do believe that having some TA knowledge can help an investor find a better entry point. For a trader, having simple FA knowledge can bring about better gains or what happens if you miss a stop loss? The seminar structure will be...

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KEM – The One That Got Acquired Before I Could Write Extensively

Short Post With the start of Crazy Portfolio, TUBInvesting new direction is to be the diary of the portfolio and to put up post about my journey to eventually achieve my crazy target! Thus, it was natural that I wanted to record down all the companies that was part of this portfolio. However, this company, Kemet Corporation was acquired by Taiwan-based electronic component manufacturer Yageo for $27.20/share in cash, for a deal valued at $1.8B including the assumption of debt, before I could even do a proper write up. Read about the acquisition here I personally feel the purchase...

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GSB – Enhanced File Transfer On Cloud Services

This post is a reminder for myself of why I invested in the above company. I am vested and comments maybe biased. For future posts, I will be talking about my positions in the Crazy Portfolio. Numbers/Finance Increasing Revenue, Net Profit – Over the last 3 years, the total revenue has just been increasing. So does the Net Profit. However, if you look at the TTM (Trailing 12 Months) figures over the last 5 years, it is very clear the company’s top line has been improving every quarter, so does the bottom line. Data from Seeking Alpha – Annual...

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Start of The Crazy Portfolio – Today!

This is just a simple post to dedicate to the start of the Crazy Portfolio for the next 10 years. This meant that those companies I intend to allow to remain in my portfolio will restart as of its share price on 28 Oct 2019. As stated previously that this portfolio will be more focus on overseas companies, with SG listed companies setting a base. The ratio will probably be 60/40. In the event I hit my target within 10 years, I may just stop at that. A new start and I look forward to a bright 10 years....

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Crazy Portfolio Target – 200% to 400% in 10 years

As you grow older and your life changes, you tend to have different goals and different objective. With a newborn, I tend to think more about the future and if I have the ability to provide the necessary for her, especially her future university studies. (For those that are curious, daily needs is met. So just thinking about the major expenses in the future lah…) Its definitely gonna be expensive with all the inflation and dependent on what kind of course she wants to take. These thoughts just fill my mind and I think its time to plan ahead....

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UVE – A Company That Thrive In The Most Competitive and Dangerous Landscape!

This post is a reminder for myself of why I invested in the above company. I am vested and comments maybe biased.Numbers/Finance Increasing Revenue, Net Profit, Dividend – Over the last five years, the total revenue has just been increasing. Although you can’t say the same for net profit, but on an overall basis, it has also been increasing. As for the dividend, it has also been increasing. Love it (Remember this trend and it will be explain further in the catalyst). Source: FY2018 10-K Improving Balance Sheet – Balance sheet has been improving with the rise in total...

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IGG (HK Listed) – A Company with Amazing Returns!

This post is a reminder for myself of why I invested in the above company. I am vested and comments maybe biased. Numbers/Finance Amazing Returns in 2017 and 2018 – ROA are more than 45% and ROE are more than 65%! In addition, no comparison among competitors in terms of returns based on 2018 figures: Feiyu Technology International Co Ltd (1022) – Loss makingZynga Inc (ZNGA) – Loss makingOurpalm (300315) – Loss makingLinekong Interactive Group Co Ltd (8267) – Loss makingNetmarble Games Corp (251270) – Super high PE + Low ROE/ROAColopl Inc (3668) – Super high PE + Low...

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GDOT (US Listed) – Reasons I Invested In It

This post is a reminder for myself of why I invested in the above company. I am vested and comments maybe biased. Numbers/Finance Growing Revenue, Net Profit, Cash from Ops, with consistent FCF generated – A business taking on market share and continuously generating FCF. No more debts – A growing business allows the company to reduce its debts. Currently it do not have any debts. Thus, there will be significant interest saving moving forward. US$6.5 million of interest expense is paid in FY2018. DCF calculation – I have a weird way of doing DCF (high discount rate of...

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The Usage of Timeless Theories

In the world of investing, there are numerous Gurus which came up with different theories that allowed them to make significant gains over the super long term. Many of us tried very hard to mimic these theories in real life and we gave up half way. There are many reasons why we gave up: 1. We cannot wait so long.2. My holding power is not as long as theirs.3. We are in a growth stage.4. Recession is coming.5. We are not them. and many more… In my opinion, whoever follows these timeless theories must understand the following 3 points: ...

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Met An Angel and My Trade-War Portfolio

Yesterday I met an angel investor. I meant he was definitely rich and successful when we communicate. But when he gave me a figure (a figure I felt could be more than my annual package) and stated it is nothing much. It really made me think twice. This is not the first time I talk to entrepreneurs, the successful ones that has sold businesses and made tons of money, and he made me felt small. So small – I am not being emo here again, just sharing my thoughts. It made me felt that no more time should be...

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I am back. I am Terence.

Hi all, Sorry for the long absent. Being a dad now to a 3 month old new born, time is probably one of the most precious resource now and in future. Taking on a new job for the last 4 months has also been quite tough. You realize, again, that it is hard to make everyone happy. When you constantly hit a brick wall at work, you will be amazed at how fast the “fire in the belly” get extinguish. With those thoughts, you start to question what do you want to achieved in life? Especially with the T.U.B...

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Hiatus For The Next 3 Months…

The title say it all. The reason is because I am currently taking on a new role in my working environment and I am also taking on a new role in my personal life. In addition, I am still investing, managing my FB page and the Fundamental Scorecard telegram group, writing new articles on a monthly basis for the Moat Scorecard subscribers, looking after the subscribers of Fundamental Scorecard website, and once in a while, I will still conduct courses and seminars. Just too many things.  Thus, I decided I have to take a break from writing new articles...

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The Margin REIT Strategy – A Strategy In Writing (Please Complete Reading The Article!)

I am never interested in margin before meeting J. To me, I always feel human emotions are unable to control the use of margin. Leverage is such a powerful seductive tool that I do not believe any person can escape from it once he/she touches it. Similarly, to believing justice will prevail, I believe in not giving margin a second look. Nevertheless, I met J recently and he showed me how he used margin to invest and achieved 10% gain p.a. since 2016. To be honest, 10% is not huge. But a consistent 10% is a relatively good return....

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I Sold All Of It!

Initially, I believed my losses to be more than 50% due to my excel tracking. But after I calculated, the losses is about 40% instead after holding for about 1.5 years. Nevertheless, it is still a major hit to my portfolio. The main reason why I decided to take the losses was due to a few reasons: – I want to have more cash for my margin REIT strategy (Do note I do not add funds to my portfolio. Thus, if I had a new idea, I will probably need to sell an old idea.) – It is not...

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TVB vs Netflix

Recently, I did a poll on InvestingNote. It was an exercise to (1) remove the bias of choosing a company based on brand names and (2) choosing a company to invest in solely using financials. InvestingNote Screengrab as of 21 March 2.20pm Without the company name, most investors stated correctly that if solely based on the financials, value investor will choose Company A. Growth Investors will choose Company B. Overall, it seems that more investors prefer a stable company than one is burning cash. But I have a feeling if I reveal the names of the companies, things may...

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