Author: The Fifth Person

This Video Will Show You Why The Rich Always Get Richer… And What You Can Do About It

Singapore already has one of the highest Gini coefficients among developed countries in the world at 0.478. The Gini measures how income is distributed in a society. A score of 1 implies perfect inequality while a score of 0 implies perfect equality. Like the video shows you, the gap between the rich and the rest is only going to get wider and wider — and the only way you can close the gap is to invest. Do you want to receive stable, passive income from your investments year after year like clockwork? Then discover the *8* steps to create...

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5 Reasons Why I Love Keppel Corp as an Investment as Oil Prices Turn Around

Turnaround in energy prices in 2015 and investment opportunities to present itself Keppel Corp is a resilient, premier Singapore oil and gas company poised to tap into the regional thirst for energy during this turnaround Keppel would be able to leverage on its stellar reputation and Singapore’s status as an Asian oil hub for sustained growth in the future Keppel’s list of all-star major shareholders should anchor confidence in investors There is always a major macroeconomic theme for every period of time and we can utilize that to boost our investment returns. This is because if we get it...

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Dividend Machines All-Access Workshop – 3 May 2015

Are you looking for a formula that can consistently pick out the best companies to invest in and make you a LOT of money in the stock market? If you are, then this might finally be the answer you’ve been looking for. Because this is the same exact formula we used to create 7-figure results in a single stock portfolio – and we did it in just two years. Find out what this formula is right here. Do you think that it’s nearly impossible to double or triple your investment in blue-chip stocks? If you want the stability and...

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Dividend Machines All-Access Workshop – 2 May 2015

Do you want to receive stable, passive income from your investments year after year like clockwork? Then discover the *8* steps to create your own ‘Dividend Machines’ and build multiple streams of passive income from dividend stocks and REITs. Build your own dividend machines now Are you looking for a formula that can consistently pick out the best companies to invest in and make you a LOT of money in the stock market? If you are, then this might finally be the answer you’ve been looking for. Because this is the same exact formula we used to create 7-figure...

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Nepal Earthquake: How We Can All Help

As you might have already heard on the news, Nepal suffered a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake last Saturday. More than 4,800 are dead and more than 9,200 are injured. It is the deadliest natural disaster in the Himalayan kingdom in 80 years. I write this because The Fifth Person was supposed to climb Everest Base Camp (EBC) last May. The trek was postponed because an avalanche hit EBC on 18 April 2014 killing sixteen people. We missed it by a couple of weeks. This year, we were supposed to head to EBC in April/May again but our work commitments decided otherwise. Because of...

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How to Ride on Singapore’s Stellar Economic Growth With the STI ETF

Singapore did it again with a robust 2.9% growth in 2014 despite global economic headwinds Currently we are in the sweet spot of good growth and mild deflation How to ride on Singapore’s current growth by investing in the SPDR STI ETF (SGX:ES3) In 2014, the ES3 returned 5.59% in capital gains and 2.93% in dividends Once again, we have the latest economic report about Singapore’s economy from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). MTI reported GDP growth for the full year of 2014 together with the first quarter reading of 2015. Another Stellar Year of Growth for...

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Dividend Machines All-Access Workshop – 26 Apr 2015

Do you want to receive stable, passive income from your investments year after year like clockwork? Then discover the *8* steps to create your own ‘Dividend Machines’ and build multiple streams of passive income from dividend stocks and REITs. Build your own dividend machines now Are you looking for a formula that can consistently pick out the best companies to invest in and make you a LOT of money in the stock market? If you are, then this might finally be the answer you’ve been looking for. Because this is the same exact formula we used to create 7-figure...

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10 Quick Things I Learned From BreadTalk’s AGM 2015

Photo credit: Judgefloro This time last month, BreadTalk launched a new bun called 李不开你 (Can’t Leave You) to commemorate the founding father of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, upon his passing. Within an hour, the campaign sparked outrage among Singaporeans even though its sales proceeds were being donated to charity. Whose idea was it? And more importantly, did it have any long-term negative impact on the company’s brand and sales? When this issue was raised at BreadTalk’s most recent annual general meeting yesterday at the company’s international headquarters, Chairman George Quek addressed the question in Mandarin: “I grew up...

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5 Quick Things I Learned from Boustead Singapore’s EGM 2015

I’ve attended all of Boustead’s AGMs since being a shareholder for close to five years now. Without fail, shareholders in the AGM will always question how management will unlock the value of Boustead. Recently, Boustead announced a proposed demerger (a spin-off) of their real estate solution business to unlock shareholder value through issuance of dividend in specie. Therefore, if the transaction is completed, Boustead will own 51% of the newly listed company called Boustead Projects Limited (BPL) while the rest of the entitled shareholders own the remaining 49%. I attended Boustead’s EGM regarding the proposed demerger and here are...

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Dividend Machines All-Access Workshop – 18 Apr 2015

Do you want to receive stable, passive income from your investments year after year like clockwork? Then discover the *8* steps to create your own ‘Dividend Machines’ and build multiple streams of passive income from dividend stocks and REITs. Build your own dividend machines now Are you looking for a formula that can consistently pick out the best companies to invest in and make you a LOT of money in the stock market? If you are, then this might finally be the answer you’ve been looking for. Because this is the same exact formula we used to create 7-figure...

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Dividend Machines All-Access Workshop

Do you want to receive stable, passive income from your investments year after year like clockwork? Then discover the *8* steps to create your own ‘Dividend Machines’ and build multiple streams of passive income from dividend stocks and REITs. Build your own dividend machines now Are you looking for a formula that can consistently pick out the best companies to invest in and make you a LOT of money in the stock market? If you are, then this might finally be the answer you’ve been looking for. Because this is the same exact formula we used to create 7-figure...

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 7 Quick Steps to Pick the Best Dividend Stocks

Do you want to receive stable, passive income from your investments year after year like clockwork? Then discover the *8* steps to create your own ‘Dividend Machines’ and build multiple streams of passive income from dividend stocks and REITs. Build your own dividend machines now Are you looking for a formula that can consistently pick out the best companies to invest in and make you a LOT of money in the stock market? If you are, then this might finally be the answer you’ve been looking for. Because this is the same exact formula we used to create 7-figure...

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The Buffett Link Between Business Experience and Investment Success

New insights from Buffett regarding business and investment Insights on where Buffett is bullish on and how to avoid investment traps An example of a good value investor portfolio and cutting losses when they are small In my previous article, I tapped on the advice of the wealthiest investment manager of the world, Warren Buffet, and wrote mainly on the point that volatility is not risk. I also added in some noted qualities that investors should have. Today I am going to build on the wisdom extracted from his 2014 Shareholder Report which would be valuable to intelligent master...

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How Value Investors Use Put Options to Increase Their Returns

For many people, options are seen as risky instruments best left to the experts. And it is true – if you don’t understand options (or any other financial instrument for that matter), you best stay away from them! But if you’re familiar and understand how a particular instrument works, you can use them in specific situations with little risk to boost your investment returns in a short period of time. Let me use this analogy: Driving a car is risky if you don’t know how to drive; you can end up in a serious accident. But if you do...

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Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore Legacy and Your Investment Portfolio

Founding Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew has left us but his through his life work, we can learn some valuable investment lessons to build a successful portfolio. In Singapore’s early years, his wise decisions against the odds, diversification, and the ability to inspire confidence with his long-term outlook attracted MNCs into Singapore. MNCs were so impressed that they are willing to link their fate with Singapore. Singapore is still a growth story and investors can ride on this growth by investing in the STI ETF (ES3). Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore It is with great sorrow that I...

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