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BP: Short-sightedness of the stock market

BP: Short-sightedness of the stock market

I'm sure that everyone is familiar with the oil company, BP even before the recent oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which has been making the headlines beside the World Cup. The oil spill disaster has and will cause BP to pay billions in damages. With such a...

Trading Report Card – Jun 10

Trading Report Card – Jun 10

Stocks The market has no clear direction of a trend for June. After the stock market came down in May due to the debts in Europe, it was time for a rebound and I bought 2 contracts. 1 in Singapore and 1 in Hong Kong. However, this rebound is a small one and in...

Money, Wealth and You

Money, Wealth and You

I have heard from different sources about value creation brings about wealth. You get richer only if you increase the value that you give to others. Zig Ziglar said, “you will get what you want if you help enough people get what they want.” Initially, I am not sure...

Tat Hong – FY 2010 Analysis and Review Part 1

Tat Hong – FY 2010 Analysis and Review Part 1

Tat Hong was pretty badly affected by the global economic slowdown for FY 2010, as can be seen from the recently released FY 2010 results in which revenue fell significantly, and where net profit attributable to shareholders plunged even more. Amid a difficult year...

It Comes From Within

It Comes From Within

If you have been approached by an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) before, you would probably been told that IFAs can offer products from many providers and put client’s interest first. There is a fact and an opinion in the statement. The fact is that IFAs does...

Portfolio Management

Portfolio Management

To be a portfolio manager is a much coveted goal for a lot of people struggling in the financial industry. This position is deemed as being at the top of the food chain. Everyone feeds information to the portfolio manager so that he can make the best investment...

Perception

Perception

In the book "The Black Swan" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb shared about misleading perceptions. He mentioned about the turkey problem. The turkey is fed every day, and each day it grows to expect food, lowering its guard against unforeseen risk. Suddenly, on thanksgiving,...

Sun Tzu – War On Business Part 8 (Skoda Cars)

Sun Tzu – War On Business Part 8 (Skoda Cars)

Part 8 comes back to Singapore again, and James Sun tackles a very “hot” issue amongst Singaporeans – that of cars. With recent news that COE prices have sky rocketed, this has not made it easy for cars to get sold, especially the smaller, lesser known brands. Though...

The velocity of money

The velocity of money

I was re-reading this book by Garrett Gunderson - Killing Sacred Cows. It's a very wonderful book with very refreshing concepts, so I make it a point to revisit some of the concepts espoused in the book every year when I have the time to do so. It's so easy to read...

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