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Stock pick Stock picks (on Nextinsight)

Stock pick Stock picks (on Nextinsight)

By: DanielXX I agreed to take part in a stockpicking game by Nextinsight recently where I would choose stocks to buy given $100k (hypothetically of course). Since the picks were published over there today, I thought I'd replicate it here as well for readers' interest:...

Trading takes over the job

Trading takes over the job

By: Drizzt When I first started trading or get involve with this investment thingy, I stayed on the online broker screen alot. Not just checking at night but during work. The good thing about an understanding superior is that if you manage to deliver on your work, he...

Insurance Distribution Channels

Insurance Distribution Channels

By: Adrian Khiat Insurance and Investment products are distributed mainly by 3 channels: 1) Tied Agencies - Consultants that solely represent one insurance company. They are managed internally and tied to the company. 2) Bancassurance - It is the sales of Insurance...

Civil engineering vs value investing

Civil engineering vs value investing

By: La Papillion Oh my, how time flies...Friday already and another week gone by. As KK would have said, only left XXXX weeks more to go :) I realised I didn't blog much this week, so since I have both the energy and the time to do it now, I shall try to post some...

What is Competitive Advantage?

What is Competitive Advantage?

By: Level13 The true definition i got from the internet for competitive advantage is as follows: An advantage that a firm has over its competitors, allowing it to generate greater sales or margins and/or retain more customers than its competition. Competitive...

Trends in Upstream Oil and Gas

Trends in Upstream Oil and Gas

By: DanielXX This is a rather broad topic and I'll choose to structure it along several issues of choice: trends in offshore, main development focus of oil companies, ownership trends. Generally, offshore oil was estimated to account for about 1/3 of the world's...

First Ship Lease Trust – AGM Highlights

First Ship Lease Trust – AGM Highlights

By: musicwhiz I attended FSL Trust's first AGM for unitholders held at Marina Mandarin Capricorn Ballroom today at 2:30 p.m. There were about 30 or so shareholders and quite a few proxies appointed to vote on behalf of shareholders as well, and the atmosphere was...

Why Medical Insurance Premium Go Up only?

Why Medical Insurance Premium Go Up only?

By: Adrian Khiat It is of no surprise to me that the premium of medical insurance kept going up over the years. We are aware that Medical Inflation hit something like 6.8% over the past 1 year.I had 3 experiences recently that make me feel that people abuse their...

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments

By: Tan Kin Lian Alternative investments are hedge funds, managed futures and managed currency funds. The proponent of this asset class argues that it is not correlated to the traditional asset classes, for example, they can move in the opposite direction to equities....

End-March 2008 Portfolio Summary and Review

End-March 2008 Portfolio Summary and Review

By: musicwhiz The second-half of March 2008 saw more business activity with respect to the companies I own. The market continued to recover somewhat slightly, though I think that will be scant relief for those who probably bought at the height of the bull market. This...

Is it such a big loss?

Is it such a big loss?

By: Adrian Khiat I went finexis(one of the FA firm) at Parkview Square to visit an ex-colleague few days ago. I saw a group of young advisers rushing to submit their CPF investment cases. I get to know that some of them had not even went home the previous night...

I lie to statistics!

I lie to statistics!

By: La Papillion Didn't know that my post on 'Statistics lie!' generated quite a healthy discussion on what is fair and what is not. My aim of the post is to highlight the fact that statistics are used to show and highlight what the person intends to say - or to add...

How To Make Money In Stocks Part 4: Keeping It Simple

How To Make Money In Stocks Part 4: Keeping It Simple

By: DanielXX "Complexity is not a cause of confusion. It is a result of it." This is a saying by Anonymous, the best I could find and the best reflection of my views. In the wake of the subprime crisis that all unanimously agree has arisen from the quantitative...

March 08 Portfolio.

March 08 Portfolio.

By: Kleer These are my current stocks holdings as of 28 March 08. Pan United Sarin Yongnam Taisin Sinotech Fibre Eastern Lifebrandz Sihuan China XLX IFS FujianZY Sing Inv UIS China Sports Fibrechem HLN Tech China Pplus ARA Yongnam W121214 The March 08 portfolio value...

How much Critical Illnesses Cover?

How much Critical Illnesses Cover?

By: Adrian Khiat I asked this question to many financial practitioners since I joined the industry 5 years ago. Most of them gave me different figures, like 10 times your annual income, as much as you can afford, or even a fixed amount like $200k, $300k seemingly...

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