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Sun Tzu – War On Business Part 9 (Meru Cabs)

Sun Tzu – War On Business Part 9 (Meru Cabs)

Part 9 of the very interesting and insightful Sun Tzu series brings us to Mumbai, India, where James meets up with a budding entrepreneur called Neeraj Gupta (“Neeraj”), who is tackling the bustling city’s transportation issues by setting up a luxury taxi service...

Dividend Yield Stocks – 2010

Dividend Yield Stocks – 2010

This is a bonus post! Generated a list of stocks with high dividend on the SGX (more than 5% dividend yield) Sorted according to payout ratio, a high payout ratio means that there is increased likelihood that the firm cannot maintain its dividend if earnings don't do...

Meeting with a Full Time Trader – TW

Meeting with a Full Time Trader – TW

The good thing about sharing in this blog is that, it is presenting the opportunities to meet some people that I would not have met. Talk about TW, a full time trader, who emailed me for a chat. As usual, with the defensive nature of humans, I was trying to figure out...

CAGR II

CAGR II

Recently, I was given an opportunity by a reader to explain more about CAGR. It's not a brand of cigar. It's refers to compounded annual growth rate - a calculation to find out the compounded returns per year (note that this is different from simple interest rate). I...

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...

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