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How to buy Silver?

How to buy Silver?

Silver ETF The most famous Silver ETF is the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) which is listed in the American Stock Exchange. Silver ETFs are supposed to pool the money from investors and buy an equivalent amount of silver to back the fund. Silver ETF is one of the easiest...

Property crash of 1996

Property crash of 1996

I’m not sure if anyone still remembers the previous property crash of 1996 where prices of properties tumbled over 40% from the 2nd quarter of 1996 to the 4th quarter of 1998. Going by the euphoria sweeping the market and the tendency for people to forget, the...

Property crash of 1996

Property crash of 1996

I'm not sure if anyone still remembers the previous property crash of 1996 where prices of properties tumbled over 40% from the 2nd quarter of 1996 to the 4th quarter of 1998. Going by the euphoria sweeping the market and the tendency for people to forget, the bad...

Sun Tzu – War On Business Part 5 (Ozone Gym)

Sun Tzu – War On Business Part 5 (Ozone Gym)

Episode 5 of the Sun Tzu series brings us back to Beijing, China once again. This time we are introduced to a businessman by the name of Tomer Rothschild (“Tomer”), who has started up a chain of gyms called Ozone Gym around Beijing. It has been 7 years since Tomer set...

Commission for life insurance agents

Commission for life insurance agents

A life insurance agent argued that the agent has to incur high expenses and deserve the commission that is paid. This is only one part of the story, as seen from the perspective of the agent. The agent should also see this issue from the perspective of their client....

There is always a choice

There is always a choice

There is no law in Singapore that prohibits financial advisers from recommending other products that are not carried by their own principal. There is also no law prohibiting the financial adviser from charging a fee. However, many insurers and IFA firms prohibit their...

Why Traders are Important for Value Investing

Why Traders are Important for Value Investing

OK, before someone lambasts me for switching to trading, please read and re-read the title carefully. I mentioned that “traders” are important for investing, and not “trading”. The use of the two somewhat similar-sounding words makes a whale of a difference though,...

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