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Get Rich Quick Courses

Get Rich Quick Courses

I am amazed at the amount of trading courses advertised in our local newspaper The Straits Times. Many are promising to teach the secrets to trading successfully in foreign exchange, options, stocks, internet marketing and even property.From my understanding from...

Horror At Downtown East

Horror At Downtown East

Halloween turned into a real-life horror story at Downtown East on Saturday when a young student was publicly attacked. He unfortunately did not survive from his wounds.According to The Straits Times, 19-year-old Darren Ng Wei Jie, got into a staring incident with...

October 2010 Portfolio Summary and Review

October 2010 Portfolio Summary and Review

October 2010 was another relatively quiet month in terms of corporate announcements and business news. Despite the constant trickle of economic news and data coming out of the USA and China, there was not much of an impact in terms of stock market movements and...

The yearn for financial independence

The yearn for financial independence

Have you heard from Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad? "Have you heard from Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad?.." I heard this many times and this has ALWAYS been the starting line to introduce some MLM (Mulit-level marketing), land...

Investing Strategies

Investing Strategies

What is the most important aspect when investing?i) Market Timingii) Security Selectioniii) Asset AllocationMarket timing is the attempt to predict the future by buying or selling investments in an effort to maximize profits. Many feel that this is the most important;...

How to kick start your savings plan?

How to kick start your savings plan?

Quite a number of people asked me how I managed to save in such disciplined manner. The equation of saving never changes: Savings = Income - Expenses. You can either increase your income, decrease your expenses or do both at the same time. I prefer the first method of...

Payout Ratio

Payout Ratio

Payout ratio is simply Dividend Per Share (DPS) divided by Earnings Per Share (EPS), which tells you how much buffer does the company have for it to increase its dividends. E.g. EPS for Singtel is about 22c and DPS is 11c on average for the last few years, so the...

Trading Report Card – Sep 10

Trading Report Card – Sep 10

The market had a good run in September 10. STI broke 3,000 points convincingly and has not look back since. The market seems to be going for a short pullback the last few days and it may be a good time to get in some stocks during the retracement. I ended with a S$422...

September 2010 Portfolio Summary and Review

September 2010 Portfolio Summary and Review

As expected, September 2010 was a very quiet month with hardly any corporate announcements from the companies in my portfolio. This was to be expected as September has traditionally been a very quiet month, and I have confidence that the businesses I own are slowly...

Betting On Insurance

Betting On Insurance

Casinos are all the rage right now and it seems timely to relate it to another form of risk related item which most would prefer not to talk about, insurance. In the financial planning line, it is common to hear remarks that one does not believe in insurance. These...

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