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How to catch the bottom?

How to catch the bottom?

It's hard to buy right at the bottom. From personal experiences, if I ever bought a counter right at the bottom - the elusive inflection point just before it turns up - it's just due to sheer luck rather than any godly skills in technical analysis or fundamental...

HDB to build more new flats

HDB to build more new flats

With HDB resale flat prices hitting new highs recently, causing cash-over valuation (COV) to go up, Mr Mah made the promise to push out enough flats for first-time home buyers.His advice for them is to go for new flats, where there is no COV."What HDB is going to do...

Time To Invest In Apple?

Time To Invest In Apple?

Telecommunications operators, SingTel and StarHub, will be launching the iPhone 4 on 30 July.The iPad will be available in Singapore from 23 July.Looks like the Apple phenomenon is very strong, is it an opportunity to invest in Apple shares? Is there still growth...

Bull or bear, where market going to next?

Bull or bear, where market going to next?

As this juncture, the direction of the market is less clear to most of the people. Some are still fearful for the Europe problem or the double dip situation. They haven't happen yet, but there is still posibility. As fundamental investor, I am less concern on the...

How to Fail in Portfolio Management

How to Fail in Portfolio Management

Portfolio managers as a group has not contributed anything to the society at large. I mean a barber helps to cut people's hair, a doctor saves lives and a teacher educates our children. Lawyers, politicians, portfolio managers, as a whole, subtracted value from the...

Maid Inherits Millions

Maid Inherits Millions

A devoted Filipina maid inherited six million Singapore dollars from her late employer after more than 20 years of service.The maid refused to be named in public for fear of possible threats to her life in the impoverished Philippines, where wealthy people have been...

Prudential iPhone App

Prudential iPhone App

Noticed on Digital Life today of the Prudential ad for their new iPhone app "What's your number".The application is available for free download to the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at the iTunes App Store. It enables users to calculate conveniently and quickly...

The Essence of Investing

The Essence of Investing

After the trials and tribulations over the past 4.5 years, I admit I do spend an inordinate amount of time doing self-reflection, and at the same time, reading up on value investing and doing some independent thinking and analysis of my past mistakes; and how I can...

When to buy?

When to buy?

I happened to see my buddy unicorn78's comments that he wanted to get some reits/divy counters but is not sure if now is a good time to get in. I gave that question a fair amount of thought because I've asked myself that question a few times too. So, instead of...

Lessons Learnt as a Trader (so far) Part 3

Lessons Learnt as a Trader (so far) Part 3

I have slowed down my trading pace recently. Taking a step back and review my trading behaviour and psychology. It was apt to pick up Conrad Alvin Lim’s “Secret Psychology of Millionaire Traders” from the library to aid in the analysis of myself. Find Reasons NOT to...

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