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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...

To be a cat

To be a cat

I realised that I have a very relaxed stance towards investing my money these days. It's not a lack of interest on my part - I mean who wouldn't want to make more money right? It's more of a change in attitude in me. Perhaps it's the general lack of emotions towards...

Cost of Car Ownership Calculator

Cost of Car Ownership Calculator

I used to think that buying a car involves paying for car loans and paying for petrol. It turns out that there is more spending and budgeting that needs to be done when it comes to planning for car ownership. As a finance blog, my research is not to show you the best...

Windfall For Jumping Ship

Windfall For Jumping Ship

The good times are back! And it has spread to the life industry; in the form of firms dangling top dollars to lure top performers. The Straits Times article – Windfall for jumping ship, published on 10th July 2010 highlighted this phenomenon. According to the article,...

Portfolio Management: The Job

Portfolio Management: The Job

So basically portfolio management boils down to over or underweighting some benchmark stocks. Now that doesn't sound too difficult, why should they be paid exorbitant salaries? And despite getting paid so much, they FAIL to deliver the results? Well first we talk...

To milk or to slaughter?

To milk or to slaughter?

Having sold a dividend yielding counter recently, I was thinking about the age-old problems that plagued me. I was suitably reminded of someone's analogy (bro8888's?) that a dividend yielding counter is like a milk cow. Every other time, a milk cow will give off milk,...

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...

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