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Short-selling Part 2

Short-selling Part 2

By: DanielXX Continue from Short-selling Part 1 We start with the SBL account, an abbreviation for Shares Borrowing and Lending. This is the traditional method for short-selling, whereby one borrows from a pool of ready-for-lending securities in order to sell short....

Bid and Offer prices of Unit Trust

Bid and Offer prices of Unit Trust

By: Tan Kin Lian Hi Mr Tan, Not really about specific financial product, but I'm keen to know the difference between Bid-offer spread to Single pricing Unit Trusts. Is there a better model or do they work out the same? REPLY Most unit trusts indicate the Offer price...

Short-selling Part 1

Short-selling Part 1

By: DanielXX Long-time readers of my blog would know that I have so far been quite resistant to trying to profit from short-selling. But not for moral reasons, for really there is nothing immoral about taking the view that markets will go down and hence backing up...

Short-selling Part 1

Short-selling Part 1

By: DanielXX Long-time readers of my blog would know that I have so far been quite resistant to trying to profit from short-selling. But not for moral reasons, for really there is nothing immoral about taking the view that markets will go down and hence backing up...

“Investing” Competitions – Blessing or Bane?

“Investing” Competitions – Blessing or Bane?

By: musicwhiz Interestingly, the topic of trading and investing competitions first came up on another investor's blog. He was commenting on the salient aspects of such competitions and how they did not create a very real-life scenario for people to learn investing....

United Overseas Australia IPO.

United Overseas Australia IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 17 December 2007 Commencement of trading: 19 December 2007 Established in the 1987, United Overseas Australia (UOA) is a Malaysian-based, Australian-listed property developer that focuses on the middle to high end residential and...

JES Holdings IPO.

JES Holdings IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 17 December 2007 Commencement of trading: 19 December 2007 Established in the 1970's, JES is a major PRC shipbuilding group with production facilities capable of producing different types of vessels: Bulk carriers - for...

Act in the interest of consumers

Act in the interest of consumers

By: Tan Kin Lian Dear Mr. Tan, You spent three decades promoting insurance. Why are you now posting anti-insurance articles in your blog. Why? REPLY I do not wish to be anti-anything or anti-anybody. My purpose is to educate the public, so that they can make the right...

KTL Global IPO.

KTL Global IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 12 December 2007 Commencement of trading: 14 December 2007 Established in the 1960's, KTL Global is a supplier of rigging equipment and related services. Their customers are mainly in the offshore Oil & Gas and marine...

Mercator Lines IPO.

Mercator Lines IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 10 December 2007 Commencement of trading: 14 December 2007 Established in the 1983, Mercator Lines is a leading Indian-owned international dry bulk shipping company, focusing on the transport of coal into India, and iron ore from...

Soon Lian Holdings IPO.

Soon Lian Holdings IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 11 December 2007 Commencement of trading: 13 December 2007 Established in the 1980's, Soon Lian is a specialist supplier of over 1,200 different aluminium alloy products, mainly sold to the marine and precision engineering...

Mental accounting

Mental accounting

By: Wilfred Ling A client of mine was paid in US dollar. He asked me whether should he maintain a US dollar saving account and accumulate his saving there as he receives the US salary. The rationale is because of the declining US, he hopes it will “recover” in the...

The Buy and Hold Fallacy

The Buy and Hold Fallacy

By: musicwhiz I notice one very distinctive trait of many investors, which is the flawed view of the “buy and hold” strategy. Many investors believe that as long as the fundamentals of a company are sound and that the company is making profits, they can simply hold on...

First Resources IPO.

First Resources IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 06 December 2007 Commencement of trading: 10 December 2007 Established in 1992, First Resources is one of the largest private sector producers of crude palm oil in Indonesia. All their operations and assets, consisting of 13 oil...

Derek – November ’07 Portfolio

Derek – November ’07 Portfolio

By: Derek Lim It has been an eye opener reading the portfolios of my fellow bloggers. I believe that no matter the size of your investments, it is still good to review it regularly. It is also a good opportunity to align your investing strategy and to check on your...

Adding Alternatives to your allocation

Adding Alternatives to your allocation

By: Drizzt Readers here would have noticed that I do have much info here dedicated to commodities, gold or energy in my weblog. This is because going forward, these alternatives have a huge potential to provide that alpha growth for your portfolio. Alternatives as an...

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