Tag Archives: Investments

Isn’t this similar to the 90s?

The spate of events that happened in the last six months reminded me of what we had experienced in the 90s. More than 20 years have zoomed passed us and how many of us remember those events that had taken … Continue reading

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Five reasons why I do not want to convert my stocks to an investment property

A close friend of mine threw me a question – why don’t you divest all your stocks and buy a property instead. That was a few years ago, and the rental market was still relatively vibrant. That led to me … Continue reading

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Share lending programme

While we leave our digital share scripts with the Central Depository (CDP), we can make our stocks work harder for us through the shares lending programme. However, if there is a lot of borrowing, perhaps it may indicate that the … Continue reading

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Cash is not always the king

It is quite common to hear people mentioning that “Cash is king” especially during bad times such during a recession or a market crash. This is only half truth. Yes, during times of uncertainties, cash is king, but it is … Continue reading

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Not all stock portfolios can be turned into cash easily

It was already quite some time back when a friend of mine showed me his Central Depository Statement (CDP) statement of his stock holdings. He hoped that I was able to provide some ideas how he could revamp his stock … Continue reading

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Business model

When I first read about a business model to better understand why it was entangled in the bond feud with the note-holders, I felt quite loss. I read it again, but still I did not get a good picture of … Continue reading

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Buy-and-hold strategy does not mean buy and don’t sell

For those who may not know, buy and hold strategy is a proven strategy and is used by long-term investors in hope to benefit from the capital appreciation of the component stocks in a portfolio. It is often associated with … Continue reading

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The real cost of averaging down

“I do not like to lose”. Joseph Schooling who recently won an Olympic gold medal for Singapore mentioned this, possibly several times, during interviews. In fact, nobody likes to lose. Whether we are in school, at work, in games or … Continue reading

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ST article – Over 4 out of 10 have not saved for retirement (1st May 2016)

I came across this article on the Sunday Times, 1st May yesterday. It was a poll made by insurer, Aviva entitled “Over 4 in 10 not saved for retirement”. One column that caught my attention was “Wish someone else sort … Continue reading

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Remember that money is made when we buy during pessimism

In the last few months, the stocks markets in many regions were reeling down from their highs around April. Several months have passed and many investors seemed to have distanced themselves from the stock market. Some even vowed not to … Continue reading

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