General Advice About Investing and Trading

A Quick and Easy Way to Study about a Company without Browsing through its Annual Reports

I can’t stress enough the importance of getting a good understanding about a company before you make any investment decisions. At the same time, I fully understand the time constraints that you may have (as you’re probably working full-time) to read through the annual reports of companies. Here’s a ‘quick and easy’ way to learn about a company (and help you determine whether or not the company makes a good investment) using ShareInvestor’s WebPro platform. In this post, you will find the exact steps to take (which I personally am using as well) to learn about the essentials of a company, and I hope you’ll find the contents within useful…

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Questions Relating to My Entry into the US Equities Market (along with My Responses)

I have received a number of emails from readers of my site on my rationale for my move into the US market, along with questions on the US market’s current bullish run, things to look out for when analysing a US-listed company, and how much of their investment portfolio should consist of US companies – all of which you will find my responses to in this post…

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An Interview about My Investment Journey, Site, and Views about S-REITs’ Investor Relations

I recently did an email interview conducted by a project group from a local university to share my challenges faced as a retail investor, as well as in running this site (The Singaporean Investor), my investment criteria, along with my views on the engagement by the S-REITs’ investor relations (with unitholders.) I thought the questions were well asked and that you may be interested in my responses to them, and I sought their permission to publish it in today’s post…

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Investing vs. Trading – What are the Similarities and Differences?

Recently, I have come across several posts on investment forums, as well as received emails, from newbies where they get mixed up between investing and trading. As such, I’ve decided to dedicate my post today to share about the similarities and differences between the both of them, with hope that, after reading this share, you will have a much better understanding about the two of them…

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A New Bull Run has Just Started on the STI. What’s Next?

Yesterday, Singapore’s benchmark STI went up by 3.4% to close at 2,700 points – which represents a 20% recovery from the trough of 2,209 points, and this signifies the start of another new bull run. So, what led to the STI recovering and starting another round of bull run, and what possibly could happen which may drag the STI down once again? You can find out my personal thoughts in today’s post, along with the investment decisions I have made when the STI was at its low back in March (and how are they performing now…)

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What You Need to Know About Trading or Investing in the Hong Kong Stock Market

I became interested in the Hong Kong Stock Market from a conversation I had with an investor friend of mine last week – who shared with me that now is a good opportunity to be invested n Hong Kong-listed stocks. With zero knowledge in The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX), I decided to conduct some research myself to find out everything I need to know about trading in the HKEX, and in my post today, I’ll be sharing with you everything I’ve researched (for the benefit of those who, just like me, would like to know more about buying/selling shares in the HKEX…)

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How Often do You Check on the ‘Health’ of Your Investments?

Apart from conducting the necessary researches to learn about a company before you invest in it, as investors, we need to also keep ourselves updated on the latest developments about the company thereafter – this is so that we can spot any ‘red flags’ early and do the necessary before we end up losing all our hard-earned money. In this post, you’ll read about the 5 things I personally do to stay updated on the latest developments about the companies I am invested in…

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‘Would You Marry Someone Who You Meet for the First Time?’

At the first glance, this question appears to have no relevance to investing, but let me tell you, it has everything to do with it – just like you do not make the decision to spend the rest of your life with someone you met for the very first time, you should not put your hard-earned money into a company you come across for the first time; recently, I come across individuals who are new to investing making this mistake, which resulted in them suffering from crushing losses as a result. In my post today, I’d like to share with you what you should do instead before you invest your hard-earned money into any company…

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