General Advice About Investing and Trading

New to Investing and Looking for Fundamentally Sound Companies to Invest? Here’s a Good Place to Start…

One of the most common questions I have been asked by people who are new to investing is, ‘There are so many listed companies in the Singapore, United States, and Hong Kong market. Where do I start?’ In this post, you’ll find a list of companies in all the 3 markets I have done reviews on (particularly, you’ll find reviews of 19 Singapore-listed companies, 41 NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed companies, and 10 Hong Kong-listed companies), which I feel will provide a good starting point. But despite having said that, the posts does not represent any buy or sell recommendations for any of the companies. You should always do your own due diligence before committing to making any investment decisions…

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My Year in Review: 2022

With the year 2022 coming to a close, I felt it is timely for me to share a review of my investment and trading journey this year. If I were to sum up the entire year in one word, it will be the word ‘challenging.’ In this post, you’ll find key highlights about my year (as a retail investor cum trader) to note (both the good, as well as the bad…)

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Webinar Replay: My Views and Outlook of the Chinese Market

Earlier today (02 November 2022), I was being interviewed by the COO of InvestingNote, Mr Ethan Ho, on my views and outlook of the Chinese market – where I talked about possible reasons why the Hang Seng Index and Hang Seng Tech Index have fallen by more than 50% and 70% respectively (at the time of the interview), catalysts and risks for the Chinese market to rebound or fall even further down, as well as my technical analysis of the 2 Hong Kong indexes, Alibaba, Meituan Dianping, and Tencent. For those of you who have missed the ‘live’ session, not worry, as you can catch the replay in this post…

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8 Things to Note about the New UOBAM Ping An ChiNext ETF

For those of you who are looking to diversify your investment portfolio to invest in the Chinese market, yet at the same time not well-versed in Chinese to study the annual reports of individual companies, the new UOBAM Ping An ChiNext ETF is one you can consider. With this new ETF, you’ll be able to get instant access to the ChiNext Market, which is less accessible to foreign retail investors. In this post, you’ll learn about the essentials you need to know about this newly launched ETF, which I hope will give you a better understanding at the end of it…

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How to Profit from Bullish and Bearish Markets with UBS’ Daily Leverage Certificates (DLCs)

Daily Leverage Certificates, or DLCs for short, offers a way for short-term traders to profit from either market direction. If you are new to this exchange-traded investment product, not to worry, as in this article, you’ll learn about the basics you need to know about them, including more information about what DLCs are, how to trade them, misconceptions people have about trading DLCs, pros and cons about trading them, and finally, what you can do if you want to get your feet wet in trading DLCs without using your own money…

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Is it Time to ‘Run Road’?

The latest Fed interest rate announcement (in late-September 2022), along with its insistence on its hawkish stance have sent markets tumbling lower – with everything that’s going on right now, its little wonder why many are feeling jittery and have made the decision to sell off all their equities (and in so doing, suffer from huge capital losses.) Question, is this the right thing to do? In this post, you’ll find my analysis about the current situation, outlook in the months ahead, along with what I’d be doing both as a long-term investor, as well as a short-term swing trader…

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How Do I Execute a Long Swing Trade in the US Market

During my interview with InvestingNote sometime last month, I was asked on my strategy to execute a ‘long’ swing trade in the US market. In today’s post, you’ll learn about the technical indicators I personally use to identify good trading setups, how I identify my entry price, profit, and stop-loss targets, and also when I will not execute a trade, even though the technical indicators suggests a good trading setup…

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InvestingNote’s Interview with The Singaporean Investor

I’m deeply honoured to be interviewed by the COO of InvestingNote, Mr Ethan Ho, this afternoon (16 February 2022) where I shared more about myself, metrics I look at when it comes to investing in a REIT, and also my thoughts about inflation in general. For those of you who’ve missed out the interview, you can watch a replay of it here…

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What will be the Impact of Impending Interest Rate Hikes on S-REITs?

A couple of days ago, a friend of mine asked for my thoughts about the impact of interest rate hikes on S-REITs, along with the impact on their unit prices. I felt that the question was an interesting one, and possibly one where my readers would also like me to cast some light on. As such, I’ve decided to pen down my response to the question in this post, which I hope you’ll find useful…

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