General Advice About Investing and Trading

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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3 Things to Think about before You ‘Average Down’ on Your Shareholdings in a Company

Over the past couple of days, I have received quite a number of questions seeking my advise on whether they should ‘average down’ on their shareholdings in a company. While I am unable to give a ‘yes or no’ reply to this question (as all of us invest differently), I have suggested 3 things they can consider which (hopefully) will help them with making the eventual decision and in this post, I will be sharing what these three things are (so that you too, can benefit from it…)

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‘Is Investing Risky?’

My post today was inspired by someone I bumped into a couple of days back in my neighbourhood (whom I have not seen in years), and when he learned that I’m now a full-time retail investor, he asked me the above question. I felt that was an interesting question to write about and in my post today, you can read about my reply to him – hopefully it will also help to address some of the concerns you may have regarding investing – for those of you who are new to it…

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The Rise and Fall of the STI over the Years (in My Own Words)

At one look, Singapore’s benchmark Straits Times Index have been on an upward climb since late 1998 – where it climbed from around 800 points then to over 3,600 points (recorded in April 2018) – that’s an increase by over 350% in 20 years! However, between this period, the movements of the index is anything but smooth sailing – there are 6 occasions between October 1992 till time of writing where the index have climbed up and eventually peaked, started its descend down to a bottom, gradually recovered, and climbed up again to form another high. Let me share with you these 6 occasions in greater detail in this post today…

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