General Advice About Investing and Trading

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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How to Read “The Edge Singapore” for Free

One of the most popular local publications that we investors read on a regular basis is “The Edge Singapore.” Recently, I discovered a way for us to read this weekly publication for free. Here’s how you can start reading the latest (along with previous issues) of “The Edge Singapore” in 5 simple steps…

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A Gentle Reminder: Please Do Not Panic…

Is your current long-term investment in a deep sea of red? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many investors are also in the same situation as you (myself included.) For those of you who are thinking of emptying your entire portfolio and exiting the market right now, I suggest you read this post first, and ask yourself these 4 questions before you do anything…

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Navigating through a Volatile Stock Market… You are Not Alone..

At the time of writing, Singapore’s Straits Times Index have fallen by 23% from its peak of 3,641 in April 2018. The bears have certainly taken over from the bulls for now. Given the situation of Covid-19 around the world, I foresee the market condition to continue to be volatile, and that the Straits Time Index will suffer from a steeper fall ahead. As such, in my post today, I’d be sharing with you what I’d be doing to navigate in the tough market conditions ahead…

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What Do I Look for When Shortlisting for Companies to Invest?

One of the very first things we need to do when it comes to building our long-term portfolio is to identify the companies we are interested to invest our hard-earned money in. In this post, I’ll be sharing with you my selection criteria when it comes to shortlisting companies to invest my money in, along with how I determine the price point I’d like to invest in the company…

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