Investing & Trading

Why you need more cash in 2018

Keep it, and over time it will be worth less and less. It doesn't yield anything. Multiple rounds of quantitative easing by the..
 

Prepare for the next crisis like this…

Global stock markets keep heading higher and higher… credit markets are increasingly overextended… and geopolitics are more harrowing than ever...
 

Year of the Dog 2018

The Earth Dog will take centre stage from 16 Feb 2018 when we welcome in the Lunar New Year. Being the 11th Chinese astrology sign, the Dog is a symbol of intelligence and protection...
 

MegaTrust 4Q17

The MegaTrust Yangtze Funds all gained around 2% in December and 10% in 4Q17, amid rising volatility of the China A-share market. The longest running Yangtze Fund II returned 24% in 2017, beating the MSCI China A Index by 11%. Meanwhile, the newly launched Yangtze Fund IV (Cayman) is up nearly 8% since inception on July 31, also beating the benchmark during the same period...
 

Newbie's Guide To Bitcoin Investing

Cryptocurrency continues to gain popularity among investors and venture capital firms. Several of these individuals are betting that Bitcoin is here to stay! Before taking a stand, let us have a quick look at the basics of Bitcoin...
 

Passive funds will feel the most pain when markets turn down

When markets are rising - as they are right now - it can make sense to passively invest in index funds. But when a downturn inevitably comes, passive funds will be hit the hardest. We're not the only commentator ringing the alarm bell. Warnings against passive strategies have been mounting throughout the year...
 

Spotting The Best Investment Ideas

There is a lot of fear and uncertainty in financial markets these days, with investors groping for directions amid a string of bad news, from Brexit to the threat of another interest rate hike in the US...
 

Is It Too Late To Buy Bitcoin?

Right now, you may be wondering: is Bitcoin a speculative bubble? And, if it’s not, is it too late to buy in? Well, the answer to that is: it depends. To my mind, the price of Bitcoin is going up because people think it will keep going up. And that’s pure speculation. But not everyone agrees...
 

How To Avoid Investment Traps In The Platform Age

Right now, investors are in love with new, disruptive businesses, particularly those with platforms that shorten the path between supplier and end user. Many of these businesses are sporting eye-watering valuations that seem hard to justify. Is it time for a return to value investing? We think so...
 

How Not To Invest

So you’ve started a trading account, read up on basic investing, and are all set to join the ranks of Singapore’s retail investors. But before you do, perhaps it’s best to understand some of the common mistakes that some retail investors fall prey to...
 

Forget Hot Tips, It’s All About Strategy

Considering how much time we spend grappling with our finances and trying to build nest eggs for retirement, it is amazing that financial literacy is still not on the core educational curriculum...
 

When to buy a stock: The 3 best times to buy stocks at a discount

When to buy a stock: The 3 best times to buy stocks at a discount If you study the Investment Quadrant, you realise that selecting a good company is only part of the equation. The final step is to buy a stock only when it’s trading at a low valuation. Remember, a good company can still be a bad investment if you overpay for it. So knowing when to buy a stock cheap is just as important as picking the right company if you want to earn good returns in the stock market in the long run....
 

Beating The Investment Pros At Their Game

Beating The Investment Pros At Their Game One of the most curious things I find in the financial markets – where thousands of professionals are locked in daily competition – is how little you really have to do in order to get a decent return in stocks....
 

Contrarian Investing: Dreman’s Philosophy & Strategy

Contrarian Investing: Dreman’s Philosophy & Strategy David Dreman is the chairman of Dreman Value Management Inc. and his Dreman’s High Return Fund is one of the all-time highest returning mutual funds in the USA since its introduction in 1988. He is widely knowns for his iconic contrarian investment strategy and has authored a few books that revolves around this theme, including the investing classic and bestseller “Contrarian Investment Strategy: The Psychology of Stock Market Success(1980)”....
 

Trading is easy, isn’t it?

Trading is easy, isn’t it? (Part 2) In my previous article “Trading is easy, isn’t it? [20 Nov 16] (Part 1) click HERE”, I have discussed the importance of one’s psychology in trading. However, I have only given a general outline on risk management and trading system which are also very important topics....
 

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