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Xushuang Chen
As a Communications Studies graduate specialising in journalism, Xushuang is keen to observe and explore issues that readers want to know more about, and to deliver quality content through engaging writing.

She also strives to share her interest in investments and finance by delivering content that is clear and relatable to all.

No. of Articles : 26
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Jack Ma’s 2 Major Investment Mistakes

Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba, is known to have this advice for young entrepreneurs: “Make enough mistakes. Any mistake is a wonderful revenue for you…You fall down many times, stand up. Don’t worry. Enjoy the show.”

  • 16 December 2015
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    5 Things You May Not Know about Ken Chee

    You may recognise Ken Chee, award-winning entrepreneur and founder of 8 Investment as a successful investor and educator, but there are some things about him that you might not have heard of. Perhaps, it was the hardships and struggles, as well as the silver linings in Ken’s life that shaped him into who he is today.

  • 02 December 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    Ken Chee: 3 Misperceptions You May Have about Investing

    Multi-millionaire value investor, award-winning entrepreneur and founder of the 8I Group Ken Chee is also the author of the book “Value Investing for Beginners”. The book serves as a simple guide for new investors to help them kick-start their investing journeys. With the help of many case studies as well as Ken’s own anecdotes, it teaches readers how to unearth good businesses for investment and apply the effective process of value investing.

  • 30 November 2015
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    Ken Chee: 3 Keys To Value Investing Success & Financial Freedom

    During our interview, multi-millionaire value investor, author, award-winning entrepreneur and founder of 8 Investment Ken Chee said that he was “not smart”. But this is the same person who transformed 8 Investment from a private investment business with $0 start-up capital into a public-listed company with a market capitalization in excess of S$150,000,000 within 6 years. Apart from years of experience and practice, he also attributed his success to three important mindsets, which he is happy to share.

  • 25 November 2015
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    Ken Chee: 3 Keys To Picking Value Stocks Despite Troubled Times

    If you don’t really enjoy reading complex charts, statistics and looking out for trends day-to-day, fret not, because investment educator Ken Chee doesn’t either. In fact, the businessman and multi-millionaire who has attained financial freedom by age 34 prefers to adopt the style of value investing, which he finds to be a good way of earning passive income. Here are three main key points about value investing that he has shared with us through an interview.

  • 23 November 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    Kevin Gin: 3 Questions on how US Rate Hike Affects Chinese Economy

    In a recent article by Bloomberg, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and New York Fed President William Dudley had acknowledged that a rate hike this December could still be a “live possibility”. But again, that is only given the condition that the economy has grown sufficiently, and that jobs data has improved. What does a possible December hike in the US mean to China then? We have interviewed Founder and Principal of Alpha Capital Kevin Gin, whose investment expertise lies in China. Below is a slightly edited version of the interview.

  • 16 November 2015
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    Daniel Loh: Skip Value Investing; Focus on Growth Stocks

    After going through a correction phase (around July to October), the Straits Times Index seems to be on a road towards gradual recovery. But local investment educator Daniel Loh actually expects the global economy to “hit the bottom” in the next few months and into 2016. According to him, Singapore is likely to follow suit.

  • 11 November 2015
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    Jane Fu: Answers to 2 Questions that Really Bother Investors Right Now

    It’s near the end of 2015, and now is a good time to sum up the past happenings and look forward to 2016. In the recently concluded Shares Investment Conference, Financial Risk Manager Jane Fu from CMC Markets gave us a recap of 2015, and shared with us her expectations for the coming year. She also addressed the below questions that have bothered investors for the year, and shared her insights.

  • 06 November 2015
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    Louis Wong: Top 2 Sectors to Benefit from China’s “13.5″

    Even as China’s recently announced two-child policy snatches the headlines, here is something no less important: China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (or 13.5 in short). Five-Year Plans (FYPs) are basically social and economic development blueprints, with targets that guide Chinese regulators throughout its five-year implementation period. China’s “13.5”, which is the first one approved by Xi Jinping, will be running from 2016-2020.

  • 04 November 2015
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    Dr Chan: 2 Ways to Analyse the Stock Market

    Many investors are concerned over the timing and magnitude of the much anticipated US Federal Reserve rate hike, as well as economic figures of superpowers like the US and China. These, however, are not the main issues that renowned author and investment guru Dr Chan Yan Chong focused on in the recently concluded Shares Investment Conference.

  • 30 October 2015
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    Daniel Loh: 2nd Phase of Bull Now; Invest in Commodities

    Stock indexes across the world have seen simultaneous decline over the period of April to October. For instance, the Straits Times Index (STI), German Stock Index (DAX), Hang Seng Index, and MSCI Taiwan Index, etc., has each seen a drop from its highest point to its lowest point over the period, which accounted for more than 20 percent.

  • 28 October 2015
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    Louis Wong: 3 Reasons China is Attractive Again; Buy Energy

    The Chinese stock market has faced a tumultuous second half—the stock market bubble was popped in June, causing A-shares value to plunge by a third within a month. Major aftershocks were seen in July and August, as the Shanghai stock market continued to fall despite government intervention.

  • 16 October 2015
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    Daniel Loh: Bull Still Running, Buy Commodities While You Can

    Here are a few recent happenings that would concern investors: the latest US Jobs Report release showing weaker-than-expected payroll expansion, and the surge in gold prices last Friday. Does this mean that the US economy is going to be dragged further and further down by the slowing global economy, and that investors should bet heavily on gold now? We have interviewed local investment guru Daniel Loh for his views on the above questions.

  • 09 October 2015
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    Daniel Loh: Hold & Wait; Buy Growth Stocks When Market Recovers

    Economists and analysts have yet to arrive at an agreement to when the US Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates. Some are looking forward to a rate hike in this December, while others think that it is more likely to happen next year. As such, we have interviewed local investment guru Daniel Loh for his views on the issue.

  • 05 October 2015
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    Yuan Devaluation: Pick Industry-Specific Stocks

    China has depreciated the value of the yuan by approximately 4 percent in August, sparking concerns over the possibility of a currency war. Economists have suggested that this sudden depreciation might trigger a fresh round of currency weakening around the emerging world and provoke global recession. With regards to this topic, we have interviewed active market trader, registered fund manager, educator and author Mr DAR Wong, as well as Chinese equities expert Mr Kevin Gin, for their views.

  • 30 September 2015
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    DAR Wong: Stay Away from Chinese Equities for Now

    China’s economic slowdown has sent stock markets all over the world into panic, and it was this uncertainty that had persuaded the US Federal reserve to keep interest rates on hold. To make matters even more worrying, China has also devalued its currency in August, which made it around 2% weaker against the US dollar. Why is this so and what does this mean to investors? To answer these questions, we have interviewed Mr DAR Wong, active market trader, registered fund manager, educator and author for his insights. Below is a slightly edited version of the interview.

  • 28 September 2015
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    DAR Wong: Fed Rates Not Raised; 2 Things Investors Can Take Note Of

    The US Federal Reserve has decided to leave its interest-rate target unchanged. The reasons given are that the economy has not recovered enough, as well as slowing job growth, and the resulting low inflation, which further lessens the need to raise interest rates.

  • 18 September 2015
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    GE2015: How 3 Parties’ CPF Proposals Will Affect You

    The General Election is just around the corner, and as expected, the issue of Central Provident Fund (CPF) is fiercely debated between PAP and the opposition parties. So, what exactly do the latter want for a change?

  • 09 September 2015
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    El. Erian: Feds Will Wait; Buy Commodities

    Outlook for investors (based on El-Erian’s views): Reluctant Fed rate hike, possible volatility, and outflows pave a bumpy road for emerging market assets. Even if rates were to be hiked, it was mentioned in an earlier article by S&P experts that the hike would be minimal. As such, commodities seem to be the short-term performer.

  • 03 September 2015
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    Winning the Game of Stocks: A Simple Guide before Playing the Game

    If you have watched the Game of Thrones, you might have found the plot shockingly unpredictable.The “game of stocks” is similar in terms of its unpredictability. Speculating the movements of the stock market is hard. Its emotions can be volatile, irrational, and indecipherable as they are affected by the emotions of millions of players in the market.

  • 31 August 2015
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    Adam Khoo: Knowing How to Invest Is the Best Investment

    17 percent of Singaporean households are millionaires, and the numbers are still growing. Today, Singapore still remains the most expensive city in the world, which makes it seem even harder for one to gain financial freedom, considering how much spending is required.

  • 27 August 2015
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    Global Stock Shock: Why and What’s Next

    24th August is now known by the world as China’s “Black Monday”. The Shanghai composite index has dropped by 8.5 percent, wiping out all gains made this year. This very gloomy Monday has also sparked global losses, wiping hundreds of billions of dollars off world markets and sent global stocks plunging.

  • 25 August 2015
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    Jack Ma Sees More Hidden Treasures for Alibaba

    Jack Ma, chairman of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, is currently the wealthiest man in China, with a net worth of US$19.5 billion. Many also see him as the most resourceful, dynamic, and innovative CEO in all of China. A little lesser known is the fact that he is also a kung fu novel fanatic who started his career as a humble English teacher. Sounds like a legend? So does Alibaba’s immense success from scratch. Even amidst speculations of China’s economic downturn, its key investment highlights that suggest why the company is still attractive to investors.

  • 05 August 2015
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    CNBC Fast Money: Love Of A Lifetime Stocks

    To commemorate US’s 239th birthday, CNBC’s “Fast Money” team picked several stocks that could possibly be held for the next 239 years to come. However, 239 years is too long a period to make absolute predictions. We cannot even say for sure which companies would still exist in next five years, let alone the coming century, or more than two centuries for that matter.

  • 29 July 2015
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    DBS: Top Sectors and Picks amidst Slowing Economy

    The signs for the Singapore economy are not looking bright. Against the backdrop of external events including a more volatile China equity market and China’s economic slowdown, worries of “Grexit”, oil price fluctuations, and shifts in expectations for timing of US rate hikes, there is a possibility of slower growth and further earnings downgrades for Singapore companies in 2H. Excluding external factors, 3Q is already a seasonally volatile quarter, as major corrections in the past 10 years tended to take place in August/ September.

  • 23 July 2015
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    RHB: HKEx Prices Turning Attractive Again, Buying Recommended

    Despite the fact that HKEx’s share prices has recently experienced its longest losing streak on record, RHB Group now views HXEx’s prices as “attractive”, and has raised its recommendation status from “neutral” to “buy”.

  • 16 July 2015
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