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What Are REITs?

REITs have historically shown competitive growth vis-à-vis other forms of securities such as stocks.

  • REITsWeek
  • 16 October 2015
  • Education
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    4 Valuation Ratios To Help Your Investments

    Valuation, one of the most exciting things ever to circulate in investment language. More often than not, this is one of the building blocks that form the final decision of whether or not you might even consider that stock/company into your portfolio.

  • Louis Kent Lee and Tan Jia Hui
  • 09 October 2015
  • Education
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    Successful Investors Are Vulnerable And Humble About It

    Successful investors, being humans, can make mistakes too. What is important is the attitude that set when investing, which could well help determine our successes or failures.

  • Alvin.Chow
  • 24 August 2015
  • Education, Featured
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    Look At The Operating Cash Flow Instead Of Earnings

    When a company releases their annual reports, or financial earnings, a specific part that’s most looked at, is none other than earnings, or net income. But, it can be easily manipulated.

  • 25 June 2015
  • Education
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    The 4 Key Things Warren Buffett Looks At

    While Buffett may not use all of them for every investment, these common attributes consistently surface as guidance for his choices. Find out the things he looks out for inside.

  • Shane Goh
  • 12 June 2015
  • Education
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    Why Binary Options are the Next Generation of Investments

    We live in a world where everything runs on a fast track. Accordingly, people are interested in generating maximum profits in minimum time and risk.

  • 08 June 2015
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    A Guide On Numbers Within The Income Statement (SOCI)

    The core of fundamental analysis starts with reading the financial statements. The financial statements are broken into 3 distinct parts, and we will start by walking your through the Income Statement.

  • 03 June 2015
  • Education
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    3 Tips To Increasing Returns On REITs Investments

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are generally viewed as dividend plays, providing a steady distribution stream. But are there ways for the savvy investor to increase returns on their REITs portfolio?

  • Tan Jia Hui
  • 17 April 2015
  • Education, Featured
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    The Dangers of Investing In IPOs

    It can be exciting to invest in IPOs, or initial public offerings. The thought of being one of the first investors in a newly-listed company, and the idea of being able to get onto the “train to riches” early, can be great motivating factors for an investor to participate in IPOs.

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 04 March 2015
  • Education
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    Identifying Moats Like Warren Buffett (Part 1)

    The legend behind value investing is well-known for identifying great companies from mediocre ones. This, is done through the identification of moats when you analyse companies.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 11 February 2015
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    2 Handy Warren Buffett Tips For The Current Rout In Oil Stocks

    The oil and gas industry has been rife with uncertainty in the last six months with oil prices looking like this…

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 02 February 2015
  • Education
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    16 Businesses You Didn’t Know Were Listed

    You may have patronised these businesses before. Some may even be your favourite hunt. So if the brands you like are actually listed on SGX, would you be interested to invest in them?

  • Alvin.Chow
  • 22 January 2015
  • Education, Featured
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    How To Use The Dividend Yield

    Many investors are obsessed with dividends. We don’t find that surprising, after all, dividend income, is a recurring stream of income. But what does it mean when people ask, how much is the yield?

  • 19 January 2015
  • Education
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    How To Prevent Your Next Market Loss – Money, Performance And Hot States

    In a cold state, we can think very rationally. But, as much as we hate to admit, when it comes to trading or investing, our nerves become too hard to contain and we often enter a hot state, in which we are prone to bad decisions. So what can investors do to prevent such situations?

  • Alvin.Chow
  • 15 January 2015
  • Education, Featured
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    How You Can Pick Winning Shares like Investing Greats

    Picking stocks that win can be difficult. What if you can mimic the investing greats and replicate their styles of choosing stocks to profit from?

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 05 December 2014
  • Education
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    Trading Success Requires A Blueprint

    There is an ancient Greek maxim that applies to every modern-day retail trader or investor: “know thyself.” In other words, in order to realize any level of success, you must develop a trading plan that is right for you and suits your personality.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 03 December 2014
  • Education
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    A Stress-Free Way to Pick Singapore Stocks

    The beauty of rules-based investment strategies is that because you are following a fixed set of criteria, you will be able to evaluate your strategy over time. With that, we give you a stress free way to pick Singapore stocks.

  • 26 November 2014
  • Education
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    The 5 Ways Companies Cook Their Books

    When news of a firm’s fraudulent acts is being reported and the shares subsequently suspended, it will be too late for investors. What if there are signs to look out for that might raise some red flags?

  • Shane Goh
  • 17 September 2014
  • Education
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    Why Does A Company’s Profitability Matter To You – Part 3

    From gross margin to operating margin, our last stop of this series brings us to two other important measures of profitability, return on equity and return on assets. Find out more.

  • Peter Ng
  • 29 August 2014
  • Education
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    The Most Important Trading Decision You Must Make

    One thing that defines successful traders is that they have a clearly defined plan for getting out of a trade regardless of whether it is a winning or losing one.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 27 August 2014
  • Education
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    3 ‘T’s To Avoid Pitfalls In Trading

    A large part of being successful in trading is not to give it all back. Here are three potential ways to minimise your losses.

  • Shane Goh and Peter Ng
  • 19 August 2014
  • Education
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    Why Does A Company’s Profitability Matter To You – Part 2

    We know that gross margin represents an important measure to evaluate a company’s profitability. Now, What should an investor do to assess a company’s profitability if a company does not have a gross margin?

  • Peter Ng
  • 15 August 2014
  • Education, Featured
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    Picking Stocks Throughout The Business Cycle

    As of 1 August, 775 firms are traded on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), dwarfed by approximately 2,800 companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and about 3,100 counters sitting on the Nasdaq.

  • Shane Goh
  • 08 August 2014
  • Education
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    Simplify Your Trading Plan

    How much money will you commit to a trade? Ever think about that? Ever wondered if there was a simple strategy to that? So, let me simplify it for you.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 21 July 2014
  • Education
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    Why A Company’s Profitability Matters To You – Part 1

    A company with growing revenue paired with a sinking level of profitability is a red flag for investors. Do you know what to look for?

  • Peter Ng
  • 17 July 2014
  • Education
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    How To Use The P/E Ratio?

    Like the P/B ratio discussed a while back, the Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio is part of the family of valuation ratios. It is still one of the most common measures to identify how expensive or cheap a stock is.

  • 04 July 2014
  • Education
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    How To Use The P/B Ratio

    I’m pretty sure you’ve heard people tossing this phrase around whenever they’re talking about stocks. “It’s discounted because its P/B ratio is below one!”. So what is this P/B ratio anyway?

  • 24 June 2014
  • Education
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    In Forex, (Position) Size Matters

    Your risk amount forms the basis of your position sizing, or the process of calculating the size of your trade. The risk amount is normally represented as either a percentage of your trading capital or you may use a fixed dollar amount.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 01 May 2014
  • Education
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    Traders Need To Treat The Markets Like A Battlefield

    When trading you need an edge, something that gives you a statistical advantage over the other players within a market. It also means you have to have a tested plan and stick to it.

  • 20 March 2014
  • Education
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    Learning Points From Buffett’s Recent Letter To Shareholders

    The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, has recently, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders, shared insights, which I think are good learning doctrines for anyone investing in stocks.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 13 March 2014
  • Education
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    The Doji: One of My Favourite Candlestick Patterns

    There is a well-known saying in trading that goes, “trade what you see, not what you believe”.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 11 March 2014
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    Why You Should Consider CFDs As One Of Your Investment Strategies

    We have seen volatility happening over the past few months. What if there’s a way to actively protect ride on this negativity and protect your current positions at the same time?

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 21 February 2014
  • Education
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    Determining Price Strength with the Relative Strength Index

    If, for example, the price forms a higher peak than the previous peak, but the RSI forms a lower peak, this would point toward a lack of strength in the price and it may lead to a fall.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 24 January 2014
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    What Chart Types Are You?

    So we’ve got candlesticks, price and figure charts and even candlesticks with volume. All these chart options, which one suits you best?

  • Collin Seow
  • 16 January 2014
  • Education, Perspective
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    Lessons From The Penny Stock Crash

    It has been two months since the penny stock crash. Still, the market is reeling from the repercussions. This issue, Shares Investment looks into the potential red flags that could prompt second looks as well as ways to avoid getting oneself into a sticky situation.

  • Ong Qiuying and Choo Hao Xiang
  • 06 December 2013
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    A View to Underlying Trends Using Directional Movement Indicators

    Many forex traders believe in the importance of trends, and consequently, they include some trend-following component in their trading strategies. The ability to demonstrate the strength of a trend is key.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 04 December 2013
  • Education
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    Regular Shares Savings Plans – Five Key Facts For Investors

    Compared to the 2.5 percent interest rate on CPF deposit accounts, over the past five years, automated investing of $100 in the STI at the end of every month generated an annualised total return of 6.1 percent.

  • 19 November 2013
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    Chart Formation – Continuation Patterns (Part I)

    For this article, we will touch on another form of price patterns known as “The Triangles” or continuation patterns where the price is expected to break out after a consolidation phase.

  • ChartNexus
  • 15 November 2013
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    3 Myths Regarding Shari’ah Compliant REITs

    Shari’ah Compliant REITs have ample track record of giving reliable dividends even during times of economic slowdown.

  • REITsWeek
  • 30 October 2013
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    Interpreting The MACD Trading Signal

    When the MACD crosses above the slower signal line, this is a cue to buy (a ‘bullish’ signal). The opposite is also true: when the MACD falls below the signal line, it is a prompt to sell (a ‘bearish’ signal).

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 30 October 2013
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    M1 – Trend Trading Case Study

    With the higher highs and higher lows formed over the past few months, M1 is in a strong uptrend. The recent pullback presents trading opportunities and M1 may continue on its uptrend.

  • ChartNexus
  • 28 October 2013
  • Education, Trend Spotting
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    What Is The Convertible Sukuk

    You may have read that Sabana REIT, Singapore’s first Shari’ah Compliant REIT, has successfully issued and utilised the country’s first convertible Sukuk.

  • REITsWeek
  • 16 October 2013
  • Education, Featured
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    An Introduction to the Stochastic Oscillator Indicator

    The Stochastic Oscillator is another popular indicator that is widely used by traders. It is a momentum indicator that gauges support and resistance levels.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 01 October 2013
  • Education
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    Mr IPO: How To Get Placement Shares

    Missing out on IPOs? Can’t get any placement shares? Read this article where IPO guru, Mr IPO, shares some tips on how to get those placement shares!

  • Mr.IPO
  • 25 September 2013
  • Education, Tradeable
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    Blending Technicals For A Thorough Analysis – Fibonacci Retracement, The Finale

    We ended off our last article promising you one robust analysis tying together Fibonacci Retracement and Extension along with other indicators to create scenarios, which would equip you with potential share price movements before they unfold. Here’s two.

  • Shane Goh
  • 30 August 2013
  • Education
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    An Introduction To The Parabolic SAR Indicator

    Using indicators, it is possible to anticipate the direction of a price’s movement with a reasonable level of accuracy.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 27 August 2013
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    Finding Profits Beyond 100% – Fibonacci Retracement Part 3

    Thus far, we have conducted our analysis based on retracement levels between 0% – 100%. However, being confined to these values, we are only able to identify pivot points within the previous price movement. What if we could use Fibonacci to predict potential support/resistance levels beyond this range?

  • Shane Goh
  • 16 August 2013
  • Education
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    Two Is Better Than One, Combining With Other Indicators – Fibonacci Retracement Part 2

    In part one of our series, we introduced the Fibonacci Retracement, a technical analysis tool, which is able to calculate potential support and resistance levels based on a previous movement in the stock price.

  • Shane Goh
  • 26 July 2013
  • Education
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    The Right Approach To Forex Trading

    Why do people trade currencies? For most, the primary motivation is to make money.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 19 July 2013
  • Education
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    Sembcorp Industries And Keppel Corporation: Not Just Oil Rig Plays

    When we buy Keppel Corp (Kep Corp) or Sembcorp Industries (SembCorp) to get an exposure to the oil rig industry, we are also exposed to the cycles, volatility and changes in the dynamics of this industry.

  • Ng Tian Khean
  • 16 July 2013
  • Education
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    Applying The Golden Ratio To Technical Analysis – Fibonacci Retracement Part 1

    In the face of market volatility, having a tool to provide you with potential support and resistance prices along with key reversal pivots could help keep you on the favorable side of the trend.

  • Shane Goh
  • 12 July 2013
  • Education
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    What Is Quantitative Easing?

    Quantitative Easing (QE) has been a buzzword in the financial markets for the past few years but what does it really mean?

  • Kathy Lien
  • 09 July 2013
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    The Signal And The Noise: A Statistical Comparison Of Five REITs

    REITs are sensitive to changes in interest rates; and the recent expectations of a tapering off in the U.S. monetary policy of Quantitative Easing has significantly pushed up bond yields.

  • Ng Tian Khean
  • 04 July 2013
  • Education
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    How Can Negative Yields Exist?

    We are not only living in a zero interest rate world but negative rates are becoming increasingly common. In normal times, when investors purchase bonds, they earn interest, also known as yield.

  • Kathy Lien
  • 25 June 2013
  • Education
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    Alternatives For Singaporeans For A Cheaper Entry Point To US Equities Markets

    The US equities market has performed exceptionally well thus far in 2013, with major indices such as the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) and Dow Jones Industrial Average reaching historical highs in recent months. However, since most of us reading this reside in Singapore, how can we join the party?

  • 21 June 2013
  • Education
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    Timing Is Everything In Forex

    In order to devise an effective and time-efficient trading strategy, it is important to be aware of how much market activity occurs during different times in order to maximize the number of trading opportunities during those market hours.

  • Kathy Lien
  • 11 June 2013
  • Education
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    How To Get Started In Forex Trading

    As a speaker and author, I’ve been privileged to meet thousands of people at investment conferences worldwide. Inevitably, the one thing most of them ask me is, “How do I get started in trading foreign exchange?”

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 07 June 2013
  • Education
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    Are You Investing In The Right Trust?

    While yield plays are the hot favourite in this low interest rate and high liquidity environment, most of the action has been on REITs instead of the lesser known business trusts. Are investors of business trusts in danger of being left behind?

  • Ong Qiuying and Choo Hao Xiang
  • 31 May 2013
  • Education
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    How To Use Pin Bars To Identify Potential Reversals

    The pin bar is a common candlestick pattern that can be found at either the extreme reversal point of the trend, or at the start of a continuation of the trend.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 30 May 2013
  • Education
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    Traders: Practice Safe FX

    Herein lies the key: it’s not how often you get it right and wrong; it’s what happens when you get it right and wrong.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 15 May 2013
  • Education
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    Why Traders Use Technical Analysis

    Technical analysis is the study of movements in the price of a financial product, such as a currency pair, in order to determine the most likely outcome in the value of the product.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 02 May 2013
  • Education
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    Using Support And Resistance Levels To Help Assess Potential Price Movement

    In technical analysis, a support level is a low point that a price literally ‘bounces off’, as if there is a physical barrier that prevents it from moving lower. When viewed as a line plotted on a chart, a support level appears to hold up or ‘support’ the price, as the name implies.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 18 April 2013
  • Education
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    How to Use Average True Range (ATR) to Manage Risk

    The “average true range”, or ATR, is an average of the trading ranges of a currency pair over a period of time. Traders use it as a measure of volatility because it provides an indication of normal price movement. It’s a useful risk management tool because it assists in the placement of exit levels considering the volatility.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 03 April 2013
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    How to Use Triangles in Foreign Exchange Trading

    In the realm of technical analysis, there are numerous chart patterns that foreign exchange (forex) traders use to analyze and identify trading opportunities. One of the more popular patterns is triangles.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 14 March 2013
  • Education
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    How To Use Moving Averages In FX Trading

    Currency prices are determined by demand and supply flows in the foreign exchange market. Traders often rely on technical analysis tools such as moving average (MA) to follow trends in price action.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 28 February 2013
  • Education
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    How Central Bank Actions Influence Currency Rates

    In our previous article, we mentioned how economic fundamentals and interest rates affect currencies. Here, we will explore typical ways that central banks influence currency price movements.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 13 February 2013
  • Education
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    An Introduction To The Foreign Exchange Market

    The foreign exchange market (also known as forex and FX) facilitates the conversion of one national currency into another and is the world’s largest financial market, with over US$4 trillion being traded every day, on average.

  • Stuart McPhee
  • 17 December 2012
  • Education
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    Malaysia Ringgit Vs Singapore Dollar: The Rise Of South East Asia

    The Malaysian Ringgit and the Singapore dollar are two special currencies, which have seen quite a few turns throughout the past year as they weathered storms like the sluggish general market performance and Eurozone crisis debacle.

  • 23 November 2012
  • Education
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    The Science Of Trading

    How many times have you heard someone say that “trading is an art, not a science”? I have heard that for years and years, and I have to say, it is probably the most ridiculous statement when it comes to trading.

  • 28 September 2012
  • Education
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    Chart Formation – Continuation Patterns (Part II)

    Our final price pattern in this second installment, the symmetrical triangle, addresses the scenario when at least two lower highs and two higher lows are formed.

  • 31 August 2012
  • Education
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    The Truth About Profitable Options Selling – More Than Meets The Eye

    Selling options have often been mistaken by the common investors. Common investors see this instrument as a high-risk play.

  • 30 July 2012
  • Education
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    Bollinger Band® – Trading On Volatility (Part II)

    After digesting how the Bollinger Band is used to generate high probability buy signals, it is time to reveal how such sell signals are triggered.

  • 06 July 2012
  • Education
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    Bollinger Band® – Trading On Volatility (Part I)

    The recent year of 2011 was a good example of global melt-down and fast recovery, demonstrating how volatile the stock market can be. The Eurozone crisis had plagued global markets for much of 2011 with most indices hitting new lows in August when the credit rating of the US was downgraded by Standard & Poor’s.

  • 22 June 2012
  • Education
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    Fibonacci Retracement – Waiting For The Right Moment (Part II)

    We hope that you have gotten familiar with the identification of support and resistance levels using Fibonacci Retracement after reading part one of our two-part article.

  • 08 June 2012
  • Education
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    Fibonacci Retracement – Waiting For The Right Moment (Part I)

    The Straits Times Index (STI) encountered a major sell-down in early May 2012 which pushed stocks to their multi-month lows. In the financial markets, many people are looking for big rewards and are thinking that they could make a killing by buying stocks at their perceived low price.

  • 25 May 2012
  • Education
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    Black Beauty – Discover How Options Can Keep You Consistently In The Black

    Options, as a trading instrument has been far overplayed in the marketplace. It has earned its branding as a highly speculative investment vehicle. But people have simply failed to realize its innate beauty that it was created to do. If applied and used correctly, options are actually the most flexible investment product ever created by the markets.

  • Terence Tan
  • 17 May 2012
  • Education
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    Common Motivations Behind Securities Borrowing

    In the 1960s, most systems were paper-based which resulted in many errors and failed settlements. Securities Borrowing and Lending (“SBL”) began as a back-office function, aimed at reducing and settling the aforementioned errors.

  • 27 April 2012
  • Education
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    Perception Versus Reality – Trade What Is Real, Not What You Feel (Part 3)

    The two main forms of analysis in trading and investing are technical and fundamental analysis, and they are very real. However, thinking that mastering these two forms of analysis will lead to consistent low risk profits is an illusion second to none. The more an individual attempts to master these types of analysis, the more they may be layering subjective complex illusions on top of each other. This is a recipe for consistent failure. This article will focus on unveiling the major illusion of Fundamental Analysis.

  • 13 April 2012
  • Education
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    Forex Trading for Hedging Against Currency Risks

    Holding foreign stocks exposes the investor to both the stock’s risk and the foreign exchange risk. When deciding to invest in a foreign stock, the investor will have to make two separate decisions, which are whether or not to buy the stock and if he should buy the stock, and should he hedge against currency exchange rate risk.

  • Tho Mun Yi
  • 11 April 2012
  • Education
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    Insure Your Share Investments Using Protective Puts

    Protective Puts is a trading hedging strategy using options or structured warrants where it is applied as a hedge against a decrease in share prices.

  • Tho Mun Yi
  • 05 April 2012
  • Education
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    Have You Looked At The Disclosures?

    So tell me, what do you look at immediately when you delve into a company’s financial statement (FS)? Profits? Revenue? Growth? You would have probably said yes to all of them. Was it surprising? Not really. It is very common for people to immediately zoom into said areas as it conveys the well being of the firm, whether or not its revenue has fallen, grown, or is it more profitable now. These figures also then translate into ratios, which would then be used for different valuation purposes.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 30 March 2012
  • Education
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    Perception Vs Reality: Trade What is Real, Not What You Feel (Part 2)

    Once again we will focus on identifying and removing the veil of one of the many illusions from trading and investing. An illusion is an erroneous perception of reality. Illusions lead the average trader and investor to commit two consistent mistakes.

  • Shares Investment
  • 30 March 2012
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    Stock Market Is 40% Overvalued Based On This Study

    Yale economics professor Robert Shiller — who correctly called both the dot-com and housing bubbles — designed the “cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio,” or CAPE metric.

  • Shares Investment
  • 27 March 2012
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    Recognising And Overcoming The Psychology Behind Your Investment Decisions, Part IV

    After reading the previous three parts of this series of articles, and with any luck, you might be able to avoid the pitfalls of irrationality that plague many other private investors. Or maybe that is too optimistic a conclusion.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 16 March 2012
  • Education
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    Recognising The Psychology Behind Your Investment Decisions, Part III

    Investors tend to evaluate prospects or possible outcomes in terms of gains and losses relative to some reference point rather than the final stages of wealth

  • Simeon Ang
  • 02 March 2012
  • Education
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    Perception Versus Reality (Trade What Is Real, Not What You Feel)

    Consistent low risk profits from trading and investing is a challenge many millions of people take on, yet only a selected few are ever able to attain.

  • Shares Investment
  • 02 March 2012
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    Recognising The Psychology Behind Your (Irrational) Mind, Part II

    We continue to try to explain and increase understanding of the reasoning patterns of investors, including the emotional and cognitive processes involved and how much these processes affect and influence the decision making process.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 17 February 2012
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    Gaps, The Novice Trader Exposed

    By Sam Seiden (Online Trading Academy) In our live trading rooms at Online Trading Academy, we always make a big deal about gaps as they produce some of the lowest risk, highest reward, and highest probability trading opportunities for our students. One thing is very clear from our experience: Those who know what they are [...]

  • 17 February 2012
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    Recognising The Psychology Behind Your Investment Decisions (Part I)

    It’s a common dilemma: You know you have the wrong mix of investments, but you cannot bring yourself to fix the mess. Why is it so difficult to change? At issue, and perhaps central to how investors think is a relatively new school of thought dubbed “Behavioural Finance”.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 03 February 2012
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    Creating A Diversified Portfolio To Minimise Your Risks

    In this current uncertain outlook, diversification is more important than ever in the portfolio construction process.

  • Choo Hao Xiang and Ong Qiuying
  • 30 December 2011
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    The Art & Science of Understanding Emerging Economies (Part 1)

    Over the past two decades, we have witnessed many different multinational corporations (MNCs) increasingly looking to emerging markets (EMs) in the developing world for investment and growth opportunities due to the saturation of established market economies.

  • 22 December 2011
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    Romance Between Corporations: Generating Shareholder Value Through M&A?

    In this day and age, corporations have thrown themselves into courtships where flirting takes place in an otherwise deadly game of mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

  • Jade Lee and Simeon Ang
  • 02 December 2011
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    Investment Opportunities in Emerging Economies – BRICs

    The aftermath of the global financial crisis has brought contrasting signals between developed nations and emerging economies. While emerging economies experienced much sharper contractions than the developed countries during the crisis, they also experienced much stronger rebounds.

  • jason.liew
  • 22 November 2011
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    Is It Possible To Trade The News?

    The issue of Europe has completely dominated financial markets and news flow over the last 3 months. No single event, summit or meeting can determine the trend for any length of time.

  • Shares Investment
  • 01 November 2011
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    Do You Know What You Are Buying Into? (A Closer Look at Unit Trusts & ETFs)

    Top of the list of misconception is returns. Performances of unit trusts are, generally, reported on a relative basis. The unit trust will hold a portfolio of stocks and shares in accordance to its mandate. The Net Asset Value (NAV) of this portfolio is then calculated and matched against the NAV of its benchmark. Out-performance or under-performance is thus determined.

  • Andy Chiok
  • 28 October 2011
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    Survival 101: Keeping The Liquidity Tap Flowing

    Three years after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, we are back to square one. That is, a face-off with liquidity issues. Only now, in place of bad household debts, sovereign debts in Europe have accumulated to a level that is proving unsustainable.

  • jason.liew
  • 21 October 2011
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    Credit Ratings – What Tidings Does It Bring?

    The ratings downgrade by Standard and Poor’s of US debt, Moody’s Japanese debt downgrade and the negative outlook plastered on Sino government bonds by Fitch. Why the hullaballoo over alphabets which scarcely mean a thing on their own?

  • jason.liew
  • 16 September 2011
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    Stocks Promising Growth At A Reasonable Price

    Investors love companies that are growing, and growing fast. Very often, such companies are very expensive. Take Baidu for example, China’s very own Google; it is currently trading at 64 times earnings.

  • jason.liew
  • 08 September 2011
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    Get Insulated With The Right Asset Allocation Policy

    As Mr Bear is out staging a bear-raid, it may no longer be a good idea to keep all your honey in a jar.

  • Choo Hao Xiang and Ong Qiuying
  • 26 August 2011
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    Free Cash Flow Valuations: Which Are The Companies With Deep Pockets

    Cash is king! This statement holds true for a business in the availability of good investment opportunities. In an economic downturn where funds are limited in the capital markets, cash offers protection for a company’s working capital needs.

  • jason.liew
  • 12 August 2011
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    Warrants Basics – What Are Warrants?

    A warrant is a powerful investment tool that enables you to gain exposure to a security for a fraction of its price. Warrants can be used to either increase or decrease your level of risk and, unlike ordinary shares, they can be used to profit from both a rise and fall in asset price. Macquarie Warrants are available over individual shares or indices, they are listed on the SGX and can be bought and sold like ordinary shares.

  • jason.liew
  • 07 June 2011
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    Warrants Basics – Why Trade Warrants?

    Warrants cost only a fraction of the price of shares. However, they can provide investors with greater exposure to share price movements as their prices generally rise and fall more steeply than shares in percentage terms. This increased exposure can subsequently offer greater potential profit as a percentage of the capital invested.

  • jason.liew
  • 07 June 2011
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    Warrants Basics – Selecting A Warrant

    To choose a warrant you should first look at the nature and performance of the underlying shares. This will assist in enabling you to make an informed decision about the anticipated movement of the stock. You should also set a target price for the stock, as that will help in your decision of which warrant to choose.

  • jason.liew
  • 07 June 2011
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    Warrants Basics – Pricing Variables

    The underlying share price is the key driver of the warrant price. As the share price increases, the value of a call warrant should increase. Conversely, the value should fall as the share price falls. The opposite occurs for put warrants. Put warrants should increase in value as the share price falls and decrease in value as the share price rises. By successfully predicting the price direction of shares, investors can profit from trading warrants on positive and negative views.

  • jason.liew
  • 07 June 2011
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    Determining A Company’s Price Tag Using Enterprise Value

    Ever since I wrote on the valuation method using price-earnings-growth ratio, I continue to hold the firm belief that value investing is the way of long term investing and it can be easily understood, which brought me to writing this article as I explore deeper.

  • jason.liew
  • 03 June 2011
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    The Importance Of Cash Flow Analysis

    As we embrace the full influx of financial reports for the earnings season of 1st quarter, it is pertinent to note that besides paying close attention to profit margins and management’s view of the company that you’re looking at, an important piece of the financial report called the “cash flow statement” should be given a closer look as well.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 24 May 2011
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    Portfolio Construction – How Does This Impact The Average Investor?

    Why not give a seminar on the next FIVE hot stocks to pick for the year? Or the outlook on the equity market?

  • jason.liew
  • 09 May 2011
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    Tired Of Stocks? Try Bonds

    Equities, currencies, unit trusts, gold, silver. All are familiar names in the financial markets of Singapore.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 06 May 2011
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    Uncover A Stock’s Value Using Gordon Growth Model

    No one likes overpaying for anything they can get at a discounted price. In any buying process, it is common practice among consumers to compare prices between similar products in order to get a feel of the current average price being offered in the market.

  • jason.liew
  • 21 April 2011
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    Universal Life: Look Before You Leap

    The High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) in Singapore used to have to look overseas for estate planning and insurance solutions.

  • jason.liew
  • 15 April 2011
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    Flat But Not Out With Options

    The hope of a share investor, is to buy a share that rises over time (hopefully sooner). As a share investor, we hope the shares we own will rise over a period of time allowing us the opportunity to make a profit from it. Diagram 1 depicts the desires of a shareholder. We purchase a share to have a long exposure to it, and profit (a) as the share price rises (b).

  • jason.liew
  • 11 March 2011
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    The ROE Way To Investing

    Return-on-equity (ROE) is a very useful financial ratio for picking stocks that is often overlooked by new investors. In its simplest form, ROE is a company’s most recent full year earnings divided by the average equity during the four quarters. An ROE of 15 percent tells us that the company’s management generates an after-tax return of 15 cent for every dollar that shareholders have invested so far.

  • jason.liew
  • 11 March 2011
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    Ichimoku Trend Trading With ADX – Confirmation With ADX Indicator

    As you know, Ichimoku Kinko Hyo is predominantly a trend-following indicator, with multiple confirmations in built within the system. We will share with you here how you can further enhance the system by utilising other (Western) indicators to confirm or better time your trades, for trend following in particular. The indicator we are discussing is the Average Directional Index (ADX) Indicator.

  • jason.liew
  • 28 February 2011
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    Trading With Ichimoku Clouds – Fast And Effective (Part 3)

    Now that we have learnt how to calculate the Tenkan Sen and Kijun Sen, we can move on to the cloud mathematics. As mentioned, the Kumo is constructed by the Senkou Span A and Senkou span B

  • jason.liew
  • 18 February 2011
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    Trading With Ichimoku Clouds – Fast And Effective (Part 2)

    Moving Average is arguably the most commonly watched indicator in the stock, currency and commodity markets. Price is expected to go bullish (bearish) when the faster moving average crosses above (below) the slower moving average.

  • jason.liew
  • 09 February 2011
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    Trading With Ichimoku Clouds – Fast And Effective (Part 1)

    This article introduces the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, an award winning Japanese technical indicator which can be used to trade currencies, commodities, futures, and stocks. The name translates into “one glance equilibrium chart”, describing how traders can very quickly discern price action of an asset, and form trading decisions effectively.

  • jason.liew
  • 02 February 2011
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    CFD: Go Long, Go Short, Still Make Money

    A contract for difference (CFD) is a futures contract where the buyer will pay to the seller the difference between the current value of an asset and its value at contract time or vice versa. It allows investors to speculate on price movements of equities without having to own it.

  • jason.liew
  • 28 January 2011
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    Finding Value With PEG Ratio

    Speaking of stock valuation, many are familiar with the popular P/E ratio. Taking an additional step in dividing P/E ratio by earnings growth rate, we get the price/earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio, which incorporates the company’s earnings performance.

  • jason.liew
  • 19 January 2011
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    Ready For High Yield Bonds?

    When the stock market drifts sideways, the time is ripe for high yield bonds to be included in an investment portfolio. A high yield bond is a non-investment grade bond (rated BB and below). It is also referred to as a speculative or junk bond. This bond has higher default risk and therefore pays a higher coupon to attract investors.

  • jason.liew
  • 05 January 2011
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    A Portfolio Of ETFs

    According to Barclays Global Investor, the United States is the world leader in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) with assets under management of US$640 billion while Europe comes in at a distant second with US$206 billion of assets. Globally, ETFs stand very close to the US$1 trillion mark, with US$942 billion in assets at the end of October 2009. There are 1,859 ETFs listed in 40 exchanges around the world.

  • jason.liew
  • 03 January 2011
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    If I Am Sitting On A Stock With Modest Profit (Only), When Is The Best Time To Sell It?

    If I have a modest profit for a stock, what should I do? Which option should I take to maximise my returns?

  • jason.liew
  • 02 January 2011
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    Unraveling The Unit Trust Mystery

    Although practically an everyday word, unit trusts are a very misunderstood class of asset. Other than it being a diversified investment tool, many – including accredited investors – have no idea what it really is, how it is priced, or what to do with it.

  • jason.liew
  • 22 December 2010
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    Detecting Red Flags Of Financial Statement Manipulation

    Over the years of bulls and bears, regulators of the financial market constantly sharpen their standards to maintain transparency and protect investors. While new regulations are enacted in this ever-changing market, one problem continues to exist: financial statement manipulation or financial shenanigans. Companies, for many reasons, may be tempted to manipulate or exaggerate their financial figures at any time, regardless of a good or bad economy. No matter how much the governing bodies do to prevent, we see scams and scandals emerging to haunt investors.

  • jason.liew
  • 17 December 2010
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    What Is Price-to-Book (PB) Value? Are Companies Trading At PB < 1 Value Plays?

    Price-to-Book value (“PB”) has a couple of definitions. From an investment and “layman” perspective, it refers to the balance left for the investors when a business is liquidated and the debts are paid.

  • jason.liew
  • 06 December 2010
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    Revisiting American Depositary Receipts

    In issue 394, Shares Investment (Singapore) has introduced American Depository Receipts (ADRs) in an article to readers and investors. Since then, the 19 ADRs added to the SGX have been traded with much volatility.

  • jason.liew
  • 19 November 2010
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    SGX Rolls Out Enhanced Securities Borrowing & Lending Programme

    The concept of Securities Borrowing and Lending (SBL) is definitely not something new in the local equity market. Although Singapore Exchange (SGX) introduced this service in early 2002

  • jason.liew
  • 22 October 2010
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    Introducing American Depositary Receipts

    The hype is official. On 22 October, American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) have finally made their way onto Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) GlobalQuote platform.

  • jason.liew
  • 22 October 2010
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    Avoid Regret With Options

    Two years on since the global financial crisis which brought even the biggest names in the financial world to their knees; its adverse rippling effects is still being felt not just by investors but their families and those normally oblivious to the happenings of the financial world.

  • jason.liew
  • 08 October 2010
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    Invest In Businesses Who Are Leaders In Their Industries

    When picking stocks to buy, one should always consider buying stocks of companies that are leaders in their respective industries or business sectors.

  • jason.liew
  • 24 September 2010
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    Invest In Businesses You Understand

    Where is our stock market heading? Can the market go any higher? Are stocks now overvalued? Will there be a double-dip? What stocks can I buy now? These are but some of the more frequently heard questions that are buzzing around our stock investing community recently.

  • jason.liew
  • 27 August 2010
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    Traffic Light Trading System

    As charts are highly useful in the stock market, I’d like to share a basic chart reading system I use which has aided me. This is called a traffic light trading system

  • jason.liew
  • 27 August 2010
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    Have You Checked Your Trading Blind Spot?

    Just like music and books have their different genres, trading has its distinctive flavours too. Day trading, swing trading and position trading are the three flavours that characterize the commonly used trading styles.

  • jason.liew
  • 16 July 2010
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    The Rules Of CPF Investment

    Central Provident Fund (CPF) is something, which is not a foreign term in the local context.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 25 June 2010
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    When Should You Sell Your Funds

    In the previous two articles on << Unit Trusts – Pertinent Points To Look Out For >>, I have elaborated on the points which investors have to look into before they purchase the fund. After having purchased the fund, it is good to conduct a periodic review on your funds, even though they are managed by professional fund managers.

  • jason.liew
  • 01 June 2010
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    Extended Settlement Contracts – What Are They?

    Oftentimes, readers may see DBS shares under the “Top 15 gainers” in Channel NewsAsia. However, sometimes, the symbol may look different with a suffix of “.ES”. Other shares such as OCBC, UOB, Olam etc. also have these suffix. Have you ever wondered what does this suffix “.ES” mean?

  • jason.liew
  • 01 June 2010
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    Unit Trusts – Pertinent Points To Consider When Investing In Funds (Part 2)

    After understanding your risk profile, the costs incurred in investing in the funds, as well as, how the fund managers manage the funds, the next important point to consider is the risk – reward profile of the funds.

  • jason.liew
  • 31 May 2010
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    Unit Trusts – Pertinent Points To Consider When Investing In Funds (Part 1)

    Most readers would have seen advertisements or articles on funds with multiple “stars” attached to them. They are typically accompanied with excellent reviews from those mutual fund rating agencies.

  • jason.liew
  • 31 May 2010
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    Thinking Of Shorting The Market? Consider CFD

    As of 20 May 10, S&P 500 has dropped 12.2% and 12.0% from its 52 week intraday high and 52 week closing high of 1,219.80 and 1,217.28 respectively.

  • jason.liew
  • 26 May 2010
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    Trading Is Easy, Isn’t It? (Part 3)

    Having discussed the trading plan and risk management strategies, I am going to focus on the trading system which is an integral part of trading.

  • jason.liew
  • 12 May 2010
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    Trading Is Easy, Isn’t It? (Part 2)

    In my previous article , I have discussed the trading plan that traders should have.

  • jason.liew
  • 11 May 2010
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    Trading Is Easy, Isn’t It? (Part 1)

    If somebody says his profession is a trader, what will you immediately think of?

  • jason.liew
  • 30 April 2010
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    Funds – Something You May Not Know Of

    Sometimes, I will hear my friends say that the unit trust looks cheap. Other times, they will say that the unit trust is on an uptrend based on the price. I would curiously turn around to ask them how they determine the value or the trend of the unit trust based on price.

  • jason.liew
  • 26 April 2010
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    What Makes A Millionaire?

    Singapore, with a population of about 5 million, has about 61,000 millionaires according to the 13th annual World Wealth Report released last year.

  • jason.liew
  • 16 April 2010
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    Understanding The Intricacies Of Price–Earnings Ratio

    Readers may be surprised why I am writing an article on price-earnings (PE) ratio, as it is one of the oldest and widely known ratios around. They are often quoted by analysts, stock brokers and readers.

  • jason.liew
  • 16 April 2010
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    Want To Be Good In Investing? Try Bridge

    “You know, if I’m playing bridge and a naked woman walks by, I don’t ever see her,” These words are not spoken by me.

  • jason.liew
  • 13 April 2010
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    Selling – The Other Aspect To Good Portfolio Performance

    Selling has always been a less discussed topic than buying. This may be because selling is considered “giving up” on the stock and its potential future returns.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 31 March 2010
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    Insider Trades – Follow Them Legally And Accurately

    Some readers may have been perplexed by the title. Rest assured that I am not asking readers to do insider trades.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 29 March 2010
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    It’s A Hot Hot Day

    A light-hearted look at our weather, the stock market and the forex market

  • 26 March 2010
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    Which Is Better, Trading Or Investing?

    Are there are any stocks to speculate with a 1 – 3 months horizon? How about stocks to buy and hold for up to 2 years?

  • Ernest Lim
  • 18 March 2010
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    Cash Hoard – Boon Or Bane For Shareholders

    Imagine if you have S$100m in your bank account, what joys and problems would you face?

  • Ernest Lim
  • 16 March 2010
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    How To Choose A Stock By Making Use Of Shares Investment?

    Learning how to invest in the stock market is always more than just a little tricky. With hundreds of stocks available to choose from, investors should develop a systematic approach to evaluate stocks in order to make their selections easi

  • Xavier Lim
  • 26 February 2010
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    Stock Investing vs. Unit Trust Investing

    Investing in stocks vs. investing in unit trusts has always been a much debated topic. Proponents for unit trust investing would point to the fact

  • jason.liew
  • 23 February 2010
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    Value vs Growth Investing – Which Style Suits You?

    Most of you would have noticed that these words “value” and “growth” appear frequently in fund factsheets or through experts’ lips.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 18 February 2010
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    Active vs Passive Investing – What’s In For You?

    For most small investors who don’t have time to research individual companies, cheap index funds (i.e. passive investing) are the best way to invest in the stock market?

  • Ernest Lim
  • 09 February 2010
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    The Cautious Stock Market of 2010 – Hedge it with Forex Trading

    Forex trading can give you a profit edge, while the markets are consolidating their direction.

  • jason.liew
  • 05 February 2010
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    Shedding Light On Warrants, Structured Warrants, Options And CFDs

    Structured warrants were first introduced in Singapore in 1989 and re-introduced in 2004. However, till now, some of the investors still have a hazy idea over what are warrants.

  • jason.liew
  • 27 January 2010
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    Biases In Investing

    Biases are typically insidious and can affect and distort our thinking and interpretation of data and choices without our knowledge.

  • jason.liew
  • 25 January 2010
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    Exchange Traded Funds In Vogue Nowadays

    ETFs allow an investor to have an exposure to a whole country, region, sector or an industry.

  • jason.liew
  • 11 January 2010
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    Charting Strategy For The Long Term Investor

    Chart reading is a skill that is equally important to long term investors as short term traders

  • 08 January 2010
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    3 Steps to Get Started on Forex Trading

    This new year, you want it to be different. You want to learn a new trading instrument to boost your returns.

  • jason.liew
  • 08 January 2010
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    Diversification – Do’s And Don’ts

    Diversification has been the mantra for most financial advisers and portfolio advisers. What is diversification?

  • Ernest Lim
  • 05 January 2010
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    Sharing Effective Investment Strategies

    In today’s rapidly-changing economic climate, a company needs to develop a business strategy that can adapt to changes effectively.

  • Xavier Lim
  • 24 December 2009
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    Techno-Fundamental Analysis, Anybody?

    Much debate has been on-going for many decades on the usefulness of FA and TA and whether one method triumphs over the other

  • Ernest Lim
  • 22 December 2009
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    Why We Are Our Worst Enemies When It Comes To Investing

    Are we our own worst enemies when it comes to investing? The answer seems to be a resounding “Yes”, if we are to believe the work done by psychologists in the field of behavioural finance.

  • jason.liew
  • 16 December 2009
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    Commodities – Unravelling This Ubiquitous Term

    Commodities have caught the limelight yet again with gold prices smashing record highs on 3 Dec 09 at US$1,226.56 and closing at US$1,115.40 on 11 Dec 09.

  • jason.liew
  • 14 December 2009
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    Revisiting Valuation Metrics

    With 2009 coming to a close, it is perhaps a good time to refresh your understanding of the valuation metrics available in every issue of Shares Investment (Singapore).

  • jason.liew
  • 11 December 2009
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    Spend Your Monthly Leftovers on Aggressive Investment Instruments!

    I read an interesting piece on a personal finance blog that said most people will have a leftover of 10% of their income every month. This leftover is after the usual expenses, saving plans and insurance payments. It is also after all the self-purchased reward presents.

  • jason.liew
  • 26 November 2009
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    “Having Options”

    Before you actually start investing with and trading options, you need to understand the basic terminology (the language of options) and more about what makes them tick.

  • 30 October 2009
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    Trading Too Often and Trading Too Little – How these affect your portfolio

    This month’s article is about the frequency of your trading. In my experience of teaching forex and stocks trading to new traders, I noticed a common pattern among those who lose money.

  • 30 October 2009
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    Wising Up In Property Investment

    Blame it on the anti-speculative measures introduced by the government in mid September, the resurging Singapore property market has suddenly hit the wall since taking off from its nadir in March this year. Not unexpectedly, the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding & Development has since fallen 3.7% while the STI only retreated 1.9%.

  • jason.liew
  • 02 October 2009
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    6 Great Online Resources To Get You Started On Forex Trading

    Many attendees of my free forex sessions are totally new to forex trading, and they usually ask where can they find great online resources to begin their journey in forex. Today, I have compiled a list of the best resources for you to use, as you explore the forex markets.

  • 02 October 2009
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    Trading For a Living With Forex Trading

    So you want to trade for a living? You are motivated by the exploits of legendary traders when you read the book ‘Market Wizards’ written by Jack Schwager.

  • 04 September 2009
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    Why Learn Forex Trading When My Stocks Are Booming?

    You would probably be living under a rock, if you have not heard or seen the recent stock market rally. The market has recovered to the point that 2009 might even be a profitable year for some long term investors!

  • 04 September 2009
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    5 Habits Of Stock Market Winners; Tips For The Determined Trader

    The market is a battleground and everybody plays to win. It is a shark-eat-shark world where anybody can be the loser today but the winner tomorrow. In such a place, only people who strategize, practice and execute their plans perfectly can deliver consistent winning outcomes.

  • Clement Kan
  • 07 August 2009
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    5 Traps For The Forex Beginner And What To Do About Them

    In the recent 24 months, the stock markets have been on a down turn, and many people started looking towards multi-directional instruments like forex trading. The great thing about trading the forex market is that there is a large amount of free information online, and there are many brokers who can start you up on trading with a very small capital.

  • 07 August 2009
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    The Top 10 Questions Everyone Asks About Forex!

    You make money exactly like how you make money on your currency exchange when you go on a holiday. For example, you just returned from a two week holiday in California, and now you want to convert your unused US dollars back to Singapore dollars. Your immediate desire would be a stronger US dollar; and that is exactly how the process works as well, in the spot forex market.

  • 10 July 2009
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    Technical Analysis Levels The Playing Field

    O’Neil had in mind price charts as timing mechanisms, more specifically price charts of financial trading instruments such as stock, forex, commodities and derivatives. He was referring to the study of Technical Analysis, which looks at methods of analyzing price charts to predict trends. This in turn allowed professionals to time trading moves in the market to capture maximum profits in the shortest possible time.

  • Clement Kan
  • 10 July 2009
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    Why Do Companies Conduct Rights Issue?

    First of all, let us establish the definition of rights issue. Rights issue involves shares being offered to existing shareholders at a discount to the current trading price, for the purpose of raising funds for the company.

  • Xavier Lim
  • 12 June 2009
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    Understanding Fundamental Analysis (Part 6)

    In “Understanding Fundamental Analysis” Part 5, we did mention the importance of reading income statements, cash flow statements and balance sheets. In this issue, we shall go more in detail with regards to this aspect.

  • Xavier Lim
  • 23 October 2008
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    Understanding Fundamental Analysis (Part 5)

    Lehman Brothers (Lehman), once a respected investment bank caused many investors to lose millions of dollars.

  • Xavier Lim
  • 29 September 2008
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    Understanding Fundamental Analysis (Part 4)

    Since June 2008, Shares Investment (Singapore) has discussed several concepts in fundamental analysis such as EPS and dividend yield.

  • David Chung
  • 01 August 2008
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    Understanding Fundamental Analysis (Part 3)

    Most people will consider the company’s P/E ratio, EPS, ROE, NAV and ROA (we have mentioned these 5 basic tools in issue 333 and 334) first before making any investment.

  • Xavier Lim
  • 18 July 2008
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    Warrants: Call Or Put?

    To learn the true mastery on warrants requires hindsight instead of just pure luck.

  • David Chung
  • 04 July 2008
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    Understanding Fundamental Analysis (Part 2)

    In the previous issue, Shares Investment (Singapore) has discussed the concepts of Return On Equity and Return On Assets.

  • Xavier Lim
  • 19 June 2008
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    Understanding Fundamental Analysis

    Do you still remember our earlier introduction of Japanese candlestick techniques?

  • Xavier Lim
  • 06 June 2008
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