Need funds for expansion? Take a leap into LEAP market.

If you have a business which is doing well but you need more funds to expand, here’s another option in BURSA Malaysia. It’s known as the Leading Entrepreneur Accelerator Platform (LEAP) market. Generally, the company needs to fulfil requirements as follows: Core Business (1) An applicant must have a clearly identifiable core business. (2) An … Read moreNeed funds for expansion? Take a leap into LEAP market.

Without a degree, these two built a business valued at US$2 billion (RM8.27 billion)

In 1984, Michael Dell started Dell and he became a billionaire in the year 2000. That’s 16 years after starting his business on a full time mode after he dropped out of college. Here’s an article about him. Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975, got it listed in 1986 which was 11 years later. He … Read moreWithout a degree, these two built a business valued at US$2 billion (RM8.27 billion)

Worst in the world maybe but we are turning around soon. (BURSA)

I do not think it is wise to put all our eggs (money) into the same basket. Before my property investment journey (I define my property investment journey from the 2nd property onwards), I have started and still continuing with unit trust and shares too. The results were okay for unit trust while for the … Read moreWorst in the world maybe but we are turning around soon. (BURSA)

If you do not sell, you do not lose money, yet. (better buy low though…)

The thing about investment is this. We invest and we wait for that investment to appreciate. Assuming we bought a home for own-stay of RM500,000 with a downpayment of RM50,000 and it has appreciated by RM50,000 after 5 years. The return based on a simple calculation would be 100 percent. RM50,000 downpayment and RM50,000 returns. … Read moreIf you do not sell, you do not lose money, yet. (better buy low though…)

Disruptive with huge losses? Not for me.

I need to pen this down because I know I will refer back to it many years later. I disagree with companies which keep getting ever more money from investors simply because they are ‘tech-related’ and thus deserves to focus on GROWTH instead of profits. The unfortunate thing about growth here is that the growth … Read moreDisruptive with huge losses? Not for me.

Drop in household net worth is scary.

What if the property we are staying now dropped in value? For example, from the usually transacted RM500k, it is now usually transacted at just RM400k? We have lost RM100k on paper. If we sell, we have lost RM100k in cash. If we have holdings in the stock market and a bear market arrives, we … Read moreDrop in household net worth is scary.

Q3 Higher profits (marginally) for IJM Corp – property and infrastructure

Is the property market in a crisis? Common question from many. Besides looking at the banks’ set of results (earlier article here) we could also look at the results from listed property developers. For the developers which are not listed, it’s hard to gauge but most of the prominent developers are listed. When the market … Read moreQ3 Higher profits (marginally) for IJM Corp – property and infrastructure

EPF’s 6.15% return? I think it’s great (for 2018).

I like the previous CEO of EPF. (Earlier article here). I think a good CEO can do a lot, regardless of company. For current one, we will only know in a year or two later on the results. EPF has just announced the payout for 2018. I know, everyone has their own version of what … Read moreEPF’s 6.15% return? I think it’s great (for 2018).

Weakening currency means strengthening demand?

Malaysian developers do not only build in Malaysia. They build everywhere, especially in a country favoured by many Malaysians who wish to find a new home; Australia. Here’s a good news and bad news, depending on ones perspective. The Australian Dollar (AUD) is actually weakening. It hit a 10-year low just recently even though it’s … Read moreWeakening currency means strengthening demand?

Budget deficit is on track. SST is helping.

Nomura Global Research has just downgraded Malaysia again. Nomura Global Research advises its clients to ‘underweight’ on Malaysian equities. (In brief, they are asking investors to sell Malaysia and look elsewhere) It said, “Our economists believe there is a high risk of fiscal slippage and the possibility of a sovereign ratings downgrade that could trigger … Read moreBudget deficit is on track. SST is helping.

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