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The road to millions, or billions, please be alert

In Facebook and everywhere online these days, many ‘sponsored ads’ appear and tells us how we can be millionaires if we click on the link or attend some workshops and seminars. Let me be very direct on these adverts. IF the person advertising can become millionaires easily, then why advertise in anymore? Come on, the … Read moreThe road to millions, or billions, please be alert

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Why stock prices can fall 25 percent suddenly?

The stock that we are discussing today is that of LinkedIn. It is a listed entity and recently, it issued a second quarter earnings guide which was way below that expected by analysts. It said it expected only 28 cents (US$) per share  while the market survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters has expected 74 … Read moreWhy stock prices can fall 25 percent suddenly?

Equity: Accepting a takeover offer, why yes and no.

Since mid 2014, I have been much more active in the stock market. Today, one piece of news caught my attention. Berjaya Corp Bhd (BCorp) was offering to REDtone shareholders a way out; 80 sen offer for every share they own. Most of the time, the offer would be at as price with a premium … Read moreEquity: Accepting a takeover offer, why yes and no.

EPF, UK property link and my thoughts

In my personal opinion based on the little knowledge I have as well as the many articles and analysts reports, I seriously think London properties are already at a very high level. It may just have to correct or even stay stagnant for some time before going up further. Just look at the average property … Read moreEPF, UK property link and my thoughts

A trip, GenM counter, free dinner and short break

Should we switch some of our property focus into the share market instead? These few weeks has been good for the stock market. Recently, I bought 2,000 units of Genting Malaysia stock. (Stock code: GenM). Of course, since it is only 2,000 units, no matter how much the business of Genting Malaysia grows, I would … Read moreA trip, GenM counter, free dinner and short break

Undervalued when listed? Some cases.

One major reason why companies love to get listed is to have access to funds from the market. In fact, majority of all the recent billionaires were all due to their companies getting listed. Think Alibaba, think Facebook. The owners are now way richer than majority of all those who built their wealth over a … Read moreUndervalued when listed? Some cases.

‘ADD’ Sunway Bhd. Good dividends in 2015.

‘ADD’ here means to buy their stocks. CIMB Equities Research has given a glowing report on Sunway Bhd in a local English daily. It said that they had underestimated the additional contribution from property investment and associate incomes as well as the higher margins from the construction segment where Sunway has won RM1.1 billion worth … Read more‘ADD’ Sunway Bhd. Good dividends in 2015.

Another happy news. Good increment in 2015.

According to Hays Asia Salary Guide, Malaysia is second only to China when it comes to salary increases in Asia. In fact, 10% of employers will be offering more than 10% salary increment to their staffs in 2015. In other words, you should get that increment letter soon, should you have performed very well and … Read moreAnother happy news. Good increment in 2015.

Undervalued is slow. Speculating is fast.

If we buy undervalued stocks (shares), its prices would soon reflect its business. This is a famous quote from Warren Buffet. I think he is a minority because majority of the investors cum speculators today are thinking of ‘quick money’, ‘fast money’ and when someone buys today, the thinking would be that it will go … Read moreUndervalued is slow. Speculating is fast.

US$1.375 Billion settlement in inflated ratings case.

Investors love ratings. It gives them a sense of direction and confidence. However, what happens when the rating agency you trust did not rate accordingly? Perhaps they under-rated and you missed the opportunity? Perhaps they inflated and everyone bought and later it caused huge losses for all those who believed them? I personally like to … Read moreUS$1.375 Billion settlement in inflated ratings case.

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