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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.

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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.

200,000 new marriages, 80,000 new properties

Yes, in Malaysia, on a yearly basis there are 200,000 new marriages every year. There are also a total of 80,000 new properties being built on a yearly basis. This information is from Mah Sing’s group Managing Director Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum. He said due to this, there would always be shortages of sufficient … Read more200,000 new marriages, 80,000 new properties

Getting ugly? Hope not. Better not.

I have not written on this before but I think I should pen my thoughts this time. I do not like huge banks which continue to lower their lending standards and aiming at higher profit in the expense of ‘prudence’. Their thought? As they are too huge to fail, the government will bail them out. … Read moreGetting ugly? Hope not. Better not.

Suddenly, now everything’s good? Haha.

I remember just weeks ago, reports after reports said that Ringgit was doomed, that the Bursa will be continuously negative because of a host of many reasons. One recent report even stated that Malaysia is the weakest ASEAN country. It’s ok, I am very sure they must done their research using statistics I do not … Read moreSuddenly, now everything’s good? Haha.

Nomura and RHB, their likes and downgrades.

In this article you will learn a lot about some stocks you can buy and some stocks you may want to think twice before buying. As reported in a local English daily, below is a summary. The research is by Nomura Research as well as RHB Research. First of all, I do not own any … Read moreNomura and RHB, their likes and downgrades.

Is stock market scary for many? It does seem so.

Gen-Y in the stock market? Well, Gen-Y has shown keen interest in properties thus far but when it comes to the share market, not yet. Though much has been done to encourage them the participation has been low. Most of the players in the market are older people. One key reason, the older you are, … Read moreIs stock market scary for many? It does seem so.

Developers and their profit margins, recent updates, Sept 2014.

There has been many rumblings that developers earn too much. If they are willing to lower their profit margins, surely the prices can be lowered. I think I agree on some parts, especially the marketing that they do. If they continue to use traditional mediums, without any doubt that part would be ever higher. Use … Read moreDevelopers and their profit margins, recent updates, Sept 2014.

Shares are long term, not for speculation. My 2 cents.

Yesterday, my sister-in-law Whatsapped me. She asked, should I sell HOVID share now? I said, since you have already earned good profit, why not? Just make sure you have another stock to buy. Otherwise, that HOVID is worth keeping for a while more. 2014 and beyond would be a good year. Then, she said oh, … Read moreShares are long term, not for speculation. My 2 cents.

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