My Portfolio Review: Investing Strategy from 28 Feb 18 onwards

Recently, I have mentioned that I have sold off all of my holdings in Thai Beverage. The reason being that I was sustaining a capital loss of 10% and it is challenging my risk tolerance. I also sold off all my holdings in Starhill Global Reit to cut my losses though the capital loss was …

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Investing: Do stock prices reflect fundamentals or investors’ sentiment?

This question has been in debate by behaviourists and academicians for decades. Do asset prices in stock markets represent economic fundamentals or investors' emotions? For me, my opinion is that it is mainly due to investors' emotions. Take the stock, Duty Free International, that I bought recently at last month Jan for example. On 10 …

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My Portfolio Review: Why I eventually sold Thai Beverage

This may come as a shock or surprise to some of you, but I sold all of my holdings in Thai Beverage yesterday. I realized I made two mistakes I have mentioned myself in the post Investing: What to do when your stock registers an unrealized loss on my purchase on this stock on last …

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My Portfolio Review: Thai Beverage Earnings Report 1Q18

On 14 Feb 2018, Thai Beverage announced its earnings report for first quarter ended 31 Dec 2017. According to The Business Times, its net profit fell by about 62% in the first quarter. This is largely due to "non-recurring business acquisition costs of 2.35 billion from the four acquisitions it completed in the first quarter." …

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Financial Success: How much of it actually is self-made?

"I am a self-made millionaire." You may have heard of someone materially successful made a remark like that before. The adjective denotes the achievement of something important purely through one's own efforts only. And we tend to compare self-made wealth with inherited wealth; wealth passed down from one generation to the other. Today, I am …

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Investing: What to do when your stock registers an unrealized loss

Losses are part of any investor's journey to be financially independent. It is not pleasant but we have to learn to manage them if we want to be more successful in investing. Today, I will be discussing on a few points  to consider when your stock (or counter) registers an unrealized loss in your portfolio. …

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Leisure: Low cost hobbies you can take up in your free time

In the past few posts, I have been discussing on the basics of fundamental analysis. We have looked into the balance sheet, cash flow statement and income statement of a company. Now, I will discuss something more causal, which is the activities you can do during your free time to keep yourself meaningfully occupied and …

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