#InsightsInterview with Li Guang Sheng, Top Tier Remisier

#InsightsInterview with Li Guang Sheng, Top Tier Remisier

This is # InsightsInterview Episode 3 with Li Guang Sheng, SGX Dealmaker and Top-Tier Remisier with thousands of followers on InvestingNote.

This series is to showcase financial experts, influencers and bloggers on a personal and insightful manner, to get glimpse of their investment journeys and their insights on the market in the near future. Every one of them have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

Previously we have launched 2 episodes of premium insights by influential bloggers, James Yeo, founder of SmallCapAsia and Terence, founder of TUBInvesting. These series of short interviews are to understand how reputable financial experts, bloggers and influencers in the InvestingNote community think as winning investors.

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This week, we sat down with Guang Sheng on a weekend to understand more about his investing strategies, his investing “idols” and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

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Turkish Lira Meltdown: Does It Affect Singapore Economy?

Turkish Lira Meltdown: Does It Affect Singapore Economy?

Everybody knows that the Turkish Lira has been going south toward a crisis, but Donald Trump, President of United States made a statement through Twitter after a speech was made by Erdogan, the Turkish President which lead the Turkish Lira plunge further.

“There are various campaigns being carried out. Don’t heed them,” Erdogan said Thursday “Don’t forget, if they have their dollars, we have our people, our God. We are working hard. Look at what we were 16 years ago and look at us now,” Erdogan told supporters.

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As you can see, Trump’s tweet has rubbed salt into the wound – heated up the crisis even further and caused the Turkish Lira to accelerate its decline. The Turkish Lira has then crashed as much as 20% within a few days.

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It is no surprise how one statement on Twitter from world leaders can have such a huge impact on the financial markets today.

But how has it affected Singapore Stock Market?

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Hosting Bright Students From Different Universities In Our Office!

Hosting Bright Students From Different Universities In Our Office!

Last week we hosted students from Southern University College (SUC), Johor, Malaysia and NTU Nanyang Business School in our office for their field trip visits.

sdasdasThe students were awed to witness how a startup operates on a ground level. We also kept the atmosphere warm and as interactive as possible for the sessions!

saIt was very interesting and heartwarming to know that students today are proactive and enthusiastic! They asked a lot more questions than expected, such as how our company started, how we secured our funding and partnerships.

ntuasas inOur Marketing & Business Development Director Ethan, sharing about InvestingNote.

As the saying goes, “sharing is caring”, we hope that in one way or another, we’ve inspired the students through our startup philosophy, and hope they had some key takeaways and enjoyed their visit with InvestingNote!


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#InsightsInterview with Financial Blogger, SmallCapAsia

#InsightsInterview with Financial Blogger, SmallCapAsia

This is # InsightsInterview Episode 2, with founder of  SmallCapAsia, financial blogger and exclusive InvestingNote marketplace provider, James Yeo.

 

We launched of a series of short interviews called # InsightsInterview, to understand how reputable financial experts, bloggers and influencers in the InvestingNote community think as winning investors.

This series is to showcase financial experts, influencers and bloggers on a personal and insightful manner, to get glimpse of their investment journeys and their insights on the market in the near future. Every one of them have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

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This week, we sat down with James on a weekend to understand more about his investing strategies, his investing “idols” and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

Tell me more about yourself and how did you get started?

I am an avid value-growth investor since 2007 and has chalked up more than 10 years of experience with a decent track record. I began my investing journey since the army days and had made countless mistakes along the way.

My turning point came when I joined the Motley Fool Singapore as a writer and joined a group of like-minded investors. It was also during that time where I learnt about the great works of successful investors such as Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Sir John Templeton, and more.

After being a columnist for the Yahoo Finance and The Motley Fool, I have founded Smallcapasia.com and now focus on uncovering small to mid-cap hidden gems through our subscription service called Value Momentum.

What is the most extravagant thing you have done in your investing journey so far? ($ amount invested, company focus)

If you talk about the monetary loss, it would probably be CFD trading. I remember earning up to a high 5-figure sum before losing all of it due to bad emotional decisions which were made worse with each painful loss.

It is just as what Warren Buffett has said, you can be right about your prediction at the end but still lose your entire capital due to the volatility and excessive leverage.

What is your average time horizon for your investments?

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The Grand Winner Of Our #FINDTHESTOCK Challenge!

The Grand Winner Of Our #FINDTHESTOCK Challenge!

Congratulations to our Grand Winner of our #FINDTHESTOCK challenge held last month, in collaboration with PhillipCapital!

20180806_183951She’s the real lucky one to be chosen of hundreds of participants to be walking away with a 32″ Sharp LED TV, presented by the Marketing and Business Director of InvestingNote, Ethan!

A special thanks to everyone who participated in our campaign.

We’d have more campaigns to come so stay tuned!


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UOB Shows 2Q Robust Results. Is It A Good Time To Buy Singapore Bank Stocks Now?

UOB Shows 2Q Robust Results. Is It A Good Time To Buy Singapore Bank Stocks Now?

UOB has announced its 2Q18 net earnings of S$1077m on last Thursday, that’s +28% increase YoY and +10% QoQ.

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The outperformance came from a strong improvement in Net Interest Income which rose 14% YoY and 5% QoQ. In addition, Non-interest Income also grew 5% QoQ to S$800m. Net Interest Margin (NIM) eased off slightly from 1.84% in the previous quarter to 1.83% this quarter, but this is still an increase over 1.75% in 2Q17. Management has also declared an interim dividend of 50 cents (vs 35 cents in 2Q17), and this is payable on 28 Aug 2018.

How does UOB compare with its peer, DBS?

DBS on the other hand, reported an 18% gain in net profit for 2Q18 but that missed expectations as stronger net interest income was offset in part by a fall in non-interest income on lower trading income.

Why is that the case?

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AEM dropped 38% over 3 days, many investors got hurt

AEM dropped 38% over 3 days, many investors got hurt

The 2017 top gainer stock has shocked many investors, as the recently plunged caught everyone off-guard.

AEM shown close to 500% gains in year 2017, with the top stock price rallying from $0.13 to $0.83. Earlier this year, we mentioned the top 3 hot stocks with the highest returns in 2017, with AEM as considered one of them. One of our users even made a million dollar holding AEM since vested 3 years ago before closing his position in Feb 2018, we have mentioned him in this post.

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CGS-CIMB downgraded AEM to a target price of $0.69 from $1.19, on 31 Jul 2018.  As of 10.33am, AEM was trading down 22.1 per cent, or 22 Singapore cents, to 77.5 Singapore cents apiece, amid heavy volume of some 18.9 million shares. That put it among the most active stocks.

The company’s stock has erased nearly all the gains it has seen since the start of 2018. It peaked at S$1.90 in mid-March.

As quoted from CGS-CIMB, AEM shown poor visibility for 2019.

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Trump Plans To Impose Tariff From 10% To 25%, What Will Happen To Singapore Market?

Trump Plans To Impose Tariff From 10% To 25%, What Will Happen To Singapore Market?

Why 25% instead of 10%? That’s twice of the initial tariff level!

On July 10 2018, Trump seeked to impose 10% on thousands of Chinese imports. While the tariffs would not be imposed until after a period of public comment, the proposed level was then raised to 25% by Trump – this could escalate the trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies.

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Economically speaking, we know that by raising its tariff to a higher level simply serves as a motivation to motivate domestic producers to increase production of their output. This results in higher consumer prices, higher producer revenues and profits, and higher government revenues which make tariffs a way to make transaction from consumers to government treasuries effectively.

However, having tariffs begets strong consequences: 1) Cost of production for American companies increases 2) China will retaliate in response.

There are some opinions on the real motive behind imposing tariffs on China – it is more than just attempting to save its own country.

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SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge!

SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge!

We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with SGX for the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge, which will be held on our platform!

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This challenge is only open to financial bloggers and finance professionals – trading representative/ remisier/ broker, fund manager, research analyst, financial advisor, who are over 18 years old.

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REITs & Defensive Investing Strategies with Market Outlook 2018 / Q4

REITs & Defensive Investing Strategies with Market Outlook 2018 / Q4

It’s past the 2nd half of the year and it’s time for another Market Outlook for Q4.

The FTSE REIT Index has show some signs of improvement since the dip in June.

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The question is, are REITs still good to buy in a hawkish interest rate environment?

REITs and defensive blue chip stocks are considered as safe investment for dividends and capital gains, provided an investor knows what are the good stocks to buy, when to buy/sell or how to hold for long term. One might say the safest time to buy a REIT, is when everyone is afraid the sky will fall down while the business is still operating normally with consistent performance.

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In this free investment seminar, our distinguished speaker Dr Tee will teach the powerful methods step by step, how to select strong defensive global blue chip stocks and REITs, then wait patiently for different levels of crisis to buy at low price, holding for dividend income, then finally selling at high price for capital gains.

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