Have You Max Out Your Tax Relief For Tax Payable In 2019? (Guest Post)

Have You Max Out Your Tax Relief For Tax Payable In 2019? (Guest Post)

This article, Have You Max Out Your Tax Relief For Tax Payable in 2019 was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member on InvestingNote, with username known as Turtle_Investor.

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Have you max out your tax relief (income earned in 2018) for tax payable in 2019? Turtle “loh soh” reminder.

You have less than 2 months till end of Dec to do so to top up your CPF accounts or your love ones to maximize your tax relief for total income earned in 2018.

If you treat CPF as your risk free component of your retirement savings and still earning a decent income, this is a good way to save for your future retirement and also to reduce the tax payable to IRAS.

Do you want to find out what Turtle did in every January for the past 3 years?

Refer to my post back in Jan 2018 – https://www.investingnote.com/posts/482922

What I will do in Jan 2019?

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Finding Investment Ideas That Suit You (Guest Post)

Finding Investment Ideas That Suit You (Guest Post)

This article, Finding Investment Ideas that Suit You was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member on InvestingNote, with username known as GrandpaLemon.

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Back when I was a teenager, I remember waking up every morning and zoom into the back of the Straits Times Finance section, trying to see if there is any news I can capitalize on. Internet access was still not prevalent. Newspapers and magazines such as ShareInv become your financial advisors. Teletext and “expert” friends become your source of tips. I grew up with Sharejunction, Valuebuddies, and Hardwarezone with the introduction of network access.

As the years went by, however, things started to change. I found myself overwhelmed with ideas from sources that I never even considered. Instead of going out and looking for ideas, I started to get flooded by them day and night from emails, venture capitalists, fund managers, and business executives.

While all these “hot” tips always look exciting on paper, it boils down to one problem: they’re people who want to sell me on an idea.

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SGX Bull Charge Challenge Investors’ Insights: Dr. Robin Han

SGX Bull Charge Challenge Investors’ Insights: Dr. Robin Han

Recently, we got in touch with Robin Han, one of the contestants of the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge as well as a veteran contributing influencer of the InvestingNote community, to understand more about his investing strategies, his philosophy, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

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With less than a month to go, some of the top participants have achieved double digit portfolio returns within the timeframe of just 3 months. Impressive! For those who are wondering, the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge is only open to professionals and influencers in the finance industry.

But the question we should really ask is, how did they do it? What is their investment or trading philosophy? Who inspired them? What styles of investing or trading are they using?

We believe that every one of these professionals have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

Here’s Robin’s story:

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SGX Bull Charge Challenge Investors’ Insights: Chicao

SGX Bull Charge Challenge Investors’ Insights: Chicao

Recently, we got in touch with Chi Cao, one of the top contestants of the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge, to understand more about her investing strategies, her philosophy, and what motivated her to get started in the first place.

With less than a month to go, some of the top participants have achieved double digit portfolio returns within the timeframe of just 3 months. Impressive! For those who are wondering, the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge is only open to professionals and influencers in the finance industry.

But the question we should really ask is, how did they do it? What is their investment or trading philosophy? Who inspired them? What styles of investing or trading are they using?

We believe that every one of these professionals have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

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This is what Chicao had to say:

Tell me more about yourself and how did you get started in investing or trading?

I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2015. During my university time, I was captivated by the financial market and was curious of what caused the market to move. I applied to many firms for a trading role and I managed to get an opportunity to join as an assistant trader for one of the largest brokerage firms in Singapore.

Over the course of the two years, I managed to trade in some of the most volatile periods, e.g. Brexit and 2016 US Election. It is through those rites of passages that I grow to fully respect the adage that the market is always right!

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The Art of War(chest): How To Achieve The Optimum Level Of Warchest To Achieve The Maximum Returns. (Guest Post)

The Art of War(chest): How To Achieve The Optimum Level Of Warchest To Achieve The Maximum Returns. (Guest Post)

This article, The Art of War(chest) was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member on InvestingNote, with username known as theintelligentinvestor.

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I have seen frequent discussions on the amount of cash we should be holding as warchest and opinions varied widely. Some are fearful of today high market in overseas markets and advocate for 100% cash, while others see good values in STI market and maintain a high percentage invested in the market. Questions asked are often the optimum level of warchest to achieve the maximum returns. I been thinking about this and want to pen down my thoughts.

One approach is to determine what is the expected value (EV) using the probability of an event happening. Then based on some reasonable assumptions to work out the two extreme cases of All Equity or All Cash.

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SGX Bull Charge Challenge Investors’ Insights: Brian Halim

SGX Bull Charge Challenge Investors’ Insights: Brian Halim

Recently, we got in touch with Brian Halim, one of the prominent financial bloggers here in Singapore and also a contestant of the SGX Bull ChargeStock Challenge, to understand more about his investing strategies, his philosophy, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

With less than a month to go, some of the top participants have achieved double digit portfolio returns within the timeframe of just 3 months. Impressive! For those who are wondering, the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge is only open to professionals and influencers in the finance industry.

But the question we should really ask is, how did they do it? What is their investment or trading philosophy? Who inspired them? What styles of investing or trading are they using?

We believe that every one of these professionals have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

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This is what Brian had to say:

Tell me more about yourself and how did you get started in investing or trading?

Like most of the people, I am a normal employee who works by the day from 9 to 6 in the financial industry. During my free time, I would blog occasionally at http://www.foreverfinancialfreedom.blogspot.com to journal my thoughts on topics that are of my interests, i.e usually catered for investing strategy, portfolio management or personal finance. I am married with two young kids aged 4 and 1.

I started investing sometime in 2010 not long after I started working and have been trying to fine tune my investing style to fit my needs.

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Upcoming FREE Seminar: Meet Our Leaderboard Toppers!

Upcoming FREE Seminar: Meet Our Leaderboard Toppers!

Want to meet the top guys of the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge? Now you can! Join us for this upcoming FREE Seminar: Meet Our Leaderboard Toppers!

This exclusive seminar will let you understand how professional investors and traders trade, especially during a weak market.

Also, learn about other Singapore-listed derivatives such as warrants and daily leverage certificates (DLCs) that can enhance your portfolio returns.

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Register now, come later!

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A Quick Introduction to The Oil and Gas Industry

A Quick Introduction to The Oil and Gas Industry

The Oil and Gas industry is one of the biggest industries in the world in terms of US dollars. This industry is vital as they often contribute a significant amount towards a national gross domestic profit (GDP).

The oil and gas industry consists of different segments – mainly upstream, midstream and downstream.

Here is a quick overview of the oil and gas industry:

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The oil and gas industry consists of 3 major segments – upstream, midstream, and downstream.

Generally speaking, when people think of oil and gas industry, the first few things that come across their mind are drilling wells, searching for oil, and getting hydrocarbons out of the ground which mainly define the upstream. Apparently, not many people are aware of the midstream and downstream of the oil and gas industry.

Let us walk you through the differences between these 3 segments!

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Winning Trades in the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge!

Winning Trades in the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge!

With less than a month to go, some of the top participants have achieved double digit portfolio returns within the timeframe of just 3 months. Impressive! For those who are wondering, the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge is only open to professionals and influencers in the finance industry.

But the question we should really ask is, how did they do it? What is their investment or trading philosophy? Who inspired them? What styles of investing or trading are they using?

We believe that every one of these professionals have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

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Recently, we got in touch with Dan Chang, to understand more about his investing strategies, his philosophy, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

1. Tell me more about yourself and how did you get started in investing or trading?

I am presently a Trading Rep in a local stockbroking firm, and had been in this industry for more than 16 years. I started investing in shares in my Uni days in the late 1990s when internet trading was just taking off. I was then intrigued by the constant movement of the share prices and thus opened a trading account. Of course, being inexperienced, I had my fair share of bad investments. That is when I started to realise the importance of doing my homework before investing.

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SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge: How Do Professionals Do It?

SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge: How Do Professionals Do It?

We’re very close to the finale of the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge!

With less than a month to go, some of the top participants have achieved double digit portfolio returns within the timeframe of just 3 months. Impressive! For those who are wondering, the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge is only open to professionals and influencers in the finance industry.

But the question we should really ask is, how did they do it? What is their investment or trading philosophy? Who inspired them? What styles of investing or trading are they using?

We believe that every one of these professionals have different styles of investing, expertise in different types of securities and also have their own story to tell.

Recently, we got in touch with Aylmer Tham, to understand more about his investing strategies, his philosophy, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

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1. Tell me more about yourself and how did you get started in investing or trading?

I have been a remisier/dealer for the past 10 years, looking to launch my own hedge fund in the near future. I taught myself candlesticks reading by reading 200 charts daily for more than a year till I was able to read charts by just having a glance.

In 2012, I was the winner in the Stockwhiz Investment Competition in the Professional level for the ETF Category in Sep 2012, beating all other Professionals in the Finance Industry participating in the competition.

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