New Launch: DIY Investing To Dividend Stocks Online Course + eBook

New Launch: DIY Investing To Dividend Stocks Online Course + eBook

Introducing an all-new online course that will help you to achieve the steady passive income through quality dividend stocks. And, we’re not even talking about REITs.

This course’s main goal is to equip you with knowledge and the ability to build and manage your dividend portfolio, so that in the future, that portfolio will grow and replace your monthly salary, giving you the time and financial independence you deserve.

Learning at your own pace and own target, we guarantee you’ll walk away with:

✔ A broad knowledge of the fundamentals of dividend investing (with a focus on dividend companies)
✔ The ability to find great dividend-paying companies on your own
✔ The know-how to structure, track, and manage your dividend portfolio 

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4 Ways A Retail Investor Can Get Access To Bonds In Singapore

4 Ways A Retail Investor Can Get Access To Bonds In Singapore

When it comes to investing, the first few things that come to investors’ mind are stocks or REITs. However, many investors tend to overlook or ignore bonds (fixed income securities) as an asset class.

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What exactly are bonds?

Bonds represent debt obligations aka they are a form of borrowing. Bonds can be issued by the government or a company. Let’s say if a company issues a bond, the issuer owes the holders a debt and is obliged to them interest (also known as coupon payment) or to repay the principal at the maturity date. The interest payments are usually payable at fixed intervals – semi-annually, annually and sometimes monthly.

Note that in the event of liquidation (the process of ending a business and distributing its assets to claimants), bondholders will get the first priority in terms of getting paid, followed by unsecured creditors (suppliers, employees, banks and stockholders).

Generally, due to the nature of bonds, bonds are considered less risky than equities like stocks or REITs. That is also why bonds generally entail a lower return in relation to the risks.

Before you start investing in one, you have to familiarise yourself with the list of bonds available in the Singapore market that you can invest in:

1. Singapore Government Securities (SGS)

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# InsightsInterview with ThumbTack Investor, one of the top contributor in InvestingNote

# InsightsInterview with ThumbTack Investor, one of the top contributor in InvestingNote

This is # InsightsInterview Episode 7 with one of our top contributors on the InvestingNote Platform, username: ThumbTack Investor.

This # InsightsInterview 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 6 episodes of # InsightsInterview by influential bloggers. To read more about their post, you can find out at the end of this interview. The links are attached to the previous interview series.

Recently, we interviewed ThumbTack Investor (also known as TTI), to understand more about his investing strategies, biggest trade winner and loser, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.

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Why the Financial Planning Platform Space Can Have Room For Improvement (Guest Post)

Why the Financial Planning Platform Space Can Have Room For Improvement (Guest Post)

This article, Why the Financial Planning Platform Space Can Have Room For Improvement was originally posted here. He is a veteran community member on InvestingNote, with username known as Kyith.

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My relationship with insurance started in 1997 when I first enlisted in the army. I think many of you guys would share the same experience as myself.

The army company I was posted to, let in an adviser to persuade us to buy a personal accident plant.

That was my first policy.

I wouldn’t have to think about insurance again, until in 2005, a year after I graduated from university. That was about 2 years in, where I already discovered the world of unit trusts.

I thought maybe I should start being a responsible adult. After learning about unit trust, I learned that it can be rather suicidal if you put a lot of money into something you do not know much about.

I decide to do what I did when I have no idea how to invest in unit trust. I picked up a relevant book, or a few books on personal finance and read it. I have an idea about different kinds of protection.

However, I was still not very sure. Some experienced advisers and experienced members in the unit trust forum was kind enough to share their knowledge. Those proved to be invaluable in drawing what is in the books to real life scenario.

The Challenge of Well Informed DIY Consumers

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The Ultimate Trading Indicators Course (4 Powerful Trading Techniques) – (Guest Post)

The Ultimate Trading Indicators Course (4 Powerful Trading Techniques) – (Guest Post)

This video, The Ultimate Trading Indicators Course (4 Powerful Trading Techniques) was originally posted here. He is a veteran community member on InvestingNote, with username known as Rayner.

 

Here’s the thing:

Many traders claim indicators don’t work because it’s lagging.

But do you know the truth?

It’s not that indicators don’t work.

Rather, it’s the trader that don’t know how to use it, correctly.

That’s why in this special training, I’ll show you the secrets to using indicators profitably.

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TIME WEIGHTED RETURNS VS MONEY WEIGHTED RETURNS (GUEST POST)

TIME WEIGHTED RETURNS VS MONEY WEIGHTED RETURNS (GUEST POST)

This article, Time Weighted Returns Vs Money Weighted Returns was originally posted here. He is a veteran community member on InvestingNote, with username known as ThumbTack Investor.

 

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TIME WEIGHTED RETURNS VS MONEY WEIGHTED RETURNS

I think probably 70% of the people here don’t really calculate their returns.
Certainly not the traders with multiple transactions, cos it is a mammoth task doing so.
The vast majority of the remaining 30% are probably calculating it wrongly (Wrongly, that is, if you are using your ROI and comparing it to active managers)

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The Top 5 Most Common Financial Models

The Top 5 Most Common Financial Models

What is financial modelling?

A financial model involves building financial models from scratch or maintaining and updating the existing one as to construct a financial representation of the financial condition of a financial security or a company. It is used to calculate, estimate and forecast financial numbers.

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Some might ask – what kind of skills do you need in order to build an efficient financial model that produces accurate and dependable results?

Well, we have prepared a list of skills that you need to achieve that:

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Vividthree IPO: Here are 5 Key Things You Should Know (Guest Post)

Vividthree IPO: Here are 5 Key Things You Should Know (Guest Post)

This article, Vividthree IPO: Here are 5 Key Things You Should Know was originally posted here. He is a veteran community member on InvestingNote, with username known as SmallCapAsia.

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Vividthree Holdings can trace its history back to 2006, where they started out as a visual effects studio. Today, they are involved in creating content for the various platform by leveraging on the virtual reality (VR) technology.

In addition to that, they also provide Post-production services, mainly in visual effects, computer-generated imagery, and other post-production related work.

The company was previously owned by mm2 Asia with a 51% stake. Last month, Vividthree entered into a restructuring agreement to spin-off from its parent company and to be listed on the Catalist board.

You can find the prospectus here.

1. Vividthree Holdings Limited IPO Details

The IPO will close at 12pm on 20 September 2018 (Thursday) and expected to commence trading on 25 September 2018(Tuesday).

The company is placing 51.8 million new shares at a price of S$0.25 a piece during the IPO period. The total number of issued share in the company immediately after the placement will be 334,011,764 shares.

Unfortunately, the IPO is not made available to the public and its prospectus did not provide any information about the cornerstone investors.

That said, Mr Long Jong, Non-Executive Director & Mr Ang Wee Gee, the brother of Mr Melvin Ang intend to subscribe for 200,000 and 1,200,000 placement shares.Fyi, Mr Melvin Ang is the executive chairman of mm2 Asia.

2. Vividthree’s Business Segments

The company comprises 2 main business segments, namely content production and post-production.

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# InsightsInterview with Lynlynnakamori, One of the top contributors in InvestingNote

# InsightsInterview with Lynlynnakamori, One of the top contributors in InvestingNote

This is # InsightsInterview Episode 6 with one of our top contributors on the InvestingNote Platform, username: Lynlynnakamori.

This # InsightsInterview 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 5 episodes of premium insights by influential bloggers.

Recently, we interviewed Lynlyn, to understand more about her investing strategies, biggest trade winner and loser, and what motivated her to get started in the first place.

Lynlyn is one of InvestingNote’s most reputable member in IN Member’s Ranking with more than 3000+ followers, specialising in Technical Analysis. She created discussions and has helped many people analysis charts on InvestingNote platform. This is #InsightsInterview, Episode 6.

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

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