Upcoming Active Traders’ Club Meetup & Sharing Session 14 November

Upcoming Active Traders’ Club Meetup & Sharing Session 14 November

We’re having our upcoming Active Traders’ Club meetup and sharing session on 14th November, 7 – 8.30pm!

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This is the exclusive monthly meetup for active traders!

The FEDs have just decreased interest rates. How’s the market going to react right now? Is the market bouncing back?

Join us in this session as we discuss the following with prominent Active Traders’ Club member @dAnccs:
✔ How does a low-interest environment affect certain types of stocks
✔ What stocks are good to trade in the near term
✔ What stocks are not good to trade in the near term
✔ How to effectively amplify a stock’s performance using leveraged instruments like DLC

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Join us for this exclusive event to get a quick market update and also learn more about how trading DLC works.

Schedule:

6.30 – 7.00pm: Registration starts

7.00 – 7.15pm: Active Traders’ Club & Trading Tournament Updates

7.15 – 7.45pm: Amplifying a stock’s performance using leverage instrument

7.45 – 8.15pm: SG Market Outlook: Trading the Index in a low-interest macro environment

8.15 – 8.30pm: Open Q&A + Networking

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Interviews with Top of the Tournament Leaderboard: StockCham

Interviews with Top of the Tournament Leaderboard: StockCham

Interviews with Top of the Tournament Leaderboard: StockCham.

This mini-interview series is to showcase some of the prominent participants of the tournament leaderboard and what propels them to be able to trade well.

This post was originally posted here. stockcham

This is @stockcham, who is currently top 3 on the leaderboard, out of 2,000 participants. In 2014, he also wrote an ebook: Stockcham’s Trading Guide, which is a best-seller on our platform and generated more than $100,000 in revenue over the years.

We did a quick lookup on his tournament portfolio here and saw that ALL his trades were winning trades.

His portfolio is up more than 50% at the time of writing.

We asked the following questions and this is what he had to say. 

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Why OCBC Q3FY19 Profit Results Might Fall Double-Digit Percentage YoY (Guest Post)

Why OCBC Q3FY19 Profit Results Might Fall Double-Digit Percentage YoY (Guest Post)

OCBC is scheduled to announced its results on the 5th Nov (Tuesday morning) before the start of market trading.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Brian Halim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as 3Fs and 1800+ followers.

UOB announced its Q3 results this morning which gives a big hint of what is to come for the other two banks.

The drop in NIM and increase in NPA is worst than expected, and if not for the loan growth segment in the Singapore that helps, it might look like a worsen Q3.

This is 5 reasons why I think OCBC Q3 FY19 profit results are going to fall double-digit in terms of percentage year on year.

1) Net Interest Margin Compressed QoQ and YoY

In FY18, OCBC’s Net Interest Income contributes 60% to their total revenue while Non-Interest Income contributes the rest of the other 40%, so we’ll approximately use that as a gauge.

Q2FY19 Net Interest Income came in at $1,588m while Q3FY18 Net Interest Income came in at $1,505m.

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Investing Workshop: Basics of ETF Investing & Constructing an ETF Portfolio

Investing Workshop: Basics of ETF Investing & Constructing an ETF Portfolio

What is an ETF?

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a type of security that involves a collection of securities—such as stocks—that often tracks an underlying index, although they can invest in any number of industry sectors or use various strategies.

To those unfamiliar, investing in ETFs can seem complicated and confusing. But an ETF is a marketable security, you can buy and sell them through the stock market just like an ordinary share.

Often touted as a low-cost and efficient way to get instant diversification, ETFs have been increasingly popular. Some well-known ETFs like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which tracks the S&P 500 Index, gave a return of more than 70% in just 5 years.

Investment guru Warren Buffett himself has also specifically recommended ETFs as a way to boost retirement savings.

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This comprehensive workshop we’re having in partnership with FSMOne will demystify what ETFs are and equip you with the knowledge to enhance your portfolio.

Key things you’ll learn in this workshop:
✔ What is an ETF?
✔ What types of ETFs are available for retail investors
✔ How can ETFs enhance your portfolio
✔ How to construct your own diversified ETF portfolio from scratch
✔ Trending Global ETF investing ideas every investor should know

There will also be a Q&A session to clear your doubts and get a clear picture on ETF investing.

Register now for this exclusive workshop to learn how ETF investing works!

This exclusive event is free to attend and sponsored by FSMOne.

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Is a 90% return in ONE SINGLE trade in a week even possible?

Is a 90% return in ONE SINGLE trade in a week even possible?

Yes it apparently is.

Sometime last week, one of the participants with the username @minci in the SG Active Trading Tournament had a 92.80% return in ONE SINGLE trade.

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Here’s what her portfolio returns are so far and the exact trades she placed:

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She won $100 CapitaLand vouchers for achieving this.

See what else participants are trading right now (all trades are transparent and open to public view): http://bit.ly/SGATT2019

If you haven’t registered for the biggest tournament in Singapore, registration is still open!

Registration is free, and we’re giving away up to $15,000 worth of prizes!

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How to Capitalise on the recent Keppel Corp News

How to Capitalise on the recent Keppel Corp News

Last week, the major news was Temasek’s plan to offer Keppel shareholders $7.35 per share, in cash, to buy 554.9 million shares or 30.55% of Keppel.

 

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This partial offer will raise its stake in Keppel from the current 20.45% to 51%.

Temasek will be doing this through its wholly owned subsidiary Kyanite Investment Holdings.

Prior to this news which was released on 22 October Tuesday, Keppel’s shares were halted on 21 October Monday.

When the trading halt was lifted on Tuesday, after the news was announced, Keppel’s stock soared more than 10%.

If you’d bought the Keppel Corp Long DLC on 22 October – it gave a 70% in just one day!

However, this is where it gets interesting – even if you got in late, by buying the 5x Long DLC on 22 October AFTER the news and the stock shooting up, the DLC still could have made you more than 20% within a few days.

This is the magnitude of serious returns we’re talking about.

So what’s this all mean for retail investors?

A Daily Leverage Certificate (DLC) is a type of leveraged product listed on the SGX which allows you to get leveraged return of an underlying single stock or index. The leverage is fixed every day, e.g. for a 5x Long DLC, every 1% movement in the mother share will lead to 5% movement in the LongDLC price.

So whenever you see a short-term trading opportunity, e.g. stock about to break out, index reaching support level etc., you can use DLC as a tool to get leveraged return. This recent scenario of Keppel exemplifies this perfectly.

4 key reasons why you should use DLCs:

  1. Simple trading instrument to get leveraged return of popular stocks and indices from Singapore and Hong Kong
  2. No account opening process required; trade it like a stock – simply go to your stock broker account to trade DLCs (subject to SIP qualification)
  3. LongDLC and ShortDLC – two types of DLCs allow you to gain from both ups and downs of the Underlying stock or index
  4. Lower barrier of entry – one lot of DLC is 100 shares, and the unit price is usually much cheaper than the mother share, allowing lower barrier of entry and more flexible allocation of your investment capital

Here’s the full list of DLC & the corresponding underlying securities every investor and trader needs to know: https://dlc.socgen.com/en/product/search

Our ongoing simulation competition for you to experience trading DLC with up to $15,000 worth of prizes for grab: http://bit.ly/SGATT2019

Where to trade DLCs for real?

Find your preferred broker below:

 

There’s also a free Technical Analysis workshop upcoming on Saturday, 2 Nov. Find out more here: http://blog.investingnote.com/multiple-time-frame-analysis-mtfa/


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What is the Multiple Time Frame Analysis (MTFA)?

What is the Multiple Time Frame Analysis (MTFA)?

The Multiple Time Frame Analysis (MTFA) is the process of viewing the same currency pair under different time frames – that being said, it is often used in Forex Trading.

Usually the larger time frame is used to establish a longer-term trend, while a shorter time frame is used to spot ideal entries into the market.

Multiple time frame analysis follows a top down approach when trading and allows traders to gauge the longer-term trend while spotting ideal entries on a smaller time frame chart. After deciding on the appropriate time frames to analyze, traders can then conduct technical analysis using multiple time frames to confirm or reject their trading bias.

In this workshop, you’d see how the MFTA can be applied to trading in the stock market as well, through the lens of a full-time trader in this seminar series.

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Join Jay Tun, an equities and derivatives trader, as he shares with you what separates institutional and retail traders, alternative products you can trade besides equities, and how you can create a trading strategy that works in your favour.

In the first part of this workshop, you’ll learn about:

✔ Understanding the types of markets and how it impacts your strategies

✔ Incorporating different timeframes into your trading to maximise your trades

✔ The one most important thing that professionals use to test their and verify their strategies

✔ How to utilise two simple technical analysis tools effectively that usually outperform complicated tools

✔ Habits and daily regimes of successful traders that every trader needs to know and follow

There will also be a live chart trading examples to highlight the importance of multiple time frame analysis, that can be applied for the stock market.

You can look forward to upgrade your trading skillset in this 3-hour workshop.

Get to mingle, network and ask questions with Jay and other traders as well.

Register your seat now. Strictly limited seats.

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This exclusive event is free to attend and sponsored by City Index.


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25+ Top Trading Leaders at the free Online Trading Summit 2019

25+ Top Trading Leaders at the free Online Trading Summit 2019

Would you like to learn the ultimate trading knowledge from more than 25 trading experts like Peter Brandt, Jack Schwager, Mike Bellafiore and Adam Khoo from the comfort of your home? 

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We are proud to be a partner for the Online Trading Summit 2019 where 25+ top traders will be sharing with you their personal secrets to sustaining long-term success in trading: http://bit.ly/32DyRrK

During this summit, you’ll discover the critical trading knowledge that every trader needs to know and benefit greatly from the wide-ranging and interesting trading topics like: 

  • The Perfect Systematic Trading Workflow For Busy Independent Traders. 
  • The What, Why And How Of The Prop Trading World. 
  • Cryptocurrency Trading From The Perspective Of A Veteran Commodity Trader

Whether you’re a beginner trader or a seasoned trader, you will learn practical tips that you can immediately apply to your trading business and improve your profitability at this summit.

So if you are serious about bringing your trading competency to the next higher level, sign up right now and join tens of thousands of other traders at this not-to-be-missed FREE online trading event of the year: http://bit.ly/32DyRrK

Date: 4th to 10th November 2019

Venue: Online

We hope to see you at the summit and hope you can share this event with your trading community as well!

Limited time Free Access Pass! Register here now: http://bit.ly/32DyRrK

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This event is sponsored by Traderwave.

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Interviews with Top of the Tournament Leaderboard: Landon Lim

Interviews with Top of the Tournament Leaderboard: Landon Lim

Interviews with Top of the Tournament Leaderboard

This mini-interview series is to showcase some of the prominent participants of the tournament leaderboard and what propels them to be able to trade well.

This post was originally posted here.

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This is @LandonLim, who made the leaderboard and had a top winning trade on 14 Oct! View his winning trade here.

How many years have you been trading?

Landon: I’ve been investing/trading for 4 Years now.

What’s your profession?
Landon: I’m a Relationship Manager.

How did you start trading and what got you started?
Landon: I started investing/trading when I decided to grow my savings. However, I had no experience or knowledge, and I placed $10,000 on an illiquid penny stock for my first trade without understanding anything about the company or stock chart movement/signals. I managed to exit my position 2 months later with a paltry gain of $70 (0.7% Return).

Thankfully, that unwise trade did not turn sour for me as the share price has fallen 50% from the time I exited, and I would have undoubtably stopped believing in investing or learning about it.

Can you share more about your trading plan?
Landon: I am actually more of a fundamental investor by nature who also uses some technical analysis (TA) in his trades. For my own portfolio strategy, I shortlist the companies that I want to buy (using FA) and try to time the buys using TA to achieve better Risk/Return ratios.
However, for this tournament I’m purely using simple Technical Analysis, mainly Ichimoku Cloud/Moving Averages/Fibonacci Retracements/Trend Momentums/Breakout patterns/Support and Resistance levels/MACD Indicators/RSI.

How do you usually determine an entry for a particular trade?
Landon: A combination of the above methods that I’ve mentioned. However, buying on retracement support levels, breakout patterns, bullish Ichimoku Cloud signals, and oversold RSI have a greater emphasis.

How do you usually determine an exit for a particular trade? 
Landon: Usually when the volume seems to be dying, along with clear ichimoku cloud/RSI/Fibonacci retracement and Death Cross signals.

What would you say to new traders who want to trade well? 

Landon: Have a systematic trading plan and set your stop loss to a smaller % than your targeted gains. After that, it is just a numbers game, you just need to win more than you lose.

Also, Fibonacci Retracements. At the 61.8% levels. The longer the time frame, the better.


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Interviews with Top of the Tournament Leaderboard

Interviews with Top of the Tournament Leaderboard

Interviews with Top of the Tournament Leaderboard

This mini-interview series is to showcase some of the prominent participants of the tournament leaderboard and what propels them to be able to trade well.

This post was originally posted here.

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This is @3Fs, who made the leaderboard, had a top winning trade on 15 Oct and who is one of Singapore’s most prominent and influential financial bloggers. He is also veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as 3Fs and 1800+ followers.

See what he’s been trading here via his open portfolio here: https://www.investingnote.com/portfolios/7…

How many years have you been trading?
3Fs: I have been investing/trading for almost 10 years now since the inception of my blog (www.3foreverfinancialfreedom.com).

What’s your profession?
3Fs: I am accounting trained and am currently the Head of Finance for a start up firm.

How did you start trading and what got you started?
3Fs: I was intrigued at the idea of passive dividend income that will allow me to supplement my current income hence I began to pursue my stretch target goal which is to reach the stage of Financial Independence at the age of 35. Over time, I began to tweak my strategy a little bit and also embed some form of catalysts and technical analysis in my purchase/sell decision.

Can you share more about your trading plan?
3Fs: My investing/trading plan is usually targeted on companies which has a catalyst in play, whether for the good or bad. Earnings season makes it easier to spot as market tends to be most sensitive to earnings season. For longer term holdings, the standard fundamental metrics such as free cash flow, dividend yield, good management still applies.

How do you usually determine an entry for a particular trade?
3Fs: I would usually be very patient with my purchase entry and wait until the right time before I entry. I would once again check the fundamentals of the company, and do a mental check if the company can withstand the next 10 years. There are usually some compelling opportunities that will surface if you are patient enough. Last but not least, I also like to buy at the support line, just to make sure that everything is aligned and priced in (for bad news).

How do you usually determine an exit for a particular trade?
3Fs: I usually exit if I find that the company is over valued or if there are better alternatives elsewhere I could park my money.

The goal here is to keep looking and shopping around for better deals until it doesn’t exist. If the company still has room for growth, I would also happily keep them inside the portfolio.

What would you say to new traders who want to trade well?
3Fs: I would say be patient about finding a strategy that fits your niche area of competency. The time will come and it is also not necessary to get into a position everyday. What we need is a quality position and not measured in terms of quantity.

You have to give yourself a hard choice to make by making your hit rate higher than the average people on the street.


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Once again, 3fs is a prominent community member of InvestingNote and has also guest-written other articles in our blog as well. Check out his article on how to grow your investment ‘warchest’ here.

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