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Interviews with A Finalist of SG Active Trading Tournament: Justin Tay

Interviews with A Finalist of SG Active Trading Tournament: Justin Tay

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

This post was originally posted here. 

Today we have Justin, who is a Top 10 Finalist in the ongoing Final Round of the SG Active Trading Tournament, trading under his moniker @gangel. He has risen to the Top 10 by beating 2,000 other participants of the tournament.

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

How many years have you been trading and which markets do you usually trade?

Justin: I have been trading for 6 years, mainly focused on SGX. Just started US market and HK market recently due to the higher liquidity.

What’s your profession?

Justin: I am currently in my final year of my PhD studies. I am also a licensed pharmacist and work part time in one of the retail pharmacy chains.

Wow, that’s impressive! How did you start trading and what got you started? 

Justin: I started trading under the influence of my dad, who gave me a small start up capital to trade. He taught me some basic trading tips like price action and volume. From there I went on to learning how to do some basic chart and learn about some indicators. Some of which I have adopted ever since.

So what’s your usual trading plan like?

Justin: Usually I will decide on how big I want to trade, whether I have the capital to pick up or just playing contra before entering a trade. I like to make use of the GTM/GTD function so that my lots will be in the front of the queue. I also tend to queue slightly below the resistance zone so it has a higher chance of getting filled.

Then how do you usually determine an entry for a particular trade?

Justin: I do so by identifying support zones either through trendline support, moving average support so forth or wait 1 day bounce off from support zone for confirmation. On top of that, I will also try to look for signs of reversal with some of the indicators to convince myself to go in for the trade.

How do you usually determine an exit for a particular trade?

Justin: I do so usually by identifying resistance zones, either by historical high or trendline resistance. or when the tides change very suddenly.

As this tournament focuses on trading Daily Leverage Certificates (DLC), what is your experience trading DLC? 

Justin: It’s like a double-edged sword: it can magnify your profits or losses very quickly.

Finally, what would you say to new traders who want to trade well?

Justin: It’s really important to start from the basics of support and resistance, learn how to read the graphs and prepare to stop loss if the trade do not go in your favour. Once the price has moved up from your entry price, can consider doing a trailing stop loss strategy to reduce your losses.

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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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Exclusive Interview With Wei Ren, Manager, Stocks And ETFs Research, iFast Singapore

Exclusive Interview With Wei Ren, Manager, Stocks And ETFs Research, iFast Singapore

Recently, we got in touch with Weiren, Manager, Stocks And ETFs Research at iFast Singapore and also one of the renowned panel of judges for the upcoming Investor-One Challenge. He shared with us on how he got started in his career and his words of wisdom for budding professionals who wants to venture into the finance industry.

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Exclusive Interview with Joseph Yap, Partner, Capital Markets SAC Capital

Exclusive Interview with Joseph Yap, Partner, Capital Markets SAC Capital

Recently, we got in touch with Mr Joseph Yap, Partner of SAC Capital and also one of the renowned panel of judges for the upcoming Investor-One Challenge. He has shared with us his career path and his words of advice for young budding professionals who plan to work in the finance industry.

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1. SAC Capital is one of Singapore’s leading corporate finance firms. As a partner, can you share with us how SAC Capital helps companies to get listed?

We are able to help companies get listed as we understand the unique needs of our client’s needs, and steer them in the right direction. We take pride in providing quality counsel, and ensuring our projects stay on steady course at all times so that our clients and partners enjoy peace of mind. At the same time, our progressiveness spurs us onward, to constantly be on the lookout for new ways to surpass the demands of the markets and our clients.

2. We also know that SAC Capital are one of the main sponsors of Catalist-listed companies, which can seem fairly complex. For the benefit of our audience, can you share with us briefly how does sponsorship of companies work and what’s the process like?

Our principal scope of services as a Catalist Sponsor is to advise and guide our sponsored issuers in relation to their continuing listing obligations, on an ongoing basis under the Catalist Rules. Our experienced team of professionals work closely with the directors and management team of the sponsored issuers and assist them in disclosure and compliance matters for corporate actions and developments.

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Exclusive Interview with Mark Liew, CEO of PrimePartners

Exclusive Interview with Mark Liew, CEO of PrimePartners

Recently, we got in touch with Mark Liew, the CEO of PrimePartners and also one of the renowned panel of judges for the upcoming Investor-One Challenge, for how he got started in his career and words of wisdom for budding young professionals who wants to venture into corporate finance.

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1.PrimePartners is one of Singapore’s leading corporate finance firms. As the CEO, can you share some key milestones of the company over the years?

We are one of the pioneer batch of Full Sponsors authorised by the Singapore Exchange to undertake introducing and continuing sponsorship activities for companies listed on Catalist, the sponsor-supervised listing platform to attract fast growing companies to raise capital in Asia.

Our continuing sponsorship services include working with the boards of directors of our sponsored companies to effect their growth plans through acquisitions, fund-raising and restructuring, and providing guidance to our sponsored companies on compliance with the listing rules.

Here’s the list of milestones we’ve achieved over the years:

2003:Received Capital Market Services licence

2004: Completed first listing

2008: Approved as pioneer batch of full sponsors for Catalist

2011: First mining company listed

2013: First Japanese company listed

2015: First Israeli company listed

2018 was also a special year: it was our 15th anniversary as a company, 10th anniversary as full sponsor and we’ve 64 listings completed to date.

2. How does PrimePartner work with and help companies wanting to get listed on SGX in Singapore? 

We really do handhold clients through the listing process. To keep it simple to understand, there are key 3 main steps.

First, understanding the owners’ objectives, the management’s style and the company’s business model.

Next, actively manage the listing and due diligence process and exercising judgement in resolving the issues raised.

Finally, championing the company with both regulators and investors.

As for post-listing, we continue the engagement advising on compliance, and connecting clients with capital and opportunities.

3. We’re interested in your inspiring story: how did you get started in your career and how did you get to become CEO of PrimePartners today?

After graduating with a degree in Accountancy, started my career in corporate banking during the Asian financial crisis – a real-world crash course in credit analysis, loan management and corporate restructuring.

Made the switch to corporate finance two years later and have not looked back.

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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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#InsightsInterview with Sporeshare, one of the top contributors in InvestingNote

#InsightsInterview with Sporeshare, one of the top contributors in InvestingNote

This is # InsightsInterview Episode 8 with one of our top contributors on the InvestingNote Platform, with the username Sporeshare.

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 7 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 Sporeshare, to understand more about his investing strategies, biggest trade winner and loser, and what motivated him to get started in the first place.interviewinsights

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# InsightsInterview with Rayner Teo, founder of TradingwithRayner

# InsightsInterview with Rayner Teo, founder of TradingwithRayner

This is # InsightsInterview Episode 4 with Rayner Teo, independent trader and an ex-prop trader. He is also the founder of TradingwithRayner.com and is the most followed trader in Singapore with more than 41,000 traders reading his blog each month.

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 3 episodes of premium insights by influential bloggers, Li Guang Sheng, founder of WealthCoachAcademyJames Yeo, founder of SmallCapAsia and Terence, founder of TUBInvesting. These series of short interviews seek to understand how reputable financial experts, bloggers and influencers in the InvestingNote community think as winning investors and traders.

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This week, we’re doing it differently, through video! We have Rayner here to share with us how he got started in trading and to understand more about his strategies, his trading journey and what motivated him to get started in the first place:

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