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Is Investing In Growth Always A Good Thing? (Guest Post)

Is Investing In Growth Always A Good Thing? (Guest Post)

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

When investors like us invest in the stock market, the goal is always trying to grow our wealth over time.

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Investors are generally thrilled by the prospect of growth in general, whether they are referring to their income, savings or even the companies that they invest in.

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3 Amazing Growth Stocks Flying Under The Radar (Guest Post)

3 Amazing Growth Stocks Flying Under The Radar (Guest Post)

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as SmallCapAsia.

 

With a higher than average tolerance for risk, I’m a big fan of growth shares and you’ll find a number in my portfolio.

I’m looking at adding a couple more to my portfolio in the near future and three that I’m considering are listed below.

#1 United Global Limited (SGX: 43P)

United Global Limited is an independent lubricant manufacturer and trader providing a wide range of high quality and well-engineered lubricants.

The company produce their own in-house lubricant brands such as “United Oil”, “U Star Lube”, “Bell 1”, “HydroPure” and “Ichiro” as well as manufacturing lubricants for third-party principals’ brands.

United Global Limited serves clients mainly from the automotive, industrial, and marine industries. To date, the company has a wide distribution network covering over 30 countries.

Source: United Global Limited Annual Report 2017

United Global Limited revenue has been moving in sideways in the past 5 years. Despite that, its bottom line growth has delivered spectacular results. From FY2013 to FY2017, the company’s revenue was hovering around USD 100 million.

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Top Ten Attributes of Great Fundamental Investors

Top Ten Attributes of Great Fundamental Investors

The Top Ten Attributes of Great Fundamental Investors by Michael J. Mauboussin.

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The following is an excerpt of the full report:

“Perhaps the single greatest error in the investment business is a failure to distinguish between the knowledge of a company’s fundamentals and the expectations implied by the market price.”

The world of investing and business has seen a great deal of change in the past 30 years.

This report shares thoughts on the ten attributes of great fundamental investors. Accounting is the language of business and you need to understand it to appreciate economic value and to assess competitive positioning. Investors face a slew of psychological challenges.

Perhaps the most difficult is updating beliefs when new information arrives. Position sizing and portfolio construction still do not get the attention they warrant. The substantial shift from active to passive management has profound implications for the investment industry.

I started on Wall Street 30 years ago today…”

Read the full report [PDF] here.

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Investing Is So Damn Tough You Are Right (Guest Post)

Investing Is So Damn Tough You Are Right (Guest Post)

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

To say that this has been a tough year for investment is an understatement.

Investing, as a general form of growing your wealth is so damn tough that for one not to be losing money is sometimes already seen as a form of success.

I can totally relate why many people avoided them like a plague because contrary to many popular beliefs, it can jolly well diminish your money.

Imagine yourself being invested in Asian Pay TV Trust at the start of the year, having intrigued by its stuttering share price and a high dividend payout.

You might have thought the dividends they pay out is unsustainable hence you made a decision to project them conservatively at the fcf you think they can give out.

When APTT announces their recent results, the management is even more conservative than you are and slashed their dividends like they did to slaughter a dying pig, causing its share price to fall by 50% in one day.

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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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Top 11 Things Every Investor Must Know

Top 11 Things Every Investor Must Know

Top 11 Things Every Investor Must Know (before they really start stock investing).

Just to provide some context on why we decided to create this infographic; over the weekend, we attended the SGX’s My First Stock Carnival, held at Vivocity. This carnival was attended by many people who’re interested to start their investing journey.

SGX My First Stock Carnival
SGX My First Stock Carnival

This is a carnival meant for helping both the young and old to get started on investing in their first stock.

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We also presented on how Fintech can help speed up the learning journey of a budding investor. Most investors do fundamental analysis (FA) for their stock selection criteria. There’s also global macro analysis which is essential in letting investors know about the overall sentiments of the stock market.

So, to help more people to increase their financial and investment literacy, we’ve created an infographic about the Top 11 Things Every Investor Must Know (before they start stock investing).

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*New eBook Launch: Create A Secondary Income Stream Through Long Term Shares Investing*

*New eBook Launch: Create A Secondary Income Stream Through Long Term Shares Investing*

The thought of a secondary income stream can either excite or scare most people.

Especially when it involves investing.

If you ever feel that investing to attain financial freedom seems like a distant and mystical process, you’d have to hear it from the people who’re already there and how they made it.

Knowledge gets transferred through books and courses, and today we’d like to introduce a new book launch on our marketplace, Create A Secondary Income Stream Through Long Term Shares Investing.

Create A Secondary Income Stream Through Long Term Shares Investing

Based on decades of investment wisdom similar to those found in degree and post graduate programs, this book looks at how time tested financial concepts can be applied practically to create a secondary income stream through long term share investing.This book is specially crafted to present financial concepts into easy-to-understand bits and focus on application to generate returns. Readers will be able to grasp concepts fast, effectively and speed up their learning curves.

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Will 2018 Be The Year For Investors?

Will 2018 Be The Year For Investors?

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It’s the first week of 2018 and we’d like to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous year ahead!

A special video featuring some of our veteran community members who’re sharing what they think will happen this year for investors!

**Please watch with the volume on, no subtitles!**

Special thanks to the following community members for making this video possible:
@ValueInvestAsia
@LauShiErn
@JoeyChoy
@gingwien
@BrennenPak
@tubinvesting

What do you expect 2018 to be like? Will it be better than 2017 or will be the other way around? Share your thoughts in the comments section below ↴

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Whatever 2018 holds for us…InvestingNote will always be where investors unite!

HUAT AH!!