SGATT Final Round Winners!

SGATT Final Round Winners!

Congratulations and thanks to all participants, we’ve finally made it through the whole tournament!

It’s been an intense two weeks in the final round with our Top 20 competing with each other!

After two weeks of thrilling competition, we are proud to announce the Top 3 Final Winners participants here:

Ultimate Trader, 1st Position: @korshihua

2nd Place: @U1_14

3rd Place: @nataniellam

With an initial virtual capital of $100,000, our Top 3 participants have each achieved an impressive total portfolio return of more than 15% in just 2 weeks time!

Want to get to know our Top 3 participants and how they became the winners in the leaderboard?

Be sure to see and hear from them by joining our upcoming virtual prize ceremony and market commentary here: https://bit.ly/3v8buG0

We will also be announcing the winners of the various tournament prizes, such as MBS staycay, Airpods Pro, iWatch and daily top trades!

New Launching: The best InvestingNote App Ever!

New Launching: The best InvestingNote App Ever!

Even since rolling out our mobile app a few years back, our mobile app has been widely used by our users to connect with each other as a community of investors & traders. However, as we grew to over 100,000 users across our app & web versions, we were surprised to find that more than 50% of our community members are using our mobile app actively. 

Along the way, many of our members have been giving numerous feedback and suggestions – we certainly agree with you that our app could use more than a few improvements as compared to our web version. After reviewing each and every feedback in detail, our team has made it a point to implement as much of these valuable feedback as possible.

So with our determination to seriously revamp and build this new version of the InvestingNote app…our team worked tirelessly for the last 9 months…to produce this baby.

The wait is finally over and we are proud to announce this new version of InvestingNote mobile app which is now available on the AppStore and PlayStore!

Updating our app is only one of the ways that we aim to provide the best service for our users. In line with this aim, we will also continue innovating new, exciting features too. 

This new baby of ours is the result of all your comments, suggestions & feedback over the years – from emails, messages and even calls!

We genuinely value and thank you for making this possible.

So, what’s different?

Goodbye Old Look & Feel

The first few things you’d probably notice is the change in our colors, fonts, illustration style and other elements. This design, we believe, offers a better look & feel – for a more enjoyable user experience.

Here’s fun fact: our latest splash screen is voted by choice from our community!

More Features in the App

The new app can do more things than before! 

In this new version, you are now able to create polls and make price estimations.

You can also create price alerts now – similar to our web version. 

Indexes’ performance & trending stocks are now in the main feed – so that you can get to know what’s happening in a glance.

Better Performance

Our app now has a much faster speed and is also the most stable version ever.

With better-optimized speed & higher performance, browsing posts, looking at stock prices and communicating with other members will be much, much smoother.

That’s not all! 

We’re still innovating even more features in our platform and you can expect more upgrades.

It has certainly been an exciting journey for us to present to you this new version of our app. We hope this upgrade will help you achieve better investing outcomes.

With that said, don’t just take our word for it, experience it for yourself by downloading or updating it here:

Also, if you like or hate (we hope not) this new version, please let us know your thoughts by filling up this Google form:

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Market Commentary 4Q2021 & Trading Insights from Tournament Champions

Market Commentary 4Q2021 & Trading Insights from Tournament Champions

Join us for this LIVE and exclusive webinar where we have special guests talking about the Market Commentary for the last quarter of 2021!

Emelia Tan, research analyst at SGX will be sharing her insights on the Market for the last quarter of 2021.

Binni Ong, Chief trainer at TerraSeeds & SGX Academy Trainer will be sharing her uniquely systematic trading strategy.

Marcus Ng, Vice President at Societe Generale will also be sharing on how to better understand & incorporate DLCs in your trading.

Tournament Champions from the SG Active Trading Tournament will also be giving their Trading Insights and receive their winning prizes. Hear from them on what tips & strategies they used to trade to beat 3,000 other participants!

Date: 27 Oct Wed, 7 – 8PM


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Money Lessons That Squid Game Have Taught Us

Money Lessons That Squid Game Have Taught Us

If anything, Squid game has been a teaching experience and I just want to call out a few money lessons that one should have learnt from this show, you know, just for the future’s sake.

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

Hospital and Surgical Insurance

I am not selling any, don’t worry

I always joke with my wife saying if anything happens to me, send me to any public hospitals. Hence, for my entire life, I only buy Integrated Shield Plan for Public Hospital Class A coverage with rider. In my mind, I only think of the Hospitalization part, it never occur to me that I might need a day surgery.

These few months, I have some health issue. My underwear is getting wet every time, and I am sure is not from my shooting gun. For those who are not aware, rectal discharge refers to any substance other than faeces that comes out of the rectum and in my case, is mucus. No blood detected.

For someone that eat well (oats, salmon, grain-fed chicken) and sleep well, no smoking and minimal drinking, goes gym almost every day, this is shocking. I was like WTF.

I assume is something minor, but after weeks, seems like my condition is not improving. I went to see my GP for guidance. He has no clue what it is, but he suspects it could be piles, wrote me a referral letter to see a colorectal specialist. That’s when I really go into deep research and I suspect I could have colon cancer.

I tried to book an appointment with SengKang Hospital, but I was given 4 weeks wait. Wow, my leaking tap cannot wait 28 days, hence I book an appointment with a private surgeon in Farrer Park Hospital and got an actual day schedule. The surgeon explains that what I have is a polyp (simi sai lai de?) which are abnormal tissue growths. Some types of polyps can change into cancer over time. He says needs to cut it immediately.

The assistant asks me, got insurance or not, I say yea. She asks private or public coverage. Hong Gan, I am not covered for private.

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Upcoming Webinar: The Essence of Trading Psychology by CMC Markets

Upcoming Webinar: The Essence of Trading Psychology by CMC Markets

Register here: https://bit.ly/CMCwebktx

Trading is a minefield of psychological and emotional challenges that are often underestimated. Most traders tend to spent a greater portion of time on improving, fine tuning trading strategies and neglect the “softer” aspect of emotional control. 

Many trading failures are caused by unregulated emotions which in turn trigger the inability to implement proper risk management techniques; the end game could be significant financial losses.  

Join us in a live webinar where CMC Markets Market Analyst, Kelvin Wong will be sharing essential techniques to combat the psychological challenges faced by traders that include:

✔ Understanding the inverted pyramid of trading hierarchy

✔ Emotional orientation & financial boundaries

✔ High performance trading (goals reflection loop)

✔ Using the T.R.A.D.E model to identify and implement goals

Date: Wed, Oct 20, 2021 

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Don’t miss this. Register here: https://bit.ly/CMCwebktx


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SG ACTIVE TRADING TOURNAMENT 2021 – INTERVIEW WITH THE TOP 20

SG ACTIVE TRADING TOURNAMENT 2021 – INTERVIEW WITH THE TOP 20

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

We are interviewing the Top 20 Finalists from the Elimination Round of the SG Active Trading Tournament, beating 3,000 other participants of the tournament.
@EthanLeong Rank #17
@Asaad Rank #13
@csystudio8 Rank #3
@sutowi Rank #16

What’s your profession? How many years have you been trading and which markets do you usually trade?
EthanLeong: I am a student with half a year experience in stock market.

Asaad: I have 1 year experience in trading and I’m a student.

csystudio8: I have been trading Malaysia shares and structured warrants for about 17 months only. I’m in the education industry.

sutowi: I am a retiree, having more than 15years experience in Singapore and US markets.

How did you start trading and what got you started?

EthanLeong: I am personally interested in the stock market.

Asaad: I started by reading investment articles and stockpitches.

csystudio8: I started trading during the first MCO of Malaysia when the market was exceptionally bullish. That time, almost everywhere people talked about share trading and profit opportunity, and eventually, it got me wanting to share a piece of the cake.

sutowi: I started with a help from a friend. I got higher returns than the fixed deposit.

What’s your usual trading plan like? How do you usually determine an entry and exit for a particular trade?
EthanLeong: My strategy is to search for potential stocks and invest long term. I have set my own buying target and set a stop loss for every trade.

Asaad: Depends on my risk appetite and objectives. For now, it’s capital appreciation using growth investing strategies. I will enter when there are irrational sell-downs. When my target price has been reached or the company’s fundamentals have changed, I will consider exiting my trades.

csystudio8: I usually analyze the support and resistance, then evaluate the risk and reward ratio to decide on entering a trade or not.  I will enter upon breakout. When the price breaks the support or hits the target, I will exit the position.

sutowi: I have no specific plan. I usually trade according to the general trend of the market. I will enter at a price that I’m comfortable with and exit when I have made a small gain or when the reversal of the trend happens.

As this tournament focuses on trading Daily Leverage Certificates (DLC), what is your experience trading DLC?
EthanLeong: It is challenging for me and I need to spend time observing the trend.

Asaad: I have not much experience in trading DLC.

csystudio8: I have never heard about DLC before joining this tournament.

sutowi: Personally, I think participants will get huge gains within a short time if you enter at the right price.

What gives you an edge to emerge as the Ultimate Winner of the Tournament?
EthanLeong: I am attracted by the prizes sponsored by the partners of this tournament.

Asaad: I believe in my own analysis when executing my trades.

csystudio8: I would say 60% of luck and 40% of knowledge.

Sutowi: It is my pleasure to emerge as one of the winners in the leaderboard with lots of luck.

What would you say to new traders who want to trade well?
EthanLeong: Learning is the key, experience is a lesson

Asaad: Having an interest is the first step. After that, it is important to hone yourself to ask the right questions.

csystudio8: invest in knowledge. Get started with trade simulation (like this tournament) before trading with real money.

Sutowi: I’m in no position to give any advice.

Stay tuned for our SG Active Trading Tournament’s Final Round: https://bit.ly/sgattfr where these top traders will battle it out, officially commencing next Monday, 11 Oct till 22 Oct!SG ACTIVE TRADING TOURNAMENT 2021 – INTERVIEW WITH THE TOP 20

We wish all of them good luck!

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SG ACTIVE TRADING TOURNAMENT 2021 – INTERVIEW WITH THE TOP 20

SG ACTIVE TRADING TOURNAMENT 2021 – INTERVIEW WITH THE TOP 20

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

We are interviewing the Top 20 Finalists from the Elimination Round of the SG Active Trading Tournament, beating 3,000 other participants of the tournament – in batches of 5 people per interview. The following participants are the people we interviewed in this post:

We are interviewing the Top 20 Finalists from the Elimination Round of the SG Active Trading Tournament, beating 3,000 other participants of the tournament – in batches of 5 people per interview.
@ERIC6396 Rank #5
@nataniellam Rank #20
@ilaya19 Rank #14
@koweiqiang Rank #11
@Knight Rank #2


What’s your profession? How many years have you been trading and which markets do you usually trade?

ERIC6396: I’m running my own business and have 1 year experience in trading the Malaysia market.

nataniellam: I’m a UI/UX Designer with 2 year experience in the US Market.

ilaya19: I’m an engineer, having 1 year experience in the Malaysia market

koweiqiang: I’m in the banking sector. I have been trading for about 2 years mainly in US and SG markets.

Knight: I’m an Account Relationship Manager in a bank with 5 years experience in the Malaysia market.

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SG Active Trading Tournament 2021 – Interview With The Top 20

SG Active Trading Tournament 2021 – Interview With The Top 20

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

We are interviewing the Top 20 Finalists from the Elimination Round of the SG Active Trading Tournament, beating 3,000 other participants of the tournament – in batches of 5 people per interview. The following participants are the people we interviewed in this post:
@Weilong2001 Rank #19
@Arul Rank #12
@YiZhit  Rank #7
@U1_14 Rank #4
@Kannamaraja  Rank #

1. What’s your profession? How many years have you been trading and which markets do you usually trade?

Weilong2001: I’m a student and have 2 years experience in trading Singapore stocks.

Arul:  I’m a factory worker, newbie in stock market,  so far trading using virtual money and not yet started to use real money to trade.

YiZhit: I’m in the accounting industry with 1 year experience in the stock market.
U1_14: I’m a university student, with 1 year plus stock market experience and I usually trade in the forex market.

Kannamaraja: I’m a student with less than 6 months trading experience. I usually trade bursa stock with small capital.

2. How did you start trading and what got you started?

Weilong2001: Advice by my parents

Arul: Started to trade virtually when I joined this trading competition. Before the competition I started to learn the basics of trading on YouTube.

YiZhit: I got started on Forex trading as introduced by my friend.

U1_14: I took an online forex trading course 2 years ago and learned a lot of new things there before I started trading.

Kannamaraja: I learn from my friend and get guidance from YouTube.

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LAST FEW TRADING DAYS till SG Active Trading Tournament (Elimination Round) ends this week!

LAST FEW TRADING DAYS till SG Active Trading Tournament (Elimination Round) ends this week!

LAST FEW TRADING DAYS till SG Active Trading Tournament (Elimination Round) ends this week!

To help the traders in our community with a consistent approach in their trading, we’re working on an exclusive MasterClass with Binni Ong, the Chief Trainer at Terraseeds and SGX Academy.

Spanning over 4 hours of LIVE video over 2 days, this course will teach you how to formulate a systematic approach to trade strong momentum HK-listed stocks using DLCs.

Place at least one trade in the tournament to be eligible for enrollment into this 4-hr Masterclass worth $1,100 for Free!

Masterclass registration link: https://bit.ly/mstrclsstrde

Masterclass Outline:

Momentum trading is a method to continue the inertia of a price trend after price has shown either an upward or downward thrust. It is a great strategy for short term trading to capture a possible explosive price movement. If coupled with a suitable instrument that comes with leverage (such as Daily Leverage Certificates), a trader can achieve exponential growth in a short time.

These will be covered in this masterclass:

✔ Use of Autobox (her proprietary method) to systematically spot momentum in multiple timeframes

✔ Entry and Exit using mathematical ratios

✔ Step by step selection on appropriate DLCs such that you are able to use leverage smartly for exponential growth

✔ How to profit from either a bullish, bearish or sideway marketTrading ideas will also shared in this session to identify the movers and hot themes in the global macro sphere.

About the Speaker:

Binni Ong has more than 15 years of experience in providing trading education to both institutional and retail clients. She trains and trades in a wide array of instruments including equities, forex, commodities, derivatives & cryptos. Binni has a Master of Business. With her strong training in quantitative and statistical skills, she has taken a deep interest in quantitative trading methods. In the area of trading, she has developed many mathematical-base systems and specialises in projective ratio analysis and price action techniques.

Ms Ong has been invited to speak by BNP Paribas, CIMB Securities, Phillip Futures, OCBC Securities, Singapore Exchange and other financial institutions and brokerages. She is currently a SGX Academy Trainer.

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Why It May Be Unwise To Remain Uninvested During The Last Four Months Of The Year

Why It May Be Unwise To Remain Uninvested During The Last Four Months Of The Year

According to the seasonal performance of the markets, it seems we cannot afford not to invest in the markets for the last 3 months, especially November.

Here is the average 1-month per cent change in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 1880 to 2012:

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

From this chart, it seems we have to stay invested from October to the end of January.

I was in the mood, so I dug up the performance of S&P 500, MSCI World and MSCI Emerging Markets in these 4 months from 1999 to 2020:

There are 22 periods during this analysis. The majority of this four-month period (1st Oct to 30th Jan) is positive.

There were more negative occurrences for MSCI World and Emerging markets compared to S&P 500.

Average returns have been positive, with Emerging markets having higher returns.

However, this period is not foolproof. I think most four-month periods were rather livable except for the four-month during 2007 and 2008. That is some nasty drawdown.

I was surprised that only one out of 1999 to 2002 was negative during October to January. I would have expected more since this is one of the more shitty bear markets in recent memory (by virtue of how big of a psychological grind it was)

If we only count the last 5 years, the lowest cumulative returns are about 6.6% to 6.7% for the S&P 500 and MSCI World.

Since I am on a roll here, why not take a look at the performance of “buy-in October and sell before May”?

So I tabulated the data from 1999 to 2020 below:

There are 22 periods. 81.8% of those periods are positive.

2000, 2007 and 2008 were periods where this strategy didn’t work so well. Or rather, this strategy does not completely eliminate downsides.

The average return is very respectable.

What is amazing is that the return at the 25th percentile was not very high, but still positive.

If there is a conclusion to be made, it is that quantitatively, missing out on returns by not being invested during these two periods are going to hurt returns if you hold a strategic long-term portfolio.

Once again, this article is a guest post and was originally posted on @Kyith‘s profile on InvestingNote. 

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