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Does PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) Make a Good Addition to Your Investment Portfolio? (GUEST POST)

Does PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) Make a Good Addition to Your Investment Portfolio? (GUEST POST)

If you have been shopping online, then the name PayPal should sound familiar to you – as some of the merchants make use of the digital payment platform to accept payments from their customers.

PayPal completes GoPay acquisition, allowing the payments platform to enter China | TechCrunch

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Lim Jun Yuan is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as ljunyuan and has 1386  followers.

Before you continue reading today’s post, a disclaimer: I am currently invested in the company I am going to talk about today – PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL). But having said that, as always, rest assured I will be impartial in my analysis of the company.

I’m sure the name PayPal is not one that’s alien to you – especially to those of you who have shopped online before, you should have come across it when making payments, as some merchants make use of its digital payment platform to accept payments from their customers (for a small fee.)

From my understanding in its FY2019 annual report (for the financial year ended 31 December 2019), the company currently has 281 million customer active accounts and 24 million merchant active accounts across more than 200 markets worldwide. The company also owns Braintree (a company based in Chicago in the United States that specializes in mobile and web payment systems for e-commerce companies, which was acquired by PayPal in September 2013), Venmo (a mobile payment service that allows for the transfer of funds between its app users), and Xoom (a platform that facilitates the sending of money, paying of bills, and reloading of mobile phones from the United States and Canada to 131 countries worldwide; the company was acquired by PayPal in November 2015.)

Among the various means that PayPal Holdings Inc. generates its revenue from include:

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) – My Analysis of the Social Media Conglomerate (Guest Post)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) – My Analysis of the Social Media Conglomerate (Guest Post)

Whenever I shortlist for a list of companies to invest in, one of my many criteria is that the company must have a simple-to-understand business.

Facebook says it mistakenly asked users for views on grooming | TechCrunch

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Lim Jun Yuan is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as ljunyuan and has 1241  followers.

One of the companies under my investment radar is social media conglomerate Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), which is listed in the United States.

Unless you have been living under a rock all these while, you should know its business – chief of which is its namesake social networking site (many of you should have a personal Facebook account which you use to keep in touch with your loved ones.)

Apart from Facebook, the conglomerate also owns Instagram, Messenger, as well as WhatsApp – all of them you should be familiar with as well, so I shall not further elaborate. Another business which it owns which you may not be familiar with is a company by the name of Oculus (https://www.oculus.com), which produces virtual reality products (the company was acquired by Facebook Inc. in March 2014.)

In terms of revenue, it comes from selling ad placements (on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and other third-party applications and websites) to marketers (where they have the option of selecting their target audiences based on a variety of factors including age, gender, location, interests, and behaviours.)

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Golden Cross Trading Strategy Guide (Guest Post)

Golden Cross Trading Strategy Guide (Guest Post)

Have you heard of the Golden Cross signal? If you listen to the media, you’ll hear about the Golden Cross (like how the market is bullish when it occurs). But is it true? Well, that’s what you’ll learn today…

What is a Golden Cross and how does it work?

The Golden Cross is a bullish phenomenon when the 50-day moving average crosses above the 200-day moving average.

Here’s why…

When the market is in a long-term downtrend, the 50-day moving average is below the 200-day moving average.

However, no downtrend lasts forever.

So, when a new uptrend begins, the 50-day moving average must cross above the 200-day moving average — and that’s known as the Golden Cross.

An example of a Golden Cross chart:

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Rayner Teo is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Rayner and has 457 followers.

Pro Tip: The opposite is the Death Cross — when the 50-day moving average crosses below the 200-day moving average.

Now some of you are probably wondering:

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Bearish Engulfing Pattern Trading Strategy Guide (Guest Post)

Bearish Engulfing Pattern Trading Strategy Guide (Guest Post)

Do you know why most traders lose money when trading the Bearish Engulfing pattern? It’s because they treat them all the same!

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This post was originally posted here. The writer, Rayner Teo is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Rayner and has 457 followers.

Here’s the thing:

You can have two identical Bearish Engulfing patterns but, one is a high probability setup and the other is to be avoided (like how you run away from a stinky ol’ skunk).

Why?

Because you must pay attention to the context of the market.

I know that’s not useful (like telling a blind man to watch his step).

That’s why I’ve written this trading strategy guide to teach you all about the Bearish Engulfing pattern — so you can trade it like a professional trader.

Then let’s get started…

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The Complete Guide to Keltner Channel Indicator (Guest Post)

The Complete Guide to Keltner Channel Indicator (Guest Post)

The Keltner Channel is a simple but powerful trading indicator. It helps you better time your entries, improve your winning rate, and can even “predict” market turning points. And if you want to learn how to do it, then today’s post is for you.

But first…

What is a Keltner Channel and how does it work?

The Keltner Channel is an Envelop-based indicator (others include Bollinger BandsDonchian Channels, etc.).

This means it has an upper and lower boundary to help you identify potential “overbought and oversold” levels.

Note: The Keltner Channel used in this post is the modified version by Linda Rasche.

Now, the default Keltner Channel settings have three lines to it:

  • Middle Line: 20-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA)
  • Upper Channel Line: 20 EMA + (2 * Average True Range)
  • Lower Channel Line: 20 EMA – (2 * Average True Range)

You can think of the Middle Line as the mean.

And the Upper and Lower Channel Line shows you how far the price is away from the mean.

Here’s how it looks like…

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My Technical Analysis of the Possible Movements of the STI, and All 30 Blue Chip Companies in the Week Ahead (15-19 June 2020) (Guest Post)

My Technical Analysis of the Possible Movements of the STI, and All 30 Blue Chip Companies in the Week Ahead (15-19 June 2020) (Guest Post)

After the Singapore’s benchmark index, the Straits Times Index (STI), finally commencing a new bull run the week before (where it recovered by more than 20% from its trough of 2,209 points in mid-March), the week that just ended last Friday (12 June) saw the STI returning some of the gains (largely due to the Fed casting a gloomy outlook of the economy in the next 2 years ahead.)

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Lim Jun Yuan is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as ljunyuan and has 1195  followers.

After the Singapore’s benchmark index, the Straits Times Index (STI), finally commencing a new bull run the week before (where it recovered by more than 20% from its trough of 2,209 points in mid-March), the week that just ended last Friday (12 June) saw the STI returning some of the gains (largely due to the Fed casting a gloomy outlook of the economy in the next 2 years ahead.)

Particularly, the STI shed 67 points, or 2.4%, to close at 2,684 points (bull run still in-tact as it stayed above 2,650 points). The following is the weekly movement of the STI:
Straits Times Index’s Movements on a Weekly Timeframe

The candlestick pattern resembles a doji – implying an indecision on the direction. However, MACD still remains in an uptrend position. As such, in the week ahead, I feel that the STI may move in either direction – should it be able to break above the resistance line at 2,750 points, then it could advance further from there. Otherwise, it could once again retreat to somewhere around 2,650 points.

Moving on, here’s my technical analysis of each of the 30 blue chip companies listed on the Straits Times Index based on their weekly share price movements to share with you.

Let’s begin…

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My Technical Analysis of STI’s (along with All 30 Blue Chip Companies’) Share Price Movements in the Week Ahead (01 – 05 June 2020)

My Technical Analysis of STI’s (along with All 30 Blue Chip Companies’) Share Price Movements in the Week Ahead (01 – 05 June 2020)

Today is the first day of another new month, and also the last day of the two-month circuit breaker period (which the Singapore government put in place since 07 April 2020 in a bid to contain the community spread of Covid-19 in the country.) I certainly hope that all of you who are reading this post are doing great so far.

 

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Lim Jun Yuan is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as ljunyuan and has 1100  followers.

After a two week break, I’m here once again to share with you my personal technical analysis on the movement of Singapore’s benchmark Straits Times Index (STI), as well as the movements of all 30 blue chip companies in the coming week ahead.

Before I begin, a disclaimer – whatever you are about to read from this point onward is based on my personal technical analysis, which I am sharing with you for educational purposes only. They do not represent any buy or sell calls for any other companies listed below. Please do your own due diligence before you make any trading/investing decisions.

With that out of the way, let us first take a look at the weekly movements of the STI below:

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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.

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How Ready are You to Retire? (Guest Post)

How Ready are You to Retire? (Guest Post)

This week is pretty much drained. So I don’t have any bandwidth to explore things that are new. Weekends is probably to catch some breath.
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This post was originally posted here. The writer, Kyith is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Kyith and 800+ followers.

One of my reader that I met up with some time ago asked me these 2 deeper question about retirement:

1.What amount of principal will you feel comfortable to quit the job & just collect investment dividends, with a not-too-spendthrift lifestyle?

2.How much to “reserve” for medical costs?

I thought it is easier to tackle in this week that requires some decompression.

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