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2018 XIRR Performance & Networth Updates (Guest Post)

2018 XIRR Performance & Networth Updates (Guest Post)

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as 3Fs, with more than 1,000+ followers.

Time really flies these days when we are in our mid 30s, pegged by a combination of busy work and heavy loads of watching our children grow as each year past by.

I wanted to wrap things up for the year given that I will be taking a holiday trip to Bali with my family for the next few days until Christmas, and wanted to do a reflection of my equity performance this year before I then wrap things up for 2018 on an overall scale.

I received some good feedbacks last year on how I presented with my performance review, especially clearly positioning my winners and losers so I thought I’d continued with the same format for this year.

Please bear with me as this will be a pretty long post.

Overall Market Thoughts

This was a tough and rough year for investors because this was supposed to be an expansion year where interest rates are going higher because the economy is improving and there wasn’t a clear sign of global slowdown in the economy yet the market experienced some of the highest volatility we’ve seen in many years due to the trade wars and other stuff.

All major indexes including the DJI, S&P, Nasdaq, HKEX, Nikkei, DAX were all down for the year and STI was not spared either.

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The Feared Inverted Yield Curve is Often Useless (Guest Post)

The Feared Inverted Yield Curve is Often Useless (Guest Post)

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

Yesterday, I posted the latest yield that you can get if you purchase the Singapore Savings Bonds.

And a few readers main comment is that the yield curve is inverting and we should be careful.

As you can see from the 1 year and 10 year SGS bond yield, the yields look to be narrowing.

And if the yield inverts, it is a really bad thing.

I think there is validity about respecting the yield curve, but as an indicator, it might not be the most reliable.

My understanding of the yield curve

The yield curve shows the prevailing interest yield for different duration of the countries government debts.

For debts a longer tenure debt has more risk, because they are subjected to interest rate fluctuations, credit events, inflation, economic factors. Thus, when risks are higher, the interest rate investors demand should be higher.

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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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Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT) Dividend Yield Cut from 20% to 3.8% (Guest Post)

Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT) Dividend Yield Cut from 20% to 3.8% (Guest Post)

This post, Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT) Dividend Yield Cut from 20% to 3.8%  was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member on InvestingNote, with username known as Kyith.

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I always had one eye on Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT).

So did some of my friends. It is the ultimate Financial Independence Porn Stock.

Why is this so?

To find out how much you need for financial security, or financial independence or retirement, you can read my article here to determine your number.

From the article we get the following formula:

Wealth Required for FS/FI/RETAnnual Expense/Rate of Return of Your Wealth Machine(s) to Generate Cash Flows for FS/FI/RET

APTT pays a quarterly dividend and the last guided dividend was $0.01625. Annualized the dividend is $0.065.

The price chart above shows the current share price to be at $0.315.

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How To Use Trend Line Correctly! (Guest Post)

How To Use Trend Line Correctly! (Guest Post)

This post, How To Use Trend Line Correctly! was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member on InvestingNote, with username known as Rayner.

Trend Line is one of the most versatile tools in trading.

You can use it in day trading, swing trading or even position trading.

However, most traders get it wrong.

They draw Trend Lines looking like this…

I know I’m exaggerating, but you get my point.

That’s why in today’s post, you’ll learn:

  • What is a Trend Line and how does it work
  • How to draw a Trend Line correctly (that most traders never find out)
  • How to use Trend Line to identify the direction of the trend — and tell when the market condition has changed
  • How to use Trend Line to better time your entries
  • The Trend Line Breakout strategy
  • How to ride massive trends using a simple Trend Line technique
  • How to use Trend Line and identify trend reversal

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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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