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GOOD WEEK for iFast – Paying Tribute To Lim Chung Chun

GOOD WEEK for iFast – Paying Tribute To Lim Chung Chun

This will be another GOOD WEEK for iFast.

iFast leads Chinese partners with bid for Singapore digital wholesale bank licence, Banking News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Swee Swee Lai is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @Sweeswee and has 315 followers.

I would like to pay tribute to Lim Chung Chun (Lim CC), CEO of iFAST Corporation.

Lim CC: “You need to PUT YOUR MONEY where your CONVICTION is, and iFast is a stock that I know better than anybody else in the world and is within my control to ENSURE its SUCCESS”.

1. He is an engineer by training but built a career in investment research in the 1990s which culminated in a Head of Research position in a foreign financial institution. He could have just stay content with this high paying, cushy job. But he decided to step out of his comfort zone and become an entrepreneur, in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis. Perhaps those PMETs who have been retrenched now can be inspired by him to become an entrepreneur.

2. iFast has been in business for more than 20 years, during which it has overcome several crises and emerged stronger each time: dotcom bust (2000), SARS (2003), Global Financial Crisis (2008), and Covid-19 (2020). This shows that the iFast business model and its management team have proven track record in navigating crises and business cycles. Several of its key management staff have been with the company since the beginning. I heard the office culture is good and Lim is a good boss.

3. True to the entrepreneurial spirit, he put in the bulk of his personal wealth into the business, even during difficult times. He demonstrated strong conviction and commitment. From that, he also attracted genuine investors who believed and supported him especially during tough times. True to his investment philosophy, he builds the business for the long term.

4. iFast started only as an online distributor of funds, unit trusts in Singapore. But it gradually expanded its products and services, as well as geographically into 5 other countries. That’s why if iFast wins the digital banking license, it opens up a lot more opportunities for it to expand into related products and services. It is the network effect of the new economy. He also wants iFast to run a truly “GLOBAL BUSINESS MODEL”.

This is a great interview conducted in Jun 2020:
https://zuuonline.sg/business/c-suite/leading-the-evolution-of-a-finte…

We ought to support, respect, and celebrate the success of our homegrown entrepreneurs like Lim CC. The other person is Tan Ming Liang of Razer Inc. He quit his lawyer profession to start Razer Inc, which has a market cap of about S$3.27 billion now.

Lim CC is on the way to building a multi-billion market cap company.
People like them are well educated but not scholarly type. No need to work for others. No need to be helicoptered into a top post in a big organization.
They take the risk and create scalable, forward-looking businesses which in turn generate many jobs for others. They deserve to be extremely successful. Next could be Grab and Carousell.

So, MAS:

There is every reason for you to award iFast a wholesale digital banking license.
It will do SINGAPORE proud!

Once again, this article is a guest post and was originally posted on Swee Swees profile on InvestingNote.

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INTERVIEW WITH OUR TOP 10 FINALISTS OF SG’S ACTIVE TOURNAMENT

INTERVIEW WITH OUR TOP 10 FINALISTS OF SG’S ACTIVE TOURNAMENT

Interview with Top 10 of the Tournament Leaderboard: Nicky Loh.

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.

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This post was originally posted here. This is Nicky with username @bomfa, who is currently top 3 on the leaderboard, out of over 2,000 participants.

We did a quick lookup on his tournament portfolio here and he has a return of 40.3%!

We asked the questions that followed and this is what he had to say.

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

Nicky:  I have been trading the SG, HK, and US markets for around 10 years.

What’s your profession? 

Nicky: I am a Corporate Development Analyst.

How did you start trading and what got you started?

Nicky: I started trading due to my desire to achieve financial freedom as soon as possible. I aspire to start my own hedge fund one day.

So what’s your usual trading plan like?

Nicky: I keep a watchlist with both technical and fundamental indicators. When my buy signal is triggered, I enter into positions that are sized based on my risk appetite.

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

Nicky: I typically use fundamental analysis to identify opportunities and then use technical analysis to enter a trade.

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

Nicky: I use technical analysis to exit a trade. Very often, I already set the target returns before I enter a trade.

Finally, what would you say to new participants & traders of this year’s tournament who want to trade well?

Nicky: I learnt about DLCs through the competition and I absolutely love it. To trade well, it is extremely important to be disciplined and have a trading plan that should be refined over time to maximize the probability of success.

But, it’s not over. FINAL ROUND will begin soon from 12th October to 23rd October, where the tournament’s Top 10 finalists will compete against each other. You may view more details of our tournament’s Final Round as well as their portfolios and trades here.

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Interview With Our Top 10 Finalists Of SG’s Active Tournament

Interview With Our Top 10 Finalists Of SG’s Active Tournament

Interview with Top 10 of the Tournament Leaderboard: Kenny Chia.

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.

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This post was originally posted here. This is @kennychia, who is currently top 3 on the leaderboard, out of over 2,000 participants.

We did a quick lookup on his tournament portfolio here and he has a return of 42.2%!

We asked the questions that followed and this is what he had to say.

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

Kenny: I have been trading for around 6 years. I mainly trade in the SG, US, and HK markets.

What’s your profession? 

Kenny: I am an undergraduate.

How did you start trading and what got you started?

Kenny: I started in the SG market with blue-chip counters and REITs. I got started after being inspired by the idea of financial freedom and passive income.

So what’s your usual trading plan like?

Kenny: I screen the price charts of counters and focus on those with clear trends or showing signs of a reversal. As opportunities do not come by that often, I tend to hold a concentrated position whenever I come across one.

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

Kenny: I use simple support and resistance levels and moving averages to determine the optimal entry price.

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

Kenny: I exit the position once it reaches my target price or stop-loss price. I will have an initial target price and stop-loss price before entering the position but will review them over time and adjust them if necessary.  

Finally, what would you say to new participants & traders of this year’s tournament who want to trade well?

Kenny: Take this opportunity to learn and make as many mistakes as possible. You will find out what works and does not work for you.

But, it’s not over. FINAL ROUND will begin soon from 12th October to 23rd October, where the tournament’s Top 10 finalists will compete against each other. You may view more details of our tournament’s Final Round as well as their portfolios and trades here.

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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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