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1972 vs 2019: China & US leaders

1972 vs 2019: China & US leaders

An old photo of a friendly handshake between Mao Zedong and Richard Nixon, back in 1972 during the Cold War period when they were both leaders of China and the US.


47 years later, we have Xi Jinping and Donald Trump during the Trade War period – as the news of delayed tariffs teased the possibility of a trade war détente.

A trade war detente is the right step to good bilateral relations, and even more so for economies. Markets have been rallying for the past week.

Should you then be riding on the trend for markets right now?

Find out from professional traders by attending the Active Traders’ Rally next Saturday. (limited seats)


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Trading For Alpha: The Active Traders’ Rally- an event for traders by traders

Trading For Alpha: The Active Traders’ Rally- an event for traders by traders

“Alpha” (the Greek letter α) is a term used in investing to describe a strategy’s ability to beat the market, or having an “edge.”

Alpha is a measure of performance, indicating when a strategy, trader, or portfolio manager has managed to beat the market return over some period. As Alpha is the active return on an investment, it is also often referred to as “excess return” .

If you’re a trader, you probably already know this.

Now, we’ve put together a band of diversified traders who are extremely active in the markets, and are Alpha-hunters by profession.


Join us on 21st September Saturday, as we invite these active traders in one single setting to share their strategies, tips and tricks in their quest for Alpha. Each speaker will be presenting a full 45 minutes on stage.

The topics covered:
✔ How To Effectively Find Alpha By Reading Market Depth – By Dan Chang
✔ How Active Traders’ Think and Trade – By Jonathan Tan
✔ How To Hedge Your Positions By Using Derivatives – By Alvin Li
✔ Minimising Risk With Index Trading – By Ong Bee Heng
✔ An Exclusive Panel Discussion (all speakers)

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Come and learn how legitimate, professional traders trade the markets for Alpha.


[Event Recap] Active Traders Club Gathering For June on Risk Management

[Event Recap] Active Traders Club Gathering For June on Risk Management

We just had our Active Traders Club Gathering yesterday where the theme was Risk. Top traders shared on their assessment to current markets’ risk, introduction of a market timing indicator, doing proper risk analysis and how to use stop-loss effectively.



This time round, we have invited a special guest speaker, Alvin Li, who is a derivatives expert from Hong Kong.


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TTI’s Portfolio Performance – May 2019 + Avenue Therapeutics Updates (Guest Post)

TTI’s Portfolio Performance – May 2019 + Avenue Therapeutics Updates (Guest Post)

May 2019’s a tough month, and no, there’s no new “Best. May. Ever” series… (Continuation of these:)


This post was originally posted here. The writer, ThumbTackInvestor is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as ThumbTackInvestor and 2400+ followers.

Best. January. Ever.

Best. February. Ever.

Best. Mar……….. You Know The Drill!

TT Portfolio Performance & Review

Like most of everyone else, TTI’s portfolio ROI declined in May, alongside the volatility and market uncertainties from the trade wars.

SG Markets

Total portfolio value in SG markets is SGD 357,660.

Again, not much activity here, took profit on a tiny itsy bit of Geo Energy to redeploy into US markets, otherwise, holdings remain the same. I’m also not really spending much time looking in these waters.


Again, nothing much to talk about here,the bond portfolio is approximately SGD 550,000.The intention is to leave all coupons to compound, with next to zero activity here.

US / Global Markets

ROI has declined from April 2019’s 40.61%, to the current 37.19% YTD.

Net Quantum investment gains YTD (excluding any capital injections/withdrawals) is thus USD 164,707.26

Current top/large winners include Wirecard, Avenue Therapeutics, Tesla shorts, shorts and a small position in the volatility derivative VXX.

The 2 biggest/most irritating losers are Centurylink (CTL) and Chesapeake Energy (CHK). I remain fairly optimistic about CTL, I just think the management needs to show a single quarter of revenue gain or even, just stabilization, and the share price would pop through the roof. In the meantime, I’m collecting like a 8% yield after the witholding taxes.

CHK on the other hand, is dead in the water. While Lawler has done a fantastic job deleveraging over the past couple of years, this may be too mammoth a task for him. Or he may need several years more. There’s hardly any difference in both scenarios.

Overall, I’m pretty pleased with how things are turning out for my US portfolio. Despite a drop of around 5% due to the trade wars in May, the gap between my ROI and the passive benchmarks is increasing, and the 3 indices I compare against are all at the 9-10% mark, and that puts my ROI this year at 3x that of mere mortals.

Alongside the huge volatility in May, the USD-SGD pairing also showed massive movements.

I’ve always said I’m no forex expert.

I don’t even think there’s such a thing.

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[Recap] Active Traders’ Club Exclusive Gathering

[Recap] Active Traders’ Club Exclusive Gathering

Last evening, we had our Active Traders’ Club gathering, where we got the leaders and members of the Club down for a night of presentations, discussions and fun!



First off, we had Dan Chang (@dAnccs, Top 10 in the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge, Remisier), who presented on how to strategize a robust trade plan.


Next, we had TheBearProwl (Aaron Sim @thebearprowl, 1st Position in the SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge, Blogger) who presented on the current bear market situations.


After that, we had Robin Ho (@robinho, Top-Tier Remisier, Blogger and Veteran Trader) present on his outlook on the US and HK markets.


An advocate of derivatives such as index futures and Daily Leverage Certificates (DLC), Robin also presented on how retail traders can utilise such derivatives to enhance their trading returns as part of their day trading strategy.

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Trump’s Trade War and His Twitter “Gauntlet”

Trump’s Trade War and His Twitter “Gauntlet”

The Trade War has escalated once again.

Yes, you guessed it right.

All by the SNAP of Trump’s fingers.


On Sunday the US president decided to snap his fingers and tweeted that tariffs of 10% on certain goods would rise to 25% on Friday, and $325bn of untaxed goods could face 25% duties “shortly”.

This has caused both US and Chinese stock markets to dive.

For months, investors and companies had been lulled into a sense of security that the world’s two largest economies appeared to be getting closer to a deal to resolve their battle.

That calm was utterly shattered this week.

How’s it all going to affect you? Yes YOU, the diligent Singaporean retail investor.

This is a serious, volatile and gloomy time for all investors.

Join us at this exclusive event to find out what Top traders think on Thursday, 16th May 2019, 7 – 9pm.


Here’s what to expect:
Are we turning into a bear market? The special case of an STI component stock
Singapore, Hang Seng Market Outlook
Thinking like The Big Boys: Using Game Theory in Daily Trading
Fibonnaci Levels in Trading: What Can Numbers Show

Strategising a Trade Plan
Panel Discussion: What’s Interesting To Trade For the Month Of May? How will stocks move forward?

Time, tide and the Trade war waits for no man.

Limited seats only. But feel free to bring a friend along.


Exclusively for Active Traders’ Clubs members only.

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FREE Seminar: How To Be A Profitable & Systematic Trader

FREE Seminar: How To Be A Profitable & Systematic Trader

Join us for this exclusive seminar conducted by veteran trader Collin Seow, to know the exact points and mechanics to enter your stock/asset at the best time without uncertainty.

In the information age, it is important to use just the right amount of technology to help you achieve higher performance in the stock market with less time, in a systematic way.

Having a simple and back-tested system is important to provide unemotional trades with high accuracy, so that you do not have to spend days pouring through and over-analysing a particular company or stock. Staring at the computer for hours does not necessarily lead to placing a great trade anymore.

In fact, you could build a high probability long/short watchlist of stocks within 10 minutes or less, provided you understand the key strategic idea behind it, which will be revealed to you so that you can emulate it back at your trading desk.

collin seow trading workshop

Key learning points include:
✔ How to find the highest probability opportunities in the entire Singapore and US markets?
✔ How to know the best timing and price to buy or sell your individual stocks?
✔ How can consistency be really achieved when trading in the stock market?
✔ How to significantly reduce your risk in the stock market when you diversify appropriately without leaving too much money on the table?

Date: 10 April 2019 (Wed)

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Registration starts from 6.30pm.

Cost: Free

Venue: 137 Cecil Street, Level 4, Hengda Building, Singapore 069537

Limited seats. First come, first serve basis.

So…Register Now, Come Later!


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The Top Club For Active Traders In Singapore!

The Top Club For Active Traders In Singapore!

If you haven’t heard of our new product feature, the ability to create your own Groups in our investor social network.

We’ve assemble together a group of veteran traders from different backgrounds and fortes to come together.

This group is known as the Active Traders’ Club.


This special, collective club was created to help retail traders get in touch with a few specially-invited top, verified trading veterans to publish trading ideas and analysis on blue chip stocks and regional stock markets actively. All for FREE!

Benefits of this Club:

  • Get access to club-exclusive free webinars and seminars
  • Contents are focused on active trading, posted largely by top verified, trading veterans
  • Get in touch with the verified trading veterans directly via a private messaging system
  • Exclusive club-only giveaways and contests
  • Free to join!

Calling all Active Traders…if you’re fairly active in the stock market, click the button below to join now. 1200+ members are already in and we’re not joking.

See you on the inside!


InvestingNote is the first and largest social network for investors in Singapore. Find out more about us here.

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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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Demystifying The World Of Derivatives

Demystifying The World Of Derivatives

We all know that the financial world is full of uncertainties and risks. To survive in an unpredictable market, investors need certain financial instruments to mitigate the risks that they are facing.

To mitigate this risk, modern finance has come up with a method called hedging. Derivatives are widely used to hedge against risks and uncertainties, although not limited to just hedging.

Derivatives have been increasingly gaining significance in the financial market. The popularity of derivatives has grown manifold since the year of 2000.

Here is an infographic for a quick overview of the derivative market and the difference between market makers and direct market access (DMA):


What is a derivative?

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