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Take this simple investing knowledge quiz and stand a chance to win an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (worth $200)!

Take our simple quiz and stand a chance* to be the Grand Winner to win an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (worth $200) or be one of 10 other lucky winners to grab $20 CapitaLand vouchers! 4 Simple Steps to Win: 1. Read these articles here: http://bit.ly/cquizhw. All the 5 answers can be found in these articles. 2. Complete the quiz and answer at least 3 questions correctly. Do note that only your FIRST attempt will be eligible for the lucky draw. 3. Stand a chance to receive a Kindle Paperwhite OR a $20 CapitaLand voucher! 4. As a bonus, all...

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Investor-One Stock Pitch Challenge 2019

CALLING ALL INVESTORS! Win Up To $15,000 Worth of Prizes JOIN THE BIGGEST, PUBLIC STOCK PITCH CHALLENGE EVER IN SINGAPORE: THE INVESTOR-ONE CHALLENGE 2019! The Investor-One Challenge is a stock pitch challenge, created exclusively for Catalist-listed stocks. This challenge is jointly organised by Investor-One, SGX, ShareInvestor, PrimePartners, SAC Capital and InvestingNote, with FSMOne as the official sponsor. This is the opportunity for you to discover hidden gems in the Catalist-Board of SGX, show off your financial skills and knowledge and get recognised by more people in Singapore! This is your chance to Shine in the Biggest National Stock Pitch...

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Lessons from a Discussion of the Net Lease Corporate Real Estate ETF (Guest Post)

Ben Carlson and Michael Batnick’s Animal Spirits have become a great podcast to listen to. If you are the sort that wants a short 30 minute entertaining take on what are some of the best financial data points out there, and discussion on some of the latest articles that they have read (they read a lot), this is the one. This post was originally posted here. The writer, Kyith is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Kyith and 700+ followers. They have introduced a Talk your book segment where they bring on some interesting financial products that...

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The Astrea V Structured PE Bond – 3.85% Yield for Class A-1 available for Retail Investors (Guest Post)

Last year around the same time, in early June, Azalea Capital issued their Astrea IV bond. This post was originally posted here. The writer, Kyith is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Kyith and 700+ followers. Last year around the same time, in early June, Azalea Capital issued their Astrea IV bond. What was significant was that this was the first bond that Azalea Capital open a specific tranche that retail investors are able to purchase with smaller denomination. The reception for Azalea IV was very good. And so now, 1 year later, Azalea Capital decide to...

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Generating Perpetual Passive Income – Contrasting the American and British Way of Measuring Wealth (Guest Post)

There are two ways of measuring wealth. This post was originally posted here. The writer, Kyith is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Kyith and 700+ followers. I didn’t realize this explicitly. I did note this implicitly. The American Method of Measuring Wealth The first way is the American method. In United States, when they refer to wealth, you tend to hear someone say, “He has a net worth of $1,500,000.” What she means is that if this person in question sold her assets, settled all her debts and deposited the remainder of her money into a...

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Another Student Visit From NUS, NTU And Local Polytechnics!

Today, we had another opportunity to share our startup company’s values, business model and our team to a group of students from NUS, NTU and local polytechnics! These are the students who are currently pursuing their studies in Singapore. We’re very fortunate and privileged to have them visit our company! The previous time was back in December, where we hosted students from National University Of Singapore! We love to share our experiences, our startup working culture and meeting bright students. As the saying goes, “you will be successful if you help others to succeed”, we hope that in one way or another,...

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A Tale of Two REITS (Guest Post)

There are investors who like to base their Reit selection on two criterias: Price to Book Value and Dividend yield.This post was originally posted here. The writer, D Wong is a community member on InvestingNote, with username known as Pizzaprata. Based on the latest quarter’s results and closing prices:M Reit’s P/B is 1.41 and yield is 5.7%S Reit’s P/B is 0.76 and yield is 6.9% From the above M Reit looks overpriced and S Reit looks attractive. Both Reits had their IPOs just one month apart in Oct/Nov 2010 with similar IPO prices of 0.93 and 0.917 respectively. That’s where the similarity...

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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...

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How I Am Planning For An Early Retirement In Singapore (Guest Post)

Most people aspire to achieve financial stability to enjoy their retirement with peace of mind. My dream is no different from others. Since I entered the workforce, I have been working towards achieving financial independence before the age of 35 and having an early retirement. The journey which I took has pushed me out of my comfort zones at times, and it’s tough. Thankfully, my wife has been supportive of my decisions and goal. This post was originally posted here. The writer, Brian Halim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as 3Fs and 1700+ followers. When...

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The Permanent Portfolio Might Do Worse in Retirement than the Traditional Equity Bond Portfolio (Guest Post)

When it comes to wealth accumulation, many are a fan of Harry Browne’s Permanent Portfolio. Recently I wrote about it here. This post was originally posted here. The writer, Kyith is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Kyith and 700+ followers. One of the main take away from my article yesterday on how do you make $500,000 last for 60 years by withdrawing an initial amount of 5% of the portfolio was that high volatility is not very desirable when it comes to spending down our wealth. So naturally, the permanent portfolio comes to mind a portfolio...

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The Permanent Portfolio Might Do Worse in Retirement than the Traditional Equity Bond Portfolio(Guest Post)

When it comes to wealth accumulation, many are a fan of Harry Browne’s Permanent Portfolio. Recently I wrote about it here. This post was originally posted here. The writer, Kyith is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Kyith and 700+ followers. One of the main take away from my article yesterday on how do you make $500,000 last for 60 years by withdrawing an initial amount of 5% of the portfolio was that high volatility is not very desirable when it comes to spending down our wealth. So naturally, the permanent portfolio comes to mind a portfolio...

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[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...

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Healthcare gems on the Catalist Board (Guest Post)

The outlook for the Singapore economy is expected be clouded by global economic and political uncertainties. The MAS’ (Monetary Authority of Singapore) twice-yearly review expects domestic drivers to support the slower growth of the economy. Healthcare services is one of these domestic drivers – its fast-growth underpinned by an aging population and rising disposable incomes. On SGX, there are about 30 healthcare stocks and they run the gamut from producers of disposable medical consumables, to chains of GP clinics, medical specialists and biotech start-ups. The net profit margin (NPM) of the different categories of healthcare stocks varies widely and is one...

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Recap of Our Biggest Event of the Year! #myfirsttrade

On Saturday, we gathered 5 masters in their own fields in one setting to share about their expertise. By the second week, we were fully sold out! Here’s how it all went down: Special thanks to our co-organiser and partner, DollarsandSense, the leading personal finance media website in Singapore, for making this event happen! Thanks to everyone who’ve attended. This event wouldn’t have been possible without your support! We also have an upcoming event called The Traders’ Circle happening this weekend, on 18th May. Only last few seats left! Secure your seat here. Become a part of our community...

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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...

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