Stock Market Crash : How To Prepare For It When It Comes?

SUMMARY Market crashes are bound to happen Instead of being fearful, investors can prepare for it 4 key points on how to prepare for a stock market crash 1. Introduction Source: www.thebubblebubble.com Market crashes!! It happened on a Monday in October 1987 when the Dow Jones Index lost more than 20% of its value. As we can see from the extract, the market rose in value very steadily before the …

Read More

When Stock Prices Drop, We Should Celebrate!

SUMMARY Investors need to answer an important question: What do they do when bear markets arrive Is there a difference between what they said they would do and the reality of the situation? Over the long term, one thing is certain; markets will recover and investors can take advantage of bear markets to earn superior returns 1. Introduction This scenario that I’m about to describe may sound familiar to most …

Read More

The Secret of Investing Successfully by Professor George Athanassakos

Hi Friends A couple of months ago, I flew over to Toronto, Canada, to meet up with one of the most respected professor in Value Investing called Professor George Athanassakos. My intention is not only to learn value investing from him but also to bring back some important knowledge for the investors here in Singapore. Professor George Athanassakos is the Professor of Finance and the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing …

Read More

STOCK MARKET 102 – MR MARKET (Part 3 of 4)

Dear Friends In the two articles, we looked at investing from a business perspective and circle of competence. In this article, we will delve into another topic called “Mr Market”. When we do value investing, we want to buy businesses that are selling for 50 cents when the actual worth is a dollar. How is this possible? Who is in the right mind would sell something worth a dollar at …

Read More

STOCK MARKET 101 – BASICS OF THE STOCK MARKET (Part 4 of 4)

Hi Friends Last week we learnt how what we need to do before we can invest in the stock market. We also looked at how to read the market data. This week, we will look at why we need to invest in the first place.   One of the major reasons to invest is due to inflation. According to Wikipedia, “inflation is a rise in the general level of prices …

Read More

STOCK MARKET 101 – BASICS OF THE STOCK MARKET (Part 3 of 4)

Hi Friends A few days ago, we looked at why stocks list in the first place through the IPO process. This week, we will delve into how stocks trade in the exchange. In case you have missed out our first 2 parts of our articles, you can access them here: 1) Part 1 of 4: http://www.investment-in-stocks.com/stock-market-101-basics-of-the-stock-market/ 2) Part 2 of 4: http://www.investment-in-stocks.com/stock-market-101-basics-of-the-stock-market-part-2-of-4/ Before we actually dive into that, we need to understand …

Read More

STOCK MARKET 101 – BASICS OF THE STOCK MARKET (Part 2 of 4)

Hi Friends Why do companies list? In the last article (http://www.investment-in-stocks.com/stock-market-101-basics-of-the-stock-market/), we looked at what the stock market is. In this article, we will look at why companies want to list in the first place. Suppose a local private company called MKI Pte Ltd is doing so well that it wants to expand its business beyond Singapore. However, it does not have much capital to expand. What can it do? …

Read More

STOCK MARKET 101 – BASICS OF THE STOCK MARKET (Part 1 of 4)

Dear Friends Thanks for dropping by our page. This article will mark the beginning your learning journey to be a Value Investor. Let’s start now. When I mention the word “stock market” and the first thing that comes to your mind is “casino”, then you have come to the right place to find out more. The stock market is far from a casino where people wager their bets. The stock …

Read More