Four Investment Tips For Women, From Author And Entrepreneur Mary Buffett

  Mary Buffett is a best-selling author, international speaker, entrepreneur, political and environmental activist. Her first book Buffettology, co-written with David Clark in 1997, was an immediate New York Times and Business Week best-seller. Since that time, all seven of her books have been best-sellers. She was also Warren Buffett’s former daughter-in-law. On 11 July 2015, during the World Value Investing Fest held in Singapore,  she has revealed some of Warren Buffett’s …

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5 Key Factors Singaporeans Miss Out When Managing Their Own Finances

Recently, Singapore has fallen to sixth place (second in previous year) according to the MasterCard Financial Literacy Index which covers three components: Basic Money Management, Financial Planning and Investment. The main reason for the decline is due to a drop in consumers’ understanding of basic money management. This is not surprising even though Singapore is a well-educated and developed country as there is a lack of formal education on financial …

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New to Investing ? Here Are The Myths and Truths

Hi Investors, If you’re brand-new to investing and possibly just starting to do your online research, good for you! One of the best things that you can do if you’re just getting into investing is teach yourself first, before you start risking any of your hard-earned money. Today’s blog looks at investments myths and truths that will get you started on the right foot, with basic but important information that …

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WARREN BUFFETT’S LETTER TO HIS SHAREHOLDERS

<<If You Pass Some Money To Warren Buffett In 1964 To Invest, Your Money Will Increase By 1,826,163% By The End Of 2014>> Some key points that we have summarised from a 43-page report for easy reading: (I) BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY’S PERFORMANCE VS S&P 500 Berkshire’s book value increase by 751,113% from 1964 – 2014 as compared to 11,196% if you were to invest in S&P 500 YEAR 2014 IN BERKSHIRE …

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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 …

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Can We Predict Our Stock Earnings Accurately?

Hi Investors, One of the least quantitative aspects of investing is deciding how company management will affect the price of a stock purchase. Recognizing that qualitative measures may be the best we have to work with, is there a list we should look at? A possible list is given below. Does the stock price gyrate wildly over time? Have sales/revenues increased over time? Have earnings per share increased over time? …

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How To Find Good Stocks Using PESTLE

Hi Friends, In my last post, I shared a framework by Michael Porter – 5 Forces and how we may use it to analyze the business environment. These qualitative analysis methods have been the more difficult part of investing and using business frameworks does help us look at it in a systematic manner. This week, I would like to continue the conversation and share another model that I learnt in …

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Using Porter’s Five Forces to Analyse the Business Environment

Hi Friends, In analyzing a business, the quantitative portion is much simpler than the qualitative portion as it is much more subjective. A way to help guide us in understanding a business is to use business frameworks. Today, I would like to share one of these frameworks that is taught in Business School which I feel could help us. #1: Porter’s Five Forces Porter’s Five Forces of Competitive Position Analysis …

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Stock Market Strategies Part 2

Hi friends, This is part 2 of the series on the “4 Market Strategies”. You can read the first post here 4 Market Strategies Part 1 This 2nd part, we will be talking about the 2nd strategy: Dividends! “#2: Income Focused Dividends are the focus for this strategy. Again, dividends are cash distributed to shareholders by the company. Personally, I received dividends every quarterly from the companies of which I …

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Stock Market Strategies Part 1

Hi friends, “Being known as a fundamental investor and associated with investing the Warren Buffett way, many friends would immediately jump to the conclusion that all I do is to Buy and Hold, loooong term. I would like to clarify that there is difference between analysis and strategies. Value Investing or Fundamental Analysis is an analysis method. We study a stock from a perspective of studying a business, asking questions …

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