Value Investing Analysis and Strategies in Singapore

Dear Friends, In this blog I would like to share an interview during the Singapore Investment Week 2014. This this video, I highlighted the difference between Analysis and Strategies. Typically, Value Investing is perceived to b a “Buy and Hold” Strategy, I would like to share my opinion that “Buy and Hold” is only 1 of the strategy and there are many other strategies. Enjoy!     To learn more …

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Philip Fisher’s 15 Steps To Look for in a Common Stock – Part 1 of 3

Hi Investors , We would like to share it with you Philip Fisher’s , The Investment Secrets in Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits ,fifteen things that a successful investor should look for in his or her common stock investments. About Philip Fisher ( 1907- 2004) Greatest investments minds in history Developed a buy-and-hold value and growth model for investments Wrote several books one of which is watershed Common Stocks and Uncommon …

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VALUE INVESTING & THE BLACK SWAN

Hi Friends Once in a while, we would have queries about investment related queries, etc. and there were 2 queries which are as follows: 1. How can value investing protect one in a black swan? 2. How can value investing help one profit in a black swan? As I find the queries an interesting one, I have decided to write a post about it. From the question itself, don’t take …

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Use “MARGIN OF SAFETY” not “MARGIN”!

Dear friends, You may or may not be familiar with this term, “Margin of Safety”. The idea is that in investments, there is no guaranteed returns of precise calculation of valuation. Thus, we always need to be prudent and be conservative. Now, I may linking this to the using of Margin or Leverage because I have heard from friends who have picked up an investment skill or two and started …

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When to Sell Your Stocks?

Dear Friends, Here is another million dollar question for stock investors – when do we sell a stock? Well, lets again take some reference from one of the greatest investor in the world – Warren Buffett. In 1988, he wrote this in his letters to his shareholders, “our favorite holding period is forever” Erm…. Does that mean we should NEVER SELL? Well, think about it this way, if we manage to find a …

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A Checklist on How to Read Annual Reports

Dear fellow investors, Do you know what is Warren Buffett’s first “Value Stock” after he learnt how to invest from his teacher, Benjamin Graham? It was this stock called GEICO which he invested in 1951. The interesting thing was that he took a train ride that is probably about 10 hours 2 ways to travel to GEICO HQ to learn and understand about this company and its business. The side …

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Valuation Method – Earnings Power Value (SATS as Case Study)

Dear friends, Today, I would like to share a valuation method known as the Earnings Power Value popularised by Professor Bruce Greenwald from Columbia University. Columba University, by the way, in some sense is where Value Investing was given birth to when Profession Benjamin Graham and David Dodd started formulating and teaching the ideas there. As no valuation method is perfect, Prof Bruce Greenwald prefer to look at a company’s current …

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Finding The Business That Will Double, Triple Or Even 50 Times Your Returns

Hi Investors Well, years ago when people tell me that one could really multiply our returns 2X, 10X or even 100X, the first thing that would popped into my mind would be TOTO in Singapore or Lottery. It sounds too good to be true. Well, it can be done though it’s not easy. In this post, I will be sharing a summary of one of the chapters in Peter Lynch’s …

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Using Net Margin as a Warning Sign

Hi friends, In this post, I would like to share with a financial sign which will alert me to avoid investing in particular stocks. Net Margin From investopedia, “Net Margin is the ratio of net profits to revenues for a company or business segment – typically expressed as a percentage – that shows how much of each dollar earned by the company is translated into profits. Net margins can generally …

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Analysing Financial Statements Equity (6 of 6)

Hi We have come to our last article Analysing Financial Statements. Today we will be looking Equity. A simple definition of equity would be the value of the asset after the liabilities or debts have been paid. Equity can also be the stock you own in the business. This is called shareholders’ equity. These stocks represent an ownership in a business. It is the measure of the company’s net worth. A …

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