Showing posts from January, 2015

Chicken Rice with Uncle Rich !

Hi there peeps ! Ah boy is back with his musings this time with my new found partner in crime (erhem lunch ba) .... so i decided to do a short interview of uncle rich for some of the younger readers to hopefully absorb a bit from :) So background info , some of y'all might know uncle rich from reading his blog , for those who haven't , nvm ah ken now intro to u! LOL , uncle rich is a working adult , a retail investor like most of us , and also married (my female readers , sorry lar , nvm , u ask uncle rich match make for u also can :p ) So yea, some of y'all were saying that my singlish musing a bit *sue sae after the last post in more standard ang mor , so , singlish is back ! *(lose the 阵 , dialect to english translation you go figure la) Long story cut short lar , here it goes. I asked him 11 Qns , let's see his answers! Picture courtesy of Auntie Rich ! 1)  Investor / Trader / Campuran ( Bahasa? ) Ans: I am still pretty new to

Trading = Playing with fire? Investing = The SAFE way out?

Hello fellow human beings , ken back with his random thoughts of the day :) The topic at hand :  Trading = Playing with fire? Investing = The SAFE way out?  This happened about 2-3months back? Didn't have the time to blog then , ah boy was having exams. Characters Involved: 1) Me 2) Auntie A 3) Auntie B 4)SA -Son of Auntie A 5)SB-Son of Auntie B Convo lasted about 5 mins  I was just q-ing outside this financial institution to draw cash (nicer way to term a bank lar , ken now upgrade the engerish standard can or not? :p ) u know , the one with that red ship one yea, the one lar .... So Auntie A was putting in her $ for an ipo counter and was telling her other friend that the son is very good at trading wor (ah boy kaypoh ma , cause the q so long , wait until i can q for old chang kee curry pok on sundays and come back leh , can imagine lar , sure salary release day one -.-) then Auntie B was saying wah , trading bery bery high risk wor ! Son A must either be bi

Spare Ribs Noodle with X , My Ta Baos from it.

Hi Peeps   Ken back with my musings of the world , from my perspective of course. So i was having spare rib noodles for lunch with investor Mr X :) and naturally our conversation drifted to investments and what makes a company or rather a counter worth buying into. we both contributed ideas as to what factors we consider when we buy into counters . For X , it is growth potential , high growth potential. The counters better have the possibility to wake up and flip a minimum of 2 times in order to be considered for MR X 's list. Let's begin proper with the lessons i've learnt from mr X then, shall we? 1) Do your own research ,know the figures and how it is calculated. Example 1:  Liquidity ratio calculations   Example 2: Dividend yields need to be reflected in accordance with current trading prices , if not , you'll judge a counter's performance based on past info , for traders and real-time investors , you'll look for ACCURATE ON TIME info

Entrepreneurship: My thoughts , My lessons

Hi there   Ken is here again to reflect . 2014 has been a mentally exhausting year (oversized teen don't have much physical activity lar) . from starting out to involving myself in two businesses  , starting my own biz, the journey has been tough , but rewarding. This post is meant as an extension of my conversation with a friend of mine (Ryan , this is for you.) , also , it is meant for Branson , and possibly all of you out there who are unsure whether to embark or continue onto the road less trodden. ps. this post shall be more coherent than many of the previous posts due to the use of more "standard" english rather than singlish. However, i'll still try to make it as palatable as possible. So here goes my 6 lessons so far in the journey of entrepreneurship. 1) This is the path less trodden upon . You possibly need to prepare yourself mentally , for the sleepless nights, wondering whether this path is worth it , whether your direction is right.

Bull or Bear? YOU decide

Hi peeps   Ken back with my naggy nonsense again. So a few days back while i was having a mac meal with a friendly engineer cum trader , investor and another young investor (yes dext, this is for you ) , these terms consistently popped up. (Ps. Please bear with my musings in singlish and for those that don't understand , uncle google is there and i learnt from a friend that there is a singlish online guide? LOL, enjoy) BULL / BEAR Notice i put both terms in green? It's for a reason and the topic at hand today is PERSP E CTIVE .  You see ah , one can b* and tell you that oh , oil is dipping , bull is running on WS and APAC is looking uptrend la bla bla bla .... i'm not saying that they are wrong , but what i'm saying is , are you vested wrongly ?  Or is your portfolio not suited for the current climate? What i'm saying is that people know how to tweak their portfolios , so should you! TBH , u wanna

FA / TA : Uncle to Teen , Your Questions , My Answer!

Hi peeps , boring Ken is back with another entry . Background Story: Uncle Rich on Facebook aka investopenly in the blogworld :p  : "  Ken  why not share about why u personally like FA over TA? It is not that either one is better, just want to see a young mind's view on this, eh sai boh?" Ken's reply is as follow , i'll ask you this qn first :  " you want to follow the mother hen and be protected or learn on your own ? " I put the 2 pics below for illustration lar , which one would you pick? "Bloody heck , i'll take number 2 man, look how stylo this kid looks! #SWAG " Now , no one is accusing anyone of being a mommy's boy / daddy's girl here . Point in case being , experience being in the market lar , if you don't take that first step , you'll probably hurt yourself even more . To be awfully honest , my style is chapalang , anyhow hantam style . I rely on my gut feel more than others for