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In share investment never say, “I could have…”

Last Friday July 14, the Straits Times Index (STI) touched a 52-week new high at 3,287.43 points. A thought came to my mind and disturbed me. I was telling myself, why did I sell my shares so much earlier and … Continue reading

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Greed, Regrets and Eagerness

On Thursday, I sold off three stocks, namely SembCorp Industries, Singtel and OCBC Bank. All these stocks were acquired this month (November). Prices sold for each counter were: SembCorp Ind: $5.05 Singtel: $3.28 OCBC: $9.35 Today’s closing prices for these … Continue reading

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Coping with volatility

Back in 2008, I came face to face with extreme fear. With the sudden bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Inc, the world stared at the near global collapse of financial systems. I was invested then and value of investments was declining … Continue reading

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Psychological Traits of Great Investors

 Mark Sellers, founder of Sellers Capital LLC, a hedge fund based in Chicago, argued that a great investor is someone born with certain psychological traits and not someone who tried to pick it up by reading investment books or someone … Continue reading

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Greed interferes in the world of investments

Rational investing and realistic expectation of returns are often lost when one wanted quick gains. Impatience is a common attribute of some investors and this can curtail higher returns or it can result in huge losses.   I heard of … Continue reading

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Invest in shares with a level head

Investing in shares of listed companies can be both rewarding and depressing. If you trace the history of share investment over a long period, the average returns from share investment always outperformed the less risky investments such as bonds for … Continue reading

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