Sunday, 28 February 2016

Hock Lian Seng

For some background, Hock Lian Seng is in the construction industry and provides civil engineering services for both public and private projects (mostly in Singapore). Some of its projects include the construction of Marina Bay station and associated tunnels for the Downtown Line as well as the design and construction of the Marina Wharf section of the MCE. While I know some people that think construction is not a good industry to be in right now (with the falling office rentals and residential housing prices), but I think that this company shows some potential is being a good investment.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

What Makes a Good Investment

What should we be looking out for before making an investment? Profits, history, dividends, balance sheet, there are so many things that can affect our investment, so which are the most important ones for us to refer to before we decide to invest in something? I'll cover the 5 most important things (with the most important at number 1) that I think we should factor into our decision to invest in something

Sunday, 14 February 2016

What would you do if you won the lottery?

The $12 million Hong Bao draw is this Friday and I haven't got a ticket (a lottery ticket is one of the worst investments you can make), but it's still nice to fantasize about what I can do if I win the lottery.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

What You Can Do with Your Hong Bao Money

Happy Chinese New Year :)

It's the third day of the Chinese New Year, for those who celebrate the Chinese New Year and are unmarried, you would've collected a small windfall in the form of Hong Bao money (while those who are married burn a hole in their wallet :P). Instead of blowing all our money on things that we don't need now, what should we (yes, me inclusive) be doing with this money to have the most impact?

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Invest in What You Know

I was just reading Peter Lynch's book "One Up on Wall Street" (realised that I haven't done a book post for a while as well), about halfway through the book so far, but the most interesting thing brought up so far, investing in industries that we know, either as customers, suppliers or employees, sounds like a great idea that we should adopt when investing in shares.