Sunday, 27 March 2016

Aspial 4-year 5.3% Bonds

Aspial is offering another corporate bond, this time with a slightly higher interest rate and a shorter tenor. So, is this issue worth subscribing to?

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Different Types of Investments - The Basics

After blogging for the last ~9 months (just realised that it was my 9 months since I've started my blog last Monday), I've noticed that I haven't talked about the different types of investments and my thoughts about them so I thought that I should take one post to talk about it. There are a few different types of investments that you can make, investments into stocks, bonds, your own business, REITs, property, precious objects, etc. I'll just cover a few of them as basics in this post, there are others, just that they are a little more abstract to me or I may not have experience with them and would leave you to venture elsewhere for more info on them.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Past Performance as an Indication of the Future

When looking at whether we should invest in something, it may be convenient to look at the past trends for the investment or company and make our decision solely on that, believing that the company will continue to perform as it has in the past. Of course, looking at the past is better than looking at nothing at all, but choosing an investment solely on the past performance of a company (such as investing in a blue chip when it is cheap and just believing that it will continue to deliver the results of a blue chip) is probably not the best investment decision that you or I can make.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Another Volatile Week

It seems that constant change is the new normal, after a sudden rally 2 weeks ago and a sudden drop earlier this week, the market is becoming more and more volatile, possibly due to the lack of major headlines, leaving investors to their own devices, which allows for a lot of room for change in the perception of the value of the shares. While we may have missed the bottom, a sudden drop during this period of volatility may provide an another opening for us to enter the market at an attractive valuation.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Missed the Boat..... Again!

Just 2 weeks ago I was still debating whether I should be getting Keppel and more of Sembcorp Industries, but it seems that I may have missed the boat again. From somewhere around $2.60 for Sembcorp 2 weeks ago to its current $3.14 and just about $5 to above $6 now for Keppel. Sigh, maybe I acted too slowly, so what should I be doing now?