8 books wiser by the end of 2018!

You've probably heard of the old adage; "if you're not growing, you're dying". Our life purpose should extend beyond merely existing. If you've only got one shot at this event called life, have a bang of a time! #YOLO Source: memecentre.com The lads are big on self-development. We find every opportunity to feed our hungry … Continue reading 8 books wiser by the end of 2018!


Best Investment Books for Beginners

  Here are our top 3 recommendations for investing books for beginners!   The first one we would recommend that is really easy to understand for the beginner investor is: One Up on Wall Street By Peter Lynch He is one of the most famous fund managers returning an average of 29.2% per annum at … Continue reading Best Investment Books for Beginners

FOREX: Understanding Commodity-Pegged Currencies

This information in this article might be slightly outdated but the gist of it still remains. During one of my presentations in the SMU EYE Investment FOREX Sub-committee I had the chance to test out the correlation between the US Dollar / Canadian Dollar Pair and crude oil (Western Texas Intermediate & Brent).  Of course … Continue reading FOREX: Understanding Commodity-Pegged Currencies

Lessons from A Tweet that Wiped out $1.3B Off SnapChat’s Market Value

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that Snapchat lost more than 7% just because of a single tweet! I quote from Bloomberg (just in case you think we are fake news, we aren't): "on the heels of a tweet from Kylie Jenner, who said that she doesn't open the app anymore." sooo does … Continue reading Lessons from A Tweet that Wiped out $1.3B Off SnapChat’s Market Value

The Relationship: Volatility & 2 Indices.

We're entering the 10th year of the stock market bull run. Equity valuations are arguably "over-priced". The US economy is starting to show good strength, inducing the central bank to push the interest rate lever upwards. It is very likely that we will see several rate hikes in the ensuing periods of this year, but … Continue reading The Relationship: Volatility & 2 Indices.

3 Announcements Investors have to Look Out For

Non-Farm Payroll (Unemployment Data) The Non-Farm Payroll announcement is the release of employment data that is not related to farm jobs or private household employees or non-profit organisations. This accounts for approximately 80% of the workers that produce the entire GDP of the United States. This, of course, is one of the most influential statistics … Continue reading 3 Announcements Investors have to Look Out For

3 Ways To Blow A FOREX Account

Risking more than 2% per trade “Go hard or go home”. This phrase is being passed around everywhere today. Sounds apt in the gym, but not so much in trading. Many novice traders are guilty of risking a significant amount of their account in any one trade. Trading is a game of probability and randomness … Continue reading 3 Ways To Blow A FOREX Account

Track savings instead of spending.

In an attempt to exercise financial prudence, it is common for most of us to create a budget for expenses. While there are personal finance apps out there to help you out, tracking expenses and keeping within budget can be an arduous process, week after week. For expenses, I only record big ticket items that … Continue reading Track savings instead of spending.

Are you a Trader or Investor?

This article was written in partnership with ShareInvestor, a financial internet media & technology company that owns one of the largest investor relations network in Asia. Trading vs Investing People often confuse trading and investing; many use them interchangeably. However, these 2 ways of making money in the market are actually very different. Whether you’re more … Continue reading Are you a Trader or Investor?

4 must-set NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS in 2018!

It's the time of the year, and if you're like most, you'll probably be setting big goals to achieve for the new year ahead. We all like a fresh new start to things - it brings us hope and new possibilities. But another year will pass, much like how we're already in week 52 of … Continue reading 4 must-set NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS in 2018!