For centuries, capital markets have tide over multiple boom and bust cycles. While each market cycle can be attributed to different events in the economy (i.e. Black Monday, Black Friday, dotcom bubble, sub-prime mortgage crisis), there are inherently two emotions that move markets in either direction - FEAR & GREED! The emotions of market participants … Continue reading What to do in a market correction?
We went down to INVEST FAIR 2017 to listen to some amazing speakers and to look for interesting new financially innovative companies. I hope you enjoy the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGQFJHSPKks Do check out InvestingNote at https://www.investingnote.com/ and Funding Societies at https://fundingsocieties.com/ If you enjoyed the video please like and subscribe to our YouTube channel as well as … Continue reading CapitalistLAD goes to Invest Fair Singapore 2017
It has come to our attention, whilst trying to get people motivated to invest, that the question most individuals have is “How do I start investing?” or (my favourite) “I don’t know what I don’t know so I don’t know where to start!” So today, we have decided to put together this guide to help … Continue reading How to Buy Your First Stock
The marketplace is nothing but a reflection of “collective wisdom” on the prospects of the underlying assets that make up the market. As the market is always forward-looking the economy, stock prices at any point in time would have already discounted (factored in) the prospects (i.e. good earnings, revenue growth, sector expansion) of a stock. … Continue reading What moves the market?
Is $100,000 worth more today or in a year's time? Most people would want to use that money to solve their current problems, like pay off their student debt, buy an apartment or a car, etc. Why would anyone want it later when they can have it now? Investors see this in a very similar … Continue reading Time is Money: Maths Edition
In this article, we discuss the various strategies central banks around the world use to control the monetary system we operate in.
Taxes shape your city. Sometimes it is an unintended consequence, but ultimately the shape of the city and the buildings in it are largely determined by the various taxes imposed on real estate. The most obvious way this happens are the tax incentives the government uses on corporations to convince them to relocate to strategic … Continue reading How Taxes Shape Your City
We humans are afraid to die. But interestingly, most of us fear public speaking more than death! True story. Search it up on Google and have a good laugh! So why do most people fear public speaking? Well, I would like to think that it has to do with the environment we spend most of … Continue reading Investing In Thyself: Why you should do public speaking.
Although not as common as the P/E Ratio, the P/S Ratio is also a very useful indicator when seeking for above average returns. Billionaire investment guru and bestselling author Kenneth Fisher believes that the Price to Sales Ratio reveals a lot more than the Price to Earnings Ratio. What is the Price to Sales … Continue reading CapitalistLAD Guide to Ratios: P/S Ratio
P/B Ratio Case Study: Investment arbitrage on KeppelLand *Read part 1 of this article if you haven't already. In early 2014, I bought KeppelLand, a property developer, for $3.30. At $3.30, the P/B ratio was about 0.78. This meant that the stock was trading at a 22% discount to its book value. The P/E was ratio … Continue reading CapitalistLAD Guide to Ratios: P/B Ratio (Part 2)