How to Profit in a Market Crash – Shorting Explained

The stock market is at its highest level ever with American equities trading at ridiculously high multiples. Many of you may be expecting a market crash, but how do you profit from a market downturn when everything is falling? Short selling is a way for you to capitalise on falling stock prices. It is the … Continue reading How to Profit in a Market Crash – Shorting Explained

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5 Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

#1: The share price has been going up, it's definitely a good stock to buy.   This statement is probably the worst out of all rookie errors to be made. Movements in the share price do not tell you anything. (Unless of course you are using other technical indicators, but let's not go into that) … Continue reading 5 Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

Liquidation?! Who’s got your money?

In each trading day, billions of shares are being traded on stock exchanges around the world. With screens flickering at the tick of every price change, market participants actively buy and sell shares in a bid to make a profit. Traders would think about risks associated with macroeconomic and geopolitical news events that may change … Continue reading Liquidation?! Who’s got your money?

Why the stock market will go higher over time.

Companies increase revenue by increasing prices of their goods and services. Every year, we consumers pay more and more, complaining how everything has gotten more expensive. But if you’re an investor, you might have thought of the situation differently. Higher priced goods suggest high revenues (assuming no change in sales volume), potentially translating into better … Continue reading Why the stock market will go higher over time.

Invest using SWOT and Porter’s 5 Forces

Fundamental analysis of a stock is incomplete without some sort of qualitative analysis.  A lot of people (who like stocks but don’t know much about security analysis) base their decisions off some sort of qualitative analysis. Most people actually do this subconsciously.  For example, if someone is thinking of buying Singtel their thought process would … Continue reading Invest using SWOT and Porter’s 5 Forces

Raising Capital: Debt Financing

Starting a new business? You need capital! Expanding your existing business? You need capital! Starting a new family? You need capital too (in case nobody told you)! Firms need capital for various reasons; expanding scale of existing operations, new projects, corporate acquisitions, the list goes on…. There are two main ways firms can finance their … Continue reading Raising Capital: Debt Financing

How to invest with $100?

Disclaimer: Nothing in this article should be construed as constitute or form a recommendation, financial advice, or an offer, invitation or solicitation from Funding Societies to buy or subscribe for any securities and/or investment products. The content and materials made available are for informational purposes only and should not be relied on without obtaining the … Continue reading How to invest with $100?

Cigar Butt Investing Decoded

If the company goes bankrupt, you win. If it recovers, you win. Investing in Net Net Stocks is a win-win investment strategy and it's surprisingly simple! Warren Buffett calls these “cigarette butt stocks” and used this strategy when he was younger and when the size of his capital still allowed him to invest in smaller … Continue reading Cigar Butt Investing Decoded

Lessons from 17th Century Tulipomania

How much would you pay for a stalk of tulip? If you haven’t heard of the Tulip Craze in the 17th century, it might surprise you how much people were willing to pay for a stalk of tulip. Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org The Tulip Craze takes us back to 17th century Holland when speculators were interested … Continue reading Lessons from 17th Century Tulipomania

Facing Your Losses

Red. You've bought a stock you thought will do well and now you're five, ten, maybe even twenty percent down. You look and your portfolio and think to yourself. Shit... what do I do? You're faced with 3 choices. Cut your loss, average down or just hold the stock and pray that it recovers. Let … Continue reading Facing Your Losses