**THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST** As we usher in the season of joy and giving this fall, let us not forget the importance of keeping to prudent financial habits. In fact, Christmas doesn’t have to be an expensive occasion. Here are some easy-on-the-wallet festive tips the lads here would like to share with you. … Continue reading CapitalistLAD Joyful Christmas Guide
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?
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.
Today's article is written by one of our friends, Haziq, who is the founder of GET UP Motivation. He had a wakeup call just before his N-Levels and decided to turn his life around. Within the next 3 years, he became the poster boy scholar in Temasek Polytechnic and became a licensed pilot. His journey … Continue reading How to Achieve Your Goals
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
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
One of Warren Buffett’s investment rules is to only invest in companies with an economic moat. So what exactly is an economic moat? “In business, I look for economic castles protected by unbreachable ‘moats’.” - Warren Buffett Simply put, the metaphoric “castles” are companies and the moats around those castles are special qualities that they … Continue reading Investing in Companies with Economic Moats can give you an Edge
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?
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
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