5 Things I Learned From Fooled by Randomness

Nassim Taleb’s Fooled by Randomness is about “luck disguised and perceived as non-luck (that is, skills) and, more generally, randomness disguised and perceived as non-randomness (that is, determinism).” It’s an enlightening read in its entirety, but here are 5 things that I find worth sharing with you guys from the book. 1. Beware the Hindsight Bias … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned From Fooled by Randomness

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Investing Opportunities in Down Under – 3 Trends We’re Seeing in Australia

Australia, a country where it seems to be a better place to have a holiday than to invest in. Located so far away from the rest of the world that it becomes "out of sight, out of mind". Yet there is a lot of opportunity in Australia, their stock market is valued at $1.9 trillion … Continue reading Investing Opportunities in Down Under – 3 Trends We’re Seeing in Australia

Straits Trading (SGX:S20) – Multiple Growth Platforms in this Deep Value Play

I hate debt. Mainly because I have seen lots of company collapse due to poor debt management. Straits Trading was one company which I used to avoid due to its low equity to debt and cash to debt ratio. However, looking away from all that, I feel that this is a company with lots of … Continue reading Straits Trading (SGX:S20) – Multiple Growth Platforms in this Deep Value Play

The Importance of Assessing Management Quality

You would have read the news about incidents where regulators have to step in to investigate fishy business conducted by the managements. https://www.straitstimes.com/business/kimlys-top-executives-arrested-for-alleged-involvement-in-giving-false-or-misleading https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/no-signboard-ceo-arrested-and-on-bail-amid-probe-into-share-11496908 https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/allied-techs-missing-s33m-law-firm-says-partner-jeffrey-ong-may-have-ordered Now how are we able measure the quality of the people who manage the companies that we are putting our money in? Is there a way to spot the bad … Continue reading The Importance of Assessing Management Quality