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
The greatest trader of all time, Jesse Livermore, said, "It was never my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting." Some companies have the ability to make you sit for very very long before they realize their value. This is one of them. Considered by many to have one … Continue reading Sing Holdings (SGX:5IC) – Worth The Wait?
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
I'm not really a commodities investor, but I have heard about palladium and its potential due to the widening supply demand deficit and decided to take a look at it. The price of palladium has risen by more than 50% since last year. It also surpassed the price of gold for the first time since … Continue reading The Case for Investing in Palladium
You know those articles that promote buy and hold strategies and say "If you hold X stock since inception, you would have made an XXX% gain!". Well, whenever I read those articles, I will silently curse them as they made it sound so easy. To me, Buy and Hold one of the hardest strategy to … Continue reading Buy and Hold – Hardest Strategy Ever
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
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