2020 Review, Lessons Learnt, What I’m looking out for in 2021

2020 is the year of COVID-19, a year of uncertainty, and changes happening at a fast pace. It offers several interesting lessons for me. Portfolio Performance My portfolio returned 55.96%. With a bit of luck, I managed to turn it around after that disastrous first half of 2020. At one point I was down 25%. … Continue reading 2020 Review, Lessons Learnt, What I’m looking out for in 2021

Avarga Ltd (SGX:U09) – To Benefit From Crazy Lumber Prices

Avarga Ltd (SGX:U09) is set to benefit from the huge spike in lumber price. Avarga Ltd is an investment holding company and its crown jewel is Taiga Building Products Ltd, a wholesale distributor of building materials in North America. Increase in homebuilding and renovation demand, combined with production cuts due to Covid-19, has caused lumber … Continue reading Avarga Ltd (SGX:U09) – To Benefit From Crazy Lumber Prices

It’s Hard to Measure Management Quality (Revisited)

I have written on this topic sometime last year. https://themosspiglets.com/2019/06/19/the-importance-of-assessing-management-quality/ Last week, we received news about a corruption case involving a former LTA staff and directors from several construction firms. https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/companies-markets/former-lta-deputy-group-director-charged-with-corruption I was surprised at this news especially with the people involved. Mr Henry Foo was once touted as one of the more promising LTA … Continue reading It’s Hard to Measure Management Quality (Revisited)

Working Capital and Why It Is Important in Investing

I have started a series of posts on understanding financial statements. This is because I have received questions from readers asking whether there is a need to have a financial background in order to analyse annual reports/financial reports. I did not receive any formal finance or accountancy training. The only course I took was a … Continue reading Working Capital and Why It Is Important in Investing