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Renounceable vs Non-renounceable Rights Issue ( Edited )

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< Edited : 17 May 2018>
Wow ! another Non-renounceable Preferential Offering from Manulife US REIT ( here)

"The Issue Price of US$0.865 per New Unit represents a discount of approximately 7.9% to the volume weighted average price of US$0.9391 per Unit for trades in the Units done on Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the “SGX-ST”) for the full Market Day on 15 May 2018."
I still prefer the previous rights of "UNDERWRITTEN AND RENOUNCEABLE RIGHTS ISSUE , a 21.6% discount " ...but it seems that the " Non-Renounceable Rights " will be the new trend now. ...

< First published : 14 May 2018 >

Recently, it seems that more and more companies are choosing to issue “Non-renounceable Rights” in equity raising activities instead of “Renounceable Rights “.
My friend “ B “from “ A Path to Forever Financial Freedom (3Fs) had just written a good blog post in explaining how to take advantage and possibility of making some “profit or lowering your …

Fear of Rising Interest Rates

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Interest rates increase was really a hot topic in last two weeks since US 10 Years Treasury Note hits above 3%for first time since 2014. Market also react negatively with full of comments on interest risk due to this increase.
10-year Treasury yield hits 3% for first time since 2014from CNN Money.com
Why everyone is stressing about the 10-year Treasury yieldfrom CNN Money.com
“Auto loans, home mortgages, and other loans are tied to the benchmark 10-year yield. Investors fear that higher interest rates could start to eat into corporate profits and also signal that more inflation is coming.” This is why everyone is paying so much attention on the 10 years Treasury Note.
Some even talking about “ Inverted Yield Curve “ ….

My Realized Loss

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“Soon after I bought the stock recommended by my broker, its value dropped by half so I decided to cut loss “, sounds familiar right. While investing in financial markets over the long-term is an excellent path to wealth, it’s not unusual to experience occasional losses as investment values goes up and down, depending on market cycles.
Every investors ever incur loss in our investment during the journey, the point is, do you keep track of your“realized gain/loss” on all your stocks’ transaction? Yes, I know , nobody like to mention or talk about their losses made in stocks as the “Prospect Theory“ suggested in one of the famous behaviors bias i.e “Loss Aversion”

STE Smart Beta : Not so Smart !

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It has been quite sometimes I never update the performance of my “STE Smart Beta “ since last one in Aug 2017 (here ).   You may also want to know what is “ Smart Beta “ (here ) , for those who are not so familiar with this investment / financial " jargon".

Here is the latest update :

Buy Low, Sell High ! How ?

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I hope stock market will crash tomorrow !!
Hey ! wait a minute (ちょっと待って) , don’t throw rotten eggs or curse at me !! J


Here is my story ….
Every stock market investor knows the old adage: Buy low, sell high. We often hear this in investment courses or seminars we had attended, even in financial blogsphere. We talked about “ Price is what you pay ,value is what you get “ , we wanted to buy cheap at best “bargain “ and high M.O.S ( margin of safety ).

Is Stock Market Correction Normal ?

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Since the start of 2018, the stock market has experienced higher levels of volatility than we’ve seen before. The result has been in many headlines or news highlighting the downfall of a strong market and how much the market cap has been wiped out in such short period of time. It’s left many people wondering if this is normal and healthy, or a sign of worse things to come ?
For me , it is normal for the markets to experience a short-term decrease in prices, typically followed by a long-term advance. Those are the facts.
The complexity of available financial products is contributing to this unusual volatility. In recent years , financial services industry innovates by creating new and complex products such as Options/ Future / CFD / DLC that track everything from market volatility to price speculative. These leverage products / derivatives  give “investors or gambler “ entirely new ways to “trade or gamble” on the market. I am sure market will tend to be more volatile due to these “tradi…

Your IQ and ROI

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According to Warren Buffett "Investing is not a game where the guy with a 160 IQ beats the guy with a 130 IQ"and what Buffett says about what is necessary for investing successfully: 

Temperamentis also important. Independent thinking, emotional stability, and a keen understanding of both human and institutional behavior is vital to long-term investment success. I’ve seen a lot of very smart people who have lacked these virtues.
Also, investing is simple, but not easy. It requires independent thinking and emotional intelligence more than IQ. When markets are tumbling and fall like no tomorrow, IQ is not going to help you to stay away from selling and buy even more at most bargaining prices.
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