Showing posts with label About the Blog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label About the Blog. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SHOULD RETAILS INVESTORS ACT LIKE BIG BROTHERS?

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Dear readers, there was a recent piece of article by Kishore Mahbubani which struck a little controversy by the message which some interpreted as “Small states should act like small states”. Actually, this whole issue is just about small states having to be prudent when it comes to interacting with the larger states while standing one’s ground.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

TOM K: MY WORK, MY INVESTING

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Dear readers, I have been working non-stop over work. If you ask me how work could change a person, I would say hair loss, big belly, coffee and ageing. First, hair loss due to lots of stress over work timelines. Second, big belly due to sitting behind a computer and attending long hours of meetings (which do not necessarily are productive). Big belly from going home late at night when the only viable options are fast food restaurants. Thirdly, coffee, I have drink lots of it, increasing my uptake and especially drink very strong coffee to enhance my work performance when it comes to important assignment. And last but not least, ageing. Ageing due to late nights of sleep, not from blogging here on Singapore Stocks Investing, but working late at night on work assignments.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

BACK TO BLOGGING!

I have not been blogging here on SINGAPORE STOCKS INVESTING for really quite sometime. My last published post here on this blog was dated 21 March 2017 and hence I have really “disappeared” from financial blogosphere for more than a week. So what has happened to Tom K during this period?

Well, health problems have stopped me from blogging. For the past week, I was really very not well so much so that I slept for most of two full days last week. Usually, I would look at financial and investment news from Singapore and overseas regularly for updates many times a day and I could not do that when I was not well last week. What I managed to do was to just glance quickly at the local and overseas stock prices of counters which I bought at the end of trading day.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

An update about FREE regular Singapore Stocks Investing Newsletters

Dear readers, this post is an update to All readers about Singapore Stocks Investing (SSI) newsletters. Thank You to All of you who have subscribed to my newsletters! I have received a strong support for my newsletters and I hope that you would have found my newsletters useful if you have received at least once before. I must apologize that if you have been thinking of receiving the newsletters on a more frequent basis like daily. Well, what I could guarantee all email newletters subscribers is that the newsletters will be made to all readers regularly. Rather than spamming every subscriber’s email inbox, I believe in quality content, and hence would rather take some time to craft a useful and meaningful email newsletter to you rather than filling your inbox with some emails to sign up for another course or buy some products.

Friday, November 13, 2015

SINGAPORE STOCKS INVESTING

My principles behind the setting up of the Singapore Stocks Investing blog are clear: to share with readers, investors the way to profit from the Singapore stocks markets through what I have learned and experienced from the Singapore Stocks Markets. Throughout my blogging journey, sharing my investment and trading thoughts, I have received plenty of positive comments though I have received a few comments which are not as positive. These not so positive comments stem mainly from two views: one that do not agree with the techniques which I have shared and the other is that Singapore Stocks Investing is about attracting web traffic.

Friday, October 2, 2015

A Letter to All readers

Dear Reader,

Thank You for visiting my blog, Singapore Stocks Investing (SSI).

You may ask what you can get from reading my blog and my answer to you is “aplenty” if you are looking for a blog focused on investing and trading in Singapore stocks.

I am not a financial advisor and hence I am not qualified in the technical sense to offer you financial advice. However, if you would like to read what I can share with you from my knowledge and experience then read on!

Monday, July 13, 2015

My motivations to excel in Investing revisited

As much as I am passionate about blogging, investing and sharing my financial experience with all of you, I am still a full-time employee. My full-time employment income is still my main source of income hence I still do need to focus on my day-time job. As shared with readers, despite my capabilities and hard work, my career is not smooth. I am also an employee who do not know how to play corporate politics and hence at best, I could only try to create some opportunities at work through breaking through all the politics and convincing my boss and my boss’ boss that I am an “undervalued stock” which should be “fully valued”.

Monday, June 22, 2015

How an average-salaried employee can still win the “game of wealth”?

Despites getting As for most of my subjects during my schooling years and topping the Maths and Science subjects, I hold a modest job. Nevertheless, I do not blame others for I do not have the personality to play the corporate game well. It is also not constructive to recall how colleagues who are less capable than I have gone on with promotions after promotions in their career. In general, my classmates of around the same capability as myself have already gone on to become top scholars and young Directors while those with average grades and more “gung-ho” have already become leaders in their own rights, in their own fields.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

An aggregator of Singapore Financial News

Dear readers

Today, I present to you an aggregator website of Singapore Financial News which I have created here. Here on this website, you can read up-to-date financial and investing news from leading providers of financial news. which will shape your investing decisions in Singapore stocks.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Financial Journey of Tom K …….. EXPOSED (Part 4 & Final Part)

The following is a continuation of the sharing of my financial journey. You can read on Part One, Part Two & Part Three in the blog’s archives.

But is Investing really that easy?

With my first investment success, I invested and traded in more stocks, not to delude myself and readers, I profited in some positions while not profiting in others; but I am starting to see my overall profits improve as I educate myself more in both financial and technical analysis, reading of financial articles and schooling myself in the whole spectrum of financial education. I count Robert T. Kiyosaki as one of my favorite financial authors.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Financial Journey of Tom K …….. EXPOSED (Part 3)

The following is a continuation of the sharing of my financial journey. You can read on Part One & Part Two in the blog’s archives.

An Even Greater Financial Awakening

Even though I had now a trading account, it remained pretty much a “dormant” account. It was years after the set-up of the trading account that I experienced the impetus to learn investing and to take investing action ……..

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Financial Journey of Tom K …….. EXPOSED (Part 2)

The following is a continuation of the sharing of my financial journey. You can read on Part One in the blog’s archives.

Financial Awakening: My First Investment

As soon as I stepped into society to start work, the “lust” of earning more monies soon overwhelmed me so much so that I bought my first investments in a fund from a well-known insurance company, without doing much research, from an auntie simply based on trust. The fund seems great as it had good publicity in the newspapers when it was introduced. I gave my first “investment capital” via a cheque of $8,000 to the auntie. A year later, the financial crisis struck and the rest, they say is history. I was sad to see my first investments go down below my cost as the financial crisis unfolded. Not being able to stand the emotion of holding the “soured investments”, I sold the investments and received back only $3,500 of my capital. This first investment lesson lays the seeds of my investor education: that one should take charge and be responsible for one’s own monies, and not let others do it for you. Do not entrust your monies to others based on simply trust. My first insurance policies which I have gotten once I started work were beneficial though and I add on to this slew of policies with others as my financial needs evolve with the different stations of my life.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Financial Journey of Tom K …….. EXPOSED (Part 1)

As I have promised readers, I will share my financial journey with you for you to better understand my financial motivations as an investor and motivations of learning and sharing with all of you as a blogger. I also hope that through this sharing of my financial journey, you have a better understanding of who I am as a person and the objectives of Singapore Stocks Investing blog towards creating value to you. And here the narration of my financial journey goes, so sit back, relax and have a bag of popcorn with you:

Seeds of my Financial Education

I am born into a middle-class family. My father is a hardworking person who is capable enough to ensure his three children complete their university education through his average salary, his rigorous savings and continuous drive to upgrade his skills. My mother is a dedicated full-time homemaker who dedicates her life to the care of my siblings and I and her grandchildren. Kudos to my parents for giving me a solid financial education, in fact the most important pillar of all by stressing the importance of savings. Though we do not talk much about monies, through deeds, my parents personalize the importance of savings and they are the first teachers of my financial education. Till today, I remain largely a frugal person and have benefited much from their financial education in savings.

USEFUL FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Dear All, throughout my blogging experience here on Singapore Stocks Investing, I have shared with readers many of the financial resources which I have benefitted from.

For the benefit of readers, I have compiled them into a listing here, for your references.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sharing of Singapore Financial Blogs

Here at Singapore Stocks Investing, Tom K believes that when it comes to investing among retail investors, generally, it is good to read about and learn from others’ investing experience; the key is to do so with a discerning mind as we are responsible for our own investing actions and how we manage our monies. This is really the rationale behind my sharing of other financial blogs here on the blog roll that readers see on the sidebar of Singapore Stocks Investing.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Should Investors continue to invest in these two stocks?

Dear readers, if you have followed Singapore Stocks Investing blog for quite some time, you would have known that this blog covers a spectrum of wealth topics like savings and how to make full use of one’s monies besides its main focus on Singapore stocks. The diversification of financial topics is well-intended so as to give a comprehensive and holistic approach and strategy towards wealth creation in Singapore for Singaporeans, Singapore-style.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Singapore Stocks and Financial Newsletters

Dear readers, to better provide you with more information related to finance and Singapore stocks, I have decided to start a series of regular newsletters to all of you. If you are interested, please join my emailing list at this link. For readers who have earlier entered your email addresses for the free financial ebook, you need not re-submit your email address to the above link again, as I have already had your email addresses.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tom K of Singapore Stocks Investing reveals

I have been described as ambitious as some of my colleagues. I have been also described as money-oriented and from the fact that I also blog about investments and monies, some people also think that I am quite focused on wealth. Well, all this is not 100% true as what is more important to me than wealth is health and family.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year 2015, Singapore

Dear readers, a Happy New Year 2015 to you! It is a cool morning for Singapore on the first day of year 2015 and hence relaxing at home in this coolness not often experienced in Singapore is quite comfortable. I believe many Singaporeans are still in their sleep, after a late night of partying all across the island. Though I and my family did not join in the countdown to year 2015, I watched the countdown screening on Channel Five on television till I almost dozed off, not because the Korean bands were boring, in fact they have such high energy that I tried to watch anyway.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Financial Jog

I went for a long jog (29 Nov 2014) as it was a cool evening. I am no longer young and hence I think a jog of quite intense pace for around a good continuous forty-five minutes is quite long and intense. I was truly invigorated while jogging as I jogged along a park connector along a river. Though it is Singapore, I would always imagine that I am jogging along the river of Otaru, Hokkaio as I was truly in love with this lovely small town when I was there on holidays with my wife (you can read about our lovely tour here.
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