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Equities / Re: TIME TO INVEST IN BURSA ??
« Last post by Teosh on Today at 02:35:27 PM »
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian property market has bottomed and more property purchasers are expected to return to the market in the coming months, according to Ahmad Zamzuri Kamarudin, the organising chairman of the Klang Valley edition of the Malaysia Secondary & Primary Property Exhibition 2018 (MASPEX2018 KL) organised by the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA).

Ahmad Zamzuri, who is also a director on the MIEA Board of Directors, told EdgeProp.my that he believes the worst is over and property purchasers are ready to go into the property market now.
  :clap: Property value will never depreciate  :D
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Equities / Airasia ?
« Last post by ahbah on Today at 01:08:48 PM »
Robust demand for international air travel is making Asia-Pacific a pivotal region for connecting flights.

The KL International Airport (KLIA) was ranked the 12th most connected airport globally, according to OAG’s Megahubs International Index 2018.

The index ranks airports with the highest ratio of scheduled international connections to the number of destinations served.

In August this year, passenger traffic in Malaysian airports grew 0.9% year-on-year to 8.5 million passengers.

Domestic passenger traffic increased by 0.8% year-on-year to 4.1 million passengers, mainly contributed by the 5.7% year-on-year growth in KLIA2.

Airasia ... a goodbye or a good buy now ? :shake: :nod: :thumbsdown: :thumbsup:
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Equities / Re: TIME TO INVEST IN BURSA ??
« Last post by ahbah on Today at 12:33:55 PM »
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian property market has bottomed and more property purchasers are expected to return to the market in the coming months, according to Ahmad Zamzuri Kamarudin, the organising chairman of the Klang Valley edition of the Malaysia Secondary & Primary Property Exhibition 2018 (MASPEX2018 KL) organised by the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA).

Ahmad Zamzuri, who is also a director on the MIEA Board of Directors, told EdgeProp.my that he believes the worst is over and property purchasers are ready to go into the property market now.
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Equities / Re: My investments are kaput.
« Last post by ahbah on Today at 12:30:39 PM »
Genting got value now ?  :nod: :shake:  :handshake:
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Equities / Re: My investments are kaput.
« Last post by ahbah on Today at 12:28:58 PM »
All 3i re-posts = his strongest buy calls at value counters now ?  :D :D :D

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Equities / Re: My investments are kaput.
« Last post by iiinvestsmart on Today at 12:22:13 PM »
For those working in the security industry:

Do you act in the interest of your firm or your client?

Do you act to increase the profit of your firm or to profit your client?



 :cash:
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Equities / Re: My investments are kaput.
« Last post by iiinvestsmart on Today at 12:18:21 PM »
You have found a good business with a high return on equity, low debt levels, healthy profit margins and a steadily increasing book value? Great, then it is now time to calculate the company's intrinsic value to determine whether the stock price is low enough to invest!

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Just a reminder, althought John Burr Williams talked about estimating dividends of the stock and discounting that to find the value of the security, that has been debunked. To value the security, value the entire business first. We should first find out and then estimate conservatively the future free cashgenerated by the whole business, value it, and then see if we are paying a reasonable price relative to value.

Mr Charlie Munger once mentioned in an annual meeting that Buffett does not use the discounted cashflows approach either. According to Whitney Tilson's website which I highly recommend for your readings on Buffett and Munger:

"If the future were predictable with any degree of precision, then valuation would be easy. But the future is inherently unpredictable, so valuation is hard -- and it's ambiguous. Good thinking about valuation is less about plugging numbers into a spreadsheet than weighing many competing factors and determining probabilities. It's neither art nor science -- it's roughly equal amounts of both.The lack of precision around valuation makes a lot of people uncomfortable. To deal with this discomfort, some people wrap themselves in the security blanket of complex discounted cash flow analyses. My view of these things is best summarized by this brief exchange at the 1996 Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting:

Charlie Munger (Berkshire Hathaway's vice chairman) said, "Warren talks about these discounted cashflows. I've never seen him do one."

"It's true," replied Buffett. "If (the value of a company) doesn't just scream out at you, it's too close."

Marty Whitman, Mr Fan Jiang and Mr Seth Klarman approach valuation from the book value.

Mr Bill Nygren approaches valuation from a more P/E approach.

Mr Warren Buffett also, from the articles I have read and the feel I get from his letter to shareholders has an earnings approach as well.

However, everyone has different methods.

What is important is the margin of safety - which to me means, don't pay a price that requires everything to go right before the price paid is justified.
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Equities / Re: Casino Stocks
« Last post by zuolun on Today at 12:14:59 PM »
苏小妹:

A test to assess your understanding of technical analysis.


Part 1 of 2

1. How to identify a strong trend on a chart? Which type of chart do you think easy money can be made? Uptrend or downtrend chart?

2. It is advisable to buy and add more positions on dips for a long-term uptrend stock. Do you agree?

3. When the primary trend is down, a "dead cat bounce" is an opportunity to add more on a losing existing position or sell on strength?

4. Moving averages indicators help identify precise trend, a confluence of moving averages in a downtrend stock is bullish or bearish??

5. Name one oscillator which can determine that a stock is overbought or oversold.

6. What is a "golden cross" breakout pattern? Is it bullish or bearish?

7. Doji represents indecision, name the following 5 types of dojis.



8. Based on the chart below, a "blue-sky" breakout indicates that the share price of SPY is likely to collapse or rise further?



9. How do define that a gap is being closed? Share price must cover at least 50% or 100% of the gap?

10. Name 2 types of gaps that will  significantly affect the share price movement when they appear in high volume.



11. On 28 Feb 2018, the chart on TGUAN showed a gapped down. What is the name of that gap?



12. Name the trendline in green colour on the chart of Accordia Golf Trust. Do you agree that the ichimoku cloud indicates that the share price is likely to fall further?

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Equities / Re: My investments are kaput.
« Last post by iiinvestsmart on Today at 12:12:43 PM »
Course Description


This investment course teaches you a powerful strategy which the greatest investors of our time, like Warren Buffett and Seth Klarman, use to earn billions on the stock market: Value Investing.

After taking this training, you will be a Value Investing expert with the confidence to manage your own portfolio

What is the target audience?

People who want to manage their own money and earn above-average returns
Investors looking for a low-risk, proven strategy to consistently grow their wealth
People who want to get a solid understanding of Value Investing
This course is NOT for people looking to become a millionaire in a day
Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to Investing
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A Short Introduction To Value Investing  Preview
14:02
To make sure that everyone is on the same page, we’ll talk about why you should invest in the first place, why stocks are the best place to put your money, the right way to look at stocks, what value investing is and why all the greatest investors in the world apply this highly effective strategy.

Summary:

Investing in stocks yields the highest possible returns
Stocks are parts of a business and not things that fluctuate in price
Value investing is about buying great companies at discount prices
Value investing is a low-risk, high reward strategy
Value investing is a long term strategy
Benjamin Graham is the father of Value Investing and Buffett’s mentor
Stock prices can divert significantly from underlying business values
Compounded interest is the key to exponential returns
2      
Why You Are Probably Better Off Without An Advisor
10:19
In this lesson I will tell you why you are probably better off investing your own money instead of having an advisor do it for you, since what is good for your advisor may not necessarily be good for you.

Summary:

There is a structural conflict of interest between advisors and their clients (you)
Advisors are primarily seeking to maximize commissions and fees
Advisors focus on frequent rather than on profitable trading
You should probably avoid even honest advisors, because they tend to earn you only mediocre returns
The cause of this is a short term, relative performance orientation
Value investors regularly underperform in the short run, but come out as the clear winners in the long run
You don’t need an advisor, because you can quite easily do it yourself
You can practice investing with zero risk involved by opening a virtual portfolio
3      
Why Most People Lose Money On The Stock Market
11:28
In this third lesson we cover some of the most common reasons why people lose money on the stock market, and how you can avoid these traps to achieve the investment success you are aiming for.

Summary:

Just like advisors and professional money managers, individual investors suffer from a short term, relative performance bias
Fear and greed are the primary drivers behind short term price movements
Growing your wealth takes time, there is no shortcut
Many investors buy on hype and sell on pessimism, which absolutely destroys their returns
Ignoring most of the financial news is a great way to stay out of trouble
Be indifferent to the stocks you want to own, let the numbers and facts determine your decisions instead
Think for yourself and try not to get caught up in herd behavior
A stock price should only be considered low relative to the value of the underlying company, not relative to the price on a previous point in time
Frequent trading leads to high transaction costs, which has a huge impact on your total returns. So make infrequent, big investments rather than frequent, small investments
4      
Defining Your Investment Goals
10:50
In today’s lesson I’ll guide you through the process of defining realistic investment goals. We’ll talk about time frame, expected returns, and the amount of money you should invest.

Summary:

It is crucial to have a clear understanding of what your investment goals are to be able to stick to your strategy
Not many people earn a living through investing alone
Avoiding losses is the most important prerequisite to investment success
A loss interrupts the compounding process and is very hard to earn back
Focus on minimizing downside risk, rather than on returns
Over time the returns will come
Clearly define why you want to invest and how much money you need to earn to reach those goals
Don’t invest with borrowed money or money that you might need soon
Invest 10% of your monthly income
Check if your goals are realistic based on historical stock market returns, the money you plan to invest, your time frame, and the money you need to earn to reach your goals
With value investing, risk and reward are inversely correlated
5      
The 10 Best Investors In The World  Preview
14 pages
This eBook covers the investment strategies of 10 of the best investors in the world. You will learn who they are, what their strategies are, and why they are in this list. Enjoy!

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Quiz 1
4 questions
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Equities / Re: My investments are kaput.
« Last post by iiinvestsmart on Today at 12:10:45 PM »
Property counters


1.  Land held for development.

2.  Land being developed and properties for sale.

3.  Investment properties held for rental income.

How are shareholders rewarded?

After successful development and realisation of profits from the projects, the property counter may choose to reward the shareholders by paying half their earnings as dividends.

The investment income from properties held as investment can also be partially disbursed as dividends. 

[How exciting are property counters in terms of investment returns?]
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