Imagine a world where there are only two investment opportunities. You are first presented with a risk free investment opportunity; your capital is guaranteed, you have absolute faith in the counter party, and there is zero risk of default. This investment promises returns of n % per annum and you are tempted to invest. The [...]
Jim Rogers spoke as part of the series of the Phillip Investment Festival on 1 Sep 12. It is my first time seeing Jim speak live. Read on for my thoughts on the talk.
As you would have expected, he has been bullish about agriculture, and his stand remains. He would go to say, “My statement [...]
The two prominent universities in the Ivy League are Havard and Yale. Besides being famous for their academia, they have large and profitable endowment funds that pay for a large part of the universities’ expenses. How well? From 1985-2008, S&P 500 returned 11.98% and while most fund managers could not beat the market, Yale and [...]
The current market is giving everyone jitters. The volatility has not decreased after 2 weeks and it is very hard for people to hold on to their losses. The Federal Reserve is meeting central bankers (Jackson Hole meeting) around the world 26 Aug 11. It was the same meeting last year that the Fed hinted [...]
We know companies come and go. No companies can last forever if they do not innovate. The basis of human advancement is about finding a better way to do things, either more effectively or more efficiently. And by doing so, certain industries would be obsolete and replaced by new industries. Joseph Schumpeter coined the term, [...]
When we think about Korea, the first things that came to mind would be their drama, pop stars, soccer team, Samsung, LG and Hyundai. Korea has slowly gained competitive market share over the Japanese, especially in the realm of electronics.
I think there were only a few flights to Seoul from Singapore – SIA, Korean [...]
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But I will disappoint a lot of people with the rest of this post as I am not going to share any money making opportunity. However, it may save you a potential loss of money if it can help you understand our human weakness – greed. I cheekily use 4 [...]
MOOLAH.asia is started by a personal friend of mine. Before you say that I am biased and trying to promote the website, I must confess that it is true It is nothing wrong when I share more resources to you. In fact, I have given my thoughts and comments in this post, leaving [...]
I visited Hong Kong at the end of Feb 2011 for a short holiday. I made the following observations, but they are not really for investment purposes, though the title may be a little misleading. Oops!
According to this website, Hong Kong had a 21.8% increase in tourists in 2010 from 2009. Tourists’ expenditure had went [...]