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StarBiz Weekly Column No.3 - No Such Thing As 'Too Big To Fail’ In China

StarBiz Weekly Column No.3 - No Such Thing As 'Too Big To Fail’ In China
Dear all, this is my 3rd weekly column in StarBiz. The focus this week is the regulation wave in China impacting global stock markets. For your reading pleasure. If you all have any ideas or thoughts to share with me, you can always reach out to me at : Follow Telegram : Click HERE Follow Faceb...
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Hartalega Phenomenal Results Update (Q1 FY22)

Hartalega Phenomenal Results Update (Q1 FY22)
Dear all, I find this results commentary particularly hard to write. This is because I have been writing on gloves for a long time and I have also written on Hartalega in my book Once Upon A Time In Bursa. I will try to express this as objectively and honestly as I can. Hartalega's Revenue this quar...
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Kossan Results Update (Q2 FY21)

Kossan Results Update (Q2 FY21)
Kossan results were released today. Again it was brought forward by almost 3 weeks. I think by now most would be able to see the results, it is self explanatory in terms of its performance. It is a record earnings, highest ever in their corporate history. Revenue was at RM2.23B whilst Profit after t...
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StarBiz Weekly Column No.2 - CTOS, the Pride & Legacy of Creador

StarBiz Weekly Column No.2 - CTOS, the Pride & Legacy of Creador
Dear all, this is my 2nd weekly column in StarBiz. The spotlight this week is on the successful IPO of CTOS. For your reading pleasure. For those who can't access the above, you can read from this link too.If you all have any ideas or thoughts to share with me, you can always reach out to me at : Fo...
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Strategy Note (2H 2021) - Post MCO Lockdown Outlook

Strategy Note (2H 2021) - Post MCO Lockdown Outlook
Last week, Malaysia Covid-19 cases hit a daily record high of 13,215 with total cases reaching 880,782 (2.75% of total population) while the death numbers hit 6,613. Malaysia's situation is far worse than where we were 1.5 years ago. This week, death rate has broke above 7000 cases and total ca...
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Inaugural Post As Financial Columnist For StarBiz Weekly

Inaugural Post As Financial Columnist For StarBiz Weekly
Dear all,  I started writing an unassuming blog 7 years ago under the pen name Tradeview. Through the years building my career, I maintained my passion for investing & financial markets. While writing, I learnt that one can discover the best stories when following the money. This week, I wr...
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News Straits Times Business Coverage of Tradeview

News Straits Times Business Coverage of Tradeview
Dear all, it is with great pleasure for me to share with you all that News Straits Times Business Section did a feature interview coverage of Tradeview recently in the stock market column. I had the privilege to share my views on the stock market and specifically on retail investors' interest. ...
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The Trinity Of The Stock Market

The Trinity Of The Stock Market
Entering the second half of another less than stellar year, FBM KLCI hit a 52 weeks low of 1502. Our local bourse has been underperforming regional peers. Year-to-date KLCI is down more than 10%. In fact, KLCI's peak in the past 1 year was 1684. It would no doubt appear that our local stock market h...
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Retail Investors Are Not Lambs To Slaughter, They Have Families Too

Retail Investors Are Not Lambs To Slaughter, They Have Families Too
For many years, our local stock market had subdued retail investors participation. There are many reason why but mainly it has to do with the past financial crises. Whilst writing my book, I did substantial research sifting through past news reports and academic papers. For every cycle between 1987,...
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The Stock Market Has Its Own Dark Side

The Stock Market Has Its Own Dark Side
Recently, I was shown a video clip on Facebook where a retail investor who suffered major losses in the stock market contemplating suicide and called up DJ Chan Fong of FM 988 seeking for advice. (For full video please go to DJ Chan Fong 988 facebook link HERE )  Briefly, prior to Covid-19...
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Peterlabs Holdings Berhad (Q1 FY21) Results Update

Peterlabs Holdings Berhad (Q1 FY21) Results Update
I was worried coming into Peterlabs (Plabs) results announcement for this quarter because the share price fell from a high of 31 sens back to where it was 1 month ago at 23 sens. Thankfully, it was a a positive surprise. The results came largely in line with my expectations ...
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Is It Rewarding Being An Author & Writing A Book?

Is It Rewarding Being An Author & Writing A Book?
Since publishing a book, many asked me, "Am I making a lot of money selling books?" I believe this is a misconception. When we think about authors, we tend to relate to Dan Brown or J.K Rowling. In actual fact, these are exceptions to the norm. Most authors are struggling through life before their b...
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Dear KPMG, You Are Certainly Not A "Shoplot Auditor". But If You Were, The Shoplot Would Be Priceless"

Dear KPMG, You Are Certainly Not A "Shoplot Auditor". But If You Were, The Shoplot Would Be Priceless"
In my honest view, I assumed that the episode of Serba Dinamik was over after a majority shareholder decided to withdraw calling an EGM to remove KPMG as auditor and the Board's "agreement in principle" to hire EY as an independent auditor. Instead it went up a notch with a press conference being ca...
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Once Upon A Time In Bursa - Entered MPH Weekly Bestsellers List

Once Upon A Time In Bursa - Entered MPH Weekly Bestsellers List
Dear all, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your support towards my book. It is now available in both MPH & Popular as well. Good news is that since its entry into the bookstores, it has climbed MPH's bestsellers chart and currently it is the only book from a local author that mad...
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Comfort Gloves (Q1 FY 21) Results Update

Comfort Gloves (Q1 FY 21) Results Update
A stellar record breaking results from Comfort gloves. It is impressive because it is one of the smaller glove players but being able to achieve such results is no mean feat. Looking at this Q1 results alone, it makes up 76% of the full year FY 20. This would mean come next quarter, their results wi...
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Outcome of Conference of Rulers (Emergency, Parliament & Politics)

Outcome of Conference of Rulers (Emergency, Parliament & Politics)
Following the much awaited Conference of Rulers, the outcome came to an interesting twist. This is especially so after the PM of the incumbent government preempted today's conference with his own announcement of the National Recovery Plan yesterday evening.I have previously highlighted the importanc...
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Strategy Note - The Week of Conference of Rulers (Emergency, Parliament & Politics)

Strategy Note - The Week of Conference of Rulers (Emergency, Parliament & Politics)
This would be an important week politically for the country. With the Conference of Rulers' meeting scheduled to be on 16th June, it would play a pivotal role towards our country's approach especially on the issue of Emergency Proclamation (extension or ending) and Parliament reconvening. Malaysia a...
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Malaysia's Glove Sector & Medline Industries Inc. Blockbuster US$34 Billion Deal

Malaysia's Glove Sector & Medline Industries Inc. Blockbuster US$34 Billion Deal
The glove sector is a remarkable industry which have captured the imagination of many investors for the past 1.5 years. As we are now approaching the point of resolution of Covid-19, many of the glove stocks share price have retraced significantly from its peak in 2020. In fact, so much so that...
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Top Glove (Q3 FY21) Results Update

Top Glove (Q3 FY21) Results Update
Picture Source : The StarComing into this quarterly reporting, there were many rumours surrounding Top Glove performance. On the extreme ends, there were those who said Top Glove results is badly impacted from CBP Ban resulting them unable to deliver half of what they did last immediate quarter...
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Cashflow Is The Lifeline Of A Company

Cashflow Is The Lifeline Of A Company
I have had many opportunities over the years to meet many businessmen. Be it big or small, whenever I ask them what is most important thing when running their business, without hesitation they will tell me - cashflow. Cashflow is the reason why a company can remain a going concern. It is also the re...
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