January 26, 2022

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As Apple scales new heights and hit record high market cap being the first company to cross the US$ 3 trillion threshold ever, the question then would be what does it entail to be a trillion dollar company? Feel free to have a read this week's column in StarBiz.#Starbiz#Apple If you all have any ide...
The innate nature of human requires some form of guidance hence the hype in market predictions and forecast. Just a quick overall outlook for 2022, feel free to have a read this week's column in StarBiz.  Happy New Year to all. Have a good celebration with the family. #Starbiz#HappyNe...
We often take many things for granted and more so by those in power. But the strength of the nation is in the people and it's humanity. This week's take is not about the stock market but rather the "Happiness Economics". This is my 23rd weekly column in StarBiz. Have a read. Merry Christmas 🎄 &...
If there is a major underlying theme for the stock market globally for 2021, I would have to say it is regulation. Regulatory policies have impacted the China stock market significantly and even domestically various new policies have totally impacted our equity markets. Is this a new norm or is it a...
Dear all, this is my 21st weekly column in StarBiz. One of the more frequent questions I get from readers whenever the market is down is whether "should I cut loss losses or sell and hold cash first?". Some goes as far as saying "I want to give up investing altogether." This is what down cycle ...
Dear all, this is my 20th weekly column in StarBiz. First the glove sector, then the EMS sector. Migrant labour issue has become a major headache for businesses, investors and even our Government. Yet, it is not a simple issue plaguing only Malaysia or our manufacturing sector. There is also the rol...
Dear all, this is my 19th weekly column in StarBiz. Electric Vehicle (E.V)is on the forefront of innovation and mass adoption by consumer. It is also in the heart of climate change, ESG & sustainability movement. This is by far one of the most in depth article I touch on with regards to the comp...
Dear all, this is my 18th weekly column in StarBiz. The topic this week is on margin financing and whether investors should rely on it to as part of their investment journey.  I have a strong view on this topic and while I covered it in my book before, I felt obligated to write in a public colu...
Dear all, this is my 17th weekly column in StarBiz. The theme of Budget 2022 is "Makmur Sejahtera". The idea is to help the people get back on their feet and for the economy to rebound from the effects of pandemic. Yet, there are repercussion from policies touted which cannot be ignored, especially ...
Dear all, this is my 16th weekly column in StarBiz.  Hup Seng, was under scrutiny last week from Hong Kong Consumer Council. With a wild allegation, the humble biscuit and confectionery player which is usually rarely in the limelight took the spotlight. Feel free to have a read.If you cant acce...
Dear all, this is my 15th weekly column in StarBiz. Are we going through ordinary inflation, stagflation or potentially hyperinflation? This theme have been widely discussed in the past months due to the sustained rise in commodities pricing. There are many views as to why it is happening but t...
Dear all, this is my 14th weekly column in StarBiz. With the #Budget2022 only a fortnight away, our country's tax regime is under much scrutiny with possibility of introduction of new taxes. For a developing economy like Malaysia, it is crucial to consider deeply and not copy & paste from d...
Dear all, this is my 13th weekly column in StarBiz. Retail investors have always been lamenting about short sellers especially when it is a bet against their position. The question is, should short sellers be celebrated or shunned? If you can't access, you can read HERE  If you all have any ide...
Dear all, this is my 12th weekly column in StarBiz. ESG is such a big movement across financial markets that reshape the valuation of various sectors across the board. The question is how do one balance between ESG priorities vs social cost / balance sheet / profitability? If you all have any ideas ...
Dear all, this is my 10th weekly column in StarBiz. This week focus is less about the stock market but on corporate structures that drive a country's economy. I especially enjoy stories of entrepreneurs which rise through adversity in life like Brian Kim. If you can't access, you can read HERE. If y...
Dear all, this is my 10th weekly column in StarBiz. Evergrande is one of the major concern for investors in the markets today. For a glimpse to the real estate sector, feel free to have a read. If you can't access, you can read HERE. If you all have any ideas or thoughts to share with me, you can al...
Dear all, this is my 9th weekly column in StarBiz. This week focus is less about the stock market but on corporate structures that drive a country's economy. I especially enjoy stories of entrepreneurs which rise through adversity in life like Brian Kim. If you can't access, you can read HERE. If yo...
Dear all, this is my 8th weekly column in StarBiz. This week topic is a bit heavy and focuses on fund flow in our local stock market. For your reading pleasure. If you can't access, you can read HERE. If you all have any ideas or thoughts to share with me, you can always reach out to me at : Fo...
Dear all, this is my 7th weekly column in StarBiz. This week I wrote about online forums & retail investors after Serba Dinamik took KLSE Screener to court. I highlighted I3investor, StockBit, Malaysiastock.Biz & Lowyat.net and their importance to daily internet users. I was a once a sm...
Dear all, this is my 6th weekly column in StarBiz. This week's topic is a bit different from my past writings as it is more of the macroeconomics perspective with focus on politics rather than the stock market. For your reading pleasure. If you all have any ideas or thoughts to share with me, you ca...

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