January 29, 2023

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We are seeing daily news of mass layoff. It is not easy especially when one loses their livelihood. But with recessionary talks gaining momentum, many companies are using the opportunity to cut cost. Is this the right way? Feel free to have a read of this week's StarBiz Column.#StarBiz#profitab...
The increasing trend of various scams and evolving nature of money game is worrying. Many people lose their hard earned monies to these scams on a daily basis. The amount are in the billions. Despite repeated warning from regulators, the problem persist. Instead of waiting for authorities to clamp d...
Cryptocurrency is the most popular "investment asset class" of choice by many first time investors especially the youth. The sector also minted many unicorn and young billionaires in the past 2 years. Yet, as time passes we witnessed spectacular implosions happening continuously wiping out billions ...
Elections are always the biggest uncertainty for the stock market. It is not easy to predict the outcome for the elections and it is even harder to ascertain which political parties would stand out. Under such circumstances, how should investors navigate and would it be wise to even remain invested ...
The idea of trickle down economics policy has always been one that is relied upon by pro-business interests groups. In theory, it sounds good but if anything UK capital markets upheaval has taught policymakers an invaluable lesson. The idea of expansionary fiscal policy by governments around the wor...
When the market is bad, generally, investors are too afraid to make a move. Retail investors usually enter the stock market when it's hot and leave when it's bad. This runs against the logic of investing. While bottom fishing is never easy, at times more luck than guts, but there are times the marke...
Sliding of Ringgit has raised much concern for our people. The currency of a country's economy is an important indicator of the economic health. Why then is our Ringgit sliding endlessly against the USD and some other currencies? Is there a greater underlying concern? While I have avoided touching o...
Stock market manipulation is very common be it developed or developing markets. Many investors especially the retail often lose money in the stock market due to pump & dump schemes and manipulations by operators. Because of manipulation, it gives the stock market a bad name. However, it appears ...
Stock liquidity have always been a consideration for many investors when picking stocks. It directly correlates with the share price movement. But does it reflect the quality of the company and it's intrinsic value? Feel free to have a read of this week's StarBiz Column.#StarBiz#Investment#smal...
The oil & gas sector is enjoying one of its best run since the surge of oil price to above US$ 100 per barrel and sustaining at this level for the past year. Many reasons are attributed to the rise such as geopolitical issues, economy reopening, supply chain disruption etc. However, the crux lie...
The weak capital markets return in the past 2 years have led to rise of scams and "alternative investments". Such opportunities have led many disillusioned retail or mom & pop investors to try out unorthodox and unregulated investment products considering they did not have much luck with the sto...
It is never easy building a business, what more at a time when industries are already big and entrenched. Mr Loi's story of building Farm Fresh into a 🇲🇾 champion and a company with a market capitalisation of RM3 billion is truly remarkable. And Khazanah deserve due recognition for this endeavour as...
Financial literacy and bankruptcy goes hand in hand. Based on the statistics by MDI, it is worrying to see a large number of bankruptcy occurring in youths today. Being financially prudent is important not only to achieve financial freedom but to live a happier life. Knowledge and awareness is cruci...
The fear of recession and inflation has been the headline news for the stock market in the past many months. I believe it will remain so moving ahead. But will it be a repeat of the 1980s? It has been awhile since my last StarBiz article. Thank you everyone who were concerned about me. Hope you...
Digital ads maybe the way forward for advertising but contents of digital ads have been widely criticised for many years. The rise of fake gurus, misleading scams and dubious courses require a closer scrutiny by all parties. Feel free to read this week's StarBiz Column#Starbiz#MasterClass#FURU#digit...
Buy Now, Pay Later have been making waves for several years now where it is among the new ways fintech & e-commerce to platforms to derive substantial revenue. The question is, by encouraging consumption spending and even charging high interests rates to consumers, it is in fact creating an envi...
Fintech is the biggest tech trends which commands premium valuation from investors. Most are jumping on the bandwagon. Importantly, is to separate wheat from chaff and assess the viability of Fintech ventures. This is the only way to ensure investment would be safe. Have a read of this week's c...
Today's topic is slightly different from my past articles as it is lighter and touched on a topic of my personal passion - watches. Have fun reading this week's column in StarBiz.#Starbiz#watches#rolex#AP#Patek If you all have any ideas or thoughts to share with me, you can always reach out to ...
Minimum wage policy has attracted opposing voices from various camps. Employers and business owners have been accused to neglect to understand the pain of low income employees. However, there is more to it than what meets the eyes. Feel free to have a read this week's column in StarBiz. #Starbiz#Min...
What transpired over the week in the Chinese stock market (especially tech sector) was indeed a rollercoaster ride. The magnitude of plunge and rebound is shocking even by global standards. So should investors still consider investing in Chinese technology and internet stocks or stay away until the ...

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