June 28, 2022

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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 ...
It's never easy thinking about investing during market turbulence amidst global geopolitical tensions. The last thing on the mind of investors are about profits as preservation of capital becomes important. However, it also offers good opportunity especially if one has a long term investment horizon...
Berkshire Hathaway recently shared their annual letter to shareholders conveying their thoughts and outlook on the market. The nugget of wisdom by Warren Buffet is ever refreshing despite this six decades old practice. It made me correlate with how EPF have safeguard the nest eggs of countless hardw...
ESG investment theme and philosophy have been widely emphasised by many quarters in the past two years. For this reason, companies and sectors which were deemed non-compliant have been impacted in terms of share price performance in 2021. This year, the market movement and fund flows have made it a ...
It is never easy to decide when to buy a stock during a selloff. It is even harder to do so when the magnitude is huge. This week I focused my attention to 3 big names Netflix, Alibaba & Meta (Facebook) as many have been impacted by the plunge in share price. Feel free to have a read. Feel free ...
Majority of retail investors are attracted to where the profits are within the shortest possible time. Wherever the potential profits are, that is where they go. Over the past 18 months we have seen gradual decline in retail investors participation and all indicators point towards dwindling interest...
With the BAM & Lee Zii Jia, Goh Jin Wei coming to a close with a resolution in sight, it highlights a larger underlying issue for the model of sports in our country. To grow and develop the country's sporting landscape, there is no escaping from the reality of life and the economics forces withi...
Inflation is real and it's here. It is one of those things in life that we cannot avoid. However, what is important is how do people hedge against it and preserve their hard earned money / savings. Feel free to have a read this week's column in StarBiz.#Starbiz#Patek#Rolex#Hermes#inflation If y...
The Western and Asian approach towards business and succession appear to be vastly different. As a business owner, which is the better way to keep the business alive for generations to come? While family legacy is important, should it be the sole determining factor on passing the torch? Feel fr...
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 ...

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