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Month: January 2021

PropNex: Riding the Wave

PropNex: Riding the Wave

The Singapore residential real estate market has been buoyant despite the pandemic which left a dent in most sectors of the economies last year. Despite the circuit breaker,  real estate activity was still very healthy with developers selling 10,024 private housing units in 2020, surpassing […]

ComfortDelgro: Why my thesis does not hold true anymore

ComfortDelgro: Why my thesis does not hold true anymore

Investing is personal. It is hard to determine whether one’s decision is right or wrong. Because, how sure can we be? I am a person where I have to at least like or love the company to some extent before I buy it. And when […]

Why going through a market downturn early in your career is one of the best lessons ever

Why going through a market downturn early in your career is one of the best lessons ever

2020 was the first year I experienced a major market downturn. Stock prices slid rapidly, and I saw my paper gains quickly turned into paper losses. As much as I can be reminded of Warren Buffett’s quote of “Be greedy when others are fearful, and […]

Why the young have a very different mindset from their parents now

Why the young have a very different mindset from their parents now

Recently, I came across an interesting article called “Why Chinese youngsters are embracing a philosophy of “slacking-off“. Gone are the days in the past, where workers born between 1950s-1980s followed the old school mentality of working hard, working long hours, and enduring hardship so as […]

Takeaways from the Book What it Takes, Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence by Stephen Schwarzman

Takeaways from the Book What it Takes, Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence by Stephen Schwarzman

The book, What It Takes, Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence by Stephen Schwarzman, was recommended by an ex-colleague and friend of mine. Naturally, being in the private equity industry, this book piqued my interest. I still remembered my ex-colleague telling me about this book […]