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Diversification is Not a Magic Elixir

Diversification is Not a Magic Elixir

Diversification is not a magic elixir. These are the words mentioned by Howard Marks, co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, and one of those widely regarded in the investing community, in his latest podcast. The link to this 34 minutes podcast is given here, but I […]

Takeaways from the Book The Ride of A Lifetime by Bob Iger (Disney)

Takeaways from the Book The Ride of A Lifetime by Bob Iger (Disney)

The Ride of A Lifetime – Lessons Learned From 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Bob Iger is the fourth book that I’ve read this year and I must say, it is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It […]

Why tech is too big a sector to ignore

Why tech is too big a sector to ignore

I had my early venture into tech stocks during my undergrad days when I knew nothing much about it. In 2014, I bought Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) and flipped it for a USD 500 profit. Bear in mind that I knew nothing about the valuation and […]

Always have an exit plan

Always have an exit plan

Lately, I was reflecting on my investing mistakes and life in general, and realized that one of my biggest weakness is not having an exit plan. Having an exit plan is important both in investing and in a career as well. Also, these days through […]

Takeaways from the Book Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Takeaways from the Book Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Hope the pandemic is not dampening the festive season. I’m trying to make it a personal goal to read more books this year as I believe it can positively affect the way I think about things. Hopefully, it will help […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Look Back on Year 2020

A Look Back on Year 2020

What a year 2020 has been. There were lots of ups and downs, but ultimately, there were many things to be grateful for. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about some positive things in me such as re-shaping the way I think about work, sharpened my […]