WeInvest wins Best Personal Finance Disruptor Asia at CFI.co

Singapore, April 4, 2017 – WeInvest, Asia’s first digital wealth management solutions provider, was announced as the “Best Personal Finance Disruptor Asia 2017” at the Capital Finance International Awards in London on Monday evening. The award is testimony to WeInvest’s continued pursuit of innovative and contemporary approaches to handling finances for banks, wealth and asset …

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Is there a better way to index equity markets?

Robert D. Arnott is an American entrepreneur, investor, editor and writer who focuses on articles about quantitative investing. He edited the CFA Institute’s Financial Analysts Journal from 2002–2006, and has edited three books on equity management and tactical asset allocation. He is a co-author of the book The Fundamental Index: A Better Way to Invest. Watch this …

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Property Buyer’s Guide – Thailand

Everyone knows that the capital of Thailand is Bangkok but Did you know that the real name of Bangkok is the longest in the world. Try saying this fast! “KrungThepMahaNakhonAmonRattanakosinMahintharaAyutthayaMahadi lokPhopNoppharatRatchathaniBuriromUdomRatchaniwetMahasathanA monPhimanAwatanSathitSakkathattiyaWitsanuKamprasit” Buying a condominium in Thailand has gained popularity among many real estate investors, be it for use as a vacation home, for capital …

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Asian Stocks Are Cheap

By PETER SARTORI Developed and emerging markets in Asia ex-Japan have clearly been under tremendous pressure in recent months, including redemptions of more than USD 50 billion from the region in September, the heaviest ever witnessed. The sell-off pushed valuations of MSCI Asia ex-Japan towards all-time lows, with a trailing Price-Earnings Ratio (PER) of 9 and …

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Buy Side .. Sell Side ….

The lighter side of finance. Appearances can and often are deceiving. Don’t define your own measure of success by what others think is the right  criteria.   Source: SubjectMoney Dont do this if the stocks you own under perform!     Source: Flantoons  

What is a Stock Market Index

A stock index or stock market index is a measurement of the value of a section of the stock market. It is computed from the prices of selected stocks. It is a tool used by investors and financial managers to describe the market, and to compare the return on specific investments. Many mutual funds and exchange-traded …

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Understanding Call Options

A call option, often simply labeled a “call”, is a financial contract between two parties, the buyer and the seller. The buyer of the call option has the right, but not the obligation to buy an agreed quantity of a particular commodity or financial instrument (the underlying) from the seller of the option at a certain …

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Using The Price-To-Book Ratio

What price should you pay for a company’s shares? If the goal is to unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, the price-to-book ratio (P/B) offers investors a handy, albeit fairly crude, approach to finding undervalued companies. It is, however, important to understand exactly what the ratio can tell you and when it may not …

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Understanding the P/E Ratio

Chances are you’ve heard the term price/earnings ratio (P/E ratio) used before. When it comes to valuing stocks, the price/earnings ratio is one of the oldest and most frequently used metrics. Although a simple indicator to calculate, the P/E is actually quite difficult to interpret. It can be extremely informative in some situations, while at …

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How far can pigs fly?

By Property Soul On 17 October 2015, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong told the press that it is still not time yet to unwind the cooling measures. Price adjustments so far have been moderate compared to the increase in prices over the past few years. Price corrections are moderate So how “moderate” are price adjustments? …

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Jeremy Siegel Still Invests For The Long Run

Jeremy James Siegel  is the Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Siegel comments extensively on the economy and financial markets: he appears regularly on TV networks such as CNN, CNBC and NPR, and writes regular columns for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Yahoo! Finance. Here’s …

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Comparison of Stock Brokers in Singapore

Many of us invest in equity markets directly and selecting the right broker is quite important to avoid hassles later on. The primary things to lookout for are the trading charges, the number of markets offered (depending upon your personal preference) and the mode of transactions (phone, Internet or Phone app based). Among Singapore brokerages, …

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Don’t read news like it’s the bible.

Did you notice that when you flipped the newspapers in 2012 and 2013, all the articles on properties were about ‘the next hotspot, ‘property boom continues’, ‘robust sales in projects’ and ‘achieved record high’? Did you notice that fast forward to 2014 an 2015, the same media published articles consistently on ‘lower transaction volumes’, ‘drop …

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