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InvestFair

First started in 2007, INVEST Fair is ShareInvestor’s annual flagship event in Singapore for investors and traders alike. The event was taken to new heights in 2009 and subsequent years with a strategic joint collaboration with The Business Times, which underscored both parties’ desire to enhance investor education in Singapore. In 2011, INVEST Fair went regional with the inaugural launch of INVEST Fair in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers

Investment Expert and Author

Hu Li Yang

Hu Li Yang

华尔街股市神童,
亚洲股市教父,
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Boris Schlossberg

Boris Schlossberg

Managing Director and Founding Partner of BKForex

Louis Wong

Louis Wong

Director of Phillip Securities (HK) Limited & Phillip Capital Management (HK) Limited

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A for Assets

Investment assets in the financial markets are securities devised to generate profits. They can be categorised into asset classes such as stocks, bonds and money market instruments.

Asset classes are securities having similar financial characteristics and behaviours in the same marketplace, subjected to similar laws and regulations.

Asset class categories on the other hand, are familiar to investors whom tap on the different categories for diversification purposes in the attempt to mitigate risks. On top of categorising based on broad financial components, investment assets can be sorted based on detailed characteristics, including equities that trade in a similar industry such as energy.

Strategic asset allocation involves establishing target allocations for various asset classes and adjusting them intermittently should there be substantial deviations from the initial settings – such as differing returns. Target allocations then hinge on factors such as – risk tolerance, time horizon and investment objectives. Strategic asset allocation is compatible with a “buy and hold” strategy, as opposed to tactical asset allocation, suited more for an active trading approach. Both asset allocations encourage diversification to reduce risk and improve portfolio returns.

Types of Investment Assets

Cash and Equivalents, and Money Market Securities
The most popular and commonly used form of cash-equivalent instruments are savings accounts, time deposits at banks and finance companies. Given their low risk nature, a typical drawback is their low-yield in returns. Specified interest rates offered upon inception are not responsive to changes in market interest rates either.

Equities
An equity investment generally refers to the buying and holding of shares of stock on a stock market by individuals and firms in anticipation of income from dividends and capital appreciation. Its capital gain potential allows equity investment to retain its popularity among investors, despite its high-risk nature.

Fixed Income Securities
An investment providing returns in the form of fixed periodic payments and the eventual return of principal at maturity. Also known as debt securities or bonds, they are a form of borrowings by the issuers.

Unit Trusts
A unit trust is a fund which adopts a trust structure. It pools the financial resources of small investors and invests the funds in securities. The structure basically divides the fund into equal portions known as units and are then usually managed by a professional fund manager.

Real Estate Investments
There are various forms of real estate ownership investment. One such form would be the direct purchase of properties, meaning to own multiple pieces of real estate, one of which serves as a primary residence, while the others are used to generate rental income and profits through price appreciation. Another way which requires less active management by the investor is to own shares in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).

Options
A financial derivative that represents a contract sold by one party (option writer) to another party (option holder). The contract offers buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy (call) or sell (put) a security or other financial asset at an agreed-upon price (the strike price) during a certain period of time or on a specific date (exercise date). The buyer generally pays a premium for the contract, thus obtaining investment leverage. Risk is mitigated as should the options is not exercised, loss is limited to only the purchase price.

Warrants
Warrant is a security that entitles the holder to buy the underlying stock of the issuing company at a fixed exercise price until the expiry date. It allows for an exposure to shares without a large initial capital outlay.


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B for Books

It is almost common knowledge that investing early is key in the chase to tap on the supreme power of compound interests. It is however similarly crucial to have the capacity to make wise investment decisions. Considerable deal of tuition fees and time could be saved, projecting one’s effort to a greater height should he or she is able to filter out common mistakes made by those who came before us and are willing to share. Therefore choosing the right books to educate and establish a robust foundation in the quintessence of investment would be favourable to kick off one’s investment career.

Following are the various highly recommended investment books that might come in handy.

  1. Millionaire Traders – Boris Schlossberg
    Millionaire Traders – Boris Schlossberg

    A book revealing means of beating Wall Street at its own game. Filled with comprehensive insights and practical advice, Millionaire Traders familiarizes you with up to twelve successful traders involved in various fields such as equities, futures and foreign exchange. It analyses these people on the route they embarked on in their pursuit for success.

  2. Investment Biker – Jim Rogers
    Investment Biker – Jim Rogers

    Legendary investor Jim Rogers shares with us his enthralling motorcycle odyssey; providing hard-headed advice on the present state and the impending bearing of the international economies, directing and inspiring investors whom are keen on foreign markets.

  3. A Bull in China – Jim Roger
    A Bull in China – Jim Roger

    Running the gamut from power, energy and agriculture to tourism, water and infrastructure, legendary investor Jim Roger shares with us the various industries offering the hottest and finest opportunities.

    State policies impelling earnings and innovation are being deciphered and Roger attempts to instil confidence in A- shares, B- shares and ADRs of Chinese offerings, and profiles “Red Chip” companies such as Yantai Changyu - China’s largest winemaker which sells a “Healthy Liquor” line mixed with herbal medicines.

    Furthermore, this book explains the necessary measures to observe in the process of exporting items to China personally or even making land purchases over there.

  4. Street Smarts – Jim Rogers
    Street Smarts – Jim Rogers

    In Street Smarts, Jim Rogers takes us through the highlights of his life in the financial markets and his journey from rags to riches. They include his story behind his conquest in the Oxford-Cambridge Boat race as well as the Thames Cup and even his experience in running the most successful hedge fund on Wall Street. Rogers then goes on to share his life after retirement and how shortages of copper in Africa affect electricity brownouts in Ohio, how revolutions in Chile affect coffee prices in Seattle.

  5. 胡立陽股票投資100招Ⅱ:決戰股市50招
    胡立陽股票投資100招Ⅱ:決戰股市50招

    《股票投資100招》讓兩岸千百萬人以新觀念提昇投資功力,而《胡立陽決戰股市50招》則是集結胡立陽在每次演講中對重大金融情勢研判的精華重點,讓你看懂真實的全球股市行情,同時教你如何靈活運用各項趨勢指標,即時掌握股票多空趨勢。

    本書中,胡立陽特別研究股價在漲跌之間的微妙變化,讓你學會:「用二分之一測底法預測油價與全球股市」、「多頭超跌時如何把握撿便宜機會」、「短線致勝的麻花糖操作法」、「神奇的1.2倍理論」、「『股市高手』想的和你不一樣」,以及「找出買賣點10大訊號」,同時,提供大量圖形詳細介紹每項統計研究數據與論點,大幅擴充你的實戰經驗,迅速找出淘金挖寶良機,天天都賺錢。

  6. 胡立阳股票投资百宝箱
    胡立阳股票投资百宝箱

    《股票投資100招》與《胡立陽決戰股市50招》 這兩本書,長期高居暢銷書排行榜冠軍,看過的朋友都說,書中滿是他們前所未聞的投資觀點與技巧,彷彿胡立陽知道他們在想什麼,也非常了解他們的問題!

    正是因為胡立陽知道在實際操作時,大多數人還是免不了會手忙腳亂,不知該用哪一招?於是胡立陽將歷年來在全球各地成千上萬場演講中,投資人最常發問的三大類疑難雜症集結成書,招招都具有代表性。彷彿在實戰中,當遇到關鍵時刻,手邊隨時擁有一個神奇的百寶箱一樣。

    《胡立陽股票投資百寶箱》以胡立陽一貫的「胡式幽默問與答」,萬場演講精華  提問128招,讓讀者迅速了解實戰過程中,關鍵時刻如何「快、狠、準」出招,找到自己的淘金挖寶良機!

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C for CFD

Contract for Difference (CFD) is a tradable instrument mirroring movements of the asset(s) underlying it. Profits or losses are realised when the underlying asset moves in relation to the position taken, without the underlying asset being owned. It is essentially a contract between the client and the broker. Differences in settlement are made through cash payments rather than the delivery of physical goods or securities, a generally simpler alternative of settlement.

CFDs allows for trading and speculation to be made on the price movements of financial markets and profit regardless of the directions of the prices – rising or falling, through long (buy) or short (sell) respectively. This provides traders with significant trading flexibility.

CFD trading is also a leveraged product, maximising one’s exposure to the market for only a small portion of the investment in comparison with trading the underlying asset(s) directly.

CFD v Futures

Commonly mistaken to be as Futures, another tradable instrument, the following are three aspects that may help in differentiating these two products:

  1. Expiry Date

    A book revealing means of beating Wall Street at its own game. Filled with comprehensive insights and practical advice, Millionaire Traders familiarizes you with up to twelve successful traders involved in various fields such as equities, futures and foreign exchange. It analyses these people on the route they embarked on in their pursuit for success.

  2. Contract Size

    Future contracts tend to be larger in value as there is a minimum contract size and market participants are generally large institutional players. CFDs on the other hand, allow for a much smaller trade size, allowing trader to better manage his risk and prevent lethal blows to his capital.

  3. Financing cost

    Financing costs are included in futures contracts while interest is charged on a daily basis for CFDs. This is due to the short-term nature and smaller contract size of CFDs.


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D for Derivative

Derivatives are basically securities or contracts between two or more parties with prices stemmed from one or more underlying assets. Ownership of derivatives however is not equivalent to ownership of the asset. Most common underlying assets include stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, interest rates and market indexes.

Formerly, derivatives were employed to ensure a balance exchange rate for internationally traded goods. Take for instance, a Singapore company sends a shipment of goods to the US. The Singapore Company will draft out a derivative with an investor in US, guaranteeing the exchange rate is rightful to all parties. If the exchange rate were to fall, going against the speculated outcome of the investor – exchange rate expected to remain stable or in favour of the Singapore company, the investor will incur a loss and vice versa. Nevertheless in both cases, the Singapore Company will still be paid the value of their goods.

In the present day, many corporations involve the use of derivatives to profit from favourable interest rates on loans in an attempt to better manage corporate debt. This allows for corporations to possess greater borrowing power for growth and investment. However, derivatives do not come without risk. A small change in the price of the agreed asset of the derivative can result in parties incurring huge losses.

Derivatives these days grew to cover a wide range of transactions, running the gamut from wheat prices to gold, and even the weather. Common types of derivatives include future contracts, forward contracts, options and swaps. Generally used as an instrument to hedge risk, derivatives can also be used for speculative purposes.

Following are the three typical functions of derivatives for investors:

  1. To hedge a position
  2. To increase leverage
  3. To speculate on an asset’s movement

Hedging a position is done with the purpose of safeguarding one’s interest against external factors, insuring the risk of an asset. Alternatively, derivatives are used to enhance leverage, allowing large speculative plays being at a smaller capital outlay.

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E for Euro

Introduced by the European Union (EU) to the financial community in 1999, Euro (EUR) is the official currency for the EU member states and are printed and managed by the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). Physical euro coins and paper notes were introduced in 2002.

The EU member states collectively forms the Eurozone, a region where the euro serves as a common national currency for all of the individual nations. The nations include Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

The establishment of Euro brings about numerous benefits for the community. Following are some of the various benefits:

  1. Transaction costs

    Cost of changing currency is eliminated, benefiting trades transacted within the Euro area. Benefits not only the tourism sector but also firms trading amongst the individual nations.

  2. Price Transparency

    Comparison of prices among different European countries made easier. It allows for firms to source for cheaper raw material alternatives and cheaper goods for consumers.

  3. Eliminating Exchange Rate Uncertainty

    Removal of exchange rate uncertainty boosts business confidence, encouraging greater trade and economic growth. It also removes the chances of exchange rate volatility from hurting the profitability of exports.

  4. High degree of price stability

On the hindsight, critics of the euro system suggest that it has negative consequences as well, such as concentration of power to set monetary policy in the European Central Bank (ECB). Monetary policies are then not restricted to individual nations themselves, binding them to the monetary policy established for the entire Eurozone despite their vastly differing monetary conditions.

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F for Futures

A financial contract that predetermines a future date and price, thereby obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset - such as physical commodities or a financial instrument - when due.

Futures are regulated to facilitate trading on the futures exchange and may call for a physical delivery of the asset, while others are settled in cash. The futures markets are characterized based on their ability to use very high leverage comparative to stock markets. Other purposes for futures include hedging or speculating the price movement of the underlying asset.

In actuality, the delivery rate of the underlying goods specified in futures contracts is very low. Reason being, the benefits can be realised without having to hold the contract until expiry and delivering of good(s). There are instances where one would change from long to short in the same type of contract to offset his or her position as well.

Following is a brief scenario illustrating derivatives.
  • Take for instance Sam, the owner of Kampong Pig Farms. Sam is getting apprehensive about the volatility of the prices of his pigs in the market, given the various disease rumours surfacing out from the west. Sam then seeks to find a way to safeguard his personal interest against another blow of unfortunate news. He then found an investor, Anna, who is willing to enter into a future contract with him. Anna agrees to pay $40 per pig in due of the slaughtering in 8 months’ time, irrespective of the market price. If the price of each pig were to rise above $40 by that time, Anna will gain by the amount increased, and vice versa.

Futures vs. Options

Rather similar to that of options, the primary distinctive feature between options and futures is that options entails a right to the holder to buy or sell the underlying asset at expiration, whereas it is an obligation to fulfil the terms of his/her contract in the case of futures.


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G for Global Investment

Global investment entails a strategy management process that involves diversification of investors’ portfolio by venturing across the boundaries of international markets. By embarking in global investments, it purports that he or she is presented with a wide array of financial products or instruments to engage in. Consequently, it allows for investors not to be at the mercy of the volatility of a single market condition. Tapping into the vibrancy of external economies, it enables investors to be constantly on a lookout for lucrative opportunities to dive into, for instance taking advantage of emerging markets, and having to worry less of being confined within a sluggish market condition.

Having said this, good things do not come without a price. By diversifying one’s investment globally, one would then be susceptible to the volatility of the countries they ventures into, causing their risk exposure to be relatively higher. By venturing into overseas markets, it means investors will be subjected to risks such as exchange rate fluctuations, political and social events, foreign legal procedures and many more.

Following are examples of the different modes of global investments:

  • American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)
  • Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
  • International Funds
  • Foreign Securities
  • Eurobonds

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H for Home

Home is often regarded as a hideout to reside and rejuvenate from a day’s struggle with the harsh and stressful working world. Even with it being a sanctuary of reprieve; it soothes not only the soul but the pocket as well. Many a times in the process of sourcing for a new home, be it a place to start a new family or a fresh new environment to live in, it is a customary nature for one to look at its capital potential.

For many, home is their single and largest investment they might ever engage in, causing it to appear rather daunting. However on a positive note, through due diligence in research and doing homework, one will be able to foresee many circumstances or complications in relation to their purchase, allowing them to draft contingency plans beforehand. There are an abundance of resources via the internet or newspapers that provides information in relation to this matter. Two broad categories of factors that might actually help sum up the thinking process would be the financial aspects and the personal and emotional factors.

As for the financial aspect, it can be further branched out into various issues such as down payments, monthly mortgage payment, closing costs, home maintenance and etc. Given the multiple cooling measures handed out by the government, the process is not getting anywhere simpler…

Following are the few common examples of homes in Singapore:

  • Housing and Development Board (HDB) Properties
    • 1 – 5 room flat
    • Executive Flat
    • Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDC) flat
      ** Excluding those privatised
    • Studio Apartment
    • Flats under Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS)
  • Landed Properties
    • Bungalow/ Detached House
    • Semi- Detached House
    • Terrace House
  • Condominiums and Other Apartments
    • Condominium (except Executive Condominium)
    • Executive Condominium

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I for Investing

Investing is the action of purchasing something with the expectation of future profit, or more simply using money in the hope of making more money. In the business sense, investing could be buying a piece of durable equipment (e.g. a new oven for a bakery) that in the future will create more business success. In finance, the purchase of stocks, bonds, and property is an example of investing because these items may accrue value and may later be sold at a higher price to make a profit. (Quoted from investorwords.com)

So Why Invest in Stocks? Firstly, you invest in hope to earn a higher return on your savings and to offset inflation. Secondly, endeavor to reach your wealth goals faster and meet your retirement needs.

There are multiple ways to enter the stock market and one of them is to invest in listed companies and/or Exchange-Traded Funds listed on the stock exchange. Alternatively, you can subscribe for an IPO (Initial Public Offering) when companies get listed and their stocks are made available to the public for the first time.

There are two ways to earn returns when investing in the stock market – Capital Appreciation and Dividends. Capital appreciation is the increase in price of the company’s stock while dividends are distributions by a company to its shareholders from the company’s current or retained earnings. Dividends are income you earn just by owning the stocks.

You will need to learn how to manage risks as you invest. Some Basic Methods of Risk Management include:

  1. Diversification

    Diversification is a technique for reducing risk by investing in a variety of shares/assets. Investing in stocks that do not move up and down together will allow you to offset potential losses from one investment with gains from others.

  2. Regular Investing

    Investing equal dollar amounts regularly in a particular stock or portfolio helps you to minimize price fluctuations by lowering the total average cost of shares purchased over time.

  3. Investing Across Sectors

    One common way to diversify your portfolio of stocks is to invest into listed companies belonging to different sectors (eg. Telecommunications, real estate, healthcare etc) with different business cycles. Having stock in different sectors that do not move together allow you to spread risk and return and balance your portfolio.

For Investing to be Sustainable:

Do

  • Determine your investment goals: Do you seek for capital appreciation and/or dividend yield?
  • Always understand what you are investing in
  • Research the companies you want to invest in
  • Manage portfolio risk through diversification
  • Utilise SGX investor education resources like My Gateway (sgx.com/mygateway) or enroll to SGX Academy programmes (sgx.com/academy)

Don't

  • Chase the market even when others are doing so
  • Invest in a company or stock without doing your homework

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J for Journal

Journals are generally referred to as periodic documentations of events and businesses. On a personal level, a journal would be known as a diary.

In accounting and business aspect, journal plays a crucial role in record-keeping, allowing future reconciliations for review and record transfers in subsequent accounting processes.

For individual investors or professional managers, journaling plays an essential role in record keeping for trades that he or she are involved in or have transacted. These then transmit on for tax, assessment and auditing purposes at a later stage.

On a side note, the sole purpose of a journal may not be just for administrative practises. Having a personal investment journal is similar to performing personal book keeping. The former provides one with a constructive habit of keeping track of their personal transaction records and investment profile, allowing them to attain a broader outlook as well as a more profound insight and analysis of his or her investment approach. This in turn aide them in learning and doing adjustments accordingly, should they feel that there are areas in which they are able to improve on and prevent oversights to reoccur.

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K for Knowledge

As the saying goes, Knowledge is Power; it is likewise in the context for investments. Warren Buffet once said “I never invest in anything that I don’t understand”. Knowledge is essential in making sound investment decisions to attain relatively desired results. Knowledge refers to a modest understanding of the various facets of your investments and not only the superficial side of it, nor influences from the mainstream sentiments.

At SGX, we believe continuous education can empower individual investors with relevant knowledge and provide you with financial skills and confidence to better manage your investments.

My Gateway, your one-stop investor portal, offers great insights into Singapore’s stock market with regular market developments, sector news and research reports. Powerful tools such as Stock Screener, Chart Viewer and Heatmap allow you to review the stock’s historical performance and filter your selection based on key criteria to formulate your investment strategy.

You can also advance your investor education at SGX Academy. Taught by CFA accredited trainers, our robust curriculum ranges from ‘Basics of Investing’ seminars to professional programmes designed for individuals seeking to invest professionally.

Stay connected. Subscribe to sgx.com/mygateway or enroll to investor education programmes at sgx.com/academy.


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In addition to offering a fully integrated value chain from trading and clearing, to settlement and depository services, SGX is also Asia’s pioneering central clearing house. Headquartered in Asia’s most globalised city, and centred within the AAA strength and stability of Singapore’s island nation, SGX is a peerless Asian counterparty for the clearing of financial and commodity products.

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L for Land

Land in layman terms is understood by many as a solid surface on Earth that is not submerged in water bodies, and is available for supporting human activities such as agriculture, habitat and various natural resources.

In the finance sense, lands nonetheless denote a man-made property or real estate, not inclusive of buildings or equipment that does not occur naturally. Land ownership is subjected to the title which might award the holder with rights to the natural resources on the land, for instance water, plants, human and animal life, minerals and geophysical occurrences and so on. Unlike any other assets, land is not depreciable an asset under the IRS tax laws and capital gain or loss results from the sale of the land itself. Land ownership nonetheless does not entitle the holder to the rights to develop properties as a separate building permit would be required.

In densely populated city-state countries like Singapore that faces severe land scarcity, prices for land unsurprisingly come at very steep prices. Great leadership and foresight is required in the process of land planning and optimisation as it plays a crucial role in the development of a nation. The direction of land prices is commonly perceived to be an offshoot effect of a nation’s progress. This consequently allows for land investment to potentially be a highly lucrative investment instrument should one engages in it at the right time and place.

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