Historically a financial crash have destroyed national economy, companies and families. Most countries takes years or decades to recover and some do not. We have seen some of the largest companies in the world go into bankruptcy. Families have been affected and some even take their own lives. Yes, it is really a gloomy fact which non of us wants to go through. When should we prepare for a financial crash as an personal investor in stocks and shares? Answer: We must always be prepared for the worse!
It took me about 15 years before I actually turn my theory investment plans into practical works. For this article I want to help you take the next step and actually start your very first investment! -Read More
'Its our problem-free philosophy Hakuna Matata'.
In 1994 Disney (Lion King) introduce one of the best catch phrase which we use once in a while in our conversation to elaborate on the chill-pill alternative. If children and kids were allowed to invest on stocks and shares supported by their own research and justification, they will be more successful that any fund manager in the world. They basically posses the spirit of Hakuna Matata with no worries on the investment they commit to. -Read More
As of 24th July 2017; Apple is $150.27, Facebook is $164.43, Microsoft is $73.79 and Google $993.84 each shares. Owning each of these shares today could cost more than $1400. Tech stocks are the hottest stocks to own since 2012 and still climbing since President Trump took the hot seat. There is definitely no slowing down for these technology stocks. -Read More
Back in the 1988, my dad had to set an appointment to gather advice from his bank manager whom could access a fund manager to get an agreement organise to invest in his funds. Shares and index were not easily accessible in the country of residence. In those days these funds were about 10-15% charges. I told my dad to sack his bank manager fifteen years later. -Read More
The cost of oil may have surface above the break even point for oil operators to marginally profit compared to 18 months ago. Exploration, discoveries and projects may have almost halted for the past 24-30 months for all the major and small cap oil companies. Capital expenditure have been significantly reduce and focus on major cost reduction and company structure to a more leaner approach. It is clear that most of the currently operated assets are in its mature stages and moving onto the declining stages with very minimal shutdown for maintenance to meet their end of year expected performance output to keep shareholders and investors happy.
How long is a long term investment? 3, 5, 7, 10, 20, 30, 40 years? Every time I ask a friend the answer varies from 3 to 40 years. Then I would ask, how long do you want your marriage or relationship to last? All would reply Forever of course! If one person can keep an investment FOREVER, he or she will be rich and happy. Providing nothing tragic happens of course….. -Read More
Today 12th July 2017, Premier Oil shares (PMO), jumped 35% despite the volatile crude oil situation and investors temporarily forgotten about the high debt situation and low productivity on the current portfolio. Firstly this is great for believers whom have invested in PMO when crude oil was below $35 in late 2016. However I would like to educate new potential investor with real facts before diving into the decision of investing in this hard working underdog company. -Read More
In 1995, Hollywood released a movie called Hackers which created a cult following culture for rebellious techo geeks to get attention from hard working sensible adults. Hacking today can be very damaging to large corporation where years of hard earned reputation can be demolish in matter of days. When the British telecom company ‘TALKTALK’ got hacked, 157,000 customer data was stolen and the companies lost approximately £60m worth in customers, sales, compensation and damages. When ‘SONY’ playstation network got multipled-hacked scandal and almost 4 weeks of lost operations, the company lost up to $171m worth of damages. No one understands how much damage are expected for WPP during the June 2017 hacking scandals. -Read More