Investor as a boss

Was chitchatting with an investor when he started talking about his boss: “You know management lar, these are the numbers, by hook or by crook you have to deliver it. I don’t care what you do as long as you get the result.” “I can talk to my guys and get their feedback but management … Continue reading Investor as a boss

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What’s is a perpetual callable bond and is it worth it?

One of the fascinating aspects of (financial) bond is that there are many flavors of it. A bond is an I.O.U., you lend me money, I will pay you interest and at the end the loan is repaid. So why are there so many flavors of it? I remember reading an opinion somewhere that the … Continue reading What’s is a perpetual callable bond and is it worth it?

Why investors keep making the same mistakes over and over again

Complacency and overconfidence are the two great enemies of proper investing. There’s a story that a trainer in Penang asked a room full of investors whether all of them lost money in Money games. ‘Yes!’, all of them answered. ‘Would you want to put your money in it again?’, the trainer asked. ‘Yes!’, came the … Continue reading Why investors keep making the same mistakes over and over again

Is thinking about giving bad for our own financial freedom?

“I want to setup an education trust for my grandchildren. Sorry I’m like this, always thinking about other people, keep on giving, bad for my own financial freedom” “Don’t worry Mrs Tan, we’ve worked out your finances, how much you can give and when you can give. It’s good that you thought about giving when … Continue reading Is thinking about giving bad for our own financial freedom?