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Should You Avoid High P/E? - 30 Nov 2016

It has often been advocated to avoid any stocks with a high P/E. The common argument is that you would be overpaying for hype stocks. However, overpaying or not depends on how the high P/E stocks behaves in future. For example, if high P/E stocks actually do grow at a rate that is significantly higher than low P/E stocks, then it is arguably justifiable to buy stocks with a high P/E. One real-life ...


Are You Using The New Stock Screener? Why or Why Not? - 22 Nov 2016 (Updated: 22 Nov 2016)

Since the introduction of the new stock screener, I have received numerous requests to add more metrics and/or to add more ways to build the constraints so that different strategies can be easily implemented using the new screener. Hence the number of metrics have grown, from the initial 30 to the current 60+ different metrics covering both technicals and fundamentals. The number of ways to build the ...


Share Screeners Effortlessly - 12 Nov 2016 (Updated: 12 Nov 2016)

Recently, I introduced the new Stock Screener. It was well-received with many requests to add metrics and capabilities to it. This week, I spent some time to add the ability to share your Screener easily. There are a few things I hope to achieve with this sharing feature. 1) Easy Translation - To demonstrate how to easy it is to translate a strategy in your mind into a concrete screener. I have translated ...


Introducing The New Stock Screener - 6 Nov 2016

Previously, I mostly viewed "What stocks to buy" as a ranking problem. What this means is that I would rank all the stocks available based on some criteria and pick the top few to purchase. Hence, tools that I built tend to generate a score and ranked accordingly. Examples are iAssist, Dividend Strength and Scorer (Scorer was previously known as Screener). However, after taking the eVIMC course and ...


5 Things You Can Do To Create A More Vibrant SGXCafe - 24 Oct 2016 (Updated: 24 Oct 2016)

By now, you have probably noticed that SGXcafe recently started a "Cafe". It is a place where people can ask questions or discuss anything related to investment. It also includes blog posts aggregated from blogs mainly from Singapore that are sharing financial/investment knowledge and information. Special thanks goes to Derek from TheFinance.sg for helping me to get permission from each blogger to ...




Win Free Tickets to BigFatPurse Investor Conference 2016 - 18 Oct 2016

Each year, BigFatPurse organises a gathering for investors to check on their current year's performance and to get new investing ideas for the upcoming year. It used to be opened only to their members. As more people heard about their gathering, they received more requests to open it up to the public. And this year, they have finally opened it. With a star-studded speaker line up made up of fund managers ...


A Course All Investors Should Attend - 5 Oct 2016 (Updated: 5 Oct 2016)

I have always wanted to attend the Value Investing Mastery Course (or VIMC) by BigFatPurse as I have heard many good things about it. However, as I am working and living in Tokyo, there was no opportunity for me to attend. Luckily for me, they recently released eVIMC, which is the e-learning equivalent of the popular VIMC. Personally, I have always preferred e-learning over physical lectures as it ...


My BeatTheMarket Strategy - 29 Sep 2016

BeatTheMarket is a mini-game that I built in SGXcafe. The idea is simple: you will be given facts of an anonymous stock on a historical date. Based on the information, you will choose whether to invest or ignore that stock. Once you've decided, SGXcafe will immediately tell you on the next screen if that stock beat the index one year later. If you have not tried it, I encourage you to try it now :) ...


SGXcafe's Own Forum! - 26 Sep 2016

Several users have independently suggested that SGXcafe should have its own forum. Hence, I spent the last week building it and I am excited to share that the forum is live and ready for use! For a forum to be successful, it requires the active participation of the community. Currently, SGXcafe has several tens of thousand visitors every month, of which several thousands are heavy users of SGXcafe. ...


Share Your Portfolio Selectively - 16 Sep 2016

Our portfolios are very personal and sensitive information. While many users have generously shared them publicly, many more are not comfortable with opening up their portfolio and share with just anyone who visits sgxcafe.com. This is totally understandable. Even I only share my portfolio partially (portfolio is displayed without exact values). Hence, I have recently added a followers/following mechanism ...




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