When I tell people I’m an investor… (The concept of Margin of Safety)

Sometimes, I don’t know if it is a good thing to tell people that I am invested in the stock market. It is a dilemma because I don’t quite like all the responses that I am getting from the other party.

Friend A: “Wow really ah?! How much you earn already? Can buy car?”

Friend B: “My auntie’s uncle’s son is insurance agent then he/she also do this one. Very rich now already!”

Friend C: “Thanks for telling me! Can tell me what stocks to buy or not?” Continue reading “When I tell people I’m an investor… (The concept of Margin of Safety)”

Best $35 spent in my entire life – The Intelligent Investor

I am so excited to blog about this!!!

Earlier this month, I have finally managed to finish reading “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham. This has been my third book on investing that I’ve read so far within a span of 3 to 4 months and I can’t imagine how lucky I am to have read this before going head on with my investment career. It is very unlike me to buy something from a retail bookstore due to my spending habits but I wanted to get my hands on the book as soon as possible, so I walked in to Kinokuniya and got a copy.

And yes, I used my credit card to pay for it. :p

It was worth Every. Single. Cent. Continue reading “Best $35 spent in my entire life – The Intelligent Investor”

A value stock – Keong Hong Holdings Ltd

If you’re a regular reader of Miss Niao, then you probably know that I know nuts about buying stocks. Wait a minute… On second thought, “nuts” could be an overrated word to use. I contemplated for some time on publishing this blog entry because it is my first time performing an analysis of a stock, and I don’t wanna screw up by saying something silly. :/

Now that I’ve finally decided to do it, my only hope is that I would be able to gain more insight through any comments on this article. Continue reading “A value stock – Keong Hong Holdings Ltd”

The value of the $300 blazer

Earlier this year, BF told me that he wanted to get a new blazer (his one and only, in fact) for himself. Since we were going to Bangkok for a short holiday, I suggested to him to get a tailored one there. In Singapore, if I did my research correctly, the price of a blazer can cost up to $1,200 at a decent tailor! That was way over his budget. I didn’t know what was the exact price to expect either if we were to buy the blazer at a tailor in Bangkok. In my mind, it would probably be cheaper than buying locally.

On the first day of our trip, we headed to a tailor near Asok area. It was a very nice and quiet place despite being in a busy centralized area. Continue reading “The value of the $300 blazer”