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Will Gold Keep Trending Up?

Gold is a precious metal. If demand increases and supply is limited, then prices will trend up. However, as a store of value, gold tends to perform poorly in an economic environment of high interest rates, strong economic growth and relatively low inflation.

Gold does not generate earnings or a regular stream of income which I’m always looking for. Traders like me only can speculate on short term price movements. This rarely works in favour of serious investors seeking to achieve key financial objectives.

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For me, gold is considered as a safe haven financial vehicle. But it does not mean investing in gold is risk free. Gold prices ended last month at a 6-month low, pressure by the stronger US dollar. As I said before, gold and the US dollar always have an inverse relationship. This time it’s proven again. Besides that, gold may not entirely liquid as you may need to wait for the most appropriate time before you can exit with a profit.

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June 13th, 2012 | Leave a Comment | 4,007 views

Why You Should Invest in Indonesia?

The market outlook is bright for the most nations in Southeast Asia. Indonesia is one of the biggest economies with the population of about 240 million people. The World Bank has forecasted the country will grow at 6.2% this year. Indonesia is a county that can be very crucial in the global economy. By the end of the decade, its position can be raised to the 10th largest economy and by 2030; it could be the top 5.

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According to Fitch Ratings, Indonesia’s investment grade rating has been upgraded from BB- to BBB+.

During the global recession of 2008/2009, Indonesia economy grew at 6.2% in 2008 and 4.5% in 2009. Real GDP has been growing at 5% to 6% annually since 2002. Therefore, we can see that the Indonesia market grow at steady rate even in economic crisis.

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March 11th, 2012 | Leave a Comment | 3,765 views

My Investment Challenge Experience

OSK Investment Challenge provided me the opportunity to invest in stock market with a virtual capital of RM100,000. During the investment period, I have learned how to invest, polish my trading skills and reap the returns within short period of time. Indeed, I have truly enjoyed this investment challenge which has contributed to my investment success.

Certificate of Participation

OSKIC certification

The Investment Challenge started from 4th – 28th October, which is about 18 trading days. Most importantly, I can make use of it to test my stock trading mechanism, tactics to analyze a stock potential, market forecast techniques and financial management skills. As a result, I have proven some positive return for almost 90% of the stock that purchased by just applying defensive trading technique.

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November 15th, 2011 | 1 Comment | 6,926 views

Recession an Opportunity for Investors

In 2008, the markets haunted by the sub prime crisis and skyrocketing fuel prices as well as high food prices. Today in 2011, we are now faced with a problem that seems to be inevitable. We are faced with an imminent problem which is credit crisis.

The Central Bank of America or Federal Reserve tries to stimulate the economy that was believed by many to be headed for disaster. But, most of the time the result was a short term boost in the stock market that lasted only a few weeks. Now, much economist fears that we are headed for a economic slowdown.

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Although recession can create many problems for our economy, it still can allow investors to make some money. Before making any investment during a recession, you have to know how the market behaves first. In general, the following things are usually observed:

i. The stock market is the first to be affected. During a recession, household income decreases, this will cause household spending to be reduced. When people spend less money to buy products, companies will suffer, and as a whole they will make less money and lower earnings. Lower company earnings will in turn reduce its stock price.

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    October 26th, 2011 | Leave a Comment | 3,806 views

    My Investment Tips: Investing in IPOs

    Initial Public Offering (IPOs) used to be popular, mostly it allows investors to invest in a company at a discounted rate. It also means the opportunity cost of investing money in a company that has not been listed on the stock market.

    For the year to Aug 29, there’re about 26 IPOs came onstream, compared with 21 last year. Based on statistics, the value of new IPOs has been lower so far compared to last year.

    IPOs Listed on Bursa Malaysia in 2011

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    October 17th, 2011 | Leave a Comment | 3,742 views