INVEST Fair 2019: Invest with Knowledge

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Author: Marubozu

About INVEST Fair 2019

Into its 13th year, INVEST Fair continues to be the largest investment event in Singapore that features world-class speakers, industry experts and investors in the region.

In line with our theme of INVEST with Knowledge, we have curated a series of activities on ground that aim to introduce you to new financial products, instruments and insights to both local and regional markets.

This year, we have invited 3 speakers renowned in their own area of expertise to share the latest trends and insights of 1H2019 as well as their views for the second half of this year.


Below is a short introduction of them:

Hu Li Yang

Hailed as the “Godfather of Asia stock market”, investment guru Hu Li Yang is a familiar face at INVEST Fair. Being a highly sought-after speaker with his unique insights and bold predictions, Mr. Hu has a group of faithful followers. He is also the author of multiple Mandarin titles. Catch him in action on 18 August, Sunday at Seminar Room 4 from 4.45pm – 5.45pm.


Jeff Fischer

Jeff is the portfolio manager of The Motley Fool Pro hedge fund and Chief Investment Officer at 1623 Capital the home of the fund. He joined The Motley Fool in 1996 as co-manager of the original long/short Fool Portfolio on with the company co-founders David and Tom Gardner and went on the found and manage the long/short Motley Fool Pro, a real-money subscription newsletter service.
Catch him in action during his keynote – 2019 Technology Industry Trends – Beyond FAANG on 17 August, Saturday at Seminar Room 3 from 10.30am – 11.15am and Fireside Chat on the same day, same room from 4.45pm – 5.30pm.


Stuart McPhee

Stuart is an Australian private trader for 20 years. He is also an author, trading coach, licensed adviser and a regular speaker at major trading events internationally. He travels regularly and presents at major trading events; seminars and he also conduct staff training and personal trading coaching. He is also the author of a best-selling trading book, ‘Trading in a Nutshell’.

Catch him in action during his keynote – Developing a Trading Strategy with Consistency on 17 August, Saturday at Seminar Room 4 from 1.30pm – 2.15pm and Fireside Chat on the same day at Seminar Room 3 from 4.45pm – 5.30pm.



Key highlight of this year’s INVEST Fair includes:

Stock Engage

Engage with our Product Specialist on a bihourly basis at ShareInvestor’s booth as he shares insights to the hottest stocks to look out for based on the various investing strategies. For new signups/renewal on ground, attendees will be entitled to both a chance at the claw machine and bihourly lucky draw to win attractive prizes.

The Trading Zone

Ever wonder what it would be like when industry pros get together? Step into the Trading Zone and find out. Partnering with CME Group, TD Ameritrade will bring you insights on various trading strategies and a look at trade tariffs, Fed watch – your guide to 2019 market action.

INVEST with Confidence

Meet local investment bloggers to learn and explore how to invest with confidence and bring your portfolio to greater heights.

SGX Pavilion

Broaden your investment horizon and uncover opportunities amongst the wide array of asset classes and products with Singapore Exchange.

Fireside Chat

A brand new and intimate segment with 2 of our keynote speakers – Jeff Fisher and Stuart McPhee where we explore the two major school of thoughts when it comes to approaching the market and how they affect the strategies investors adopt.

Event details
Date : 17th (Saturday) and 18th (Sunday) August 2019
Time : 10am – 7pm (Saturday)
11am – 7pm (Sunday)
Venue : Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre Hall 401 – 402
Admission : FREE
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Singapore REIT Bubble Charts July 2019

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Author: Marubozu

Bubble charts derived from July 1, 2019 Singapore REITs Fundamental Comparison Table. No significant changes compared to last Bubble Charts.

(1) Big cap REIT remains expensive and value picks remains at small and medium cap REIT. Some small cap REITs start to move. Note: Distribution yield is lagging.

(2) There are no significant changes in gearing ratio.

These Bubble Charts are used to show the “relative” position compare to other Singapore REITs.

Two visual bubble charts to pick and avoid:

  1. Undervalue Singapore REITs with High Distribution Yield** (Value Pick)
  2. Overvalue Singapore REITs with High Gearing Ratio (Risk Avoidance)

** Distribution Yield are lagging.

Compared to previous Singapore REIT Bubble Charts here.


Disclaimer: The analysis is for Author own use and NOT to be used as Buy / Sell recommendation. Get a proper training on “How to use this Singapore REIT Bubble Charts?” here.


2H 2019 REIT Market Outlook is planned on Aug 3, 2019 (Saturday), you can register here: Singapore REIT 2019 2nd Market Outlook

Very limited seats left!





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How to Avoid Falling Into A Deep Debt Hole

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Debt is a fact of life. From student loans to mortgages, it seems like every milestone of adulthood requires some form of debt. It’s no wonder that a majority of adults are buried in it, causing major anxiety for people. They dread the day their bills would come, fearful of the words “default” and “late fees”.


In today’s world of mounting debts, how can you avoid sinking into this deep dark hole? Here are few important things to remember to keep you off the path of debt.

Live within your means. It’s simple but smart. If you don’t want to be in debt, learn to live within your means. Only spend the money you have and can afford to part with. If you see something you want but cannot purchase yet because you lack the cash, assess if you really need to have it now or if you can wait until a little later to buy it.

Be frugal. Ask yourself: do you really need that overpriced latte? Or that new expensive phone? Do you have to eat out–for the third night this week? Always think twice before swiping that card or digging for cash. Make your own cup of coffee, prepare your own meals instead of ordering or eating at a restaurant, and do your research and opt for less expensive alternatives offering the same quality when purchasing something.

You don’t need all those credit cards. Stick to just one or two. And make sure that when you are choosing your credit card, you pick one that has low interest rates and great perks.

But what about when you already have debt?

Pay at least the minimum, but if at all possible, pay more than that. Credit card debts, especially unpaid ones, are very quick to get larger because of high interest rates and late fees. Make it a point to pay at least the minimum. If you can afford to pay more, then do so. This will go towards you slowly chipping away at your credit card debt and not just staving off defaulting on it.

Have a monthly budget. It is very important to operate on a budget. It will help you avoid overspending and even help you start on your savings. Having a budget will also force you to keep track of your expenses and your bills.


Try debt consolidation. This means consolidating all your debts from different institutions into one large debt that you can pay off. It would also mean that you can enjoy a smaller interest rate. But do make sure pay this off, too, which brings us to our next tip.

Pay your debts. If you owe something, pay it off. If you avoid paying debts, your bank will slap you with late fees that could compound your debt into something that would someday seem insurmountable. Not paying your debt will also bring your credit score down. Having a bad credit record can sometimes affect employment prospects as well as affect the approval of any future loans like mortgages.

When it comes to debt, having as little of it as possible is always a good thing. Never bite off more than you can chew and always pay back what you owe.