Be Boring - How the best investments are the most boring ones. “Investing should be dull. It shouldn't be exciting. Investing should be more like watching paint dry or grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas” - Paul Samuelson Investing can definitely be exciting. Seeing those numbers tick upwards … Continue reading It Does Pay to Be Boring
Long term investing is not easy. Investors are often excited about the magic of long-term holdings and the ease of multiplying their returns. However, why is it not easy to achieve with such a proven investment strategy?
2020 is the year of COVID-19, a year of uncertainty, and changes happening at a fast pace. It offers several interesting lessons for me. Portfolio Performance My portfolio returned 55.96%. With a bit of luck, I managed to turn it around after that disastrous first half of 2020. At one point I was down 25%. … Continue reading 2020 Review, Lessons Learnt, What I’m looking out for in 2021
On a SOTP basis, Boustead is undervalued with fair value at $1.45 per share, an upside of 85% from current levels. Investors who own the stock in the long run should do quite well.
Banks are a cash cow and will remain a cash cow in the next 5 years. I feel that the banks will continue to give strong dividends even in this crisis and the years to come. However, I question the ability of the banks to grow in Singapore and the future of it.
Avarga Ltd (SGX:U09) is set to benefit from the huge spike in lumber price. Avarga Ltd is an investment holding company and its crown jewel is Taiga Building Products Ltd, a wholesale distributor of building materials in North America. Increase in homebuilding and renovation demand, combined with production cuts due to Covid-19, has caused lumber … Continue reading Avarga Ltd (SGX:U09) – To Benefit From Crazy Lumber Prices
HRnetGroup (SGX:CHZ) has 27 years of proven track record to show that they will emerge stronger from this economic downturn.
BRC Asia Limited (SGX:BEC) is one of the companies that were badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. With the construction industy picking up, we must be realistic with their short term prospects while we look at its potential looking beyond FY2020.
Aercap (NYSE:AER) reported 2Q2020 earnings this week and results have shown that they are the surprise winner in the airline industry selloff.
I have written on this topic sometime last year. https://koonigcapital.com/2019/06/19/the-importance-of-assessing-management-quality/ Last week, we received news about a corruption case involving a former LTA staff and directors from several construction firms. https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/companies-markets/former-lta-deputy-group-director-charged-with-corruption I was surprised at this news especially with the people involved. Mr Henry Foo was once touted as one of the more promising LTA … Continue reading It’s Hard to Measure Management Quality (Revisited)