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Risk Management for the professional trader wannabe

Risk management focuses on the steps necessary to minimize losses, while money management focuses on the steps necessary to maximize profits. The former is achieved by conducting a risk assessment of anything and everything which could affect your P&L and result in loss. Its broad focus is on what you can do before you enter a trade. If you want to […]

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How long would it take before you can make a stable income from trading?

How long is a piece of string? The best answer anyone can come up with is somewhere between 6 months and never – which isn’t very helpful! Therefore, what this FAQ will aim to do is to outline practical steps that you can take that will help you to get from wherever you are now […]

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Applying For Initial Public Offering(IPO) Shares

Applying For Initial Public Offering(IPO) Shares I am assuming that you who is reading this article is a retail investor and have no Private Bankers or Brokers who will do the work for you. If you do have a banker or broker serving you, you can tell them that you wish to apply for the […]

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A brief history of CFD( contract for difference)

A Brief History of Contract for Difference (CFD) By Bryan Rollins If you want to enter the world of trading contracts for difference or CFDs, then one of the basic things that you need to learn is its history. This is because by understanding this, you will be able to appreciate how it has been […]

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Basic Stock Trading Terminology

Blue Chip– blue chip is derived from the highest value in poker chips(white-$1, red-$5,blue-$10). Thus a blue chip stock refers to the best value corporations which are known for reliability and established. S-shares refer to china corporations which have listed their company in singapore stock exchanges. Similarly, their Hongkong exchange counter parts are known as H-Shares and […]

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How to apply for internet access to CDP account

How to apply for internet access to CDP account To apply for service3 simple steps to apply for CDP Internet Service:Step 1: Complete the application formStep 2: Mail the duly signed form toThe Central Depository (Pte) Limited 4 Shenton Way #02-01, SGX Centre 2 Singapore 068807Step 3: CDP will send the Internet PIN to your […]

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Selling odd lots of shares in Singapore stock market

Normally, Singapore stocks are traded in even lots – e.g. 1000 shares, 2000 shares, and so on. If you end up with odd lots, e.g. 100 shares, 300 shares, and so on, then you need a way to sell them off. You might have gotten odd lots through a bonus issue or some other mechanism, […]

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What is Fundamental Analysis?

” The crux of Fun­da­men­tal Analy­sis lies in its attempt to deter­mine the eco­nomic value of a secu­rity (a generic term for stocks and shares)…” Fun­da­men­tal Analy­sis cov­ers the area of research that stud­ies eco­nom­ics, indus­try and com­pany infor­ma­tion for the pur­pose of mak­ing an informed judge­ment on a stock’s value and its growth poten­tial. […]

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Stock Abbreviations

Below are some key abbreviations one will encounter when trading or investing in the Singapore Stock Exchange.   Remarks Abbreviations Susp  Suspended  PL  Pending Listing  WI  When Issue  BI  BuyIn Only  DL  Delisted  CB  Cum Bonus  XB  Ex Bonus  CD  Cum Dividend XD  Ex Dividend  CI  Cum Interest  XI  Ex Interest  CR  Cum Rights  XR  […]

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What are real estate investment trust( REIT)?

A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a security that is traded like a stock on the stock exchange. A REIT invests in real estate assets (e.g. shopping malls, office buildings, apartments, etc) directly, through the capital that it raises from shareholders. REITs distribute a large chunk (typically over 90% of the rental income generated) […]

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More brokerages offering stock trading apps for mobile devices

More brokerages offering stock trading apps for mobile devices Brokerages here are betting on mobile trading to become the next big thing – a decade after internet trading revolutionised the stock broking industry. Internet trading currently accounts for more than half of trading volumes at brokerages like PhillipCapital. In anticipation of mobile trading taking off, […]

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Singapore Exchange to offer trading in more metals contracts

Singapore Exchange to offer trading in more metals contracts Singapore Exchange SGXl.SI said on Thursday it is planning to add another three contracts to the set of metal products it offers in partnership with the London Metal Exchange (LME). The bourse has already been offering mini-contracts in copper, aluminium and zinc futures in conjunction with […]

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