Learning that drives better investment decisions

Supplying Rubber Accelerators to the World’s Top Tire Makers

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China Sunsine Chemical Holdings Limited is the top manufacturer of rubber accelerators and other chemicals used in rubber production. Profitable Growth has improved since 2013 and has maintained its excellent ranking at #1 in the past 12 months.

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Indonesian SOE Ramping up Gold and Nickel Production

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PT Aneka Tambang Tbk is an Indonesian SOE engaged in mining, refining, and processing of metals including nickel ore, gold, silver, and bauxite. It is the largest nickel producer by capacity in the country, although precious metals account for nearly 2/3 of the group’s revenue.

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VMC: Equity Analysis: Art or Science?

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As a financial analyst, your job is to enable someone to share your vision of the future. To give them a glimpse into a world that does not yet exist. This is a difficult task, and it takes your entire career to learn to do this effectively.

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Philippines Appears Expensive and Relatively Unattractive

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Overall, the Philippines appears relatively unattractive in Asia. But the Consumer Discretionary sector went up by 312% and Info Tech went up by 118% in the past 90 days. What happened?

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Risky Business? Or Risk Averse?

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In our Top 5 this week, we analyze index turnover, reveal why financial trends persist, and remind ourselves of the positive aspects of risk aversion. All this and more…

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Moderate Attractiveness Driven by Low Risk in Malaysia

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Malaysia has relatively fast GDP growth, driven mainly by private consumption and private investments. Malaysia is not cheap on PE or PB. Fundamentals aren’t impressive, slightly below Asia ex Japan, but decent dividend yield.

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Singapore Is Relatively Cheap, but Only Moderately Attractive

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Singapore has moderate GDP growth, driven by the private sector. Singapore’s 2018CE* 13.9x PE is in line with Asia ex Japan and below ASEAN. EPS growth is in line with Asia ex Japan for 2018CE* but above ASEAN.

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Indonesia Has the Highest Profitability in Asia

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Indonesia has good GDP growth, driven mainly by private consumption and secondly investments. Indonesia has the highest ROE in Asia. This is also reflected in the valuation, Indonesia’s 2018CE* 2.9x PB is the highest in Asia ex Japan.

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VMC: If I Pass the CFA Exam Will I Get Higher Pay?

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The CFA exams are favored as one of the top financial services qualifications to achieve—across the world. A common misconception is held though that simply passing the exams will help you get higher pay.

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As Good as Gold

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In our Top 5 this week, we see if there’s money in gold assets, debate the ironies of luck and risk, and build our attention muscle up against cognitive biases. All this and more…

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