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Ask Ajarn Andrew #2

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Today’s questions in Ask Ajarn Andrew: What is diversification and how to apply it? What is market timing? What is dollar cost averaging? Which is the better method of the two? When is the best time to buy and sell a stock?

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False Hope, Poor Due Diligence Blinds Oil Industry Investor

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My Worst Investment Ever: Overall, the investment in Cruise resulted in a return for me of around 125% for a 10-month investment and I was brimming with confidence of course at the prospect of such returns continuing.

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The Investment Zeitgeist

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In our Top 5 this week, we look at why we study market history, examine the investment zeitgeist, and discuss the problem with dollar cost averaging. All this and more…

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Ask Ajarn Andrew #1

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Today’s questions in Ask Ajarn Andrew: When is the best time to start investing? For a beginner, what percentage of savings should be invested? For a non-professional investor, what percentage of return should be expected or targeted? How long does it take to fully understand one stock?

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Andrew Stotz on Bloomberg: Thai Banks Look Pretty Interesting

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Andrew appeared on Bloomberg Markets today discussing the upcoming election in Thailand, the current state of the Thai economy and his thoughts on the Thai equity market.

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8 Value Investing Icons

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Value investing is the idea that you can achieve superior investment performance through buying stocks at prices that appear to be below the “intrinsic value” of the business. The investor tries to estimate the intrinsic value of a business through a variety of means such as price-to-book, price-to-earnings, tangible assets value, dividend discount value, or free cash flow value.

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Start-Up Entrepreneur Runs out of Investment ‘Juice’

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My Worst Investment Ever: My partner and I founded a business producing and delivering raw juices for detoxification. We had felt that this product would be a winner because a lot of people were signing up quickly once we had explained the many health benefits of raw-juice programs.

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Ignore ‘Truthiness’ from Market Pundits

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In our Top 5 this week, we look at asset classes over the last decade, discuss the problem with listening to stock market pundits, and uncover the investing virtues of relaxing. All this and more…

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10 Stocks with the Highest and Lowest Implied Growth in Thailand

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Chart of the Day: Using DDM to find the implied growth rate for 131 companies in Thailand. True Corporation has the highest implied growth rate and Thaicom has the lowest.

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Hong Kong Has the Lowest Implied Growth Rate in Asia

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Chart of the Day: Using DDM to find the implied growth rate for 2,000 companies in Asia. Hong Kong has the lowest implied growth rate, followed by Singapore. Indonesia has the highest implied growth rate, followed by China.

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