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Futures Investor Takes Eyes Off the Ball and Pays the Price

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My Worst Investment Ever: I had a short-term market speculative position on the Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX) using a SET50 Futures contract. One day, the market slid around 10% because of political unrest, and I was on the losing side of the equation.    

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Ask Ajarn Andrew #47

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Today’s questions in Ask Ajarn Andrew: What is a yield curve?

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Ask Ajarn Andrew #46

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Today’s questions in Ask Ajarn Andrew: What is yield to maturity (YTM)?

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We Aren’t All Skinny nor Financially Independent

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The news was shocking. It turns out her mother had only US$35,000 in her retirement account. An impossible amount to retire on. I learned that knowledge is not enough. Think of all the books about losing weight. The knowledge is there. So are we all skinny?

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Ask Ajarn Andrew #45

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Today’s questions in Ask Ajarn Andrew: What is coupon rate?

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Thai Politics and the Stock Market | Money Talk@SET

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Money Talk@SET: Panel discussion with Dr. Paiboon, Ajarn Sanae, and Dr. Niwes at the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Discussing Thai politics and the stock market.

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Ask Ajarn Andrew #44

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Today’s questions in Ask Ajarn Andrew: How do you start investing in bonds? Where do you buy bonds?

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Ask Ajarn Andrew #43

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Today’s questions in Ask Ajarn Andrew: What are some reasons to invest in bonds?

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Ask Ajarn Andrew #42

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Today’s questions in Ask Ajarn Andrew: What is a bond?

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Two Types of Risk, but Only One Really Matters

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The risk that really matters when investing is the risk of not having enough wealth to meet your future goal, so-called shortfall risk. We must accept some level of volatility but too much volatility can be so painful it leads to bad decisions.

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