Choosing winners is hard. So I came up with a stock picking checklist based on my past mistakes to see if I can improve my stock picking skills. My strategy involves picking two categories of stocks: “Compounders” and “Deep value”. “Compounders” are stocks which can increase their earnings over the long term. Holding such stocks … Continue reading Stock picking criteria
This year is finally coming to an end but I'm grateful that most of my portfolio stocks are winners. iFAST basically rescued my overall portfolio with the stock being a 3 bagger since I picked it. Small and fast growing platforms can be amazing multi-baggers! I'm hoping that the other platforms in my portfolio such … Continue reading 2020 year in review, most popular posts and 2021 wishlist
Datadog is one of the larger positions in my portfolio and I was happy to add more when the share price fell despite revenue growing 61% y/y in the recent quarter. What does Datadog do? It is 3am and your phone starts ringing. You are the CTO of one of the world’s largest banks and … Continue reading Datadog: Top dog in IT observation
I recently bought shares in Fiverr, a marketplace which connects companies with freelancers because I'm increasingly drawn to small but fast growing platforms. Platforms such as Fiverr benefit from wide moats because of their network effects and are highly scalable businesses because most of their costs are fixed costs. Here’s a description of Fiverr from … Continue reading Fiverr: A 5 bagger in 10 years?
iFAST, a large Singapore-based investment platform is one of my earliest and largest positions since 2017 so I have been grateful for the recent ~100% jump in the share price. Here are 3 reasons why I haven't sold any of my shares. iFAST operates a large non-bank investment platform in Singapore but the company is … Continue reading 3 reasons why I’m still holding my iFAST shares
Singapore O&G (SOG) reported a decent set of 1H 2020 results despite the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore. Revenue fell 4% to SGD17.8 million while net profit fell 21% to SGD3.7 million Here's the good and the bad about Singapore O&G results. Good Let's start with the good. Singapore O&G reinstated their dividend (0.5 cents). The … Continue reading Singapore O&G 1H 2020 results: The good and the bad
MasterCard and Visa reported weak second quarter 2020 results with revenue and net profit falling year on year. MasterCard 2Q 2020 revenue fell 19% while net profit fell 31%. It was a similar trend for Visa with revenue falling 17% and net profit falling 23% year on year. The good news is that things are … Continue reading MasterCard/Visa: Down but not out
iFAST share price is up 26% in the last month which has led to many questions about the company. Here are 3 common misconceptions: Myth 1: iFAST will grow 80% every year iFAST reported great set of results for the second quarter of 2020 which warmed the cockles of my heart. Net revenue grew 21% … Continue reading iFAST: 3 myths about 2Q 2020 results
iFAST has a 1 in 7 chance to become a digital bank. Here's why. iFAST is one of the nine bidders who made the shortlist for the Singapore wholesale digital banking license and only three licenses will be awarded by end-2020. iFAST is up against bidders which are partly owned by the Singapore government and the … Continue reading iFAST: Don’t bank on it!
TripAdvisor Q1 results are out and they are ugly as expected. Q2 will be even worse but TripAdvisor should be able to ride out this downturn. TripAdvisor has cut expenses dramatically including 22% of its workforce while suspending CEO salary for the rest of 2020. In a worst case scenario where sales drops to zero, … Continue reading TripAdvisor: Don’t check out yet!