Fiverr vs Upwork: 3 takeaways from my 1st gig purchase

After receiving my first Fiverr deliverable, I'm convinced that Fiverr has a strong moat and a long growth runway. I was having WordPress problems for my website and decided to try Fiverr and Upwork. Three things stood out: First, Fiverr is way ahead of Upwork in terms of buyer experience and ease of use. Fiverr … Continue reading Fiverr vs Upwork: 3 takeaways from my 1st gig purchase

iFAST: Why iFAST can afford free SGX trades

Why is iFAST cutting their SGX stockbroking fee to SGD8.80 fee for even a SGD1 million trade?  First, stockbroking is not the main business model of iFAST. Stockbroking transaction fees only made up 12.8% of their 2020 net revenue. iFAST is a diversified wealth management platform offering unit trusts, bonds and insurance products and they … Continue reading iFAST: Why iFAST can afford free SGX trades

HRNet: Almost antifragile

“Antifragile” as defined by Nassim Taleb refers to something which gets stronger during disorder. I think HRNet almost fits this description so I bought more HRNet shares after the company reported surprisingly resilient 2020 results. Healthy flexible staffing business resulted in revenue growing 2% and recurring net profit falling 4% during 2020 while operating cash … Continue reading HRNet: Almost antifragile

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Stock picking criteria

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

2020 year in review, most popular posts and 2021 wishlist

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

Fiverr: A 5 bagger in 10 years?

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?

3 reasons why I’m still holding my iFAST shares

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