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    Default Re: Interested in the shares market. Where to start?

    When even CSers are starting to jump on the bandwagon, you know it's about time to cash out and head for the hills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem777 View Post
    Haha that's what happened to me. I planned to short AAPL once it hits 145, but I got greedy and decided to go for 160. Sub prime happened, prices went down, sold all off at 127.
    What you described doesn't sound like a short. If it were, you should be happy you covered your short at 127.
    Last edited by Terence; 9th October 2007 at 03:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem777 View Post
    Haha that's what happened to me. I planned to short AAPL once it hits 145, but I got greedy and decided to go for 160. Sub prime happened, prices went down, sold all off at 127.
    heh. it happens.... but most stocks bounced up after the sub prime.
    However, those who bought during that period would have earned alot!

    Anyway, the subprime did many of us a favour by showing us the "true" value of the many stocks... i find some stocks seriously over priced...

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    I suggest you read up more before you jump in, you can easily lose big bucks if you don't know what you're doing. Don't be in a rush and start to buy only when you feel you're ready with the necessary info.

    For a start, you might want to check out http://forums.sgfunds.com/. Its a singapore based investment forum.

    You can also consider buying into unit trusts and index funds if you are not totally confident of buying into individual stocks yet. It lowers your risk significantly as you're buying into a basket of stocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantasia View Post
    You can also consider buying into unit trusts and index funds if you are not totally confident of buying into individual stocks yet. It lowers your risk significantly as you're buying into a basket of stocks.
    But always read the fine print - a lot of trusts and funds have unreasonably high management and ancillary fees that are charged up-front.

    And there is absolutely no excuse for not doing your own homework.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim View Post
    heh. it happens.... but most stocks bounced up after the sub prime.
    However, those who bought during that period would have earned alot!

    Anyway, the subprime did many of us a favour by showing us the "true" value of the many stocks... i find some stocks seriously over priced...
    Haha, the day the rate cut was announced, inflation management was thrown out of the window. Commodity prices jumped 5% right after the announcement, same with the DJI, 120 pts jump. Could have made a killing though if I had the cash.

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    correction is coming liao arr... dun get caught pants off.

    2nd line of resistance coming in.

    big boys will be doing a show soon.

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    When market is so hot, more and more people will be lured to play shares. Making money is so easy as seen by many here. Some of our brothers here make $1K per day. Really good money to finance your camera hobby or some other stuff.

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    Like I said in another thread, don't buy to support those already in!

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    Share market in Singapore is getting interesting now as compared with before, and many new comers would be attracted to it. However, like any other form of investment, u need to read the companies that u want to put yr money in (most listed companies got website with their recent financial data), and determine the time window of yr investment. (1 day, 1 month, 5 years etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parchiao View Post
    Like I said in another thread, don't buy to support those already in!
    But look at SGX prices in last few days, everyone (almost) go in and make money.

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    I think its important to go in understanding the risks involved. Buying shares doesnt mean you'll definitely make money from shares, although the current speculative market certainly imply so.

    But when the markets turn around and you see your investments suddenly drop to half, run also no time. Its happened before and it'll definitely happen again. So pls do your homework before you buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stupidbear View Post
    I'd not mind comments on my blog.

    Just a place for me to put down some analysis and thoughts.

    Open to comments, definitely.

    www.bear-analysis.blogspot.com

    Thanks!
    I'm trading myself now anyway and definitely not a pro.
    did u attend the TA by chart nexus?
    any comments ? i was thinking of attending it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratix View Post
    With all those big ups and downs recently, it's getting interesting.

    so where do i start reading and learning how to trade, especially in our local SGX board?

    thanks in advance!
    This blog is a good place to start. Some financial terms are clearly explained. He makes an effort to bring the process of investing in stocks to the man on the street. hope u find it useful.

    http://8percentpa.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by soeypixels View Post
    did u attend the TA by chart nexus?
    any comments ? i was thinking of attending it
    Nope. Do send me a Pm if you're interested. I dun mind new friends! haha!

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    http://www.sq009.blogspot.com/

    Here's a blog of someone who's in the industry.

    http://www.cdp.com.sg/faq/create_faq.html

    You need a CDP account.

    Lastly, invest wisely.

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    IMO, most important thing for investment/trading is the ability to cut losses...... many know what it is but very few actually practice it.

    Knowing when to take profit is easy... even those aunties, uncles, grandmothers all know how to take profit. But cutting losses is painful. Master it and you'll be on your way to becoming a good trader/investor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soeypixels View Post
    did u attend the TA by chart nexus?
    any comments ? i was thinking of attending it
    i attend one by T3b
    not bad the tools
    earn my course fee back already...maybe also bcos market shooting sky high

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin View Post
    But look at SGX prices in last few days, everyone (almost) go in and make money.
    You sure? whoever bought on Oct 8, Monday before noon time, will be having paper loss today.
    "He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."- Jim Elliot

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