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Old 03-11-2014, 09:55 PM   #1
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:38 PM   #4
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Shiny is chilling at California.
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I think he already retired. So knowledgeable. Amazing. Our luck to have him in our forum
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:04 AM   #9
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I like to read his post too.. Though i am still confuse in what to invest in..
Anyway thanks to Shiny Things and others for sharing..
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:14 AM   #10
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I think he already retired. So knowledgeable. Amazing. Our luck to have him in our forum
retired from where?
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:15 AM   #11
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I like to read his post too.. Though i am still confuse in what to invest in..
Anyway thanks to Shiny Things and others for sharing..
it depends on your objective and risk profile

talk to your private banker
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:32 AM   #12
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it depends on your objective and risk profile

talk to your private banker
Thanks. Sadly the last time I talked to my banker, it led to a wrong decision. I rather take advice from layman who have learned through experience rather than a 'professional'.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:38 AM   #13
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Aw, guys (and girls), you're making me blush. Glad you like what I do.

Since the question came up in this thread: I actually did work at an investment bank (I was an FX options market-maker for nearly ten years, and a quant for two years before that). I packed it in a couple of years ago and moved to California to work at a software firm. (And I highly recommend doing the same if you want to get out of Singapore; California is fantastic. I'm writing this sitting by the pool in Palm Springs.)

Part of the reason I left the FX options business was so I could broaden my horizons and I've done a lot of that just reading and posting on here. It's a great place to learn about what investments are being sold (the legit ones and the dodgy ones); what people are interested in, finance-wise; and it's a place to hone my writing style as well.

And Klavier - investing for the long term is pretty easy. I run a little consulting biz on the side, giving hedging and investment advice to large investors and corporations who need independent advice, and usually I charge for this sort of advice, but for small investors the solution is dead easy:
* Put your money in a mix of low-cost stock and bond ETFs - for Singaporean investors, that's ES3 and A35, respectively; make the percentages equal to "110 minus your age" in stocks, and the rest in bonds;
* Once a year, at the same time every year, rebalance your money - buy and sell to bring your stocks and bonds back to that "110 minus your age" proportion;
* Go to the pub.

You can ignore all the trendy cr@p out there like commodities, structured deposits, contra trading, forex, robo-trade-bots, blah blah blah, all of it is worse than a simple stocks-bonds mix. Just do this and you'll be ahead of nearly everyone else in the markets.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:48 AM   #14
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lol at first i thought this thread was for those who are fans of gold and silver, you know, 'shiny things'...
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:49 AM   #15
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Shiny can you use your cell phone on the trading floor?

or is it banned for u?!
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