How do You Determine the Price of a Magic Box?

Today, my family attended a party in an executive condominium (EC) development in Yishun. To those unfamiliar with Singapore, Yishun is a sub-urban area that is on the outskirts. It is pretty isolated by Singaporean standards. My wife got a little curious about property prices in the area. We took a look on property websites … Continue reading How do You Determine the Price of a Magic Box?

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Mastercard and Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

I did some quantitative analysis on Mastercard's financial stats and I came to the conclusion that it is a good investment. To walk through the steps, as usual, we take a look at the company's past history. To grow a company without raising capital, you either grow debt, or reinvest your profits. Let us make … Continue reading Mastercard and Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

My Mom’s Stock Strategy – A Guaranteed Way to Lose Money

In this post, I describe a method for deciding when to sell a stock. I heard this strategy from my social circle. My mom uses it, my mother in law uses it, a few friends use it. Let's call it the Mom strategy. I am motivated to write this because I feel great sadness whenever … Continue reading My Mom’s Stock Strategy – A Guaranteed Way to Lose Money

How Do You Tell A Good Manager From A Bad One?

Recently, a redditor asked me a tough question. Here it is. How do you measure or decide whether or not a company has a good management team? There are both qualitative and quantitative ways to look at this question. In simple words, you should look at the non tangible strengths of the manager as well … Continue reading How Do You Tell A Good Manager From A Bad One?