Investing Lessons From A Nasi Padang Seller

If you thought that this week’s article would be about the well-publicised bond default in China or about the conflict in Ukraine, then you might be a little disappointed.

Whilst those two topics appear to have caught the attention of the mainstream financial media, I have something far more important to write about this week.

Today I would like to draw your attention to the disappointing news that the famous nasi padang restaurant in Zion Road will close at the end of the month. After 57 years of delighting customers with, what I consider to be, one of the best beef rending in town, the restaurant will be calling it a day.

Improve Your Investing Returns The Easy Way

To tell anyone, especially a man, that he is doing something like a girl is not really the done thing.

Just think about it for a minute. You don’t go around telling a guy that he kicks a football like a girl. Nor would you tell him that he throws a cricket ball like a girl or that he hits like a girl. You just don’t do that unless you want to end up without any friends.

The Fish Tank Theory Of Investing

The stock market has a terrible habit of making you doubt your own capabilities. Time and time again, your resolve for investing can be tested to the limit when share prices take a bath. But time and time again, markets also recover.

How you react to market turmoil is a bit like the water in a fish tank. Here’s why.

The Next Warren Buffett

A young investor recently asked my why stock markets fall when interest rates rise. He was referring, in case you haven’t already guessed, to the latest market chatter about the American Federal Reserve’s decision to start winding back the amount of cheap money that it pumps into the markets.

He went on to say that if interest rates go up because the economy is improving, then surely stock markets should rise because companies could be more profitable.

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