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What is some investing knowledge you wished you knew earlier?

What knowledge would you impart to new investors, knowledge that you wish you'd had known of earlier?

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The proper way to value a business. Traditional metrics no longer that useful now. Newer metric such as EV/EBIT is much better than using PE ratio.

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Eric Ong
Eric Ong, Project Analyst at 8Bit Global
Level 6. Master
Answered 4d ago

"It's OK that others are doing better"

I personally wish I would gain Investing EQ earlier.

This make me a better investors, and a better human too.

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I'd wish I knew about the power of starting early and ignoring all the 'noise'.

I'd contemplated investing straight out of university but was warned off it by relatives who lost money. Should have just gone in to the markets and ignored them. Would have quite a portfolio now if I did.

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Junus Eu
Junus Eu
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Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered 6d ago

How institutional investors/whales can move the market for their own benefit.

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Jon Chua
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered 3h ago

"Time in the market is better than timing the market". One rule that has always stick at the back of head.....

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Jacob
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered 5d ago

I wished that I knew that compounding is the eighth wonder of the world and started my investment journey way way earlier. Instead of letting the amount remain idle in the bank for the past decade or so.

But hey, it's never too late to start. The only easy day was yesterday, and glad I overcame the huge inertia to start my journey this year.

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Wish I met my mentor earlier and learned his methodology of selling puts. Would have saved a lot of heartache in my early days.

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Choon Yuan Chan
Choon Yuan Chan
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered 5d ago

Companies balance sheet should not be easily trusted. Cash flow is king

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Wilson Nid A Break
Wilson Nid A Break
Level 6. Master
Answered 6d ago

Do not be deterred by 30% withholding tax of US stocks. It’s just the ticket price to enter the largest, deepest equity market in the World!

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Varun
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered 6d ago
  1. That starting investing as early as possible even with a small quantum, uing basic strategies of buying fundamentally good companies is better that losing a few years in order to accumulate a large quanum to get access to complex and expensive products and markets.

  2. Over a long enough time horizon, such as (10 - 12 years) property investing will never go wrong, so you should not wait to time the market.

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Bjorn Ng
Bjorn Ng
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered 6d ago

I wish I knew how to properly valuate a stock when I see one!

I still remember when I started investing in SG REITs, I just wanted to create a diversified REITs portfolio, at least one from each sector. Ended up buying just for the "Oh I am diversified in REITs" mindset, and not bothering about valuations etc, just going by feeling!

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The power from institutional investors!

Here is everything about me and what I do best.

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I wish I knew earlier the power of crazy rich (chinese) Asians would push up property prices beyond belief and put more asset allocation in property.

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