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InvestX Congress 2017 By The Fifth Person

It was a fruitful day for me as I attended the InvestX Congress 2017 organized by The Fifth Person. We have Rusmin Ang sharing about Portfolio Optimization, Alvin Chow from Dr Wealth sharing about ETF (Exchange Traded Fund), Tay Jun Hao about capital cycle and property counters and Victor Chng sharing about Thailand’s Medical Industry. This is not forgetting the famous and anonymous AK from ASSI (A Singaporean Stocks Investor) sharing about how to optimize your CPF (Central Provident Fund) by having the government paying for your Medishield premium for free yearly. Read More

CPF Ready Get Set Grow

The CPF board has launch a new game. I have tried the game and as it is fun and educational. Thus, I will like to share with all of you. You can download this educational game from the app store.

The Ready Get Set Grow game has 4 levels. For each level that you play, watch out for tips and education on growing your retirement savings.

For example, when I played level 1, the slogan says “Get ready to build a foundation for the future”.

I like the phrase “Grow with the power of compound interest!”

The game is simple, you control the character and jump to collect gold coins, hearts or gold bars.

Kingsmen Creatives Undergoing a Period of Changes

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Kingsmen Creatives announced a net profit increase of 19.4% from the previous corresponding period (“1H 2016”).

Both the Retail & Corporate Interiors division and Alternative Marketing division reported revenue increases. This shows that there is slight recovery of the luxury industry as luxury brands starts advertising and decorating their stores to attract customers.

The Exhibitions and Thematic division and Research & Design division reported revenue decreases. This can be due to less exhibitions and events being held in the Asia pacific and Middle East region.

Based on my previous post ( Can Kingsmen Creatives Still Hold the Fort? ) the bulk of Kingsmen Creatives revenue comes from the Retail & Corporate Interiors division and the Exhibitions and Thematic division. If both the divisions reported revenue decreases, this will have a negative impact on Kingsmen Creatives. Fortunately, in 1H 2017, the decline in earnings from the Exhibitions and Thematic division is complemented by earnings increase from the Retail & Corporate Interiors division. Read More