Friday, January 22, 2016

MALAYSIA'S 10 HIGHEST PAYING JOBS!!! from Iris lee

Malaysia’s 10 highest paying jobs



By: Iris Lee, Malaysia
Published: 4 hours 33 min ago
Malaysia – I always wanted to be pilot when I was a kid, and after seeing this list, I regret not pursuing my dream.
   
If you are rethinking your career, here is where the big bucks are according to SalaryExplorer.com.
1) Pilot
A pilot earns RM35,000 on average per month, on top of travelling around the world.


2) Senior accountant
You probably spend the extra off-work hours crunching numbers to manage your huge paycheck of RM30,000 a month.

 
3) Materials engineer
A materials engineer earns about RM28,000 a month. That’s a lot for just testing materials used to create products.

 
4) Government affairs director
Being in the public sector not only gives you great benefits, but also a high salary at RM27,000 a month.

5) Team Leader in oil & gas, energy or mining industry
You will be compensated for being in a high-risk job, with team leaders in these industries earning about RM26,500 a month.

6) Recruiting manager
Bring in human resources, particularly in recruiting, can rake in the big bucks. The average pay for a recruiting manager stands at around RM25,500 a month.










7) Regional manager in banking
The banking industry has always been known for its perks. A regional manager for any bank in Malaysia can earn an average of RM25,000 a month.
Appeard in HRSG Mar 10
8) Chief operating officer
A COO of a company earns an average of RM24,722 a month.
9) Regional director
Being the regional director is the next best thing after COO, as this position rakes in about RM24,583 a month.
10) Geotechnical engineer
And last but not least, traipsing around in dirt as a geotechnical engineer brings in about RM22,833 a month.
The list above is generated through information submitted by SalaryExplorer.com users and also a database of salary information gathered from requirement agencies, companies and employers.
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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Fong Siling 冯时能 (冷眼) “ColdEye” Investing principles from kcchongnz

Fong Siling 冯时能 (冷眼) “ColdEye” Investing principles kcchongnz

Author: kcchongnz | Publish date: Wed, 23 Dec 2015, 08:29 PM

In the previous article in the link appended below, I have written on the principles of Dr. Neoh Soon Kean, one of the pioneers in fundamental investing in the stock market of Singapore and Malaysia.
http://klse.i3investor.com/blogs/kcchongnz/88424.jsp
In this article, I would like to discuss on the principles of another more well-known super investor, ColdEye.
Fong Siling 冯时能 (冷眼) requires no introduction here as he is very well-known in the investing circle. He has worked as a journalist for many years before involving in investing in the share market. His initial investing experience was not good as he had been losing money following other discipline of investing before using the fundamental approach, according what he has written in his book, 冷眼分享集.
He has written a number of books with many fundamental investing principles. I have provided the above eBook and made it a point for my course participants who understand Mandarin to read his book. There are many good philosophies and principles 心得 which investors should enumerate. Here, I am just sharing a few of them with you.

Principles of ColdEye 冷眼心得
ColdEye reverberates the basic principle of Benjamin Graham that Individual investors must have the mind set of investing, rather than speculating. Investing in a stock should be viewed as investing in a part business, and this should be the “right path” to follow. He said,
“正道”就是从商业的角度,依据基本面进行投资。
The first thing an individual investor should learn is not how to make profit, but how not to lose money. Using the “right path” of investing.
股票投资者,最先要学的,不是怎样赚钱,而是怎样不亏本
Although you may not yield fantastic results from the “right path” of investing, at least it won’t make you bankrupt, causing the livelihood of your family in deep hot soup, but lead you to a more care-free life.
循正道投资,也许收获不如你预想的那麽大,但最低限度不会使你倾家荡产,使你的家人的生
活陷入水深火热之中,使你的人生之路走得更自在。
On the other hand, speculating is the “left path”, the opposite of the “right path”.
“左道”就是在股市投机。
Speculating on and guessing share prices movement is difficult. It is like trying to catch a slippery eel. He admitted that he can’t do it right most of the time, and he believes nobody can.
猜股市如抓黄鳝
我确实不知道明天,下个月或明年股市会怎样,我也不认为有谁有这样的本领。
In order to follow the “right path”, one must do homework, and by doing your own homework, it is more likely you can produce good investing results.
勤做功课必有收获
What kind of homework? In this respect, ColdEye has a few articles on these as below.
数字数字我爱你!
账里乾坤知多少?
The homework includes company announcements, quarterly and annually financial reports, income statements, balance sheet and cash flows statements, and annual reports. These are the most basic and most important information about a listed company.

勤做功课,就是勤於阅读资料,而最重要的资料,就是公司发表的文告,每季财报和常年报告
书。这些文告、季报和年报,是研究上市公司的最基本和最重要的素材.
If you investing in a company, do not tell me you have no time to do this homework which is important for the outcome of your investment.
不要说“没有时间”
ColdEye has also have cited the importance of investing for the long-term to build wealth. He has given examples of investing in a few stocks; Maybank, Public Bank, Hong Leong Credit, OYL and Oriental Holding; and if an investor has held them for 30 years, RM10000 would have become RM1 million.
Why are most investors so impatient to invest for long-term? A business will generally take a few years to bear fruits, a house needs 3 years to complete, why can’t an investor invest in a share and wait for 3 years, or 5 years?
为什么不能等三年?
股票投资,是许许多多投资管道之一,为什么投资者不能接受以上的两项事实。做事业,你可
以等三、五年,股票投资为什么不能等三、五年?
ColdEye, like those super investors in the US which I have discussed in my link below, also discourages the use of borrowed money to invest, because interest payment of the loan is fixed, but income from the investment is unpredictable.
http://klse.i3investor.com/blogs/kcchongnz/88007.jsp
不过,切忌借钱买股票,理由是利息是固定的,收入却难以预测,故借不得。

The Five Investing Metrics of ColdEye
In one of his presentations given to the public on 16th March 2013, ColdEye listed his investing strategy using 5 metrics that investors should look out for before he invests in that stock:

1. Return on equity, ROE,
2. Cash flows
3. PE ratio
4. Dividend yield and
5. Net tangible asset backing per share, NTA

If you have some basic knowledge in analysing and interpretation of financial statements, these metrics are simple metrics which can be easily extracted from the financial reports.
The strategy suggests to invest in good companies as presented by its high return on equity and good cash flows. These two metrics are also propagated by the super investors in the US as shown in the link below:
http://klse.i3investor.com/blogs/kcchongnz/88007.jsp
The later three metrics measured the price versus value of the companies to invest in. Good companies may not be good investments if the price is not right.
The price-to-earnings ratio, or PE, measure how cheap or expensive a share is selling with respect to its earnings.it is the most common metric used in the investing circles everywhere in the world.
Dividends are tangible cash flows returning to shareholders and important to the overall returns. Besides, it gives a positive signal if a company distribute consistent increasing dividends.
http://klse.i3investor.com/blogs/kcchongnz/85100.jsp
Obviously a higher dividend yield is a better investment. If a company consistently and has the capability to give dividend with a yield of higher than the fixed deposit, it will be a no-brainer investment to me.
The ColdEye investment strategy is reinforced further if the company has good quality net tangible assets, compared to its price.
In this article below, I have attempted to explain each of the metrics mentioned above.
http://klse.i3investor.com/blogs/kcchongnz/75946.jsp
We can see that the 5 metrics of investing of ColdEye cover almost every aspects of sound investing; good companies with the right measurements are found, and selling cheap in every angle. How intuitive is it!
Below I will use some experience of mine using the investment strategy of ColdEye.

Return of stocks using the ColdEye 5 yardsticks
I first posted an article in i3investor regarding the ColdEye 5 metrics of investing after his presentation in a public forum in the link below:

http://klse.i3investor.com/servlets/forum/900214344.jsp

After my above post was published in i3investors, it received good response and constructive comments from many forumers. Many of them asked me about if their stocks meet the Cold Eye 5 yardsticks. These are all well documented in this thread in i3investor below.

http://klse.i3investor.com/servlets/pfs/19817.jsp

Table 1 in the Appendix shows 9 stocks met the criteria above and were chosen as good investing candidates at about the time on 17th March 2013 basing on the 5 metrics. The return of these stocks were compared to the broad KLCI after two years and nine months as at to date.

As on 23rd December 2015, the average total return of the 9 stocks chosen is 281% in about two years and nine months, with the median return of 61.3%. This return way out-performed the total return of 8.5% of KLCI over the same period.

There are only two stocks, MBL and APM, making negative return, but with relatively small negative return of about 10%. These are also the only under-performers, or 78% of them over-performed the market.

A number of stocks over-performed the market by wide margins. Latitude returned 883%, Prolexus 786%, Liihen 652%, Willow 121% and ECS ICT 61.3%.

The characteristics of the return of this portfolio basing on the ColdEye investing strategy are summarized as below:

  1. Most stocks, seven out of nine, or 78% outperformed the broad index.
  2. Those stocks which outperformed the broad index outperformed it by a very wide margins; three digit returns against 8.5%.
  3. The underperformers underperformed marginally against the market; maximum underperformance is 20%.
  4. The average total return outperformed the broad KLCI index by very wide margin; 281% Vs 8.5%. Similarly, the Median return of the portfolio of 61.3% also way above the return of the broad market.

Conclusions
ColdEye, through his writing shares with us his valuable fundamental investing principles and strategies. The ColdEye 5 metrics in investing appears to be an attractive investing strategy which can provide potential high return with limited downside. The metrics are easy to use and can be quite easily extracted from the three basic financial statements.

For those who are keen to learn about fundamental value investing so that he can do your own homework when investing for long-term wealth building as suggested by ColdEye can contact me for an online investment course for a small fee at

ckc13invest@gmail.com

Remember what ColdEye said not to use the excuse of not having time to learn and do your homework if you want to have good outcome in your investment.

With that I wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Most essential Lesson for all Investors-Koon Yew Yin

The Most Essential Lesson for all Investors - Koon Yew Yin


Author: Koon Yew Yin | Publish date: Sat, 21 Nov 2015, 11:02 AM



Many of my close friends and my family members want to know how I dare to buy so much of VS Industry shares. As I have announced on 15th June 2015, I have 20,445,600 shares, nearly 10% of the total issued shares before one share is split into 5 shares. I am also a substantial shareholder of Latitude and Lii Hen. The price charts show that every one of the 3 shares has gone up a few hundred per cent per year.








A super investor must have the following 7 traits or characteristic features:
Trait 1. Be a contrarian investor, the ability to go against the crowd in investing. You must not be afraid to buy when most people want to sell and sell when most people want to buy as if tomorrow is too late to sell.
Trait 2. A great investor is one who is obsessive about playing the game and wanting to win. These people do not just enjoy investing; they live it. They wake up in the morning and the first thing they think about, while they are still half asleep, is a stock they have been researching, or one of the stocks they are thinking about selling, or what the greatest risk to their portfolio is and how they are going to neutralize that risk.
Trait 3. A good investor is the willingness to learn from past mistakes or to admit that he or she has bought the wrong share. It is so hard for people to recognize their own mistakes and sell the bad share which they bought at a higher price. Most people would much rather just move on and ignore the dumb things they have done in the past. But if you ignore mistakes without fully analyzing them, you will undoubtedly make a similar mistake later in your career. In fact, even if you do analyze them it is not easy to avoid repeating the same mistakes.
Trait 4. A good investor must have an inherent sense of risk based on common sense. You must have the common sense to realize the risk of buying any share which has gone up a lot and when all the analysts are recommending buy. No share can go up indefinitely for whatever reason. Quite often you might be tempted to fall in love with your purchase because it has been going up and up. You are so proud of your pick and refuse to sell it. Remember your ego can skew your judgment.
Trait 5: Great investors have confidence in their own convictions and stick with them, even when facing criticism. Buffett never get into the dot-com mania and he was being criticized publicly for ignoring technology stocks. Eventually he was proven right. Unlike Buffet, we small investors can get in and out quickly and make some profit.
Besides confidence, you must have patience to wait to buy when it is has established a base and not buy when it has shot up due to some exciting hot news.
Trait 6. It is the ability to think clearly. Our brain has 3 basic functions. One is to circulate your blood and control your breathing. The second is your emotion and the third is logical thinking. All normal investors allow their emotion to control their logical thinking process. All successful investors can think clearly when faced with a problem.
Trait 7. Finally the most important, and rarest, trait of all is the ability to live through price volatility and fluctuation without changing your logical thinking process. This is almost impossible for most people to do when the share goes through a price correction. A swing up or down over a relatively short time period is not a loss and therefore not risk, unless you are prone to panicking at the bottom and locking in the loss. But most people just cannot see it that way; their brains would not let them. Their panic instinct steps in and shuts down the normal brain function.
Most investors believe that no share can continuously go up or come down indefinitely for whatever reason. They will sell to take profit and buy back during price correction. But quite often, the correction is mild especially if the share has fantastic profit growth prospect. They would not buy back at a price higher than the price they sold.
As you know VS Industry share price went up from Rm 2.5 to above Rm 8 in the last 15 months. I know of a foreign professional investor who sold VS at about Rm 4.50 because his chart indicated an unavoidable price correction. When the price continued to climb, he did not buy back because he has not mastered the above 7 traits.
If you want to improve your technic in investing you have to look at the 7 traits frequently until you have mastered them. You have to absolve them into your brain so that you can react automatically like a reflect action.
Basing on the last few quarterly earnings, I believe the company of VS Industry will be able to make more profit this year than last year which complies with my golden rule for selecting shares. But I am obliged to tell you that I am a substantial shareholder of VS. If you decide to buy, you are doing it at your own risk.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Storm Over Southeast Asian Markets -- Koon Yew Yin

Storm Over Southeast Asian Markets

Investors in Malaysia need to be concerned over recent developments in our country as well as externally which have a direct or indirect impact on investor sentiment. Hence the continuing political crisis over 1MDB, the sharp decline in the value of the ringgit against the US dollar, the battered commodity market affecting primary producing countries and pull back by foreign investors all have contributed to the depressed stock market.
What has made it even more of a turbulent storm is the recent decision by China to depreciate the yuan.  Very few in the market – even among experts – expected this and the impact has seen the market take a further sharp fall.
There are two considerations that Malaysian investors may want to bear in mind looking ahead. One is that we are not the only country in the region that has seen its market fall badly. Believe it or not but in fact the Singapore share market – which Malaysians would expect to be the strongest and most resilient in the region – has dropped even more than the Malaysian one during the last one year. Of course, this is small or no consolation to our local investors who have lost money. But it puts into perspective the current market fall in our country for those who have started to panic about our local situation; and who think and mourn and groan that we are alone in experiencing this current market fall.
The table below compares the performance of the markets in the region and shows that only the small markets of Vietnam and the Philippine have remained in positive territory since the end of 2014. Besides Singapore, Indonesia has also taken a bigger hit than us.
The second consideration is that any economic storm will pass if the economic fundamentals are strong. While there may be many problems with our politics, I am confident that our economic fundamentals are not only strong but are superior to those in many other countries. This is why I have kept my money fully invested in Malaysian and continue to do so. This is why I am sure that we will weather the storm over our market right now.
This is the same in other countries where the fundamentals are strong. For those who have lost money and have lost heart, this is what Business Insider has to say in a recent article.
There is an equity risk premium in the markets. Over the long term, stock investors can earn average annual returns that are close to 5% above what they’d be able to earn at the risk-free rate. That’s a huge number when compounded over decades.
But it must be earned the hard way – battling through the worst the markets can throw at us. And, as both Buffett and Templeton can attest, it is when stocks are treating us the worst that this premium is right around the corner.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-two-great-investors-handle-losses-2015-8#ixzz3ikc4taJS
Finally, a reminder, that the stock exchange consists of over one thousand companies in the Main and Ace markets. When you invest your money, make sure you invest in those whose fundamentals are stronger than others and who can take advantage of the shrinking Malaysian ringgit!
As I said many a time, successful investors do not let their emotion over rules their logical thinking process. They dare to buy when people are selling desperately and sell when people are euphoric.    
Change on year
Market
Current
End 2014
Pct Move
Singapore
3091.78
3365.15
-8.12
Kuala Lumpur
1621.62
1761.25
-7.93
Bangkok
1404.15
1497.67
-6.24
Jakarta
4584.25
5226.95
-12.30
Manila
7439.80
7230.57
+2.89
Ho Chi Minh
594.26
545.63
+8.91

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Matrix Concepts net profit surges to RM115m! fantasic results!

KUALA LUMPUR: Matrix Concepts Holdings Bhd's net profit surged nearly 200% to RM115.4mil in the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 from RM38.6mil a year ago on the back of higher revenue for residential and industrial properties.
 
The company said on Tuesday revenue rose 135.8% to RM317.6mil in the quarter compared to RM134.6mil in the corresponding period a year ago.
 
Matrix Concepts chairman Datuk Mohamad Haslah noted it was a bumper quarter due to quicker construction progress of its on-going residential projects in Bandar Sri Sendayan as well as accelerated payments by investors for industrial properties at Sendayan TechValley.
 
Moving forward, he said the company targets for investment properties segment to contribute 10% to the group revenue in the next five years.
 
“The group also noted revenue contribution of RM2.2mil from investment properties, comprising Matrix Global Schools and d’Tempat Country Club,” the company said.
 
On the other hand, revenue from the residential and commercial properties segment jumped more than 120% to RM220.8mil, from RM99.6mil a year ago. Sales of industrial properties and land were RM94.6mil from RM35.1mil a year ago.
 
Haslah expected demand for residential properties to remain intact due to the population growth of Negeri Sembilan while Kuala Lumpur residents were buying properties in the Klang Valley region.
As at March 31, 2015, the group's unbilled sales of RM392mil would last Matrix Concepts until 2017.
 
“In line with the positive results, the group today declared a first interim single tier dividend of 4.25 sen per share. The dividends will be paid to shareholders on 9 July 2015 based on the Record of Depositors on June 26, 2015,” Matrix Concepts said.



 


Friday, May 8, 2015

Malaysians are Not Happy at Work

http://www.jobstreet.com.my/aboutus/malaysians-are-not-happy-at-work.htm

MALAYSIANS ARE NOT HAPPY AT WORK



According to a recent JobStreet.com survey on Employee Job Satisfaction in Malaysia, 78% of the respondents claimed that they were unhappy with their current job. While it is often perceived that the main reason many young talent leave a company is due to the low salary, only 17% out of the 1,145 respondents quoted salary as the main reason for influencing their unhappiness at their current job.
Dissatisfaction with their scope of work was the top reason many felt unhappy at work. Most of these unhappy employees said they felt that they have too much work or that their work is predictable and boring. Another factor was also their poor relationship with their immediate supervisor or boss.
The remaining 22% of the respondents who are currently happy at work revealed the top 3 factors which influenced their happiness:
  • 50% are enjoying their working experiences and working challenges
  • 21% are happy with their bosses who appreciate and value their input
  • 19% are enjoying their work because of their friendship with their colleagues
Overall, the employees agreed that the ultimate change in order to determine their wellbeing at work would need to include opportunities for career development and also work-life balance in the company. If the needs are not met, the majority (62%) said they would find another job to restore their happiness at work. One respondent said, “A company with strong management workflow that meets customer's demands, good colleagues who can help one another with office politics at its minimum, and a good career opportunity is a pull factor for me to enjoy my job.”
A total of 1,145 employees, of which 62% are from the middle management level, took part in the survey that was conducted by JobStreet.com in September 2012.
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