Nadlique and Stock Trading

One of my biggest passions is the financial market. The financial market gives me joy and satisfaction.

Similar to photography and flying, I was interested in shares since I was a kid. I didn’t understand a thing about shares of course but I was intrigued nevertheless. I did try to ask my father about it but I didn’t really grasp the full understanding of what shares were all about.

Often, I kept on insisting my dad to buy some shares for me but those requests were always responded by “Nak beli ada duit ke?”. Hehe 😛

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My Public Mutual Investment Updates (20.08.2009)

I had a look at my Public Mutual online just now and it seems like things are somewhat recovering.

I’m about 10% away from point of breakeven.

I find it rather hard to believe that it recovered rather quickly. If things can rise this quickly, I’m sure that things can go down again just as fast.

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Updates on my Public Mutual Investment (11/07/2009)

So far, total investment has gone down by around 15.52% since the start of the investment. Note, this refers to my unit trust investment only.

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The data below was gathered on the 11th July 2009.

Public Far-East Consumer Themes Fund (PFECTF) >> Up 1.1% since the start of investment.

Public China Ittikal Fund (PCIF) >> Down 28.2% since the start of investment.

Public Asia Ittikal Fund (PAIF) >> Down 22.64% since the start of investment.

Public Islamic Dividend Fund (PIDF) >> Down 19.81% since the start of investment.

Public Far-East Property & Resorts Fund (PFEPRF) >> Down 19.74% since the start of investment.

Public Islamic Asia Dividend Fund (PIADF) >> Down 25.49 since the start of investment.

Public Islamic Enhanced Bond Fund (PIEBF) >> Down 1.06% since the start of investment.

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Weightings of each fund:

PFECTF: 24.8% of portfolio.
PCIF: 20.7% of portfolio.
PAIF: 17.4% of portfolio.
PIDF: 17.4% of portfolio.
PFEPRF: 8.3% of portfolio.
PIADF: 4.1% of portfolio.
PIEBF: 8.3% of portfolio.

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Disclaimer: This article is not a specific nor general advice on managing or investing your money. This article does not constitute a recommendation nor does it take into account your investment objectives, financial situation nor particular needs.

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How to accumulate capital for business or investments

Everybody knows that to start a business or to start investing, you need capital (in Bahasa Melayu, modal). This issue of finding capital to start with is also one of the reasons why many people do not invest nor save nor start a business.

Do these excuses apply to you:

1. “I have no savings at all to buy unit trusts”
2. “What’s left over from my salary at the end of the month is so meagre that I shouldn’t be bothering about investing.”
3. “Invest? Business? Are you kidding me? I barely have enough money to keep myself going.”

To start, let’s make it clear. There will never be enough money to invest or even form a business. However, we, humans, the breadwinner, have the power. We are the decision-makers. The issue of “not having enough money” is only in our minds.

The solution is simple. Make sure there’s enough money to plow into investments/businesses. How? Use the thing that sits between the tight few inches between our ears, my dad says. In other words, use our brain. Be creative.

If you are working and rely on your salary, try working out your budget. Try cutting down things that are unnecessary. Make sure your inflows are much more than your outflows. Don’t even be tempted to load up your credit cards. Bad debts are bad. Money will be enough if you make it enough. Cut down on those luxuries. Hey, who said journey of wealth creation is easy?

If it’s still not enough, then it’s time to get creative!

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Additional Units for Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) and Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW 2020) in 2009

Additional units have been announced for two PNB-managed funds. There’ll be an additional 2.22 billion units for Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) starting from April 21, 2009, and another 2 billion units for Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW 2020) starting from April 27.

However, maximum allowed per investor is 20,000 units.

Have a look at The Star article here.

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Discussing Amanah Saham Bumiputera’s (ASB) Maximum Amount Above RM200,000. Whether you can withdraw your money and deposit back or not.

My original understanding was that, the maximum principal that can be deposited into my Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) account is RM200,000 and if the balance goes beyond and that and withdrawn, you can’t deposit the money back (up to the threshold of RM200,000).

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Bank Simpanan Nasional’s (BSN) Sijil Simpanan Premium (SSP)

Bank Simpanan Nasional or better known as BSN is an organisation that was incorporated to replace the Post Office Savings Bank, back in the old days. BSN was incorporated under the Ministry of Finance.

Talking about BSN, a product that the Malaysian public is really familiar with is Bank Simpanan Nasional’s (BSN) Sijil Simpanan Premium (SSP).

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Third and Final Update of Public Asia Ittikal’s (PAIF) Syariah Compliancy Issue

Thanks to Jean Chai, the age-long issue being discussed (or lack thereof), has been solved.

Jean Chai has brought the matter up to Public Mutual’s ranks and their response has put the issue to rest.

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