Use R-Squared To Measure How Accurate Beta Is

Beta is a very interesting concept. It measures the correlation of a stock price to an index. If you have not read our previous article on Beta, please do so before continuing further.
Beta is computed using regression analysis. To measure how accurate the Beta calculated is, we need to use …

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When To Sell

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “When To Sell” by Teh Hooi Ling was first published in The Business Times on 19-20 Jan 2013 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.

In a bull phase, investors must decide how long to hold so as not to leave too much on the …

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Getting Good Returns Without Too Much Risk

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “Getting Good Returns Without Too Much Risk” by Teh Hooi Ling was first published in The Sunday Times on 02 Dec 2012 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
The neglected stocks could have the best upside, so don’t just follow the crowd
What is risk? The …

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Dividend Stocks Worth Checking Out

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “Dividend Stocks Worth Checking Out” by Jonathan Kwok was first published in The Sunday Times on 04 Mar 2012 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Shares that deliver a decent yield may be a better option than putting your money in the bank, given the low interest …

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Diversified Versus Focused Approach To Investing

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “Diversified Versus Focused Approach To  Investing” by Teh Hooi Ling was first published in The Sunday Times on 03 Feb 2013 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
In one, you spread out your bets, in the other, you go with what you know well.
In the last …

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Is Diversification A Good Thing?

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “Is Diversification A Good Thing?” by Cai HaoXiang was first published in The Business Times on 18 Feb 2013 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Maintaining a reasonably varied portfolio helps you minimise risk, so you won’t lose sleep over keeping all your eggs …

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A Look At Asset Classes: What Do They Mean To Investors

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This article “A Look At Asset Classes: What Do They Mean To Investors” by INVEST was first published in the Jun 2010 – Jul 2010 Issue of INVEST magazine and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety. This article introduces you to the various asset classes for …

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What Is Beta (ß) And How Do We Use It?

What is Beta?
The Beta (ß) of a stock or portfolio is a historical measure describing the relations of the volatility of its returns an investor is exposed to as compared to the entire market as a whole.
A stock market itself has a beta of 1.00 and stocks are measured on how …

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