I guess it has to do with the fact that I was seated this time and not standing like I was in the first 3 sessions. That really gave an AK weakened by the flu bug a fighting chance to last the whole evening especially when the audience did not want to take a second break after the 2nd hour. Yes, we had only one ten minutes break in the whole 3 hours! Intense!
I want to record my thanks to Paul Chen from Value Investing College, Matthew Seah, our own guest blogger at ASSI and Elvin Hayden Liang, a fellow blogger. Thank you for spending three hours with us this evening. Much appreciated.
Here are links to some of the blog posts I can remember mentioning in the session this evening:
1. Elvin on bond laddering.
2. Matthew on blue chip investment plan.
3. Recommended books on FA and TA.
4. "One Up on Wall Street" by Peter Lynch.
5. "Eat Bread With Ink Slowly." (Read related posts too.)
6. How should we approach REITs now?
7. Buy that second property and pay the ABSD?
8. When to BUY, HOLD or SELL? (In 2 parts.)
9. Why fixed deposits over structured deposits?
10. Bonds, REITs and the instant gratification of yield.
I found out that some in the audience are pretty new to investing and have not been following my blog until recently. So, I hope that the links will make it easier for them to read up more on some of the stuff we chatted about.
I was also told by a lady that she has seen me blogged about the pyramid a few times but to hear me explain it in person was more enlightening. I guess there is a place for face to face interaction, after all. Some things are not so easy to explain in writing, I suppose, although I do try. See: Managing exposure in AK's portfolio and Investing for income and position sizing.
Well, although I am less animated this evening compared to the last 3 sessions, all things considered, I think the event was a success.
Also, thanks for leaving one bun for me. I had it for supper before taking my medication. Not bad. ;)
Of course, must be Gardenia. LOL.
Finally, to the lady who said she didn't manage to get a packet of the "liang teh" I was giving out at the session, here is a photo to help you find it in NTUC Fairprice.
Remember, buy one packet and nothing else for maximum savings. ;p
The 4th Evening with AK and friends.