“Death by a 1000 cuts” sounds painful by being financially “whipsawed” is worse because it cuts both ways

Before the invention of the electric chain saw and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations gained sustainable investing prominence, a long narrow bladed saw that cuts both ways called a Whipsaw was used for logging. Rather aptly, the Whipsaw was also dubbed the “misery whip” because a day of using a saw that cut both […]

Become a millionaire while sleeping

Recently the regulator of Hong Kong’s mandatory pension fund (MPF) system, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) released “provisional data on MPF investment returns” and in doing so reiterated that “MPF is a long-term investment spanning over 40 years”, encouraged scheme members to “not adopt a short-term investment approach” while also imploring MPF’s 4.75m […]

Leap into Greatness

19th March 2024 When we think of success we don’t think “backwards” or “downwards”; rather it’s “onwards and upwards” and no event epitomized this idiom better than the 1968 Mexico Olympic games where a powerfully built American, Bob Beamon rose to a height of 6 feet before projecting himself 29 feet forward to win the […]

When good is good enough

31st January 2024 There are not many certainties in life but one thing you can be certain about are that market predictions will be made at the beginning of every year and there’s little certainty they’ll be right.  MPF members are predicting that US equities will continue to rise in 2024.  Recent MPF fund flow […]

Vote for your favourite MPF scheme provider

20th December 2023 It is mandatory for Hong Kong employers to offer employees an MPF scheme. For this reason, MPF’s “Employers’ Choice” award has become one of MPF’s most valued trophies by MPF scheme sponsors. To ensure your confidential vote matters and also provides valuable feedback to improve the MPF system, voting is undertaken through […]

Is Music the Next Royalty?

6th December 2023 The basic investing build blocks are to save regularly, invest long term and diversify our investments, but with Hong Kong and China equities in decline and Global bonds in negative territory it would appear that traditional diversified portfolios don’t work, but they do, just not all the time. In today’s blog, Mr […]

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