Monday, 23 December 2019


'Tis the season to be jolly... and not trade.

If you're still trading by the last week of the year, we urge you to reexamine your life choices. Everybody's away for the holidays. Bankers and traders are clearing their leave days.

Our trading advice during XMas season is a sure-win proposition : please don't trade. Take a few days off and come back next year. This is a stressful business; take it easy, and use the free time with your family.

As we are writing this, we are currently in a different time zone. We're still checking prices of stocks we like. We will take our breaks right after this post is published... maybe. Yes, we're better at mouthing off than practising what we preach. Listen to our earlier advice; don't be like us.

But nevermind that! We are in the spirit of giving, and give we must.

We are excited to announce our collaboration with Ringgit Oh Ringgit as part of their 2019 XMas Giveaway! Please check out the full gamut of completely free offerings, with books comprising personal finance and investment topics, and free vouchers too!

The contest period ends at 11:59PM, 25 December 2019. Damn, just look at the list!
  • 1 x winner for RM100 in AEON Cash Vouchers from Ringgit Oh Ringgit 
  • 5 x winners for Tengku Noor Zakiah: Malaysia’s Pioneering Stockbroker Book from Kenanga Group 
  • 1 x winner for RM100 in MPH Vouchers from Silent Confessions by Syaza Nazura – the blogger behind Fresh Grad 101 series!
  • 1 x winner for 1Y MyPF Premier subscription + Licensed Financial Planning Consultation worth RM1120 from MyPF – the personal finance platform and licensed financial planner
  • 1 x winner for RM100 worth of clothes from (regular size)
  • 1 x winner for RM100 worth of clothes from Malaysia Plus Size (plus size)
  • 1 x winner for RM300 Cash + 2 x winners for RM100 Cash + 10 x winners for Financial Roadmap sessions from – personal finance education platform
  • 2 x winners for I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi Book from Kewangan Graduan – Twitter-famous personal finance education platform
  • 1 x winner for The Innovators by Walter Isaacson Book from The Pelham Blue Fund – the anon group doing stocks and warrants trading on Bursa Malaysia
  • 3 x winners for RM50 Parkson vouchers from Mun Hong – fellow personal finance blogger
  • 3 x winners for Enam Angka Menjelang Dua Puluh Lima Book by Azraei Muhamad aka #FinancialGory – Twitter-famous personal finance education platform

To convince you further, let us reframe this opportunity as a trade setup:

Profit potential : win a free book (and other free goodies) and possibly eternal enlightenment.

Loss potential : none, unless if you consider clicking on a few links is a waste of time. It is not. How dare you.

Our contribution is the following wonderful book. It made Bill Gates quite upset; what's in this book is the honest truth, and it does not serve to flatter anybody!

The book is worth RM89, but what do you care? You can get it for FREE!

And of course, this is not the first time we have given out a book. Behold our first round winner, and the book that he was rewarded with!

But wait, what does a book about Silicon Valley have anything to do with trading? Our answer is: everything.

To be a good trader, you must inculcate a desire for curiosity. We don't have that problem: we are voracious readers and consumers of news and information.

We particularly like finance history and business history : real life accounts of successful / unsuccessful enterprises, and what to learn from them.

We will keep giving out books for free. Possibly for 20 more seasons. It's a never ending cycle of us-giving-and-you-getting. We are doo-diddly-crazy!

To stand a chance to win in the next round, all you have to do is follow us for updates. Follow our Twitter and Like our Facebook profiles. Share and retweet if you can; we appreciate each and every one.

And we have learned so much. Reading made us better traders. It gives us an edge, because we are aware that most people do not read as much as we do.

We hope you will find joy in reading, and by extension, joy in learning.

Have a nice end-of-year break, spend some quality time with loved ones, read a book.

We wish you a Happy XMas and Happy New Year. For all your support, we humbly thank you. If it were possible, each and every one of you reading this gets a book, Oprah style.

Well, that's it for us for this year. Let's kick ass in 2020 with some truly awesome trades.

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