I am not Warren Buffett. Neither am I Charlie Munger.
Nor do I consider myself an investment guru.
“What I learnt as an Analyst” was written to share what I learnt in my years as an analyst and a fund manager. This book is not written to glorify any successes or condemn any failures. It is more of equipping the readers with the right fishing rod and technique to fish, and not telling how big a fish I’ve once caught.
This book is divided into two parts.
Part I: Unit Trusts as an Investment is written for individuals who want to invest in the stock market but do not have the interest or resources such as time to conduct analysis on individual companies. For them, the most viable way is through investments in unit trusts. This part will guide investors on the ins and outs of investing in unit trusts.
Part II: Shares as an Investment is meant for individuals who wish to invest directly into the stock market. Rather than jumping in blindly, this part aims to equip individual investors with the basic understanding of financial statements, financial ratios, basic valuation methodologies, and other aspects of analysis to be taken into consideration when analysing a company.
For the unit trust investors, I hope this book will deepen your understanding on the basic mechanism of how unit trusts work.
For investors who invest in the stock market, my wish is that this book will equip you with the basic methodologies and concepts to use to analyse companies before investing into them.
For those who are just starting to learn what is investment and those who wish to have some basic understanding of financial statements, I sincerely wish this book can be your first text book into the investment world.
The thoughts presented in this book are more of personal views and experience. Some may be acceptable to most, and some may contradict the views of the majority.
In addition to being an effort to promote and spread financial literacy among society, all net proceeds collected from the sale & distribution of this book will be donated to Kriyalakshmi Mandir Shree Sai Gurukul Charitable Society (or KMSSG in short), a Non-Profit Organisation registered with the Registrar of Society of Malaysia.
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