13 May 2018

Knowing the 5 'Avengers' of “Council of Elders” by Tun Mahathir

First of all, let us congratulates Pakatan Harapan (PH), lead by Tun Mahathir, coming with a beautiful victory over the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) on 9th May 2018. This is the 14th general election of Malaysia where Malaysians vote to decide who to lead the country forward. The mandate was given for 5 years, and Tun Mahathir scores the many history records on this beloved country and the world.

And, one of the first by the newly elected Prime Minister (PM) Tun Mahathir was by setting up a "council of elders" comprising 5 experts from various fields whom will serve as advisors to the new government in order to rectify the current 'troubled' economic problems of the country. Let us know the background of these 'Avengers' to save the country...

29 April 2018

Where will the local market heading to after GE14 ???

Yeah... It's drawing closer and closer now. The election war officially started on nomination day where we see troops of supporters from both sides (even 3 corner fight) raving from the nomination center till various social media platforms.

The ruling party already flooded your favorite YouTube, News portals, and TV channels with their campaign manifesto, while opposition parties holding ceramah day-and-night nationwide to draw the attention of voters on top of their usual Facebook reach-out strategy.

The current ruling government was expected to continue its power by most analysts given the split of votes on the opposition side. Anyway, everything is possible in the current world judging from the surprise outcome from Brexit, UK election, US presidential election...

Would Malaysia follow the surprise trends of the world?
Let's see and investors should prepare for the different outcomes of the result.

08 April 2018

YA2017 Tax Relief for Personal Income Tax Filing

Here are the updated tax relief listings for your reference. Let's max up the relief given to reduce your tax burden.

Please take note that item 8 was combined together and only can be entitled up to a maximum of RM2,500 relief. Although the limit was reduced, if compared to the separate limit given in previous years, it does include internet subscription and smartphone and tablet this round.

28 March 2018

3 Key Takeaways from Bank Negara Malaysia Annual Report 2017

Against a background of broad-based global recovery and the relatively low volatility in the international financial markets, the Malaysian economy performed strongly in 2017. The Annual Report provides an analysis of the developments in the Malaysian economy and outlines the future challenges.

Key highlights:

24 March 2018

Why M-REITs are suffering now ??? (March 2018)

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) has been the favorite for those investors seeking stable yet attractive yield. Instead of putting money in bank's fixed deposit, many of us would rather be investing the money into REITs.

CMMT suffers the most YTD with around 30% price drops.

However, things turn worse recently (especially since the beginning of 2018) due to a few reasons. Prices of REITs suffers and no longer considered 'stable' anymore, thus pushing the dividend yield abit higher now.

Dividend yield higher seems to be more attractive ???

10 March 2018

[Bursa Malaysia] New trading incentives effective March 2018

Great news for all retail investors!!! You can now have more reasons to expand your investment portfolio and trade more with the new trading incentives that will take effect on 1 March 2018.

These measures were announced on 6 February 2018 by Prime Minister at the World Capital Markets Symposium 2018, hosted by the Securities Commission Malaysia.

What are the incentives???
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