Our Story

It all started in 2013, when this blog's editor-in-chief (and principal owner of the Fund) became captivated by the movements in the stock market. In Malaysia, it was a vibrant year with multi-billion ringgit IPOs and penny stocks that can quadruple in value in a matter of months. To be honest with you, it never really got better for the local stock market since then.

But on a personal level, our interest in trading bloomed. Stocks, futures, warrants, you name it. There were massive wins and ugly losses. On balance, we did not really know what we were doing at the beginning.

What was really interesting were the very fundamental questions that kept recurring in our minds :

Are these gains real?

Are they sustainable?

Is the stock market simply full of gamblers?

Are big profits down to skill or luck, and if so, how to reliably measure them?

Can you trade profitably in a falling market?

And the most important one : how to achieve large, consistent gains in the stock market via active investing?

Over the subsequent six years and counting, we have built a small team of like minded individuals with a shared vision: to discover the hidden opportunities in Malaysia's stock market.

From a limited knowledge base about how to invest - believe us, we have made ALL the mistakes - we have diligently constructed an investment strategy and business model for our unique investment fund.

Why unique? We aim to be different from all the investment funds that you can find in Malaysia; be it unit trust, or one of the pension/employee trust vehicles. There is already a breadth of information and knowledge on how to be a value investor; we too are big supporters of this approach, and we enjoy reading stories about personal investors constructing their own dividend-rich portfolios.

What we are undertaking is a much riskier project, although the potential returns more than make up for it. Trading is not for the faint of heart. To continue learning, we have had to make real personal and financial sacrifices. We consider ourselves richly rewarded in experience since then (the profits are nice too!).

Our fund is concentrated in situational investing. Our portfolio management principles and trading practices are sometimes totally opposite of conventional investment approaches. In other words, we are trying to develop a unique niche, and a competitive advantage over our peers.

We are day traders with quirks. We reject some conventional notions about investing. We definitely reject the get-rich-quick investment seminars touted by the gurus out there. We are enemies of rumours and friends of hard, honest work.

We are unique for several distinct reasons:

1) The fund is mostly in cash in order to gain maximum leverage and to be deployed only when an opportunity arises. We are happily in cash when there's nothing to trade, insulating us from negative market conditions.

2) We are active traders of not just stocks, but also structured warrants (company or index linked) and initial public offerings (IPOs).

3) We also have the ability to short sell the markets via index linked put warrants, a crucial tool when markets go bad.

4) We constantly and incessantly study unique market signals and different trading approaches. We are particularly adept at analysing liquidity, market volatility, and panic selling situations. If we were to sum up our philosophy, we are essentially traders of volatility, on both the upside and downside.

5) We hardly utilise conventional charting principles and technical analysis with all the exotic symbols, preferring to analyse price and volume activity instead. We do respect the candlestick chart; we just look at it differently.

What do we get from this uniqueness? How about the ability to make RM10,000 in an hour? We once made RM27,000 in five days. Or, given the right situation, how about RM50,000 in a single week?

Other people may make similar claims, but we urge you to ask for proof. Ours is right here in these pages. We even walk you through each trade in extreme detail, no holds barred. And it's all for free, for you to read and hopefully learn.

The downside of this form of investing? Occasional exposure to large losses, of course. Rewards do not come without risk. Managing it properly is what makes our Fund sustainable. Our focus is never on getting the most money out of a trade; it's about perfect execution of a sensible plan, with profits that are commensurate with our efforts, and with manageable downside risk.

Would people believe us if we just tell them about profits of such magnitude? Of course not. So we decided to document our experiences on this blog. We extract raw info and data with no filters or editing to make you believe that yes, anybody can trade profitably on Bursa Malaysia. 

We are supporters of the bourse and good Malaysian companies. We hope that by documenting our experiences and wins, more people will consider joining the stock market. The best Malaysian corporates, big or small, are worth championing.
We aim to dispel negative notions about the stock market. Trading is not a bad thing. It is indeed possible to aim for massive double digit profits from stocks without gambling, or market manipulation.

The stock market is not for the foolish; given the right approach, you can make huge profits, but it requires discipline, hard work, and the occasional five digit losses - the dreaded 'tuition fees'.

Literally, it will take years of hard work and delayed gratification of material items. We're in Year 6 and we feel we have only just started truly learning things.

We do not claim to be smarter than everyone else, but we do have a good grasp of how the market works. And what works is not always what you read about in the media or what you learn from at investment seminars.

We will forever be students of the markets, and to really learn we have to put our money where our mouths are. Hence the entries you see on this blog; each trade is a documentation of how things went right, or wrong, and the consequence of our decisions. We do not paper trade; the losses and gains are very, very real.

If you're young, or if you have disposable income, we'd like to show that it is alright to dream big. Do what you believe in and don't be afraid of failing. In the business of trading you can fail and succeed in a single day, every day. If you lose, you're always fully accountable for it.

This blog is where you can track every step of our journey.

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