Go Long

Markets are tanking. Should I cash out? It is almost impossible to read about anything other than COVID-19 and we are no different. As a wealth manager, I can only pass on my ideas on what to do given the turmoil in the markets. There are many losers in these markets, but with every loser,

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The impact of Covid-19 on Vietnam’s financial market

Parts of Asia’s response to the coronavirus outbreak have been heralded in countries harder hit by the current crisis. China constructed makeshift hospitals in days, South Korea implemented widespread testing and contact tracing, while the likes of Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan acted early and fast. Vietnam is another of those to have responded swiftly

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Just the Facts, Ma’am

Removing emotions when making investments, tears of joy or sadness will come later No one should be surprised by the seedy characters that come out of the woodwork during a time of vulnerability. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus across Asia and then the world, a number of investment scams have surfaced. If you’ve seen

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The Panama Papers

What is the scandal about and should you watch the movie? The biggest leak in history. Fix your washing machine. I wonder how many may have taken the time to watch the recently released film The Laundromat by Steven Soderbergh? It was based on the biggest data leak ever known. The Laundromat tries to tell the

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Achieving Your Financial Goals

Learning how to effectively set and achieve your financial goals is key to seeing them realised. However, saving money for your long-term goals is undoubtedly harder than saving for the short-term. A savings plan is your first step on your way to long-term financial success. Step 1: List your financial goals. Take your time here,

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Giants in Vietnam Stock Exchange

The top ten largest firms on the Vietnam Stock Exchange include large companies like Vietcombank, Vinamilk, Vingroup, and Sabeco. Banking and Food and Beverage companies appear the most on the list. 1. VINGROUP: STC(VIC) Stock price: VND119,000 per share Market cap: $16.3 billion Vingroup Joint Stock Company is the largest real estate firm in Vietnam

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Coined it in

Everything you wanted to know about Bitcoin but were afraid to ask Are Bitcoins and cryptocurrencies suitable for my retirement portfolio?  This is quite a loaded question, and the answer could be wildly subjective and would depend largely on how much you know about the asset class and your tolerance for volatility. If you don’t know what volatility refers to, then Bitcoin and

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Stocks, Mutual Funds and ETF’s

Dear Sven, I read one of your previous articles where you explained the potential benefits and pitfalls of buying stocks on the Vietnamese stock exchanges. You mentioned a few companies that could potentially produce attractive returns for investors. I am a novice investor and do not have the time to manage a portfolio of stocks

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