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“Why Gold? Why Silver? Why Now?” debuts in South Korea!

I have been honored to have the opportunity to take the stage all the way in South Korea, being my very first time speaking out of South East Asia!

Just when I thought that speaking in Vietnam with a translator on stage was challenging, this time, i found myself speaking in chinese on several ocassions!

While many investors are still jittery over the downward pattern of gold and silver, the organizer, the global investment Gordon Paulson Asset Management was optimistic about precious metals having hosted an event of such scale catering to audience from the Far East Asia region.

With little psy from the Gangnam Style video

So guess what, this time, I wan sharing stage with little psy from the Gangnam Style video!

Hwang Min Woo, best known for his appearance in the video for the 2012 international hit single "Gangnam Style". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hwang_Min-woo

Hwang Min Woo, best known for his appearance in the video for the 2012 international hit single “Gangnam Style”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hwang_Min-woo

Here’s the media coverage of the event (unfortunately, I wasn’t able to comprehend hangul):-

Waking up feeling Thankful for being featured in a Korean media for the very first time.

Waking up feeling Thankful for being featured in a Korean media for the very first time.

Read also my post on Learning the History of Money @Jeju Island

Rahsia Pelaburan Emas dan Perak, My 5th Book in 3 years’ Time

3 years plus ago, I decided to write a book on investing in Gold and Silver resulting to the publication of our financial bestseller “Why Gold, Why Silver, Why Now”.

The title receive such tremendous support that it was translated in Chinese in 2013 to cater to the learning hunger of our Chinese speaking friends.

Today, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am most pleased to present to you, our malay-speaking friends, the Rahsia Pelaburan Emas & Perak book available in major bookstores very soon!

I'm glad to have met Azizi Ali 2 years ago whom have helped me in launching my foothold into the publishing industry with my 1st book Why Gold? Why Silver? Why Now?

I’m glad to have met Azizi Ali 3 years ago whom have helped me in launching my foothold into the publishing industry with my 1st book Why Gold? Why Silver? Why Now?

How I Published 5 Books in 3 Years’ Time

 

Back then, Mr Azizi (Retire Rich Guru) was the pioneer in the wealth coaching industry whom i looked up to. Being a Speaker, Entrepreneur and Author himself, i have been inspired by him too, to bring my mission in financial education into the next level.

I had to thank Azizi Ali who has opened up his door to me where i launched my foothold into the publishing industry as an author. My first book, Why Gold? Why Silver? Why Now? gained tremendous success upon its launching.. and then, in 3 years time, i found myself having 5 books. It is definitely something for me to celebrate while I tell myself that there will be more books to come!

Adding to a litst of financial and personal development titles

Proud to have the “Rahsia Pelaburan Emas dan Perak” book, being the latest addition to Azizi Ali’s True Wealth Publishing’s collection of wealth and personal development books.

Besides Azizi, I’d also like to take this opportunity to that Lee Siu Ming and my team at SilverMalaysia.com for working hard to launch this book.

Why Gold? Why Silver Why Now? is also available in Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia. Look out for these titles in SilverMalaysia.com online store and also major bookstores nationwide.

Why Gold? Why Silver Why Now? is also available in Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia. Look out for these titles in SilverMalaysia.com online store and also major bookstores nationwide.

By the way, there’s an upcoming seminar by Azizi Ali this June 22 where he’s sharing on his strategies to retiring rich and retiring young. Do check out how you can learn from the man himself here –> http://www.retirerich.guru/.

3 Months of “Keeping Investment Simple & Stupid”

3 Months of “Keep(ing) Investment Simple & Stupid”  – a title that makes you wonder, 3 months down the road, what would my investment return be like? 3 months would have been too early to see any return, your unit trust agent or your insurance agent might say. You’d be happier seeing your bank fixed deposit slip upon 3 months’ maturity despite its small number. If you are trading something online, I mean crude oil, gold futures, stocks – your savings might have even got dented. However, the good news is, if you are buying into a crude oil project,  you would already have a 3% payout debited into your bank account.

That aside, if you have not start anything, I suggest you to start reading the “Keep Investment Simple & Stupid” (KISS) book written by yours truly, myself and my long time buddy, Benny Lee, which we have launched 3 months ago.

The “Keep Investment Simple & Stupid” series was initially what we started at Financial Youth Intelligence (FYI). We launched a program in Year 2013 titled ‘How to Invest like an Idiot and Trade Like a Pro’ investment workshop.  My mission was to increase the level of financial intelligence among youths in the region. As time went on, ‘How to Invest like an Idiot and Trade Like a Pro’ investment workshop has been consistently signing up no less than 250 participants in every show, we only felt that it is the right time to write a book on investing itself – targeting not only on students, but also novice investors alike.

By now, the book has already enjoyed much encouraging feedback from readers, not only in Malaysia, but also in Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam!

To an author's delight, the book was featured in Popular Bookstores at its finance section as no. 1 in March.

To an author’s delight, the book was featured in Popular Bookstores at its finance section as no. 1 in March.

What’s more, I recently was told that the book got featured in The Edge’s Personal Money, Issue 153, May 2014 issue with positive reviews.

Keep Investment Simple and Stupid, as seen in Personal Money Magazine, May 2014

Keep Investment Simple and Stupid, as seen in Personal Money Magazine, May 2014

For some of you out there who have yet to start in investing or unsure, perhaps, my suggestion to you is to start investing in this book. The best investment you could ever make is the machine between your 2 ears.

As for those of you who have already been touched by our ‘Keep Investment Simple & Stupid’ book or ‘How to Invest like an Idiot & Trade like a Pro’ investment workshop, look out for Part 2 of the book and workshop! *Hint hint *

Lastly, always remember to Keep Investment Simple and Stupid!

Keep Investment Simple & Stupid

When I started learning how to invest 10 years ago, I was simply a Computer Science student in university. I had a hard time understanding those ‘Financial Jargons’!

It was then when I told myself, one day, I’m gonna translate these boring and complex financial languages into simple and fun financial education programs!

On the first week of January 2014, I launched the KISS Series – Keep Investment Simple & Stupid!

The first book of KISS was written together with my buddy, Benny Lee!

Benny Lee Jonathan Quek Kiss

Many asked why we named our book “Keep Investment Simple and Stupid (KISS)”. The word stupid does not seem appropriate, say some. Well, there is a reason why we named it that way… That’s why you need to get the book!

We do not mean that a person has to be stupid to invest. It is supposed to be keeping investments “stupid”. In other words, one does not need to be a rocket scientist to be a successful investor or trader. Any lay person can acquire the the knowledge of investing, and of course it has to be from someone who has the experience.

People always think that “if only we can be as smart/brilliant as Warren Buffet or Mark Cook or Kiyosaki, then we can be successful…” Well , that is not the case. Buffet, despite having a Master of Science in Finance, attributed his investment skills to a simple approach and principles taught by Benjamin Graham. Mark Cook (From the book Market Wizards) was a farmer, and Robert Kiyosaki was a marine. They all learned from other people’s experience (found their “Rich Dad”) and took action.

There are few formulas of success that I’ll remember for life.

Knowledge = Power

Knowledge + Action = Miracles!

Knowledge gives us power. But what I do realised more often are people who are equipped with too much knowledge and they are unable to take actions. Perhaps it’s not knowledge that’s creating the trouble. It’s not knowing how to keep the knowledge simple that paralyses a person.

And I always said, the more you know (I am talking about knowledge, not experience), the more afraid and risk-averse we become. All you need is a simple knowledge on how to trade and invest and this book will give you a kick-start to take action!

And Guess what?

When I returned from my Chinese New Year break last month, I’m proud to announce that within a month launching KISS (Keep Investment Simple & Stupid), our book is now ranked No.6 in Popular Finance Bestseller List!

A big thank you to everyone who have supported this book as we hope to make investing and trading not only more profitable, but also fun and simple!

Popular Best Selling ListClick here to grab a copy of this book!

 

郭景伟作品《为何黄金,为何白银,为何现在》 已在 第八届海外华文书市出售!

很荣幸今天在KLCC的第八届海外华文书市看见自己的作品《为何黄金,为何白银,为何现在》。我也非常高兴在这里再次遇见两位与我同样热衷于黄金白银投资的朋友,戴义恩和谢汶凯。他们俩已在台上为大家分享黄金白银投资的资讯。

我相信这是一个很好的开始因为读者们对于黄金白银投资的意识增加了!

最后还是要请大家多多支持我的首本华文书籍《为何黄金,为何白银,为何现在》, 就在hall2的个人理财专栏。

My First Chinese Book 为何黄金,为何白银,为何现在 is Out

Finally, i now have a book written in Chinese!

The Chinese translated version is published as i realized that a large segment of the market are chinese literate investors whoe are also keen in investing in gold and silver. Well, for those who have already read or seen my book “Why Gold, Why Silver, Why Now?”, this is not new because it is in fact the translated version of that earlier publication.

I was truly elated whenever supporters approach me to request for my signature! Thank you for your support!

We launched the Chinese copy of the “Why Gold, Why Silver, Why Now” book at the Invest Fair Malaysia 2013 just last weekend. A visitor approached me for my signature… i am truly honored.

Being a banana myself, as my friends always tease for  my lack of literacy in Chinese language, i feel that this is another personal milestone that i have achieved. In fact, my dream is to have my books translated into more languages to be shared with friends all around the world. So, taking this little step makes me feel closer and closer to my dream.

To my team in SilverMalaysia.com and all my supporters…I want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for all your support!

By the way, for those who reads chinese, here’s a brief description about the book:-

为何黄金?为何白银?为何现在?

现在,就让郭景伟带领您到一个以往在公众和大众媒体之间隐藏着的真实世界。当您穿越过金融领域的过去、现在和未来的漆黑小巷,您可能会蔑视那腐败,羞于自己的无知并且寻找新的勇气以开拓新生活— 您被告知的富裕生活只会出现在童话故事里!

•             您将会学到如何鉴定真正的“钱”。

•             您将会理解到底什么是中央银行和通货膨胀。

•             您将会懂得白银如何比它的著名亲戚— 黄金更值得投资。

让我们一起参与郭景伟和国际著名的个人和机构一起进行有关“为何这是一个属于黄金和白银的时代?”和“如何开始投资?”累积性的研究,迎向我们一生中最大的财富转移!

•             财富永远不能被摧毁。它只能从一个人身上被转移至另一个人。

•             当您的股票资产价值下跌时,这笔财富转移到了抑制市场的舵手身上。

•             黄金投资可以追溯到许多世纪前,它的作用为避风港ˎ 价值储存和货币资产。

•             黄金没有拖欠风险,被发行者违约的风险毫不存在。

•             当您购买珍贵金属时,您正铺着一条长远的投资路线。

•             切勿向不被公认的精炼厂购买金条或硬币。

•             白银是实物金钱。除了黄金,白银也是全世界流动性最高的资产之一。把白银兜售到国外去并不是一个问题。

由于美国政府大量印刷金钱,他们相信历史上全球最大的金融危机即将在我们眼前展开。同时,他们也深信历史上最好的投资时机正在敲着我们的门。至于要不要开门,那就随您而定!

Do check it out in major bookstores or at SilverMalaysia.com Online Store