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.
Here’s the media coverage of the event (unfortunately, I wasn’t able to comprehend hangul):-
Read also my post on Learning the History of Money @Jeju Island
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!
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!
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.
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 “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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Click here to grab a copy of this book!
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.
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:-
• 您将会懂得白银如何比它的著名亲戚— 黄金更值得投资。
• 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。
Do check it out in major bookstores or at SilverMalaysia.com Online Store