Review: Personal Investing – How to invest your money for consistent returns by Kaiwen Leong, Edwin Lim and Edward Choi

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reviewer: Belinda Ho” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Abril%20Fatface%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]As a rookie investor looking to invest my money for safe, consistent returns, my attention was caught by the title of this book and I picked up a copy of the book with high hopes that it would serve as an interesting one stop read and solution platform for all my investment needs.

Being someone who’s usually averse to reading dull investment books, I had very mixed feelings about the book. On one hand, the book offered great tips and reminders on prudence that resonated deeply within me. On the other, a part of me felt that I could get all of these tips and reminders over the internet.

With that being said, some of these tips and reminders on prudence really struck a chord in me and I’m unlikely to ever forget some of the golden nuggets of advice dished out in this book.

I was particularly struck by how the authors warned about picking up investments based on news and following the pack while riding on the high of market sentiment as this usually means that you are a few steps behind as most investment news and information aren’t quite current anymore by the time you get to read about it.

As someone who is not very familiar with financial markets and trading, I found myself rather lost when the authors started writing about the more technical aspects of the various investment tools used by serious investors, which of course led to a significant chunk of glossing over pages.

In summary, this book failed to meet my expectations of being a captivating one stop read for rookie investors. It was dull in many parts (as you would expect from an investment book) and overly technical in others but it did undeniably make me enlightened to several very wise and prudent investment precautions I should never fail to undertake as a novice investor.

Despite not being a particularly enjoyable or captivating read, I might still choose to buy this book as a gift for someone whom I know is an aspiring investor. After all, one of the most important gifts you can give a rookie investor who’s all raring to charge ahead like an excited bull is the gift of prudence and patience.

As unexciting a read this book was, it certainly delivers on driving home the vital importance of patience and prudence in the successes of your investments and that might just be the only sound advice you ever need before making your baby steps into the world of investment markets.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]9789814561013[/vc_column_text][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”gp-standard-sidebar”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Ning Cai is a Singapore Literature Prize nominated author, who was also long listed for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016. A bestselling writer, she is also recognised for her illusionist/ escapologist stage character Magic Babe Ning, and recognised by Channel News Asia as South East Asia's first professional female magician.

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