Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Compounding Interest

There is investor of mine once asked me , "Charis , what is this term compounding interest ? ", "How does it benefits me ?". So then , hence today my topic will be Compound Interest. 

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What is Compound Interest? 

Basically compound interest is your initial principal + accumulated interest over the periods.
In other words it is  basically interest on interest.

So like I mentioned earlier on the questions my investor asked, I replied that when you opt for reinvestment you are already benefiting the value of compounding interest. I will show you the reason behind below :-

Let say you invested RM10,000 with the rate of return of 5% on a compounding interest basis. 

Year 1 :  RM 10,000 * 5% =  RM 500     = RM 10,500
Year 2 :  RM 10,500 * 5% = RM 525      =RM 11,025
Year 3 :   RM 11,025 *5% = RM 551.25 =RM 11,576.25  

Therefore the total interest received  = RM 1576.25
( RM 500 + RM 525 + RM 551.25)

As compare to simple interest / without compound interest :-

Year 1 : RM 10,000 * 5% = RM 500 = RM 10,500
Year 2 : RM 10,000 * 5% = RM 500 = RM 10,500
Year 3 : RM 10,000 * 5% = RM 500 = RM 10,500

Total interest received = RM 1500

As you can see , obviously with compounding interest it is more worth while if you understand the basis of Time Value of Money, which simply means that money available today is worth more than the future unless money itself an generate interest themselves. Hence, we are need to invest our money in different platform in order to make our money value more value in near future. 

Therefore, the higher the number of compound periods the greater the compound interest value. Compounding interest also aids in boosting up the investment value over the long term periods.

PM me for more info on how to have a better returns for your financial goals. 

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Friday, 24 February 2017

What is Mutual Funds / Unit Trust

A few days ago , a few people came up to me and asked me what is Mutual Funds /  Unit Trust ( MF/ UT), hence my topic of the day. 

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So what is MF/ UT to you ? 

To some of us, it is a form of investment / another option to place you funds in to earn a better return. 
Then comes the next question. What is investment to you ? When we say we are investing into anything we are actually putting in some cash / time into something in order for us to earn a certain return. The return could be in terms of better interest / skills set / knowledge / etc... for our own future benefits. 

Yes, you got it right, MF / UT does gives a better return in general as to compare to fixed deposits and other instruments. The key here is we need to know our objectives on investment and the duration we need to achieve it. Why do we need a duration or a time frame ? Because that's only make it more meaningful. Investing is not an overnight thing its a medium to long term thing. 

* take a look at my older post for more insights*

Sp MF/ UT is basically a pool of funds collected from different individuals / corporate which is known by investors. Yes that's include me and you . If you are investing or plan to invest in MF/ UT then you are an investor or potential investor. 

Thereafter the pool of funds will be entrusted and managed by professionals which are known as fund managers. These fund managers will then select the company stocks that is suitable based on the risk tolerance of the funds and objectives of the funds as well as the types of the funds.
( equities , money markets, bonds, balance , mixed assets, index )

At the end of the day what we all are looking for is the return as i mentioned above. So how does the returns earns. Well in MF/ UT our returns are based on :-

1. Capital Appreciation 
Increase in the fund price 

2. Income Distribution 

3. Combination of (1) & (2)

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1. Well Diversified - Different Asset Classes

2. Managed by Fund Managers

3. Lower Risk - Stocks Selections and Types of Funds

4. Liquidation - Redemption is able to be credited to your account in 5-7 working days

5. Flexible - Invest at your own pace ( monthly, quarterly , semi annually, yearly, additional investment, lump sum)

6.Legacy - Nomination to transfer the wealth accumulated to your love ones.

7. Affortable - as low as RM 1000 and monthly investment of RM100

8. Hedge against inflation and low interest risk.

9. Peace of Mind - Rest assure that it is well managed by the professionals

10. Better Funds Accumulations for the future.

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So here is some simple basic information you need to know about MF / UT . I hope it helps you in more understanding. If you would like to know more on the How to get started do not hesitate to contact me or email me at

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The CPD of Wealth

Good day everyone , first and foremost i would like to apologize for not constantly updating. I am back now with all geared up and ready to go. 

As you can see today's topic will be "The CPD of Wealth" . What is the C P D? 
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Without the CPD the financial planning will not be complete. CPD is an essential in financial planning in determining an your personal short and long term of financial goals. 

So let's us start with the first letter :-

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C : Creation 

We first need to create before we build. By creating it only we can move the next level. How do we create ? We need to first take the first step in knowing your own goals for the short to long term. It is only upon knowing those you're able to plan and work on it in achieving it. 

In all goals settings we need to know that there is no short cut. Therefore, we need to know the 5 main elements in goals and objective settings. These are :-

S -Specific

M- Measurable 

A- Achievable 

R- Realistic 

T - Timely

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P : Protection 

Often so we learned to build and accumulate our wealth we forgot that we need to protect it so that our wealth so that our love ones are the one who is able to share the joy and happiness of what we have build. Therefore the next step is to protect yourself and your wealth . The thing you need to do is get an insurance that protect your funds, Yes you heard me right , yes there is, Get yourself a PA ( Personal Accident ) too. 

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D : Distribution 

As you can see once we build something we need to protect it and once we protect it we need to learn how to distribute it when its necessary. Therefore we need to be prepared and get all ready with our Will / Wasiat Writing as well as Trust Nomination services so that the wealth that is preserved can be distributed accordingly to your next in kin.

Therefore  ,  wait no more ! 

Dof eel free to drop me an email or comment if you wanna know more on the options availbale in the market. No harm knowing no harm trying ! 

Nothing is too late but if you are doing nothing then is too late !