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The Weekly Nibble: Make Your Money Work Harder for You

Here are some of the most interesting articles that have appeared in the Motley Fool Singapore’s website over the past week. Let’s dive straight in!

1. 3 Cognitive Biases That Can Affect Your Investing Decisions

In this article, my Foolish colleague, Jeremy Chia, looks at three cognitive biases that may cause us to make wrong investment decisions. The three biases explored in the article are anchoring, disposition effect and confirmation bias. What other biases have you heard about and how can you mitigate them?

2. Why We Should Never Hide Gold in Khong Guan Biscuit Tins

Storing cash in Khong Guan biscuit tins will ensure your money stays safe. But, it also ensures that your purchasing power gets eroded away by inflation. You wouldn’t want that, would you?

Therefore, we should always make sure we invest in safe high-yielding assets to protect our wealth and make our money work harder for us. Check out the article by Ong Junyu and the lessons we can all learn.

3. Analysing Bank Stocks

Always wondered how to analyse a bank stock? You don’t have to wonder anymore as Jeremy Chia has made life easier for us. Check out his three-part series below on analysing banks:

  • How to Analyze a Bank’s Balance Sheet – click here
  • How to Analyze a Bank’s Profitability – click here
  • How to Value a Bank Stock – click here

4. Another Oil & Gas Company Runs Aground: How To Avoid Losing Stocks

Shipbuilder Nam Cheong Ltd (SGX: N4E) recently requested for its shares to be suspended from trading. This follows its earlier announcement that it had “decided to temporarily cease repayment” on all of its borrowings while undergoing restructuring.

In the article above, Ser Jing draws some lessons from the episode and shows us how we can avoid investing in businesses that may face financial difficulties.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Sudhan P doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.