Endowus x Seedly Webinar: Investment Mistakes Made During Market Volatility
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Endowus x Seedly Webinar: Investment Mistakes Made During Market Volatility

Sudhan P
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On 3 June 2020, Sheng Shi Chiam, Personal Finance Lead of Endowus, hosted me for a webinar on common investment mistakes made during market volatility and how we can avoid them.


Here are the points covered during the webinar and their respective time-marks:

(3:10) – How the Straits Times Index and the S&P 500 have performed thus far in 2020

(4:25) – How COVID-19 has thrown up many investment opportunities, which could lead investors to speculate in certain stocks

(4:55) – Unloved companies like Biolidics Ltd (SGX: 8YY) have become “loved”; a look at Biolidics’ past financial performance

(9:58) – Companies with strong demand now like Sheng Siong Group Ltd (SGX: OV8) has performed well, but will it continue doing so in the future?

(14:17) – Framework of the types of investing opportunities thrown up in the stock market and how to think about them

(21:14) – Criteria to look out for to invest in high-quality companies

(23:23) – The need to have an investment plan and stick to it

(24:40) – Common investment questions from Seedly Community (“Would you recommend DCA or lumpsum?” and “Do you really need a robo-advisor when you are already investing in global ETFs?”)

(38:48) – Why delayed gratification is important in investing

(41:40) – How missing the best stock market days can impact your portfolio performance

(46:45) – How a lack of patience in the stock market can turn out to be a mistake

(49:09) – Introduction to Endowus

(53:53) – Question and answer from YouTube live chat (discussion notes can be found on Endowus’ coverage of the webinar)

(1:00:07) – Why market timing is futile and what the late John Bogle mentioned about it

(1:02:47) – How investors go on an emotional roller-coaster ride in the stock market and a trivia with the audience on where they think the stock market stands right now

(1:06:05) – Why staying the course is important when it comes to investing

(1:11:00) – More questions from Seedly Community and YouTube live chat (discussion notes can be found on Endowus’ blog article); end of webinar

Links to Seedly blog articles mentioned during the webinar:

For those who wish to know more about Endowus and their offerings, we have wide coverage on the robo-advisor.

Endowus Seedly page

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Disclaimer: The information provided by Seedly serves as an educational piece and is not intended to be personalised investment advice. ​Readers should always do their own due diligence and consider their financial goals before investing in any stock.

About Sudhan P
It isn't fair competition when only one company in the world makes Monopoly. But I love investing in monopolies. Before joining the Seedly hood, I had the chance to co-author a Singapore-themed investment book – "Invest Lah! The Average Joe's Guide To Investing" – and work at The Motley Fool Singapore as an analyst.
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