This blog originally aims to correct the common perception of investment equals speculation in Singapore and strives to promote value investing, share accurate information, interesting ideas and useful knowledge on investments, in particular, equities or stocks in Singapore. As of 2022, this blog, rebranded as 8% Value Investhink is being managed by Arvel Strategic Capital.

8% Value Investhink aspires to be a value investing / critical thinking knowledge platform with the goal to share knowledge, help understand investing and finance, and help develop critical thinking skills. One important objective would be to help others understand the concept of value and avoid overpaying, especially for property.

8%pa refers to the long term average return of global stock market indices. The US S&P500 index has returned 10% per annum over the last century, but most other global indices have not had such good track records. So, in order to beat global indices, an 8% return per annum would be a good target. In reality, to achieve 8% return per annum over very long time frame like 30 years or more is a very tall order. It means increasing the original capital by 10 folds over that time frame.

To sum up, the mission of 8% Value Investhink today encompasses the following:

1) help everyone master critical thinking skills
2) share knowledge and information
3) learn about value investing and in the broader context, gain better financial literary
4) Build both online and offline eco-systems to achieve the above

If you would like to be part of our eco-system to learn, share and discuss investing and critical thinking. Do drop an email to arvelstrategic@gmail.com and "Like" our Facebook Page below for constant knowledge sharing and events updates.

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  1. Hi!

    I have an idea that might interest you. Company is called Straco Corporation Ltd, it's listed in Singapore. Most of the its profits come from China (2 aquariums), and another significant contributor is the observation wheel in the Singapore Marina Bay.

    My original write-up is here https://netosnotes.blogspot.com/2019/07/background-straco-corporation-develops.html and I recently revisted it here https://netosnotes.blogspot.com/2020/02/revisiting-straco-corporation.html.

    Miguel Neto

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