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A Walk in the Park with Cypark Resources Berhad (5184)

Lately, I have been searching for a company which has good profit margins, a business model which is non-conventional (i.e., not manufacturing, banking, plantation, and trading in nature), and resilient to external market shocks. I hope I have found the right company! This week I will be looking at Cypark Resources Berhad (5184). Cypark is a company that is involved with the provision of environmental solutions. It has 4 main business segments which are: 1. Environmental engineering: Provision of nature conservation and environmental improvement services. 2. Landscaping and infrastructure: Provision of landscape services, project management services, and infrastructure development. 3. Maintenance: Provision of specialist maintenance works on leachate treatment plants, landscape services for parks, and maintenance of public amenities. 4. Green technology & renewable energy: Solar panel, biogas, biomass, waste-to-energy, and other renewable energy project

What should investors do during times of uncertainty

Mr Investor has been on hiatus. There have not been any concrete investment opportunities, at least on my horizon. So what have I been doing lately? I have been concentrating on my regular job! lol ...  Today, I felt like I should write about a topic which resonates strongly with me: What should you do when the markets are behaving unfavorably? The term "behaving unfavorably" means a volatile market, and any gains are wiped-out the following few days. I am sure most investors or traders, after having being exposed to the markets can relate to this. I have a few suggestions to help investors handle this situation better: Determine the stage of the stock market Before even thinking to buy shares, an investor should assess the overall market condition. It is said that timing is everything, and in this respect, this statement is true to its core. I shall share a secret with you on how to determine a good time to enter the markets. Usually, it is impos

Part 1: Ways to make money in the stock market

I recently stumbled upon an article on the net on ways one can make money investing in the stock market. The article was written in a manner that was fairly simple and easy to understand. It highlighted 3 ways that one can make money from the stock market as an investor: 1. The company’s growth in intrinsic value 2. Appreciation in the company’s share price 3. Dividends received from the company These are all useful concepts. If these concepts are internalized by every investor, everyone will have a pleasant experience investing. As simple as it seems, many people still lose money in the stock market despite being very familiar with the 3 concepts above; note that the 3 methods were intentionally placed in that particular order by me. (1) Growth in intrinsic value Of the 3 concepts, growth in intrinsic value is the most important. The first step is to identify a great business. A business can grow year-on-year if it has a competitive advantage over it competitors.