Wednesday, 25 November 2015

KL: Aiming Solution Engineering

Solution Engineering (KLSE: SOLUTN) is a listed company in Bursa Malaysia. The company manufactures laboratory-scale equipment for (tertiary) education and research purposes. The product covers a wide range of research field, including heat transfer, separation processes, process control etc.

I understand that a number of universities purchase their lab-scale equipment from this company, both local and overseas university. University of Malaya is an example. When I did my bachelor and saw the company logo on the lab-scale equipment, I did a brief study on it. At that time the company was losing money continuously, so I have little interest in it. Had it not because of "Cold Eye" (an investment expert in Malaysia) who accumulated this counter, I believe it will continue to remain undiscovered. He now owns 4.92% of company share, which is just shy of the 5% where the investor is required to report to Bursa Malaysia as a substantial shareholder.

Last week, the share jumped with high volume followed by low volume adjustment. I noticed it has the typical movement that I was looking for, similar to INARI not long ago.

The steps are the same:

1. Price soared with high volume
2. Adjustment with low volume
3. Buy in

As simple as that.

During the adjustment process, the lowest traded price will usually be higher than the price before soaring (i.e., RM 0.395 in this case). However, yesterday it has gone down to RM 0.390. I would like to observe for a few more days before making a decision.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Catalyst: The myth behind cholesterol‏

Another TV show that I feel like to write something about.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)'s Catalyst programme once broadcasted a two-episode of 1 hour documentation titled "Heart of the matter", explaining the "cholesterol drug war". It was more than 2 years ago. I wasn't aware of this until recently, when Sydney Morning Herald reported about  60,000 people quit cholesterol medicine after viewing "unbalanced" TV program. Sensational, isn't it?

ABC has now removed the video from its Catalyst website due to the pressure from related authorities. Being sceptical about the medicine industry, I went on-line to find these videos, and thankfully, it can still be viewed (at the moment of writing).

The programme explains about how the "weak hypothesis" of the link between cholesterol and heart attack can  become today's medical dogma. I do not deny that the programme is biased, but if this is the truth that has been concealed for decades, what is wrong with being biased?

WARNING: The following videos in this video may utterly change your view on cholesterol.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

KL: Buy back INARI's son

A good horse will not turn back to eat the old grass (direct translation from a Chinese proverb 好马不吃回头草). This is true for a good horse. However, I am certainly not one of the good one.

INARI, my old buddy which I have sold Oct 2014 during the big drop -- a pain when looking back. Ridiculously, I targeted RM 2.70 (before the second right issue ex) at the time of buying. I went up to as high as RM 3.30 (before ex) and I didn't sell. It wasn't until the big drop that I finally sold at a price well below my target price. This happened before, and history has repeated itself.

Anyway,INARI price soared with volume recently:


This is a very nice pattern, so I follow these steps that I used to do:

1. Price soared with high volume
2. If got adjustment, wait for it and adjustment must come with low volume
3. Buy in after a few trading days

As simple as that.

I intended to buy INARI-CW. But looking at INARI-CW, only CI and CJ have some "attractive features". However, I ended up buying INARI-WB as CI and CJ cannot play:

1.CI banker's is a scrooge, queuing only 500 lot for each price bid! **

**Conspiracy theory: I know conspiracy theory is a cliché nowadays, but could this imply that the banker has no confidence to earn money from this CW, hence the low volume queue?

2. CJ itself has "acceptable" volume for each price bid, but nobody trades it, hence no volume. CW with no volume -- cannot play.

INARI, I am back by buying your son!