Thursday, May 23, 2013

Penny Stock Investment

Investment in stocks is one of the popular options of investments for an individual investor. There are a wide variety of stocks trading in the Stock market. Penny stocks offer a good opportunity for gaining above average returns. Penny stock investment is recommended for investors with a good risk appetite. Penny stocks are good avenues to invest if they are researched thoroughly.

Most of the larger and popular stocks are widely followed by market analysts, institutional investors and the public. In most cases, there is no opportunity to benefit by investing in these popular companies. Hence most investors investing in these type of return fail to beat the benchmark index. Penny stock investment, on the other hand involves identifying penny stocks which are trading at a good price. Good price indicates a price at which the stock is undervalued. By investing in undervalued penny stocks, investors can possibly earn a much better return than investing in stocks of popular companies.

Penny stocks are stocks that trade at a less value per share. You will be able to buy a large amount of shares relative to a blue chip stock. In most cases, penny stocks are also not listed on the main national exchange. Due to this, Penny stock companies have relatively less regulatory requirements. Hence, they are able to concentrate more on their core business. Most penny stocks have a certain amount of uncertainty surrounding their business. For instance, if the company is operating an Oil refinery in an African country, the uncertainty involves the regulation and largely depends on government approvals. Hence, before getting into a penny stock investment, it is recommended to research the company and stock thoroughly. If you are a technical analyst, the chart will guide your entry and exit points. Trading and Investment in Penny stock is both an art and science. It is truly rewarding if done rightly.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quora:- An Amazing place to be

Quora is an amazing Q&A portal, I recently came across. Qoura, starts with the alphabet "Q" which stands for Questions and ends with the alphabet "A' which stands for Answer. At Qoura, you start with your questions and end up getting meaningful answers. Quora, doesn't seem to making any revenues as of now. They seem to be focusing on user acquisitions. Qoura is a perfect platform for curious, inquisitive people. It contains some of the best questions and answers, I have ever read.

Recently Qoura published a book "Best of Quora".It is a collection of the best questions and answers compiled by the Quora admin team. A hard bound copy with a Quora T-Shirt was sent to most of the top writers. The pdf version of the book is available online. Overall, I enjoy my time on Qoura and am happy that I am away from Facebook wasting time.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bus from Penang to Singapore

Travelling by bus from Penang to Singapore is an extremely effective and economic mode of transport. Many private operators provide bus service between Penang and Singapore. Some of the most common service providers are StarMart Express, Komtar Gunung Raya, Konsortium Express, Sri Maju Express and Transtar Express. The average fare of a bus ride from Penang to Singapore is about MYR 80. When compared with a flight which will take at least MYR 250, bus travel is an affordable way of travel.

Bus from Penang to Singapore is available in different departures ranging from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM. For StarMart Express Sdn Bhd buses, the check-in counter is the Terminal Sungai Nibong. For Komtar Gunung Raya Agency buses, the check-in counter is the Prangin Mall. Many tourists prefer an overnight journey to save on time and cost of accommodation. However, some people prefer a morning ride to have a glimpse of Malaysia through bus windows. Most of the bus service providers allow online booking. Busonlineticket.com is a popular portal for bus bookings in Malaysia. Two coach companies- StarMart and Komtar Gunung allow online booking on this portal.

Penang is rich in its cultural diversity. While travelling from Penang to Singapore, we encounter several places. Many tourists head towards Singapore from Penang for tourism or for the departure flight to their home country. Singapore is well known for its tourist attractions such as Marina Bay, Sentosa etc.

Penang and Singapore are about 750 km apart by road. Generally the travel time for a bus from Penang to Singapore is about 10 hours. However, there could be some variations due to traffic conditions. The immigration clearances are expected to take about half an hour. A break of about 20-40 minutes is common for refreshments. Overall, travelling by bus from Penang to Singapore is an extremely convenient and cost effective way to commute.

Friday, May 17, 2013

5 Best Soccer players in Latin America

Soccer is an extremely popular sport around the world. It is even more popular in Latin America. There are several reasons for popularity of soccer in South American countries. Countries in Latin America have produced some of the best ever soccer players. Countries in South America have won the world cup titles multiple times. Soccer is popular in four nations of Latin America namely Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia.

In this article, we profile 5 best soccer players in Latin America of all time.

a) Pele: - Pele (birth name Edison) is undoubtedly the top soccer player on the planet which Latin America has produced. He was born in Brazil. His father was associated with a football club. Pele learnt soccer from his father and spent his childhood in Sao Paulo. Pele played his first international game when he was nearing 17 years of age. At that time, he became the youngest player to score a goal in a match of international status. He played in four football world cup tournaments starting 1958. He was given the title of Black Pearl. He was also the youngest player to score a hat-trick goal in 1958 world cup match against France. Even after retirement, Pele is associated with Soccer in many ways.

b) Diego Maradona: Maradona was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is undoubtedly the best soccer player Argentina has ever produced. He played his first professional match when he was less than 16 years of age. He played for Argentinos Juniors for first few years of his career. His first world cup was the Barcelona world cup in 1982. He won the golden boot award in two world cups. Argentina won the 1986 world cup under Maradona. He had some unpleasant experience at the 1994 world cup. But overall, he was one of the best soccer players ever.

c) Ronaldo- Ronaldo has been considered the best soccer player ever by many people around the world. He was born in Brazil in 1976 and was nicknamed as "The Phenomenon". He played his first international match in 1994 against Argentina. He is one of the few footballers to win the award Player of the year by FIFA. He played in three world cups starting 1998. Under him, Brazil won the cup in 2002.

d) Ronaldinho- Ronaldinho is another great soccer player from Brazil. He has won the player of the year title by FIFA two times. His father was associated with a local football club He started developing an interest in soccer by 8-9 years of age. He played the FIFA under 17 championship in 1997. He is regarded as a skillful player and is one of the best soccer players from Latin America.
e) Lionel Messi- Lionel Messi is an Argentine soccer player. He is the captain of the national team of Argentina. He began playing football in Barcelona, Spain. His first international match was against Hungary in 2005 when he was just 18 years old. He even got an opportunity to play for the Spanish National team. He has played in 2006 and 2010 world cup tournaments so far. His achievements in other football tournaments such as Copa America have been good.