Kent Kwan

Kent Kwan is a co-founder of AtlasTrend. He was formerly a Chief Investment Officer of an ASX listed company and prior to that was an international equities fund manager with JPMorgan.

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Amazon Innovation, Soros Joins Crypto Rollercoaster, Property Prices Fall

Kent Kwan

Check out our key takeaways from Amazon’s Innovation Day, plus catch up on other notable things that happened around the world this week, and what it all means for you and your investments. Show More

Trump Attacks Amazon, Stock Markets Suffer, Uber & Tesla's AV Crashes

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Trump lashes out at Amazon, stock markets suffer + Uber & Tesla’s fatal AV crashes. What does it all mean for investors? Show More

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Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Crypto Bans Escalate, Royal Commission Revelations

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Get the investor scoop on a scandal-heavy week involving Facebook, cryptocurrency, and Aussie banks. What does it all mean for investors? Show More

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Trump Meeting Kim Jong-Un, Labor’s $59b Cash Refund Plan, Spotify’s Unorthodox IPO

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Get the full scoop on what Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-Un, Labor’s $59b cash refund plan, and Spotify’s unconventional IPO means for you and your investments. Show More

Myer’s Misery, Game-Changing Self-Driving Cars, Buffett and Munger Hate Bitcoin

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Find out how Myer’s struggle to stay afloat, the far-reaching impact of self-driving cars, and Buffett hating Bitcoin could affect you and your investments. Show More

What the Best Fund Managers Never Do

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Many textbooks and articles tell you how successful fund managers go about analysing companies when they invest. However, what they don’t tend to disclose is that a lot of investment success is also a result of never doing certain things. Show More

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3 Things: Bouncy Stock Markets, SpaceX Launches Cars & Rockets, Shipping with Amazon

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Catch up on this week’s top stories around bouncy global markets, Elon Musk’s space race, and Amazon’s next venture. Plus, what it all means for you and your investments. Show More

What's More Risky: Shares or Residential Property?

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In Australia, many cities have enjoyed a prolonged period of house price increases. As a result, it's safe to say a large number of Australians have fallen in love with residential investment property as an asset class. Show More

3 Things This Week: Markets Get Turbulent, Apple’s Cash Plan, Crypto Meltdowns

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Catch up on this week’s top stories around volatile markets, Apple’s cash plan, and cryptocurrency meltdowns. Plus what it all means for you and your investments. Show More

The 4 Investment Blunders I've Learnt Most From

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I’m going to admit it upfront. I’ve made some investment blunders over the years. Before we get into the details, please allow me to quickly introduce myself. I’m Kent Kwan, one of the co-founders of AtlasTrend and I have over 15 years of professional experience in the global investment markets.... Show More

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Why Renting Could be the New Black

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Should you rent or buy? It’s the classic housing dilemma. However, with property prices being as high as they are, renting is increasingly looking like a more attractive option. While renting can be the more affordable option in the short term, it can also be the smartest – particularly when... Show More

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3 Things This Week: Facebook’s NewsFeed Shake-up, Trump-proof Markets, Crypto Crackdown

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What could Facebook’s new feed, Donald Trump’s tweets, and a cryptocurrency crackdown have to do with you and your investments? Show More

5 Essential Investing Tips for Millennials: How to Start Building Wealth Early

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Isn’t it time we changed the dialogue around millennials and money? Moved away from berating them for their supposed avocado-eating, latte-sipping, globe-trotting habits and offered some pragmatic strategies for building a sustainable financial future? We certainly think so. It’s why we’ve broken down 5 investing tips for millennials looking for... Show More

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Healthy Investing to Reduce the Obesity Trend – What to Buy and What to Avoid

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Very recently a landmark study was published in The Lancet (a renowned medical journal). The results were alarming. Click on full article to view the infographic. Show More

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Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Cruise Ship Companies

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Via two infographics we show the size and growth of the cruise ship industry together with the revenue and cost structure of Royal Caribbean Cruises. We also breakdown how much profit Royal Caribbean makes from each cruise passenger. Show More

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Are you dangerously hooked on dividends?

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We all understand the preference for some investors to have an income generating portfolio. There is nothing wrong with that. However, the chase for dividend yield is becoming more risky. We look at BHP as a topical example and examine why boards are so late to the game in changing... Show More

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“I Really Can’t Sell That” Conundrum

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If only we had a dollar for everyone who has said this to us in the past couple of months! In this new series of insights we share with our readers some practical lessons we apply when investing including some topical real life examples. To start with, our readers have... Show More

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Debunking The 5 Great Myths Of Investing Internationally

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Are you considering investing internationally in 2016? Do you worry that investing internationally is too hard or too risky? In this post we debunk 5 popular myths of investing internationally. #1 - It is too risky. #2 - Don't know enough about international companies. #3 - Too hard and expensive... Show More

3 practical ways to use consensus forecasts for an investment edge

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Access to consensus forecasts for listed companies used to be limited to professional fund managers with subscriptions to expensive investment data systems. That is now changing with detailed consensus forecasts available for free from sources such as Reuters. There are even free crowd sourced consensus forecasts for listed US companies... Show More

Viagra Buys Botox & Why You Should Buy Pfizer

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Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies (and the maker of Viagra), has recently announced it is merging with Allergan, best known for being the maker of Botox. Show More

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