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The second "Evening with AK and friends".

Monday, March 23, 2015

Just showered and feeling a bit rejuvenated after a cup of tea. The second "Evening with AK and friends" went pretty well but of course that is what I think. I sincerely hope everyone had a good time.

Of course, if anyone grew in knowledge during the event, credit goes to my friends and expert panelists: Ser Jing (from Motley Fool Singapore), Rusmin (from The Fifth Person), Sean and Leong (from Value Investing College). I have to thank them for sharing their knowledge and experience freely without any reservation and also for being good sports especially when I got a bit more enthusiastic in my cross examination questions. (I hope Ser Jing does not avoid me from now on.)

I was very happy to meet fellow bloggers, Derek (from TheFinance) and Brian (from Forever Financial Freedom) at the event too. I will see them again next week at the third "Evening with AK and friends" on the 30th. Brian has already agreed to be a guest panelist and I am sure I will have plenty to learn from him while Derek will be covering the event again. Very nice of them to be so supportive.

Got casino in Singapore no need to pay $100 entrance fee de.

Some asked me when the fourth "Evening with AK and friends" will be held. At this moment, I will say tentatively in May. Many readers also asked for a session on a weekend. I have mentioned this to Sean and we will know closer to May when we might have another session.

I guess as long as there is a demand from readers for more of such events and as long as there is support from friends to do this, we should continue.

I hope that we have successfully created an atmosphere of sharing and learning from one another as no one could possibly know everything there is to know. (Psst, I learned from a lady in the audience that Centrepoint is not part of FCT this evening. Not a REIT I am familiar with, obviously.)

The highlight of the event was photo taking! I took a few selfies with some readers but I actually forgot to take a group photo for this session. Alamak.

To readers who attended the session tonight, thanks for taking the time to spend an evening with me. I hope you enjoyed yourselves. I know I did. Thank you.


Added on 27 March 2015:

Will have to try to encourage more audience participation in future.

Related post:
Two more evenings with AK and friends.


jalan Jalan said...

somehow, everytime when i see your pic, you remind me of Russell Lee, the author of True Singapore Ghost Stories. Hehe.

AK71 said...

Hi jalan jalan,

And there the resemblance ends. I am sure his bank account has a few more zeroes compared to mine. ;)

Maybe, I should start writing horror stories for my blog. ;p

AK71 said...

A review of the second "Evening with AK and friends" by our official media partner, TheFinance:
An Evening with AK and Friends – 23 March 2015.

AK71 said...

I shared something along the same line on Monday:


During his speech, Evans said Fed policymakers should be "quite confident" that inflation is headed back to the central bank's 2 percent target before raising interest rates, urging a delay in rate hikes until the first half of next year.

To feel comfortable about raising rates, Evans said he would need to see a rise in core inflation above the current level of 1.3 percent, an increase in wage growth to a range of 3 to 4 percent annually, and a rise in inflation expectations.

Most of Evans's colleagues on the policy-setting committee expect the Fed to start raising rates this year and to continue raising them about a quarter of a percentage point every other meeting.

But Evans said most market participants expect the Fed to move even more slowly. His remarks were accompanied by a graph of market expectations that suggest traders agree with the rate hike views of the Fed's two most dovish policymakers, of which he is one.

"It would be very surprising if inflation did not begin to pick up to 2 percent, I share the optimism of so many of my colleagues that it will pick up but I just don't have the same confidence in the time profile of this, " Evans said.


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