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LENSELL EDUSeries: Episode 4 - Blue Chips

At LENSELL, our team strives to make financial literacy accessible to everyone so that you can make informed investment decisions and grow financially. In our last blog, we highlighted the question: Should you include Cryptocurrencies in your Portfolio?  This time, we will explore on the topic of Blue Chip!

Blue chip shares are investments in well-established companies that are leaders in their respective industries (usually mega-cap and large-cap stocks - that is, companies with a market capitalisation [1] of over $10 billions). Blue chip companies are generally considered to be financially stable, with a history of solid earnings.
If you looked around for advice before starting your investing journey, you must have heard things like “stick to the big names, they are stable and are not very risky” or “blue chip companies tend to be safer and less volatile than other stocks”. 

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LENSELL EDUSeries: Episode 2 - Alpha and Beta

At LENSELL, we strive to make financial literacy accessible to everyone so that you can make informed investment decisions and grow financially. In our last blog, Diversification 101, we discussed the importance of Portfolio Diversification. This time, we will explore two indicators that will help you understand portfolio performance and see how they can assist in making better informed investment decisions.

Financial markets are always prone to financial risks and there are several factors contributing to it - macroeconomic forces, unprecedented events, disasters, market interest rate, or the possibility of default by sectors or large corporations (Investopedia,2021). Sometimes risks are simply those inherent to business operations in a dynamic economic environment. Basic understanding of these financial risks can help you strategically invest in assets that may generate the expected returns. 

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