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Sunday, March 27, 2011

How to Become a Successful Real Estate Investor?

Real estate investing is one of the options for the investment. The critical aspect of this type of investment is to determine the individual who is willing to take the time and learn the business. Real estate investing does not necessary require large sums of money, inside contacts, or a magic touch. All that is really necessary is knowledge and skills.
Tips and Secrets for Real Estate Investing were written in many books and articles with the aspiring real estate entrepreneur in mind. But it is more important for us to select the books or an articles which is designed to provide us with a no-nonsense approach to real estate investing.

In addition, it is crucial that we have the ability to make decisions based on our knowledge and skills. It is sounds simple, but for some people, decision making is a difficult task. There may be times that we must make difficult decisions. If we are unable to do so, then maybe this isn’t the investment opportunity for us.

There are several traits in a person that can make investing easier. For example, it is helpful if we are organised, computer savvy, and a people person. But none of these things are required of us.Therefore, our first step toward successful real estate investing should begin by studying the book, articles, sharing knowledge and others.

The more we know and the better we understand the real estate market, the more likely we are to be successful in it. So, what does it take to become a successful real estate investor? Knowledge and the ability to make decisions, it is as simple as that.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Information as an Important Commodity

In an era of digital economy, information is recognised as one of the more important commodity. Its role in contributing to the economy of a country can not be taken lightly anymore. The quality of information obtained depends on the resources of the data.

However it is very essential for us to distinguish between information, data, knowledge, and wisdom. Normally data comes through research and collection. From that it has to be organised properly in order to create useful information.  Information must be processed accordingly based on the requirement of the stakeholders in order create useful knowledge.

Knowledge is built upon information must be continuously discussed and challenged in order to transform it to wisdom. Wisdom is the situation whereby somebody which already recognised as an expert in the respective field knows what to do with the knowledge. He or she knows how to synthesize the knowledge and make it useful to the community, organisation and humankind.

It is time in Malaysia, a professional in the field of information management plays an important role in the management of information as a commodity. This is important because the information provided should be timely, accurate, credible and reliable. Only in this way only, it will contribute and added value to the organization and the community.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tsunami Hits Individual Investment Portfolio

Many investors began to worry after the disaster in Japan yesterday 11 March 2011.Most of Asian markets, which were lower throughout the day on concerns of political unrest in the Middle East, reacted to Japan’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake in the last hours of trading, accelerating losses(TheStarOnline,11 March 2011).It is causing many investors suffered losses on their investments in the equity market.

This is because part of the long-term investors got the news a bit late on the catastrophic events that occurred in one of the world's major economies.Every investors should monitor the situation so that any decisions made would be a positive impact on their investment.

Thus, the fundamental factors and market sentiment need to be taken into account in any decision made ​​at present.