Hi, my name is Chris Lee Susanto – you can call me Chris! I’m the Founder of Re-ThinkWealth (Est. 2015).
Welcome to my humble blog! 🙂
I Specialize in profiting using mispricing based on the methodology of Value Investing and Options Selling for the U.S. stock market. And I am planning to leverage on these two methodologies to run my equity fund in the future.
What do you think value investing is? Do you think it is a sustainable method to profit from the stock market in the long run? I for one am of the belief that it is a sustainable method to profit over the long run from the stock market. Fundamentals of a company is the life vest in the irrational world filled with speculators we often live in.
Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike.
About Chris, Founder at Re-ThinkWealth.com
Chris started investing in Singapore and U.S. stock market utilizing value investing & options selling strategies when he was just 21 years old. He is 25 years old this year.
As of the end of Quarter 3 of 2018, he manages a U.S. stocks six-figure portfolio making 25.84% annually (capital gains + dividends + options premiums) beating the S&P 500 annualized return of 13.26% (tracked starting from March 1, 2015 on a quarterly basis).
In the year 2015 at just the age of 22, he established Re-ThinkWealth.com – a blog where he often shares USA based value investing insights and options strategies.
He also guests blog in renowned U.S. fund focused investing websites such as Value Walk and Singapore investing sites such as The New Savvy, Investment Moats, Forever Financial Freedom and Dollars and Sense.
In 2017, he was invited to share his insights on the art of value investing for students from Strategos in NUS Tembusu College and on entrepreneurship and investment for a graduating Diploma in Business cohort at <span “=”” data-verified=”redactor” data-redactor-tag=”span”>Singapore Polytechnic.
In 2018, he was invited to be a mentor in the Youth Innovation Challenge organised by Singapore Management University (SMU) Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship and to Singapore Polytechnic to talk to a group of graduating Banking students on How Traditional Investments Vechicle/System Will Be Further Disrupted by Fintech.
He was also featured in the NUS Investment Society Year Book in 2018 sharing about his experience applying value investing along with David Gerald, Founder, President & CEO of Securities Investors Association (SIAS, Singapore).
His focus today is on running Re-ThinkWealth Online Academy VIM Club well, starting a value investing equity fund and deliver Alpha sustainably.
His Value Investing Philosophy
- Charlie Munger’s two-track analysis
- Warren Buffett’s value investing philosophy
- Multi-strategy of buying and selling stocks and options
Investment Track Records
Equities & Options [Long-Only, Bottom-Up Approach]
Note: The image shows the investment return performance if you have put your money in the S&P 500 and in my united states stock portfolio. They are calculated using a net asset value principle using the time-weighted factor of the deposit and withdrawal of funds (if any). It includes all realized profits from past capital gains, options premiums and dividends and current unrealized overall portfolio profit/loss.
25 February 2015 was the first day that I put in money in my US brokerage account. The start of the tracking date of my relative annualized investment return is seven days after I first put money in my US stock portfolio brokerage account starting on 1 March 2017.
This is for ease of tracking as the S&P 500 total return tracking date starts at 1 March 2017 – and do not have 25 February 2017. I used the S&P 500 total return as a benchmark which is inclusive of capital gains and dividends.
Subsequently, the additional deposits date – an important factor in calculating the annualized investment return – are considered in counting the XIRR (relative average annual compounded gain return).
Disclaimer: The figures here are an approximation based on my personal calculation at spot exchange rate at the time of the trade and may not be 100% accurate.
What some people say about me:
“Chris has the Value Investing gene in him. I have seen his Impressive Investment Analysis in action. I believe that All Value Investors Will Benefit by listening to his insights!” – Justin Tjoa, Co-founder and CEO of Algo Merchant Pte Ltd
“Great guy. Mature for his age and Good Insights. Would Recommend that People Subscribe to His Newsletter – useful!” – Kevin Lim, Associate Director – Portfolio, Strategy and Risk Group at Temasek Holdings
“I’ve been very impressed with Chris as someone who sets goals for himself and works hard to realize each of them. In particular, he’s impressed me with his knowledge of the finance world – particularly Value Investing and Options Selling – and I have found his Investing Newsletter to be Very Informative. He’s also a genuinely pleasant and gracious person – and very grounded – someone I enjoy talking with whenever the opportunity arises. I’m excited to see where life is going to take Chris – what opportunities will come his way – I believe his level of initiative is going to take him far.”- Tom Estad, Academic Director, SUTD-SMU Dual Degree Programme at Singapore Management University
The Black-Scholes model was first developed by three economists. Two of them – Myron Scholes and Robert Merton – received a Nobel prize in 1997 for their work in this model. The Black-Scholes model is also commonly known as the options pricing model. And as the name indicates, it is used to price options in order to know the fair price of […]read more
The above image is how the new Re-ThinkWealth logo looks like. As you might have noticed, it is a combination of “R” and “W” which stands for Re-ThinkWealth. At the same time, the shape of the logo embodies the resemblance of how a stock market will behave. The stock market goes down and up […]read more
So basically, I knew that if I cannot beat the S&P 500 return over the long run, it’s better if I just invest in the S&P 500. While the S&P 500 practices in a huge diversification of 500 big companies listed in the U.S., my U.S. portfolio practices concentration of ideas in which I am most certain about […]read more
I am 25 years old this year and I am always fascinated by how a change in our thinking can result in a huge change in our wealth. I am convinced by the notion that how we think creates the wealth that we have. And writing has been an integral part of it all because it gives me an avenue to pen […]read more
Starbucks is a company that needs not much introduction. I am sure that most of us have drunk Starbucks coffee before. And many of us have studied or did some work or caught up with a friend there. Starbucks is a familiar company that is in almost every airport around the world. Their story though started back in Seattle […]read more
I do admit that a business is nothing without goals, hopes, and dreams. A successful business requires the founder to have a vision and to be able to turn that vision into reality. A successful business is one that has managed to turn hopes and dreams into reality. And by reality, I mean cash. Cold hard cash. Think Apple, […]read more
“Personally, I’ve gotten so that I now use a kind of two-track analysis. First, what are the factors that really govern the interests involved, rationally considered? And second, what are the subconscious influences where the brain at a subconscious level is automatically doing these things – which by and large are useful […]read more
Qualcomm is the company that supplies phone makers like Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, Apple chips so that their phone can be a “smartphone.” Different chip suppliers will have different chips. And just by having a different chip, the performance of the phone can vary greatly. I am vested in Qualcomm since 24 January 2018 at an average price of about $53. Here are the […]read more
1. Soccer is very unpredictable – The ball is round. as of 28 of June 2018 in the qualifying round, Germany is out of the world cup. Who could have predicted that? Not UBS and Goldman Sachs, that’s for sure, who predicted Germany would win the cup and go to the final respectively. 2. The more the potential payout, the lesse […]read more
24/3/2017 Was The First Time I Bought GameStop: About Time a Private Equity Firm is Interested in it!
Because the fact is that today, it is reported by Reuters that GME has received buyout interest and is holding talks with private equity firms about a potential transaction. Seems like Sycamore Partners – one of the PE firms that have expressed interest in GME agrees with my conclusion and analysis that GME is mispriced […]read more
Sony is at an inflection point after years of restructuring. Having shed and restructured loss-making business units, it comfortably exceeded its 2014 medium-term plan to deliver an ROE of 10% and operating profit of JPY500bn in FY17. The company is seeing a number of tailwinds for games, music, and the semiconductor segments […]read more
First, we must understand that business conditions are dynamic. Occasionally, different cycles will cause earnings to fluctuate up or down and it affects the business’ ability to pay out dividends. As investor, we must never have the expectations for dividends to remain the same forever […]read more
Today, I want to talk about the role of synergies in M&A. And is it reliable enough for companies to pay a premium over market value because of it?
I for one think that this is a very important topic to discuss for both investors and business people alike. Simply because people tend to be over optimistic of the future and […]
Warren Buffett often talks about intrinsic value. But what exactly is an intrinsic value? Knowing what is intrinsic value is the FIRST step for any aspiring investors who want to be a practitioner of value investing. UNDERSTANDING what is intrinsic value is, of course, the second step for aspiring value investors. Because […]read more
Yesterday’s was Qualcomm’s release of its quarter 1 2018 results. You can view its SEC filing here. It is for the quarterly period ended March 25, 2018. A short background, Qualcomm is simply the company behind most of the smartphones that we are using – in terms of the chips or you can call it, the “brain” […]read more
The stock hit fresh near 13 year low despite the company doing pretty well during the earnings call on 28 March 2018. It closes at 10.39% down. It is not an easy day for any GameStop holders (except the short sellers), from my end, I am thinking where I could have gone wrong – or is the market wrong. I am more than willing to […]read more
Despite the increase in sales and the beat in earnings from analyst estimates, their profits are still down 11.4% year on year basis on the adjusted diluted EPS portion (from $3.77 to $3.34). However, $3.34 is near the top of the management guidance for FY2017 – and the focus on improving the trade awareness where […]read more
Having a long-term view is important in stock investing. And the reason is not just because many of the world’s most successful and richest investors such as Warren Buffett and Seth Klarman say so. “If you aren’t willing to own a stock for ten years, don’t even think about owning it for ten minutes” – Warren Buffett […]read more
As of the market close on 11 January 2018 at $19.96, I am at a 7.81% paper gain excluding of realized gains I received via dividends and options premium. And GameStop consists of 30.80% of my portfolio – second on the list – with the first being Qualcomm at 40.60% of my portfolio. Naturally, going down to GameStop stores in New […]read more
This year, the stock market rally would have given many investors with a good profit – the Dow (top 30 company in the united states stock market) up 25%, S&P 500 (top 500 company in the united states stock market) up 19% and Nasdaq are up 28% this year. And I think it is maybe time to be cautious. Or I should say, cautiously […]read more
Bitcoin is a currency that was founded/discovered pretty recently in 2009 by a person (still unknown) using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto.The good thing about transacting using Bitcoin is that there will be no middleman required to do the transacting. There is also no fees tagged to transacting with Bitcoin and no requirements […]read more
Moat is important because it protects a company from losing their market share easily which will erode its earnings power over time. This is important for us as investors because we would want the company we invest in to have its earnings grow over time – then the share price will follow – and not the other way round. So, we […]read more
25% of their stores have already been turned to GameStop plus format which is a 50–50 combination of games and collectibles. What is interesting here is that despite lesser space to put video games, they actually see an increase in video games sales. This got to do with the new types of customers that these […]read more
Clearly, GameStop management is aiming to reduce reliance on selling video games and pre-owned games by reducing the store counts for this two — while increasing the store counts (as you can see from the chart above) for Collectibles and Technology business (which is currently still at 5.7% and 9.5% of their overall revenue). I think that it is a step in the right direction as even though the collectibles and technology business only accounts for 15.2% of GameStop’s revenue for 2016, it accounted for 36.9% of GameStop’s total […]read more
Chris Lee Susanto often travels to and fro Singapore and Jakarta.