Hi, my name is Chris Lee Susanto – you can call me Chris! I’m the Founder of Re-ThinkWealth (Est. 2015) – A Value Investing and Options Selling Blog Founded in Singapore!
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.
Welcome To The Re-ThinkWealth Experience!
What Makes Re-ThinkWealth Different?
- We provide only the highest quality articles from real-life practitioners focusing on value investing and options selling. These practitioners must already manage a sizeable amount of money.
- 100% guarantee that our articles are never outsourced to any third party. It is common practice in this industry to pay someone to write, with a minor edit, they pass it as their own.
Who is Re-ThinkWealth For?
For Singaporeans who have 0 experience in stock investing. And is looking to learn a way to sustainably generate & grow their income & wealth for decades to come. Believes in long-term time horizon (at least 3 years) and using only spare cash (not borrowed money) to invest. Believes that the most effective way to truly learn AND apply value investing and options selling is through 1 to 1 mentorship. Also, do not believe in getting stock tips. Instead, believe in investing time and money to learn how to make their own stock picking decision.
Get Started With These Articles!
What is Value Investing? – An article I wrote for Value Walk describing in summary what exactly is value investing.
The 100+ Most Intelligent Investing Quotes of All Time – I love quotes. Especially quotes by value investors who had been wildly successful at managing their funds. The list is consistently updated.
Here’s My Opinion on Bitcoin – I predicted that Bitcoin is not an investment worthy asset more than a year back on 8 December 2017.
Value Investing And Behavioural Finance – An article I wrote about value investing and why understanding behavioral finance is important too.
The Intelligent Investor Summary (Ultimate Guide) – A very popular article from my site that summarizes concepts of value investing from the father of value investing, Benjamin Graham.
About Chris, Founder at Re-ThinkWealth.com
Chris is the founder of Re-ThinkWealth.com and The Value Investing Mentorship Club™.
He started investing in Singapore and U.S. stock market utilizing value investing & options selling strategies since he was 21. He was glad that he started early because it helped him to accumulate relevant investing experience early. And propelled him to achieve his financial freedom goals faster.
His hobbies include watching meaningful movies, eating good food (especially spicy ones!) and catching up with friends over a good cup of coffee. He also loves reading. Some of his favorite books include The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and Principles by Ray Dalio. For news source, he likes CNN, Channel News Asia and Straits Times. He is also subscribed to The Wall Street Journal and read it daily.
When he was 22, he established Re-ThinkWealth.com – a blog where he often shares value investing insights and options strategies. It is also an avenue for him to pen down his thoughts on investing and to share it with like-minded friends. Because he knew that it can get hard to track our thoughts if we do not have a proper avenue. He also shares his track records (updated quarterly) there for all to see. The reason is because he wants to be remembered first and foremost as a good investor. So he is honest about his successes and mistakes.
He is currently managing a value focused six-figure portfolio. His end goal is to set up a sustainable and successful fund focused on value investing and options selling.
Meanwhile, many of his friends felt that there is a lack of genuine courses in Singapore that really teaches people how to apply value investing well. Most are simply there for our money. And there is a lack of 1:1 aspect. So he thought that it’d be good that he imparts his knowledge to fasten other’s learning curve through genuine 1:1 consultation & mentorship with him personally. Hence, he created an education arm of Re-ThinkWealth.com for that – which is this platform that you are currently at!
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 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 Vehicle/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 to generate above market returns. He was featured along with David Gerald, Founder, President & CEO of Securities Investors Association (SIAS, Singapore).
His focus today is on running The Value Investing Mentorship Club™ well, starting a hedge fund focusing on value investing & options selling and of course, to deliver Alpha sustainably.
Believes that the most effective way to teach value investing is through genuine 1:1 consultation & mentorship!
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
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, Ex Academic Director, SUTD-SMU Dual Degree Programme at Singapore Management University
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My Blog Articles – Your Ultimate Resource for Smart Value Investing & Options Selling Insights
Warren Buffett said that The Intelligent Investor is the best book ever written on investing. This book contains over 600 pages of wisdom. The wisdom that serves as the building blocks for all value investors. This is The Intelligent Investor Summary. Enjoy! Warren Buffett […]read more
The quality of our thinking creates the quality of our life. If the above sentence is true, then Charlie Munger must have made plenty of high-quality decisions over the course of his lifetime. Charlie is currently worth about US$1.8 Billion. He is the right-hand man of Warren Buffett who […]read more
If you are an investor of stocks, you would know that currently (as of November 2018), we are in a (or nearing) stock market correction/bear territory. Before things get worse, here are 5 intelligent things to do during any stock market crash. Here is your playbook for successful investing:read more
This list summarizes 100+ of the best investing quotes (and most intelligent) of all time. They are spoken from some of the best value investing minds in the industry that I have modeled after for my investing philosophy. Both that have passed away (Benjamin Graham) and those that are […]read more
Daniel Ek has built a great business with Spotify. Now that it has recently IPO-ed in 2018, is this digital music streaming service of his, invest-worthy? I am sure that by now you would most likely have heard of Spotify before. But I am sure that not many of you know that Spotify was founded and […]read more
But over time, I would like to invest in good businesses at a fair price instead of continuing to invest in an OK business at a cheap price. Due to Facebook’s recent drop in its share price, I took a stake in Facebook during the past few months and right now, it consists of about a quarter of my portfolio.read more
Before we touch on the limitations of Black-Scholes. let’s do a brief recap. In the first part of the article, we talked about how the Black-Scholes model is used to price options. They are commonly known as the options pricing model to know the fair price of the put or call options. There […]read more
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 […]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
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
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