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
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX) As Part Of My Portfolio KERX is one of the more interesting stock in my portfolio-- and it is also a growth stock that has the potential to be a multi-bagger. What is a multi-bagger? "A multibagger is an investment that has...read more
I am a fan of George Clooney. The latest movie that he acted in is called Money Monster. This article aims to share what I have learnt from watching the movie-- from the perspective of someone who love investing. Before I share with you the lessons that I learnt, I...read more
Past Equal To Future? We have to take note that since expected returns we expect to receive from a stock investment is based on assumptions using past returns, we are basing the assumption that the past would equal to the future. This assumption would not be relevant...read more
One of the first stock that I bought was called iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ: IBB). I bought it on 5th February 2015 at $310.51 and sold it on 13th July 2015 at $380, netting a cool 21.39%. I like biotechnology stock and so far I have had good experience...read more
7 Offline Channels for leads and their real cost So much ado has been made about leads and their real cost. But what are the channels that you, the business owner or salesperson, can use to get more leads? The role of face-to-face event prospecting is in the business...read more
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Keppel Corporation (SGX: BN4): My Key Takeaways From Attending Their Annual General Meeting On 19 April 2016
As a shareholder, I attended Keppel Corporation's Annual General Meeting (AGM). It was held at Raffles City Convention Centre. I was excited to attend it because it would be interesting to see the facial expressions and the management's ways of handling the questions...read more
I extracted the excerpt below from the newly released Form 6K for Mobile Telesystems (NYSE: MBT). Which happens to be my top stock holdings- Check it out! "Moscow, Russian Federation — Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS”, the “Company” or “the Group” — NYSE: MBT; MOEX:...read more
About Valuation of Stocks There are many ways to value stocks- such as the use of discounted cash flows, relative valuation as well as contingent claim valuation. Did you also know that there is a simple way to value dividend stocks? And all you need is 3 steps? The...read more
1) Income Statement This is where you can find out how well the company is doing on how much money they earned or lost. Official definition from Investopedia: An income statement is a financial statement that measures a company's financial performance over a specific...read more
My Thought Process Nearing the end of March, one of my top stock holdings, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX) announced that they had a positive result from their phase 3 study of ferric citrate for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adults with...read more
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How I Decided To Take A Look At This Company I already have my Indonesian Driving License from around 4 years back and I wanted to convert it to Singapore Driving License. Little did I know that It is not that simple- One of the criteria for conversion is that I have...read more
With the current market capitalization of $380.27 million, Keryx (NASDAQ: KERX) might not be your cheapest company to buy in terms of having a stake in their growth story. With growth story like this, there are risks involved. Current earning is still negative...read more
Hello, congrats on making it to part 3 of my bull case on MBT. If you have not read the previous two parts, no worries- you can click: [Part 1 of 3] Mobile TeleSystems (NYSE: MBT): A Solid Bet On The Recovery Of The Russian Economy [Part 2 of 3] Mobile TeleSystems...read more
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Major Competition MBT vs Vimpelcom VIP is widely considered as MBT fiercest rival in the region – VIP is listed on NASDAQ while MBT is listed on NYSE. Churn Rate Churn rate is defined as the total number of subscribers who cease to be a subscriber during the period...read more
For all my article involving stocks that are in my portfolio, I have taken into account the psychology theory that affects how people behave in the financial markets. Particularly the Overconfidence theory that found that there is a human tendency to overestimate...read more
"I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up and boy does that help, particularly when you have a long...read more
About Keppel Corporation Keppel Corporation (SGX: BN4) is operating and emphasized as a multi-business company that derives its revenue from four sources. The four sources of income are from Offshore and marine, Property, Infrastructure and investments starting from...read more
Reasons Why One Of My Top Holdings Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX) Went Up 10.12% in One day
KERX is one the top holdings of my portfolio to which I categorized it as a growth stock - which means there is a potential for it to grow multi-fold in terms of the stock price. I first talked about KERX in my earlier article and it gives a good summary of the stock....read more
"You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great"- Zig Ziglar 1) Develop a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset Do not let the voices inside your head dictates what you can or you cannot do. You feed the beliefs in your head, so if you feel...read more
Non- Profit Finance The idea of finance for a long time has always been to make a lot of money. However, in fact, non-profit finance is a pretty big thing in the United States - it is around 4% of their gross domestic product (GDP). Many people such as Professor Dean...read more
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