Former journalist's second book offers advice on stock-picking

Former journalist Teh Hooi Ling, 48, has launched the follow-up to her best-selling book Show Me The Money. Show Me The Money Book 2: The Science Of Stock-Picking, published by Straits Times Press, collects 45 investment advice articles that appeared in The Business Times in 2008 and 2012.

Ms Teh left The Business Times in 2013 and became a partner in fund management company Aggregate Asset Management.

The first book is more foundational, said Ms Teh, while the second gives specific advice on stock-picking by revisiting stock-picking methods in her newspaper articles and providing updates on how those stocks have performed.

"Readers can see for themselves how the stocks picked three, four, five years ago have done since. This will give them confidence that the selection criteria work."

The second in a four-part investor education series, the book also provides tips on how to manage a portfolio and evaluate stocks, and compares stocks with investments in real estate and gold.


Ms Teh’s second book
(above) also provides tips on
how to manage
 a portfolio and
evaluate stocks.


Ms Teh’s (above) second book also provides tips on how to manage a portfolio and evaluate stocks.

CONFIDENCE BOOSTER

Readers can see for themselves how the stocks picked three, four, five years ago have done since. This will give them confidence that the selection criteria work.

MS TEH HOOI LING, on her latest book

Although she has no plans for another book series as yet, Ms Teh said that she is already putting the finishing touches on Show Me The Money Book 3, titled Fighting Paralysis In A Market Meltdown, which collects articles she wrote during the global financial crisis.

Ms Teh is donating all royalties from the series to the Kampung Senang charity and education foundation and the Association of Women for Action and Research, organisations where she volunteers and serves as a board member.

The first Show Me The Money volume, launched last November, has sold more than 5,000 copies. According to Straits Times Press, Show Me The Money Book 2 succeeded in selling around 2,000 copies even before publicity began.

Straits Times Press will launch the book in collaboration with the Singapore Exchange (SGX) at the SGX Auditorium on Tuesday. The joint book launch is part of the SGX's investor education programme.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 05, 2015, with the headline 'Former journalist's second book offers advice on stock-picking'. Print Edition | Subscribe