Step-by-Step Guide to Setup a Coinbase Account to Buy Bitcoins, Ethereums & Litecoins

by: Tam Ging Wien


All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into account their own financial situation. All investments carry risk. The risk of investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain related startups is extremely high and you may potentially loose all your investment capital. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor.


This article is mean to help beginners quickly get their hands on small amount of cryptocurrency so that they can appreciate the concepts better through action.

It is NOT meant to be investment advice or sharing of trading strategy, but rather an early starting place to better...

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MGCCT’s Japan Acquisition Unfavourable to Minority Unitholders?

by: Tam Ging Wien


All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into account their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial adviser.


ProButterfly decided to break our regular Tuesday blog posting to bring you this story earlier ahead of the Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust (MGCCT) latest Japan acquisition ahead of the EOGM taking place on 24 April 2018 (Tuesday) at 3.30 p.m. at the Mapletree Business City Town Hall – Auditorium.

MGCCT is a REIT that currently has a portfolio of three properties in the greater China region who assets comprises of...

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Bitcoin Reflections: Summer Rally Time?

Exuberance is back in the air. Twitter is filled with “Alts are back” meme’s. After a painful start of the year, the last 2 weeks have been a welcome change. The newswires have turned positive and more importantly there were some regulatory steps announced. These are critical for main stream adoption and getting the necessary regulations passed on a government level. Listed below are some of these pieces of news and stories this week.

Approaching $400bn Marketcap

Let’s break down how quickly things have turned around over the last 2 weeks. To give some context we started the month at a marketcap of around $250-260bn. 
Every rally seemed to be short lived was quickly stopped before it gathered any momentum. That all changed on the 13th of April when bitcoin clocked in record volume. 
This jump represents a 50%+ jump in marketcap over the last week. That should give readers an idea of how quickly things can change in the space. Last week we shared...
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First REIT Unaffected by New Tax Regulations; Material Impact on LMIRT

by: Tam Ging Wien


All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into account their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial adviser.


Earlier this year, the Indonesian Government has passed new regulations issued under Government Regulation No. 34/2017 (GR-34) regarding income tax on the rental of land and/or building. This regulation become effective starting 2 January 2018.

More information with regards to this taxation changes can be found at this site written in English for the benefit of readers.

The material point to note about this changes are that, income received from land and/or...

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Bitcoin Reflections: Massive Volume

Last week we were discussing the rough first quarter that Bitcoin has had. However with a single day this week the narrative appears to have changed. Some people may rejoicing a bit too early, however the volume spike this week is nothing to scoff at. The question one needs to ask is who was behind this massive spike and why now? This is a complicated question. The internet is littered with stories that range from the currency crisis in Iran to certain technical objectives that were hit. This reflections is going to give you an overview on multiple point of views. 

Institutional Buying

One of arguments for the massive spike in price has been the bullish stance two of the largest financial funds have taken in cryptocurrency. The first one being the $26bn Soros Fund. George Soros who had previously taken a negative stance against the asset class adjusted his position. He was on the record saying Normally, when you have a parabolic curve, eventually it has a very sharp...
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Analysis of Qualitas Medical Ltd Upcoming IPO

by: Tam Ging Wien


All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into account their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial adviser.


Malaysia's healthcare service provider Qualitas Medical Ltd (Qualitas) has begun marketing efforts for what is believed to be a S$100m IPO in Singapore. By picking Singapore as its listing venue, Qualitas seems to be sending investors a message that it has ambitions to expand across the region.

Qualitas’ largest shareholder is Southern Capital Group (Southern Capital) controlling more than 77.7% of the shares in the pre-IPOed entity.

Based on various...

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Bitcoin Reflections: Bans & Hacks

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The resolve of coin holders is certainly being tested. After the euphoric blow out at the end of the year the last couple of months have been humbling. The last week has not been an exception. Long weekends are notorious in the world of Bitcoin. Volatility spikes as the institutional traders take a break and the market frequently sees large price movements. For seasoned traders who have built and mastered their trade setups, these can be very profitable opportunities as well. However for the market as a whole and long term holders, it can be quite gut wrenching. 
 
This is a volatile investment class. In our premium courses we frequently tell our students that the the opportunity for quick short term gains of 2017 are few and far between this year. This year requires one to have the necessary education about the market & trading to succeed. If you are interested sign up for our beginner crypto trading course. It will be opening later this month. 
 
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The Essentials of REIT Investing Seminar (Apr-2018)


[Update 2018-04-17]: Thank you for your interest! Please note that the tickets for this event is sold out. We will update our readers when we have future events.


Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are one of the most reliable way to invest as they generate steady and consistent tax free cash flow. REITs also open up access for investors to participate in a diverse range of real estate assets with low capital outlay.

Our co-founder Tam Ging Wien will be conducting a 3-hour REIT workshop on 18th April 2018 (Wed) from 7pm to 10pm entitled The Essentials of REIT Investing.

We are offering a $10-off for all ProButterfly blog readers. With this $10-off discount, this event is just $15! Just use the promo-code "TENOFF" to immediately get $10-off the ticket price.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-essentials-of-reit-investing-tickets-44365656874 

ProButterfly co-founder Tam Ging Wien will be sharing his knowledge and experience including:

  • Foundational understanding...
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The Beginner’s Guide to Analysing Financial Statements - Cash Flow Statement

by: Tam Ging Wien

When read with begin with A...B...C..., when we sing with begin with Do... Re...Me...

That at least that's how the song lyrics go.

But when we want to understand and assess the financials of a stock, we need to begin with the 3 financial statements, namely:

In our last "The Beginner’s Guide to..." series, we covered the The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding The 3 Financial Statements.

After having an understand of the 3 financial statements, we continue the series with analysing these financial statements in order to understand the financial health of a company. In this post, we will be learning how to analyse the Income Statement.

Do read the previous articles first before continuing as it will give you a firm foundation of the 3 core financial statements.

Cash Flow Statement

Free Cash Flow

Free cash flow is simply the difference...

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Bitcoin Reflections: OKcoin Contract Manipulation

Last week we were starting to put some structure in and finally had a week where the positive news was keeping the negative outlook in check. However this week a series of actions on a large future exchange along with a long weekend has resulted in another volatile week. From a news perspective this week there were a few major stories that captured headlines. However the big story was the quarterly closing of a major futures contract. 
 
Let’s recap where we are and what the future may bring. 
 
OKcoin quarterly contract manipulation: Between 5:40am and 6:10am on Mar 30, 2018 (Hong Kong Time) there was a group of users who executed a series of trades to manipulate the closing price of the quarterly futures contract on OKCoin. They succeeded and it sent the price of the contract well below the spot price at the time. For short time frame traders this was an anomaly that is rarely seen and caused a massive amount of liquidations on both sides of the...
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