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THE SOUL WINNER, By The Prince of Preacher CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON, Comments by Calvin Tan

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Sermons Likely to Win Souls

HIS afternoon, brethren, I am going to speak to you about—

 

THE KIND OF SERMONS THAT ARE MOST LIKELY TO CONVERT PEOPLE,


the sort of discourses we should deliver if we really want our hearers to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and to be saved. Of course, we are all perfectly agreed that the Holy Spirit alone can convert a soul; none can enter into the kingdom of God except they are born again from above. All the work is done by the Holy Spirit; and we must not take to ourselves any part of the credit for the result of the work, for it is the Spirit who new-creates and works in man according to the eternal purpose of God.
    Still, we may be instruments in His hands, for He chooses to use instruments, and He chooses them for wise reasons. There must be an adaptation of means to the end, as there was with David when he went forth with the sling and stone to slay Goliath of Gath. Goliath was a tall fellow, but a stone from a sling can mount; and, besides, the giant was armed and protected, and scarcely vulnerable except in his forehead, so that was the very place to hit him. Though David took a sling, it was not so much because he had no other weapon as that he had practised slinging, as most boys do in some form or other; and then he chose a smooth stone because he knew it would fit the sling. He took the right kind of stone to enter Goliath's head, so, when he slung it at the giant, it struck him in the forehead, penetrated his brain, and he sank down to the ground.
    You will find that this principle of adaptation runs through the whole work of the Holy Spirit. If a man is wanted to be the apostle of the Gentiles, the Holy Spirit selects the large-minded, well-trained, highly-educated Paul, for he was more fit for such work than was the somewhat narrow though strong-minded Peter, who was better suited for preaching to the Jews, and who was of far more use to the circumcision than he ever could have been among the uncircumcision. Paul in his place is the right man, and Peter in his place is the right man. You may see in this principle a lesson for yourselves, and seek to adapt your means to your end. God the Holy Spirit can convert a soul by any text of Scripture apart from your paraphrase, your comment, your exposition; but there are certain Scripture passages, as you know, that are the best to bring before the minds of sinners, and if this is true about your texts, much more is it so in your discourses to your hearers. As to which sermons are most likely to be blessed to the conversion of those to whom they are preached, I should say,—
    First, they are those sermons which are distinctly aimed at the conversion of the hearers. I heard a prayer, some time ago, from a minister who asked the Lord to save souls by the sermon he was about to deliver. I do not hesitate to say that God Himself could not bless the sermon to that end unless He made the people misunderstand all that the preacher said to them, because the whole discourse was rather calculated to harden the sinner in his sin than to lead him to renounce it, and to seek the Saviour. There was nothing in it that could be blessed to any hearer unless he turned it inside out or bottom upwards. The sermon did me good on the principle that was applied by a good old lady to the minister she was obliged to hear. When asked, "Why do you go to such a place?" she replied,"Well, there is no other place of worship to which I can go." "But it must be better to stay at home than to hear such stuff," said her friend. "Perhaps so," she answered, "but I like to go out to worship even if I get nothing by going. You see a hen, sometimes, scratching all over a heap of rubbish to try to find some corn; she does not get any, but it shows that she is looking for it, and using the means to get it, and then, too, the exercise warms her." So the old lady said that scratching over the poor sermons she heard was a blessing to her because it exercised her spiritual faculties, and warmed her spirit.
    There are sermons of such a kind that, unless God takes to ripening wheat by means of snow and ice, and begins to illuminate the world by means of fogs and clouds, He cannot save souls under them. Why, the preacher himself evidently does not think that anybody will be converted by them! If a hundred persons or if half-a-dozen were converted by them, nobody would be so astonished as the preacher himself; in fact, I know a man who was converted, or at least convicted, under the preaching of a minister of that kind. In a certain parish church, as the result of the clergyman's preaching, there was a man who was under deep conviction of sin. He went down to see his minister, but the poor man did not know what to make of him, and said to him, "I am very sorry if there was anything in my sermon to make you uncomfortable; I did not mean it to be so." "Well, sir," answered the troubled man, "you said that we must be born again." "Oh!" replied the clergyman, "that was all done in baptism.'' '' But, sir," said the man, who was not to be put off, "you did not say so in your sermon; you spoke of the necessity of regeneration." "Well, I am very sorry I said anything to make you uncomfortable, for really I think all is right with you. You are a good sort of a fellow; you were never a poacher, or anything else that is bad." "That may be, sir, but I have a sense of sin, and you said we must be new creatures." "Well, well, my good man," at last said the perplexed parson, "I do not understand such things; I never was born again." He sent him to the Baptist minister, and the man is now himself a Baptist minister, partly as the result of what he learned from the preacher who did not himself understand the truth he had declared to others.
    Of course, God can convert a soul by such a sermon as that, and by such a ministry as that, but it is not likely; it is more probable that, in His infinite sovereignty, He will work in a place where a warmhearted man is preaching to men the truth that he has himself received, all the while earnestly desiring their salvation, and ready to guide them further in the ways of the Lord as soon as ever they are saved. God does not usually lay His new-born children down amongst people where the new life will not be understood, or where it will be left without any proper nurture or care so, brethren, if you want your hearers to be converted, you must just see that your preaching aims directly at conversion, and that it is such as God will be likely to bless to that end. When that is the case, then look for souls to be saved, and look for a great number of them, too. Do not be satisfied when a single soul is converted. Remember that the rule of the kingdom is, "According to your faith be it unto you." I said last night, in my sermon in the Tabernacle, that I was glad it was not written, "According to thine unbelief, so be it unto thee." If there be in us a great faith, God will give us blessing according to our faith. Oh, that we were altogether rid of unbelief, that we believed great things of God, and with heart and soul so preached that men were likely to be converted by such discourses, proclaiming truths likely to convert them, and declaring them in a manner that would be likely to be blessed to the conversion of our hearers. Of course, all the while we must be trusting to the Holy Spirit to make the work effectual, for we are but the instruments in His hands.
    But coming a little closer to our subject, if the people are to be saved, it must be by sermons that interest them. You have first to get them to come under the sound of the gospel, for there is, at all events in London, a great aversion to a place of worship, and I am not much surprised that it is so concerning many churches and chapels. I think, in many instances, the common people do not attend such services because they do not understand the theological "lingo" that is used in the pulpit; it is neither English, nor Greek, but Double-dutch; and when a working-man goes once and listens to these fine words, he says to his wife, "I do not go there again, Sal; there is nothing there for me, nor yet for you; there may be a good deal for a gentleman that's been to College, but there is nothing for the likes of us." No, brethren, we must preach in what White-field used to call "market language" if we would have all classes of the community listening to our message.
    Then, when they do come in, we must preach interestingly. The people will not be converted while they are asleep; and if they go to sleep, they had better have been at home in bed, where they would sleep much more comfortably. We must have the minds of our hearers awake and active if we are to do them real good. You will not shoot your birds unless you get them to fly, you must get them started up from the long grass in which they are hiding. I would sooner use a little of what some very proper preachers regard as a dreadful thing, that wicked thing called humour,—I would sooner wake the congregation up that way than have it said that I droned away at them until we all went to sleep together. Sometimes, it may be quite right to have it said of us as it was said of Rowland Hill, "What does that man mean? He actually made the people laugh while he was preaching." "Yes," was the wise answer, "but did you not see that he made them cry directly after?" That was good work, and it was well done. I sometimes tickle my oyster until he opens his shell, and then I slip the knife in. He would not have opened for my knife, but he did for something else; and that is the way to do with people. They must be made to open their eyes, and ears, and souls, somehow; and when you get them open, you must feel, "Now is my opportunity; in with the knife." There is one vulnerable spot in the hides of those rhinoceros sinners that come to hear you but take care that, if you do get a shot through that weak spot, it shall be a thorough gospel bullet, for nothing else will accomplish the work that needs to be done.
    Moreover, the people must be interested to make them remember what is said. They will not recollect what they hear unless the subject interests them. They forget our fine perorations, they cannot recall our very pretty pieces of poetry,—I do not know that they would do them any good if they did remember them; but we must tell our hearers something they will not be likely to forget. I believe in what Father Taylor calls "the surprise power of a sermon"; that is, something that is not expected by those who are listening to it. Just when they reckon that you are sure to say something very precise and straight, say something awkward and crooked, because they will remember that, and you will have tied a gospel knot where it is likely to remain. I remember reading of a tailor, who had made his fortune, and he promised to tell his brother-tailors how he had done it. They gathered around his bed when he was dying, and he said, as they all listened very attentively, "Now I am to tell you how you tailors are to make your fortunes; this is the way, always put a knot in your thread." I give that same advice to you preachers, always put a knot in your thread; if there is a knot in the thread, it does not come out of the material. Some preachers put in the needle all right, but there is no knot in their thread, so it passes through, and they have really done nothing after all. Put a good many knots in your discourses, brethren, so that there may be all the greater probability that they will remain in your people's memories. You do not want your preaching to be like the sewing done by some machines, for, if one stitch breaks, the whole will come undone. There ought to be plenty of "burrs" in a sermon,—Mr. Fergusson will tell you what "burrs" are, I'll warrant you that he has often found them clinging to his coat in his bonnie Scotland. Put these "burrs" all over the people; say something that will strike them, something that will stick to them for many a day, and that will be likely to bless them. I believe that a sermon, under God's smile, is likely to be the means of conversion if it has this peculiarity about it, that it is interesting to the hearers as well as directly aimed at their salvation.
    The third thing in a sermon that is likely to win souls to Christ is, it must be instructive. If people are to be saved by a discourse, it must contain at least some measure of knowledge. There must be light as well as fire. Some preachers are all light, and no fire, and others are all fire and no light; what we want is both fire and light. I do not judge those brethren who are all fire and fury; but I wish they had a little more knowledge of what they talk about, and I think it would be well if they did not begin quite so soon to preach what they hardly understand themselves. It is a fine thing to stand up in the street, and cry, "Believe! Believe! Believe! Believe! Believe! Believe!" Yes, my dear soul, but what have we to believe? What is all this noise about? Preachers of this sort are like a little boy who had been crying, and something happened that stopped him in the middle of his cry, and presently he said, "Ma, please what was I crying about?" Emotion, doubtless, is a very proper thing in the pulpit, and the feeling, the pathos, the power of heart, are good and grand things in the right place; but do also use your brains a little, do tell us something when you stand up to preach the everlasting gospel.
    The sermons that are most likely to convert people seem to me to be those that are full of truth, truth about the fall, truth about the law, truth about human nature, and its alienation from God, truth about Jesus Christ, truth about the Holy Spirit, truth about the Everlasting Father, truth about the new birth, truth about obedience to God, and how we learn it, and all such great verities. Tell your hearers something, dear brethren, whenever you preach, tell them something, tell them something!
    Of course, some good may come, even if your hearers do not understand you. I suppose it might be so, for there was a very esteemed lady speaking to the Friends gathered at the Devonshire House meeting. She was a most gracious woman, and was addressing the English Friends in Dutch, and she asked one of the brethren to translate for her, but the hearers said there was so much power and spirit about her speaking, though it was in Dutch, that they did not want it translated, for they were getting as much good out of it as was possible. Now, these hearers were Friends, and they are men of different mould from me, for I do not mind how good a woman the esteemed lady was, I should have liked to know what she was talking about, and I am sure I should not have been in the least degree profited unless it had been translated; and I like ministers always to know what they are talking about, and to be sure that there is something in it worth saying. Do try, therefore, dear brethren, to give your hearers something beside a string of pathetic anecdotes that will set them crying. Tell the people something; you are to teach them, to preach the gospel to your hearers, to make them understand as far as you can the things which should make for their peace. We cannot expect people to be saved by our sermons, unless we try really to instruct them by what we say to them.
    Fourthly, the people must be impressed by our sermons, if they are to be converted. They must not only be interested, and instructed, but they must be impressed; and, I believe, dear friends, there is a great deal more in impressive sermons than some people think. In order that you may impress the Word upon those to whom you preach, remember that it must be impressed upon yourself first. You must feel it yourself, and speak as a man who feels it; not as if you feel it, but because you feel it, otherwise you will not make it felt by others. I wonder what it must be to go up into the pulpit, and read somebody else's sermon to the congregation. We read in the Bible of one thing that was borrowed, and the head of that came off; and I am afraid that the same thing often happens with borrowed sermons—the heads come off. Men who read borrowed sermons positively do not know anything about our troubles of mind in preparing for the pulpit, or our joy in preaching with the aid of only brief notes. A dear friend of mine, who reads his own sermons, was talking to me about preaching, and I was telling him how my very soul is moved, and my very heart is stirred within me, when I think of what I shall say to my people, and afterwards when I am delivering my message; but he said that he never felt anything of the kind when he was preaching. He reminded me of the little girl who was crying because her teeth ached, and her grandmother said to her, "Lily, I wonder you are not ashamed to cry about such a small matter." "Well, grandmother," answered the little maid, "it is all very well for you to say that, for, when your teeth ache, you can take them out, but mine are fixed." Some brethren, when the sermon they have selected will not run smoothly, can go to their box, and take out another; but when I have a sermon full of joy, and I myself feel heavy and sad, I am utterly miserable; when I want to beg and persuade men to believe, and my spirit is dull and cold, I feel wretched to the last degree. My teeth ache, and I cannot take them out, for they are my own; as my sermons are my own, and therefore I may expect to find a good deal of trouble, both in the getting of them, and in the using of them.
    I remember the answer I received when I once said to my venerable grandfather, "I never have to preach, but that I feel terribly sick, literally sick, I mean, so that I might as well be crossing the Channel," and I asked the dear old man whether he thought I should ever get over that feeling. His answer was, "Your power will be gone if you do." So, my brethren, when it is not so much that you have got a hold of your subject, but that it has got a hold of you, and you feel its grip with a terrible reality yourself, that is the kind of sermon that is most likely to make others feel. If you are not impressed with it yourself, you cannot expect to impress others with it; so mind that your sermons always have something in them, which shall really impress both yourself and the hearers whom you are addressing.
    I think also that there should be an impressive delivery of our discourses. The delivery of some preachers is very bad; if yours is so, try and improve it in all possible ways. One young man wanted to learn singing, but he was told by the teacher, "You have only one tone to your voice, and that is outside the scale." So, there are some ministers' voices that have only one tone, and there is no music in that one. Do try, as far as you can, to make the very way in which you speak to minister to the great end you have in view. Preach, for instance, as you would plead if you were standing before a judge, and begging for the life of a friend, or as if you were appealing to the Queen herself on behalf of someone very dear to you. Use such a tone in pleading with sinners as you would use if a gibbet were erected in this room, and you were to be hanged on it unless you could persuade the person in authority to release you. That is the sort of earnestness you need in pleading with men as ambassadors for God. Try and make every sermon such that the most flippant shall see without any doubt that, if it be an amusement for them to hear you, it is no amusement for you to speak to them, but that you are pleading with them in downright solemn earnest about eternal matters. I have often felt just like this when I have been preaching,—I have known what it is to use up all my ammunition, and then I have, as it were, rammed myself into the great gospel gun, and I have fired myself at my hearers, all my experience of God's goodness, all my consciousness of sin, and all my sense of the power of the gospel; and there are some people upon whom that kind of preaching tells where nothing else would have done, for they see that then you communicate to them not only the gospel, but yourself also. The kind of sermon which is likely to break the hearer's heart is that which has first broken the preacher's heart, and the sermon which is likely to reach the heart of the hearer is the one which has come straight from the heart of the preacher therefore, dear brethren, always seek to preach so that the people shall be impressed as well as interested and instructed.
    Fifthly, I think that we should try to take out of our sermons everything that is likely to divert the hearer's mind from the object we have in view.
    The best style of preaching in the world, like the best style of dressing, is that which nobody notices. Somebody went to spend the evening with Hannah More, and when he came home his wife asked him, How was Miss More dressed? She must have been dressed very splendidly." The gentleman answered, "Really she was,—why, dear me, how was she dressed? I did not notice at all how she was dressed; anyway, there was nothing particularly noticeable in her dress, she was herself the object of interest." That is the way that a true lady is dressed, so that we notice her, and not her garments; she is so well dressed that we do not know how she is dressed, and that is the best way of dressing a sermon. Let it never be said of you, as it is sometimes said of certain popular preachers, "He did the thing so majestically, he spoke with such lofty diction, etc., etc., etc."
    Never introduce anything into your discourse that would be likely to distract the attention of the hearer from the great object you have in view. If you take the sinner's mind off the main subject,—speaking after the manner of men, there is so much less likelihood of his receiving the impression you desire to convey, and, consequently, the smaller probability of his being converted. I remember once reading what Mr. Finney said in his book on "Revivals." He said that there was a person on the point of being converted, and just then an old woman, with pattens on, came shuffling up the aisle, making a great noise, and that soul was lost! I know what the evangelist meant, though I do not like the form in which the matter was put by him. The noise of the old lady's pattens probably did take off the person's mind from the thing he should have been thinking upon, and it is quite possible that he could not be brought back to exactly the same position again. We are to look to all these little things as if everything depended upon us, at the same time remembering that it is the Holy Spirit alone who can make the work effectual.
    Your sermon should not take off the people's attention through its being only very distantly related to the text. There are many hearers still left who believe that there should be some sort of connection between the sermon and the text, and if they begin asking themselves, "However did the minister get right over there? What has his talk to do with the text?"—you will have lost their attention, and that wandering habit of yours may be a very destructive one to them; therefore, keep to your texts, brethren. If you do not, you will be like a little boy who went out fishing, and his uncle said to him, "Have you caught many fish, Samuel?" The boy answered, "I have been fishing for three hours, uncle, and I have not caught any fish, but I have lost a lot of worms." I hope you will never have to say, "I did not win any souls for the Saviour, but I spoiled a lot of precious texts; I confused and confounded many passages of Scripture, but I did no good with them. I was not supremely anxious to learn the mind of the Spirit as revealed in the text so as to get its meaning into my own mind, though it took a deal of squeezing and packing to get my mind into the text." That is not a good thing to do; stick to your texts, brethren, as the cobbler is bidden to stick to his last, and seek to get out of the Scriptures what the Holy Spirit has put into them. Never let your hearers have to ask the question, "What has this sermon to do with the text?" If you do, the people will not be profited, and it may be that they will not be saved.
    I would say to you brethren, you of these two Colleges,* get all the education that you can, drink in everything that your tutors can possibly impart to you. It will take you all your time to get out of them all that is in them; but you should endeavour to learn all that you can, because, believe me, a want of education may hinder the work of soul-winning. That 'orrible omission of the letter "h" from places where it ought to be, that aspiration of the "h" till you exasperate it altogether,—you cannot tell what mischiefs such mistakes may cause. There was a young friend who might have been converted, for she did seem greatly impressed by your discourse; but she was so disgusted by the dreadful way in which you put in "h's" where they ought not to be, or left them out where they ought to be in, that she could not listen to you with any pleasure, and her attention was distracted from the truth by your errors of pronunciation. That letter "h" has done vast mischief, it is "the letter that killeth" in the case of a great many, and all sorts of grammatical blunders may do more harm than you can imagine. You may think, perhaps, that I am speaking of trifling matters that are hardly worthy of consideration; but I am not, for these things may cause most serious results; and as it is easy to learn to speak and write correct English, do try and know all you can of it.
    Perhaps someone says, "Well, I know such-and-such a successful brother, and he was not an educated man." That is true; but mark you this, the times are altering. One young woman said to another, "I do not see why we girls need learn so many lessons. The young women before us did not know much, and yet they got married." "Yes," said her companion, "but then, you know, there were no Board Schools in them days; but now the young men will be educated, and it will be a poor look-out for us as ain't." A young man might say, "Such-and-such a minister was ungrammatical, and yet he did well;" but the people of his day were ungrammatical, too, so it did not matter so much; but now, when they have all been to the Board Schools, if they come and listen to you, it will be a pity if their mind is taken off the solemn things which you wish them to think upon because they cannot help noticing your deficiencies of education. Even if you are not an educated man, God may bless you; but wisdom tells us that we should not let our want of education hinder the gospel from blessing men.
    "But," possibly you say, "they must be very hypercritical to find fault like that." But, then, do not hypercritical people need saving just as much as other people? I would not have a hypercritical person who could truthfully say that my preaching so jarred upon his ear, and disturbed his mind, that he could not possibly receive the doctrine which I was trying to set before him. Did you ever hear how it was that Charles Dickens would not become a spiritualist? At a séance, he asked to see the spirit of Lindley Murray. There came in what professed to be the spirit of Lindley Murray, and Dickens asked, "Are you Lindley Murray?" The reply came, "I are."There was no hope of Dickens' conversion to spiritualism after that ungrammatical answer. You may well laugh at the story, but mind that you recollect the moral of it. You can easily see that, by forgetting when to use the nominative or accusative case of a noun or pronoun, or by using the wrong tense of a verb, you might take off the mind of your hearer from what you are trying to bring before him, and so prevent the truth from reaching his heart and conscience. Therefore, divest your sermons as much as ever you can of everything that is at all likely to take away the mind of your hearers from the one object before you. The whole attention and thought of the people must be concentrated on the truth we are setting before them if we are so to preach as to save those who come within sound of our voice.
    Sixthly, I believe that those sermons which are fullest of Christ are the most likely to be blessed to the conversion of the hearers. Let your sermons be full of Christ, from beginning to end crammed full of the gospel. As for myself, brethren, I cannot preach anything else but Christ and His cross, for I know nothing else, and long ago, like the apostle Paul, I determined not to know anything else save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. People have often asked me, "What is the secret of your success?" I always answer that I have no other secret but this, that I have preached the gospel,—not about the gospel, but the gospel,—the full, free, glorious gospel of the living Christ who is the incarnation of the good news. Preach Jesus Christ, brethren, always and everywhere; and every time you preach be sure to have much of Jesus Christ in the sermon. You remember the story of the old minister who heard a sermon by a young man, and when he was asked by the preacher what he thought of it he was rather slow to answer, but at last he said, "If I must tell you, I did not like it at all; there was no Christ in your sermon." "No," answered the young man, "because I did not see that Christ was in the text." "Oh!" said the old minister, "but do you not know that from every little town and village and tiny hamlet in England there is a road leading to London? Whenever I get hold of a text, I say to myself, 'There is a road from here to Jesus Christ, and I mean to keep on His track till I get to Him.'" "Well," said the young man, "but suppose you are preaching from a text that says nothing about Christ?" "Then I will go over hedge and ditch but what I will get at Him." So must we do, brethren; we must have Christ in all our discourses, whatever else is in or not in them. There ought to be enough of the gospel in every sermon to save a soul. Take care that it is so when you are called to preach before Her Majesty the Queen, and if you have to preach to charwomen or chairmen, still always take care that there is the real gospel in every sermon.
    I have heard of a young man asking, when he was going to preach in a certain place, "What kind of church is it? What do the people believe? What is their doctrinal view?" I will tell you how to avoid the necessity of such a question as that; preach Jesus Christ to them, and if that does not suit their doctrinal views then preach Jesus Christ the next Sunday you go; and do the same thing the next Sabbath, and the next, and the next, and never preach anything else. Those who do not like Jesus Christ must have Him preached to them till they do like Him; for they are the very people who need Him most. Recollect that all the tradesmen in the world say that they can sell their goods when there is a demand for them, but our goods create as well as supply the demand. We preach Jesus Christ to those who want Him, and we also preach Him to those who do not want Him, and we keep on preaching Christ until we make them feel that they do want Him, and cannot do without Him.
    Seventhly, brethren, it is my firm conviction that those sermons are most likely to convert men that really appeal to their hearts, not those that are fired over their heads, or that are aimed only at their intellects. I am sorry to say that I know some preachers who will never do much good in the world; they are good men, they have plenty of ability, they can speak well, and they have a good deal of shrewdness; but, somehow or other, there is a very sad omission in their nature, for to anyone who knows them, it is quite evident that they have not any heart. I know one or two men who are as dry as leather. If you were to hang them up on the wall, as you do a piece of seaweed, to tell what kind of weather it is to be, they would be no guide to you, for scarcely any weather would affect them.
    But I also know some men who are the very reverse of these brethren. They are not likely to win souls, for they are themselves so flippant, and frivolous, and foolish, there is nothing serious about them, nothing to show that they are living in earnest. I cannot find any trace of a soul in them; they are too shallow to contain one, it could not live in the inch or two of water that is all that they hold, they appear to have been made without any soul, so they cannot do any good in preaching the gospel. You must have souls, brothers, if you are to look after your brothers' souls, depend upon that; as you must have a heart if you are to reach your brother's heart.
    Here is another kind of man,—one who cannot weep over sinners,—what is the good of him in the ministry? He never did weep over men in his life: he never agonized before God on their behalf; he never said with Jeremiah, "Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!" I know a brother like this. In a meeting of ministers, after we had been confessing our shortcomings, he said that he was very much ashamed of us all. Well, no doubt, we ought to have been more ashamed of our selves than we were; but he told us that, if we had truly meant what we had said in our confessions to God, we were a disgrace to the ministry; perhaps we were. He said he was not like that; so far as he knew, he never preached a sermon without feeling that it was the best he could preach, and he did not know that he could do any better than he had done. He was a man who always studied just so many hours every day, always prayed exactly so many minutes, always preached a certain length of time, in fact, he was the most regular man I ever knew. When I heard him talk as he had done to us, I asked myself, "What does his ministry show as the result of this perfect way of doing things?" Why, it did not show anything at all that was satisfactory. He has great gifts of dispersion; for, if he goes to a full chapel, he soon empties it; yet he is, I believe, a good man in his way. I could wish that his clock would sometimes stop, or strike in the middle of the half-hour, or that something extraordinary might happen to him, because some good might come of it; but he is so regular and orderly, that there is no hope of his doing anything, the fault with him is that he has not any fault. You will notice, brethren, that preachers who have no faults have no excellences either; so try to avoid that flat, dead level, and everything else that makes people less likely to be converted.
    Coming back to that matter of the possession of a heart, of which I was speaking, I asked a young girl, who came lately to join the church, "Have you a good heart?" She replied, "Yes, sir." I said, "Have you thought over that question? Have you not an evil heart?" "Oh, yes!" she answered. "Well," I said, "how do your two answers agree?" "Why," responded the girl, "I know that I have a good heart, because God has given me a new heart and a right spirit; and I also know that I have an evil heart, for I often find it fighting against my new heart." She was right, and I had sooner feel that a minister had two hearts than that he had none at all. It must be heart-work with you, brethren, far more than head-work, if you are to win many souls. Amidst all your studies, mind that you never let your spiritual life get dry. There is no necessity that it should, although with many study has had that effect. My dear brethren, the tutors, will bear me witness that there is a very drying influence about Latin, and Greek, and Hebrew. That couplet is true,—

 

"Hebrew roots, as known to most,
Do flourish best on barren ground."


There is a very drying influence in the classics, and there is a very drying influence in mathematics, and you may get absorbed in any science till your heart is gone. Do not let that be the case with any of you, so that people should have to say of you, "He knows much more than he did when he first came amongst us, but he has not as much spirituality as he used to have." Take care that it never is so. Do not be satisfied with merely polishing up your grates, but stir the fire in your heart, and get your own soul all aflame with love to Christ, or else you will not be likely to be greatly used in the winning of the souls of others.
    Lastly, brethren, I think that those sermons which have been prayed over are the most likely to convert people. I mean those discourses that have had much real prayer offered over them, both in the preparation and the delivery, for there is much so-called prayer that is only playing at praying. I rode, some time ago, with a man who professes to work wonderful cures by the acids of a certain wood. After he had told me about his marvellous remedy, I asked him, "What is there in that to effect such cures as you profess to have wrought?" "Oh!" he answered, "it is the way in which I prepare it, much more than the stuff itself; that is the secret of its curative properties. I rub it as hard as ever I can for a long while, and I have so much vital electricity in me that I put my very life into it." Well, well, he was only a quack, yet we may learn a lesson even from him, for the way to make sermons is to work vital electricity into them, putting your own life and the very life of God into them by earnest prayer. The difference between a sermon that has been prayed over and one that has been prepared and preached by a prayerless man is like the difference that Mr. Fergusson suggested in his prayer when he referred to the high priest before and after his anointing. You must anoint your sermons, brethren, and you cannot do it except by much private communion with God. May the Holy Spirit anoint every one of you, and richly bless you in winning souls, for our Lord Jesus Christ's sake! Amen.

 


* This lecture was delivered on a Friday afternoon, when the tutors and students from Harley House came to meet their brethren at the Pastors' College.

 

Calvin comments:

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was known as the PRINCE OF PREACHERS. Every week he would publish a printed sermon. And he did that for many decades. And later published in 66 Volumes called THE METROPOLITAN PULPIT

 

His Metropolitan Tabernacle was called The Soul's Trap. Of the 5,000 seats in the Church it was said that every seat has seen someone converted to the Christian Faith.

 

Why and what was the Power?

The secret is this. Someone once met Spurgeon who asked him to see the boiler room. Spurgeon brought him to the basement of the Church and showed him a group of Christans praying on their knees  with fervent request while Spurgeon preached his sermons. Such was the prayer power!

And till today Spurgeon's messages are still fresh with power!

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14/10/2018 10:27
deMusangking Posted by anticonman > Oct 12, 2018 04:32 AM | Report Abuse
Beware of conman. The shares he recommended and plunge he never mentioned.
1) MP Corp drop from 50 sen until 4.5 sen.
2) Mulpha drop from RM 5(50 sen before share consolidation) to 1.82
3) BJ Corp drop from 54 sen to 27 sen
4) L&G 25 sen to 15.5 sen
5) CBIP RM 2 to 1.1
6) J tiasa drop from 1.5 to .595
7) B Puri drop from 50 to 18 sen
8) JCY drop from 60 to 24 sen
9) Zelan from 20 to 5.5 sen
10) MRCB 1.2 to 72 sen
and many more
14/10/2018 10:29
Alex™ Fuiyo.. Spurgeon also come out. Can cite reformer John Calvin also.
14/10/2018 11:45
calvintaneng Posted by calvintaneng > Oct 12, 2018 07:30 AM | Report Abuse X

There are many stocks up 100% to 300% more than cover the losses

1. Pm Corp up 100%
2. Ajiya up 100%
3. Super Enterprize up 200%
4. Pohuat or power huat up 200%
5. Drb up 200%
6. Padini up 200%
7. Opcom up 200%
8. Ipmuda limit up more than 100%
9. Silk up 200%
10. Prestar or Pre-Star. Buy it before it turns into a Star....up 200%
11. RceCap up 100%
12. GSB up 100%

So many chun chun jackpots more than cover losses

Many others up 30% to 80% like kheesan, masteel, kpscb, dutaland, Tambun, Maju Perak, Focus Lumber, Ekson and others

Remember the maximum loss of a single share is 100%.

See. So many up 100% to 200% already. And the only 2 near total loss are Perisai and Mp Corp. Yet none delisted yet. For Mp Corp the latest report though suspended still made good monies by asset disposal. So is anticonman a liarman?


calvintaneng
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Posted by calvintaneng > Oct 12, 2018 07:32 AM | Report Abuse X

YES JAKS WAS 40 SEN ON DECEMBER 16 2014

WHEN JAKS UP 200% CALVIN CALLED FOR A SELL.
14/10/2018 13:48
calvintaneng Posted by Alex™ > Oct 14, 2018 11:45 AM | Report Abuse

Fuiyo.. Spurgeon also come out. Can cite reformer John Calvin also.


Haha! John Calvin of Geneva?

I have the 22 volumes Bible Commentaries by John Calvin.

I also have the Tresury of David (3 vols) by C.H. Spurgeon

And the 23 Volumes Pulpit Commentaries

All these are treasures in my small library. C.H. Spurgeon has a very Huge Library of the Very Best Theological Books. He even employ a personal librarian to keep track of all his books. A voracious reader is Spurgeon who read 6 solid books per week and preach 4 to 6 sermons each week.

Spurgeon sermons were published in 63 volumes under the Metropolitan Pulpit and 3 more in the New Park Street sermons... totally 66 books. I helped one Pastor to buy them years back. Now no longer in print. But will go online a free E-Sermons soon

I am surprised that Spurgeon read and quoted Charles G. Finney an arminian by theology while Spurgeon is a staunch Calvinist
14/10/2018 14:00
calvintaneng THE BLOOD By Spurgeon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtVeVKvvaRE
14/10/2018 14:17
chinaman we will appreciate more if you summarise the article. its too lengthy article, lazy to digest. I'm not a Christian. Anyway, anything worth learning, we'll deliberating it with open mind. wakaka
14/10/2018 14:24
calvintaneng THERE IS NOT, I REPEAT IT AGAIN, THE SLIGHTEST ATOM OF SAVING-POWER ANYWHERE BUT IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS... CHARLES SPURGEON
14/10/2018 14:26
calvintaneng Posted by chinaman > Oct 14, 2018 02:24 PM | Report Abuse

we will appreciate more if you summarise the article. its too lengthy article, lazy to digest. I'm not a Christian. Anyway, anything worth learning, we'll deliberating it with open mind. wakaka

OK NOTED
14/10/2018 14:28
FamousAmos demusangking you forgot about Perisai , Carimin , Alam , Mui , WTK , Mui , Bonia and etc. just to mention these few.
14/10/2018 16:59
deMusangking Posted by anticonman > Oct 12, 2018 04:32 AM | Report Abuse
Beware of conman. The shares he recommended and plunge he never mentioned.
1) MP Corp drop from 50 sen until 4.5 sen.
2) Mulpha drop from RM 5(50 sen before share consolidation) to 1.82
3) BJ Corp drop from 54 sen to 27 sen
4) L&G 25 sen to 15.5 sen
5) CBIP RM 2 to 1.1
6) J tiasa drop from 1.5 to .595
7) B Puri drop from 50 to 18 sen
8) JCY drop from 60 to 24 sen
9) Zelan from 20 to 5.5 sen
10) MRCB 1.2 to 72 sen

and many more [Posted by FamousAmos > Oct 14, 2018 04:59 PM]
like Perisai , Carimin , Alam , Mui , WTK , Mui , Bonia and etc.
14/10/2018 17:11
joetay2 Post removed. Why?
14/10/2018 17:50
calvintaneng SO WHAT
EVERY STOCK I PICKED GOT DELISTED?
All lost 100%?

So happy now?
14/10/2018 19:52
deMusangking then say sorry lah!!! then every1 will say u r good!!!

kikikikiki
14/10/2018 20:09
calvintaneng YES

VERY SORRY TO ALL

ALL CALVIN'S STOCKS ALL TOTAL 100% LOSSES

PADINI IS BANKRUPT
JAKS GOING BANKRUPT LATER
PM CORP CLOSE SHOP
AJIYA DELISTED
IPMUDA FINISHED
DRB DIEDED
RCECAP ALSO GONE CASE LEOW
OPCOM CLOSED SHOP!
POHUAT POKAI ALREADY
PRESTAR NOW PRESSING DOWN
SUPER ENTERPRIZE BURIED
TMAKMUR BURIED
KULIM RIP
THESTORE STORE COFFIN LEOW
WANGZNG NOW WRONG PLACE
WEIDA WENT ASTRAY
SUPERMAX GOING TO JAIL
WASEONG ALSO WHAT'S WRONG?
GSB TURN INTO GORENG SORCHAI BERHAD


AIYOO AIYOO A THOYSAND APOLOGIES!!
14/10/2018 20:25
deMusangking maybe u can pay back to all those investors who lost!!! then u r the best!

kikikiki
14/10/2018 20:29
teareader818 Calvin, you must show by example to be credible. Keeps on recommending so called undervalued stocks, but only 5% invested. Why? Any kid can do the same. The important aspect in any stock-pick is timing. Buying undervalued stocks can also lose money if your timing is wrong. Conversely, you can still make money buying overvalued stocks if your timing is right. You got the message, Calvin? Any kid will.
14/10/2018 21:09
deMusangking hahahahha!! u r talking to a kid???!!!!!
14/10/2018 21:10
calvintaneng OH YES CALVIN CALLED FOR A BUY ON JAKS AT 40 SEN ON DECEMBER 16 2014

SO ANYONE LOSING MONEY BY BUYING JAKS AT 40 SEN PLEASE COME AND CLAIM YOUR LOSSES

BUT ANY ONE WHO GAINED?

ANYONE VOLUNTEER TO PAY CALVIN A COMMISSION?

ANYONE?
14/10/2018 21:13
calvintaneng Blog: Impressive earnings & Price Discounts to Assets of Insas bhd & TA Enterprize (Compare & contrast) By Calvin Tan Research

Feb 25, 2018 02:33 PM | Report Abuse

Now if you have honestly and diligently followed all Calvin buy calls you would have also bought all these

1) PM CORP - 3 times up 100%
2) Super Enterprize (Up 200% & taken private)
3) TheStore (Up 50% and taken private)
4) KULIM (UP 60% and taken private)
5) Pohuat (Power huat) up 200%
6) MyEG (My Emas Gold) Up 100%
7) Nylex (Up 60%)
8) Kheesan (Up 80%)
9) SILK (Up 200%0
10) Jerasia (Up 100%)
11) Padini (Up 200%)
12) Drb Up 100%
13) DRB C39 (Up 200%)
14) Ipmuda (Limit Up)
15) Waseong (Up 100%)
16) SkbShutters (Up 80%)
17) TaWin (Up 200%)
18) Ajiya (Up 100%)
19) TMakmur (Up 38% and taken private)
20) Wangzng (King of Fortress) Up 200%
21) Jaks (Up 300%)
22) KPSCB (Up 40%)
23) Prestar (But it before it turns into a Star) Up 200%
24) Masteel (Masteel of long steel) Up 150%
25) Southern Steel (Up 120%)
26) Mphbcapital (Up 30%)
27) Insas (Up 40%)
28) Insas warrant (Or insane warrant. Up 120%)
29) AZRB (A to Z also have) Up 100%
30 AZRB warrrant (Up 180%)
31) HtPadu (Ht SAPU all Govt jobs) Up 80%
32) Pantech (Up 30%)
33) JTiasa (Up 30%)
34) ASB (A sure buy (Up 70%)
35) Ipmuda (Limit up 120%)
36) Mj Perak (Up 80%)
37) CSCSteel (Up 12%)
38) Dutaland (Buta buta beli duta nanti dapat juta) Up 60%
39) BPlant (Bank Plant) Up 20%
40) Carimin (Up 20%)
41) FACBIND (Up 40%)
42) Harrison (Hurry son) Up 25%
43) Maybulk (Up 80%)
44) Mahsing (the singing horse) Up 20%)
45) Ntpm (Up 25%)
46) Notion (Up 50%)
47) KKB (Up 40%)
48) CMSB (Up 20%)
49) Supermax (Up 100%)
50) POS (up 50%)
51) Priceworth (worth it) Up 100%)
52) RceCap (Best of Banking) Up 100%


SEE. Dr Neoh Soon Kean of Dynaquest said if you can pick 70% out of 100% accurate you should be Ok.

So if you check all Calvin stock pick VERY CAREFULLY you will see more than 70% eventually Chun Chun hit bulls eye!

So far I have stocks making 100%, 200% & 300%

6 Stocks were taken private

1) Super Enterprize
2) Kulim
3) TMakmur (Land of prosperity)
4) Wangzng (King of fortress ) This one exceeded
5) TheStore
6) Weida (latest proposal)

And so far not even one stock has gone bankrupt. The maximum loss in one stock is 100%

See Jaks made 300%, Prestar 200%, Super Enterprize made 200%, Pohuat (200%). Either of these stocks can cover 2 total loss

SO FAR NONE IN TOTAL LOSS YET

SO PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE.

Calvin = Call Win
14/10/2018 23:03
teareader818 I give up!
14/10/2018 23:07

'THE GREATER FOOL THEORY By Dr Neoh Soon Kean (Excerpts from STOCK MARKET INVESTMENT), Calvin Tan comments

Author: calvintaneng   |  Publish date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 10:32 PM


'THE GREATER FOOL THEORY By Dr Neoh Soon Kean (Excerpts from STOCK MARKET INVESTMENT), Calvin Tan comments

Author:   |    Publish date: 

 

 


This is an excerpt from STOCK MARKET INVESTMENT In Malaysia And Singapore by Dr Neoh Soon Kean, the Benjamin Graham of Malaysia. Year of printing 1985

 

THE GREATER FOOL THEORY (Page 67 Last paragraph)

This is a theory that is usually very popular during the immature phase of a stock market's development. More of the followers of this theory are not aware that the trading system which they believe in goes by this peculiar name. From the stock market's behaviour during the past three booms, we can say that many Malaysians/Singaporeans appear to be strong supporters of this theory. This theory was very popular in the US during the 1920s but since then, it has fallen out of favour even though pockets of true believers still appear from time to time.

 

    In essence, believers of this theory hold that stock prices are not dependent on anything tangible but rather dependent on the continual appearance of more people who are willing to purchase the stocks at an even higher price {these people are the so-called 'greater fools'). Thus, it neither matters what price one buys a stock nor that the stock's price is ridiculously high by any normal standard of measurement. Thus the believers of this school of thought hold the view that whatever stock one buys can always be sold at a higher price because there will always be greater fools than themselves. Thus, it is fine to buy MUIB at $24.00 because there will be another person foolish (or brave) enough to pay $26.00 for it. Believers of the greater fool theory never for a minute think that the supply of fools will be exhausted and that they may be the final purchaser before the crash.

 

   During every stock market boom, there are usually a large number of believers of the greater fool theory and some of them actually make a lot of money on the way up. Some of them get out in time by finding some greater fools to take over their hot potatoes in the nick of time but many find that they themselves end up as the greatest fools because there is no one else willing to bid up the price anymore. Needless to say, the Greater Fool Theory is a much discredited one among academics and most professionals. But it still finds many adherents. Why is this so? Everyone is having too much fun, (that is, making so much money) on the way up that they do not want to leave the market. George Goodman, writing under the pen name of 'Adam Smith' has this wonderful parable to explain how people are caught up in the web of the Greater Fool Theory and do not know when to get out.

 

We are all at a wonderful ball where champagne sparkles in every glass and soft laughter falls upon the summer air. We know, by the rules, that at some moment, terrorists will burst in through the terrace doors, killing many and scattering the survivors. Those who leave early will be saved, but the ball is so splendid that no one wants to leave while there is still time. Everyone wants to enjoy one more dance and sip one more glass of champagne. So everyone kept asking: "What time is it? What time is it?" We look around and find that all the clocks have no hands.

 

  This may be a surrealist's way of describing the stock market but Goodman's parable has a great deal of truth in it. Of course, we know that in every speculative boom of the past, the 'terrorists' did come when most of the guests were still enjoying themselves at the ball. As 'Adam Smith' implies, nobody knows when a speculative boom will end but end it must for that is the rule. At every speculative boom, not many of the small speculators escaped with their gains made on the way up. Most of the smaller speculators known to me eventually lost all their gains and much more than what has been gained.

Some even lost a large part of their original capital. Thus on the next occassion when you happen to find yourselves at this type of a ball, try to leave early. The problem is that once one is caught up in the fun and games of the party, one is apt to lose touch with reality. Chances are that believers of the Greater Fool Theory will hang on to the bitter end, only to be slaughtered. It is better to miss a few dances or a few glasses of champagne than lose one's life. 

In concluding this section, an anecdote about Bernarde Baruch, generally acknowledged to be the greatest stock traders of the 1920s is related. He was once asked how it was that he remained  so rich while many of his contemporaries had declared bankrupt. This was his splendid answer: 'I always sold too early.'

 

Calvin comments:

This greater fool theory could be applied to stocks like IFCA, Sumatech, VSolar, XOX & others

I have people telling me I missed IFCA on the way up. Calvin does not go gambling in casino Greater Fool Type of Stocks.  And how they missed a fortune on the way up  due to my warnings.  And how they finally lost all their 'profits and all their capitals' for overstaying. Now I am not here to tell you how to punt or gamble. I am here to warn of a Greater Fool Stock.

All will have to be responsible for your own actions in investment. 

 

LATEST ADDITION TO GREATER FOOL STOCKS ARE HENGYUAN

 

See the Pump & Dump of Hengyuan

 

 

HENGYUAN REFINING COMPANY BERHAD (4324)

Company Website 
Annual Report 
General Meetings


HENGYUAN REFINING COMPANY BERHAD (4324) Chart
Chart Period:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Greatest Fool who chased Hengyuan from Rm17 to Rm19 will be stuck up there for a very long time.

The Opportunistic Fools who bought the Falling Knives of Henguan from Rm15 down to Rm10 are also stuck in limbo!!

 

Now the Greater Fool Stock is Jaks

See

JAKS RESOURCES BERHAD [S] (4723)

Company Website 
Annual Report 
General Meetings


JAKS RESOURCES BERHAD (4723) Chart
Chart Period:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Greatest Fools who chased Jaks near Rm1.80 will be hung up there for a very long time

 

Now in progress are Many Opportunistic Fools who bought the falling knives of Jaks from Rm1.50 to Rm1.00 will also be caught & stuck in limbo later when price of Jaks return back to its true level

 

So take care

 

Calvin Tan Research

 

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pussycats Calvin, your stocks no stuck kah?

Just look or scan your stocks which you are still holding, you no stuck with them kah? u know what I mean...
11/10/2018 23:02
pussycats Calvin, don't bring up the stocks which you had sold. Just look at the stocks which you still hold, you no stuck with that stocks meh?
11/10/2018 23:04
pussycats What I want to say is no one is a stock god, who can predict how the stock trajectory will unfold in the future lah.
11/10/2018 23:06
anticonman Beware of conman. The shares he recommended and plunge he never mentioned.
1) MP Corp drop from 50 sen until 4.5 sen.
2) Mulpha drop from RM 5(50 sen before share consolidation) to 1.82
3) BJ Corp drop from 54 sen to 27 sen
4) L&G 25 sen to 15.5 sen
5) CBIP RM 2 to 1.1
6) J tiasa drop from 1.5 to .595
7) B Puri drop from 50 to 18 sen
8) JCY drop from 60 to 24 sen
9) Zelan from 20 to 5.5 sen
10) MRCB 1.2 to 72 sen
and many more
12/10/2018 04:32
calvintaneng There are many stocks up 100% to 300% more than cover the losses

1. Pm Corp up 100%
2. Ajiya up 100%
3. Super Enterprize up 200%
4. Pohuat or power huat up 200%
5. Drb up 200%
6. Padini up 200%
7. Opcom up 200%
8. Ipmuda limit up more than 100%
9. Silk up 200%
10. Prestar or Pre-Star. Buy it before it turns into a Star....up 200%
11. RceCap up 100%
12. GSB up 100%

So many chun chun jackpots more than cover losses

Many others up 30% to 80% like kheesan, masteel, kpscb, dutaland, Tambun, Maju Perak, Focus Lumber, Ekson and others

Remember the maximum loss of a single share is 100%.

See. So many up 100% to 200% already. And the only 2 near total loss are Perisai and Mp Corp. Yet none delisted yet. For Mp Corp the latest report though suspended still made good monies by asset disposal. So is anticonman a liarman?
12/10/2018 07:30
calvintaneng YES JAKS WAS 40 SEN ON DECEMBER 16 2014

WHEN JAKS UP 200% CALVIN CALLED FOR A SELL.
12/10/2018 07:32
3iii >>>>>Calvin comments:

This greater fool theory could be applied to stocks like IFCA, Sumatech, VSolar, XOX & others

I have people telling me I missed IFCA on the way up. Calvin does not go gambling in casino Greater Fool Type of Stocks. And how they missed a fortune on the way up due to my warnings. And how they finally lost all their 'profits and all their capitals' for overstaying. Now I am not here to tell you how to punt or gamble. I am here to warn of a Greater Fool Stock.

All will have to be responsible for your own actions in investment.
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<<<<<LATEST ADDITION TO GREATER FOOL STOCKS ARE HENGYUAN



See the Pump & Dump of Hengyuan>>>>>




Attention: otb
12/10/2018 08:16
EatCoconutCanWin good job calvin
12/10/2018 08:16
gladiator When GSB drop he said he made a mistake on buy call GSB, now when GSB goes up he is here hip hip hooray. When RCECap drop to RM1.20 he is laughing at those who buy these price. When RCECap price recover he will said this is his chun chun jackpots call. This is Calvin Tan the king of Holland stock.
12/10/2018 13:06
calvintaneng Gsb?

Buy call for good small baby was 9 sen

When change to Great Super Boss at 22 sen Calvin call for sell. Only sotchai musang buy Greedy Sudah Bodoh at 22 sen
12/10/2018 13:09
calvintaneng Calvin called for buy on rcecap at 27 sen. After capital exercise it doubled to Rm1.60 so Calvin sold

Get it straight..how to be gladiator if you walk senget?
12/10/2018 13:11
JCAA168 12 Oct : Sparkle Our Wealth

After announcement of new substantial shareholder dated 7 September 2018
SPARKLE OUR WEALTH

After the announcement the new substantial shareholders dated 7 Sept 2018
Volume have been building up..................

From 8 September to now 155m totalling 27% of paid up shares have been changed hand,
it is believable that proxy fight will be happen to remove the board of directors.

Dato are very worry and have been aggressively buying Tiger at 10 cents from ACP as he is fully aware change will happen.

New shareholders will appear in the coming shareholders list in 2018 annual report to be release on 1 NOVENBER, ......

Proxy fight is the method to takeover a company by the way of buying more than 10% shares, hold EGM and convinces shareholders to vote out the current board and replace the approving board. However although it is popular in UK, USA, but never happen here.

A lot of good analyst like CALVIN TAN, LOGIC TRADING ANALYSIS, TAN K W, EQUITY DAIRY,CP TEH etc etc should team up their followers, instead of waiting and waiting and waiting the current board to declare, to change, to hope something benefit the minority shareholders, they should do a step ahead by accumulate the proxy enough to pressure and even to remove the board to realign their business.

Please bear in mind a lot of listed company in BURSA, the controlling stake are very loose for example 11% control in Tiger currently.
12/10/2018 16:11
3iii >>>Posted by calvintaneng > Oct 12, 2018 01:09 PM | Report Abuse

Gsb?

Buy call for good small baby was 9 sen

When change to Great Super Boss at 22 sen Calvin call for sell. Only sotchai musang buy Greedy Sudah Bodoh at 22 sen<<<<


A buy or a sell call should be attached with a date or duration.

Otherwise, it is just so dishonest.
12/10/2018 16:23
Fantastico cherry picking
12/10/2018 16:29
joetay Post removed. Why?
13/10/2018 10:10
stockraider Perfect example of good use of Ben Graham investment principle " Mr Market" taking advantage of soochai followers of "Mr Market" by Calvin loh...!!

Posted by calvintaneng > Oct 12, 2018 01:09 PM | Report Abuse

Gsb?

Buy call for good small baby was 9 sen

When change to Great Super Boss at 22 sen Calvin call for sell. Only sotchai musang buy Greedy Sudah Bodoh at 22 sen
13/10/2018 10:30
joetay Post removed. Why?
13/10/2018 10:35
calvintaneng why joetay so naughty?

and why never listen about Calvin's warning on mnrb or mbsb?
14/10/2018 21:20
deMusangking Posted by anticonman > Oct 12, 2018 04:32 AM | Report Abuse
Beware of conman. The shares he recommended and plunge he never mentioned.
1) MP Corp drop from 50 sen until 4.5 sen.
2) Mulpha drop from RM 5(50 sen before share consolidation) to 1.82
3) BJ Corp drop from 54 sen to 27 sen
4) L&G 25 sen to 15.5 sen
5) CBIP RM 2 to 1.1
6) J tiasa drop from 1.5 to .595
7) B Puri drop from 50 to 18 sen
8) JCY drop from 60 to 24 sen
9) Zelan from 20 to 5.5 sen
10) MRCB 1.2 to 72 sen

and many more [Posted by FamousAmos > Oct 14, 2018 04:59 PM]
like Perisai , Carimin , Alam , Mui , WTK , Mui , Bonia and etc.
And He called to sell Penta at around 2.00 plus ( before b & s) but now Penta is about equivalent to 8( before b & s)! And he chose not to mention it!!!
AND
His call to sell is CHUN CHUN!!!! ????? beware the konman!!!!! kikikiki
14/10/2018 21:26
calvintaneng Why you left out GSB?
Calvin called for a buy on GSB at 9 sen

After GSB up more than 100% to 22 sen Calvin called for a sell.

But who ask musang come lately to buy GSB at 22 sen?

Hohoho!!!
14/10/2018 21:30
EngineeringProfit Too distant.......

...recent call.....DUTALAND AND TALAMT
14/10/2018 21:35
calvintaneng Dutaland?

Buy call was 39.5 sen

Anyone suffer losses at 39.5 sen

And got 5 sen cash payout

So real cost is only 34.5 sen

PLUS ANOTHER 5 SEN COMING SOON

SLURP!!!
14/10/2018 21:37
joetay2 but bodoh coward calvintaneng, why u no answer my question????

if i post a buy comment on every sub-forum, can i claim credit when the stock rise???

can pls answer instead of being a bodoh coward in reporting my posts as abuse???

really is a bodoh coward.

lol...........
14/10/2018 21:56
calvintaneng Who is bodoh buying mbsb(mata buta salah beli), mnrb and fgv? So clever or too clever?

Hohoho!!
14/10/2018 22:07
joetay2 at least mbsb/mnrb/fgv wont collapse like ur mpc and many others.

if these 3 stocks go into pn17, that means the market is finished.

but bodoh coward calvintaneng bot mata rosak calvintaneng bodoh at 130 and now only 70 sens, bjc at 60sens and now less than 30sens plus so many others.

lol......
14/10/2018 22:10
calvintaneng Blog: Impressive earnings & Price Discounts to Assets of Insas bhd & TA Enterprize (Compare & contrast) By Calvin Tan Research

Feb 25, 2018 02:33 PM | Report Abuse

Now if you have honestly and diligently followed all Calvin buy calls you would have also bought all these

1) PM CORP - 3 times up 100%
2) Super Enterprize (Up 200% & taken private)
3) TheStore (Up 50% and taken private)
4) KULIM (UP 60% and taken private)
5) Pohuat (Power huat) up 200%
6) MyEG (My Emas Gold) Up 100%
7) Nylex (Up 60%)
8) Kheesan (Up 80%)
9) SILK (Up 200%0
10) Jerasia (Up 100%)
11) Padini (Up 200%)
12) Drb Up 100%
13) DRB C39 (Up 200%)
14) Ipmuda (Limit Up)
15) Waseong (Up 100%)
16) SkbShutters (Up 80%)
17) TaWin (Up 200%)
18) Ajiya (Up 100%)
19) TMakmur (Up 38% and taken private)
20) Wangzng (King of Fortress) Up 200%
21) Jaks (Up 300%)
22) KPSCB (Up 40%)
23) Prestar (But it before it turns into a Star) Up 200%
24) Masteel (Masteel of long steel) Up 150%
25) Southern Steel (Up 120%)
26) Mphbcapital (Up 30%)
27) Insas (Up 40%)
28) Insas warrant (Or insane warrant. Up 120%)
29) AZRB (A to Z also have) Up 100%
30 AZRB warrrant (Up 180%)
31) HtPadu (Ht SAPU all Govt jobs) Up 80%
32) Pantech (Up 30%)
33) JTiasa (Up 30%)
34) ASB (A sure buy (Up 70%)
35) Ipmuda (Limit up 120%)
36) Mj Perak (Up 80%)
37) CSCSteel (Up 12%)
38) Dutaland (Buta buta beli duta nanti dapat juta) Up 60%
39) BPlant (Bank Plant) Up 20%
40) Carimin (Up 20%)
41) FACBIND (Up 40%)
42) Harrison (Hurry son) Up 25%
43) Maybulk (Up 80%)
44) Mahsing (the singing horse) Up 20%)
45) Ntpm (Up 25%)
46) Notion (Up 50%)
47) KKB (Up 40%)
48) CMSB (Up 20%)
49) Supermax (Up 100%)
50) POS (up 50%)
51) Priceworth (worth it) Up 100%)
52) RceCap (Best of Banking) Up 100%


SEE. Dr Neoh Soon Kean of Dynaquest said if you can pick 70% out of 100% accurate you should be Ok.

So if you check all Calvin stock pick VERY CAREFULLY you will see more than 70% eventually Chun Chun hit bulls eye!

So far I have stocks making 100%, 200% & 300%

6 Stocks were taken private

1) Super Enterprize
2) Kulim
3) TMakmur (Land of prosperity)
4) Wangzng (King of fortress ) This one exceeded
5) TheStore
6) Weida (latest proposal)

And so far not even one stock has gone bankrupt. The maximum loss in one stock is 100%

See Jaks made 300%, Prestar 200%, Super Enterprize made 200%, Pohuat (200%). Either of these stocks can cover 2 total loss

SO FAR NONE IN TOTAL LOSS YET

SO PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE.

Calvin = Call Win
14/10/2018 23:02
3iii Ben Graham Checklist for Finding Undervalued Stocks

In addition to identifying and quantifying important value components, Graham left us with an assortment of general stock selection rules. He created a number of checklists at different times in his career to serve different investment objectives and portfolio strategies. The checklists review different aspects of a company's financial strength, intrinsic value, and the realtionship with price.

Here is a
Ben Graham Checklist for Finding Undervalued Stocks

Criterias

Risk
1. Earnings to price (the inverse of P/E) is double the high-grade corporate bond yield. If the high-grade bond yields 7%, then earnings to price should be 14%.
2. P/E ratio that is 0.4 times the highest average P/E achieved in the last 5 years.
3. Dividend yield is 2/3 the high-grade bond yield.
4. Stock price of 2/3 the tangible book value per share.
5. Stock price of 2/3 the net current asset value.

Financial strength
6. Total debt is lower than tangible book value.
7. Current ratio (current assets/current liabilities) is > 2.
8. Total debt is no more than liquidation value.

Earnings stability
9. Earnings have doubled in most recent 10 years.
10. Earnings have declined no more than 5% in 2 of the past 10 years.


If a stock meets 7 of the 10 criteria, it is probably a good value, according to Graham.

If you're income oriented, Graham recommended paying special attention to items 1 through 7.

If you're concerned about growth and safety, items 1 through 5 and 9 and 10 are important.

If you're concerned with aggressive growth, ignore item 3, reduce the emphasis on 4 through 6, and weigh 9 and 10 heavily.

Again, these checklists are a guideline and example, not a cookbook recipe you should follow precisely. They are a way of thinking and an example of how you may construct your own value investing system.

The criteria mentioned above are probably more focussed on dividends and safety than even today's value investors choose to be. But today's value investing practice owes an immense debt to this type of financial and investment analysis.
16/10/2018 08:15

SPECULATIVE STOCKS WITHOUT DIVIDEND SUPPORT MIGHT CRASH 90% (DR NEOH SOON KEAN) DYNAQUEST

Author: calvintaneng   |  Publish date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 10:17 PM


WHY IS DIVIDEND IMPORTANT? From Dr Neoh Soon Kean's STOCK MARKET INVESTMENT

 

WHY IS DIVIDEND IMPORTANT?

Dividend is important for many reasons. The most important reason has been explained a chapter earlier on, that is, dividend is the only benefit which a shareholder can obtain from a company under the normal circumstances. Profit, per se, is hardly of any use to him directly and the assets are only of value if the company is liquidated which is unlikely in a great majority of cases. Apart from this reason, dividend is important for the following reasons:

1) Dividend is a sure thing.

All too often, investors and speculators pay too much attention to profit forecast. It is amazing that so many malaysian companies have the courage to make profit forecast for many years into the future. What is even more amazing is that so many of the investors seem to believe these forecasts absolutely. It is difficult to make a profit forecast a year ahead, let alone five years or even ten years. Such profit forecasts can only be regarded as extremely shaky.

Let us take a recent example. During 1981, when the "property injection game" was at its height, many of the companies which were first getting into property development business gave very rosy forecasts of future earnings potential, as a result the price of these shares naturally went up to tremendous heights. Since then, the housing market softened considerably and the office rental market has declined 40-50 per cent. In just three years, the profit picture of just about all land development companies has changed considerably. I wonder how many of those forecasts made in 1981 can still stand up to scrutiny today.

Dividend is real and it is something which the shareholders can put to some use. Most companies keep dividend at a level they can afford to pay out irrespective of whether it is a good or bad year and is hence a great deal more certain than profit forecast.

 

2) Dividend provides a link with reality.

When the market is truly 'hot',  few of us can keep truly rational and we tend to be swept along in the general atmosphere of optimism. But the dividend yield of a share keeps us in close touch with the real world. As in the earlier example of OCBC, anyone who keeps his eye on the dividend yield of that share would have realised that the price level was totally unreal. Most people would agree that at a dividend yield of 0.4 per cent it would be better to sell a share and invest the proceed in houses or leave the money in fixed deposit.

In the established stock markets of the world, the dividend yield (ie dividend per share/price per share) usually has a steady relationship with the fixed deposit and its interest rate. It is normal for dividend yield to fluctuate at around 1/3 to 1/2 of the long-term deposit interest rate. This means that when fixed deposit interest is around 10 per cent per annum, stock should sell at a price to provide a yield of 3 per cent to 5 per cent. Taking a look at the yield provided by local shares during bull markets, the dividend yield is usually so low as to be meaningless. Futhermore, one should not forget that fixed deposit of 15 months or longer and fixed deposits in National Savings Bank are interest free in Malaysia while dividend has a witholding tax of 40 per cent applied at source.

 

3) Dividend provides a 'floor' for shares during bear markets.

Stock markets of the world, especially the Malaysian/Singaporean market is not readily predictable. They can collapse so easily into a 'bear pit' with little warning. If we wished to protect our hard earned capital, we must be defensive in our investment approach. One of the best defense is to buy shares with reasonable dividend yield (i.e. a yield of between 1/2 of deposit interest rate). If we buy a share because it pays a reasonable dividend, our loss is likely to be small even during periods of sharp market decline.

For example, we can buy a share which pays 30 cents dividend at Rm5.00 a share and this gives us a dividend yield of 6 per cent. If the share market goes into a sharp decline, the amount this share can fall to is limited by the fact that it pays a 30 cents dividend. If the price is to fall to as low as Rm3.00, it will be giving a dividend yield of 10 per cent which is about as good as what one can get from fixed deposit but with the additional opportunity to capital gain thrown in.

Most people can see that at that price, the share is probably a good bargain and it is therefore unlikely to fall any lower. It has been my experience that with the exception of mining counters, a dividend yield of 12 per cent seems to be the floor below which most stocks will not drop. In sharp contrast, shares which pay low or no dividend at all do not seem to have any bottom and price decline can hit 90 per cent or more.

 

4) Dividend yield prevents investors from being side-tracked by irrelevant events.

The Malaysian/Singaporean stock market can be characterised by a large number of events which are of little real benefit to the existing shareholders and yet which excite them greatly. I am referring to the large number of bonus announcements, rights issues, property injections, take-overs, and mergers which have made their appearance in recent years. Most of these events are of little, if any, real economic benefit to the existing shareholders of the companies involved.

Despite this, the price of the shares of a company involved in an event of this nature tends to rise sharply. Later chapters will explain in detail why these events are, in the main, irrelevant and some of them may even be damaging.

For the moment, let us consider the following. According to the dividend yield approach to share valuation, a share can have increased value only if there is a likelihood that its dividend will rise faster than originally expected. We ask ourselves in what way events like bonuses, rights, mergers and re-organisations in themselves can improve the future dividend picture of a company. If these events cannot lead to such an increase, the share surely does not deserve a higher valuation.

It is hoped that readers are, by now, at least partially convinced of the wisdom of buying a share for its dividend. In later chapters, the range of dividend yields which is reasonable for different categories of shares will be examined. In the meantime, I leave you with a short ditty that has been popular for years in the US and is still often quoted as advice to first time share buyers.

 

              A cow for its milk,

              Bees for their honey,

              And shares, by golly,

              For their dividend.

 

The above passage is taken from the book "STOCK  MARKET INVESTMENT" in Malaysia And Singapore

By Dr . Neoh Soon Kean of Dynaquest Sdn Bhd (pp 148 to 150) Published in year 1985.

 

Calvin comments:

According to Dr. Neoh, "A dividend yield of 12 per cent seems to be the floor below which  most stocks will not drop".

In the Deepest Depth of the Lehman Brothers' Crisis after Bear Sterns & Lehman Brothers both gone bankrupt Warren Buffet bought into the safety of Goldman Sachs' Preference shares with guaranteed 10% yield.

In KLSE only one stock can give a double digit dividend yield of 10.06% for the next 3 years of 2016, 2017 & 2018 - Pan Malaysian Corp (4081).

PM CORP,  in Calvin's View, Can withstand a Coming Financial Tsunami.

Now take heed to Dr. Neoh's warning, "In sharp contrast,  shares which pay low or no dividend at all do not seem to have any bottom and price decline can hit 90 per cent or more".

The characteristic of past bear markets like the Tulip Mania, The South Sea Bubble, The Great Depression of 1930s in USA, the Stock Market Rout of Asian Finacial Crisis in 1997/8 and The Lehman Brothers' Debacle of 2007/8 have witnessed many stocks & index crashing up to 90% or more.

 

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calvintaneng A dividend yield of 12 per cent seems to be the floor below which most stocks will not drop. In sharp contrast, shares which pay low or no dividend at all do not seem to have any bottom and price decline can hit 90 per cent or more.

..............................Dr Neoh Soon Kean
11/10/2018 22:20
Junichiro Dr Neoh admitted that he missed the bull run of 1993 because he did not believe what was happening then.
11/10/2018 22:43
Fabien Extraordinaire please la Calvin...times like this calls for flight to QUALITY

re-emphasise "QUALITY" again
11/10/2018 22:45
FamousAmos Lmao how bout ur “quality” Holland stocks like Perisai and Carimin. Don’t even wanna mention Bjcorp and Mui
11/10/2018 22:55
gladiator There is no permanent dividend payout of say 10% or 12%, you have to look at the corporate earnings. Astro reduces its dividend payout when profit drop. So I don't agree that dividend provides a 'floor' for shares during bear market especially if the bear market caused by a recession.
12/10/2018 11:08
godhand he is right dividend can only be issued if there is positive cashflow, operating profit.
12/10/2018 11:11
calvintaneng CASH PAYOUT OF 5 SEN ALREADY CONFIRMED FOR DUTALAND

MORE THAN 10% YIELD ASSURED

HOHOHO!!!
14/10/2018 22:09
joetay2 but bodoh coward calvintaneg, ur butaland now is back to 55sens.

so how????

lol.........
14/10/2018 22:11
calvintaneng Buy call for Dutaland was 39.5 sen

See

https://klse.i3investor.com/blogs/www.eaglevisioninvest.com/112389.jsp
14/10/2018 22:39
joetay2 doesnt matter since ur overall record is a joke, bodoh coward calvintaneng.

how abt ur favorite bjc and mpcorp, plantation stocks and many others.

all those stocks u also claim to pay dividends but all is go holland.

really is bodoh coward to the max.

lol..........
14/10/2018 22:47
calvintaneng Blog: Impressive earnings & Price Discounts to Assets of Insas bhd & TA Enterprize (Compare & contrast) By Calvin Tan Research

Feb 25, 2018 02:33 PM | Report Abuse

Now if you have honestly and diligently followed all Calvin buy calls you would have also bought all these

1) PM CORP - 3 times up 100%
2) Super Enterprize (Up 200% & taken private)
3) TheStore (Up 50% and taken private)
4) KULIM (UP 60% and taken private)
5) Pohuat (Power huat) up 200%
6) MyEG (My Emas Gold) Up 100%
7) Nylex (Up 60%)
8) Kheesan (Up 80%)
9) SILK (Up 200%0
10) Jerasia (Up 100%)
11) Padini (Up 200%)
12) Drb Up 100%
13) DRB C39 (Up 200%)
14) Ipmuda (Limit Up)
15) Waseong (Up 100%)
16) SkbShutters (Up 80%)
17) TaWin (Up 200%)
18) Ajiya (Up 100%)
19) TMakmur (Up 38% and taken private)
20) Wangzng (King of Fortress) Up 200%
21) Jaks (Up 300%)
22) KPSCB (Up 40%)
23) Prestar (But it before it turns into a Star) Up 200%
24) Masteel (Masteel of long steel) Up 150%
25) Southern Steel (Up 120%)
26) Mphbcapital (Up 30%)
27) Insas (Up 40%)
28) Insas warrant (Or insane warrant. Up 120%)
29) AZRB (A to Z also have) Up 100%
30 AZRB warrrant (Up 180%)
31) HtPadu (Ht SAPU all Govt jobs) Up 80%
32) Pantech (Up 30%)
33) JTiasa (Up 30%)
34) ASB (A sure buy (Up 70%)
35) Ipmuda (Limit up 120%)
36) Mj Perak (Up 80%)
37) CSCSteel (Up 12%)
38) Dutaland (Buta buta beli duta nanti dapat juta) Up 60%
39) BPlant (Bank Plant) Up 20%
40) Carimin (Up 20%)
41) FACBIND (Up 40%)
42) Harrison (Hurry son) Up 25%
43) Maybulk (Up 80%)
44) Mahsing (the singing horse) Up 20%)
45) Ntpm (Up 25%)
46) Notion (Up 50%)
47) KKB (Up 40%)
48) CMSB (Up 20%)
49) Supermax (Up 100%)
50) POS (up 50%)
51) Priceworth (worth it) Up 100%)
52) RceCap (Best of Banking) Up 100%


SEE. Dr Neoh Soon Kean of Dynaquest said if you can pick 70% out of 100% accurate you should be Ok.

So if you check all Calvin stock pick VERY CAREFULLY you will see more than 70% eventually Chun Chun hit bulls eye!

So far I have stocks making 100%, 200% & 300%

6 Stocks were taken private

1) Super Enterprize
2) Kulim
3) TMakmur (Land of prosperity)
4) Wangzng (King of fortress ) This one exceeded
5) TheStore
6) Weida (latest proposal)

And so far not even one stock has gone bankrupt. The maximum loss in one stock is 100%

See Jaks made 300%, Prestar 200%, Super Enterprize made 200%, Pohuat (200%). Either of these stocks can cover 2 total loss

SO FAR NONE IN TOTAL LOSS YET

SO PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE.

Calvin = Call Win
14/10/2018 23:01
joetay2 but bodoh coward calvintaneng, u alrdy telling a lie on ur csc steel.

u gave a buy call in feb this yr when csc steel is 165 and now csc steel is only 116.

what 12% gain u talking abt???

so r u a liar then????

Posted by calvintaneng > Feb 12, 2018 04:41 PM | Report Abuse

COMPANY NOW FACING STABILITY IS READY TO INCREASE DIVIDEND PAYOUT!!
14/10/2018 23:45
joetay2 just in case the bodoh coward delete or amend his writings.

Posted by calvintaneng > Oct 14, 2018 11:01 PM | Report Abuse

Blog: Impressive earnings & Price Discounts to Assets of Insas bhd & TA Enterprize (Compare & contrast) By Calvin Tan Research

Feb 25, 2018 02:33 PM | Report Abuse

Now if you have honestly and diligently followed all Calvin buy calls you would have also bought all these

1) PM CORP - 3 times up 100%
2) Super Enterprize (Up 200% & taken private)
3) TheStore (Up 50% and taken private)
4) KULIM (UP 60% and taken private)
5) Pohuat (Power huat) up 200%
6) MyEG (My Emas Gold) Up 100%
7) Nylex (Up 60%)
8) Kheesan (Up 80%)
9) SILK (Up 200%0
10) Jerasia (Up 100%)
11) Padini (Up 200%)
12) Drb Up 100%
13) DRB C39 (Up 200%)
14) Ipmuda (Limit Up)
15) Waseong (Up 100%)
16) SkbShutters (Up 80%)
17) TaWin (Up 200%)
18) Ajiya (Up 100%)
19) TMakmur (Up 38% and taken private)
20) Wangzng (King of Fortress) Up 200%
21) Jaks (Up 300%)
22) KPSCB (Up 40%)
23) Prestar (But it before it turns into a Star) Up 200%
24) Masteel (Masteel of long steel) Up 150%
25) Southern Steel (Up 120%)
26) Mphbcapital (Up 30%)
27) Insas (Up 40%)
28) Insas warrant (Or insane warrant. Up 120%)
29) AZRB (A to Z also have) Up 100%
30 AZRB warrrant (Up 180%)
31) HtPadu (Ht SAPU all Govt jobs) Up 80%
32) Pantech (Up 30%)
33) JTiasa (Up 30%)
34) ASB (A sure buy (Up 70%)
35) Ipmuda (Limit up 120%)
36) Mj Perak (Up 80%)
37) CSCSteel (Up 12%)
38) Dutaland (Buta buta beli duta nanti dapat juta) Up 60%
39) BPlant (Bank Plant) Up 20%
40) Carimin (Up 20%)
41) FACBIND (Up 40%)
42) Harrison (Hurry son) Up 25%
43) Maybulk (Up 80%)
44) Mahsing (the singing horse) Up 20%)
45) Ntpm (Up 25%)
46) Notion (Up 50%)
47) KKB (Up 40%)
48) CMSB (Up 20%)
49) Supermax (Up 100%)
50) POS (up 50%)
51) Priceworth (worth it) Up 100%)
52) RceCap (Best of Banking) Up 100%


SEE. Dr Neoh Soon Kean of Dynaquest said if you can pick 70% out of 100% accurate you should be Ok.

So if you check all Calvin stock pick VERY CAREFULLY you will see more than 70% eventually Chun Chun hit bulls eye!

So far I have stocks making 100%, 200% & 300%

6 Stocks were taken private

1) Super Enterprize
2) Kulim
3) TMakmur (Land of prosperity)
4) Wangzng (King of fortress ) This one exceeded
5) TheStore
6) Weida (latest proposal)

And so far not even one stock has gone bankrupt. The maximum loss in one stock is 100%

See Jaks made 300%, Prestar 200%, Super Enterprize made 200%, Pohuat (200%). Either of these stocks can cover 2 total loss

SO FAR NONE IN TOTAL LOSS YET

SO PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE.

Calvin = Call Win
15/10/2018 00:09
3iii Ben Graham Checklist for Finding Undervalued Stocks

In addition to identifying and quantifying important value components, Graham left us with an assortment of general stock selection rules. He created a number of checklists at different times in his career to serve different investment objectives and portfolio strategies. The checklists review different aspects of a company's financial strength, intrinsic value, and the realtionship with price.

Here is a
Ben Graham Checklist for Finding Undervalued Stocks

Criterias

Risk
1. Earnings to price (the inverse of P/E) is double the high-grade corporate bond yield. If the high-grade bond yields 7%, then earnings to price should be 14%.
2. P/E ratio that is 0.4 times the highest average P/E achieved in the last 5 years.
3. Dividend yield is 2/3 the high-grade bond yield.
4. Stock price of 2/3 the tangible book value per share.
5. Stock price of 2/3 the net current asset value.

Financial strength
6. Total debt is lower than tangible book value.
7. Current ratio (current assets/current liabilities) is > 2.
8. Total debt is no more than liquidation value.

Earnings stability
9. Earnings have doubled in most recent 10 years.
10. Earnings have declined no more than 5% in 2 of the past 10 years.


If a stock meets 7 of the 10 criteria, it is probably a good value, according to Graham.

If you're income oriented, Graham recommended paying special attention to items 1 through 7.

If you're concerned about growth and safety, items 1 through 5 and 9 and 10 are important.

If you're concerned with aggressive growth, ignore item 3, reduce the emphasis on 4 through 6, and weigh 9 and 10 heavily.

Again, these checklists are a guideline and example, not a cookbook recipe you should follow precisely. They are a way of thinking and an example of how you may construct your own value investing system.

The criteria mentioned above are probably more focussed on dividends and safety than even today's value investors choose to be. But today's value investing practice owes an immense debt to this type of financial and investment analysis.
16/10/2018 08:16

HOW TO ESCAPE A FINANCIAL TSUNAMI by Calvin Tan

Author: calvintaneng   |  Publish date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 10:14 PM


As We Know By Now There Is Such A Phenomena Called Tsunami. 230,000 people died in the 2004 Sumatran Tsunami & Year 2011 another 20,000 got killed by the Japanese Tsunami.

A Financial Meltdown is likened to A Tsunami in its Similarities – Swift, Sweeping & Destructive With Little Time For Escape.

So We Need To Prepare Well A Head of Time.

There Are 7 Ways To Prepare For A Financial Crisis Just Like 7 Ways Of Protection Against A Future Tsunami

1) BUILD HIGH SEA WALL ALONG THE COAST

In certain part of Japan Huge Walls Are Built To Prevent The Next Tsunami from crashing in. So we must build up Walls against the onslaught against another Financial Crisis. Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia Have Built Up A Huge Wall of Foreign Currency RESERVES Against any future onslaught by Currency Speculators

2) RUN TO HIGHER GROUND

At the sound of siren – leave everything and Run To Hill or Higher Ground.
Park Money where there is higher level of safety. Put money in safest instrument like bonds, Safe & Sound Banks Like Public Bank in Malaysia. Also park money in safe countries like Switzerland and Singapore.

3) Stay Inland or Live As Far Away From The Sea As Possible

Stay away from all kinds of investments with exposure to danger if you can. Just hold on to the safety of diversified Cash in Different Currencies. Return OF capital is now far more important than return ON capital.
So stay safe.

4) BUILD SOLID BUILDINGS WITH STRONG FOUNDATIONS.

If you really need to live and work by the shores as a calling like Fishermen, Sea Food Manufacturing or all things related to the Sea then Invest More On A Stronger Building. When Tsunami hits Your Building Will Stand Tall & Be A Place of Refuge While All Other Rickety Buildings Are Swept Clean Away Into The Sea.

In Investments seek out Rock Solid Companies with High NTA (Net Tangible Assets). These Rock Solid Stocks or Businesses With High CASH RESERVES Will Withstand any Financial Crisis.

5) GO ABROAD TO SAFER COUNTRIES

This is What Some Japanese Are Doing. They Have Moved To Taman Molek, bought up entire block of Condo & called it
“LITTLE JAPAN” Here in Iskandar – Free From Earthquake, Typhoon or Tsunami The Happy People Will Never Again See Anymore Tsunami.

So in Times of The Greatest Danger or Crisis Human & Capital Flight Is Really The Last Resort. That’s how Millions of Chinese left for Foreign Shores Due To The Great Famine in China. CASH Flee Corrupt Nations With Crashing Econominies.

6) STAY AT SEA FOR SAFETY – HEDGE FUND IS THE EQUIVALENT.

Tsunami means “Harbour Waves”. The Waves Are Generated By Earthquakes in Deep Sea. These Waves gather momentum as its speed towards the shorelines. So Ships Out in Open Seas away from the shores are generally safe.

Hedge funds have the ability to buy or short sell shares or anything. One example: During the Asian Financial Crisis Car Sales Vaporized in Malaysia. And Car Prices Collapsed. One Importer has a consignment of New German cars in a bonded Ware House. (A bonded warehouse is a place to keep imported cars where Duty Has Not Been Paid & The Car is not yet officially registered.)

Seeing there is no demand for his New German Cars he decided to sell them to another country not in crisis. To his glad surprise when he bought those German cars the Ringgit was still strong & when he sold the Ringgit has collapsed against the German Deutsche Mark. So he made a surprise windfall from currency difference.
Hedge Funds Have This Ability To Make Money in all markets.

George Soros Quantum Fund Motto

——-“STAYING AHEAD OF THE CURVE”——- Is An Appropriate Idiom.

 

7) GO AIRBORNE

Those on planes, in hot air balloons or up in helicopters

These not only escape the Tsunami but is able to see and take photos/videos of the ongoing Tsunami. Some even provide vital warnings & rescue works.

These Are Successful Investors Who Are Already Well Prepared Ahead of Time. During The Great Depression of 1929 – 1939, outstanding Tycoons, Churches & Philanthropist gave out free food & soup to the masses.

Wise Investors & Wise Governments Will Be A Help Some Day To Future Ignoramus Who Live In Danger of Another Real or Financial Tsunami.

But why look for hand outs? Be Wise & Prepare Yourselves Now.

A NEW FINANCIAL TSUNAMI IS COMING. IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME

SO BE PREPARED!

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calvintaneng Swift, sweeping and destructive. With little time for escape.

Since there is little time for escape we have to prepare well ahead of time.

Like checking into a Hotel and double check where is the fire escape in case there is an emergency.

By neglecting small details we might be hurt or even lose our lives in times of danger.

So wealth accumulated for many years could be clean wiped off in a moment of carelessness.
12/10/2018 07:17
3iii <<<<A NEW FINANCIAL TSUNAMI IS COMING. IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME

SO BE PREPARED!>>>>>



This statement will always be true. It can never be proven wrong.

Please qualify ... when will it occur?
12/10/2018 08:19
EatCoconutCanWin hahaha.. good imagination
12/10/2018 08:21
EatCoconutCanWin your article better than Kyy, kyy bullshit a lot
12/10/2018 08:22
3iii What if the house you are living in:

1. Is on high ground
2. Strongly built with strong foundation
3. With a helipad
4. With a ready to quick launch strong boat
5. Very strong surrounding walls.


Do you even need to leave the safety of your house?

Your house will probably the safest place to be.


Choose your stock carefully and you may never have to sell it!
12/10/2018 08:24
gladiator 3iii you don know how safe is your house until a tsunami comes. Just like you don't know hengyuan can rally up to RM19 and you ask everyone not to buy at RM6 before the rally.
12/10/2018 11:19
3iii Ben Graham Checklist for Finding Undervalued Stocks

In addition to identifying and quantifying important value components, Graham left us with an assortment of general stock selection rules. He created a number of checklists at different times in his career to serve different investment objectives and portfolio strategies. The checklists review different aspects of a company's financial strength, intrinsic value, and the realtionship with price.

Here is a
Ben Graham Checklist for Finding Undervalued Stocks

Criterias

Risk
1. Earnings to price (the inverse of P/E) is double the high-grade corporate bond yield. If the high-grade bond yields 7%, then earnings to price should be 14%.
2. P/E ratio that is 0.4 times the highest average P/E achieved in the last 5 years.
3. Dividend yield is 2/3 the high-grade bond yield.
4. Stock price of 2/3 the tangible book value per share.
5. Stock price of 2/3 the net current asset value.

Financial strength
6. Total debt is lower than tangible book value.
7. Current ratio (current assets/current liabilities) is > 2.
8. Total debt is no more than liquidation value.

Earnings stability
9. Earnings have doubled in most recent 10 years.
10. Earnings have declined no more than 5% in 2 of the past 10 years.


If a stock meets 7 of the 10 criteria, it is probably a good value, according to Graham.

If you're income oriented, Graham recommended paying special attention to items 1 through 7.

If you're concerned about growth and safety, items 1 through 5 and 9 and 10 are important.

If you're concerned with aggressive growth, ignore item 3, reduce the emphasis on 4 through 6, and weigh 9 and 10 heavily.

Again, these checklists are a guideline and example, not a cookbook recipe you should follow precisely. They are a way of thinking and an example of how you may construct your own value investing system.

The criteria mentioned above are probably more focussed on dividends and safety than even today's value investors choose to be. But today's value investing practice owes an immense debt to this type of financial and investment analysis.
16/10/2018 08:17
tulip2018 "Please qualify ... when will it occur?"

If one can predict the future, there will be no beggars on the street. :-)
16/10/2018 08:22

HUGE JOB OFFERS IN SINGAPORE WILL BE VERY GOOD FOR JOHOR ECONOMY, Calvin Tan

Author: calvintaneng   |  Publish date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 10:37 PM


As Markets Might Go Into A Multi Year Turbulence JOHOR IS WELL SUPPORTED BY HUGE JOB OFFERS IN SINGAPORE

With each  Sing Dollar equals 3 Malaysian Ringgit --- Johor State Will Be Well Supported in any crisis as one-third of Johor Economy depends on Singapore.

Every morning 300,000 Johoreans Cross Over into Singapore for Work - earning a salary 3 times more due to the Very Strong Sing Dollar. Another 5 Millions ethnic Singaporeans & Singaporean Permanent Residents come over to JB  for Shopping & Dining. This is the reason whu Johor Economy is very resilient

Now let us look at Jobstreet's Statistics on Jobs Available in Singapore in Comparison to other parts of Malaysia

 

JobStreet Logo

Owned by Agensi Pekerjaan
JobStreet.com Sdn Bhd (449122-K)
(Formerly known as JobStreet.com Sdn Bhd)

 

JOBS AVAILABLE IN JOHOR (Please refer to JOBSTREET WEBSITE)

1 - 20 of 3,078 jobs

 

JOBS AVAILABLE IN SELANGOR

1 - 20 of 10,620 jobs

 

JOBS AVAILABLE IN KUALA LUMPUR

1 - 20 of 10,114 jobs

 

JOBS IN PENANG

1 - 20 of 3,299 jobs

 

JOBS IN SINGAPORE

1 - 20 of 63,744 jobs

 

AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE ABOVE FIGURES JOBS AVAILABLE IN JOHOR IS 3,078 WHILE THE JOBS AVAILABLE IN SELANGOR, KUALA LUMPUR & PENANG ARE 10,620, 10,114 & 3,299 RESPECTIVELY

 

THE COMBINED AVAILABLE JOB OPENINGS IN SELANGOR, KUALA LUMPUR & PENANG ARE 24,033 BUT SINGAPORE HAS A WHOPPING 63,744 AVAILABLE JOBS OF VERY HIGH PAY IF TRANSLATED TO RINGGIT FROM STRONG SING DOLLAR

 

HENCE FROM HERE WE SEE THE CONTINUAL BOOM OF ISKANDAR FOR DECADES TO COME

AND THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW TO INVEST IN JOHOR LANDED HOUSES (FREEHOLD) BELOW RM500,000

 

WARM REGARDS

 

Calvin Tan Research

 

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EngineeringProfit Singapore Boleh!
11/10/2018 07:16
joekit wow! i wanna go sg work too. haha
11/10/2018 07:28

HOW TO ESCAPE A FINANCIAL TSUNAMI by Calvin Tan

Author: calvintaneng   |  Publish date: Tue, 9 Oct 2018, 08:02 PM


As We Know By Now There Is Such A Phenomena Called Tsunami. 230,000 people died in the 2004 Sumatran Tsunami & Year 2011 another 20,000 got killed by the Japanese Tsunami.

A Financial Meltdown is likened to A Tsunami in its Similarities – Swift, Sweeping & Destructive With Little Time For Escape.

So We Need To Prepare Well A Head of Time.

There Are 7 Ways To Prepare For A Financial Crisis Just Like 7 Ways Of Protection Against A Future Tsunami

1) BUILD HIGH SEA WALL ALONG THE COAST

In certain part of Japan Huge Walls Are Built To Prevent The Next Tsunami from crashing in. So we must build up Walls against the onslaught against another Financial Crisis. Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia Have Built Up A Huge Wall of Foreign Currency RESERVES Against any future onslaught by Currency Speculators

2) RUN TO HIGHER GROUND

At the sound of siren – leave everything and Run To Hill or Higher Ground.
Park Money where there is higher level of safety. Put money in safest instrument like bonds, Safe & Sound Banks Like Public Bank in Malaysia. Also park money in safe countries like Switzerland and Singapore.

3) Stay Inland or Live As Far Away From The Sea As Possible

Stay away from all kinds of investments with exposure to danger if you can. Just hold on to the safety of diversified Cash in Different Currencies. Return OF capital is now far more important than return ON capital.
So stay safe.

4) BUILD SOLID BUILDINGS WITH STRONG FOUNDATIONS.

If you really need to live and work by the shores as a calling like Fishermen, Sea Food Manufacturing or all things related to the Sea then Invest More On A Stronger Building. When Tsunami hits Your Building Will Stand Tall & Be A Place of Refuge While All Other Rickety Buildings Are Swept Clean Away Into The Sea.

In Investments seek out Rock Solid Companies with High NTA (Net Tangible Assets). These Rock Solid Stocks or Businesses With High CASH RESERVES Will Withstand any Financial Crisis.

5) GO ABROAD TO SAFER COUNTRIES

This is What Some Japanese Are Doing. They Have Moved To Taman Molek, bought up entire block of Condo & called it
“LITTLE JAPAN” Here in Iskandar – Free From Earthquake, Typhoon or Tsunami The Happy People Will Never Again See Anymore Tsunami.

So in Times of The Greatest Danger or Crisis Human & Capital Flight Is Really The Last Resort. That’s how Millions of Chinese left for Foreign Shores Due To The Great Famine in China. CASH Flee Corrupt Nations With Crashing Econominies.

6) STAY AT SEA FOR SAFETY – HEDGE FUND IS THE EQUIVALENT.

Tsunami means “Harbour Waves”. The Waves Are Generated By Earthquakes in Deep Sea. These Waves gather momentum as its speed towards the shorelines. So Ships Out in Open Seas away from the shores are generally safe.

Hedge funds have the ability to buy or short sell shares or anything. One example: During the Asian Financial Crisis Car Sales Vaporized in Malaysia. And Car Prices Collapsed. One Importer has a consignment of New German cars in a bonded Ware House. (A bonded warehouse is a place to keep imported cars where Duty Has Not Been Paid & The Car is not yet officially registered.)

Seeing there is no demand for his New German Cars he decided to sell them to another country not in crisis. To his glad surprise when he bought those German cars the Ringgit was still strong & when he sold the Ringgit has collapsed against the German Deutsche Mark. So he made a surprise windfall from currency difference.
Hedge Funds Have This Ability To Make Money in all markets.

George Soros Quantum Fund Motto

——-“STAYING AHEAD OF THE CURVE”——- Is An Appropriate Idiom.

 

7) GO AIRBORNE

Those on planes, in hot air balloons or up in helicopters

These not only escape the Tsunami but is able to see and take photos/videos of the ongoing Tsunami. Some even provide vital warnings & rescue works.

These Are Successful Investors Who Are Already Well Prepared Ahead of Time. During The Great Depression of 1929 – 1939, outstanding Tycoons, Churches & Philanthropist gave out free food & soup to the masses.

Wise Investors & Wise Governments Will Be A Help Some Day To Future Ignoramus Who Live In Danger of Another Real or Financial Tsunami.

But why look for hand outs? Be Wise & Prepare Yourselves Now.

A NEW FINANCIAL TSUNAMI IS COMING. IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME

SO BE PREPARED!

 

 

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calvintaneng https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfr8dqusBBM
09/10/2018 20:03
calvintaneng https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36ADhF3BEqY
09/10/2018 20:12
abang_misai Hard to escape. Because Mpcorp already delisted
09/10/2018 20:28
calvintaneng Mp Corp suspended but not delisted yet

Latest Qtr result very good

See

http://www.bursamalaysia.com/market/listed-companies/company-announcements/5900909
09/10/2018 21:14
shortinvestor77 Still lost 0.75 cents for the whole financial year.
09/10/2018 22:20
FamousAmos TanEnd is the biggest tsunami - bring every naive newbies to Holland
09/10/2018 22:46
apolloang nevermind lah nenek calvin says he's gonna sell house to buy somemore....hehe
09/10/2018 22:48
3iii Calvin is a smart investor.

If he broadens his investing philosophy to include high quality growth stocks at reasonable price (GARP) for long term investing, he may discover many great investments.

Foraging for bargains in the down-trodden companies can be profitable too but you are more likely to find a lot of rubbish and only the rare gems in this sector. Moreover, you need to understand valuation and be able to buy the stock at low prices and to sell when it is revalued.

Warren Buffett, the consummate investor, started his investing using strict Benjamin Graham's deep value investing. He shifted to buying wonderful companies at reasonable prices 20 years later after being convinced by Charlie Munger that this is the better approach. This is akin to the Fisher's growth invedting.

Of course, you can continue with both approaches. After all, both Graham's method and Fisher's method are value investing too. Both value and growth are different sides of the same coin; joined at the hip.

I will personally has 80% of my money in Warren type stocks (permanent portfolio) and 20% in Graham's and Warren's type stocks (satellite portfolio).

In his long career in investing, Benjamin Graham transacted successfully and profitably many stocks using his deep value method. Yet, one stock Geico delivered outsized returns exceeding all his gains from all the shares he transacted iver his lifetime. Geico was the wonderful company he had the conviction to buy at a fair price in large amount and confidence to HOLD LONG TERM reaping the compounding that such companies deliver over the long run.

As with Buffett, Graham and Fisher, calvin should incorporate their philosophy into his investing, hopefully for the better. This philosophy is sound.
10/10/2018 07:00
3iii In a bull market, be prepared for appearance of the bear.

Do a stress test on your portfolio. Assuming your portfolio value drops 20% (not uncommon) or 50% (a rare event), what will be the effect on your financial health and mental well being.

Tactical asset allocation is rarely possible except at the extreme of the stock market. In 1995 to 1996, I was bearish as I was of the opinion the market was too bullish and high. In 1997, I was bullish when the market declined precipitously. The prices dropped lower than my buying prices before they climbed up again. In 2005, I was bullish in the stock market and could pick up bargains. I did not see the market as too high in 2007. In 2008, the market corrected sharply. At end of 2008, the market was obviously very low during the collapse of Lehman; fear was at its maximum. This was the point of capitulation. In 2009, the market was cheap but I did not buy in early 2009 but did soon after. Tactical asset allocation is possible but at the extreme of markets and this is only obvious a few times in your lifetime of investing.

In any case, value investors welcome the tsunamis in the stock market.
10/10/2018 08:16
3iii >>>>In his long career in investing, Benjamin Graham transacted successfully and profitably many stocks using his deep value method. Yet, one stock Geico delivered outsized returns exceeding all his gains from all the shares he transacted iver his lifetime. Geico was the wonderful company he had the conviction to buy at a fair price in large amount and confidence to HOLD LONG TERM reaping the compounding that such companies deliver over the long run.

As with Buffett, Graham and Fisher, calvin should incorporate their philosophy into his investing, hopefully for the better. This philosophy is sound.<<<<



A concentrated portfolio will definitely has a higher chance of higher returns than a diversified portfolio.

Calvintan in his deep value investing will need to be diversified into many deep value stocks, with his money divided into each stock. Some of his stocks will do very well, some so so and some poorly or even losses. But on the aggregate he hopes to come out profitable in his investment in the whole group taken as an aggregate.

On the other hand, as is evident by Benjamin Graham's play in Geico, a single (for others, a few stocks) can deliver superior returns over the long term. By concentrating your investments into a few stocks, you are also more selective and focus in your investing. You probably will spend more time analysing and understanding the true business of the company, its economic moats, its managements and also its valuation. You also will be more focus in monitoring your investments. Having a few investments in a basket ensure that you carefully and diligently watch over the basket of stocks that you have. This enhanced behaviour probably contributes to the superior returns in such strategy.

Diversification is a must for those who are not knowledgeable and is a hedge against ignorance. The reverse is also true.
10/10/2018 12:54
calvintaneng 3iii is clever.

Calvin urge you to live in peace with Stockraider. If you can discuss with positive benign spirit then it will do a lot of good to everybody.
11/10/2018 08:18


 

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