I3 stand for: Independent, Intelligent and informed
Independent mean i3 welcome people from different backgrounds, culture, experience, age group to contribute their unique opinion, philosophy, strategy and information to i3 with their comment and blog.
Intelligent and informed mean everyone is welcome to read the comment or blog and make their own intelligent and informed decision.
As a safeguard against abuse i3 admin will monitor the blog and readers are given the power to report abuse which can result in red flag (comment removed) and suspension of commentator or author.
I hardly report any abuse unless I felt the comment is racial ranting or disrespectful for other religion as I always welcome different in opinion and the more the different in opinions the better. But lately I am saddened that some commentators are ganging up to silent different in opinions and to keep some commentator/author suspend from posting in i3.
Society can only advance if we allowed different of opinion to flourish and encourage debate of any topics under the sun because by debating we sharpen our mind, broaden our view and learn to respect other people opinion and agree to disagree.
I always read all the investment articles published in i3 with a pinch of salt and do my own due diligent before invest in any so called “chun-chun” call. You can always find many faults with Calvintaneng’s investment articles as I regard his article as limitless stretching of imagination and story-telling but his articles are colorful unlike some other self-righteous “sifu” one dimensional view and insist that the only way to success is to invest long term in companies that can make stable, predictable and consistence revenue and earnings growth year after year disregard those stocks PE already very high.
I once wrote an article: A satire glimpse into I3investment Bloggers Day 2024 and feature Calvintaneng as one of the speaker:
A born again Christian preacher from Singapore and a know devil’s advocate in I3investor forum.
Like an Eagle soaring high in the air and can effortlessly zoom in to catch his prey at the bottom of a receding tide.
A prolific writer of: “Calvin Tan Research Chun-Chun call” in his I3invester blog with over thousand articles and hundred over Chun-Chun call.
His Topic: Bjcorp my XXX Chun-Chun call at new high of RM2.50. Lesson learned and my next Chun-Chun call YYY
I did not realize that his account had been suspended temporarily. I am looking forward to read his blog article again as he had taught me there are many ways to invest: One Up on Wall Street’: Peter Lynch’s 6 Categories of Stocks
I need to say his call on Netx is a terrible misjudgment on his part but he had contributed much more than those who criticize him no end. And worst of all it had attracted some self righteousness unscrupulous people to self appointed themselves as vigilante to label others as conman.
For me what I would like to see in i3 is for those who wrote stocks recommendation should at least attend AGM with their prepared questions to verify with the Board the fact and figure they cited on their article and hold the Board accountable and responsible:
In Malaysia I am very sad that some of the CEO of public companies are self serving in dipping their hand into the cookies jar, treating the company as their own private piggy bank and their priority is Me first, Me second and Me third.
Nothing destroy the share value of the company faster than a self serving or a conman CEO and many people lose his/her life saving and some even commit suicide because of insider con job/scam. The conman/scammer get away with murder because good man do nothing until when the victim is his own family member or close friends then only they regret not doing something to stop or expose the scam.
Ever since Bursa Senior Vice President, Corporate Surveillance & Governance was attacked by hired attacker with acid many things had changed for safety purpose with unintended consequence of Bursa and SC officers are keeping a distant and become unapproachable. I had learned to walk away and end my compliant to Aduan SC/Bursa with parting shoot: I am no more a shareholder and it is now up to Bursa/SC to do what is the best/right thing to protect minority shareholders interest. (In real life bad people sometime do win)
At my age of 60 year, a senior citizen the best advice from leno and i3lurker is to walk away from bad company, bad people and all those spammer/troll even though you are still young at heart, capable of exchanging blow for blow all day long with the spammer/troll in i3 as you do not need to stoop to their level with idiotic exchange and nothing good can come out from the unproductive exchange.
For those who fall asleep in front of TV like me, below some unsolicited suggestions for senior citizens:
*Unsolicited Suggestions For*
*S E N I O R C I T I Z E N S*
▪When you get old, never teach anyone anything, unless requested, even if you are sure you are right.
▪Do not try to help unless asked for. Just be ready & available for it if possible.
▪Do not give unsolicited opinion all the time.
▪Do not expect everyone to follow your opinion, even though you feel your opinion was the best...
▪Don't impose yourself on anyone on any subject.
▪Don't try to protect your loved ones from all the misfortunes of the World. Just love them & pray for them.
▪Don't complain about your health, your neighbours, your retirement, and your woes all the time.
▪Don't expect gratitude from children.
▪There are no ungrateful children, there are only stupid parents, who expect gratitude from their children.
▪Don't waste your last money on anti - age treatments. It's useless.
▪Better spend it on a trip. It's always worth it.
▪Take care of your spouse, even if he/she becomes a wrinkled, helpless and moody old person. Don't forget he/she was once young, good looking and cheerful, may be he/she is the only one who really needs you right now.
▪Understand new technologies, obsessively follow the News, constantly study something new, a new skill, a new dish, a new indoor game, and do not fall behind in time.
▪Don't blame yourself for whatever happened to your life or to your children's lives, you did everything you could.
▪Preserve your dignity and integrity in any situation till the end.
▪Do your best, my senior Peers. This is very important. Remember, if you're still alive, someone needs you. Do your best and leave the rest to The Almighty.
▪I guess some friends are already following these tips.
*All the Best*
PS: I pray for the safety, health and wellness of old friend Icon8888. Old is gold.