Investment Blog by Salzworth Singapore

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What Is CFD Trading and Why Is It Important?

In the 1990s, a London-based brokerage firm called Smith New Court created CFDs in order to fulfill the needs of hedge funds who desired to short the market utilizing high leverage to place large bets.  Consequently, CFDs gave these hedge funds a means to avoid stamp duty...

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An Introduction to Foreign Exchange

Typically abbreviated as FX or forex foreign exchange is the process of converting or trading different world currencies. Foreign exchange activities usually occur in 'foreign exchange markets' and involve 'foreign exchange rates.' What are foreign exchange rates? In the simplest sense, foreign exchange rates are financial mechanisms...

Leverage and Margin Trading

Understanding Margin Trading and Leverage

The proliferation of the Financial Markets offering different asset classes over the years has given individuals and institutions a plethora of avenues to grow and accumulate their capital.  A testament to this is the different types of instruments available to the public market  – Futures, Options,...

Debt Raising

What Is Debt Raising?

Small businesses frequently need money, especially those in the early stages of development.  However, finding cash can be particularly difficult as borrowers typically face tight lending standards and reluctant venture capitalists. In an environment where fundraising is a challenge, there will always be three main capital...

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What Is Equity Raising and How Is It Done?

Finances are a primary concern when it comes to operating any business. However, while adequate financing is desirable before any business plans are made, the reality is not every business starts with sufficient capital. Most companies utilise equity, debt financing, or a combination of these two...

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Capital Raising Strategies: What Are They and Why Do You Need Them?

In an ever-changing business landscape, the ability to raise capital can be the difference between exponential growth and crashing failure.  Despite the fact that growth potential can be constrained by a range of issues like poor management, lack of technology adoption, market instability; for most businesses,...

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Venture Capital vs Private Equity: A Comparative Analysis

Financing is a vital component of the entrepreneurship process. Notable critical cogs in the wheels of entrepreneurship are private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC). These two financial instruments have become increasingly decisive to most advanced economies’ innovation systems like Singapore’s and to a growing...

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What is Wealth Management?

Singapore’s stringent laws, sound financial systems, and politically stable conditions have helped to establish the country as one of the leading Wealth Management centres in the world. Singapore had an estimated millionaire population of 269,000 which is projected to reach 363,000 by 2024 (Source: Statista).  The following...