What is this? For almost a year, klsequant stock backtester only remained as a web application. Running analysis on HUGE financial data is so much easier on python, and we do not want to burden users by making a HUGE app (Storing all those data). klsequant.com is my personal hobby project, intended to help people […]

## A Monte Carlo Simulation of your Retirement Planning 💵💵

Intuition There are countless people who planned their retirement by saving a monthly sum and investing it into the stock market 📈📈📈. There are also plenty of investment gurus advocating this investment strategy that is known as “Passive Investment”, which means you do not try to time the market, but rather you invest periodically no […]

## Portfolio Construction. Full Equity, Full Bond or 50/50?

Introduction People often equates return and risk, giving statements like “high risk high return”. If high risk does secure you high return, is the investment considered high risk anymore? I find Howard Marks return vs risk graph a nice way to visualize risk. According to him, the higher the risk, the more variability your return […]

## RM300 a month for 10 years?

Introduction Dollar cost averaging is a systematic strategy that allows you to buy more when price is cheap, buy less when price is high. This is a popular strategy among stock investors as well as mutual fund investors. In the long run your average buying price will be very favourable because you bought more when […]

## Magic Formula of Rule of 72. Why is it 72?

How did mathematicians come up with the Rule of 72?? Why not 71 or 73? Rule of 72 The rule of 72 is a simple formula to estimate the time that you need to double your investment based on your return. For example, how long you need to double your investment given 20% return? How […]

## Is Stock Picking Based on PE Useful?

Whether it’s PE, ROE, DY there are tons of financial jargon and financial ratios out there. The value investors emphasize on buying cheap (low PE, PB), while growth investors focus on buying stocks with high growth (high ROE etc). How do we know which ratio is the most useful to find out potentially profitable stocks? […]

## Is Candlestick Pattern Effective in Bursa Malaysia?

Intro I assume that you already knew the anatomy of a candlestick so I will skip the explanation part. There are dozens of candlestick pattern out there, be it bullish or bearish ones, what we wanted to know is that can we used them reliably in our investing and trading activities. Methodology – Skip this […]