There are many books on investing, and some of them are written by very successful investors. Tong’s Portfollo, however, is different. This book is a compilation of articles written in the weekly “Tong’s Portfolio” column published in The Edge since 2014. These articles are based on key market events that had affected global markets and the economy.
What it isn’t is a textbook on investing. Instead, it is a fairly compre hensive volume of analytics and tools for investors to apply, and the authors have covered an ample number of business sectors, highlighted peculiarities and raised many questions to ponder.
“Tong’s Portfolio” also profiles two real investment portfolios – Malaysian and global – the performances of which are published each week.
The authors are Tong Kooi Ong and Asia Analytica. Tong sees himself as a financial analyst first and foremost, although he has transitioned to being a stockbroker, banker and entrepreneur. The fact that the analytics and observations are based on Tong’s real life experiences of being an entrepreneur since the 1990s is what offers readers a different insight into investing profitability and at the same time, enjoying the journey.
Asia Analytica, meanwhile, is a boutique equity research outfit and an investment adviser licensed by the Securities Commission Malaysia. Its team of analysts has a combined experience totalling several decades.