I am essentially a fundamental investor but I am also a strong believer in supply and demand. After I have identified a fundamentally sound company, I will look intensely at its trading pattern over the past few years. I will then form an impression of its trading range.... the range in which the share price will gyrate. Once I am familiar with its trading pattern, I will then decide the best initial entry price to collect the shares.
As such, I use both fundamental investing as well as trading techniques as I believe you need knowledge of both to be successful as an investor.
Dr Michael Leong is a private equity investor. He founded ShareInvestor in 1999. ShareInvestor is a regional financial Internet media and technology company that provides online investor relations to listed companies and trading tools to retail investors. He sold ShareInvestor to Singapore Press Holdings in 2008. Dr Leong started his IT career with IBM in 1991. By 1995, he was the regional general manager of IBM's healthcare & pharmaceutical division in the ASEAN and South Asian region. In 1997, he left IBM to become the CEO of SWi Holdings, an Australian owned regional healthcare IT company.
Dr Leong is a medical doctor by profession, having obtained his degrees from Queen's University Belfast, UK. He practiced in the UK for 6 years and in his last year as a medical doctor, he worked with a group of doctors operating out of Harley Street in London.
In 2001, he was the finalist in the ASME Netrepreneur of the Year and in 2005 he was recognised by Euromoney Institutional Investor as one of the top 30 worldwide online finance entrepreneurs. Dr Leong served on the 2005 - 2007 SGX (Singapore Exchange) Securities Committee. In 2009, Dr Leong authored the book, Your First Million in which he shares his knowledge and experience as a private equity investor.