Business Sense is more important than FA and TA  

Immediately after the announcement of the closure of Megasteel in early September 2016 all the share prices of steel manufacturers and traders invariably shot through the roof. Steel players are Masteel, Southern Steel, CSC Steel, Mycron, Annjoo; downstream players like Choo Bee, Leon Fuat, AYS, Leader Steel etc Investors simply bought them without knowing what the businesses of the companies and who are their customers. They bought the shares as if there was no tomorrow.

Southern Steel: manufactures reinforcement steel bars for building construction and black and galvanized steel pipes for other uses.

Malaysia Steel: manufactures reinforcement steel bars for the building construction.

Choo Bee: manufactures small diameter water pipes and hollow and angle section for building construction.

Mycron: Manufactures cold rolled steel coil (CRC) or sheets for motor and appliances, fridges, steel furniture etc.

CSC Steel: Manufactures cold rolled steel coil (CRC) or sheets for motor and appliances, fridges, steel furniture etc.

Our famous Mr Ooi Teik Bee has been publishing several articles to promote Malaysia Steel since the closure of Megasteel in Sept 2016. Once I wrote about Malaysia Steel to prevent people from losing money. But Mr Ooi Teik Bee told me that I should not publish anything against his interest. You must know that Mr Ooi teaches FA and TA and he does not care about the company’s business.

Business sense

As everyone can see there is an oversupply of buildings in every town and city in Malaysia, investors should know how this situation will affect all the steel manufacturers. Malaysia Steel makes steel bars for the concrete construction. How can the company make more profit?

Of course, there will be still a few stubborn investors who refused to admit their mistake and cut loss. They are hoping for some miracle that can improve the price of their holdings.

Beside financial and technical analysis, investors must have some business sense to be really successful. All you need is common sense and you do not need an accountant to make money from the stock market. I am not an accountant and I can hardly understand a balance sheet, cash flow etc.

That is why and how I bought so much JAKS when it is still not showing any profit yet. After I took Mr Ooi to visit the Jaks’ power plant construction site in Hanoi, he still did not buy to support me. I started to worry if I was really wrong. Where am I going to hide my face?

Fortunately, the analyst from Public Bank and the analyst from Affin Hwang wrote their recommendations after their visit. The later has a target price of Rm 2.23 per share.

Now I should feel exonerated if I was really wrong.

Malaysia Steel announced its 4th quarter ending Dec 2017 with a reduced profit yesterday. Mr Ooi circulated his comment on the Masteel’s result announcement last night. He is still optimistic.

As I am writing, its price has dropped 20 sen from Rm 1.40 to Rm 1.20 per share.

Many of my critics from i3investor forum told me to shut up because it is not my business to say anything about Masteel because I do not even own one share.



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