[qode_accordion style=”toggle”][qode_accordion_tab title=”1. What do I get as a member of All Stars?”]

In The Smart All Stars Portfolio, our world revolves around international stocks, particularly those in the United States.

Right at the start of your journey with The Smart All Stars Portfolio, we’ve prepared Foundation Lessons to equip you with the knowledge and strategies in building up your own wealth growing portfolio.

Our service comes with a series of investing educational content to help you understand how we can achieve an exceptional investing performance.

You’ll be able to see and understand when we decide to buy a stock, why we make that decision, how much of the stock we plan to buy, our specific allocation plan, and how we manage our own stock portfolio.

Our belief is education is better when we are able to demonstrate that our approach works.

As such, for this service, we are putting aside US$20,000 of our own money to start this portfolio.

Each stock in The Smart All Stars Portfolio will be accompanied by a comprehensive “deep dive” company write-up and financial analysis that we have put together after days, weeks, or even months of painstakingly thorough research. We will explain why we will be buying it and how much we choose to invest in that stock..

We’ll be following every stock in the portfolio and provide updates on any important news, announcements, or goings-on. You’ll also get access to our The Smart All Stars Portfolio Scorecard, where we’ll be keeping track of each and every single stock pick that we make. This will include our returns of the portfolio so that you can see how our approach works.

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”2. How much does The Smart All Stars Portfolio cost?”]

We haven’t begun accepting members into The Smart All Stars Portfolio quite yet. But when we do, rest assured that you’ll be formally emailed an invitation to join, which will include everything you could possibly need to know about membership, such as:

✔ Each and every benefit you’ll derive from membership in The Smart All Stars Portfolio

✔ All of the investment education, research and analysis that you can expect to gain access to.

✔ A list of the FREE bonus premiums we’ll be sending you the second you join.

✔ Special features such as our proprietary Smart Portfolio Builder and Quarterly Q&A sessions

✔ A full explanation of our launch special: an ironclad 30-day “Full-Membership-Fee-Back Guarantee.”

✔ And, of course, a comprehensive breakdown of our pricing terms.

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”3. When will The Smart All Stars Portfolio officially launch?”]

It won’t be long now! We expect to formally begin extending membership invitations anytime. That said, our All Stars Membership period won’t last more than a few days, at which time we’ll be closing our doors and officially setting out on this bold, new investment journey with our members.

(Please note: membership to The Smart All Stars Portfolio will not be guaranteed, and it’s entirely possible that our full allotment of seats could sell out within a few days.)

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”4. When will you start sharing the stock purchases of The Smart All Stars Portfolio? Will you be sharing the quantity and the invested amount too?”]

On the very first day of our launch, we will immediately release 2 of our very first stock case studies. However, the Smart All Stars Portfolio will only start buying from 13 May 2020.

On 11 May, we will also be releasing a specific allocation plan. The allocation plan covers specific details of our thinking behind each purchase. After purchasing, we will update the price and quantity that we manage to transact at.

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”5. What if I have more or less than US$20,000 to invest?”]

That’s perfectly fine! You can choose to invest whatever amount you feel comfortable with.

We are showing you our real-money portfolio for us to demonstrate a real life investing lesson. Take the lesson and scale up or down however you wish.

Just remember: any cash that you need to use in the next five years should NOT be in stocks. Because we are planning to hold our stocks for five years or more, we shouldn’t put any short-term cash needs at risk.

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”6. Isn’t investing in the US very risky? Why are you doing this? What about exchange rate risk?”]

The US market offers a more extensive range of industries and companies to choose from

Apart from diversification and exposure, another great reason to invest in the US is that the returns offered are, on average, larger when compared to the local market.

Many US-listed companies tend to be global and enjoy a much longer runway of growth compared to Singapore ones (that tend to be just regional).

As a long-term investor in the US market, you stand a better chance of compounding your wealth at double-digit annual rates if the right companies are selected.

You can read more about why we are investing in the US stock market here: https://allstars.thesmartinvestor.com.sg/why-we-are-investing-in-the-us-market/

We cannot predict where the US dollar and Singapore dollar exchange rate will go. But the rate has been relatively stable over the past decade.

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”7. Why should I sign up for The Smart All Stars Portfolio instead of another US-based service?”]

Our service is unique in several ways.

Firstly, we start off by educating our members. We feel that the best person to take charge of your own financial future is yourself. In the service, we have a set of foundation lessons that outlines our take on growth investing in an international market like the US, our investing philosophy, and how our methodology applies to the real world.

It is not only about educating you on what stocks we pick and buy

It is so much more than that…

It is about WHY we chose to buy that stock… HOW MUCH of it should we buy… And if it comes to it, WHEN to sell.

How much you allocate to each stock makes a world of a difference to an overall portfolio’s performance.

Our team has worked with some of the best stock analysts in the US, and trained under the very best.

Secondly, we look at the US market from a different angle. Being based in Singapore, we take a slightly different approach from an American analyst. There are other factors to consider when investing internationally; would it make more sense for us to invest this money in a local stock instead of an international one? That means that every international stock we pick has to make sense for us to do so. It means that we are choosing to put our money outside of Singapore instead of within our shores. The reward has to be worth the risk.

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”8. There is a crisis going on right now. Is this the right time to invest?”]

On the contrary, we think NOW is the time to invest.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought valuations down to more palatable levels after a decade-long bull market. We believe that there are opportunities abound to purchase great companies even during times of crises. It is our job to look for businesses that latch onto the growing trends that this pandemic has brought about as it would translate to strong multi-year growth numbers.

You can read more more about our thoughts on investing in these times here:


[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”9. How long will we hold these stocks?”]

For the stocks that we buy for The Smart All Stars Portfolio, the aim is to hold for the long term and not for the short term. Unless a company suffers permanent, irreversible damage — which should be rare — we plan to hold for at least five years or longer. Likely longer.

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”10. Will I be guided on how to purchase US stocks?”]

As a member of The Smart All Stars Portfolio, one of the first things you’ll get access to is a special report on “How to buy US Stocks”. We are also partnering with one of the brokerage firms to make it easy for our members to sign up for a brokerage account and start trading alongside with us. If you do have more questions, just drop us an email at hello@thesmartinvestor.com.sg and we’ll try our best to address your concern.

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”11. What if something happens to one of the companies within the portfolio? Will we be selling the stock?”]

Nobody can predict the future with 100{c96f626ca91efb2aa1ad27a5aad41edd1dbabeabf886d0e69414fee2cda2cadc} accuracy. And that’s why it’s important to diversify. Beyond diversification, how much of each stock we purchase is also important. Portfolio allocation is another key feature of our service.

If we see warning signs or permanent, irreversible damage to a business that concerns us, our first thing we will do is to share the information with our members. We will review the company, its business, the financials, the industry in which it operates, and several other factors before making a decision on what to do.

We will be explaining every action we take.

There is no way that we can predict the movement of every single stock accurately. Even Warren Buffett makes losses sometimes.

The past two months have shown that even the best-performing stocks can decline in difficult times.

That is why we feel it is important to diversify, and to hold the shares for a long time. Our tendency is to hold and to give the management the benefit of the doubt. Adopting such a stance can hurt us sometimes, but we think that the benefits of holding for the long term will outweigh the occasional hit we suffer.

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”12. How frequent will you provide an update of the performance of companies?”]

We will be providing monthly updates. We believe that is sufficient unless there are extenuating circumstances. If something important, urgent, or time-sensitive happens to a company, we will provide updates or share with members more details.

If we take any action The Smart All Stars Portfolio, we will explain our reasoning beforehand.

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”13. Does the All Stars Portfolio consist of only US stocks?”]

For a start, yes it will consist of only US stocks. But we do not exclude the possibility of including other geographies into the service in the future.

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”14. What happens to The Smart All Stars Portfolio of 15 stocks after the 1 year?”]

We will start by allocating money into the portfolio over a period of eight months.

After 8 months, we will review the portfolio and the market conditions before deciding on our next steps. We will be updating members on our reasoning behind our buy and sells.

There could be some rebalancing that happens after that period of time. It is also likely that we will plan to add capital to the portfolio in the future.

[/qode_accordion_tab][qode_accordion_tab title=”15. My question isn’t answered here. What should I do?”]

No problem! Just send an email to hello@thesmartinvestor.com.sg with any questions you may have, and a member of our team will do their best to answer it as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.

Please just keep in mind that The Smart All Stars team is not legally allowed to give personalised financial advice in any way, and nothing we say should be taken as such.