## Brainteaser #4

I have a 20*20 chessboard and a very large box of identical cubes. Each square on the chessboard is the same size as the face of any cube. I am going to arrange piles of cubes on the chessboard in a special pattern. I align one edge of the board so it is running north-south. …

## What if CCL Goes Bankrupt? Net Liquidating Value of Carnival Corp (CCL)

When Covid-19 will end is an unknown. Although it is believed that CCL liquidity can sustain the business for half a year or even a year, there is still a possibility of bankruptcy. If the current price of CCL is below it’s liquidating value, buying the stock can be a good investment since even if …

## Is Carnival Corp (CCL) Liquidity an Issue?

In personal finance, liquidity can mean do you have enough cash to cover a certain amount of spendings, say 6 months. In a company, I think it is similar, does the company have enough liquid assets and short term borrowing power to cover a certain amount of spendings, say 1 year. I am not sure …

## Brainteasers #2

are the nine integers from one to nine (not necessarily in order). They satisfy the following constraints: What values are taken by each of A to I? Answer below: Since and sum to 40, must be 5. If E is 5, subtracting equation 1 with equation 2, A – 5 – F = 0; subtracting …

## Is CARNIVAL CORP (CCL) an Opportunity Under Covid-19 and After Monday Market Crash?

This post was written on 10 March 2020. When the post is published, it will be interesting. The analysis is separated into two parts. The first part assumes Covid-19 never exists and evaluate whether CCL is a preferred stock to invest. The second part looks at whether CCL is tough enough to overcome the impact …

## Brainteasers #1

Flip 98 fair coins and 1 HH coin and 1 TT coin. Given that you see an H, what is the probability that it was the HH coin? Explain in layman’s terms. Fair coins: Head (H) and Tail(T)HH coin: Both sides are headTT coin; Both sides are tail Answer below: There are 100 heads in …

## Property Deal: Roman Plaza, Hanoi, Vietnam

Facts on the Property Quoted price: HKD 850,000 (Approx. Dong 2,537,637,232) Floor Area: 69.4 sqm Build-up Area: 73.5 sqm Quoted Price Per Sqm (Floor area): HKD 12,248 (Approx. Dong 36,565,860) Location: Nam Từ Liêm, Hà Nội Unit Type: CH8 Handover Date: April 2020 2 Bedrooms 2 WCs Deal Breakers 1. Agency Fees/ Markup There are …

## Is ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES (RCL) an Opportunity Under Covid-19 and After Monday Market Crash?

This post was written on 10 March 2020. When the post is published, it will be interesting. The analysis is separated into two parts. The first part assumes Covid-19 never exists and evaluate whether RCL is a preferred stock to invest. The second part looks at whether RCL is tough enough to overcome the impact …

## The Best Personalized Fundamental Stocks Scanner Setup (Part 1)

There are some good stock scanners, like Tradeview, that can filter stocks based on financial ratios, technical indicators, and fundamentals. What if you want a more tailor-made scanner? How about filtering all the stocks with a median 5-year Return on Equity (ROE) greater than 5%? It is not an easy task if you use online …

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