The hedgie who made a fortune shorting subprime mortgages, and who made money buying BoA when one Temasek was selling, recently lost US$100m over a China play despite doing serious due diligence. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/06/24/paulson-speaks-out-on-sino-forest/?nl=business&emc=dlbkpma21
If such an investor with all his resources and acumen, can still get snookered, what makes the ordinary retail investor here think he can do better?
Ignore S-Chips? They can ruin yr finances.