Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Singapore Stocks Investing: final post of year 2014

Dear readers, how have you been? How time flies. I wish you a Happy New Year 2015! I would like to Thank You for being with me in my financial blogging journey for year 2014 and I wish you Success in your Investments for Year 2015.

Successful investing comes from planning and choosing the right strategies. What are your investment strategies for year 2015, feel free to share them with me (you can view my investment strategies here. We must also note our objective of investing: either we are really investing or trading. We must also study the slew of moves  and how we can benefit from these. Also, we must not too focused in our investments that we have to go Bee Choo and neglect the other aspects of our lives.

We must know that the market trend is really our friend if we can make the best opportunities from market trends as I have explained in this post . We must not give in to speculation and learn from Issac Newton .

I believe continuous learning is key to great investment Successes, and for year 2015, I encourage all of you to continue reading, learning and applying what you have learned to your financial education. Some of the good financial education resources I have shared with you are from Warren Buffet  and Robert Kiyosaki . Also, the world’s richest man thinks that you should read these books , wow, coming from the world’s richest man, we must read these books! Most of all, we must have belief in ourselves, just like what this boy  has in him. We must also be humble on our path towards wealth accumulation, just this humble millionaire whom I have met at an AGM. We must be bold enough to fulfil our financial dreams just like the spirit of the creators of this upcoming excellent app which may revolutionize how consumers use products and services.

With many of us retail investors working full-time, I will also like to take this opportunity to wish you Success in your career and wish you promotion in your job and move up the next rung of your career and earn more monies , perhaps much more than this millionaire employee (Ultimately it’s all about saving for the future needs of ourselves and our families and planning a good amount for our retirement. Are you saving enough? Check out this link to check the networth which you should have.

I wish you a Happy New Year 2015 and I will bring even more better contents to you in Year 2015! "Like" me on Singapore Stocks Investing Facebook page to receive all posts on your Facebook as well as read more articles.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Will these recommended stocks be recommended for year 2015?

In May this year, I did a post on the list of 25 small-cap stocks recommended by DMG OSK; you can view the post here. For convenience of discussion, I have included the list here:

Agriculture

1) Bumitama (Target price:$1.39)

Construction

2) Centurion (Target price:$0.88)

3) ISO Team ((Target price: Not rated)

4) King Wan (Target price:$0.43)

5) Lian Beng (Target price:$1.17)

6) Pan United Corp (Target price: Not rated)

7) Yongnam (Target price:$0.29)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Privatization stocks

As I read my April 2014 posts of SSI in a bid to conclude my posts on SSI for the year, I noticed how April 2014 was a month when many investors turned speculative, speculating on which of the stocks on SGX will be taken private next. We have Hotel Properties Limited, Capital Malls Asia and Goodpack as some of the stocks on SGX which were taken private for year 2014. Going forward to 2015, some analysts predict that there will still be some mergers, acquisitions and consolidation in the stock companies as companies with good fundamentals and trading at a good discount off their book value are being bought over by cash-rich investors.

Recommended stocks for year 2015

Every year, when it comes to this time of the year, there will be some stock analysts giving their takes or predictions of the stocks which they would recommend for the coming year. Most of these analyst reports will also be published in January of the coming year. As always, I read these analyst reports with an “open mind”, I would just want to understand their rationale behind their recommendation while believing more of my analysis when it comes to decisions that involve my hard-earned monies.
I just did some reading of the posts which I have published for the year. In January of this year, I have blogged about the recommended stocks by a stock analyst as well as their target prices; you can read about the blog post here. I am curious as to how accurate these analysts’ recommendations are and hence I compared the closing price of their recommended stocks as of 26 Dec 2014 with their target prices; let us take a look at how the recommendations pan out:


Saturday, December 27, 2014

My Investment Strategies for Year 2015: trade selective stocks selectively

It’s that time of the year once again when I review my investment portfolio for the year: year 2014. Year 2014 commenced with bullish analyst reports, as always for the beginning of every year (its all about hope, I believe). As we see now, the STI has modest gains for this year. The gains registered by the STI reflected just how there were surprises on the Singapore stocks market for the year and this has inevitably shaped my investment portfolio for year 2014 as well.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Singapore Stocks Investing

Dear readers, Merry Christmas to you! Many decades ago, while I was in full-time National Service, in an attempt to expedite us recruits to doing something, my sergeant yelled: “What are you waiting for? Christmas?” Yes, its Christmas now, my sergeant and everyone! While I do not really party all out to celebrate Christmas, Christmas to me is quite a meaningful festival as first and foremost, Christmas is all about celebration of love and secondly it is that festival before the close of the year and it is while during Christmas every year that I do my “stock taking” (stock, not in the investing sense) of myself in the different arenas of my life which include the most important things in life.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Boustead Singapore stock

Boustead Singapore stock Boustead Singapore is seeking to “decouple” its business by listing its property business (“Boustead Project”) as a separate entity on the Singapore Stocks Exchange. If the “decoupling succeeds, Boustead Singapore will be left with two divisions: its energy infrastructure segment and its geo-spatial infrastructure business. From what I have read, some shareholders have objected to the “decoupling”, arguing that the “decoupling” will leave Boustead with a more cyclical portfolio in the energy sector. As a retail investor, I first came across the parlance “rationalization” when I read Boustead Singapore’s annual report in which it was argued that this “rationalization” of business can stand Boustead through the different business cycles via the diversified portfolio, hence I am rather surprised at the decision of Mr Wong, Boustead’s CEO to “decouple” the 186-year old business.

Monday, December 22, 2014

LionGold stock: rationalization, streamlining and stabilizing operation

Mention LionGold stock and many investors will immediately remember this stock as one of the three stocks (together with Blumont and Asiason stock) that went south in the penny stocks saga of Oct 2013. More than a year after the saga and with the investigations into the saga not released yet, I was piqued by curiosity to understand the latest update of LionGold company whose stock was at one time, well-loved by retail investors (or should I say speculators?). Naturally, I downloaded LionGold’s annual report 2014 which has an opening theme that I find rather apt: “Emerging from Adversity”.

Singapore Stocks Santa Claus rally or Great Singapore Sales?

Today, the STI headed up north by 1.57%, this is a very bullish sign from the Singapore stocks markets and many market watchers hailed this as the start of the Santa Rally for the Singapore bourses with the “Santa Claus” being none other than the US Federal Reserves which announced that it will be “patient” on its decision to increase interest rates.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Learning to be Wealthy

I just went to the library and as I sat down on a table browsing through the financial books which I have pulled out from the shelves I could not but help thinking that decades ago, I was at the same library, revising my school work. Time really flies and now I have become much older but contrary to what many people experience or think when it comes to learning, I believe learning should always be a life-long journey and it does not mean that learning stops once a person graduates or leaves school.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Global Yellow Pages stock: a possibly exciting stock

Global Yellow Pages (“GYP”) stock is one of the stocks which I have been keeping a tab on for the following reasons. Firstly, the business of GYP is in the traditional business of the iconic telephone directories and I am always curious as to how GYP will align its business in today’s modern times of the internet, especially when other traditional information companies like Singtel and Singpost have successfully revamped their business models for the digital era. Secondly, the low stock prices of GYP at just slightly more than four cents a share always appeal to me as I could not but help wondering whether the low price could be a base where GYP could become a multi-bagger from, especially when GYP already has an established business. To answer these questions, it is instrumental to look at the year 2014 annual report of GYP.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Singapore stocks commentary

Singapore stocks closed 0.51% north today (18 Dec 2014), tracking the rally of US bourses and regional bourses as investors cheer the move by US Federal Reserves to increase interest rates judiciously. Though the US markets rallied by an average of 2% on 17 Dec 2014 (US time), the rally by Singapore stocks today seems more modest. I have actually expected the modest response which is quite different when the US markets headed south. When the US markets head south, the showing of STI on the next day seems more sensitive and if the US markets head north, the showing of STI on the next day would seem more modest.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tiger Airways rights

I received a mailer from Tiger Airways which informed me that I am allotted some provisional Tiger Airways rights based on the number of stocks I have in the company. The rights will allow me to subscribe for new Tiger Airways shares under the provisional allotment as well as shares beyond the provisional allotment subject to availability of the shares, at twenty cents per share. The right issue share price would have been great if Tiger Airways stock still trades at its previous higher prices but looking at the current trading prices, the right issue is not attractive; hence I sold off my rights on SGX before the price of the rights went south.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The most important “What-if” scenario during stock markets sell-off?

In yesterday’s post, I shared some of my insights on the global stocks markets. In this post, I should elaborate further my observations of the global stocks markets. To start off, I think investors, in general have been quite fixated on the interest rate decision coming from the US Federal Reserves and hence the markets respond in tandem with the interest-rate decision of the Federal Reserves. Amidst all the hype surrounding the interest-rate decision, I am not sure how many investors also keep a tab on the performance of the shifting market sectors? If not, let me share my analysis with you readers.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Singapore Stocks: my thoughts

Singapore stocks headed south by 0.90% today (15 Dec 2014). The prospects of low oil prices continue to weigh on the global stocks markets. I have been reading many comments and commentaries about the low oil prices: some say that it is good for Singapore, an importer of oil and good for households in the form of possible lower electrical tariffs; others say that the low oil prices are to counteract the shale gas economy. There are really many thoughts on the low oil prices, but my thought is this: investors should watch the global stocks trends carefully before investing their next dollars?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Benchmark your net worth (Part 2)

In this post, I am going to talk more on the previous post on “Benchmark your net worth” (you can read the previous post here). Well, I believe most of us know that our net worth is the result of our financial assets minus our financial liabilities. For many Singaporeans, the financial liabilities (not counting credit) will be our housing mortgage loans. I think some Singaporeans will think that by paying off their mortgage loans, their net worth will increase since they have reduced or pay off their financial liabilities. Well, I am not sure whether they will be surprised that the actual result to the above scenario is that their financial net worth actually remains the same as they have at the same time reduce their assets by the same amount.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Bee Choo Hair Treatment: an inspiring story for All

I just watched a TV segment on Bee Choo Hair Treatment on Channel 8 at 10.30 pm today. For those of you readers who are not too familiar with Bee Choo Hair, well, it is a hair loss treatment centre that originates from Singapore and I am very proud to know that Bee Choo Hair Treatment has done very well and has progressed from a home-based business in Pasir Ris into a business with shops in many overseas countries.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Benchmark your net worth

In the previous few posts, I have talked about savings. So why do I keep talking about savings since the previous few posts? Well, it really has to do with the fact that it is now December and when it comes to December, most of us will review what we have achieved in the various spheres of our lives. When it comes to the financial sphere, how much we have saved should be something we should note about.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Some facts about savings which you should know

In my previous post of 8 Dec 2014, I have talked about personal savings ratio and have polled readers on their individual personal saving ratios. Arising from this post, a reader has replied that his savings include CPF savings, hence if the reader’s savings ratio is 50% inclusive of 20% CPF, I reckon his personal savings post-CFP deductions is 30%. But aside to this mathematical analysis, the most important question I ask myself after reading his comment is this: should all of us treat our CPF savings as real savings?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

One stock that can rally in either direction

In this post, I am going to apply technical analysis on one stock. You will not really read about too many of my technical analyses on this blog though I use both fundamental and technical analysis for my own investments. The reasons are due to the fact that there are many more experienced technical chartists and I think they apply their technical analysis on an intra-day frame as stock markets are getting more and more dynamic while I analyze on a longer time horizon, thus my analyses should be read on such a basis.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Benchmark your annual savings

Whenever it comes to December, I will turn reminiscent. I mean time flies and here we are into December once again. I know it sounds cliché, but whenever it comes to December, while many people party, I will review the goals and achievements of the year and then set the goals for the next year. I always think that for working adults, the goals should always involve financial goals, though many people may not set financial goals as part of their goals. But like it or not, once we start working and step into society, monies are really important to sustaining a livelihood in Singapore and hence financial goals are really important.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

What stocks to buy for year 2015?


what stocks to buy for year 2015
What are the stocks to buy for year 2015? Well, whenever it comes to December, investors would always ask this question and analysts would come out with their own reports which will list down their recommended stocks. As of now, three banks/ financial brokerages have come out with their list of recommended stocks for year 2015: UOB Kay Hian, OCBC Research and CIMB.

All of the three firms recommended two stocks: ComfortDelgro and DBS. I believe the choices are justifiable based on the low oil prices which favour transport stocks and the increasing interest rates which favour banks.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

HUATIONG GLOBAL LIMITED stock IPO

HUATIONG GLOBAL LIMITED is launching its IPO via a placement of 27,500,000 shares at $0.20 a share. Huationg Global’s business is in the provision of civil engineering services for infrastructure projects and ancillary inland logistics support services. Huationg Global also sells construction materials. For HY2014, civil engineering accounts for 54.5% of the company’s revenue while inland logistics support accounts for 12.2% of the revenue.

Reading Huationg Global projects portfolio, I see that the company is involved in many public services projects like MRT stations and expressways. The company has a good track record of thirty years. The company is looking into expansion into overseas markets, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as focus on public-sector projects in its plan to grow the company.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

MM2 Asia stock IPO

MM2 Asia Ltd is launching its IPO on the Singapore Exchange. When I saw the words “MM”, I could not help but think of another “MM”. MM2 (“MM2 Entertainment”) here is a Singapore-headquartered film producer and distributor and I could only think of Spackman Entertainment Group stock as the only other similar stock in SGX though the latter is a Korean company. Hence we have it, MM2, a first local film producer to be listed on SGX.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

This stock headed north by 79% since 17 Nov 2014, will its stock price still rally up?

In the previous post , I have talked about Singapore Edevelopment stock, in fact, that post was not the only post which I gave my opinion as to whether Singapore Edevelopment stock could be the next IT stock of Singapore to look out for, beside Trek 2000 International stock (you can read another of the posts here ).

To give readers a background, Singapore Edevelopment was formerly called CCM, a property company. Since Chan Heng Fai joined and became CEO of Singapore Edevelopment, he has given another focus to the company: IT (you can read more about Mr Chan, a former US banker known to many in the investing arena for his “white knight’ experience in another of my posts here.

What to note from the stocks markets for Singapore investors?

Ever since OPEC decided not to cut oil production in a climate of already low oil prices, many offshore marine, energy and oil-related stocks have headed south in their stock prices. In a country where we pride ourselves with having two of the world’s largest oil rig companies in Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Marine, it is not surprising that a number of investors are investors in these two companies. In a country where the oil industry makes up 5 per cent of Singapore's GDP and with Singapore being one of the top three export refining centres in the world as well as the fact that there are so many offshore and marine as well as energy stocks here, it is also not surprising that many more are investors in these stocks.

Monday, December 1, 2014

How to trade Singapore stocks now?

Singapore stocks went south by 1.34% today (1 Dec 2014). The movement of Singapore’s STI today is of a magnitude that is not seen by retail investors for quite some time already. As expected, oil and energy stocks were the leaders with the “southing” of the STI, just take a look at Sembcorp Marine’s stock performance today: this blue-chip energy stock retreated some 5.8% to close at $2.95 (as I mentioned before in my blog, stocks that look attractive will become even attractive). A mid-cap energy stock, Ezion went even more south by 15.8%. The reason for the performance of these oil-related stocks? The prospect of low crude oil prices.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A buying opportunity in this stock?

Oil prices continue to remain low as OPEC stuck to its target of not cutting oil production. OPEC’s decision caused oil-related stocks to head south. This trend can present to retail investors two buying opportunities in stocks: first, to buy quality offshore and marine stocks at good entry points and second to buy stocks which will benefit from the low oil prices. Transport stocks have been said to be the stocks to benefit from the low oil prices.

One of the transport stocks that is on my “radar” is NOL stock. NOL stock reached a low price of $0.74 on 18 Nov 2014, since then, NOL closed at $0.82 on 28 Nov 2014 and this translated to almost 10.8% increase in the stock price. Technically, I think NOL stock should be heading north as its moving averages are going up, the MACD is heading north too and its RSI is going to the “Overbought” region. The trend of low oil prices also should serve as a booster to NOL stock.

A Financial Jog

I went for a long jog (29 Nov 2014) as it was a cool evening. I am no longer young and hence I think a jog of quite intense pace for around a good continuous forty-five minutes is quite long and intense. I was truly invigorated while jogging as I jogged along a park connector along a river. Though it is Singapore, I would always imagine that I am jogging along the river of Otaru, Hokkaio as I was truly in love with this lovely small town when I was there on holidays with my wife (you can read about our lovely tour here.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Low oil prices, energy stocks and You

Energy stock prices went south, in line with the OPEC’s decision to stick to the current level of oil production despites oil already at low prices. This inevitably caused offshore and marine stocks as well as energy stocks in the Singapore stocks markets to head south. Sembcorp Marine stock went 5.4% south and closed at $3.13 on 28 Nov 2014.

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Most Important Plan in Investing

In this blog, I have mentioned that one of the most important aspects of Investing is on how we investors think and control our emotions, knowing that the stocks market is governed by two emotions: greed and fear. Though some stocks in the stocks markets appear cheap, I have told readers that we should not give in to greed as some stocks may still get cheaper. All of these I mentioned sound cliché to you, but when it comes to the most important plan in investing, do you know what it is?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Will this stock be Singapore’s hottest IT stock like Microsoft?

Most of us know that Bill Gates of Microsoft is one of the richest men on earth and the founder of Microsoft. And I am pretty sure that most of us also know that Microsoft was not invented by Bill Gates; Bill Gates just bought the software and marketed it very successfully. I once read in a book that many years ago, that before Microsoft was founded, once Bill Gates had to pass through a customs in a country and the custom officer asked him to surrender valuables for inspection, Bill Gates gave the officer his floppy disk, the officer looked at Bill Gates and wondered whether he was joking. The officer did not know that the floppy disk contained the Microsoft software which would later on revolutionized computing on earth.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Singapore stocks insights

I watched a TV interview with a well-known financial professional. The professional said that while he could not really predict the stocks markets, he could tell whether the stocks markets are currently expensive or cheap. According to him, the Singapore stocks are currently cheap based on a Price-to-earning ratio of thirteen and the returns, according to him are good as compared to leaving your monies in the bank which earn very low rates of returns. Then the professional shared a bit on how he love Reits.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Civil servants to get 0.8 months bonus

Civil servants will get a bonus of 0.8 months on top of the thirteen-month salary. The total bonus for civil servants for year 2014 is however less than that for year 2013. So who are civil servants? Typically, civil servants are employees of ministries and organs of state while public servants are employees of statutory boards. Statutory board employees would usually follow the civil servant’s bonus guidelines.

What you need to have in order to win in the game of stocks?

China will cut back its interest rates, this follows the “quantitative easing” of Japan and both these moves come on the back of the US scaling back its quantitative easing. So what do these moves by the countries mean for the stocks markets and economy? Well, one thing is sure, there is much liquidity for economies and low interest rates will be welcome by many.

While these may be news for investors to stay vested in the stocks markets thinking that the stocks markets will be boosted by the measures of these key economy, I will like to highlight that whenever I see taglines like “US stocks at record highs”, “Stocks are promising”, I will remind myself not to take everything at face-value, especially news.

Monday, November 24, 2014

This stock advance today as I have expected … more rally to come?

Today (24 Nov 2014), Global Yellow Pages advanced a good 2.1%. The good showing of Global Yellow Pages came after my post on 22 Nov 2014 (you can read the post here ) . I really like this stock due to the good management led by Mr Mah Bow Tan and Sam Goi. Together, I believe Mr Mah and Mr Goi make for capable management of the Global Yellow Pages team owning to their work experience.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

How to save more monies?

Most of Singaporeans work and work, for long hours each day, hence it is natural that most of Singaporeans look forwards to weekends. Weekends are the only days when most Singaporeans do not have to wake up for work, so what do most Singaporeans do? Well, I believe in this island when it is so hot and humid, most of us would go to the myriads of shopping centres around the island to beat the heat.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

One stock which may just rally

It has been some time since I write about stocks with the potential to rally north. Well, it is due to the fact that the Singapore stocks markets have become rather “choppy” these days and hence it is not as easy to spot potential stocks which may worth a rally. I must quantify here that it is not easy to identify such potential stocks of rally, from my own investing and trading experience as I really know that some of the more expert traders out there can make thousands of dollars of money every day by just contra-trading. Anyway, let us get back to one stock, which in my opinion may head rally ahead.

Friday, November 21, 2014

What I did to satisfy myself for two hours after work today?

Today is Friday though it is a hectic day for me at work. I think I have been working hard at work as my workload increases and I must really say that I have not had the time to exercise. I still have to pass my IPPT else I would need to report to RT. For those who do not know what RT is, RT is “Remedial Training” a term known to Singaporeans who fail IPPT. My IPPT is not bad, just that if I do not train for my 2.4km run, I will run more than one-minutes plus so as to fail the IPPT. Anyway, I am quite tired from work and from not exercising and hence I decided to satisfy myself. For lunch, I ordered a set meal from a fast food restaurant as the TVs keep promoting the set meal. It was not fantastic and I was still hungry after that. But what was more satisfying for me were the two hours after work today. So what did I do to satisfy myself for two hours after work today?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Stocks Strategies revealed

If you have been following my blog, you would have known that I am a retail investor who do a mix of investing and trading in Singapore stocks. You would also have known that I do not stick to one particular kind of stocks. My stocks portfolio consists of blue chips, penny stocks as well as stocks with growth potential.

I have different strategies for each of these stocks, hence when the stocks markets went south in Oct 2014, some of the strategies worked, some did not resulting in some of my portfolio heading south as well.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Page Advisor: one upcoming revolutionary app

Page Advisor is an app which in my opinion, is a ground-breaking one which may just change the way people procure products and services online. Page Advisor is an app from Fabian Lim, a renowned Singaporean internet marketer and his team. When I was first introduced to Page Advisor at an event, and without first knowing what it is, I had a totally different idea of what Page Advisor is all about.

One thing that investors should not do

Singapore stocks rose some 0.76% on 18 Nov 2014, reversing the southward movement of the stocks markets on 17 Nov 2014. I read the newspapers and some analysts were giving comments that they expect the Singapore stocks market to perform well with HK-Shanghai connect, stimulus measures from countries as well as from forecasting from historical data, etc.

One Singapore stocks that may be on offer

Some Singapore stocks, blue-chip ones are now trading at attractive valuation, though one should still wait for the right time to enter into these stocks (if one is interested to buy them) because their stock prices may still head south. Let us take a look at one of these counters:

We have Sembcorp Marine stock, which traded at $3.38 on 17 Nov 2014, which was around 23.3% discount off its price on the first trading day of year 2014. The low oil prices is the factor behind this stock which has good fundamentals.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Let us get investments tips from this investments guru

Jim Rogers is a renowned investments guru, let us learn more about investments from him. Watch this video:



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What the scrapping of Trans-cab IPO mean to Singapore Investors?

Trans-cab, Singapore's second-largest taxi operator said on 17 Nov 2014 that it was scrapping its planned initial public offering (IPO) a day before its shares were due to start trading. The reason was the additional insurance that it would need to pay which amounted to $$1.83 million. So what does the scrapping of Trans-cab IPO mean for Singapore Investors? Pretty much, I believe the scrapping of Trans-cab IPO would not be welcome by Singapore investors who have or are thinking of subscribing to the IPO with the thinking to keep the Trans-cab IPO shares for long so that they may become good performers like ComfortDelgro shares.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Singapore stocks performance

The Hong Kong-Shanghai stocks connect commences today (17 Nov 2014). While the stocks-connect will benefit the interest and trading liquidity in the Chinese stocks on the Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks exchange, it was reported that the stocks connect will also have a bearing on Singapore stocks. And today, STI’s showing might just have shown that.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Learn Investing from Warren Buffet

In the internet, there are many thoughts as to how the stocks markets of Singapore as well as of the world will shape out. There are others who believe that Singapore stocks will be poised to rise in tandem with the US increasing its interest rate and there are others who tend to sit on the fence, looking at the stocks markets before making their positions in the markets. What about you? Are you looking to enter the Singapore Stocks markets with a new stock position?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Read this book and Be Rich

Dear reader, if you have been reading many books on how to be rich, you would definitely know that this book is really one of the Best-sellers. What is this book? Well, this book retails at bookstores for around $20 plus, but now, we can get it for FREE over the internet. Curious? Excited? Want to be rich or at least get inspired on how to be rich from reading this book? Wait no more, click on this link now. "Like" me on Singapore Stocks Investing Facebook page to receive all posts on your Facebook.

Will this Singapore Stock be the next Ali Baba?

Singapore prides itself on being the inventor of Thumbdrive, a product from Trek 2000 International. Singapore is also the inventor of the first computer sound card, a product from Creative Technology. Trek 2000 also now has a new product that is also quite promising as the thumb drive. Now, there is a company which aims to be the next Ali Baba and this company is none other than Singapore Edevelopment Ltd. Mr Chan Heng Fai, the Group CEO of Singapore Edevelopment was quoted as saying in SED Advertisement dated 19 Aug 2014 that “I will make Singapore proud of Singapore eDevelopment Ltd and I resolve to make this happen."

Eight Oversold Singapore stocks

In this post, let us look at some of Singapore’s oversold stocks. In the Singapore stocks markets, there are so many oversold stocks these days, hence I would put only names of stocks that will be familiar to investors, familiar in the sense that these stocks were once stocks that are on the radars of investors, but due to macro-economic and company factors as well as the factors of investors’ emotions, these stocks are now oversold. Let us take a look:

Friday, November 14, 2014

How to get one 1.5 litres of coke absolutely FREE

Dear readers, how have you been? I hope that you have been profiting from your trades on the Singapore stocks markets. As the Singapore stocks markets move along in tandem with the regional stocks markets and overseas stocks markets, investors must always be looking at the key figures and decisions of the US, Europe and China stocks markets. It can be tired especially if you are an investor who trades on a regular basis.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

We all know of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, two of the richest men on Earth. Have you heard of Andrew Carnegie? In his times, Andrew Carnegie was a very very wealthy man and I should not go so much to describe about him as you can simply learn more about Andrew from the internet.

Four points of wealth creation

I have been reading Robert T Kiyosaki’s books and I must truly applaud him for he really understands the game of wealth and the rules of wealth. The signature take-aways from Robert’s books are first and foremost, that everyone of us must know that we have our own personal income/expenditure statements and a balance sheet of assets and liabilities and we must act to increase our assets and incomes in order to be wealthy.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What to look at for stocks?

The Asia report has published a list of companies which have paid dividends annually in the period 2009 to 2014. Personally, I have taken a look at the article and I think the author has done a good job for in the report, not only are there the yields parameters, there are also helpful parameters like PE ratio, debt level, ROE, just to name a few.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Trek 2000 International stock

Trek 2000 International stock closed at $0.40 today (11 Nov 2014). In July 2014, Trek 2000 International stock price was around $0.20, hence as of today, the stock price increase chalked up by Trek is 100% from July 2014. Will this stock Trek 2000 International stock climb further? Yes, according to OSK-DMG, who give Trek 2000 International stock a $0.61 target price which is really a 56% upside, due to expected increased in wireless Flucard orders from Rely/Mattel in FY15. So after the thumbdrive, the flucard I something that Trek is proud of.

Monday, November 10, 2014

How to turn $10,000 into $10 million?

Is it possible to turn $10,000 into $10 million in ten years? If one is able to do so, one would then have been able to multiply monies by 1000 times. According to Robert T. Kiyosaki’s book “Who Took My Money? Why Slow Investors Lose and Fast Money Wins?” one is able to do that through investments. But investments alone in one asset class may not be able to reap such a great return. According to Robert T. Kiyosaki, an investor should strive to learn how to invest in the various classes of investments like real estates, stocks, commodities and businesses and creates a synergy across these assets. With this synergy, one is then able to multiply one’s monies many times over, turning $10,000 into $10 million in ten years is not impossible then.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Meet Singapore’s Millionaire Tutor

A main highlight in today’s The Sunday Times is the local tuition industry here. The tuition industry here is worth $1 billion dollars. When I read this figure, I am quite surprised as although I know the local tuition industry is quite booming with many parents sending their children for tuition, I do not know that the industry is worth so much. The number of tuition centres and enrichment centres is now 850, up from 800 in year 2013 and 700 in year 2012.

A decade ago, the local tuition industry was worth $650 million dollars and then the figure climbed to $820 million dollars in year 2009. The monthly tuition fees parents spend went up from $54.90 on average to $79.90 today. An estimated 1.2 million households have engaged tutors compared to 933,000 households a decade ago.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

FREE “Who Took My Money” and more Free Ebooks from Robert T. Kiyosaki

Dear readers, I know some of you like to read books. It is good as there is a saying that winners are learners and learners are readers. There is also a saying that knowledge is Power though the more accurate saying is APPLIED knowledge is Power. I know that some of you readers read financial books like me or have gone to those technical trading sessions to learn from good traders on how to trade the Singapore stocks markets.

A petition on Magnus Bocker, SGX’s CEO

There is an ongoing petition calling for Magnus Bocker, SGX’s CEO to step down from SGX as SGX’s CEO. You can view the petition at the URL below . At this time of writing, there are ten people who have signed the petition. Obviously, the people signing the petition are not happy with the performance of Magnus Bocker. While I am not familiar with Magnus Bocker as SGX's CEO, I, as a retail investor know the events SGX has faced such as the Blumont, Asiasons and Liongold stocks saga in Oct 2013 and the SGX’s power supply saga are quite unique.

Friday, November 7, 2014

How to earn $20,000 per month when you are young?

How do you earn $20,000 per month when we are young, in Singapore’s context. There are some options. First, study hard, get a good degree, preferably a degree from a reputable overseas university, work in a bank and excel in banking. Second, study hard and be a scholar. Third, be a successful entrepreneur. Fourth, be a successful professional like lawyer, doctor with an own practice. Fifth, be a successful sales person.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Could this stock be a multi-bagger stock?

I have been studying the dynamics of multi-bagger stocks and guess what, I have found that most of the multi-bagger stocks could be multi-bagger stocks due to the fact that these stocks were not that glamorous in the first place and hence are not on the radars of investors for quite some time. When they are not in the radars of investors, these stocks are slowly building up their fundamentals and only the very wise of the wisest investors would know that by accumulating these stocks, they would be accumulating a multi-bagger.

Singapore Stocks Markets watch

With the release of quarterly results from a number of companies, let us watch what analysts have to say in the video below. Companies covered include:

a) OCBC
b) UOB
c) Raffles Medical Group
d) SMRT
e) Osim
f) FNF ventures

   

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Singapore Stocks Investing Facebook

Dear readers, Thank You for supporting my blog. As some of you readers might have known, I have moved Singapore Stocks Investing Facebook from this Facebook Page which has quite a number of "Likes" to the new Singapore Stocks Investing Facebook.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

How to be wealthy?

Most people would want to be wealthy but without a definition of wealth, it is not easy to know what one's wealth goals to strive for are. This is why it is important for everyone to define what wealth to them. I would just want to share with you ho wealth is defined by me. I adopt Robert T. Kiyosaki's definition of wealth which is really insightful. Wealth is defined not in terms of dollars but in term of time. Wealth is how long one can sustain his desired lifestyle without working.

Of SGX, stocks and You as an investor

I read that Sino Grandness stock was the subject of a short-selling by a short-seller firm. This resulted in the stock heading south, despite it having good fundamentals. This episode reminded me of the stock saga surrounding Blumont, Asiasons and Liongold in October 2013.

It also reminded me of the shortists’ calls on Olam sock. I wonder how, when Singapore stocks have already a number of short-seller sagas, investors are still looking at one in Sino Grandness stock?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Of Singapore stocks, haze and PSI

The PSI is here again, watch my thoughts of Singapore Haze and PSI:



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What stocks to buy now?

Osim has released its set of financial results which did not meet the analysts’ expectations. As a result, Osim stock price was sold down. Analysts reports which are “buy calls” for the stock now become either “Hold” or “Sell”.

When I look at what has happened to Osim’s stock price, I think I see a parallel with Super Group stock. Super Group stock was similarly sold down, following a similar set of disappointing financial results.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Of QE and Interest rates: Singapore Stocks ahead

The US Federal Reserves has announced that it will scaled back the quantitative easing while keeping interest rates low. So what does this mean for Singapore stocks? This question is not only popular among investors now, it is also a theme for financial shows like Moneyweek.

I just watched Moneyweek show on Channel 8. Investment analysts generally are of the view that banking stocks will head north when interest rates rise and hence they recommend that investors can stock up some banking stocks while interest rates are low now.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Is this the stock to buy and hold?

Investors can be in a dilemma when it comes to the choice of stocks to buy when there are different stocks at good valuations. To just give examples; for blue-chip stocks, the consideration is that it is not always that their stock prices will head up and their capital appreciation may not be as what they expect whereas for penny stocks, the consideration is basically the very nature of these stocks which can rather be speculative. So if investors would like to have some stocks which they can buy and hold, what stocks can they consider?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Of QE and Interest rates: what’s now for Singapore Stocks?

Finally, the Federal Reserves will scale back fully the purchase of the government bonds which signal the full withdrawal of the Quantitative Easing round 3 (QE3). Singapore’s stocks markets perform quite okay, while markets in the region and overseas were mixed. The global stock markets’ response to US Federal Reserves’ announcement were quite modest simply because, the Federal Reserves say that it will still keep interest rates low. This means that Reits could still perform well and that companies and personnel with some debt have still some time to benefit from the low interest rates.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

One Stock to consider buying

Against the current stocks market backdrop which is watching the QE3 and interest rate agenda from the US, it may not be easy to trade. Hence, when one read the analysts reports of “buy” calls on certain stocks, one must always review whether this is the righ time to invest in the stock if the fundamentals and reasoning seem compelling.

One of such stocks recommend a “buy” by analysts is Civmec Limited stock. Civmec Limited is an an investment holding company which provides heavy engineering and construction services in Australia in two segments, namely, Oil and Gas, and Mining and Others.


Future Richest Man in the world

All of us know that the current richest man in the world is Bill Gate but do you know who is the future richest man in the world? Well, Zhang Jian, a China netizen has been proclaiming that he is the future richest man in the world. Zhang Jian runs his company called Yun Shu Mao which is a multi-level-marketing (MLM) company and the company’s ads on the internet tell people that big monies can be earned and people can drive fancy cars without having to work. Zhang Jian’s tagline goes something of creating millionaires around the world. Investors or members can get an income of between RM$2,700 to RM$6,800 monthly without much efforts by merely investing RM$300 in the MLM scheme. Stock returns through e-shares and luxury items like BMW cars are also promised to members via lucky draws.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Two stocks that are staging a rebound

There are two stocks which are staging a rebound as we can see from their stock price today (28 Oct 2014). First is Tiger Airways stock. Tiger Airways staged a 14.1% rally in stock price today to close the trading session at $0.325. The current price is about 20.4% more than the stock price of $0.27 on 23 Oct 2014. I searched for any company announcement related to Tiger Airways stock today but could not find none. And hence I really think it has to do with an increased interest by some substantial buyers as we can observe from the large increased trading volume today. The RSI of Tiger Airways has headed north out of the oversold region.

What can we learn from Issac Newton about Stocks Investing?

As a person with scientific and mathematical background, I have always remembered Sir Issac Newton’s three laws of motion. You may be thinking whether these laws of motion could be similarly applied to Investing. Well, as much as I would like to see how these laws of motion could be applied in Investing; these laws of motion are inherently more for the physics world. So at this point in time, you may ask what are the things we can learn from Issac Newton about stocks investing, if not from his famous three laws of motion?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Madamme Tussauds Sentosa Singapore tour

Madamme Tussauds opened in Sentosa, Singapore on 25 October 2014. I have been to Madamme Tussauds in Hong Kong, with my girlfriend (now my wife) in year 2009. Then it was quite a rush tour of the museum as we went to The Peak first at around 8pm to 9pm before checking out quickly of the Madamme Tussauds there. All the wax figures there were really life-like, take for example "Andy Lau".



Saturday, October 25, 2014

One stock in focus: Hafary Holdings stock

Hafary Holdings stock may be in focus after the stock was featured in today’s Moneymind on ChannelNewsasia today (25 Oct 2014). The business of Hafary Holdings is in building materials and renovation. The analysts' views featured in the programme are generally “Buy” calls for the stock with an analyst putting the target price as $0.30 to $0.35. I am not too familiar about Hafary Holdings stock and hence doing a check on the SGX, I learnt the following facts of the stock and my comments are as below too:

Friday, October 24, 2014

Of Vivocity shopping centre and Two Reits I like

I was watching Business Tonight on Channel Newsasia when it was reported that there would be even more shops in Vivocity shopping centre. Already, I find that there are many shops in Vivocity shopping centre and hence I am surprised that there will be even more shops. The new shops would be carved out from the underground carparks. And as an investor, what would you naturally think of? Naturally, you would think of Mapletree Commercial Trust being a good beneficiary of the expanded shopping mall. Even at the current size of the shopping mall, Vivocity shopping centre is already bustling with so many people and crowds and I really feel that the connection of the nearby Sentosa really brings in people as well as tourists to Vivocity shopping mall.

My advice to Retail Investors

Dear readers, a number of companies will be releasing their corporate earnings announcement, hence I would advise retail investors to stay out of the stocks markets first as stocks are quite responsive to these announcements. I thought this post is not lengthy, but I hope you find the message valuable."Like" me on Singapore Stocks Investing Facebook page to receive all posts on your Facebook.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kay Lee Roast Meat bought by Aztech for $4 million

Kay Lee Roast Meat shop is reported to be sold for $4 million to Aztech Group. Kay Lee Roast meat shop is located quite near to Tai Seng MRT station and I have seen many customers lining up for the tasty roast meat. I have personally dined at the shop and think its roasted meat is not bad. The plans by Aztech Group are reportedly to open more shops selling Kay Lee’s signature roast meat and the two founders of the meat shop will also help to ensure the quality of their roast meat is intact in all its expansion stores. It is also reported that Aztech’s founder, Michael Mun is a long-time customer of Kay Lee.

Singapore Edevelopment stock: will it be the next multi-bagger under Chan Heng Fai?

Singapore Edevelopment stock is one of the lowest-priced stocks on the Singapore stocks markets with today’s closing price of just a modest $0.001. If you see the trading in Singapore Edevelopment stock, you can see just how the price fluctuates between $0.001 and $0.002 (a good 100% price increase) or a heading south of the intra-day stock price from $0.002 to $0.001 (a good 50% price south) on most parts of the trading day. Perhaps that is why; the management of Singapore Edevelopment is proposing to consolidate the stocks on a 100:1 ratio, so as to boost trading liquidity.

Singapore Edevelopment is formerly known as CCM Group till its name change to Singapore Edevelopment. Singapore Edevelopment is currently helmed by a man, whom I really believe has a knack of turning around companies into great companies; he is none other than Chan Heng Fai, the former Managing Director of Singxpress, now the company is called SingHaiYi. If you are not too sure who Chan Heng Fai is and are interested to know about this self-professed “The Game Changer” (as I quote from his personal website), you can visit his website here or read his interview.

Am I wrong in this stock?

Regular readers to my blog would know that I have been an advocate of Tiger Airways stock as I have belief in J.Y Pillay, the company’s former Chairman. J.Y Pillay was once described by MM Lee as equivalent to one of the best talents in America. I thought to myself that a company under such a renowned man will become great and also Tiger Airways count Temasek Holdings as one of its substantial shareholders.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Which commodities stocks will you invest in?

Gold used to be “safe haven” for people to “take refuge” in when inflation rates are high but when I see the correlation between the Quantitative Easing, the dollar performance and the gold price movements, there is no direct correlation. According to a report which I read, people nowadays do not have that emotional rapport with gold as they used to as they do not really use gold common today, or to even see gold often now in this IT age. Hence it may now be untrue that if the dollar goes down, the price of gold will increase.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To invest or to trade?

Warren Buffet is one of the richest men in the world and the most remarkable thing is that he makes his fortune through investments. Warren Buffet’s investment strategy is really value investing which is about choosing the right stocks at the right time and then buy and hold. Many investors these days in my opinion do not heed Buffet’s investing style as they feel that his style is archaic and no longer works in the current macro-environment where stock markets are more dynamic.

This is where the debate over which style of investment works better: technical or fundamental (like Warren Buffet’s method) comes in. I think if all investors buy stocks and behave like Warren Buffet, then there would not be any trading in the stock markets as people will wait or the right time to sell their stocks. This is only theoretically possible but technically not so as we know that there are many people who depend on the stocks markets for a livelihood, those remisiers, those analysts and no to mention the professional investors as well as the “short sellers”. But really, retail investors can form a power-bloc in the stocks markets if they want to; if they do not buy stocks, others cannot sell their stocks, to take an example and vice versa.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Are you really an Investor?

Singapore stocks markets closed higher today, this is expected as the US stocks markets closed higher last Friday. Offshore and marine stocks are one of the top performers. It was widely reported that analysts have been saying that the sell-off in US stocks was a correction and not the beginning of a recession. So with the rebounding of the Singapore stocks markets, is it time for retail investors to go back to the stock markets and buy stocks on their cusp of their rebound?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Next-Generation Satellite Communications stock

Next-Generation Satellite Communications stock is currently trading at $0.003. Next-Generation Satellite Communications stock traded at above $0.05 before. At the current price, this stock is one of the lowest-priced stocks in the Singapore Stocks markets and is definitely a penny stocks. When it comes to penny stocks, Singapore investors shun them, just like what they do for S-chip stocks. However, when it comes to penny stocks, I believe there are good penny stocks and not-so good penny stocks, with the definition of “good” based on the stock company’s fundamentals.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

How to know whether you are a good investor?

The Singapore stocks markets for the trading week of 13 Oct 2014 to 17 Oct 2014 has not fared very well and the reason is due to, from what I read, US stocks markets once again.

There is a Chinese saying in local stocks parlance that, in a nutshell describes the “butterfly effect” of US stocks. This is inevitable as the US is a world’s superpower and has great influences in many domains, including the stocks markets.

I am not sure how your portfolio has panned out in the aforementioned trading week. But if there is one good thing that has come out from the local stocks markets’ performance, it is this: the aforementioned trading week gives investors an opportunity to look at just how resilient their stock portfolio is.

Friday, October 17, 2014

What you need to know about Five Hot stocks?

Today (17 Oct 2014), the Singapore stocks market inched north, in line with gains of the US stocks markets. As of this time in writing, the US stocks markets rise, in average, of over 1%. Is the market corrections over? Well, I think investors will just need to be careful as the US stocks markets have a sign of doing “cha cha”.

Today, the headline news is the further heading south of Tiger Airways stock after it announces right issues. A good thing for Tiger Airways shareholders is that SIA’s stake in the budget carrier has risen to 55%, making Tiger Airways a subsidiary of SIA. I hope SIA’s shareholdings in Tiger Airways will give the company a much-needed boost in terms of stock price. The stock price of Tiger Airways now is a result of over-ambitious plans in expanding overseas as I have read from a report.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Is it a good time to buy stocks now?

Singapore stocks markets went south today (16 Oct 2014), in line with the broader markets. This resulted in my stocks portfolio now being quite modest. An analyst said that this is a long-due market correction. Like I mentioned in my posts, the trend is your friend if you know how to best make use of it, hence against this current market backdrop, I would advise investors to think before entering the markets. Some investors would want to take opportunities of the markets down to load up some stocks at attractive valuations. Yup, it is quite tempting to do so. For example, Sembcorp Industries stock is now trading at $4.82, which is around 10% lower than its usual price. Or take the case of Golden Agriculture stock, now this stock is trading at $0.47, pretty much modest than its usual $0.50++ range price tag.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What Singapore Investors should do now?

These days the Singapore stocks markets are not very good and I advise retail investors to think before they enter the stocks markets. There is some interesting and somewhat compelling proposition which is that some stocks with good fundamentals are trading below their book values, however tempting it appears, it seems to me that the Singapore stocks markets are in a downtrend and from what I have mentioned in my earlier posts, the trend is our friend, provided that we know how to make full use of it. So what can investors do while taking time to assess the markets?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One stock fact investors must know to profit

More and more people these days know that savings are no longer sufficient to build wealth or ensure one’s retirement as the very savings in their bank accounts get eroded by high inflation rates. That is why an increasing number of Singaporeans are getting themselves equipped with learning how to invest in stocks and the SGX’s campaign of promoting investing among retail investors is a way forward that should be welcome by retail investors. Among some of the measures introduced by SGX in this direction is the reduction of lot size of blue-chip stocks to reduce the high-cost entry for investing in these stocks.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Will Blue chips stocks be blue chips?

The Singapore stocks markets continued to head south today (13 Oct 2014) and blue chip stocks are also moving south. I have read reports of some analysts turning bullish on Sembcorp Marine stock and Golden Agriculture stock, two of the blue chip stocks on the Singapore stocks markets which have went south. I believe their bullish calls have to do with the two stocks being blue-chips and hence the current stock price may be deemed to be an attractive entry level being at some percentage points off the traditional high prices. I am quite sure some investors actually buy into some of these stocks currently, buoyed by the bullish calls by analysts while there are others who sit on the fences, ready to see whether the prices of stocks like the two stocks will bottom out and if they should, they will be ready to buy these stocks.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Why most investors do not make monies from stocks?

I have previously shared with readers that I have bought many good books from the MPH Books sale at the Expo last week and all for a low price. For example, I am now halfway into “Rich Dad’s Retire Young and Retire Rich” by none other than Robert T Kiyosaki and I bought this book at only $4 instead of around $20 at a bookstore. Some readers may feel that “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” is now quite old-fashioned as this book was in the best sellers many many years ago but I would like to update readers that the book which I am currently reading is one of the latest books in the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” series and also the financial concepts in these books are universal principles and are not based on time.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Blog updates

Dear readers, I have updated my Facebook page to this link , this new link will replace the old link. The new link has a clean and professional look and it will only contain links from Singapore Stocks Investing. The older link has links from not only Singapore Stocks Investing but also from other blogs. Thus I have created this new link so that readers of Singapore Stocks Investing can read just posts from Singapore Stocks Investing. I hope you can “like” this Facebook page so that you will receive timely updates from my blog on your Facebook wall.

Cheapest Singapore stock?

Yesterday, I posted a blog post on Singapore’s cheapest stock which Singapore eDevelopment stock is one of these as its stock price is $0.001. In that post, I talked about the proposed consolidation of this stock. After writing the post, I was thinking whether I have used “Cheapest” correctly. Should I use “lowest-priced” Singapore stock instead for the above post? Why do I have such thought? Well, I am really thinking when words like “expensive” and “cheap” are used, these are subjective to different investors. For example, is Golden Agriculture stock which is now below fifty cents cheap? To some, they may say it is as this price is really one of the lowest reached by the stock. For others, they may think that Golden Agriculture stock may still head south even more due to the global commodities outlook.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Singapore’s cheapest stock:will you buy it?

If I am to ask all of you readers, what is Singapore’s most expensive stock? The answer will be stocks like Jardine stock and UOB stock. If I am to ask you what is Singapore’s cheapest stock? What will your answer be? Well, Singapore cheapest stock is priced at 0.1 Singapore cents and there are two Singapore stocks trading at this low price. The two stocks are Digiland and Singapore eDevelopment Limited.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

One Free app to help you save money

With the advent of the internet, there are now many apps to help one save money. Kudos to those folks who tap on technology to come out with apps to help many of us manage our monies and even help us track our investments. There is one free app which I have been using for quite some time and it has helped me save money and I thought of sharing it with all of you here for this blog is not only about stocks, it is also about wealth creation and wealth protection. So what is this free app? Well, it is nonetheless the McDonalds apps.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What investors need to know about the Singapore Stocks Markets?

The Singapore stocks markets are currently not very good as we can see in the stock prices of many Singapore stocks. To many investors, this means that their equities are “locked” as the stock prices are below the price they pay for them. So against this backdrop, the only thing that investors can look for is the stream of dividends from the stocks which are “locked”, provided of course that these stocks do really have a dividends policy. For myself, some of the stocks which I have are to hold them for a long term and hence the dividends which I receive from them are actually quite good when holding them. Not all the company stocks which I have continue to pay dividends but for those which do, they are really the blue-chips stocks though I must also say that even for them, their stock dividends yields have also headed south.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One Singapore stock which looks cheap now

Singapore stocks continue to trade in a manner which is not interesting to Singapore investors and I watch the movement of Singapore stocks on the sideline, not intending to put in more monies for more purchase of stocks. Though some Singapore stocks look cheap now, nobody knows whether they can get any cheaper. I do not really like how the direction of the Singapore stocks market is trading and I guess the next better option is if one is to still feel the urge to invest in new stocks, is to invest in high-dividends stock. In this line of thought, one Singapore stock which looks cheap to me now, at least to me is Hutchinson Ports Holdings (HPH). HPH to me is a good stock which pays good dividends and one should buy this stock when the stock is trading at low prices.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Are these stocks cheap to buy now?

Some of the stocks here, which we call blue-chips and growth stocks are trading at somewhat attractive prices. But the question is whether if we are to buy these stocks, will we be buying at the cusp of their next northward stock movement or will we be buying into a “falling” stock? Though it may not be easy to predict the above, I think a strategy of entering into a stock successively and not at once is often wise. Let us take a look at some of these stocks, which may be cheap now:

Sunday, October 5, 2014

How and where to earn more money from an investment of $4?

Dear readers, $4 these days is not a lot and $4 these days can not even get one a plate of noodles at some food courts in the city and Orchard areas. So, to even think about earning money from $4 can be even surprising. And you may be asking me whether an investment of $4 can even be possible? Well, it is really possible to have $4 as an investment and yes, I am talking about financial investment where you can earn far more monies than the $4 which you put in. So what am I talking about? You may be thinking of how to earn these monies from a $4 investment and where to earn this investment at this stage now?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Miscellaneous thoughts about Singapore Stocks and more

The SGX has revamped its website. What is different now on its revamped website? Well, if a visitor is to click the name of a stock on SGX’s website, the visitor will be brought to a new feature called stock screener and that stock screener page will list down the fundamentals, industry peer comparison and more facts about the company. While this feature is not new as many financial websites or trading websites have such features, it is good for SGX to implement this new feature. What I find it annoying though is that when in the past, that same click on a stock name will bring visitors to a webpage showing the company announcements of the stock, now with this stock screener feature, visitors would have to navigate to the top bar of the website and do another round of filtering just to locate the company’s announcement. To be frank, I rather SGX adopt back to its previous interface as I deem companies’ announcements more important that the new stock screener feature.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

United Engineers stock and UE E&C stock

Both United Engineers stock and UE E&C stock went on trading halt today (1 Oct 2014). Prior to this, there was already market talk that United Engineers would be disposed of by OCBC and this has sent United Engineer stock north by really a few notches. On the other hand, investors are not as keen that UE E&C stock may be part of the privatization package and this was seen in the recent southward movement of UE E&C stock, only to have the northward direction of the stock last week. Anyway, I always held the view that UE E&C stock may be privatized too, you can read my posts here on who I think may be the players. I have also shared how some analysts view UE E&C would become privatized on my post here though I know this has not really caught on with investors.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Buying opportunities into stocks?

We retail investors are seeing again how protests in a country not far from Singapore are affecting Singapore stocks. This time, it is in Hong Kong and not Thailand but the reasons for staging the massive protests are the same, in the same political vein. When the protests went on for prolonged periods, investors saw how stocks vested in Thailand went south in price: stocks like Super Group is still at one of the lowest stock price levels. Should protests in Hong Kong continue, I should think that companies with interest in Hong Kong should see their stock prices heading south.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Three Stocks on a good buying point?

There are three stocks which I am currently looking at, three stocks which are now trading at somewhat attractive valuations. First stock is Vibrant Group. Vibrant Group appeals to me as I like its high dividends as it is around five percentage dividends yields. Vibrant Group’s business is in logistics such as warehousing and other businesses. Looking at how well Vibrant Group’s peers like CWT and Poh Tiong Choon have fared well in their stock prices, I think the prospects of Vibrant Group looks good, together with its high dividends yield. Currently, there is some downside to Vibrant Group’s stock price and the downtrend may continue.

What a Banking Executive says about Investing?

Today, in my interview series, I am happy to have with us, Tom. Hmm, Tom here is not me, though I am also known Tom. What we have here with us, is a banking executive named Tom. Let us hear and learn from Tom the lessons he has gleaned from his investments:

Q1: What name would you like to be known as?  Tom 


Q2:What is your age/gender?

45 Male 

Q3:What is your occupation?
Banking operation

Q4:Do you carry out financial planning for yourself, if so, tell us more about it.
 So far insurance plan and some stocks and deposit 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

What is one stock investors should buy now?

Singapore markets are not easy to invest into now, if one is looking to get some good profits. Singapore stocks which have not been meeting investors’ expectations and are heading south may continue to do so. Just look at Super Group, this stock has headed below $1.30 when some retail investors thought that buying this stock at around $1.36 was a good entry point. Also, the large blue-chips have most of the stocks in this sector are at quite high valuations still and even for those blue-chips which have been heading south in stock prices, no one knows when their stock prices would bottom out.

Notes from a Private Investor who has achieved his financial dream

Today, in my interview series, I am happy to have a Private Investor onboard. Moreover, the private investor has achieved his financial dream. Without further ado, let us put our hands together and welcome the Like Minded Value Investor!

Q1: What name would you like to be known as?  Like Minded Value Investor (LMVI)

Q2:What is your age/gender?

50/Male

Q3:What is your occupation?
Private Investor

Q4:Do you carry out financial planning for yourself, if so, tell us more about it.
Yes. Once I understand about buying terms and invest the rest, I have since terminated all my family whole life, ILP products. I make sure i have the best H&S coverage for my family. Bought $1000 LTC policy for my family.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Interview with Richard of Invest Openly

Today, Richard of Invest Openly blog is the feature of my interview series. I believe many fellow financial bloggers would have known Richard, a man who, though new to the financial blogging and investment scene is rising in popularity and is one of the rising stars of financial bloggers to watch in Singapore. Without further ado, lets us welcome Richard and hear what he has to say!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jumbo IPO stock

I read the news that Jumbo, the restaurant chain behind Singapore’s most beloved dish: the Chili Crab is planning for an IPO. The Jumbo chain of restaurant is headed by Mr Ang Kiam Meng and I saw him on TV in July 2013 when he, as one of the three local chefs, competed with Gordon Ramsay in the Singtel “Hawker Heroes”. Mr Ang’s Chili was the only dish which did not win Gordon Ramsay’s version of Chili crab. On this, I hope Mr Ang Kiam Meng would face off Gordon Ramsay once again to fight back Singapore’s chili crab glory. Coincidentally, it was also reported that Gordon Ramsay would be opening a restaurant at Marina Bay Sands.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How to trade Singapore stocks now?

The Singapore stocks markets are currently hovering at somewhat high valuations and the stocks markets are trading on a sideway note, with investors’ attention on the news from the US, China and the Europe. On the top volumes charts, penny stocks continue to rule the Singapore stocks markets and there seems to be some fascination on technology stocks especially so when Ali Baba launched its IPO last week, which had some strong rally on the first IPO day. In Singapore stocks market, Singapore Edevelopment also continues to be one of the hotly traded stocks here, especially after the Hotapps plan its US counterparts. The fascination over technology stocks has me thinking that is this the next dotcom bubble? Some of Singapore’s technology stocks which were very good stocks here are now trading at a fraction of what they were worth (in stock prices) now. Consider Creative Technology’s stock, a stock worth US$60 before, is now trading around $2.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Financial Interview with The Independent Abecedarian

Dear readers, ever since I launched the interview series, the feedback have been overwhelming! I would like to Thank readers who have participated in my interview series, your interviews will be published soon. If you are interested to be featured in this interview series, do complete the interview at this link.

For today's post, I have with me, a financial blogger, let us check out the interview!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

What some people do to earn more $12,000 a month?

Although Singaporeans are getting richer with the number of billionaires here at an all-time high of thirty-two with even more millionaires, there are also many Singaporeans who earn humble incomes of say $2,000 per month. Hence, for one to earn $12,000 per month, most of the people in this income-earning bracket hold top jobs, are in businesses (profitable ones of course) or are highly-paid professionals. But there are some people who are outside the aforementioned group, but who nevertheless put in some hours of efforts to earn more than $12,000 per month. Who are they and what do they do to earn this amount of high monthly incomes?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Singapore Stocks investing strategy …. revealed!

Many retail investors and financial personnel are talking about Singapore stocks markets volatility. Well, their chatter are not completely without any basis if we are to look at the US Federal rates interest situation, the Europe and China economic data, and not forgetting the ongoing geo-political tensions we see in the Middle East. It seems that many retail investors are selling as measured by the barometer of Singapore stocks market, the STI. Against this backdrop, how can we retail investors trade the Singapore stocks markets?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Financial Interview with Planner Esther

Dear Readers, I am starting an interview series on my blog with the target audience comprising not only financial professionals, famous personality but also YOU! Yes, you hear it right, YOU, the reader of Singapore Stocks Investing (SSI).

The rationale is simple, Singapore Stocks Investing is not just about Tom K (me) sharing my financial experiences, lessons and insights with all of you; the aim of SSI is really about helping the community of retail investors become better investors and there is no other better way than having all of us coming out to talk about our investing experiences: the good and the bad so that all of us will read, discern the important and useful points and become better investors!

If you are interested to be featured in this interview series, do complete the interview at this link. Without further ado, let us invite the first retail investor onboard.

Monday, September 15, 2014

I reaped 33% profit margins in Singapore stocks today

In my earlier post here  I shared with readers how I am going to move into another stocks strategy. With this strategy I bought into one stock on 12 Sep 14 and this morning, I initiated a sell on this stock. My sales order was effected and I reaped a nice 33% profit margins on contra! Though I did not tell readers what stock I bought, it can be quite apparent that I bought into some forms of penny stocks.

One Situational Stock to look out for

Yesterday, I have been experiencing running nose and this continues till today. I looked up at the skies yesterday to ask why I had a running nose. It was only then that I saw that the skies were hazy and yes, it seems that the haze is back. I quickly tuned in to the TV and read that air quality in Singapore has reached unhealthy levels with the PSI of around 113. One stock that came to my mind on looking at the haze yesterday was nonetheless Medtecs International stock.
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