Thursday, September 29, 2016

The three “C”s of Investing All Investors must know

DPM Tharman spoke yesterday on the sideline of a ribbon-cutting ceremony of Wong Fong's expanded office that Singapore had soft growth in the first half of the year and going forward he thought that the second half of the year will be weaker and hence Singapore's growth will probably end up somewhere in the lower end of the 1-2 per cent range.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Are you a 100% fundamental investor?

Some investors I know deem themselves as fundamental investors who invest based on doing research into the fundamentals of a company and buy a stock only if they are convinced that they find great value. Many of these fundamental investors also call themselves value investors and some seem to be very proud of the fact that their investment strategies are modelled after the greatest investor of all time: Warren Buffett.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

US Presidential Elections: what should investors do?

The greatest debate of the year, that between the two contenders for the US President post will take place on Tuesday morning, Singapore time. Already many are thinking that the debate will shape the global stocks markets.

Monday, September 26, 2016

of Singtel, Starhub and M1

How will telecom stocks: Singtel, StarHub and M1 compete against the upcoming fourth telecom company? Watch this video to find out more.
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton: what it means for investors?

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off in a highly-anticipated television debate next week. It is not only Americans who will be interested in this debate, the whole world including investors will look forward to the debate as it will be the debate between the contenders for the World’s Most Powerful person (the US President).

Saturday, September 24, 2016

SMART Investment & International Property Expo: Today & Tomorrow, Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall D (NOT TO BE MISSED!)

Dear readers,

Don't miss SMART Investment & International Property Expo today and tomorrow at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, from 11 am to 7pm. The programme of FREE educational seminars is here. Get your Expo pass for FREE here.
 

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Would you buy these attractive Singapore stocks now?

I believe in these current times, Singapore investors are looking more at the fundamentals of the stocks that they are considering to invest in, given that over time good fundamental stocks will still be able to realize their valuation or potential. What makes a stock good? Is it the dividend factor? Is it that the stock has little debt or is it that the stock is undervalued?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

One advice for Singapore stocks invesors

The US Federal Reserves Open Market Committee has just concluded its meeting and as expected, there is no interest rate hike announced at the meeting. However, Jane Yellen said that there could be a interest rate hike this year. The Federal Reserves will next meet in November (before the US Presidential Election) and in December this year.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Singapore Stocks: Taking Stocks

I am not looking into buying Singapore stocks for the time being. The whole Singapore stocks markets is trading without much of a clues and directions. Traders who want to make a quick buck from some stocks may be lucky but in general the markets now are not for those who are not skilled traders specialized in intra-day contra- trades. It is a better time to have a new position in stocks when the stocks are trading low when value really emerges.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Robert Kiyosaki: what investors should do next?

Watch this video from Robert Kiyosaki:
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

What Investors should understand about Singapore Stocks?

The Singapore Straits Time Index (STI) made a modest climb last Friday (16 Sep 2016), closing 0.78% higher at 2,827.45. Singapore stocks have been consolidating, neither in a bullish mode or a bearish mode though the hints of Federal Reserves delaying its interest rate hikes seems to be welcome by the stocks markets. However, as it is now, investors must take note of the US Federal Reserves Open Market Committee as an interest rate hike decision announced at the meeting will shape the stocks markets.

Friday, September 16, 2016

SINGTEL, M1, STARHUB STOCK: Let’s get TECHNICAL!

Starhub stock has headed south below its 200 days-moving-average; this could signal a sustainable down-trend. However, yesterday, there was quite a bullish stock candlestock even though the stock remains oversold and the price is still below the 200-days-moving-average. A delay in the US interest rate hike could lend support to the stock though it is quite clear that Singapore could have a fourth mobile player in the telecom space. I think support of Starhub stock is at around $3.16, looking at the stock charts.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

SMART Investment & International Property Expo

SMART Investment & International Property Expo
24-25 September 2016
Hall D, Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands.

For investors and property buyers, there are several captivating reasons to attend SMART Expo. You will be able to get first-hand information and direct property developers’ prices; see luxury properties from some of the best investment destinations; get professional advice; take advantage of guarantee yields from “buy-to-lets”; be the first to buy low into hotspots with high return on investment; and find winning strategies that meet your risk assessments.

The SMART Expo is designed for investors who wish to broaden their horizons and look at investments from a different angle. To help investors to make the right investment choices, there are renowned investment experts from stock trading wizards to chief strategists to bestselling property and investment authors. The seminar focuses on current market issues from stock market to property investment.

Given the exorbitant Singapore property prices, there are plenty of opportunities to snap up relative low overseas prices that now look good value again; take advantage of guarantee yields from buy-to-lets; and be the first to buy low into hotspots with high return on investment. On offer will be a wide selection of attractively priced luxury properties from some of the best investment destinations such as the Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, India, USA and many more. With professional advisors readily available at SMART Expo, investors can stay ahead of the curve, make informed choices as to what, where and when to buy.

The range of property on show includes million-dollar villas, ultra-modern town-houses, award winning developments, exciting new architecturally designed projects, projects with beautifully landscaped tropical gardens, world class anchor resorts, and much more.

Throughout the 2 days, over 20 fabulous prizes to be won at the seminar lucky draws including cash shopping vouchers from high-street shops.

For more details and for free expo pass visit: www.smartexpos.com/sg

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Reality that Singapore investors must understand

Shareholders of SMRT will go to the vote for the proposed privatisation of SMRT and the delisting of the stock from the SGX. From what was reported in the newspapers, there are some investors who are not happy with the $1.68 offer as they think that the valuation of SMRT should be higher. Of course, if I were a shareholder of SMRT, I might also feel the same way since I have always remembered SMRT stock at $2.04 which was actually the price of SMRT when I first saw its stock price.

Monday, September 12, 2016

A Good news for Singapore investors

Singapore’s stocks markets are closed today for Hari Raya Haji holidays. Singapore stocks markets will open tomorrow and when the markets open, I expect Singapore stocks to take cues from the performance of US stocks last week which took quite a beating since the news of “Brexit”. The reasons which I need no introduction here are that news of US Federal Reserves scaling up the interest rate soon have resurfaced again.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Will you invest in this ASX stock?

Sometime ago , I shared with readers another way to invest your monies beside the usual stocks, properties and forex. And that is via the latest investment platform of crowd-funding. What is crowd-funding? Well as the phrase implies, it means turning to the crowds for funding. This is definitely one novel way beside the banks where companies can turn to for securing of capital. There is a slew of such platforms like Moolahsense, Coassets and they reward investors who buy them with good annual interest rates like 8% on average.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Are these two stocks the Best stocks?

Two Singapore’s listed companies appeared in Forbes Asia magazine Best under the Billion (in terms of market cap) companies. The two companies are MM2 Asia and Riverstone Holdings. While readers may want to refer to the article to know more details of the nomination behind the two companies, I just want to highlight how these two companies’ stocks have already been in the “radar” of investors regardless of the accolades or not.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Is it time to Buy Singapore’s stocks?

Some Singapore stocks have staged a rebound and they include embattled oil and energy plays as well as some bank and commodity counters. Looking at the performance of these stocks such as Noble Group stock which rallied by around 12% on two consecutive days, it could be tempting for retail investors to jump into the fray, chase and buy these stocks. When doing so, retail investors want to “ride with the trends”, “ride with the markets”. But looking at the stock charts of some of these stocks, it is not easy to discern a clear uptrend. More importantly, looking at the STI technical charts, the general market trend is not clearly bullish yet. I would like to advise investors especially retail investors to error on the side of caution.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Will you “Buy” these Four “high conviction call” stocks?

UOB Kay Hian has unveiled its four key “buy” stocks for the Singapore stocks markets. In the exact words of UOB’s report, these stocks are “high conviction calls” and the stocks are in no particular order:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Will you Sell these three Singapore stocks now?

Ever since it was reported of the possibility of potential new entrants bidding to become Singapore’s fourth mobile operator, the three “Big Brother” telecom stocks have come under the scrutiny of investors. In fact, the news of the fourth mobile operator was reported on 2 Sep 2016 before the Singapore stocks markets opened and the three local telecom stocks responded accordingly on that trading day. The below were the performance of the three stocks on 2 Sep 2016:

Monday, September 5, 2016

The trappings of the stock markets

I read with amazement an article in a local financial magazine which details the modus operandi of a rogue trader based in a trading firm here (the law had since caught up with him). His modus operandi was a very complex one which involve mass buying, creating many buy and sell orders and hatching a plan to determine the buy and sell prices, all to just lure the buyers and sell his shares for good profits.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sharing of an investment folly

I have received a deck of documents in mailbox. The documents come from a company whose shares I am owning. The documents are information for issuances of rights and warrants.

Not again, I asked myself for this is not the first time that the company is seeking monies from investors again. This stock is one of the worst stocks in my portfolio. I have bought the stock when I was a younger and inexperienced investor.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Why this stock is heading south?

Since its IPO, Jumbo Group stock has been on an ascent. The attractive F&B scene, the support of investors like Temasek Holdings and Ron Sim, founder of Osim further lends a vote of confidence to investors vested in this stock. Jumbo has also plans to expand in China. But as we know for all stocks, the ascent of stocks could not be unabated. And the time has come for Jumbo Group stock to correct south.

Friday, September 2, 2016

SMARTEXPO 2016 is here !


SMARTEXPO INVESTMENT & INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY EXPO 2016 is here once again! Amidst the current stocks markets and property markets backdrop, what should investors invest? What should investors stay away? Or what should investors do at all?

I believe with the lacklustre oil prices, the likely US Federal Reserves interest rates hike, the upcoming US Presidential Election and the continuous focus on China, Europe economic developments, there must be many questions investors want to know and want to find out. Investors definitely do not want to invest in equities, properties only to find they are stuck with their monies in their investments. Investors want guidance and there is nothing as good as learning from the experts!

Learn from a stellar line-up of well-established finance, wealth, investment and property experts at SmartExpo 2016 which includes:

1) Michael Bentley, Director, CityLife International Realty

2) James Cheo, Investment Strategist, Bank of Singapore

3) Alvin Chow, Managing Direcor, BigFatPurse Pte Ltd

4) Mukul Deva, The Change Maker, Thought Leader and International Best-Selling Author

5) Elaine Dyer, Speaker, Coach, New Rich Builder

6) Kelvin Fong, Executive Director, PropNex Realty Pte Ltd

7) Kevin Foong, CEO, Kevin Foong Feng Shui Academy

8) Kim Iskyan, Managing Director and Founder, Truewealth Publishing

9) Ronald K, Stock Market Opportunist, SMMG Pte Ltd

10) Karen Leong, Director, Influence Solutions Pte Ltd

and many more!

And here are the details of SMARTEXPO:

Date: 24 to 25 September 2016

Time: 11am to 7pm

Venue: Hall D, Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands

At SMARTEXPO, visitors can find out more, ask and learn from a slew of investments ranging from equities, properties and more….. and all these at just one event! What is more, this event is absolutely FREE! I cannot think of any other word than to describe SMARTEXPO as a fantastic opportunity! Remember, as I have shared with readers many times, opportunities are for you to be sought, so what are you waiting for, grab your FREE Expo Pass here NOW! More details of the event here.


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The “Sam Goi” effect on Singapore stocks once again?

Super Group stock closed at $0.75 on 18 Aug 2016 and yesterday the stock closed at $0.81 on a high volume, an 8% increase in the share price of Super Group. While this gradual increase might not be impressive, what is noteworthy is that Mr Sam Goi, the “Popiah King” via his company, Yee Yih Jia Food manufacturing has been buying the shares of Super Group stock. Super Group itself has been doing a daily share buyback as well. Mr Goi is a substantial shareholder in Super Group with a 10.28% stake.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

My advice for investors

Analysts have always thought that August is a month where stocks markets can get rather dynamic. I feel that Singapore stocks markets are starting to bear this out (literally though some thought of the bear of the bear markets). This comes about after Janet Yellen’s unclear message of interest rate hike decision. Then, we have had more and more countries imposing travel advisories on our country. Oil stocks continue to go lower, Telcos, Reits and dividend stocks might be shunned by investors looking at higher-returns means with interest rate expected to increase.
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