Showing posts with label Singapore Stocks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Singapore Stocks. Show all posts

Friday, April 28, 2017


Singapore stocks
So Mr Macron will face off Ms Le Pen in the second round of the French Presidential elections. And from the media reporting, it seems many are anticipating a Macron's win which should be good for the stocks markets according to what many also think.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Singapore stocksDear readers, do you know that Singapore stocks command the highest dividends yields among Asian stocks? In this environment of increasing interest rate, how should one plan his investing strategy especially in dividends stocks?

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Are these SMALL-CAP PLAYS still in PLAY?

Small cap stocks
I watched the “Moneyweek” episode of Channel 8 on 5 Apr 2017. The episode featured the business growth story of Myanmar and shared how Singapore businesses fare in Myanmar in their business development there as well as the businessmen’s sentiments of doing business there. This episode was a very good take-away to me of the updates of the Myanmar growth story in a half-hour documentary.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Yesterday, when I shared with readers that I would be going in to the Singapore stocks markets to make one grand investment for the year in a small-cap stock (you can read the post here if you have not), little did I know my investment in the league of a five-figure sum will shake up the small-cap stock in the local stocks markets. Right after my investment first thing in the morning of 5 Apr 2017, a large volume of buyers flocked in and the buying continued such that the stock made the top 20 volume as well as the one of the top gainer stocks in the stocks markets for 5 Apr 2017. You could have deduce what stock I bought from the aforementioned description alone.

Saturday, April 1, 2017


Singapore stocks
I have been looking at the Singapore stocks markets, analyzing the state of the markets and I found that the current Singapore stocks markets is one where it is dominated by penny stocks. Just look at the top 20 volume Singapore stocks daily to validate what I have just said. To be more accurate, the penny stocks which have been ruling the roost belong to those types of mining stocks like Alliance Minerals stock (which have become a multi-bagger from less than 10 cents to the current 30 over cents) to stocks like BlackGoldNatural and more recently AsiaPhos. I do not know whether it is linked to the Trump effect where Trump focuses on more traditional forms of energy. Or could it be the case of smart monies coming into selected stocks plays on the Singapore stocks markets?

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Why Investors should be HAPPY?

Singapore stocks
As I have earlier predicted in my blog, March will be a month where the local stocks markets will take a breather; this is evident from the recent showing of the STI. There are two main factors shaping stocks markets this month. First is the Holland election and next is the US Federal Reserves interest rates hike. Many expect the US Federal Reserves to increase interest rates just as what Janet Yellen has hinted.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tom K: Singapore Stocks Ahead

Dear readers, though it might sound like a cliche but really how time flies and today is the 28th of February. Whenever it is the end of a month, I will review how the Singapore stocks markets have been faring as a whole.

I believe the local stocks markets have been performing well in line with the larger stocks markets. US stocks markets have been going up and are now at highs and there are no lack of opportunitues for Singapore stocks either. There have been some rather positive rises in selected blue-chip and penny stocks. It is like a kind of mini-bullishness in the local stocks markets which we have experienced in the previous two months. Those who have bought and ride on this up wave would have been handsomely rewarded.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

WHY the STI ETF might still be ATTRACTIVE?

STI ETF, Singapore Stocks
Dear readers, if we look at the Singapore stocks benchmark indicator STI, it is currently hovering around the 3,100 mark. The STI benchmark is made up of the top 30 companies in terms of market capitalization. If we compare the STI benchmark across a continuum, the range is from below 2,000 (corresponding to stocks markets downturns) to above 3,000. Then, if we look at the constituent stocks of STI, what can we infer? As answers, let me just cite a few examples. Golden Agriculture traded at a high of $0.80 plus before, look at its stock price now. In a similar vein, compare Sembcorp Marine stock price to its price in the heydays ($5 per share). And there are other similar blue-chip stocks trading at laggard prices now. Like Sembcorp Industries stock, Starhub and others.  

Monday, February 20, 2017


Singapore Budget 2017
Without a doubt, retail investors and fellow Singaporeans will be looking forward to the details of Singapore Budget 2017 to be delivered by Finance Minister Mr Heng Swee Kiat later today, 20 Feb 2017. The budget is expected to be one which will provide more details on how the government will allocate resources to transforming the current Singapore economy into the future economy envisioned in the Committee of Future Economies (CFE) Report. Singapore’s economy while doing still not badly is not doing very well neither and hence the CFE report on how Singapore can find its place in the future world which is marked by macro political and economical uncertainties not seen in a long time; carve a niche and continue to sustain a good economy with good jobs for its people. The CFE report also comes at a time where the TPP, which is widely believed to be beneficial for trade-dependent Singapore was not endorsed by US President Trump.

Monday, February 13, 2017


Singapore Stocks, Singapore Investments In my opinion, there are five types of investors who collectively form the Investing FABLE. Which of the FABLE are you?

F stands for Farmer, the investor who is willing to hold his stocks for decent returns. Like crops, stocks can be good or otherwise and similarly, a Farmer investor’s returns can be good or bad. An Investment Farmer holds his investor, similar to a real farmer taking time to cultivate his harvest.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Singapore stocks
In my personal opinion, we have somewhat a Singapore stocks markets which has slowed from a good headstart in January 2017. This is mainly due to both macro and domestic factors. On the macro front, I believe investors are glued to the daily news surrounding President Trump and his actions and as more of such news emerges, investors are awaiting possible follow-ups and reactions. Most noteworthy is President Trump’s call to China’s Leader. Investors though might want to see more affirmative bilateral ties between the two Super powers to boost global stocks markets. On the local front, the seeming cheap valuations continue to drive M&As activities forward. Blue-chip stocks after an early rally have faltered mainly as investors continue to keep a lookout for local banking stocks as a result of Ezra’s episode.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A look at SG stocks markets NOW

The Singapore stocks markets benchmark indicator went south a little at 0.59% today on the first trading day of the Chinese Rooster Year. While the performance of the Singapore stocks markets today could have been in line with the US stocks markets’ performance overnight or there could be other reasons; I have anticipated the lacklustre performance of Singapore stocks markets today in view of the US Federal Reserves Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting this week. While many would not expect the Federal Reserves to introduce another hike at this meeting, the narrative from the US Federal Reserves would be something for investors to note.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Should Investors STILL BUY these NINE stocks NOW?

The Singapore stocks markets is performing well into Year 2017, continuing its rally since the election of President Trump and amidst talks that the US Federal Reserves will scale up its frequency of interest rates hikes. The Singapore stocks benchmark STI along with a number of Singapore stocks have been performing well so much so that some of these stocks are overbought, measured by their RSI being above 70. Let us take a look at some of these overbought Singapore stocks now:

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The STI is at 3,025; what should investors DO NOW?

The Singapore Stocks markets benchmark indicator is on a good high of 3,025. Some analysts said that going forward, the STI should still advance. One bullish analyst even predicted that the STI might go into the 4,000 mark. All the analysts said are based on their own “crystal ball” and we should only know how accurate their predictions are at the end of the year.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


The STI has been rising ever since the beginning of the year to the 3,000 level. This has had some analysts saying that the STI is going into a bull run. Indeed if we are to compare the performance of the Singapore stocks markets at the beginning of this month to that of Year 2016 where the global stocks markets were shaped by China’s stock markets, there is optimism among Singapore investors. Especially so when year 2016 is quite flattish in terms of local stocks markets performance.

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Dear readers, wishing All of You a Happy New Year 2017! Today is the first day of another brand New Year! Let us seize the opportunities going forward in this brand New Year! Let us improve ourselves in Health and Wealth and all aspects important to us! Let us list down all our New Year’s resolution with an aim to achieve them so that we will be Better off in this New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2016


How time flies, today is the last trading day for year 2016 and the STI Index, a benchmark indicator for Singapore stocks closed at 2,880.76. On the first day of the year (4 Jan 2016), the STI was 2,835.97 and hence for the whole year, the STI inched up by just 44.79 or 0.01%. The highest point of the STI was around 2,960 reached in April and December of year 2016 (around 4% increase) and the lowest point of the STI was around 2,530 (around 10% decline) in January and February of year 2016.

Sunday, December 25, 2016


Dear readers, today is Christmas day and I, Tom K would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas holidays. Traditionally, this is the period where professional investors wrap down their investments for the year; fund managers closing their positions or doing some “window dressing”. Regardless of whether it is the institutional investors or retail investors, most of us would take this time to review our investment portfolios for year 2016.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

ONE Stock of FOCUS & SG Markets ANALYSIS

There has been a flurry of interest in one Singapore stock from the previous week. So much so that online, there are some professional traders as well as retail investors talking about it. This stock is none other than Hyflux stock. And if you could remember my post some days ago when I mentioned about Hyflux, I mentioned that the trading volume in this stock was peaking up and signs pointing to a rallying of this stock. But despite these, I shared that I am not interested in Hyflux as its debt ratio is not very good. However, I am not sure for those who have read certain investing websites about Hyflux stock, they might have entered into Hyflux only to learn of the news today of a new desalination plant contract awarded to a company under Keppel Infrastructure Trust. Hyflux retreated 2.8% today.

Thursday, December 15, 2016


The Federal Reserves has announced that it will increase interest rate and the rate of increase announced was higher than expected. Stocks markets responded to the interest rate decision by going lower. On one side, we have analysts giving banking counters a vote of confidence since they would be beneficiaries of interest rate hikes. On the other side; Reits, telecoms might be shunned since investors now have more better interest vehicles of wealth creation. For borrowers, mortgage loans would head north and they would need to examine the monthly cash flow phasing. And gold will not appear as attractive with the US Dollar climbing.
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