Showing posts with label SGX. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SGX. Show all posts

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Singapore stocksI read an article which I believe all Singapore Investors should know. This is something that investors here should be happy about and proud of. What is this article about? Well, the Singapore Stocks Exchange is the world’s most globalized stock exchange. Of all the companies which are listed here, about 37% of them are based overseas. And of these overseas companies, 42% are based in China, 25% in Southeast Asia and 15% in Hong Kong. This means overseas companies here in Singapore stocks markets are Asia-centric, this also bodes well for Singapore stocks markets since Asia is one of the world’s fastest growing region.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What investors need to know about these two stocks?

This week, there are two stocks in focus and these are stocks which are pretty on my mind for a very long time now and the reason behind my musing is due to the very operating nature of the companies behind these stocks. And finally, there is some decision on changes to the operating nature of these companies.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

SGX technical glitch

Today, SGX had a technical glitch which lasted for hours today. As a result of the glitch, trading on the SGX was suspended. As far as I could recall, this was not the first technical glitch of SGX, but this time round, the glitch lasted for a longer time. Singapore has world-class infrastructure and hence I would not have expected technical glitch of such a nature to occur to SGX which in my opinion is a key financial infrastructure of our economy. I would less expected that this glitch would have re-occured given that technical glitch had occurred on SGX before and the SGX authorities could have beefed up their existing structure.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Should you be excited about this blue-chip stock as well?

From the internet articles which I have read, there are currently many bullish reports as well as recommendations about one Singapore’s blue-chip stock and this blue-chip stock is none other than SGX stock. I need not elaborate more about this stock as the fact that we investors invest in Singapore stocks means that we are contributing to SGX’s bottomline. Fundamentally interesting for SGX will be on how it will continue to grow its derivatives business amidst “concerns” of many that the SGX market is still not as “vibrant as before”.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Singapore Stocks Exchange (SGX) AGM

I read from the newspapers that shareholders “grilled” the management of SGX at SGX’s AGM over certain measures that the bourse has implemented and these included “minimum trading prices” and “minimum trading lot sizes”. As a recap, the minimum trading lot sizes has been reduced from 1000 shares to 100 shares while the minimum trading prices on the SGX mainboard is set at twenty cents per share, where in the past there was not such practice of a minimum trading price.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

All Investors should know this

Now that the SGX has named a new CEO in Mr Loh Boon Chye after Magnus Bocker, many analysts and financial commentators have put forth a list of work ahead for Mr Loh to carry out to continue building up SGX as one of the best stock bourses in the world. In the interim, the Oct 2013 penny stocks saga involving Blumont, Asiason (now know as Attilan) and LionGold may seem to be forgotten. Billions of hard-earned investors’ monies were wiped off in a mere few seconds during that trading day! While investigations are still ongoing, I would think that the investigative work seems to take a tad too long. It may be due to the many intricacies behind the “crash” of these penny stocks.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Are you a Trading Hero?

There is currently a competition organized by SGX in conjunction with TradeHero. Basically, investors would need to download the TradeHero app and trade with “virtual cash” and be awarded with prizes if they achieve a good trading record.

While I do not participate in the above myself and do not receive any commissions from what I am going to say next, I would think that for novice investors, the competition is a good platform to learn about investing. Talk is cheap; hindsight is also cheap when it comes to investing and the real benchmark, the real test of investing is really to put down one’s monies into the stock markets and reap what one sows based on what investing or trading abilities.

Friday, April 10, 2015

How can SGX help these investors?

I have been holding two S-chip stocks, bought at good entry points. Though there are strong fundamentals to these stocks, the price of these stocks has all along been below my purchase price. This has led me to not consider S-chip stocks as stocks which I will consider to add to my portfolio a really, I believe investors here do not really appreciate S-chip stocks. The scandal of some S-chip stocks in the past also did not help much in having investors appreciate these stocks.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Minimum Trading Prices of Singapore Stocks

The Singapore Stocks Exchange (SGX) will be introducing a minimum trading price of twenty cents for all stocks trading on the main board. This means to say that for a stock currently trading at below twenty cents in share prices, the company behind the stock can explore consolidating its shares (i.e. reducing its total number of shares in the market) so as to give each of its share a higher trading price. For example, if a company has currently 10,000 shares currently trading at $0.01 on the main board of SGX, the company can do a share consolidation to make its stock price become $1 with the total number of shares on the main board reducing to 100 after consolidation. A company with shares trading below twenty cents on the mainboard can also look at transferring to the Catalist where there is no requirement of a minimum trading price.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Today, it was announced that Magnus Bocker, the current CEO of Singapore Stocks Exchange SGX will not be seeking another term as the CEO of SGX. SGX is both a listed company itself on SGX as well as the Singapore stocks market regulator hence with the announcement, many in the investing community may now want to sum up the contributions of Magnus Bocker during his tenure in SGX as the CEO of a listed company as well as his efforts in regulating the Singapore stocks market.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I multiply my portfolio by ten times!

It may not become as easy to invest and to trade as the investors take into account the trends from the US, Japan and the Europe. Against this backdrop, I multiply my portfolio by ten-times. You may ask how did I do that? How did I make my portfolio a ten-times multi-baggar? Well, I did not do anything to my portfolio, I have not traded for quite some time but my portfolio multiplied by ten times! And I believe yours too, as long as you have some investments in your portfolio. What am I talking about? Well, I mean our portfolios multiplied by ten-times on 19 January 2015 right? Now, you may get some hints as with effect from 19 January 2015, one lot is equivalent to 100 shares, not the usual 1000 shares. This means that if you have 100 lots of shares before 19 January 2015, you will now have 1000 lots of shares in your portfolio, hence the portfolio of yours and I have multiplied by ten times right? Though our total monetary value of the portfolio and the actual number of shares remain the same.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

SGX Singapore stocks markets reform: possible effect on investors

SGX and MAS yesterday announced a slew of measures to reform the Singapore stocks markets. I would like to let readers know my thoughts on each of the proposed measure.

First of all, the minimum lot which investors can buy will become 100 shares instead of 1000 shares. This according to the authorities will allow more retail investors to have a share in blue-chip stocks, which are often quite expensive to retail investors will a smaller capital than institutional investors. For example, under the current minimum of 1000 shares, an investors needs around $9900 just to buy one lot of OCBC; but with the new minimum of 100 shares, an investor just needs to fork out $990 to be invested in OCBC stock.

Friday, May 9, 2014

My reading of the Singapore Stocks Markets

My reading of the stocks markets is this: the STI is doing well to the point that I have liquidated quite some portions of my portfolio and wait for the next buying opportunities. I do not find that it is a good time now to buy some more stocks. I could be wrong but I think I am not greedy. Warren Buffet says that we should be xxxxxxxx when others are xxxxxxxxx (I will let you fill the quotes yourselves).

Sunday, April 27, 2014

My view of the Singapore stocks next

For many investors and stocks traders, there are still some questions over China’s economy. We have seen how China’s manufacturing data results continue to shape the stocks markets regionally: STI eased 0.6% on 23 April 2014 in line with the direction of other stocks markets. We have also not factored in US economy and Europe’s economies which may shape Singapore stocks.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Of SGX, Penny stocks and Privatisation

I am still waiting for SGX to release its findings into what is dubbed as the “penny stocks rout” of Oct 2013. But already, investors have seen some “follow-up actions” by the authorities (be it SGX or not) when CAD started to question many CEOs and Directors of some “penny stocks firms”. I think investors’ confidence in penny stocks could only be restored once the results of the investigation are released.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

What is the Singapore Stocks Markets doing?

Currently, I am not making any more investments into the Singapore stocks markets until I have a better picture of the movement of the stocks. I mean most of the stocks are now trading in a manner which is not really expected by traders and investors. Take for example, Yongnam stock; Yongnam announced that it has secured some very good contracts yesterday, after trading hours, but let us take a look at Yongnam stock today. Yongnam stock went up from $0.225 to $0.23 and then closed back at $0.225, unchanged at the end of today’s session.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

SGX Measures, Changes and Reforms to Singapore Stocks

SGX will be implementing some reforms to the Singapore Stocks Markets while consulting the public on further proposed revisions. Let us take a look in more details of some of these:

Measures with effect on 3 March 2014:

1. SGX will issue "trade with caution" warnings on stocks showing unusual trading activity that the companies aren't able to explain.

Proposed measures by MAS and SGX for public consultation

1. Setting a minimum trading price on stocks listed on the SGX mainboard, say to be at the indicative level of ten to twenty Singapore cents; currently an estimated 130 to 230 stocks are trading below this proposed minimum trading prices

2. Requirements for stock brokers to collect a minimum amount of collateral from clients, worth at least 5% of customers' open trading positions

3.Trade-settlement periods could be reduced to two days from three

4. “Contra-trading” of stocks could be curbed.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Singapore-listed companies to hold AGMs in Singapore & other possible new regulations for year 2014

Some market watchers are expecting that there will possibly be new regulations rolled out by SGX for the year 2014. First of all, commencing year 2014, companies listed in Singapore, be it on the SGX or Catalist need to hold their AGMs in Singapore. I welcome this new regulation if it is introduced as being a long-term investor of Noble Group stock, I am always nonchalant when I open the letter from Noble Group company, informing me that the AGM will be held in Hong Kong. Though I like to tour Hong Kong, I am not ready to fly to Hong Kong on my own budget just to attend the Noble’s Group AGM; hence I am really interested to attend Noble Group AGM if it is held in Singapore. I welcome this possible new regulation.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Three Singapore Stocks to benefit from URA Masterplan effect

Ever since the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) released its draft Masterplan for Singapore, stocks analysts from brokerage firms and banks have come out in full droves to give their takes on which Singapore stocks would benefit from the draft Masterplan. Okay, before I go into the above, let me just share with you my personal take on the draft Masterplan. I just feel that in general, our country is already quite built-up and hence those scare pockets of greenery should be preserved. I know that there are plans in the draft Masterplan to do up some green spaces but I feel that true rustic nature and those green spaces we do up are really not the same.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Singapore Stocks 2013 year-end rally?

This morning, I opened the newspapers and read that some analysts are forecasting that there will not be really a year-end rally for Singapore stocks unlike that for year 2012. The analysts interviewed predicted that stocks may just inch up slowly to the effect that the STI benchmark would hover around 3,200. Indeed, I shared the analysts’ views that stocks here may not be experiencing a bull run to cap off year 2013. At the start of year 2013, we have analysts in full droves, mostly predicting that year 2013 will be capped off by a STI which could reach as high as 3,400 in some analysts’ views. What we repeatedly see this year is Singapore stocks reacting to tapering news every now and there. Even the comments from Jane Yellen, the successor for the Federal Reserve’s chief also does not really bring about a bullish mood among our investors here.
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