thefinance.sg Archives - 29 March 2017, Wednesday

  • Expansion of the Utility Sector: The capitalisation of Singapore’s Utility Sector has expanded by 80% over the past… https://t.co/vFQCRVRMxl

    Expansion of the Utility Sector

    thefinance.sg 29 Mar '17, 11am

    This document is not intended for distribution to, or for use by or to be acted on by any person or entity located in any jurisdiction where such distribution, use or action would be contrary to applicable laws or regulations or would subject SGX to any registration or licensing requi...

  • Other Sell transactions for Mar 2017

    thefinance.sg 29 Mar '17, 7am

    Another sale event following up from the big one last week. The proceeds are not as high but what is significant about this one is that we are selling some of our ETFs. I have mentioned before that our portfolios structures are messy and uncoordinated because of inexperience and lack ...

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    1. Buy transactions for Mar 2017 thefinance.sg 27 Mar '17, 9pm
  • AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT is a fine investment for income.

    thefinance.sg 29 Mar '17, 5am

    AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT is a fine investment for income. March 29, 2017 by A Singaporean Stockmarket Investor (ASSI) Leave a Comment This was a recent chat with a reader: Reader: http://www.commercialguru.com.sg/property-management-news/2016/9/136176/the-future-of-tuas 30 32 ...

  • Equity Management #7 : Taking on more risk from a benchmark portfolio.

    thefinance.sg 29 Mar '17, 1am

    Most investors are normally fixated at their returns from ordinary asset classes. You take on the risk of equity for 8% returns and moderate your equity position with a bond position which is stable but only gives you only 2%. Professionals don’t have that luxury. If market returns fr...

  • Singapore gold bullion market

    thefinance.sg 29 Mar '17, 1am

    n the aftermath of the Singapore’s GST exemption for investment grade precious metals since 2012, many bullion dealers has set up shop to take advantage of gold liberalization by Singapore government. In its latest financial results, it was revealed that BullionStar led in Singapore g...

  • 1 Practice that Separates Profitable and Average Investors

    thefinance.sg 29 Mar '17, 1am

    Imagine you are driving a car but it has no speedometer or accelerometer. And you were told to drive on a road at speeds between 60km/h and 80km/h. How do you drive with confidence that you are within the speed limits? It is going to be tough. The speedometer and accelerometer provide...

  • How Our Brains Are Wired To Make Investment Decision

    thefinance.sg 28 Mar '17, 2pm

    We often get questions either in person or email asking us on our thought process when making investment decision. I tried to explain on one of my articles back then here on how I generally consolidate my thoughts around what’s needed to pass through an investment channel in my wired ...

  • Should I get a bridal package or go ala-carte?

    thefinance.sg 28 Mar '17, 10am

    Between convenience and quality, which do you value more? Bridal Packages If you answered convenience, then bridal packages may be easier for you as they can offer a great deal of convenience to brides who are too busy to take care of the nitty gritty details. This can include your pr...

  • Golden Energy – 4th largest in Indonesia but share price lags Geo Energy by a mile! (27 Mar 17)

    thefinance.sg 28 Mar '17, 8am

    Golden Energy (“GEAR”) has slumped 21% from $0.655 on 12 Dec 2016 to $0.515 on 27 Mar 2017. Compare this with a 47% rally in Geo Energy’s share price over the same period. Moreover, GEAR has slumped 10% post its results notwithstanding the strong set of results. Why is this so? I have...

  • OCBC won’t cheat you anymore! LOL

    thefinance.sg 28 Mar '17, 6am

    Apparently I heard from my father that there was a 3 page advertisement on this. I don’t know because I’m a millennial and I read news online. Anyway, LOL. I have to say though, they were very tricksy in the past. Examples? Their Bonus+ account with up to 2.35% pa! Sneaky? Yes, very m...

  • 2 reasons why you should never borrow to invest in the stock market

    thefinance.sg 28 Mar '17, 3am

    When it comes to investing in the stock market, you never want to borrow and invest any money you cannot afford to lose. Always make sure you have 6-12 months’ worth of your monthly expenses in savings before you put a dime in the stock market. Remember, even though you might be inves...

  • My 10% Portfolio – Changes After 1 Quarter

    thefinance.sg 28 Mar '17, 12am

    Before I proceed with the main topic of this post, I just want to say my thanks to those who came and spent their Saturday Morning listening to me “talk”. Hopefully everyone that turn up had learnt something that day! Back to the main topic… These are the updates to my 10% Portfolio :...

  • Buy transactions for Mar 2017

    thefinance.sg 27 Mar '17, 9pm

    Let’s get the part about our Buy transactions for Mar 2017 out of the way first. Automated Investing Maybank Kim Eng Monthly Investment Plan Buy 30 units of SPDR STI ETF (ES3 on SGX) at S$3.15 per unit on 8 Mar 2017 Transaction cost of S$1 POSB Invest-Saver Buy 30 units of Nikko AM ST...

  • Herding Affirmation Meets Contrarian

    thefinance.sg 27 Mar '17, 3pm

    We know what it meant (not exactly flattering); but it feels so much more comforting to swim as a school of sardines, to graze together as a herd of zebras, fly as a flock of geese, and hunt together as a pride of lions. Although we call ourselves DIY “investors”, we buy subscriptions...

  • Buying Singapore Savings Bonds

    thefinance.sg 27 Mar '17, 12pm

    Investing is a fascinating game in a sense that no formula ever works all the time. There is no “Bao Jia” or sure wins. There are no programmable solutions, no absolutes and we must always break the rules to win. There is also no such thing as never. Warren Buffett himself broke his o...

  • Cory Diary: Is STI Performance truly understood

    thefinance.sg 27 Mar '17, 8am

    What is STI Index true performance ? The often quoted is 7% XIRR or so called Compounded which includes dividends distributed. This is achieved if one invest all their money one time exact in the year 2005 low and measured on the final price this month of STI. Yes is about 7%. The iss...

  • The Investing Stories Behind Singapore’s STI Blue Chips

    thefinance.sg 27 Mar '17, 6am

    Read? Uncle Chua’s School of Long-term Investing??? (2) Read? Grand old investor and gambler??? CreateWealth8888 27 February 2014 at 08:27:00 GMT+8 When to start buying? One grand old uncle (80+) told me this. The same old uncle who held APB for XX years and lost count of how much mon...

  • Voluntarily Cash Top Up To Our Children CPF Account When They Are Young For Compounding Interests

    thefinance.sg 27 Mar '17, 6am

    Voluntarily Cash Top Up To Our Children CPF Account When They Are Young For Compounding Interests March 27, 2017 by Create Wealth Through Long-Term Investing and Short-Term Trading Leave a Comment Hmm … One reason Uncle8888 recently came to know : Lock up this money in the CPF system ...

  • Will office property rents bottom in 2017?

    thefinance.sg 27 Mar '17, 3am

    The prospect of interest rate hikes by the Fed used to spark panic among investors. This was due to the widely-held view that a receding tide of liquidity would spark a selloff in Asian assets that had been pumped up by years of ultra-loose monetary policy in developed economies. Now,...

  • 15HWW Origins: Illness And The Passing Of My Mum

    thefinance.sg 26 Mar '17, 4pm

    My Mum was the closest kin I had, by millions of miles. If my Mum were still alive, we would be celebrating her 54th birthday today. If only. She had passed away 6 years ago, after a one year struggle with ovarian cancer. My Mum My Mum was one of the kindest and most responsible perso...

  • Improving retirement funding adequacy for my father.

    thefinance.sg 26 Mar '17, 2pm

    To have aged parents is our good fortune. However, they could be a drain on our financial resources if they do not have adequate savings to fund their golden years. Add to this the greater possibility of being stricken by illnesses which require hospitalization or even long term medic...

  • Healthcare S-REITs Rate-Hike Sensitivity Data Comparison

    thefinance.sg 26 Mar '17, 2pm

    Collecting rental income from hospitals and nursing homes is one of the more stable yield investment IMO. Healthcare REITs combine the best of two worlds – real estate & healthcare. With a rapidly aging population in Asia, hospitals and nursing homes will be in greater demand than eve...

  • The Investigative Approach to Stock Investments

    thefinance.sg 26 Mar '17, 11am

    There are a couple of quantitative methods for analysing stocks, such as the Dividend Discount Model (DDM). A lot of people use them for stock analysis and investment as they are relatively simple to use and do not require qualitative analysis of the business strategies, competitive e...

  • Karin Technology – What really matters in a Stock (11% Yield)

    thefinance.sg 26 Mar '17, 10am

    Karin Technology – What really matters in a Stock (11% Yield) March 26, 2017 by FinancialVeracity Leave a Comment Dividend yield stands at 11.42 % | HK company | Founded in 1977 | Comparison will be done with ExcelPoint Technology(BDF) – Based on closest market cap 1) IDENTIFICATION O...

  • TTI’s New, Puny Position – S i2i

    thefinance.sg 26 Mar '17, 10am

    March has been an absolutely crazy month for me thus far, work-wise. Probably cos it’s sandwiched between 2 holidays, and I’m paying for my travel sins. It’s almost the end of the month, and I have not had a weekday lunch in the whole of March. That’s really not very healthy. It’s scr...

  • Old Chang Kee

    thefinance.sg 26 Mar '17, 5am

    As stated in my earlier post , Old Chang Kee trailing dividend yield was at 3.45% on 12 March 2017. It isn’t a very high yield (esp. as compared to the business trusts and REITs). So you may be scratching your head, wondering why I put this in the ‘dividend’ stock list. However, in an...

  • What is True Wealth?

    thefinance.sg 26 Mar '17, 5am

    Friends, readers, fellow financial bloggers… today, I want to challenge your understanding of wealth, your perception of financial freedom, and your dogged pursuit of material gains or success. But first, to ensure you that I am not approaching this topic of wealth from the proverbial...

  • The Three Faces of Poverty in Modern Life.

    thefinance.sg 26 Mar '17, 4am

    In order to become richer, sometimes it is helpful to understand poverty. When Thomas Piketty published Capital in the 21st Century , it is easy for a rentier like me to dismiss this as a rallying cry of welfare-state socialists. But as it turns out, the book had the effect of deepeni...

  • Nine years as a corporate warrior

    thefinance.sg 26 Mar '17, 4am

    I have been a corporate warrior for nine years, and in these nine years, I have worked for three different companies, in three very different roles. These nine years also shaped what I want from a job. Just recently, I received my five year award from my current company. This is my fi...

  • When is the best time for making OA to SA transfer | Earlier is not always better

    thefinance.sg 26 Mar '17, 4am

    Few months back Max wrote a post to discuss the things to consider before transferring our CPF money from OA to SA savings . Essentially, the post discussed that if the transfer is made earlier, the power of compounding at the higher interest rate will reap significant benefits, but b...