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Lim Si Jie
Si Jie is no stranger to investing having started his journey at a young age. He is heavily influenced by acclaimed investors such as Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch, and John Rothchild.
Si Jie currently writes for Aspire. He generally takes a medium to long term view of stocks he covers, but may occasionally adopt a short term view if the rewards are justified.
Si Jie has participated in various investment competitions, winning the "Best ETF Trader" award for the Phillips Poems 2.0 stock challenge. He is also a part of the national champion team in the 2014 CIMB ASEAN Stock Challenge.

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Goldman: Forget Commodity Stocks In 2016

If 2015 was any indication of commodities’ performance in 2016, commodities will continue to slump in 2016, at least that’s what Goldman thinks. China, which gobbled up raw materials everywhere from Australia to Chile as it underpinned the commodity super cycle that peaked in 2011, is fast experiencing a slowdown that is exacerbating a supply glut in most major commodities.

  • 14 December 2015
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    Experts: Forget the Bears; We Are Still in Bull Market

    As we edge closer to the date of the FOMC rate decision in December, market participants continue to second-guess the Fed, with the chances of a December rate hike by the US Federal Reserve looking more and more likely.

  • 11 December 2015
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    Credit Suisse, Goldman: How to Prepare Yourself for Fed’s Imminent Rate Hike

    With the Fed ready to pull the trigger on short term interest rates, Credit Suisse Group AG Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam believes that the risk of a “traumatic event” in global markets is rising as we edge closer to the December FOMC meeting. Thiam pointed out that a period of relative trauma will prevail once the current period of low interest rates comes to an end.

  • 09 December 2015
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    SI Research: Hawkish or Dovish–6 FOMC Voting Members’ Stance

    In the recently released minutes from the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting in October, Federal Reserve policy makers made a conscious decision in October to prepare markets for a potential December rate hike, provided that US economic data justifies the increase in borrowing costs.

  • 08 December 2015
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    Chinese Tech Stocks Added into MSCI; Buy These 2 ADRs

    MSCI has begun to add overseas-listed Chinese shares to its emerging market indexes in November, drawing billions of dollars into such stocks. MSCI Inc.’s expected decision to add US-listed Chinese companies to some of its most heavily tracked stock indexes could give a boost to China’s prominent technology champions, whose shares have seen ups and downs this year as the Chinese stock market fell from its peak. This could potentially lead to mainland-listed companies finding their way into global equity portfolios.

  • 07 December 2015
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    SI Research: 3 Reasons to Drop China-Exposed Banks

    China’s broadest measure of new credit slumped to the lowest in 15 months in October. The readings underscore the government’s challenge to kick start growth in an economy weighed by overcapacity and debt. This further adds to speculation that six central bank interest-rate cuts in a year from People’s Bank of China (PBOC) have yet to spur a sustained pick up in borrowing.

  • 07 December 2015
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    John Bogle: 4 Keys to Investing Safely & Successfully

    John Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group, the world’s largest mutual fund company, has revealed his investing strategy that made him such a successful passive investor. In essence, Bogle maintains a basic portfolio that follows an asset allocation known as the 60-40 rule — 60 percent in a market index fund and 40 percent in a bond index fund. This allocation has been his style of investment for many years.

  • 02 December 2015
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    Dan Loeb: 5 Reasons Why You Should Short the Market

    In his recently published investor letter, activist investor and founder of Third Point LLC Daniel Loeb spoke of five fears which he believes will overwhelm the financial markets.

  • 30 November 2015
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    4 Experts’ Views on Fed Rate Hike: Sell & Cash Out

    In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the Fed cut its target rate to near zero and conducted three rounds of money printing during which it expanded its balance sheet to $4.5 trillion. While renowned hedge fund manager and head of Duquesne Capital Stanley Druckenmiller is convinced that the first round of QE was necessary to stem the financial crisis, he thinks that the Fed has taken its cheap-money policies too far.

  • 27 November 2015
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    Phillip: 6 Sectors to Avoid In China, Singapore and Indonesia

    Asian markets have been hit by an onslaught of recent waves of bad news as primary concerns in the US and China continue to fuel market volatility.

  • 25 November 2015
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    Maybank: Citing Headwinds, Local Banks Are a Sell

    3Q15 was not the best of quarters for local banks—the 3Q15 results released this month featured slowing loan growth, minor expansion in lending spreads, weak capital market-related fees and rising credit costs.

  • 24 November 2015
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    SI Research: 3 ETFs to Buy Ahead Of ECB Stimulus

    In a meeting on the eve of his first year of banking supervision at the European Central Bank (ECB), ECB President Mario Draghi announced that ECB policymakers would review the degree of monetary stimulus they have deployed when they meet in December. He emphasised on ECB’s willingness and ability to act should it feel a need to.

  • 23 November 2015
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    Bill Gross: Flat Yield Curve Detrimental To Economy; Fed Should Raise Rates

    Renowned bond investor Bill Gross issued a warning to the Fed and the market that the flatness of the Treasury yield curve could have harmful effects on lending across all credit markets, resulting in stunted corporate profit growth.

  • 20 November 2015
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    Dr Doom: Trouble In Chinese Industrial Sector, Seek Consumer-Driven Stocks

    While the PBOC remains confident that correction in the Chinese stock market is over, Marc Faber begs to differ. Marc Faber believes that heavy capital outflow from the Chinese market is a sign that locals are taking flight from the increasingly risky Chinese market.

  • 19 November 2015
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    Phillips: 2 Industrial REITs With 15% Return Potential

    Based on advanced GDP estimates released in Q3, Singapore managed to avert slipping into a technical recession. The economy grew 1.4 percent in the three months to September over the same period a year ago, the slowest pace in three years. Despite slowdown in the economy, Phillip believes that two particular REITs (Cache Logistics Trust and Soilbuild Business Space REIT) are worthwhile additions into the investment portfolio.

  • 17 November 2015
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    Goldman, Morgan Stanley, Ray Dalio: 4 Sectors To Buy Should US Restart Stimulus

    The latest inflation rate in the US remains at 0.0 percent as central banks around the world come head to head with the issue of possible deflation. While most investors are fixated on the possible rate hike by the Fed in December following its most recent hawkish FOMC statement, major banks and big names like Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and hedge fund Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio are suggesting something else instead: More Stimulus.

  • 17 November 2015
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    3 Stocks to Buy Ahead Of More Chinese Stimulus

    The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has a strong message for investors worldwide: China’s stock market correction is “almost over”. This was after the central bank took fresh steps to inject liquidity into the struggling second largest economy in the world.

  • 13 November 2015
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    UBS, Andrew Hall: Oil Price Will Rise Again; Buy When Still Low

    Crude oil took a dip after a week of rally following the IEA’s forecast that the world oil market would remain oversupplied for at least another year despite falls in output from non-OPEC producers.

  • 03 November 2015
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    CIMB: 3 Stocks to Buy in Offshore & Marine Sector

    Amid reduced earnings across offshore and marine (O&M) sector, and oil prices hitting a double-bottom, CIMB still sees buying opportunity in the natural offshore and marine sector.

  • 30 October 2015
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    Goldman, Credit Suisse: 3 Reasons Why Market is Riskier; Hold Your Cash

    Back in January 2012, global risk appetite had fallen sharply when investors were panicking over a possible breakup of the euro bloc, the possible butterfly effect of Greece’s bankruptcy and unsustainably high sovereign borrowing costs.

  • 28 October 2015
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    Blackrock: 4 Reasons Why You Should Buy Bonds ETFs, Not Stocks/Bonds

    While markets have surged in the past three weeks and ended with consecutive weeks of gains, BlackRock’s chief investment strategist warns that you shouldn’t let that fool you. He reckons that the safest place to invest still lies in the bond market, despite the low interest rates.

  • 26 October 2015
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    Dr Doom: Gloomy Future for Market; Hold Cash or Short

    Once again, Marc Faber (aka Dr Doom), publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, laments that the Federal Reserve should have started raising rates years ago.

  • 23 October 2015
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    3 Reasons to Believe in Bull Market; Consider US ETFs

    At a time when everyone was uncertain and inclined to believe that the US market is on the verge of a bear market, Jim Cramer believes that it is time to rethink that viewpoint. This is because that is exactly what he is doing. Jim Cramer cites three reasons for his newfound belief in the market: Fed’s dovishness, oil’s rally and improvements in China.

  • 21 October 2015
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    Experts: Fed Rate Hike Delaying; Buy Defensive Dividend Stocks

    While Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke insists that The Fed has done no wrong in delaying rate hikes, Deutsche Bank’s chief US economist Joseph LaVorgna and strategist Komal Sri-Kumar believe that The Fed is now a follower of the market.

  • 19 October 2015
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    China Slowing, Avoid Tourism and Gaming Industry Stocks

    Preliminary Purchasing Managers’ Index from Caixin Media and Markit Economics dropped to 47.0 in September, missing the average estimate of 47.5 in a Bloomberg survey. Readings have been below 50 since March, which indicates that the Chinese economy is facing contraction. The falling Chinese factory manufacturing gauge, at its lowest since March 2009, underscores the challenges facing the economy as its old (exports-driven) growth engines stutter.

  • 14 October 2015
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    Yuan May Depreciate Further; Buy Cheap ETFs

    Look out for China, not The Fed, for clues on your next investment, said David Woo, Bank of America’s Head of Global Rates and Currencies Research.

  • 13 October 2015
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    Gundlach: Keep Cash to Take Advantage of Dividend Play

    For a handful of well-known hedge fund managers, 2015 is starting to look a lot like 2008, the year when hedge funds suffered record losses and investor withdrawals on a whole.

  • 12 October 2015
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    OCBC: 2 Property Stocks to Buy In Non-Performing Quarter

    The third quarter was not a quarter to remember for financial markets. While The Dow closed the quarter with its best day since Sep 15, it is down 7.6 percent for Q3. Q3 2015 was its first negative quarter in the last 11 quarters.. The S&P 500 is down 7 percent for the quarter while the NASDAQ is down 7.4 percent, ending its quarterly winning streak after ten consecutive quarters.

  • 07 October 2015
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    4 Dangers Icahn Is Worried About; Stay Away From Bonds

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has a stern warning: Trouble is brewing in the financial market. The activist singled out four dangers that the market is facing as he gave a fresh warning about the Federal Reserve’s zero-interest rate policy and high-yield bonds.

  • 05 October 2015
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    Gartman & Amundi: Currencies Too Volatile; Buy Gold Instead

    The currencies of Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan were among the worst performers against the dollar since China’s shock devaluation of the yuan in August triggered a global market rout. Overvaluation of Asian currencies could see Asian investors flock to the bullion as they seek protection.

  • 02 October 2015
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    John Bogle: Ignore The Noise; Buy Low-Cost ETFs

    According to Goldman Sachs, the rest of the year remains pretty difficult for active investors seeking to beat the broader market thanks to a low return dispersion and a stock market selloff. However, low cost Exchange Traded Fund (ETFs) that track market index can allow investors to capture market gains.

  • 30 September 2015
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    Goldman Sachs: 4 Key Reasons Why Oil Prices Are Still Bearish

    Oil’s outlook just keeps getting worse. Analysts at Goldman Sachs recently published a research note projecting dour projections for crude. For the past week, the ominous Goldman note tipped Brent crude, and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil trading sharply lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • 23 September 2015
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    Goldman Sachs vs Morgan Stanley on Market Dips, and 3 Defensive Stocks to Buy

    Is it time to buy the stock market dip? Two of the most high-profile investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, don’t quite agree with each other.

  • 21 September 2015
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    Analysts: Noble’s Real Value Unknown; Stay Away For Now

    Noble Group’s share price has fallen by almost 60 per cent in the six months since Iceberg’s first report, as the company tried to reassure investors that it has not overstated the value of a series of long-term agreements it has with commodity producers and consumers.

  • 16 September 2015
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    4 Stocks That Will Perform Following PAP’s Win

    People’s Action Party (PAP), ruling party of Singapore since its independence in 1965, had a landslide victory with 83 out of 89 parliamentary seats in Singapore’s latest general election (GE).

  • 16 September 2015
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    Analysts: 30% Upside Despite SMRT’s Poor Q1

    SMRT Corporation Ltd’s (SMRT) recently announced 1QFY16 results saw its Profit After Tax and Minority Interests (PATMI) decline 10 percent year-on-year (YoY) to S$20.1M on the back of a 5.6 percent drop in operating profit to S$27.7M.

  • 15 September 2015
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    USD Might Weaken After Rate Hike; Why You Should Buy Commodities Now

    The world saw its much anticipated wait on last Friday for one of the most watched economic data to be a disappointing one. While the US labour market had improved notably since early this year, adding more than the 211,000 jobs monthly on average for the year to date and 245,000 jobs in July, the August non-farm payroll employment (173,000) recorded 44,000 jobs below Street expectations (217,000).

  • 14 September 2015
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    2 Catalysts UOB is Lacking for Potential Upside

    UOB reported a net profit of $762 million (-4.9 percent QoQ, -5.7 percent YoY) with normalisation in higher income tax and associates contribution. The result was slightly better than expected, thanks to higher non-interest income. Loan growth saw a slight decline (-0.5% QoQ) while Net Interest Margin (NIM) saw a slight expansion (+1 bp QoQ). Non-interest income aside, it was a mixed set of results.

  • 10 September 2015
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    3 Reasons To Pick OCBC Up Now And Not Later

    OCBC reported 2Q15 core net profit of $943M (negative five percent QoQ, two percent YoY). This result, mainly driven by Net Interest Margin (NIM) improvement, better fee income and lower provisions, was in line with analysts’ consensus. Excluding the continued low provision levels (15 bp annualised in 2Q15), it was a decent overall set of results for OCBC despite the spike in ASEAN Non-performing loans (NPLs).

  • 08 September 2015
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    6 Reasons Why DBS Is The Top Pick Among Banks

    DBS reported core net profit of $1,117 million in 2Q15 (-1.4 percent QoQ, 15.3 percent YoY). It was a better-than expected results on strong non-interest income and lower provisions. Benefits from a higher Singapore Interbank Offered Rate (SIBOR) are starting to show up in Net Interest Margins (NIM), which is up six basis points (bp) QoQ.

  • 07 September 2015
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    Gartman, Citi: Fundamentals, Valuation Point To Upside for Oil

    “Where will the oil price go from now?” is the billion dollar question that every investor in the market is asking right now. The market is currently in a classic bear-market state where positive news gets ignored and bearish market elements get seized upon. Despite the falling oil prices, there is a growing number of thought leaders who are increasingly bullish on oil prices, including commodities king Dennis Gartman and Citi Research.

  • 01 September 2015
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    Yuan Devaluation: Marc Faber and Economists’ Take

    China rattled global markets last week by devaluing its currency – the yuan. It adjusted the value of its currency downward compared to other currencies. Its currency’s value against the dollar was cut by 1.9 per cent. This is the yuan’s biggest one-day drop since 1994.

  • 31 August 2015
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    Analysts: Better 2H To Bring CapitaLand 29% Upside

    CapitaLand’s 2QFY15 was buoyed by higher fair value gains as well as higher shopping mall and serviced residence contributions. On the other hand, 2QFY15 result was partly offset by weaker residential earnings. Overall, 1H15 net profit came in at only 32 percent of analysts’ forecast for FY15.

  • 24 August 2015
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    Maybank: Depreciation Pressure Should Ease After Yuan Fixing

    Once again, China has managed to send shocks to the financial markets. People’s Bank of China (PBOC) stopped supporting Chinese Yuan (CNY)’s tight link to the US dollar, allowing CNY to weaken by three percent through Friday. While it is not large by foreign-exchange standards, the yuan devaluation unsettled global financial markets that are worried about weak global growth and deflation pressures. (Note: Japan’s yen has fallen by 35 percent since 2012)

  • 20 August 2015
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    Jim Cramer Vs Economists on Grexit: Buy on Dips or Not?

    Not long ago, Greece became the first developed nation to default on its debt. The cash-strapped country defaulted on its 1.6 billion euro payment as per market expectations. During the next few days, Greece was forced to implement capital controls after it failed to reach a deal with creditors. Banks went on to be shut for much of the whole of last week.

  • 12 August 2015
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    Goldman: Buy Europe, Dump US

    In the wake of recent bailout plans in Greece and rising valuation of US stocks, leading investment bank Goldman Sachs is recommending investors to reduce exposure to US stocks and put their money in other geographical regions that could offer a better return on investment, i.e. European equities.

  • 12 August 2015
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    Dr Doom, Analysts: China Will Be the Next Source of Recession

    Heads up, investors! China has something more to offer to the current global economy: Recession. With a stock market crash in China, an imminent bailout deal in Greece and earnings season kicking off in the US, global markets continue to trudge forward.

  • 10 August 2015
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    Mark Mobius: China Set To Become Reserve Currency, But Just a Matter of Time

    In recent months, China has stepped up a longstanding campaign for its currency to be included as a part of the composition of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) Special Drawing Rights (SDR).

  • 07 August 2015
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    Analysts: Buy Ezion For 50 Percent Upside

    The Oil and Gas (O&G) industry as a whole is facing a challenging year ahead in view of the drastic decrease in the price of fossil fuel over the past year. The slow recovery in crude oil prices over the first half of 2015 suggests that the initial price plunge was too great for high-cost oil producers to stomach. That being said, Ezion has been picked by analysts as a strong fundamental play for long term investment with a potential upside of at least 50 percent.

  • 31 July 2015
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    Gold: Don’t Catch the Falling Knife

    Gold marked its 10th straight day of losses last Wednesday, in the longest losing streak for the precious metal in almost 20 years. While gold investors are hoping that the slump is over, many analysts and traders are doubtful, claiming that the collapse isn’t over yet.

  • 29 July 2015
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    Analysts: Rates Hike Imminent; OCBC & DBS Top Picks

    In the latest testimony from Yellen to the House Financial Services Committee, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointed out that should the U.S. economy continue to improve, “conditions likely would make it appropriate at some point this year to raise the federal funds rate target”. Yellen’s reaffirmation of a possible rate hike this year is likely to buoy the banking sector.

  • 27 July 2015
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    DB: Potential 40% Upside From Top Palm Oil Producer

    Analysts are anticipating a renewed bullish prospect for Crude Palm Oil (CPO) prices driven by structural supply tightness. The recent change in policies in Indonesia and US is expected to drive CPO demand while CPO production growth continues to fall. Deutsche Bank expects First Resources, one of its top CPO producer picks, to thrive in the current environment attributed to its strong management team and track record.

  • 24 July 2015
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    Experts: Too Late For Rate Hike In 2015

    In light of the Federal Reserve holding off on raising interest rates, chief market strategist at Wells Capital Management, Jim Paulsen thinks that the Fed may have “missed its best chance” to ramp up interest rates to ‘normal levels’.

  • 21 July 2015
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    CIMB: Liquidity Key To A-shares Bubble

    The Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) has faced its first and steepest loss in a week yet since 2008 after its recent rally over the past year. This was largely due to concerns about the Chinese government clamping down on margin-trading, and generally high valuations in the market.

  • 15 July 2015
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    Analysts: Bullish On O&G When Iran Sanctions Lifted

    A Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding Iran’s nuclear program has been in the midst of discussion, reflecting the significant progress that has been made in discussions between the P5+1, the EU, and Iran.

  • 13 July 2015
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    Bill Gross: 6 Catalysts That Could Freeze Market Liquidity

    Regulators, investment managers and analysts on the street are all speculating best possible indications that could signal the end of the six-year bull run. One of the current debates on the street revolves around the absence of liquidity and the negative effect it might have on future market prices of equities and fixed income assets.

  • 08 July 2015
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    Credit Suisse: Be Wary Of Equity Bubble Forming

    Stocks in most major economies are currently sitting near record highs with several catalysts in driving prices both up and down. While some investors are arguing that there is still room for upside, others are contemplating about reducing their positions to lower risk exposures.

  • 06 July 2015
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    JP Morgan: Probable Interest Rate Hike In September

    The Fed policy statement released last Wednesday signalled to the market that near-zero percent rates are on track to move higher for the first time since 2006. JP Morgan believes that all these are signs that point towards a rate hike sometime this year.

  • 03 July 2015
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    Raoul Pal: Feds Won’t Raise Rates; Recession Soon!

    Raoul Pal warns that “the US economy is currently flirting with recession”. Former hedge funder and prominent Wall Street pundit Raoul Pal thinks that the U.S. is nearing the start of a recession. Despite the signs of an improving economy, there are several indicators that are signalling otherwise. US Non-Farm Payrolls The U.S. economy added [...]

  • 29 June 2015
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    Phillip: Weak Tourism But Hospitality & Retail REITs Still Attractive

    All of Singapore REITs recently announced their 1Q CY15 results. The clear underperformer came from the hospitality sub-sector, whereby all four hospitality REITs missed forecasts in the latest quarter results.

  • 26 June 2015
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    Mark Mobius: Buy China SOEs As Government Reforms!

    Chinese stocks have been soaring for the first half of this year. Many investors are asking whether the market should expect a correction or is there still more room to run? Given the extent of the market’s rally this year, Mark Mobius believes that it would not be “surprising” to see more volatility ahead in the China markets.

  • 24 June 2015
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    Phillip: Strike China While It Is Still Hot!

    Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) had a major decision to make this week: whether to bring Yuan-denominated stocks into its global emerging-markets benchmark. If A-shares had been included in the index, their weighting would be about 0.6 percent of the MSCI Emerging Markets index. This was a move estimated to add $400 billion to China stocks over time.

  • 22 June 2015
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    Phillip: Industrial REITs To Outperform S-REITs

    Despite facing a slight correction last month, The Straits Times Index (STI) has been doing well for the past year. However, Phillip expects the sector outperformance against the STI “to slow down”.

  • 17 June 2015
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    Mark Mobius: A Pivotal 2015 For ASEAN Countries

    The role of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and their markets in the global economy has grown significantly in recent years. Many ASEAN countries have made fundamental and infrastructural improvements to their economies.

  • 12 June 2015
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    Stockman: Beware! Stocks & Bond Market Crash Imminent

    “Stocks and bonds are on the verge of a catastrophic collapse”, as David Stockman warns the world to prepare for the worst in the upcoming months. David Stockman feels that the current market is like a “coiled spring” that will snap very soon and will end disastrously.

  • 10 June 2015
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    Phillip: Dogs Of STI Offer Superior Returns!

    Dogs of Dow (DoD) is a stock picking strategy that selects the ten highest dividend paying stocks with the worst performing returns in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). Phillip Securities explains that the contrarian way of investing using the DoD strategy can prove to be worthwhile just because of the dividend yields.

  • 08 June 2015
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    Liz Ann Sonders: This Bull Will Continue Running

    Liz Ann Sonders, who was named as one of the 25 most powerful woman in Finance by American bankers, is currently the Chief Strategist at Charles Schwab. Charles Schwab is an investment firm that has about $2.5 trillion assets under management currently.

  • 04 June 2015
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    UOB Kay Hian: China Auto Sector Accelerating; Buy Dong Feng

    China is currently the leading car manufacturing country in the world. It is expected that the Chinese automotive market will continue to grow in the next decade, becoming as big as Europe and US combined. With such a growth expected in the automotive sector and A-shares booming, is now the right time for investors to get in?

  • 03 June 2015
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    Japan’s Low Interest Rates: What Can You Do?

    Near-to-zero interest rates started becoming the norm for the US since 2009 after Japan adopted it as a economic policy in the 1990s. However, it would still be impossible for interest rates to be negative. The impossible was made possible after the global financial crisis created an environment of low interest rates.

  • 02 June 2015
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    Wells Fargo: Europe Still Worth A Look Despite Greece

    Dark clouds loom over the debt crisis in Greece as the Greek government runs short on cash. Although the Greek government was able to come up with the €1 billion, it needs to settle its interest payments with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The repayment due in June is a daunting challenge at hand for the Greeks.

  • 29 May 2015
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    UOB’s Trading Strategy Guide For Investors

    As an investor, we are always looking to triumph over the market and achieve the elusive alpha return. However, many investors forget a simple and important yet forgotten rule that could greatly improve our chance: adopt a disciplined trading strategy that can be repeated consistently.

  • 28 May 2015
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    Analysts: Dipping Freight Rates And Lack Of Catalyst For NOL

    While Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) released their disappointing 1Q15 results, the other liners seem to be enjoying the fall in bunker fuel prices. NOL’s 1Q15 results were mainly because of uncertain volume and rates. To make things worse, the competitive environment is threatening NOL’s global liner status.

  • 27 May 2015
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    Phillip: DBS Boasts 10% Upside, 2.9% Yield

    The three banks in Singapore’s banking sector recently released its first quarter results. With all three banks picking up on Net Interest Margins (NIM) but experiencing slower loan growth in Q1, Phillip continues to hold a slightly positive outlook on the banking sector. In particular, DBS will be poised to edge ahead of the rest to offer investors better returns.

  • 26 May 2015
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    Wells Fargo: Soft Q1 To Improve In 2015

    Weekly economic data had been showing signs of improvement in the US economy until recently when a string of mixed data was released and wavered investor confidence about the bull market. The biggest contributing factor was its March’s Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) employment change of only 126,000, almost 50 percent less than forecasted growth. Is the US’s Quantitative Easing (QE) stimulation and low interest rate environment slowly losing its intended effect?

  • 25 May 2015
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    OCBC: Overweight On PTOs Even If They Lose Bus Bids

    Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded the contract for Singapore’s first bus package to London-based Tower Transit Group Limited (TTG). Both Comfort DelGro (CDG) and SMRT did not manage to clinch the contract despite having a lower bid. However, OCBC is encouraged by the outcome of the first bus package contract and maintains an OVERWEIGHT outlook on the sector.

  • 22 May 2015
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    Analysts: OSIM’s Slow 1Q15 To Continue Through 2015

    OSIM International’s recent 1Q15 results were disappointing to most analysts as sales were a lot weaker than expected. According to the common consensus, the major factor in its poor performance was the recent lack of blockbuster products. However, in the longer term, analysts continue to be positive, especially with the replacement cycle due in 2017.

  • 21 May 2015
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    What An Almighty Dollar Means To You

    The almighty US dollar is now at its highest level since 2003 before the financial crisis hit in 2009. As the US economy surges and most others slump, investors are flocking to the dollar. However, a stronger dollar does not necessarily equate to a strengthening US economy, especially with other major economies weakening their currencies.

  • 20 May 2015
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    Bill Gross: Perpetual Bull Market Enthusiasm To End

    “As it is, in 2015, I merely have a sense of an ending, a secular bull market ending with a whimper, not a bang,” Bill Gross wrote in his monthly letter to investors at Janus Capital Markets. The legendary bond investor Bill Gross who left Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) for Janus expressed his concerns about the global bull run.

  • 15 May 2015
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    Dr Brian Fabbri: Is The US Bull Gone?

    According to Dr Brian Fabbri, IMF’s US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast of 3.4 percent Year-on-Year (YoY) growth now “seems impossible to attain.” Dr Brian even went as far as forecasting that US growth in Q1 2015 will be “less than 1.5 percent.”

  • 12 May 2015
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    JP Morgan: US Tech And Healthcare To Outperform

    The US economy is finally moving smoothly in terms of employment, consumption, housing, spending and investment generating trend growth of about three percent.

  • 11 May 2015
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    JP Morgan: Why You Should Buy Jap Equities

    In October 2014, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced an aggressive asset purchase plan that will cover both public sector and private sector assets. While reflation after 20 years of stagnation sounds good on paper, large and sudden currency realignments can cause problems for financial markets.

  • 06 May 2015
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    JP Morgan Raises Red Flag Over Local Banks

    Singapore’s banking sector stocks returned 18.5 percent while the Straits Times Index (STI) only returned 12 percent in the past 12 months.

    However, JP Morgan is expecting “negative revisions and range-bound share prices in next three to six months” considering that the US Federal Reserve’s first interest rate increase is being postponed.

  • 30 April 2015
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    MBKE: APAC Healthcare Growth At Over 12%

    While global healthcare markets are forecast to grow at a less than 6 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2012 to 2018, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) healthcare market is projected to expand at double that rate – 12.8 percent.

  • 29 April 2015
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    Ben Bernanke: Interest Rates To Remain Low

    Central banks around the world do not seem to be raising interest rates, both short-term and long-term. Rates have been exceptionally low for quite some time now and many are asking if the rates will maintain or go even lower. Dr Ben Bernanke, ex-Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) discussed some notable implications of low interest rates on the economy.

  • 27 April 2015
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    MBKE: 2 Value Buys For Consumer Stocks

    According to a Nielsen report, most countries in Asia saw lower consumer confidence levels Quarter-on-Quarter (QoQ) in 4Q14. Although levels were optimistic, challenges persist for consumer stocks. The outlook of consumer services in the longer-term continues to be positive, underpinned by supportive policy reforms and accelerated government spending in the region.

  • 24 April 2015
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    Dr Brian Fabbri: US, Japan, or Europe?

    Amongst developed markets, which ones should investors look into?

  • 22 April 2015
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    JP Morgan: Europe Equities Expensive, More QE To Come?

    The Euro Zone continues to stumble along with one percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth. Although Germany is doing well, Italy and Greece are suffering from negative growth. Trend GDP growth in France, Italy and Spain is at the lowest levels of the last century.

  • 21 April 2015
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    Phillip: Cheaper Oil Makes Some Airlines A Buy!

    2014 was not a good year for most airlines. Neither was it for the three months into 2015 so far. The latest mishap with Germanwings has once again wavered our confidence in airlines. Is it time to bail on airline stocks?

  • 20 April 2015
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    Is Asia ready for a possible Chinese crash?

    JP Morgan: With China’s Growth Ebbing, What’s Next?

    China’s contribution to the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown from a mere five percent in 1990 to 40 percent in 2010. As a result, growth in many Emerging Market (EM) countries have become more and more influenced by what happens in China. However, as China’s growth slows down, countries that export raw materials to China are struggling.

  • 17 April 2015
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    Phillip: 2 Reasons Why You Should Buy SG Telcos

    For FY15, the three local telcos have guided for a relatively stable outlook. However, Phillip continues to be positive on the Telcos with a recommendation of Overweight on the sector. And Phillip rightly points out two main reasons for its recommendation: increasing subscription and improvement in margins.

  • 15 April 2015
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    OCBC: PTOs Profit Margins Up To 9% After New GCM

    The two PTOs (Public Transport Operators) in Singapore, CDG (ComfortDelGro) and SMRT (SMRT Corp) met market expectations as FY14 came to an end. But where will the transport sector head towards in 2015?

  • 08 April 2015
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    DBS: 4 High Yield Stocks That Should Be In Your Portfolio

    According to DBS, Singapore’s equity market has been “rather resilient” against the volatility thanks to its “attractive valuation.” DBS’s strategy in the Singapore market is to invest in companies that are currently in net cash position, generating stable cash flows and attractive dividend yields.

  • 06 April 2015
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    UOB: 3 Stocks With More Than 15% Upside Potential

    With the STI (Straits Times Index) caught in between the 3350 (support) and 3450 (key resistance) levels, the market is still patiently waiting for it to break the 3450 key resistance level. While the STI is slowly edging towards the 3450 key resistance level, there are currently some bargain stock picks with at least 15 percent upside ripe for the picking.

  • 01 April 2015
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    DBS: 3 Temasek-Linked Stock Picks

    The Singapore government recently announced in the 2015 budget that spending is expected to reach 19 to 19.5 percent of GDP on average over the next five years. Funds will be used to improve healthcare and public transport infrastructure because of Singapore’s ageing population. DBS has three stock picks that could be good because they are linked to Temasek Holdings.

  • 31 March 2015
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    Phillip: 2 Stock Picks To Weather Turmoil

    Global equities had been performing well and achieved above average returns over the past two years. In particular, the developed markets has been achieving higher returns compared to emerging markets. Phillip believes that developed markets will continue to “hold an important role” in retail investors portfolio, especially the US market.

  • 27 March 2015
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    Daniel Loh: Buy Commodity-Related Stocks In 2015

    2013 was the year of Japan. Nikkei index shot up to 16,000 from 8,000 in early 2013. 2014 was the year of China where the Shanghai Composite Index rose to 3,300 on the back of a late surge in market sentiments from the government stimulus. So here comes the most important question: What will be the prime investment for 2015?

  • 23 March 2015
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    MBKE: 3 O&M Picks Amidst A Oil Price Glut

    The Offshore and Marine (O&M) sector announced the results for 4Q14 and it was disappointing. Only three out of 11 O&M stocks managed to meet the forecasted expectations.

  • 18 March 2015
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    CIMB’s Salivating At CDG’s $1.2b Asset Sales

    CIMB continues to remain “optimistic about the Singapore land transportation sector” and believes that the following developments will boost the sector’s outlook value in the medium to long term.

  • 17 March 2015
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    Phillip: 3 Thai Stocks You Need To Buy

    The start of Europe’s QE program in Mar 2015 will likely be a key catalyst to boost risk appetite in Asian bourses. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains cautiously optimistic as global investors look to the Asian market for bargain buys.

  • 16 March 2015
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    Hilary Kramer: 3 “Especially Exciting” US Stocks

    Hilary Kramer brings attention to tech companies that will potentially grow to a sizeable value in the near future.

  • 13 March 2015
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    Hilary Kramer: 5 US Stocks You Need To Sell Now

    In Hilary Kramer’s most recent GameChanger stock picks, she highlighted two industries that you should avoid, or exit if you have any positions.

  • 12 March 2015
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    With $20.4b AUM, Deutsche Adds GLP To Top Picks

    Continued from the previous article, here are the remaining three picks for the current Singapore market by Deutsche Bank. As mentioned earlier, the rising interest rates will boost the value of investing in banks and stocks of properties are reaching its all-time low.

  • 11 March 2015
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    Deutsche’s Top Picks Outperform By 7%, Here Are Those Picks

    2014 earnings growth for DB-covered Singapore listed stocks fell below DB’s forecast. Of the 32 DB-covered companies that have released results so far, DB noted that “17 have been in line, with 11 below forecasts.”

  • 10 March 2015
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    Dr Brian Fabbri: It Takes More Than Just QE

    Global policy analysts are focusing on “predicting potentially divergent policy actions” worldwide that has dire implications on the financial markets. We have been witnessing convergence of macro policies across the global economy because measures must be timely and unexpected to be effective.

  • 06 March 2015
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    DMG: Oil Poised For Recovery, Grab These Stocks For Over 20% Upside!

    Oil prices have over-corrected for a marginal increase in supply and DMG believes “the sentiment has overshot to the negative, setting the stage for a rebound.”

  • 26 February 2015
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    Wealth Managers: 20% Returns Isn’t For Everyone

    Wealth managers think that the pressing issue among retail investors is that most of them “don’t understand risk management.”

  • 26 February 2015
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    UOB Kay Hian: An Ultimate Guide To Picking Dividend Stocks

    UOB Kay Hian has a strategy involving four screening criteria for dividend plays that sifts out potential dividend stocks that provides a stream of steady income for long term investors.

  • 25 February 2015
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    Phillip: DBS Has A 12% Upside Potential! Here’s Why.

    Phillip would continue to be “OVERWEIGHT on Singapore Banking Sector for FY15″ with the increasing of SIBOR net rates most likely to be positive for banks.

  • 24 February 2015
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    Ray Barros: This Is How Retail Investors Should Trade

    It is important for every retail investor to be aware of their ultimate goal in the trade. According to Ray Barros, “a common misconception amongst retail investors is that they invest to have more wealth.”

  • 23 February 2015
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    Ray Barros: Busting 4 Investing Myths

    Professional trader, Ray Barros was in town for a keynote recently and touched on several trading and investment topics. One of the main topics he talked about was the myths surrounding trading.

  • 16 February 2015
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    CIMB: Rubber Gloves To Benefit From Oil Slump?

    As the demand for rubber glove products is pretty resilient, the rubber glove sector is the sector to look towards when the overall equity market is volatile, especially in 2015. Emerging diseases such as Ebola and the more severe flu season in the US could have a positive impact on share prices.

  • 11 February 2015
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    Investment Gurus: What You Might Not Know About The ECB’s QE

    ECB Chair Mario Draghi has promised €60 billion of asset purchases per month will continue at least until September 2016. This is in response to stalling growth in the euro zone and a negative inflation rate. The market has long been prepared for the imminent QE measure, or so we thought.

  • 10 February 2015
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    Phillip: Three Investment Ideas For 2015

    With 2015 shaping to be a volatile year for investors and traders alike, Phillips Futures shared some interesting investing ideas for 2015 in a recent investment seminar.

  • 05 February 2015
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    UOB KH: Oilfield Services Picks For Over 20% Upside

    With oil falling almost 50% since last year, UOB KH feels that counters that can help oil companies attain higher operational efficiencies will be greatly sought after. In particular, UOB KH is anticipating that one counter will more than DOUBLE its current share price! Find out which!

  • 03 February 2015
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    IMF Reduces Global GDP Growth Forecast; Points To US

    While lower oil prices could boost global growth figures, the IMF feels that negative factors exist that will curtail any boost. Find out why and why the US is probably the best place to ride out 2015.

  • 02 February 2015
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    Soros Is Betting On Healthcare & Technology, Should You?

    Don’t you want to know where billionaires such as George Soros and John Paulson are putting their money in? Look no further for we have found that they are buying into these sectors…

  • 30 January 2015
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    Morningstar: Morgan Stanley “Modestly Undervalued”

    Recently, Morningstar Research produced a report that opined investment banking giant, Morgan Stanley as being “modestly undervalued”. Find out why and whether you should buy into Morgan Stanley’s story.

  • 28 January 2015
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    CFA Survey: Look To China & US For Investment Gains

    A survey of CFA members has forecasted that the global economy to grow by only 2.0 percent on average. Find out why do CFA members find China & US as the best places for investment gains.

  • 27 January 2015
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    Credit Suisse: S-REITs In Strong Position To Ride Out Volatility

    Credit Suisse is pretty bullish about S-REITs. However, the banking giant notes that the sector is not all prime for investing, investors will still have to pick and choose. In particular, Credit Suisse has set its sights on specific sub-sectors as well as two stand-out trusts.

  • 15 January 2015
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    Credit Suisse: Singapore Banks Stand Out, Especially DBS

    In 2015, Credit Suisse (CS) believes that the Singapore banking sector is likely to “stand out” amongst the other sectors in Singapore. Most sectors in Singapore saw earnings cut with the exception of the banking sector, which saw a slight earnings upgrade towards the end of 2014.

  • 13 January 2015
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    Credit Suisse: Local Economy Slowing in 2015 But Valuations Are Reasonable

    In a recent report, Credit Suisse highlighted its strategy for the Singapore stock market in 2015. Find out what are its concerns for the economy and what stocks the international banking giant is looking at!

  • 12 January 2015
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    Why Credit Suisse Values Tencent With A 52% Potential Upside

    Credit Suisse’s Holt valuation values Tencent at HKD170.48, a cool 52% potential upside for the counter. Why is that so? What kinds of catalyst does the counter have that might compel the banking giant to issue such a bullish take?

  • 08 January 2015
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    Analysts Estimate HK Telcos To Grow 31.60%; Should You Be Bullish?

    analysts estimate that the Hong Kong telecommunications sector will experience a growth of 31.60 percent in the next five years. Although subscriptions are considered to be saturated, analysts still expect the figure to swell to 22.4 million in 2030. Should investors be bullish?

  • 07 January 2015
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    GLP: A Good Business At An Average Price

    The provider of modern logistics facilities in China, Japan and Brazil, reported that revenue for the financial year was US$598.3 million, 6.8 per cent lower than a year ago. However, GLP still remains an attractive long term investment for patient long term investors. Here’s why.

  • 23 June 2014
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    Expanding Courts Asia Record Higher Revenue But Locks In Lower Profits

    Furniture and IT retailer Courts Asia managed to produce its highest revenue figures in the past five years. But Courts saw a fall in profit after profit rose steadily in the past four years. The sudden drop in profit is not the only concern surrounding Courts.

  • 20 June 2014
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    QT’s Fight Against Clogged Arteries Could Line Your Pockets

    Healthcare is becoming the trending industry around the world. As the population ages, healthcare will become essential in any society. How does this affect QT Vascular? Is it time to buy QT Vascular?

  • 19 June 2014
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    Ascendas Hospitality Trust Loses Appeal Despite Upcoming International Events

    Ascendas Hospitality Trust used to be an attractive investment with a 7.9 percent dividend yield. But that was a long time ago. It no longer provide that kind of yield anymore. Read on to see how A-HTrust has lost its appeal as an attractive dividend play.

  • 18 June 2014
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    Singtel Adds Adconion And Kontera Under Amobee

    Gradient X, AdJitsu and Genio. They were all bought by Singtel to boost its digital advertising. Now, Singtel is adding Kontera and Adconion under Amobee. Find out how these latest acquisition impacts Singtel.

  • 17 June 2014
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    Ascott’s Franchise Agreements Signals Its Future Direction

    Ascott REIT announced that it has managed to secure its first franchise agreements. What does this mean for Ascott in the near future? Has Ascott managed to introduced a strategy to expand more rapidly?

  • 13 June 2014
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    Record Earnings At KSH Begets Further Growth?

    KSH managed to gain record net profit in FY 2014. Demand in the construction sector is growing. What else is there to stop KSH?

  • 13 June 2014
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    Buy On Dips! UOB KH Could Present Value

    UOB Kay Hian posted an 18.8 percent shortfall in revenue. As political situations in the region continue to be in a stalemate, will trading revenue for Kay Hian improve in the short term? Should investors still buy Kay Hian?

  • 12 June 2014
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    Maybank Manages Robust Growth Despite Uncertain Market Conditions

    Maybank managed to lock in strong profits and growth in Q1 2014. However, market conditions remain rough amidst global uncertainties. But when others are fearful, it is time to be greedy. Here’s why.

  • 11 June 2014
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    SingHaiyi’s Venture Into US Pays Off

    SingHaiyi posted a threefold jump in revenue in its latest financial year. There are other fundamentals that gives a further buy rating to long SingHaiyi. Read on to understand more in depth.

  • 10 June 2014
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    Despite Opportunities, United Envirotech Seems Expensive

    Now that United Envirotech has bought Memstar, there seems to be little change to financial results at United Envirotech. They reported falling net profit for the financial year. Is United Envirotech still worthy of staying in your portfolio?

  • 09 June 2014
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    Movement In The Short Term To Decide Golden Agri’s Direction

    Now that Golden Agri is seeing a classic double top pattern, is Golden Agri going to see a triple top or a breakout at $0.615 to signal an uptrend?

  • 06 June 2014
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    Hiap Seng Continues To Leak With Low Margins

    Hiap Seng reported revenue gains in Q4 and FY 2014. However, do not fall into the trap of just looking at topline. Are margins and valuation ratio in tandem with the increase in revenue? Or do they portray a different picture?

  • 06 June 2014
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    Strong Earnings Not The Only Reason Why You Should Buy Yongmao

    Yongmao Holdings saw a big jump in revenue and profit in Q4 and the latest financial year. But this is just one of the few reasons to long Yongmao. Read further to know why you should take a long position on Yongmao.

  • 05 June 2014
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    IHH Slightly Expensive Despite Solid Q1 Growth And Good Future Outlook

    IHH, one of the largest healthcare providers in Asia, posted good figures in Q1. With the aging population, the outlook for IHH is even better. However, price still plays a big part and IHH is now in the middle of the road. Will it go up? Or will it go down?

  • 04 June 2014
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    New Regulations Hurt EuroSport Global Revenue

    EuroSport Global deals some of the most glamorous brands in the world. However, glamorous brands does not equate to good profits or ability to withstand the tough market conditions. This article highlights reasons why it might be a good time to let EuroSport go.

  • 03 June 2014
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    Lower Margins Reported In Hong Leong Q1 Results Despite Higher Revenue

    Despite locking in higher revenue, Hong Leong reported lower margins in its Q1 result. However, Hong Leong is still a bargain if you are looking at long term investing. Find out why.

  • 29 May 2014
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    Alibaba’s Investment In Singpost, More Bullishness To Come?

    SingPost just announced that Alibaba would be buying a 10 percent stake in them. What does this mean for Alibaba? More importantly, what does this mean for SingPost and its share prices?

  • 29 May 2014
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    Drill, Baby, Drill! Interra’s Burmese Search For Oil

    Completion of the 11th oil field in Myanmar is positive news for Interra Resources. But this is not the only sign of confidence that Interra has for potential investors. Read more for a more detailed analysis.

  • 29 May 2014
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    Tencent Holdings

    Tencent, Chatting Its Way To The Apex

    After clinching the most valuable brand in Asia, Tencent’s share price is bound to rise higher. Is now a good time to buy Tencent?

  • 28 May 2014
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    RHT

    3 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Religare Health Trust

    Did you miss out on Religare Health Trust’s recent dividend payout? Fret not. Charts seems to show a possible price momentum that you may want to ride in the short run.

  • 27 May 2014
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    New Bus Contractual Model Boost Investor Confidence In SMRT

    The newly announced model to replace the old Bus Service Operating License. Take a look at how it boost investor confidence in SMRT.

  • 27 May 2014
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    SingPost

    3 Reasons Why You Should Invest In SingPost

    Tougher conditions seem to be clouding the postal service industry. Being one of Singapore’s largest postal service provider, SingPost should be feeling the full brunt of it. However, are they?

  • 26 May 2014
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    SATs

    SATS Locks In Lower Revenue Despite Higher Gateway Revenue

    SATS latest financial year result seems to signal a negative outlook on SATS. So is SATS still worth keeping in your portfolio?

  • 23 May 2014
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    70- Corporate Digest - MAS

    Malaysia Airline System (MAS): Missing MH370 Not Its Only Concern

    The Malaysian government isn’t going to save MAS, so should investors dump it as well?

  • 22 May 2014
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    Wilmar

    Wilmar’s Bid For Goodman Fielder: Value Over Price

    MeadowLea, one of the brands that Wilmar could potentially own if its acquisition of Goodman goes through.

  • 22 May 2014
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    bear

    A Bet On Noble Or Is It On Borrowed Time?

    A reshuffling of STI component stocks could have ripple effects on Noble. Whether this be a good or bad thing is hard to say. But are you willing to bet on it?

  • 20 May 2014
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    NOL’s Q1 Results: Expected Loss Amidst The Rough Conditions

    NOL does not seem to have run out of red ink yet. 1Q14 showed another disappointing quarter of losses. Can NOL weather this? Or will it languish in the doldrums for even longer?

  • 19 May 2014
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    CDG

    Strong Q1 Result Drives CDG’s Share Price higher

    ComfortDelGro recently released its financial results. Are they good only on paper?

  • 17 May 2014
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    SingTel’s Q4 Results: More Than Meets The Eye

    SingTel announced improved results for its 4Q14 financial report card. However, all does not seem right. Could SingTel be grappling with an upheaval in the telecommunications sector?

  • 16 May 2014
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    thumb-ocbc

    OCBC’s Wing Hang Bank Acquisition: Shrewd Or Screwed?

    OCBC recently released stellar results. Will its Wing Hang acquisition boost this further in the future?

  • 16 May 2014
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    thumb - sia

    Is SIA Still High Flying?

    Is SIA still a flying high counter? Probably not, given the latest developments. As an investor, I am not too bullish on all these uncertainties.

  • 15 May 2014
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    casino-gambling-pic

    Going Long On Genting Is Not A Gamble

    Genting Singapore recently released stunning results that showed 1Q14 profits surged 77%. Can investors see this development as a sign of things to come? Or is it just a one-off blip?

  • 14 May 2014
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    Bank On Some Profits With UOB

    Asia Pacific’s best retail bank, UOB, released stellar financial results. Will there be more to come?

  • 09 May 2014
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    DBS’s 1Q14 Results Shoot Through The Roof; More To Come?

    DBS recently announced stellar 1Q14 results. Coincidentally, it’s come off from a recent low. Time to buy to dips?

  • 08 May 2014
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    Print RIP

    Changing Consumer Habits A Bane To SPH

    SPH recently announced their second quarter results. Is SPH still the company that is monopolizing the Singapore News Industry? Or are we slowly seeing changes in consumer habits?

  • 06 May 2014
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    Wilmar

    Goodman Fielder Rejected Wilmar, But So What?

    What’s the big deal that Goodman Fielder rejected Wilmar’s bid? We still think that there are other reasons that Wilmar is worth the buy!

  • 30 April 2014
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    Hyflux

    Pocket The Dividends And Then Cash Out Of Hyflux?

    Hyflux is set to pay out its dividends to its shareholders for FY 2013. Let’s explore whether investors should continue to be invested into Hyflux?

  • 28 April 2014
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    POSH

    Not So POSH-itive

    For those investors out there who are lucky enough to get the IPO, should you hold on to POSH for a longer period? Or should you cash in on those profits while you still can?

  • 25 April 2014
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    silverlake

    Silverlake: A One-STOP Banking Solution?

    Silverlake has a good business model, but is it worth the price that you are going to pay now? Or will Silverlake head into a bearish run?

  • 21 April 2014
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    UOL

    4 Times Cheaper Than Its Peers — UOL Poised For A Bull?

    With a 6.09 PE ratio, has the market been to harsh on UOL? We see if the market selldowns to property plays like UOL have been overdone and whether UOL is poised for a bullish rebound.

  • 14 April 2014
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    Keppel Land

    Blueprint For Growth Spurs Bullish Case For Keppel Land

    Recently Keppel Land announced four key thrusts for its future developments. We view these thrusts as a positive focus by management. Perhaps more evident is its pivot in Asia’s emerging economies, namely China, Indonesia and Vietnam.

  • 10 April 2014
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    Midas

    Chinese Policy Boosts The Bullish Case For Midas

    China’s mini stimulus package was announced recently by Premier Li Keqiang. Because of this, I feel that the bullish case for Midas has been further boosted. Read more to find out why…

  • 07 April 2014
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    KLW

    The Deep Breath Before The Plunge; Turning Bearish on KLW

    There’s been a run up in terms of market valuation for KLW Holdings. Can it be sustained without any substantial developments? I highly doubt so. At current prices, I am #bearish on KLW. Find out why…

  • 04 April 2014
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    Yanlord

    Why Be Bullish On Yanlord?

    Why am I #Bullish on Yanlord? One keyword: China. 29.3 million newly urbanised Chinese is no joke and with that influx of demand, guess who’s going to benefit. Greed in times of fear!

  • 02 April 2014
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    ascott

    Bullish On Ascott, Here’s Why…

    Here at Tradeable, we are bullish on Ascott’s latest corporate development as well as its ongoing fundamentals. Keen to know why?

  • 28 March 2014
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