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3 Reasons To Like Top Glove

Top Glove is the world’s largest rubber glove manufacturer that is listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. Despite its size, Top Glove had humble beginnings. Top Gloves’ diverse product range fulfil the demand for both the healthcare and non-healthcare segments. Below are three main reasons why we like this company. 1. Strong Profitability Finesse [...]

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 24 December 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Want To Avoid Losing Money In Stocks? Do These 5 Things

    Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi is a German mathematician who was born in the early 19th century. He has a reputation as one of the finest mathematicians the world has ever known. But just why would a math wizard appear in an investing article here? Thing is, Jacobi has a phrase that’s oft-quoted by investing maestro [...]

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 22 December 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    GKE Corp On Track For Profitable FY16 [Updates]

    In early October 2015, we first covered GKE Corp and laid down main points that got us interested in the company. Following the company, we saw some updates that are pleasantly positive.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 21 December 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    City Developments – Betting On Greener Pastures

    City Developments, Singapore’s property pioneer since 1963 and one of the country’s biggest landlords, is a well-known name which every investor would have heard about. As such, the recent fall in CDL’s share price amid weakness in both local and global property market would have kept many on their toes.

  • Joey Ho
  • 17 December 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    General Views of Macau As Casino Revenue Falls 32% While China Curbs Hit VIP Gaming

    China’s New Yuan Index: Here’s What The Market Needs To Know

    A new currency index in China is causing a stir as policy makers seek to refocus the market’s attention away from the Chinese yuan’s moves versus the US dollar and instead compare performance against a wider selection of peers.

  • Bloomberg
  • 16 December 2015
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    Market Turmoil Won’t Deter Fed Rate Hike: Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Last week’s volatility in the markets, highlighted by further implosions in the high-yield and energy segments, won’t deter the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates on Wednesday. But the turmoil complicates the central bank’s communications challenge, particularly the need to wrap the hike in heavily conditional and responsive packaging.

  • Bloomberg
  • 16 December 2015
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    Jack Ma’s 2 Major Investment Mistakes

    Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba, is known to have this advice for young entrepreneurs: “Make enough mistakes. Any mistake is a wonderful revenue for you…You fall down many times, stand up. Don’t worry. Enjoy the show.”

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 16 December 2015
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    Never Mind US$35, The World’s Cheapest Oil Is Already Close To US$20

    As oil crashed through $35 a barrel in New York, some producers were already living with the reality of much lower prices.

  • Bloomberg
  • 15 December 2015
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    Kim Iskyan: How Higher US Fed Fund Rates Will Affect You

    Editor of TrueWealth Publishing Asia with close to 25 years of experience in investments and finances, warns not only investors but also everyone in general as the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting is just round the corner.

  • Vance Wong
  • 15 December 2015
  • Aspire, Corporate Digest, Investments
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    AK: 2 Questions from a Reader

    This is investment blogger AK’s recent email exchange with a reader, who asked him two questions.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 15 December 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    Ernest Lim: Ying Li Weakens 23% From Nov’s High, Any Steam Left?

    After my write-up on Ying Li on 10 Sep (see my write-up posted here), Ying Li surged 46% (in two months) from $0.135 on 10 Sep 2015 to an intraday high of $0.197 on 9 Nov 2015. It has since weakened 23% to close at $0.152 on 11 Dec 2015.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 14 December 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Dr Chan: Caution; US Rate Hike Will Hit Singapore Market Harder

    The Straits Times Index rebound in October, then down again in December, trending much differently from that of the US. Notwithstanding the likelihood of interest rate hike, prices of the US corporate stocks (beside oil and energy stocks) are on the whole performing well. Raising interest rate may not affect the US stocks much, but it will hit Singapore stock market harder. The rise in the US interest rate will lead to outflows of hot monies from Singapore to the US, hurting the Singapore stock market.

  • 14 December 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 14 December 2015
  • Aspire
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    No Near-Term Upside For China Stock Market, Says Lygh Hedge Fund

    China’s stock market won’t see much upside during the first half of next year as the nation’s reforms of initial public offerings will spur a new supply of shares, and earnings growth will remain subdued, according to Singapore-base fund manager Lygh Capital Pte.

  • Bloomberg
  • 11 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 11 December 2015
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    Buffett’s 3 Biggest Business & Investment Mistakes

    One might think that being one of the wealthiest people on Earth, Warren Buffett should have made all if not many smart decisions. However, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO, who is also hailed as the Oracle of Omaha, wrote about his three biggest setbacks that he have had in his career in his 2014 letter to shareholders.

  • Vance Wong
  • 11 December 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    UOBKH: 3 Stocks that Will be Picking Up in 2016

    After a battered 2015, analysts from UOB Kay Hian Research (UOBKH) believe that there are hopes for recovery in 2016. However, the market is still expected to face a tough 1H16 with expected recovery in the second quarter.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 11 December 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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    What’s The Real Value Of SATS Stock?

    With SATS being the latest addition into the STI, what is the actual value it commands by investors?

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 10 December 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    El-Erian: 3 Conclusions from the November Jobs Report

    The jobs report for November released Friday doesn’t just make it a near-certainty that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates later this month. The data also further confirm the divergence in the policies of the Fed and the European Central Bank. And they highlight the cyclical and structural complexities facing the U.S. economy, which will require the Fed to pursue the loosest tightening cycle in its modern history

  • Bloomberg
  • 10 December 2015
  • Aspire, Bloomberg Top News
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    Ernest Lim: Asian Pay, All Time Low Price Since IPO, Estimated Yield Of 11.4 Percent

    Asian Pay TV has dropped to $0.710. Day range (8 Dec) is $0.705 – $0.725. This is an all time low price since its debut on 29 May 2013. According to Bloomberg, the average analyst target is $0.857. Estimated yield is around 11.4 percent. RSI is also trading at all time low at 14.4.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 09 December 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Andy Yew: Thoughts On Dec Rate Hike & Sectors To Look Out For

    With the next Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting just round the corner, we had managed to gather some thoughts about the possibility of a December 2015 rate hike from Andy Yew, an investment trainer with Daniel Loh Pte Ltd.

  • Vance Wong
  • 09 December 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Thought Leaders
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 09 December 2015
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    AK: 2 Questions Answered by the Central Provident Fund Board

    The following is contributed by a reader: I have asked the CPF Board two questions and their response is appended below. I’ve edited the questions and part of the response to mask personal information. Hence, the flow of the reply may not make complete sense, but I trust that the key points of interest are in there. Feel free to reproduce it.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 09 December 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance, Thought Leaders
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    An Investing Deep Dive On Sembcorp Industries

    Sembcorp Industries has been weighed down by the poor performance in its marine segment in recent quarters, but with the plunge in share price, is value emerging for investors?

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 08 December 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Justin Fox: China’s Consumers Have a Long Way to Go

    The Chinese growth miracle of the past few decades has been driven by investing and exporting, not consumer spending. Lately, though, we’re hearing a lot about a “great rebalancing” in which domestic buyers of cars, phones, clothes, health-care and other consumer goods and services come to play a much bigger role in China’s economy.

  • Bloomberg
  • 08 December 2015
  • Aspire, Bloomberg Top News
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 08 December 2015
  • Aspire
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    Ernest Lim: Singapore Market Likely To Trend Lower

    US market has just notched their ninth weekly gain out of last 10 weeks. However, the same cannot be said for our Singapore market where it is one of the weakest equity market in Asia, in terms of year to date equity performance. So, what’s next for our markets in the next two weeks?

  • Ernest Lim
  • 07 December 2015
  • Perspective
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    JP Morgan: 3 SG Stocks to Buy in 2016 Amidst Low Growth

    JP Morgan Securities (JPM) recently released their 2016 outlook for Singapore market. Compared to the consensus estimates, analysts from JPM expect a smaller growth for Singapore (5.7 percent versus 4.5 percent). The less than optimistic outlook was attributed to the negative sentiments towards banks, real estate and telecommunications.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 07 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 07 December 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    Singapore has been crowned the most expensive city for the second year running.

    Singapore Market Strategy To Take On 2016’s Market

    It is no surprise to see many throwing their hands mostly due to desperation.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 04 December 2015
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    Bloomberg: 3 Reasons Why Credit Suisse Turns Bearish on Equities

    It’s been just a few weeks since Credit Suisse released its 2016 forecast for the S&P 500, and already the bank is downgrading it.

  • Bloomberg
  • 04 December 2015
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    Robert Kiyosaki: Savers are Losers

    Author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, Robert Kiyosaki, in his latest book is telling millennials to not save money. He advocates that “saving is for losers” and we should not follow the old rule where we go to school, get a job, work hard, save money and invest long term in the stock market.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 04 December 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance, Thought Leaders
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    Dr Chan: Buy High Dividend Stocks Despite Looming Rate Hike?

    On 18 November, the US Federal Reserve disclosed the minutes of their rates meeting in October, which showed that most of its members were inclined towards raising interest rates in December this year.

  • 04 December 2015
  • Aspire, Dr Chan Yan Chong, Thought Leaders
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    Although Fairly Valued, Sheng Siong Is STILL Growing

    Sheng Siong Group (SSG) is the third largest supermarket chain in Singapore. It provides low-cost essential products to mass market consumers through a no-frills approach.

  • Xiu Kai Sua
  • 03 December 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    AK: Use CPF Savings or Cash to Pay for Our Home?

    I remember telling a friend who was disgruntled with the fact that that we don’t really have a choice about our CPF: It is like being married and not liking our mother-in-law.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 03 December 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    General Views Of Shanghai As China's Lingering Deflation Risks Offer Room For More Easing

    China Bears Who Foresaw The Crash Are Back With Record ETF Short

    US short sellers are piling on bets against Chinese equities at the fastest pace since the height of the nation’s stock-market bubble in August 2015.

  • Bloomberg
  • 02 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 02 December 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    SI Research: Are you considered rich in Singapore?

    Today, 1 in 35 people in Singapore is considered wealthy or falls within HNWI. How much do you need to have to be considered rich in Singapore and how do you get there?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 02 December 2015
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    5 Things You May Not Know about Ken Chee

    You may recognise Ken Chee, award-winning entrepreneur and founder of 8 Investment as a successful investor and educator, but there are some things about him that you might not have heard of. Perhaps, it was the hardships and struggles, as well as the silver linings in Ken’s life that shaped him into who he is today.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 02 December 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    Would You Raise Interest Rates If You Were The Fed’s Chief?

    For this morning’s column, I want you to engage in a little thought experiment. Based on the e-mails readers have sent, many of you figure the Dec. 15-16 Federal Open Market Committee meeting is a no-brainer and that the central bank will raise its benchmark interest rate.

  • Bloomberg
  • 01 December 2015
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    SI Research: 3 Developments that could Make S-REIT Attractive

    Since words of a rising interest rate came from the Federal Reserve (Fed), the S-REIT sector has been facing strong headwinds. The benchmark of the sector, S&P Singapore REIT Index has fallen 11.4 percent year-to-date (YTD).

  • Raymond Leung
  • 01 December 2015
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    AK: Exceeded CPF Minimum Sum; Where to Put the Money?

    If we have planned well, we should be able to meet and even exceed the CPF Minimum Sum when we reach age 55. If we should exceed the CPF Minimum Sum at age 55, we would be able to withdraw probably much more than a token $5,000 then.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 01 December 2015
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    Forget Rate Hike; 3 REITs For Investors With Different Risk Appetite

    With the US rate hike looming, there has been a sell down in S-REITs, which seems to present interesting value for investors.

  • Tan Jia Hui
  • 30 November 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Ken Chee: 3 Misperceptions You May Have about Investing

    Multi-millionaire value investor, award-winning entrepreneur and founder of the 8I Group Ken Chee is also the author of the book “Value Investing for Beginners”. The book serves as a simple guide for new investors to help them kick-start their investing journeys. With the help of many case studies as well as Ken’s own anecdotes, it teaches readers how to unearth good businesses for investment and apply the effective process of value investing.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 30 November 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 30 November 2015
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    Raffles Medical Group

    1 Simple Formula for Investing Success

    Despite suffering that deep dive in November 2008, our company in question – healthcare services outfit Raffles Medical Group – has today returned 280% since November 2007.

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 27 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 27 November 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    SI Research: 2 More Stocks to Benefit from China’s Real Consumption Power

    Besides the traditional parcel delivery, SPOST is involved in being an end-to-end provider of e-commerce in Asia Pacific region; from managing the website to the delivery of goods. Last year, revenue for e-commerce in SPOST grew 18.9 percent year-on-year (YoY) and constitutes 28 percent of SPOST’s total revenue.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 27 November 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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    Ken Chee: 3 Reasons Value Investing Works Even During Market Downturns

    According to Ken, even when the market is in a recession, it is still a good time to invest – in value stocks. Value investing is a concept first made popular by billionaire investor, the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, who is also Ken’s idol. Ken talks about three reasons why value investing is relevant, even during market downturns.

  • Vance Wong
  • 27 November 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    HSBC’s King Says China Holds The Key To An Oil Rebound

    The jury’s still out on whether last year’s oil slump was a deliberate Saudi move, aimed at killing U.S. shale production. Whatever the case, engineering a rebound won’t be as simple, says HSBC Holding Plc’s Senior Economic Adviser Stephen King.

  • Bloomberg
  • 26 November 2015
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    1 Reason To Be Optimistic About Super Group

    Super Group Ltd, best known for its instant coffee products, has had a rough 2015 so far. Amongst the uncertainty, however, may lie opportunity.

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 25 November 2015
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    Ken Chee: 3 Keys To Value Investing Success & Financial Freedom

    During our interview, multi-millionaire value investor, author, award-winning entrepreneur and founder of 8 Investment Ken Chee said that he was “not smart”. But this is the same person who transformed 8 Investment from a private investment business with $0 start-up capital into a public-listed company with a market capitalization in excess of S$150,000,000 within 6 years. Apart from years of experience and practice, he also attributed his success to three important mindsets, which he is happy to share.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 25 November 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    Goldman Sachs: 3 Sectors to Focus in S-REIT

    Since the Federal Reserve (Fed) announced the interest rate hike this year, prices of S-REITs have been falling. S&P Singapore REIT has fallen by 11.4 percent year-to-date (YTD).

  • Raymond Leung
  • 25 November 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 25 November 2015
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    Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. and Founder Jack Ma As Company Files for U.S. Initial Public Offering of E-Commerce Giant

    Jack Ma To Buy South China Morning Post

    Jack Ma likes to make quick decisions quickly, as befits a billionaire Internet mogul operating in a world that changes at warp speed. Perhaps too quickly, sometimes.

  • Bloomberg
  • 24 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 24 November 2015
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    Ernest Lim : Singapore Market Seen As The Weakest Among Market Peers

    3QFY15 corporate results have ended. We are approaching Dec which is typically a quiet period for the stock markets. In view of the potential tepid trading volumes, what’s next for our markets in the next two weeks?

  • Ernest Lim
  • 23 November 2015
  • Perspective
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    Jim Paulsen: Why You Should Invest Outside of US

    As the US reports stronger economic data, tightening monetary policies by the Federal Reserve appears more imminent. Currently, Chief Investment Strategist at Wells Capital Management Jim Paulsen is telling investors to invest outside of US.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 23 November 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 23 November 2015
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    Ken Chee: 3 Keys To Picking Value Stocks Despite Troubled Times

    If you don’t really enjoy reading complex charts, statistics and looking out for trends day-to-day, fret not, because investment educator Ken Chee doesn’t either. In fact, the businessman and multi-millionaire who has attained financial freedom by age 34 prefers to adopt the style of value investing, which he finds to be a good way of earning passive income. Here are three main key points about value investing that he has shared with us through an interview.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 23 November 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    SI Research: 4 Main Points That Could Pressurise Genting’s Share Price Gains

    Broader macro issues have cast a shadow over the gaming industry as a whole and the gaming market in Singapore has shown signs of stagnation since 2011.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 20 November 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    A-H Divergence Continues; Trade Directly In A-Shares

    The terrorist attacks in Paris stunned the world. Terrorist attacks are usually supported by elements from within the victim country. According to news reports, the perpetrators of this atrocity included French nationals born and bred in France. Why did these people become extremists?

  • 20 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 20 November 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    SI Research: 3 Reasons to Cash Out Before 2016

    In the recent months, the market has been through a roller coaster ride but has since recovered from it. Additionally, we have seen some softness in earnings that were released this quarter.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 20 November 2015
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    Dairy Farm International Holdings – Headwinds To Persist

    Dairy Farm International Holdings (Dairy Farm) saw its shares plunge 35.6 percent over the past year to US$6.06 as of 12 Nov 2015 from US$9.41 a year ago. During the same period, the Straits Times Index slipped 9.8 percent and fell 16.6 percent from its 52 week high to 2,961 points as of 12 Nov [...]

  • Joey Ho
  • 19 November 2015
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    2 Tech Giants Worthy Of Your Portfolio

    As avid investors, it pays to be aware of what other opportunities lie out there in the global market. Hence, we have reviewed 2 technological giants in China that came out to change an entire ecosystem.

  • 19 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 19 November 2015
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    Oil Approaching US$40, Don’t Get Burned Like The Speculators

    Hedge funds have turned more pessimistic on oil as prices flirted with US$40 a barrel for the first time since August.

  • Bloomberg
  • 18 November 2015
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    What’s Next For The Yuan After Joining The IMF’s Currency Club?

    The Chinese yuan is set to join the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) exclusive club of reserve currencies, with the fund’s staff supporting its inclusion after months of persuasion and policy changes by China. So, what’s next?

  • Bloomberg
  • 17 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 17 November 2015
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    ComfortDelGro Corporation Latest Earnings: Revenue Grinds To A Halt

    ComfortDelGro Corporation reported its third-quarter earnings on the evening of 13 November. The reporting period was for 1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015.

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 16 November 2015
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    Kevin Gin: 3 Questions on how US Rate Hike Affects Chinese Economy

    In a recent article by Bloomberg, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and New York Fed President William Dudley had acknowledged that a rate hike this December could still be a “live possibility”. But again, that is only given the condition that the economy has grown sufficiently, and that jobs data has improved. What does a possible December hike in the US mean to China then? We have interviewed Founder and Principal of Alpha Capital Kevin Gin, whose investment expertise lies in China. Below is a slightly edited version of the interview.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 16 November 2015
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    U.S. Stocks Fall Amid Rate Concerns As Commodity Shares Tumble

    U.S. stocks fell the most in six weeks as a rout in commodities pressured energy and raw-materials providers while investors braced for the first rise in interest rates since 2006.

  • Bloomberg
  • 13 November 2015
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    Top 3 Yielding STI Components Remain Top for 4Q

    Last quarter, we have written an article on the top three yielding counters on the Straits Times Index (STI), based on the yield monitor report of the Singapore market from OCBC Investment Research (OIR). This quarter, we will also be highlighting the 4Q15 update on the top three yielding counters on the STI.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 13 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 13 November 2015
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    AK: Is It Too Late to Plan for Retirement at Age 57?

    If I were 57, I must recognise that I cannot be too adventurous with my money. I need to be more conservative.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 13 November 2015
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    Alibaba Singles’ Day Sales Reach $14.3 Billion, Smashing Record

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. logged a record 91.2 billion yuan ($14.3 billion) in sales on Singles’ Day, turning a sweethearts’ holiday dreamed up two decades ago into a major online shopping event.

  • Bloomberg
  • 12 November 2015
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    Green Build Technology: Turning Green Into Gold?

    Having recently successfully disposed of its packaging business, Green Build Technology (GBT) (formerly Youyue International) will be focusing on its green technology business going forward.

  • Tan Jia Hui
  • 11 November 2015
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    Daniel Loh: Skip Value Investing; Focus on Growth Stocks

    After going through a correction phase (around July to October), the Straits Times Index seems to be on a road towards gradual recovery. But local investment educator Daniel Loh actually expects the global economy to “hit the bottom” in the next few months and into 2016. According to him, Singapore is likely to follow suit.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 11 November 2015
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    Alibaba: The Giant With 81.5% Market Share In China’s Online Shopping Market

    With annual active buyers standing at 386 million, Alibaba Group is one of the world’s biggest e-commerce player. However, with China’s growth moderating, what are the prospects for this Chinese tech behemoth?

  • Tan Jia Hui
  • 09 November 2015
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    Ernest Lim: Average Returns Of Picks At 20% For The Past 2 Months, Market Outlook For November

    The past two weeks have been pretty volatile with STI falling as much as 120 points from 23 Oct to 2 Nov before surging 92 points in the following two days. Despite the volatility, this index fluctuation has been in line with my expectations posted in my write-up 2 weeks ago.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 09 November 2015
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    Tencent, The Monopoly That Will Grow Faster Than We Can Think

    Tencent is a tech giant in China that dominates online gaming and social media in China. Its near monopoly grasp in social media gives it tremendous bargaining power and enables it to command an impregnable moat.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 06 November 2015
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    3 Counters to Buy with the End of China’s One-Child Policy

    Recently, China announced that it would end its long one-child policy and allow Chinese citizens to have two children. This is due to the increasingly ageing population and social issues that arise from it. With the newly introduced two-child policy, the healthcare sector would stand to see a growth, with greater emphasis placed on areas related to maternal and infant care, as well as reproductive health.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 06 November 2015
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    Dr Chan: 13.5 & End of One-Child Policy; Buy Policy-Driven Stocks & Healthcare

    Wall Street rallied on the first trading day of November, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising to 17,828 points, just 2.8 percent shy of its all-time high of 18,351 points.

  • 06 November 2015
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    SIA Makes Offer To Privatise Tiger Air

    The group has also announced the launching of a voluntary conditional general offer for all the shares of Tigerair that it does not already own, with an offer price of $0.41 per share in cash, as well as an option to subscribe for the group’s shares at $11.1043 per share.

  • 06 November 2015
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    Jane Fu: Answers to 2 Questions that Really Bother Investors Right Now

    It’s near the end of 2015, and now is a good time to sum up the past happenings and look forward to 2016. In the recently concluded Shares Investment Conference, Financial Risk Manager Jane Fu from CMC Markets gave us a recap of 2015, and shared with us her expectations for the coming year. She also addressed the below questions that have bothered investors for the year, and shared her insights.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 06 November 2015
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    DAR Wong: 3 Ways To Look At FREIT & What You Can Do

    In light of the Indonesian government’s decision to remove double taxations on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in Indonesia, Lippo Group’s CEO James Riady expressed his plans to shift FREITS (First REITs) and LMIRT (Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust).

  • Vance Wong
  • 05 November 2015
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    Goldman: These Are Our Two Favorite Sectors in the S&P 500 Right Now

    There are two things to buy ahead of a rate hike, the banks suggests—information technology and financial stocks.

  • Bloomberg
  • 04 November 2015
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    Mr IPO: 3 Chilli Ratings for Singapore Chilli Crab IPO

    Jumbo Group Limited (“Jumbo” or the “Company”) is offering 88.23m new shares at 25 cents each where there is only a meagre 2m shares available to the public! The rest of 86.23m shares will be distributed through placement. The IPO will close on 5 Nov 2015 at 12pm and start trading on 9 Nov.

  • Mr.IPO
  • 04 November 2015
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    Louis Wong: Top 2 Sectors to Benefit from China’s “13.5″

    Even as China’s recently announced two-child policy snatches the headlines, here is something no less important: China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (or 13.5 in short). Five-Year Plans (FYPs) are basically social and economic development blueprints, with targets that guide Chinese regulators throughout its five-year implementation period. China’s “13.5”, which is the first one approved by Xi Jinping, will be running from 2016-2020.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 04 November 2015
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    Hong Kong Exchanges And Clearing Ltd. CEO Charles Li Attends Full Year Earnings News Conference

    Hong Kong’s Stock Rally Seen Too Good to Last as Volume Fades

    The Hang Seng Index’s 8.6 percent surge in October came on the lowest trading volume since February. Chinese investors sold more shares in the city than they bought, and small-caps were the worst-performing part of the market.

  • Bloomberg
  • 03 November 2015
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    The “Secret” to AK’s Success as an Investor

    Most of us are not born into a family of good investors. Those who are will have an advantage, for sure. For the vast majority of people, AK included, we might start the journey later in life and we might have to try a bit harder but unless we are severely disadvantaged, financial freedom is definitely not beyond us.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 03 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 03 November 2015
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    Ernest Lim: 2 Interesting Charts Showing Bullish Signs – GKE Corp And Innovalues

    On 19 Oct, I have posted a write-up on GKE (see here) where I have written on GKE’s background and future developments. In the write-up, I have pointed out that GKE is in the midst of forming a bullish potential ascending triangle formation.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 02 November 2015
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    Kevin Gin: 3 Developments & Attractive Sectors You Should Know

    Kevin emphasises that regardless whether sector is booming or not, local investors should stop their “home bias” when it comes to buying good stocks.

  • Vance Wong
  • 02 November 2015
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    China Scrapping One-Child Rule ‘Too Little, Too Late’ For Growth

    For all the historical significance of China’s decision to abandon its one-child policy, the move risks falling well short of reversing a trend that threatens to throttle economic growth.

  • Bloomberg
  • 30 October 2015
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    Bloomberg: An Investor’s Guide To Fees & Expenses

    It’s ridiculously hard for investors to figure out what they should be paying for financial advice, mutual funds, and retirement plans. A fee that eats up 1 percent of your assets every year might not sound like much, but it sucks money from your account year after year. If you invest $10,000 and earn 5 percent a year, that 1 percent fee will cost you a total of $1,487 after 10 years and $4,622 after 20 years. How do you know if you’re paying too much?

  • Bloomberg
  • 30 October 2015
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    Dr Chan: 2 Ways to Analyse the Stock Market

    Many investors are concerned over the timing and magnitude of the much anticipated US Federal Reserve rate hike, as well as economic figures of superpowers like the US and China. These, however, are not the main issues that renowned author and investment guru Dr Chan Yan Chong focused on in the recently concluded Shares Investment Conference.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 30 October 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 30 October 2015
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    SI Research: 4 Key Points About The FOMC Meeting Statement (Dec Rate Hike)

    Rate hike. The two most notorious words in the market right now. We noticed a change in tone and wanted to bring your attention to a more hawkish Fed.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 29 October 2015
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    Early Forecasts Show China Economy Stabilizing in October

    With a preliminary reading of the manufacturing industry scrapped this month by Markit Economics and Caixin Media, analysts must search a bit harder for the pulse of the world’s second-largest economy. Early signs suggest stabilization.

  • Bloomberg
  • 28 October 2015
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    AK: Why Have Bonds in Portfolio and Which Ones?

    I had a lengthy conversation with a friend on bonds. He bought into Aspial’s 5 year bond that carries a coupon of 5.25 percent a few months ago at the recommendation of his father. When I asked him why his father recommended the bond to him, he said his father “felt good about it”.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 28 October 2015
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    Daniel Loh: 2nd Phase of Bull Now; Invest in Commodities

    Stock indexes across the world have seen simultaneous decline over the period of April to October. For instance, the Straits Times Index (STI), German Stock Index (DAX), Hang Seng Index, and MSCI Taiwan Index, etc., has each seen a drop from its highest point to its lowest point over the period, which accounted for more than 20 percent.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 28 October 2015
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    China Cuts Interest Rates; 3 Attractive Stocks To Buy

    As China, the world’s second largest economy struggles from the slowdown of its economy, it attempts to stimulate the growth through a combination of monetary and fiscal policies. Examples include the cutting of interest rates and lowering reserve requirements.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 28 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 28 October 2015
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    ‘Bottomed Out’ Alibaba Set for Best Month After Post-IPO Crash

    Alibaba Group Holding (Alibaba) looks like it may be bottoming out after suffering the worst post-IPO crash ever

  • Bloomberg
  • 27 October 2015
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    Ernest Lim : Expected Market Movements (US, HK, SG)

    The past two weeks have been extremely hectic where I have raised my equity allocation from around 65% to 150%. What has caused me to raise my equity allocation?

  • Ernest Lim
  • 26 October 2015
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    Ernest Lim: 3 Stock Charts That Caught My Price Alert Radar

    It has been a hectic week. Three stock charts caught my attention, together with their price action on 22 Oct.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 26 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 26 October 2015
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    2 Palm Oil Stocks That Will Rise With Crude Palm Oil’s Price

    The commodities scene has seen its fair share of punishments. This is amid the market volatility we are seeing worldwide.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 23 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 23 October 2015
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    Dr Chan: OBOR Presents Opportunities; 4 Potential Chinese Sectors

    On October 5 this year, the 12 participating countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) reached a preliminary agreement. Conspicuously missing among them was China.

  • 23 October 2015
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    16 Criteria For Deep Value Stock Selection

    Many look for the holy grail to investing. Value investing, when done right, follows a set of rules, or checklist. Below is a list of 16 Criteria for deep value stock selection.

  • giraffevalue
  • 22 October 2015
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    General Images Of China Economy Ahead Of Purchasing Managers Index Data

    Shaky Chinese Economy May Get More Stimulus

    China’s economy is relying on the shaky pillar of financial services, making more stimulus likely.

  • Bloomberg
  • 21 October 2015
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    Beware Hasty Predictions of Fed’s Next Move: Mohamed A. El-Erian

    The fragility of the global economy, weakening conditions in the U.S. and recent statements from some Federal Reserve officials have led to a growing acceptance that the central bank won’t raise interest rates this year.

  • Bloomberg
  • 21 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 21 October 2015
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    Ernest Lim: GKE Corp – Better Years Ahead?

    Recently, I noticed that GKE Corp has garnered considerable media attention after entering into a sales and leaseback agreement with Viva Industrial Trust for GKE’s existing headquarters cum warehouse property located at 30 Pioneer Road.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 20 October 2015
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    3 Things You Need To Know About GuocoLeisure’s 89% Increase In 1Q16 Profit

    GuocoLeisure (“GLL”) reported its 1QFY16 results yesterday evening. 1QFY16 revenue and net profit registered -2% and +89% year on year (“y/y”).

  • Ernest Lim
  • 19 October 2015
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    Mr IPO: Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited – 4.65% 3 years

    Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited (“PREH” or “Issuer”) is offering up to $150 million of three-year bonds with an interest rate of 4.65 percent. The OIS and product highlight sheet can be found here. You should read at least the product highlight sheet (“PHS”).

  • Mr.IPO
  • 19 October 2015
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    3 Top Companies to Benefit from Real Consumption in China

    Chinese billionaire, founder and chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, has something to say as the global community worry about a slowdown and potential recession in China. He expressed that there is no need to worry about China as the private sector will take over the role from the government and take lead in driving the economy.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 19 October 2015
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    3 Reasons Why You Should Attend SIC2H2015

    The next FOMC is just next week (27-28 October) and while most economists think that the Fed would not raise rates this meeting, a December rate hike is still not off the table. With uncertainty of when rates will start to move, Singapore and other parts of Asia, especially China, are seeing increased volatility in stock markets.

  • Vance Wong
  • 19 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 19 October 2015
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    What Are REITs?

    REITs have historically shown competitive growth vis-à-vis other forms of securities such as stocks.

  • REITsWeek
  • 16 October 2015
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    3 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Stocks Markets Now

    With so much volatility in the market, what exactly is going on in the market? This leads us to an important question, should we be bullish or bearish?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 16 October 2015
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    Louis Wong: 3 Reasons China is Attractive Again; Buy Energy

    The Chinese stock market has faced a tumultuous second half—the stock market bubble was popped in June, causing A-shares value to plunge by a third within a month. Major aftershocks were seen in July and August, as the Shanghai stock market continued to fall despite government intervention.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 16 October 2015
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    7 Quick Things Investors Should Learn About SPH REIT

    Want to know more about SPH REIT? Here are the seven useful things I learned from listening to SPH REIT’s recent fiscal fourth-quarter (for the quarter and year ended 31 August 2015) earnings webcast

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 15 October 2015
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    Singapore’s Economy Avoids Technical Recession….For Now

    So we’ve narrowly missed a technical recession. Or have we really?

  • 14 October 2015
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    AK: Use Fixed Deposits for Emergency Fund and War Chest.

    In a few blog posts and comments, I have mentioned how I like to park emergency funds and a portion of my war chest in fixed deposits.

    Fixed deposits offer higher interest rates than savings accounts and are liquid enough to be considered near money. I have been asked before how I go about doing it and although I am pretty sure I have mentioned it before in my blog, I am not sure if I have done it clearly. Anyway, I guess I shall try to do a better job in this blog post.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 14 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 14 October 2015
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    Are All Large Business Too Complicated To Understand For Investors?

    It can be advantageous for investors to keep things simple when investing. So, does this mean that we should shun large companies and focus our energies on only the small ones?

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 13 October 2015
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    Amazon Lost China, Again

    Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. It keeps trying to make a go of it in the world’s largest online retail market, China. It keeps falling flat.

  • Bloomberg
  • 13 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 13 October 2015
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    STI Jumped 259 Points In 8 Days, What Next?

    The past week has been extremely rewarding for those who have bought in the week of 28 Sep 2015 when the Straits Times Index (STI) slipped below 2,800.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 12 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 12 October 2015
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    Pimco's Bill Gross to Join Janus Capital to Manage Bond Fund

    Bill Gross: Stock Markets Are Casinos Now; Stay In Cash

    As much as the jobs report, wages growth and ultimately core inflation are all not looking good enough for a rate hike, Gross thinks that they are merely creating more “economic sinkers”. The economy might look like it is hanging on but economic growth will ultimately be affected.

  • Vance Wong
  • 12 October 2015
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    4 Valuation Ratios To Help Your Investments

    Valuation, one of the most exciting things ever to circulate in investment language. More often than not, this is one of the building blocks that form the final decision of whether or not you might even consider that stock/company into your portfolio.

  • Louis Kent Lee and Tan Jia Hui
  • 09 October 2015
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    Dr Chan: 3 Keys To Surviving A Stock Market Crash

    Since April this year, the stock market has been trending downwards from its peak, and has been throwing up scary moments every month. After the Straits Times Index fell below 3,000 points, panic spread, and people were calling for help and advice.

  • 09 October 2015
  • Aspire, Dr Chan Yan Chong, Thought Leaders
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    3 Reasons Why Rate Hike Unlikely to Happen This Year

    As the jitters from the holding of the interest rates by the Federal Reserve (Fed) persist in the market, more bad news began streaming coming in. Poorer employment figures were reported as job creation in US missed expectations. To worsen the woes, the German factory orders had unexpectedly fallen. These led to several market watchers’ speculation that the rate hike will not even happen this year.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 09 October 2015
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    Daniel Loh: Bull Still Running, Buy Commodities While You Can

    Here are a few recent happenings that would concern investors: the latest US Jobs Report release showing weaker-than-expected payroll expansion, and the surge in gold prices last Friday. Does this mean that the US economy is going to be dragged further and further down by the slowing global economy, and that investors should bet heavily on gold now? We have interviewed local investment guru Daniel Loh for his views on the above questions.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 09 October 2015
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    GKE Corp

    GKE Corp, Attractive Pipeline Laid For A Bright 2016

    GKE Corp is a leading integrated logistics solutions provider that offers a one-stop comprehensive set of solutions for supply chain management.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 08 October 2015
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    Bloomberg

    Gross, Seeing Stocks Plunging Another 10%, Urges Flight To Cash

    Bill Gross, who in January predicted that many asset classes would end the year lower, said US equities have another 10 percent to fall and investors should sit out the current volatility in cash.

  • Bloomberg
  • 08 October 2015
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    Swiss commodities trader Glencore's logo is seen in front of its headquarters in Baar

    Gary Shilling: Short-sell Commodities Amidst Perpetual Decline

    As commodity prices continue to fall, bankruptcies among producers and industry consolidation will no doubt accelerate. Suppliers of farm, mining and construction equipment are already troubled. With this onslaught, it’s no surprise that Glencore, the huge Swiss company that dominates global commodities markets, lost a third of its value in a single day last week.

  • Bloomberg
  • 08 October 2015
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    Sheng Siong

    Sheng Siong Group – Resilience Amid Uncertainty

    Despite the uncertain global economic situation coupled with China’s economic troubles, Sheng Siong Group’s shares have gained 25 percent over the past year to $0.825 as of 2 Oct 2015 from $0.66 a year ago.

  • Joey Ho
  • 07 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 07 October 2015
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    Kevin Gin Feature

    Kevin Gin: Looming Crisis Bigger Than Lehman; Diversify & Buy Defensive Sectors

    For Singaporean investors, one of safer options is to have a diversified portfolio. That means not to only have stocks in emerging markets or developed markets, but both, or even frontier markets. It is important to look at more defensive and secure sectors as well, like healthcare and consumer non-durables.

  • Vance Wong
  • 07 October 2015
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    Setting Up For A Rally Or Falling Off The Fiscal Cliff

    Why Has Kingsmen Creatives Ltd’s Stock Dropped By 17% In a Year?

    Over long stretches of time, there are just two things that push a stock up or down: The investment return, driven by earnings growth and dividends, and the speculative return, driven by changes in the price-earnings (P/E) ratio.

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 06 October 2015
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    AK: Know What is Financially Manageable and Guaranteed!

    As investors, we recognise that we could make investment mistakes. So, it is important to size our positions appropriately so that if an investment turned out to be a mistake, it would not sink our entire portfolio.It is partly about making losses financially manageable. So, what is financially manageable?

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 06 October 2015
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    GSS Energy – Eye Catching Valuations

    GSS Energy (“GSS”) share price plunged 31 percent to close at $0.097 on 24 Jul 2015 after the announcement that KUD had terminated the services of GSS’ subsidiary PT Cepu Sakti Energy (“PT CSE”).

  • Ernest Lim
  • 05 October 2015
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    7 Things Preventing The Bull In US, & Singapore

    CNBC’s Mad Money host Jim Cramer, a retired fund manager with decades of experience, talked about seven things that are preventing the US market, and essentially the entire world market, from a bull market.

  • Vance Wong
  • 05 October 2015
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    Daniel Loh: Hold & Wait; Buy Growth Stocks When Market Recovers

    Economists and analysts have yet to arrive at an agreement to when the US Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates. Some are looking forward to a rate hike in this December, while others think that it is more likely to happen next year. As such, we have interviewed local investment guru Daniel Loh for his views on the issue.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 05 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 05 October 2015
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    68-Perspective - Economy

    We Just Got the Perfect Snapshot of the Global Economy

    If you want to understand what’s happening with the global economy right now, then all you need to do is look at some of the data that came out in the last 24 hours.

  • Bloomberg
  • 02 October 2015
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    UBS: October Outlook, Time To Buy US & Eurozone

    The Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of UBS has released a report on the global market outlook for the month of October. In view of the increasing volatility, he feels that the current market is facing a mid-market slowdown but not a recession. This is mainly contributed by better economic data from the US and gradual recovery in China. In addition, further stimulus can be expected from the Eurozone and Japan.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 02 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 02 October 2015
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    AK: 10 Sources of Passive Income from Non-REITS, 2015

    Some wonder if Mr. Market could go into a depression. I don’t know about that but I do know that many stocks became much more attractively priced in the last three months.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 01 October 2015
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    All Eyes On How The Anticipated Economic Rebound Takes Shape

    Will ChipEngSeng Start To Have A Nice Rebound After Consolidation?

    With the STI consolidating in a small range, tt may be a time for investors to look out for some strong stocks that had showed some strength and are ready to stage some rebound.

  • Robin Han
  • 30 September 2015
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    American Oil

    3 Attractive Markets Before US Fed Rate Hike!

    In a recent report from the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of UBS, he reiterated his position on a Fed interest rate increase this year and his support for opportunities in developed economies. Furthermore, billionaire investors Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn have increased their bet in the energy sector.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 30 September 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 30 September 2015
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    Yuan Devaluation: Pick Industry-Specific Stocks

    China has depreciated the value of the yuan by approximately 4 percent in August, sparking concerns over the possibility of a currency war. Economists have suggested that this sudden depreciation might trigger a fresh round of currency weakening around the emerging world and provoke global recession. With regards to this topic, we have interviewed active market trader, registered fund manager, educator and author Mr DAR Wong, as well as Chinese equities expert Mr Kevin Gin, for their views.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 30 September 2015
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    noble_feature

    Resignation Of Noble’s Co-Founder Mr Elman From The Audit Committee, Not Impressive

    As the first and only person to publicly call for the resignation of Mr Elman from all roles at Noble let me acknowledge that this is both a step in the right direction…and not nearly enough.

  • 29 September 2015
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    M1

    M1: Dividend Yield Of 6.7%, Packed With Good Upside Range

    At the time of writing, M1’s dividend yield is currently trading at 6.7 percent, highest among its Telco peers in Singapore; SingTel (4.6 percent), StarHub (5.8 percent).

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 29 September 2015
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    Retail-currency

    FOREX: 2 Reasons To Stay Away From CNY & MYR; Buy USD

    Nevertheless, amidst all the pressure and uncertainty in Asian markets, there are still opportunities for investors if they are looking in the right places. To Kevin Gin, it is quite straightforward when it comes to China: look in the same direction as the government.

  • Vance Wong
  • 29 September 2015
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    Bull and bear , symbolic beasts of market trend

    Ernest Lim: STI Bearish Target Of Around 2,757 Points

    The past two weeks have been eventful with the conclusion of the FOMC meeting on 18 Sep with no rate hike, amid concerns on an uncertain outlook for global growth, recent financial-market turmoil and low inflation.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 28 September 2015
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    Valuetronics: Inexpensive With A High Dividend Yield Of 8.8%

    Apart from consistently clocking positive cash flows from operations, free cash flow (FCF) – an important gauge of a firm’s earnings power – has also been positive in the past four years (in fact, FCF has been positive for seven out of the past 10 years).

  • Tan Jia Hui
  • 28 September 2015
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    AK: Aim to Pay off Home Loan and Hit the Minimum Sum ASAP

    The title of the reader’s email was “CPF Haywire”. So, imagine my trepidation as I clicked on the email.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 28 September 2015
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    DARWONG01

    DAR Wong: Stay Away from Chinese Equities for Now

    China’s economic slowdown has sent stock markets all over the world into panic, and it was this uncertainty that had persuaded the US Federal reserve to keep interest rates on hold. To make matters even more worrying, China has also devalued its currency in August, which made it around 2% weaker against the US dollar. Why is this so and what does this mean to investors? To answer these questions, we have interviewed Mr DAR Wong, active market trader, registered fund manager, educator and author for his insights. Below is a slightly edited version of the interview.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 28 September 2015
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    IMG_0209

    2 Attractive HK Insurance Stocks After PBOC Rate Cuts

    Last two weeks I talked about Chinese banking stocks and the challenges they are facing, such as weak earnings growth, deteriorating asset quality and narrowing net interest margins. In comparison to banking stocks, China’s insurance stocks have fewer woes to worry about.

  • Louis Wong
  • 28 September 2015
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    QAF Limited: Ideal For Dividend Hunters (5% Dividend Yield!)

    Apart from the group’s 60 percent strong market share of the packaged loaf bread segment in Singapore, the group also produces 17 to 20 percent of the total pork produced in Australia.

  • Joey Ho
  • 25 September 2015
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    Chinese Yuan To Devalue By At Least 10%?

    When I attended an investment seminar in Singapore on 12 September, it was interesting that most of the audience’s questions revolved around the Chinese stock market and the Chinese yuan.

  • 25 September 2015
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    China Beige Book Says Pessimism ‘Thoroughly Divorced From Facts’

    China’s economy is not as weak as it may look, according to a private survey from a New York-based research group that says it’s a myth the nation’s slowdown is intensifying.

  • Bloomberg
  • 23 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 23 September 2015
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    Kevin Gin: 2 Reasons Why You Should Still Invest In China

    Investors should keep a look out for the industries that are being supported by upcoming policies put forth by the Chinese government. In short, know the industries that the government will be supporting.

  • Vance Wong
  • 23 September 2015
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    Can This Stock With A Massive 10.5% Yield Be A Good Dividend Investment?

    Dividends are ultimately paid using the cash that a company has and that can come from a few sources. A company can 1) take on debt, 2) issue new shares, 3) sell its assets, and/or 4) generate cash from its daily business activities.

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 22 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 21 September 2015
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    Fed Officials Make Case For 2015 Liftoff After September Hold

    Three Federal Reserve policy makers argued on Saturday for lifting the central bank’s key interest rate before year-end, countering bets by many traders that the Fed will wait until 2016.

  • Bloomberg
  • 21 September 2015
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    Taliworks Eyes Kajang Silk Highway

    Taliworks Corporation is eyeing Silk Holdings’ unit, Sistem Lingkaran-Lebuhraya Kajang (SILK), the concession holder for the 37 kilometres Kajang Traffic Dispersal Ring Road.

  • 21 September 2015
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    El. Erian: 3 Ignored Sectors You Can Look At Now

    Earlier yesterday, Allianz Chief Economic Adviser Mohamed El. Erian mentioned in an interview with CNBC that there are several sectors in the market that has been ignored for some time. Essentially, this is the time where investors can find great value in three sectors mentioned by Mohamed: emerging markets, oil and tech.

  • Vance Wong
  • 21 September 2015
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    Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged “AGAIN”

    This is beginning to sound like an old record that keeps playing. “The Fed has left interest rates unchanged; AGAIN.”

  • 18 September 2015
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    Experts-Picks

    3Q Update: Top 3 STI Components With High Yields!

    Last quarter, an article was written on the top three yielding counters on the Straits Times Index (STI), based on the yield monitor report of the Singapore market from OCBC Investment Research (OIR). OIR has released a report for the third quarter.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 18 September 2015
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    U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen News Conference Following FOMC Meeting

    3 Reasons Why Fed Postponed Rate Hike; What You Can Do

    While the possibility of a rate hike is still open until the next meeting on October 27-28, some economists are saying that the Fed will wait till after the December meeting instead. The question right now is, why is the Fed waiting when the US economy has improved “according to expectations”?

  • Vance Wong
  • 18 September 2015
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    DARWONG01

    DAR Wong: Fed Rates Not Raised; 2 Things Investors Can Take Note Of

    The US Federal Reserve has decided to leave its interest-rate target unchanged. The reasons given are that the economy has not recovered enough, as well as slowing job growth, and the resulting low inflation, which further lessens the need to raise interest rates.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 18 September 2015
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    Janet Yellen

    How Will The Fed Voters Vote Tonight For The Rate Hike?

    Although markets are reacting in a way as though a rate hike is not going to happen this month, conservatively, it’s better prudence to review the latest round of statements said by Federal Reserve Officials so far to determine the overall real tone.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 17 September 2015
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    Why Fed Rate Hikes Could Be Helpful for Asia

    In 2008, Asian economies had good reason to race to decouple from the struggling West. The collapse of Lehman Brothers and subsequent contagion sent export-dependent countries in search of a more reliable customer. Not surprisingly, they latched onto China.

  • William Pesek
  • 17 September 2015
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    7 Reasons Why Feds Are Indecisive; Dissecting Rate-Hike Hype: El. Erian

    Let’s take a deep breath: It shouldn’t matter that much whether the Federal Reserve decides this week to raise interest rates by 25 basis points, or possibly even less. And the prospect of an increase certainly shouldn’t produce dire warnings about another “Lehman moment” that would lead to global economic and financial calamity.

  • Bloomberg
  • 17 September 2015
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    Ying Li’s Current Share Price Is Lower Than GFC!

    Amid the backdrop of the recent market weakness, I have done my personal compilation of stocks whose past year Price to Book Value (“P/BV”) are lower than their average five year P/BV .

  • Ernest Lim
  • 16 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 16 September 2015
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    AK: A Story of Two Friends and Their CPF Savings

    I always enjoy a good story and Kai Xiang wrote a pretty good one to share with me. He has graciously allowed me to share the story here in ASSI.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 16 September 2015
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    Supporters of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) wait for their candidates at a nomination center ahead of the general elections in Singapore

    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).

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 16 September 2015
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    YZJ

    Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Will Become A Blue Chip Soon – Is It A Cheap Stock?

    As Yangzijiang is one of the trio that will become blue chips soon (21 September), now may be a good time to look at how cheap or expensive it is.

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 15 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 15 September 2015
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    Singapore Banks Trading At Near Global Financial Crisis Low Valuations

    Dear all, I have been doing my regular market analysis (homework) and after reading many pessimistic or “not so good” reports, I decided it is an opportune time to do a short write-up on our Singapore market. Recent Sell Off In The Equity Markets Due To The recent sell off may be attributable to the [...]

  • Ernest Lim
  • 14 September 2015
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    Experts-Picks

    UOB: Silverlake Axis Potential Upside of 23%

    Silverlake Axis (SILV) was attacked by a short seller known as “razor99”, who released an online report accusing the firm of fraudulent accounting practice. Circumstances were made worst when SILV released the less-than-rosy results of their latest financial quarter. This is the second company on SGX to come under attack this year after Noble Group. So, this a case of real exposed fraud or a malicious attack for the purpose of self gain?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 14 September 2015
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    IMG_0209

    Chinese Commercial Banks Growing At 27.9% CAGR

    Last week I mentioned that China’s state-owned banks reported weak earnings growth in the first half of this year and the outlook for Chinese banking stocks remains challenging. Yet, there are always exceptions—some of China’s city commercial banks are still posting strong earnings growth and stable asset quality. One good example is Shengjing Bank (2066.HK) which was listed in Hong Kong last December. Headquartered in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, Shengjing Bank is the largest city commercial bank in terms of total assets and net profits in Northeast China. As of 30 June 2015, its total assets amounted to RMB 588.2 billion, representing an increase of 16.9 percent as compared to that at the end of last year.

  • Louis Wong
  • 14 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).

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 14 September 2015
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    stock pickers

    Aggregate Asset Management: A Unique Breed Of Fund Managers

    In the sea of market volatility these past couple of months, it is easy for one to forget the real fundamentals of the stock market game.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 10 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 10 September 2015
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    Buy High-Dividend Blue Chips If Market Crashes

    What I am most worried about now is still the issue of a US rate in September, so I suggest investors to stay on the sideline for now. Investors who are losing sleep over their stock holdings may wish to convert some into high-dividend blue chip stocks. For long-term investors, the rise and fall in share prices is just a paper game of their net worth. I always advise investors to switch to blue chips in a market crash. I view share prices as just numbers on the computer, while dividends are what I have in my pocket to spend as I like.

  • 10 September 2015
  • Aspire, Dr Chan Yan Chong, Thought Leaders
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    OSIM_Main

    OSIM International – Steady Growth And Big War Chest

    To identify a value growth company, we can first look into the company’s business. And this company that we’ve shortlisted, is none other than OSIM International.

  • Joey Ho
  • 09 September 2015
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    CPF feature

    GE2015: How 3 Parties’ CPF Proposals Will Affect You

    The General Election is just around the corner, and as expected, the issue of Central Provident Fund (CPF) is fiercely debated between PAP and the opposition parties. So, what exactly do the latter want for a change?

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 09 September 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance
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    Mee-Siam

    AK: About REITs—Think Mee Siam When You Think about Optimum Profits

    Not long ago AK had a chat with an interested reader regarding the topic on REITs. The Reader is addressed as “F”, and below is a slightly edited version of their conversation, in which AK explained the difference between “maximum” and “optimal” using the example of a Mee Siam stall.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 09 September 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    mobius

    Mobius To Beijing: Quit Fighting The Market And Let Stocks Fall

    Mark Mobius, Tom DeMark and George Magnus – world-renowned forecasters who view markets through three very different lenses – are all finding common ground with their predictions that Chinese shares have further to drop.

  • Bloomberg
  • 08 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).

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 08 September 2015
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    2 Companies With Management Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Is

    One of the more commonly used strategies by investors is to follow insider transactions. Some might even assume that since insiders are “in the know,” they might be better equipped to predict the share price of a company.

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 07 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 07 September 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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    IMG_0209

    Why H Shares and A Shares “Grew Apart”

    The divergence in valuation between dual-listed companies in China and Hong Kong has widened again recently. The Hang Seng China AH Premium index, which measured the valuation gap, rose to 146.52 on 2 September, implying that the A shares of those dual-listed companies are trading at a 46.52 percent premium to the H shares. The divergence in valuation between AH shares of Chinese banking stocks also widened substantially in the last week. Take the Bank of China (BOC) as an example; its H shares dropped 4.8 percent between 26 August and 2 September, whiles its A shares rose 15.85 percent in the same period resulting in a 53.7 percent premium.

  • Louis Wong
  • 07 September 2015
  • Aspire
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    CashIsKing_1

    Bill Gross: Growth Remains Anaemic, Cash Is King

    “Too little, too late,” wrote Legendary bond guru and Janus Capital’s Bond Fund Manager, Bill Gross in his recent economic outlook for September, to address concerns about the impending rates hike.

  • Vance Wong
  • 07 September 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    ISO Team Can Probably Benefit From The Singapore General Elections

    ISO is sitting on a record order book amounting to $84.7 million, and is the lowest tenderer currently for five projects pending tender award confirmation, worth some $14.4 million.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 04 September 2015
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    Ezion’s Net Profits Down 36%; But It’s Time To Buy

    Analysts’ eyes were on Ezion after it released weaker-than-expected 2Q15 results. This is a continuation of the weak 1Q15 results as prices of crude brent oil are still in a slump. Despite the poor financial performance of the counter and weak market sentiments circling the offshore marine sector, it might not be doomsday for Ezion, but a buying opportunity.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 04 September 2015
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    Job Market Pick Up; Rate Hike Imminent: Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Federal Reserve officials could be in a jam as they prepare for their Sept. 15-16 policy meeting: The growing divergence between the relatively healthy U.S. economy and the turbulence elsewhere is complicating their deliberations over whether to begin a rate-raising campaign immediately or delay any action until December or beyond.

  • Bloomberg
  • 04 September 2015
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    Market Turmoil Might Make It The Ideal Time For September Rate Hike

    A number of sell-side economists have pushed back their estimates of when the Federal Reserve will deliver its first interest rate hike in light of the chaos in global markets.

  • Bloomberg
  • 03 September 2015
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    El. Erian: Feds Will Wait; Buy Commodities

    Outlook for investors (based on El-Erian’s views): Reluctant Fed rate hike, possible volatility, and outflows pave a bumpy road for emerging market assets. Even if rates were to be hiked, it was mentioned in an earlier article by S&P experts that the hike would be minimal. As such, commodities seem to be the short-term performer.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 03 September 2015
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    Risk averse and putting money in STI ETF, REITs or stocks?

    Buying into the local ETF is a good idea for people who do not have the time or inclination to do stock picking. I always say this. It allows anyone to participate in the health of Singapore’s economy. Long term investors who invest regularly should do reasonably well…Investing in stocks and REITs require more active management of your portfolio. I do not know if this would outperform or underperform the STI ETF. However, this should beat inflation by a comfortable margin.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 03 September 2015
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    Trade Or Invest, Choose One, Not Both: Barry Ritholtz

    It is an old cliche because it’s true: Trader’s should never let a bad trade turn into an investment; investors should never try to trade in and out or time the markets.

  • Bloomberg
  • 03 September 2015
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    Singapore has been crowned the most expensive city for the second year running.

    2 SG Blue Chips Priced Attractively After Market Bloodbath

    At the time of writing, we are staring at losses across Asian markets, HSI (down 334.86 points), SSE Composite (down 109.31 points).

  • 02 September 2015
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    Get the Most out of ASSI as We Embrace Financial Security

    These days, very often, when readers ask me questions, I would direct them to my blog’s “Search” function found at the top of the blog. What? You didn’t know there is one? Alamak, you must be reading my blog using your mobile phone all the time. The mobile friendly version of my blog shows the latest 5 blog posts and that’s about it. Apart from the “Search” function, the full web version of my blog also has plenty of useful links in the left and right side bars. There are links to recommended blog posts, the latest news and comments, for example.Having said this, I would like to share an inspirational email from a new reader who has made good use of the full web version of my blog over a short period of two months:

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 02 September 2015
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    Record Results Reported By ISOTeam; Net Profit Surged 34%

    ISOTeam reported its FY15 results on 28 Aug 2015 before market. FY15 revenue and net profit surged 17 percent and 34 percent respectively to $81.7 million and $8.1 million respectively.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 01 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 01 September 2015
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    Singapore Airlines; Sell Off Raises Stock’s Attraction Levels

    Among the stocks seen being hit on the STI, Singapore’s flagship airlines, SIA has seen a nose dive in its share price to an all-time low; year to date.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 31 August 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 31 August 2015
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    Is the Bull Market Over: Barry Ritholtz

    Is the bull market, which started after the lows of early 2009, coming to an end? Let’s have a look at some data, as well as the arguments pro and con, to see if we can find any insight. In particular, I want to look at the latest economic, corporate and market issues to see what we might learn.

  • Bloomberg
  • 31 August 2015
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    Winning the Game of Stocks: A Simple Guide before Playing the Game

    If you have watched the Game of Thrones, you might have found the plot shockingly unpredictable.The “game of stocks” is similar in terms of its unpredictability. Speculating the movements of the stock market is hard. Its emotions can be volatile, irrational, and indecipherable as they are affected by the emotions of millions of players in the market.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 31 August 2015
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    ST Engineering; Resilient Business At A Discount?

    Singapore Technologies Engineering (STEng) – a firm that specialises in aerospace, electronics, land system and marine capabilities for defence and commercial usage – is a local enterprise that should not be unfamiliar to Singaporeans.

  • Tan Jia Hui
  • 28 August 2015
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    Daniel Loh: Chinese Economy Not Cause of Global Rout

    It seems like everybody is pointing fingers at China now. It is easy to blame the Chinese economy for the worldwide stock market rout, but people do not realise that China’s economy has been in a bad shape for some time already.

  • Vance Wong
  • 28 August 2015
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    S&P Experts On Imminent Rate Hike: Buy Commodities; No Bonds

    Ever since the Federal Open Committee Meeting (FOMC) minutes were released, economists and expert analysts have been discussing it. While there was no explicit indication that the US Federal Reserve would hike rates, there is a growing consensus that it will happen in September.

  • Vance Wong
  • 28 August 2015
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    Hold Off Your Excitement As Yuan Devaluation Sparks Stock Market Rout

    On 24 August, the global stock market went into a free-fall mode. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 588 points (3.6 percent) at closing after plummeting more than 1,000 points at the open.

  • 28 August 2015
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    Currency Exchange Bureaus As China Roils Markets For Second Day As Yuan Tumbles With Stocks

    Could China’s Yuan Devaluation Spark A New Financial Crisis?

    Asia’s biggest economy is slowing, the Federal Reserve is about to kick off an interest rate tightening cycle, and China has just devalued its currency.

  • Bloomberg
  • 27 August 2015
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    Adam Khoo: Knowing How to Invest Is the Best Investment

    17 percent of Singaporean households are millionaires, and the numbers are still growing. Today, Singapore still remains the most expensive city in the world, which makes it seem even harder for one to gain financial freedom, considering how much spending is required.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 27 August 2015
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    Hong Kong Not Spared From Recent Rout

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index ended with a 205-point loss before the market closed on Tuesday (UST). The roller coaster ride continues as investors are questioning when this would start to settle down. Louis Wong, Director of Phillip Securities Hong Kong gave his two cents about the current situation in US, China and Hong Kong.

  • Vance Wong
  • 27 August 2015
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    Chinese Telcom Thriving Despite Stock Market Downturn

    During the recent selloff in the China and Hong Kong stock markets, Chinese telcom operators have shown resilience and have outperformed the broad market. For instance, the share price of China Telecom (0728.HK) remains almost unchanged month-to-date while China Mobile (0941.HK) and China Unicom (0762.HK) are down 8.7 percent and 5.1 percent respectively, while the blue-chip Hang Seng Index has plummeted 13.1 percent.

  • Louis Wong
  • 27 August 2015
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    DeMark Says Chinese Stocks Are At Make-Or-Break Inflection Point

    Tom DeMark, who predicted this month’s selloff in Chinese stocks, said the Shanghai Composite Index may extend its decline by 13 percent should it stay below a critical technical level on Wednesday.

  • Bloomberg
  • 26 August 2015
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    Analysts: Stronger Property Sales; Time to Buy into Developers?

    Local private residential property sales data for July 2015 was released recently. Analysts were surprised as the new home sales figure (excluding Executive Condominiums) surged three times year on year (yoy). This was mainly due to the boost from High Park Residences, which saw a high take-up rate of 85 percent and contributed to 73 percent of the figure.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 26 August 2015
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    Why the Fed Is Wishy-Washy on Rate Timing: Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Yesterday’s highly anticipated release of the Federal Reserve minutes of last month’s policy-making meeting did little to answer decisively the question on the minds of many market participants: whether the Fed will raise interest rates in September, the first increase in more than nine years. The minutes didn’t necessarily reflect a Fed that wishes to keep its cards close to its chest. Instead, they were an indication of the analytical complexity of the situation facing the central bank.

  • Bloomberg
  • 25 August 2015
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    PIMCO's Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer El-Erian speaks during an interview at Thomson Reuters in New York

    El-Erian: Not ‘Flash’ Crash But Market Sell-off

    The first thing that one must look at when looking for the reason behind the 1,000-point drop of the S&P 500 Dow Jones is the Yuan (CNY) devaluation on August 11. Also, the S&P 500 had been running for almost four years without a significant correction.

  • Vance Wong
  • 25 August 2015
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    Global Stock Shock: Why and What’s Next

    24th August is now known by the world as China’s “Black Monday”. The Shanghai composite index has dropped by 8.5 percent, wiping out all gains made this year. This very gloomy Monday has also sparked global losses, wiping hundreds of billions of dollars off world markets and sent global stocks plunging.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 25 August 2015
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    Setting Up For A Rally Or Falling Off The Fiscal Cliff

    Putting The Stock Market’s Fierce Decline Into Context

    On 24th August, the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) fell by a mighty 4.3 percent to 2,843 points. It’s painful and can be somewhat shocking. But let’s put things into context.

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 25 August 2015
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    Successful Investors Are Vulnerable And Humble About It

    Successful investors, being humans, can make mistakes too. What is important is the attitude that set when investing, which could well help determine our successes or failures.

  • Alvin.Chow
  • 24 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 24 August 2015
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    Choosing a Flat for Newly-wed Couples

    One of the biggest headaches for newly-wed couples in Singapore should probably be choosing a suitable and affordable home. Although most of us are able to pay the down payments and the subsequent instalments through our Central Provident Fund (CPF) money, it would typically take a Singaporean couple one to two decades to pay off the housing loan.

  • Vance Wong
  • 24 August 2015
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    How to Have Enough for Retirement and Do Charity?

    AK shares an email conversation with one of his readers, on how to make the best out of one’s savings to enable a smooth, early retirement, and also be able to give back to society and help those in need.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 24 August 2015
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    The Most Important Thing You Must Do Now With the Markets Crumbling

    It isn’t easy being an investor these days with the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), Singapore’s stock market barometer, appearing to be in a never-ending slide.

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 21 August 2015
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    Analysts: 30% Upside For Venture Despite Higher Tax

    Venture Corp (VMS) has announced its 2Q15 results that were in line with expectations from the street. However, the results were dimmed by the surge of tax cost this quarter. Nevertheless, analysts still hold bullish sentiments towards the counter.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 21 August 2015
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    Bill Gross: Expect Rate Hike—Painful Cure to Longstanding Problems

    A few weeks ago, Bill Gross released an August issue of his investment outlook for the remaining part of this year. The legendary bond guru talked about a very probable September interest rates hike and mentioned how important it is to the US economy, and essentially the world.

  • Vance Wong
  • 21 August 2015
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    CapitaLand Mall Trust Mulls Status Of Rivervale Mall

    In what may be indication of an impending divestment, Singapore-listed retail REIT CapitaLand Mall Trust announced on 19 August that it is “currently exploring various options” with regards to a property in its portfolio known as Rivervale Mall.

  • REITsWeek
  • 20 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)

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 20 August 2015
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    Winning the Game of Stocks with Adam Khoo

    A widely known motivational speaker and best-selling author in Singapore, Adam Khoo shared his investment strategies for both retail and professional investors in his book, Winning the Game of Stocks! that was released earlier this year. Although Adam is better known for his inspirational workshops, he is also a professional investor and investment advisor for the Wealth Academy FX Growth Fund. One of the key highlights of his book is explaining how one can actually become a millionaire by investing on an average salary.

  • Vance Wong
  • 20 August 2015
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    CNY & Bomb Attacks Weakens THB Further

    Previously, the USD/THB has hit a multi-year high of 35.561 on 12 Aug because of the Chinese Yuan (CNY) devaluation, Maybank Kim Eng (MBKE) reported. The Thai Baht (THB) slowly recovered shortly after that but it was short-lived.

  • Vance Wong
  • 20 August 2015
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    China Devaluation Sparks Gold Buying Everywhere — Except China

    After last week’s surprise yuan devaluation investors everywhere were eager to buy gold as a haven. Everywhere, that is, except in China.

  • Bloomberg
  • 19 August 2015
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    Is Apple a Meaningful Stock Market Indicator?: Barry Ritholtz

    With the stock markets down almost (OMG!) 5 percent from their all-time highs, lots of folks are looking for signs that the bull is dying, if not dead. One of the more portentous omens is the recent decline and volatility of Apple’s stock.

  • Bloomberg
  • 19 August 2015
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    Petra Foods, Held Hostage By Weak Indonesian Demand And Currency Woes

    Petra Foods, a food and beverage products maker released 2Q15 results that reflected blows from weaker Indonesian demand and a depreciating Indonesian ringgit.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 18 August 2015
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    Analysts Bullish on GLP; 30% Upside!

    After the release of its latest quarter, the management of Global Logistic Properties (GLP) announced a lower earning guidance for its Chinese properties. This caused a sell down in the market with GLP losing over 20 percent in value from its year high. Despite the adjustment, analysts believe that there is still value in this counter. Let us see why!

  • Raymond Leung
  • 18 August 2015
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    2H15: Sep Rates Hike; China Cheap Again

    With recent uncertainties about interest rates and the outlook for the global economy in 2H2015, many investors are confused about their next step. Local investment guru Daniel Loh will be discussing possible investment opportunities that the current climate offers in an upcoming seminar on 24 August 2015 (Monday).

  • Vance Wong
  • 18 August 2015
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    Soo Kee Group IPO–How Sparkly is This “Jewel”?

    Soo Kee Group is offering 112.5m shares of which 103.5m is for placement and 9m for public offer at $0.30 each for a listing on Catalist. The IPO will close on 12pm on 18 August 2015. The market cap of the company will be $168.8m.

  • Mr.IPO
  • 18 August 2015
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    Golden Agri-Resources Latest Earnings: A Slippery Slide

    Golden Agri-Resources reported its fiscal first-half earnings yesterday morning. The reporting period was from 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2015.

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 17 August 2015
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    Maybe China’s Government Doesn’t Have a Master Plan: Justin Fox

    As a long-time consumer of economic commentary about China, I can probably recite the basic narrative underpinning most of it in my sleep: Yes, China’s economy faces challenge X. But the government has a plan for getting past it, the People’s Bank of China has many tools at its disposal and, hey, look at that $3.7 trillion in foreign exchange reserves!

  • Bloomberg
  • 16 August 2015
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    Why We Chose M1 Among The Singapore Telcos

    In terms of market size, M1 is the smallest among the three providers. This write up will reveal why size should not be the only thing you should be looking at with your investment lenses when it comes to evaluating the local Telcos.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 14 August 2015
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    Singapore’s Economic Transformation; Where Will She Stand 50 Years On?

    On 9 August 1965, the Republic of Singapore was thrust into existence abruptly, having been booted out of Malaysia. 50 years later, Singapore has transformed into a wealthy country with a per capita gross domestic product that is ranked third in the world.

  • 14 August 2015
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    An Optimistic Way to Look at China’s Devaluation: William Pesek

    PHOTOGRAPHER: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES China’s surprise devaluation is sure to stir up fear and loathing among the world’s economic populists. (Keep your eyes on Donald Trump’s Twitter account.) But the move deserves praise, not condemnation.  It might even prove a boon for world growth. Beijing spent much of the last year propping up the yuan [...]

  • Bloomberg
  • 14 August 2015
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    Analysts: Steady Growth of Sheng Siong Group to Bring Over 20 Percent Upside!

    All eyes on the street returned to Sheng Siong Group (SSG) as they announced their latest quarter. SSG has been favoured by analysts as a defensive stock with its strong dividend payouts. The stable growth by SSG has allowed analysts to reiterate their bullish view towards the group.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 14 August 2015
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    An Update To Noble Group’s Employees

    Not too long ago I wrote to you to warn you about the problems at your company and how these issues could jeopardize your livelihood.

  • 13 August 2015
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    William Pesek: 1990s Come Back to Haunt Malaysia

    Malaysia’s ongoing currency crash has many causes: a worsening global outlook, plunging commodity prices and, of course, the political scandal enveloping Prime Minister Najib Razak. But the real culprit is the year 1997.

  • Bloomberg
  • 13 August 2015
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    CMC Infocomm IPO–Buy Only When in Mood to Punt

    CMC Infocomm Limited is offering 24m New Shares at $0.25 each. There will be 21.6m placement shares and a public tranche of 2.4m shares. The IPO will end on 12pm on 11 Aug 2015 and start trading on 13 Aug 2015. The market cap is around S$38m.

  • Mr.IPO
  • 13 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 12 August 2015
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    China Devalues Yuan By Most In Two Decades To Combat Slowdown

    China devalued the Chinese yuan by the most in two decades, ending a four-month peg to the dollar that had battered exporters and undermined the government’s pledge to boost the role of market pricing in Asia’s largest economy.

  • Bloomberg
  • 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 12 August 2015
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    How Wealthy Is Everyone Who Isn’t Rich?

    We are in short fascinated with other people’s wealth. What about the rest of the income strata? As it turns out, there is a fascinating story there as well. It may not be as glitzy and luxe as the Billionaires Index, but it is a tale of gradual improvement. So says a recent data analysis on the Global Middle Class by the Pew Research Center.

  • Bloomberg
  • 12 August 2015
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    Singapore Trims Growth Forecast After GDP Fell Last Quarter

    Singapore slashed the upper end of its growth forecast for 2015 after the economy shrank last quarter, signaling a softened outlook even as the government prepares for a general election.

  • Bloomberg
  • 11 August 2015
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    China’s Sportswear Industry Getting Back in Shape

    Since 2011, China’s sportswear industry has been struggling with overproduction that resulted in heavy discounting to reduce inventory. Financial results of listed companies were adversely affected. Li-Ning(2331.HK), a leading sports brand that represents China worldwide, posted losses for the third consecutive year in 2014. Other listed companies such as ANTA Sports (2020.HK), Xtep International (1368.HK) and 361 Degrees (1361) reported weaker financial results in the last three years.

  • Louis Wong
  • 10 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 10 August 2015
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    Feeling depressed about paper losses?

    Investing is an activity that comes with risks, which explains why some compare it to gambling. Most investors inevitably face losses at some point of time, but how much is too much, and what is the right mindset to adopt?

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 07 August 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance
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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).

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 07 August 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    Hi-P Has Tumbled 42% Since 2015 High. What Gives?

    Hi-P has tumbled 42 percent since the high of $0.790 on 29 Jan 2015 to close $0.460 today. This underperformance is even more appalling if we compare it against the 7.1 percent drop in FTSE ST All Share Index over the same period.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 06 August 2015
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    China’s Market Intervention Can’t Continue Like This: Bloomberg

    Having put their credibility on the line by propping up the stock market, Chinese officials may now think they have little choice but to keep pouring resources into equities: Fears that the government might ease up are what seem to have sparked the rout earlier this week.

  • Bloomberg
  • 06 August 2015
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    Chinese Airlines Benefit as Oil Prices Fall to Six-Month Low

    After many airlines were burned because of slumping fuel prices in 2008 and 2009, Chinese carriers stopped hedging their fuel purchases — even when prices soared above US$100 a barrel. Now they’re having the last laugh.

  • Bloomberg
  • 05 August 2015
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    Keppel Corp Approaches Near All Time Oversold (4 Aug 2015)

    Keppel Corp has slid 23.3% from $9.53 on 14 Apr 2015 to $7.31 today. RSI touches 10.9 today. This is near its 15 year low oversold level of 9.2 since 2000.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 05 August 2015
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    Jack Ma Sees More Hidden Treasures for Alibaba

    Jack Ma, chairman of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, is currently the wealthiest man in China, with a net worth of US$19.5 billion. Many also see him as the most resourceful, dynamic, and innovative CEO in all of China. A little lesser known is the fact that he is also a kung fu novel fanatic who started his career as a humble English teacher. Sounds like a legend? So does Alibaba’s immense success from scratch. Even amidst speculations of China’s economic downturn, its key investment highlights that suggest why the company is still attractive to investors.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 05 August 2015
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    First REIT, The Resilient Healthcare Play

    We all love to invest in healthcare industry. It is stable, resilient to recession and yet has high growth potential. Why don’t we invest in the REIT that provides the hospital?

  • Wilson Ong
  • 04 August 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Bill Gross: Low Interest Rates Not Solution

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), central banker for all central banks in the world, had probably instigated an impending rate hike with their recent annual report. And in Janus Capital’s Bond Fund Manager Bill Gross’s August 2015 outlook, the bond guru talks about how low interest rates are not a solution; it is actually part of the problem.
    As the banker for central banks, any monetary policy changes would be discussed within BIS first. The BIS strongly believes that “persistent ultra-low interest rates” have a substantial impact on the global economy, though no specific country or event was specified.

  • Vance Wong
  • 04 August 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    MGCCT achieves 8.7% increase in DPU for 1QFY15/16

    Office and retail REIT, Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust (MGCCT) (SGX:RW0U) has announced a distribution per unit (DPU) of 1.696 Singapore cents for its 1Q FY15/16, representing an increase of 8.7 percent from 1.56 Singapore cents in the same period last year.

  • REITsWeek
  • 03 August 2015
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    Do I need a bigger home and what to do if I do?

    Housing is a topic that is close to our hearts. It would not be wrong to say that most people tend to be somewhat emotional when talking about our homes. After all, home is where the heart is.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 03 August 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance
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    TravelSky Technology Steadily Flying Along with Chinese Aviation

    Previously, I have talked about China’s aviation sector “taking flight”, as China Eastern Airlines (0670.HK) and China Southern Airlines (1055.HK) have both issued positive profit alert for the first half of 2015 due to robust demand in the civil aviation market. As Chinese airlines are expanding their fleet of aircraft and launching new routes, there is one company that will stand to benefit from it, and that is TravelSky Technology Limited (0696.HK).

  • Louis Wong
  • 03 August 2015
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    TA Corporation: Driving Growth Through Diversification

    To pioneer growth in a largely muted property scene in Singapore, TA Corporation forays into foreign markets and makes diversification its best growth catalyst.

  • Tan Jia Hui
  • 31 July 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Chinese Market To Normalise; SHCOMP Forms Resistance At 4,000 Points

    With Greece’s debt issue somewhat resolved and an Iran nuclear agreement reached, investors should shift their attention to the US Federal Reserve meeting to be convened on 28 and 29 July.

  • 31 July 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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 31 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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    China’s Headaches Are the Fed’s, Too

    It’s time to call Beijing’s aggressive stock-market intervention what it really is: quantitative-easing, Chinese style.

  • Bloomberg
  • 31 July 2015
  • Aspire, Bloomberg Top News
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    4 Takeaways From My Conversation With Mary Buffett

    My knowledge behind the man that made value investing big, the oracle of Omaha; Warren Buffett, was confined largely to the numerous books, annual letters, and interviews he’s done on news channels.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 30 July 2015
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    Images Of DBS Group Ahead Of Second-Quarter Results

    DBS’s Quarterly Profit Increases 15% On Interest, Fee Income

    DBS Group Holdings, Southeast Asia’s largest bank, posted a 15 percent gain in second-quarter profit as its net interest margin rose to a three-year high and fee income climbed to a record.

  • Bloomberg
  • 30 July 2015
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    British Petroleum

    Time Value of Money Enhances BP Profit: Mark Gilbert

    Few institutions understand the time value of money as well as the world’s major oil companies. Spending billions of dollars digging holes in the ground in the hope of finding enough black gold to make a profit in the following decades means taking a long view of what a dollar is worth now versus what its value might be years hence. And that, in turn, helps explain why BP shares are rising today even after the company reported its worst profit in at least a decade.

  • Bloomberg
  • 30 July 2015
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    Do It Right, Profits Will Come Naturally

    Many average traders out there do what they do just for the sole purpose of earning profits from the stock market. In reality, how many traders are actually making sustainable profits that will ultimately lead them to financial freedom? Not many, of course.

  • Vance Wong
  • 30 July 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance, Thought Leaders
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    Macau Gaming Lookout, Do Not Expect Strong Consensus Beats

    The sector that used to be the darling of the stock markets, have, after the clampdown seen by the Chinese government, struggled to reign in its lost popularity.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 29 July 2015
  • Perspective
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    CNBC Fast Money: Love Of A Lifetime Stocks

    To commemorate US’s 239th birthday, CNBC’s “Fast Money” team picked several stocks that could possibly be held for the next 239 years to come. However, 239 years is too long a period to make absolute predictions. We cannot even say for sure which companies would still exist in next five years, let alone the coming century, or more than two centuries for that matter.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 29 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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    Source: alternet

    UBS: Psychology Behind Most Investors

    Many investors and economists have always been trying to find out some concrete reasons of price implications, mainly because of investor behaviour. Understanding investor behaviour would not guarantee spot-on investment predictions, but provides a rough idea of how and when the general market would sway.

  • Vance Wong
  • 29 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Personal Finance
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 29 July 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance
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    Singapore Shipping – Poised For A Chart Breakout?

    Singapore Shipping caught my eye while I am doing the usual chart screening. Based on Chart 1 below, Singapore Shipping has been trading between $0.325 – 0.350 since 13 Apr 2015.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 28 July 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Oil Bulls Flee at Fastest Pace in Three Years as Glut Expands

    Speculators’ conviction that oil will rally weakened at the fastest pace in three years, just before futures tumbled into a bear market.

  • Bloomberg
  • 28 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    68-Market Comms Issue

    Takeaways On QT’s Proposed US$13.14m Convertible Bond Issue

    On 24 Jul 2015, QT Vascular (QT) said that it is proposing to issue up to US$13.14 million of convertible bonds (CB) to strengthen its financial position and allow it to focus more resources on developing its Drug Coated Chocolate® platform further.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 27 July 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Should I sell my HDB flat to fund my condo purchase?

    All of us aspire to a better life, to give our families a better life. This is only normal. In Singapore, part of this aspiration to a better life for many is characterised by a desire to live in a condominium with full facilities and security.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 27 July 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance
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    IMG_0209

    China’s Aviation Sector Soaring High

    While China’s economy continues to slow down, there is at least one sector that manages to continue to grow steadily and that is the aviation sector. Two of China’s listed carriers, China Eastern Airlines (0670.HK) and China Southern Airlines (1055.HK), have issued positive profit alert. The former expects the net profit attributable to shareholders for the first half of 2015 to be RMB3.5 billion to RMB3.7 billion, representing an increase of 24,900 percent to 26,329 percent as compared to the corresponding period last year. The latter expects to turn around in the first half of 2015. Net profit attributable to shareholders is expected to be RMB3.4 billion to RMB3.6 billion as compared to the net loss of RMB 1.018 billion in the first half of last year. The reasons for estimated profits cited by both companies are: strong demand in the civil aviation market during the first half of 2015, low international crude oil prices and better cost control.

  • Louis Wong
  • 27 July 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 27 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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    Michael Dee: Comments On Iceberg Research’s Latest Report To Noble Group

    This post is republished from a written note by Michael Dee on Iceberg Research’s update on Noble Group. Michael has been in the investment banking scene (ex Morgan Stanley CEO SE Asia, ex Senior MD of Temasek Holdings) for more than 30 years. I have been asked for my views on the latest report by [...]

  • 24 July 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Analysts: Buy Keppel DC REIT For 6% Dividends!

    All eyes are on Keppel DC REIT (KDCREIT) after it announced a solid 2Q15 results, which beat its IPO forecast by two percent. Distribution Per Unit (DPU) for the quarter came in at $0.0162, bringing the 1H15 DPU to $0.0356. This brings the implied yield of KDCREIT close to six percent based on the price of $1.06.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 24 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 24 July 2015
  • Aspire
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    IPO 4x3

    Choo Chiang Holdings: IPO Possible Cashing Out For Owners

    Choo Chiang Holdings (“CCH” or the “Company”) is offering 33.28m shares at $0.35 each. 1m shares will be by public offer and the rest via placement. The offer will close on 27 July at 12pm and starts trading on 29 July. The market cap will be around S$72.8m

  • Mr.IPO
  • 24 July 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance
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    Ascott

    Ascott REIT Posts 5% Increase In Adjusted DPU For 2Q15

    Singapore-listed hospitality REIT, Ascott REIT, announced on 22 July that it has achieved revenue of $98.7 million for its 2Q 2015, an increase of 12 percent as compared to the corresponding period in 2014.

  • REITsWeek
  • 23 July 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    gold

    Here’s What’s Really Driving the Commodity Index Lower

    Clearly it hasn’t been commodities’ week, month or year. But focusing on the worst-performers doesn’t tell the full story.

  • Bloomberg
  • 23 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    DBS: Top Sectors and Picks amidst Slowing Economy

    The signs for the Singapore economy are not looking bright. Against the backdrop of external events including a more volatile China equity market and China’s economic slowdown, worries of “Grexit”, oil price fluctuations, and shifts in expectations for timing of US rate hikes, there is a possibility of slower growth and further earnings downgrades for Singapore companies in 2H. Excluding external factors, 3Q is already a seasonally volatile quarter, as major corrections in the past 10 years tended to take place in August/ September.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 23 July 2015
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    World’s Wildest Stock Market Submits to Communist Party Rule

    (Bloomberg) – It took three weeks of unprecedented government intervention, but Chinese authorities have finally managed to subdue the world’s wildest stock market.

  • Bloomberg
  • 22 July 2015
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    Gas Distributors Listed In HK Could Still Outperform (16-26% Upside)

    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) revealed that in the first 6 months of 2015, domestic natural gas production rose 3.8 percent to 65.6 billion cubic metres (bcm), gas imports rose by 3.5 percent to 29.3 bcm.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 22 July 2015
  • Perspective
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    Overcame $250,000 Debt Through Systematic Trading

    What would you do if you had to pay off a $250,000 debt on behalf of your client who chose to file for bankruptcy? Collin Seow, local remisier and author of The Systematic Trader was left with two choices: to file for bankruptcy with his client, or to pay off the debts.

  • Vance Wong
  • 22 July 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    Diamond

    Cheung Woh – A Forgotten Gem?

    CW’s hard disk drive (“HDD” segment serves the top two HDD manufacturers. Both HDD manufacturers (let’s name them customer “A” and customer “B”) command >80 percent of the HDD market.

  • Ernest Lim
  • 21 July 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Chinese Monetary Policy: Minor Adjustments to Achieve Precision

    The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) Monetary Policy Committee held its 2Q15 meeting in Beijing. The main agenda of this meeting was centered upon the developments of local and international economies and the movement of capital in the international markets. PBOC seeks to maintain stable growth and market liquidity through various monetary policies.

  • 21 July 2015
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    IPO

    NauticAWT Limited Attractive When Oil Prices Recover

    NauticAWT Limited (“Nautic” or the “Company”) is a Singapore headquartered firm offering subsurface, subsea and surface facilities engineering services and contracting solutions for field exploration, development and refurbishments.

  • Mr.IPO
  • 21 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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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’.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 21 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    History Shows Iran Could Surprise the Oil Market

    Iran could restore oil production halted by sanctions faster than anyone anticipates if the history of previous shutdowns is any guide.

  • Bloomberg
  • 20 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Gold, the safe haven asset

    China’s Been Hoarding Gold And It Isn’t Likely to Stop

    With China finally coming clean that it’s been the second-biggest buyer of gold over the past six years, analysts and traders say the purchases will continue.

  • Bloomberg
  • 20 July 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Experts-Picks

    Top 3 STI Components With High Yields!

    Recently, OCBC Investment Research (OIR) released a dividend yield monitor report for Singapore stocks. This report summarises and ranks stocks based on their yields.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 20 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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    Investing in Macau’s Casinos – A Good Game?

    Share prices of Macau gaming stocks, which have been under pressure for more than a year, seemed to have finally bottomed out. Take Galaxy Entertainment Group (0027.HK) as an example, its share price started to decline after peaking out at about HK$83 in January 2014 and fell to a recent low of HK$ 29.4, representing a 64.6 percent loss from its peak. But since then, its share price has rallied more than 20 percent. MGM China’s (2282.HK) share price rose even more sharply compared to Galaxy. It had rallied more than 37 percent from a recent low of HK$12.62, based on the closing price of HK$17.3 on 13 July.

  • Louis Wong
  • 20 July 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    IG

    Managing Risk In Volatile Markets

    Asians have an unsavoury reputation for gambling, and so it may not come as a surprise to hear the comparison between China’s stock markets and casinos.

  • IG
  • 16 July 2015
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    RHB: HKEx Prices Turning Attractive Again, Buying Recommended

    Despite the fact that HKEx’s share prices has recently experienced its longest losing streak on record, RHB Group now views HXEx’s prices as “attractive”, and has raised its recommendation status from “neutral” to “buy”.

  • Chen Xushuang
  • 16 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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    Five Things Wall Street Strategists Are Watching During Earnings

    With companies making up about 75 percent of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s market value scheduled to report results over the next three weeks, here’s what Wall Street strategists are paying special attention to.

  • Bloomberg
  • 15 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Personal Finance
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    Finding Value In HK-Listed China Small to Mid-Caps

    Prior to the sell-off seen across the markets in Hong Kong (HK) and China, we have been too busy shouting the bull-run phrase. Were we too blind-sided by a possible correction?

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 15 July 2015
  • Perspective
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    Heroes and Villains of Finance The 50 Most Colourful Characters in The History of Finance

    There continues to be real interest in the larger than life characters who have shaped and continue to populate the financial world and who by their actions, whether positive or negative, shape the world that we live in. It is this fascination with the universe of money that the book taps into.

  • 15 July 2015
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    Citi: Grexit Impact Different From 2011

    The Straits Times Index (STI) dropped by about six percent from its recent high, particularly because of the Greek Crisis. However, Citi Research points out that the previous eurozone debt crisis caused a 16 percent plunge, a substantially larger impact.

  • Vance Wong
  • 15 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks, Personal Finance
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    Why Big Oil Deals Are Ready For An Explosion, In Three Charts

    Not so long ago, Hong Kong was regularly dismissed as a financial backwater — not just internationally, but even within China. Many pundits started writing the city’s obituary when Jack Ma, CEO of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, rejected listing his company in Hong Kong, in favor of New York. And as Shanghai’s stocks skyrocketed in recent months, it seemed to confirm Hong Kong’s obsolescence.

  • Bloomberg
  • 15 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 15 July 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance
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    Singapore Banker Faces Uphill Battle In Boosting Singapore Exchange Trading

    Singapore Exchange’s new CEO, Loh Boon Chye, will need to summon management skills honed over more than two decades in international banking to revive the market and appease Singapore’s brokers, who say SGX’s top executives neglected domestic equity trading.

  • Bloomberg
  • 14 July 2015
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    Mobius Says Oil's Rally Not Over Amid Middle East Turmoil

    Mark Mobius: Emerging Markets To Continue Outperforming

    In the past year, emerging markets (EM) have been showing signs of slowdowns. Popular markets such as Brazil, China and Russia began to weaken. With China being the most recent country to hog the headlines, investors are worried that EMs are no longer growth-guaranteed markets.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 14 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks, Investments
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    Is Asia ready for a possible Chinese crash?

    Five Things to Watch in China’s GDP Report

    Tear your eyes away from China’s swinging stock market for a few minutes this Wednesday. At 10:00 a.m. Beijing time comes the world’s second-biggest economy’s gross domestic product report for the three months through June.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 13 July 2015
  • Perspective
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 13 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks, Investments
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    IMG_0209

    Chinese Banks Resilient Despite SHCOMP Slump

    China banking stocks are showing resilience amid the recent market selloff. The Shanghai Composite Index has plummeted nearly 30 percent from the recent high of 5178 seen on 12 June, whereas the drop in share prices of the four largest state-owned commercial banks, in the same corresponding period ranged from 5.3 percent to 9.6 percent.

  • Louis Wong
  • 13 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Thought Leaders
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    European Leaders And Finance Ministers Attend Emergency Greek Summit

    Greece Given 72 Hours to Win Trust by Passing Bailout Laws

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was given three days to push new austerity measures through parliament and keep alive Greece’s chances of staying in the euro.

  • Bloomberg
  • 13 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Chinese Stocks Facing Correction; Not A Recession

    The Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) and Shenzhen Composite Index (SZCOMP) have slumped more than 30 percent over the past month. However, Wells Fargo think that the recent correction of Chinese stock markets is not as detrimental as it seems.

  • Vance Wong
  • 10 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    China’s Stocks Cap Biggest Gain Since 2009 as Volatility Surges

    China’s benchmark stock index capped the biggest gain since 2009 in volatile trading as the government battled to restore investor confidence in a market that lost US$3.9 trillion in less than a month.

  • Bloomberg
  • 10 July 2015
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    OCBC: Gold Is Effective And Safe, For Now

    In a climate where the market prices are elevated and there are worldwide Grexit concerns, many cautious investors look for a safe haven, gold. As seen in the graph above, gold has been fairly stable despite the US Dollar Index (DXY).

  • Vance Wong
  • 10 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Source: Business Times SG

    MBKE: Raffles Medical Expansions In SG & China; 16% Upside!

    Raffles Medical Group (RFMD) had multiple developments in both Singapore and China recently. Maybank Kim Eng (MBKE) thinks that these initiatives would make a more meaningful 2H for RMFD.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 10 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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    908171312001813stockmarket

    Asian Stocks Jump With China Rebounding From Three-Month Low

    Asian stocks advanced, with the regional benchmark index rebounding from its biggest decline in two years, as Chinese equities rose in volatile trading after the government ramped up measures to stem the equity rout.

  • Bloomberg
  • 09 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    SingPost

    Alibaba Pumps More Investment In SingPost

    Technology giant Alibaba Group Holding (Alibaba), plans to increase its stake in Singapore Post (SingPost).

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 09 July 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Oil-Rig-1

    OCBC: Rig Oversupply; Offshore Marine Remains Weak

    Crude oil prices had been dipping till recently as summer approaches, with China, India and Europe being the major consumers. As the supply glut of crude oil worsens, the demand for rigs decreases, hitting the offshore sector.

  • Vance Wong
  • 09 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Review_thumb

    Michael Dee’s: Response to Noble Group Statement Of Accounting Review

    Noble is engaging in a PR exercise in which I for one have no confidence in. Noble have had many months to provide the facts and willfully and decisively have not done so.

  • 08 July 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    china_hong_kong_stock_market

    HK Market; What We Are Cautious Of

    Sluggish tourist spending and lacklustre demand externally have dragged Hong Kong’s economy down.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 08 July 2015
  • Perspective
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    thinkingman

    IREIT: My strategy in its 45 for 100 rights issue

    IREIT’s 45 for 100 rights issue is priced at $0.468 per rights unit. Links to the full details of the rights issue have been provided at the end of this blog post. So, I will only blog about the more interesting bits and my strategy.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 08 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks, Personal Finance
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    PIMCO Manager Gross speaks at the Conference on the Future of Housing Finance in Washington

    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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 08 July 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    Daniel Loh: Don’t Worry About Greece; STI To Rise!

    Just earlier this week on Monday morning (SGT), Greece has announced that they will not default on their loans. Is this good news for local investors? Local investment guru, Daniel Loh, thinks that while global markets fear that Greece will eventually default, its impact will not be as great as many would expect.

  • Vance Wong
  • 08 July 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance, Thought Leaders
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    Q&M’s China Acquisitions Momentum In Good Stead

    The 60 percent subsidiary of Q&M Dental Group (Q&M), Aoxin, has proposed a 60 percent acquisition stake in Panjin Jinsai Dental Clinic (PJDC).

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 07 July 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Source: Telegraph UK

    China’s New Rules Risk Creating Subprime Economy

    Everyone knows the Chinese government is desperate to keep stocks from crashing. But this desperate?

  • William Pesek
  • 07 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Source: washingtonpost

    Hong Kong Stocks Sink Most Since ’11 on China, Greece Double Hit

    Hong Kong stocks sank toward their steepest drop since 2011 amid speculation Chinese investors were shifting money out of the city’s market and as Greece’s rejection of austerity measures spurred equity declines across Asia.

  • Bloomberg
  • 06 July 2015
  • Perspective
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    Is it bad to receive regular dividends and to sit on cash?

    Many times, I have been asked what is the yield on my total portfolio. I have never bothered to answer the question for various reasons and, because, I don’t ever answer such questions, I don’t bother to find out what the answer might be.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 06 July 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance
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    SHCOMP Slumped; Bear Market Now?

    The Chinese stock market continued to slide. The Shanghai Composite Index slumped 3.3 percent to close at 4053 this Monday, extending the loss from its peak of 5178 seen on June 12. A surprise interest rate and reserve-requirement ratio cut by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) over the weekend failed to lift the market.

  • Louis Wong
  • 06 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Thought Leaders
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 06 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    What To Make Of 6 Local Small Caps In Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion

    Small capitalisation stocks do present their own values and merits when compared to their larger counterparts. Here, we zoom in on six firms in Singapore that made the cut for this year’s Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion list.

  • Tan Jia Hui
  • 03 July 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Will This Be The Last We See Of Chinese Market’s Wild Swing?

    As expected, the US Federal Reserve did not raise interest rates at its meeting on 17 June. The content and tone of the post-meeting announcement was also mild, which helped to cool down the expectations of a rate hike and also served as an advance notice of a slower pace of rate hikes next year.

  • 03 July 2015
  • Aspire, Dr Chan Yan Chong, Thought Leaders
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    Analysts: CapitaLand’s Recent Acquisitions To Bring 16% Upside!

    Over the past month, CapitaLand (CAPL) had made four acquisitions and disposed of some assets. CAPL is employing a scheme to recycle capital and invest in assets with higher yield.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 03 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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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.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 03 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks, Investments
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    Glu Mobile, The Company That Tencent Holdings Bought Into

    On 30 April 2015, Tencent acquired 14.6 percent stake in Glu Mobile (Glu), for US$126 million, representing some US$6 per share.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 02 July 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    The Wealth Dragon Way The Why, The When And The How To Become Infinitely Wealthy

    Wealth educators and property millionaires John Lee and Vincent Wong offer a practical guide to building personal wealth through alternative forms of property investment.

  • 02 July 2015
  • Book Parade
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    Do you know if your parents have (enough) H&S coverage?

    There are certain topics that many people avoid talking about at home. Money is one such topic. Sometimes, due to this reticence, we discover too late that someone in the family might be heading for a financial disaster or that someone in the family might not have certain necessary insurance protection.

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 02 July 2015
  • Aspire, Personal Finance
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    Is This The Beginning Of The End For Chinese Stocks? Here’s What 11 Top Analysts Have To Say

    After rallying more than 150 percent in the year through 12 June, it took just five trading days for the Shanghai Composite Index to enter a correction, and five more for the bear market to form.

  • Bloomberg
  • 01 July 2015
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    China Finds a New Pump to Keep Stock Market Aloft

    When historians write the definitive accounts of the great Chinese stock bubble of 2015, this weekend’s rate move may deserve its own chapter. By cutting borrowing costs to a record low, Governor Zhou Xiaochuan told a hundred million mainland day traders to keep on buying.

  • William Pesek
  • 01 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    China’s Growth: “New Normal” Versus “Old Normal”

    In the recent years of Chinese economics, every time financial expectations are not met, the Chinese government would step in and intervene by launching large-scale investment projects to maintain growth as much as possible.

  • Vance Wong
  • 01 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Comfort Delgro Locks Horns With GrabTaxi And Uber

    First, GrabTaxi came into the picture last year to compete against taxi operators for taxi booking income, while Uber stepped into the frame to provide an alternative to taking taxis.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 30 June 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Friday's rate cut the first in PBOC's salvo to ensure "soft landing"?

    China’s Latest Financial Reform Changes Nothing

    When the Chinese government proposed this week to end its decades-long policy of capped bank lending, there was good reason to be skeptical about its motives.

  • William Pesek
  • 30 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    SIA

    Can Singapore Airlines Be A Winning Blue Chip Stock?

    To figure out how well a business is run, we can look into a company’s return on equity (ROE). The ROE is a measure of how much profit a company generates for every shareholder dollar used in the business.

  • Motley Fool Singapore
  • 29 June 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    Icahn Sold Netflix Amidst Extremely Overheated Markets

    In Carl Icahn’s latest tweets, he announced his grand sell-off of his entire Netflix position, and reiterated once again, that Apple holds a lot of potential. His subsequent tweets about how the economy is severely “overheated” caused panic among investors.

  • Vance Wong
  • 29 June 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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    HKEx To Soar With SZHKSC Roll-Out

    Following the roll out of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock connect (SHKSC), Hong Kong Exchange (HKEx) had started their preparations for an anticipated Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect (SZHKSC).

  • Louis Wong
  • 29 June 2015
  • Aspire, Thought Leaders
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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 [...]

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 29 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    CapitaLand Trades At Discount To Historical Book Value

    Activity levels have however started picking up in the physical property market after the pricing normalisation seen in this sector over the past year.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 26 June 2015
  • Corporate Digest
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    With $21 Trillion, China’s Savers Are Set to Change the World

    Few events will be as significant for the world in the next 15 years as China opening its capital borders, a shift that economists and regulators across the world are now starting to grapple with. With China’s leadership aiming to scale back the role of investment in the domestic economy, the nation’s surfeit of savings [...]

  • Bloomberg
  • 26 June 2015
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    Analysts: Buy Super Group For Over 38% Upside!

    After several news announcements about Super Group were announced, the general market is paying more attention on coffee seller. Although its recovery pace has slowed down, analysts are still optimistic about its outlook.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 26 June 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks
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    Source: Telegraph

    How did AK create a 6 digits annual passive income?

    A new follower of AK’s blog asked an interesting question that many investors would like to find out themselves too. As such, AK shares 6 tips of how he created a 6-digit annual passive income.