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Mary Buffett (revised)

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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    PhillipCapital: 40 Years And Standing Strong

    It is easy to overlook success, especially when you look at a well-known brand only at face value. PhillipCapital is not a stranger to retail investors. In the market place, its name is largely endorsed.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 19 June 2015
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    Bird-In-Hand And Dividend Irrelevance Theories

    “A bird-in-hand is worth two in the bush” – anonymous This is how dividend investors see the market. Having a cash payout appears to be better than the company retaining the earnings for growing the business. The latter is full of uncertainty as the company may eventually collapse with the investors ending up with nothing. [...]

  • Alvin.Chow
  • 16 April 2015
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    Money Continues To Pour Into Funds In 2014

    The past year had been another strong year for fund flows. After adding an estimated US$967 billion in 2013, funds worldwide witnessed a net inflow of more than US$1.3 trillion in 2014. So, where are these money flowing into?

  • Tan Jia Hui
  • 08 April 2015
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    4 Investment Takeaways From SIC 2014

    As retail investors, it is hard not to be rattled by the market forces and other negative catalysts in play. With the myriad of events happening lately, markets have tanked, but should you panic?

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 23 October 2014
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    Top 3 Hong Kong Analysts’ Calls

    Trigiant Group (Target Price: HK$3.000) BUY As of 1H14, Trigiant Group has achieved business revenue of RMB1.353 billion, with a YoY growth of 6.9 percent. Net profit attributable to shareholders reached RMB155 million, with a YoY decrease of 5.9 percent. However, after deducting the loss of RMB47.1 million caused by the change in fair value [...]

  • 29 September 2014
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    Top 3 Hong Kong Analysts’ Calls

    Sa Sa International (Target Price: HK$5.070) REDUCE Sa Sa Int`l’s FY14 revenue grew 14.2 percent YoY to HK$8,756.1 million with a stable gross profit margin of 46.5 percent (2013: 46.4 percent). The revenue from Hong Kong and Macau market of HK$7,122.1 million grew 16.7 percent YoY while Mainland China’s and worldwide sales inched up 2.67 [...]

  • 24 September 2014
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    Bull vs Bear

    Top 5 Analyst Calls For The Week

    800 Super Holdings (Target Price: $0.67) BUY Double digit CAGR in Revenue (+13.4 percent) and PATMI (+14.6 percent) over the last four financial years, outpacing 5 percent CAGR for total waste generated. Three new contracts not fully booked into FY14 results; 1HFY15F and Full Year FY15F forecasted to see strong Revenue and PATMI year on [...]

  • Jonathan Khoh
  • 18 September 2014
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    Top 3 Hong Kong Analysts’ Calls

    Haitong Securities (Target Price: HKD 16.40) BUY Haitong Securities’ (HTS) performance has exceeded our expectations. According to its 2014 interim report, there was a consistent increase in profit growth because of an improvement in market conditions. By the end of June, HTS’s operating profit and net profit grew by 6.6 percent and 8.1 percent y-y [...]

  • 17 September 2014
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    Finding Moats To Outperform The Market With Heather Brilliant

    Moats. The keyword that Buffett always stresses that companies that can outperform the market need to have. We talk to Heather Brilliant from Morningstar, to find out how you can Identify such moats.

  • Jonathan Khoh
  • 12 September 2014
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    Top 3 Hong Kong Analysts’ Calls

    CT Environmental Group (Target Price: HKD 7.800) ACCUMULATE In the first half of 2014, the Group realized a turnover of HKD 373 million, up by 68.68 percent YoY, with gross profit of HKD 235 million and a gross profit margin of 62.9 percent, 0.9 percentage points higher than the same period last year. Profits attributable [...]

  • 11 September 2014
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    Top 3 Hong Kong Analysts’ Calls

    Central Chinese Securities (Target Price: HKD 3.500) BUY Central Chinese Securities (CCS), No. 36 on China’s list of its top 50 securities companies enjoys around 0.6 percent of China’s total market share. According to its latest data, in 1H14, CCS’ total revenue and other income increased by approximately 21.48 percent to RMB 799 million and [...]

  • 09 September 2014
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    Bull vs Bear

    Top 5 Analysts’ Calls For The Week

    IHH Healthcare (Target Price $2.17) BUY IHH’s 2Q14 and 1H14 earnings were in line with consensus but above our conservative forecasts.. The results reflected IHH’s enlarged and diverse healthcare earnings prowess in all key regions, while a stronger balance sheet and better cashflow should help to support capex and dividend commitments. Pertaining to Acibadem, management [...]

  • Jonathan Khoh
  • 05 September 2014
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    In The Spotlight

    Risk Management: A Successful Trading Ingredient

    In an exclusive interview with Daryl Guppy, we seek to understand the market structure across various asset classes and trading strategies retail players can employ in the market.

  • Shane Goh
  • 03 September 2014
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    Top 3 Hong Kong Analysts’ Calls

    Tongda Group (Target Price: HK$1.370) BUY Tongda Group’s sales revenue and net profit has reached about 2.1 billion HKD (similarly hereinafter) and 167 million in 1H14, increasing by 24.3 percent and 28.3 percent per year respectively due to non-phone revenue performing better than expected. Its gross profit margin has risen to 23.0 percent from last [...]

  • 02 September 2014
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    Top 3 Hong Kong Analysts’ Calls

    Bank of Communications (Target Price: HK$5.40) HOLD We raise our net profit forecast for BOCOM by 8.1% for 2014 and 9.0% for 2015 to factor in higher NIM and lower loan growth and expense projections. We forecast its net profit to grow at a 3.4% CAGR during 2013-16. Key earnings drivers will be healthy net [...]

  • 29 August 2014
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    Top 5 Analyst Calls For The Week

    Oxley Holdings (Target Price:$0.91) BUY Oxley has chalked up over $700 million of surplus for its Singapore development projects, which will be recognized over the next 2-3 years. In addition, we expect its first hospitality project, The PINEs, to generate a surplus of $380 million and a recurring income stream of $35 million upon completion. [...]

  • Jonathan Khoh
  • 22 August 2014
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    Bull vs Bear

    Malaysia Top Analyst’s Call –MBSB

    Malaysia Building Society Rating: Outperform Target Price: RM2.65 (15 Aug 2014) Research Firm Kenanga Research Key Points MBSB recorded a net profit of RM232.9m in 2Q14, lifting its 1H14 net profit by 29.7 percent to RM429.6m. Its net interest income increased 57.8 percent to RM125.5m, but Islamic banking income remained flat while non-interest income fell [...]

  • 18 August 2014
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    Top 5 Analysts’ Calls For The Week

    CapitaCommercial Trust (Target Price:$1.67) HOLD CapitaCommercial Trust (CCT) reported 2Q14 distributable income of $64.1 million – 7.6 percent higher year on year. This cumulates to a YTD distributable income of $124 million, which is within expectations and make up 51 percent of our FY14 forecast. 2Q14 DPU is 2.18 cents, which is 5.3 percent higher [...]

  • Jonathan Khoh
  • 25 July 2014
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    Bull vs Bear

    Top 5 Analysts’ Calls For The Week

    Ascott Residence Trust (Target Price:$1.33) BUY Ascott REIT has announced the proposed acquisition of three serviced residences from its sponsor. The completion of this deal will bring YTD deals to $375.4 million, ahead of our estimates. More upside expected; returns of target acquisitions to see more uplifts in FY15F. We expect yields to hit close [...]

  • Jonathan Khoh
  • 16 July 2014
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    Top 5 Analysts’ Calls For The Week

    Cordlife Group (Target Price:$1.50) BUY Expanding to growth markets. Having developed a strong presence in mature markets like Singapore and Hong Kong, where the industry penetration rate is 22 percent, Cordlife is expanding into the India, Indonesia and Philippine markets, where the penetration rates are 0.1-0.2 percent.  It also has exposure in Malaysia and China [...]

  • Jonathan Khoh
  • 04 July 2014
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    Bull vs Bear

    Top 5 Analysts’ Calls For The Week

    Valuetronics (Target Price:$0.605) BUY Valuetronics is still trading at an attractive price with net cash accounting for 52 percent of market cap, a conservatively estimated idle cash of approximately 30 percent of market cap, with PE of 6.2x and PE ex idle cash of 4.3x. Forecasted FY15 net earnings growth rate of low-mid single digit [...]

  • Jonathan Khoh
  • 25 June 2014
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    Top 5 Analysts’ Calls For The Week

    SingTel (Target Price:$4.08) BUY Acquires two more digital firms, Adconion for US$209 million cash – a multi-channel digital advertising solutions like mobile, video, email, display and social across all devices on a unified platform – and Kontera for US$150 million – a digital content intelligence and market technology company that has the capability to analyse [...]

  • Jonathan Khoh
  • 17 June 2014
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    Top 5 Analysts’ Calls For The Week

    China Merchants Holdings Pacific (Target Price:$1.06) BUY After successfully exiting a nonperforming property business in New Zealand, China Merchants Holdings Pacific (CMH) has become a pure toll road-focused business. CMH is expected to benefit from the expanding income from its toll assets in the region. Strong parentage firmly supports future expansion CMG is one of [...]

  • Jonathan Khoh
  • 06 June 2014
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    4 Ways To Navigate The Current Market

    Yes, we know. We are in the dreadful period, where many chant the adage of “Sell in May and Go away”. But markets are looking up, we show you how to navigate booby traps.

  • 30 May 2014
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    Top 5 Analysts’ Calls For The Week

    Singapore Post (Target Price:$1.38) HOLD Alibaba takes a stake to buy 10.35 percent of SingPost at $1.42 a share translating to gross proceeds of S$312.5m for SingPost. The move will allow SingPost to benefit from Alibaba’s expertise in e-commerce and business volumes (e.g. when Alibaba needs to ship goods to certain parts in SE Asia) [...]

  • Jonathan Khoh
  • 30 May 2014
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    Top 5 Analysts’ Calls For The Week

    Sembcorp Marine (Target Price:$5.00) BUY Sembcorp Marine announced that it has secured a USD236 million contract to build jack-up rig for Hercules North Sea , scheduled for delivery in 2Q16. With the latest win, Sembcorp Marine’s YTD orders have increased to $1.93 billion, meeting 39 percent of our $5 billion order win assumption for the [...]

  • Jonathan Khoh
  • 26 May 2014
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    Top 5 Analysts’ Calls For The Week

    This week, we culled the top calls for CDL, CWT, Nam Cheong, First Resources and Thai Beverage by analysts and present them to you.

  • 16 May 2014
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    Top 5 Analysts’ Calls For The Week

    This week, we culled the top calls for DBS, Keppel Corp, Thai Beverage, CapitaLand, and ComfortDelgro by analysts and present them to you.

  • 09 May 2014
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    Kossan Projects 20-25% Bottom Line Growth For Next 3 Years

    Projecting a yearly earnings growth of between 20 and 25 percent from 2014 to 2016, Kossan is set to continue on its growth trajectory with an unbroken profit record for 17 years running as of 2013.

  • Ong Qiuying
  • 04 March 2014
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    Hu Li Yang: Don’t Fall Off The Horse’s Back In 2014

    If the previous 10 years were years of wealth appreciation, then the next 10 years will be years of wealth depreciation.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 15 January 2014
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    STI’s 2013 Turbulence

    As the saying goes, what goes up must come down, what goes up fast must come down faster. This held especially true for the Straits Times Index (STI) as it soared over 200 points and reached a year high at 3,450 points. Arising from fears of Quantitative Easing (QE) tapering, the STI crashed more than [...]

  • Peter Ng
  • 03 January 2014
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    Trading Psychology – A Pillar Of Successful Trading

    Investing in stocks can be a daunting task and recent developments have not helped stir confidence amongst investors. Learn how to control your emotions and execute the next great trade with Online Guru Trader!

  • Simeon Ang
  • 15 October 2013
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    Shares Investment Conference 2013: “We Are Way Due For A Correction!”

    We know it’s hard to know what to invest in, and of course, we know that it’s even harder to know when, to invest.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 11 October 2013
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    End Of QE, End Of Boom – Cautionary Words From Hu Li Yang

    With quantitative easing (QE) wildly expected to mark the beginning of its end some time this month, Shares Investment had the privilege to have an exclusive interview with investment guru Hu Li Yang.

  • Daxx Chong
  • 13 September 2013
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    Dr Chan’s Take On The Global Economies

    With all eyes fixated on the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting in September, the investment community is eagerly watching in anticipation of signs that would hint of the beginning of the stimulus tapering, marking the end of easy money that has become a norm in recent years. How will the imminent end of quantitative easing change the world?

  • Nicholas Tan
  • 30 August 2013
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    Market Red Flags Around The World That You Should Know

    What is the real state of the market really? I mean, without all the Quantitative Easing nonsense. What red flags are there that should be on your radar?

  • Louis Kent Lee and Ong Qiuying
  • 16 August 2013
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    Equity Funds Investing – Morningstar Singapore Fund Awards 2013

    Glancing back at 2012, we see that the year was affected by sporadic negative news emerging from the Eurozone along with fears that China – the world’s second largest economy was slowing down.

  • Nicholas Tan
  • 05 April 2013
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    Unit Trust Investing – Morningstar Singapore Fund Awards 2013

    Ever had bullish outlook for a geographical region or industrial sector but held back from investing because you were clueless on the right stocks to pick?

  • Daxx Chong
  • 11 March 2013
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    Olam Versus Muddy Waters; Unfolding The Drama

    In what is evolving to be the worst crisis in the company’s 23-year existence, Olam International has been defending itself against the raft of allegations that were made by Carson Block, director of research at Muddy Waters.

  • Editorial Team
  • 07 December 2012
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    New Research Highlights Continued Decline In The Number Of People Trading Retail Foreign Exchange In Singapore

    Since the Monetary Authority of Singapore introduced the Customer Account Review and Customer Knowledge Assessment, the number of new traders entering the CFD and FX markets has declined.

  • 28 November 2012
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    Trading Insights From Three-Time Winner Of World Cup Trading Championships

    In an attempt to pick the brain of a trader who won the World Cup Trading Championship three times in a row, Shares Investment has done an email interview with Andrea Unger, to bring you an insight to how he sees the trading world.

  • Louis Kent Lee and Ong Qiuying
  • 31 October 2012
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    SIC 2012 Concludes With A Big Bang

    Timing is a powerful determinant. And it could not have been better with the announcement of another wave of quantitative easing taking place right before the Shares Investment Conference 2012 (Chinese).

  • Louis Kent Lee and Choo Hao Xiang
  • 28 September 2012
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    SIC 2012 (English) A Roaring Success

    If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

  • Louis Kent Lee and Daxx Chong
  • 14 September 2012
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    Mastering The Trading Game With Mike Bellafiore

    As one learns from watching the highly anticipated 100-metre event at the Olympic Games 2012, it is that anything can take place within 10 seconds.

  • Choo Hao Xiang and Louis Kent Lee
  • 17 August 2012
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    Jim Rogers’ Take On The Investment Arena

    Everything is so volatile again, you say. Or, how on earth is anyone supposed to invest objectively given the uncertainty looming all over us right now?

  • Xavier Lim and Louis Kent Lee
  • 06 August 2012
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    Investment Mastery: Master It With Marcus De Maria

    Surprised that we are still harping on the Eurozone crisis? Or are you thinking out loud, when will there ever be a time where the markets are not that volatile

  • Daxx Chong and Louis Kent Lee
  • 23 July 2012
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    Up Close With Robert Kiyosaki: Bringing The Unfair Advantage Into The Financial World

    Knowledge is the new money. That is the mantra Robert Kiyosaki – the man behind bestseller Rich
    Dad Poor Dad – holds dear. As an avid advocate of financial literacy, Kiyosaki has always been
    doing what he loves. His passion for financial education has led him to a series of New York Times
    Bestsellers, including Conspiracy of The Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money and Unfair Advantage
    being his latest book.

  • Xavier Lim and Choo Hao Xiang
  • 25 May 2012
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    Facebook’s IPO Tonight: Will You ‘Like’ It?

    Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak said “he is ready to buy Facebook shares at any price”, and mentioned that Mark Zuckerburg is a “real acute businessman who mixes technical ability with the vision and corporate acumen of Steve Jobs”.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 18 May 2012
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    From Nuts To Metal: Oriental’s Bid For A Turnaround

    In testament of its resolve to succeed in the steel industry, Oriental Group, had on 27 April 2012, signed a joint venture agreement with Anhui Zhetai Stainless Steel Group to set up a new company in Singapore.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 30 April 2012
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    Insights From Macquarie’s Experts On The Asian Markets

    Worries over the health of the two world’s largest economies, the United States and China, as well as the on-going Europe crisis, continue to weigh on markets as investors sought to seek bright spots elsewhere in emerging countries.

  • Xavier Lim and Ong Qiuying
  • 27 April 2012
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    An Inside Look On Securities Borrowing And Lending

    Ever seen a bearish market and felt you should have shorted it but were taken aback by the policy that requires you to buy back the share on the same day? What about earning additional returns while you’re holding onto your stocks?

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 13 April 2012
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    Greece’s Truly Historic Endeavour

    Athens has just released official statements that it has completed its debt swap deal and affirmed that it was a success. This paves the way for Greece to receive its second tranche of bailout monies from the European Union, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 09 March 2012
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    Surviving The Volatile Markets And Trade Confidently

    While the markets are clearly headed for higher grounds, limiting gains are the uncertain global outlook with concerns over high oil prices and a fragile Euro zone economy – with Greece on a tight leash after a second bailout – one cannot help but wonder if the recent rallies are here to stay.

  • Ong Qiuying and Gerald Teo
  • 02 March 2012
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    Budget 2012 – The Usual Pragmatic Approach

    Notwithstanding the commercial aspects as stated in the article, it is imperative to note that the government has not taken too kindly to stimulus measures, opting instead, to invest in a long term basis.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 20 February 2012
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    Budget 2012 – How Will It Deal With The Downturn?

    It would appear that the 2012 budget is unlikely to pump a huge stimulus into the economy on a short term basis. Instead, the budget is predicted to address longer-term issues to “take advantage of the difficult times and help bounce back more strongly” after the forecasted gloom.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 15 February 2012
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    Making One Good Trade With Mike Bellafiore

    In an interview with Shares Investment (Singapore), Mike Bellafiore shared with us his trading experience, principles and tips on successful trading. Bellafiore is the co-founder of SMB Capital (SMB), a proprietary trading firm in New York City, which has been recognised for its outstanding intraday equities training program.

  • Xavier Lim and Ong Qiuying
  • 08 February 2012
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    A Visit Into Dr. Alexander Elder’s Trading Room

    In this volatile market, Dr Alexander Elder is one of the world’s most talked-about professional traders. His contribution to the trading community through his best-selling books and classes has helped many people to become successful traders.

  • Xavier Lim
  • 13 January 2012
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    Exploring The CMC Markets Trading Platform

    With the vast amount of financial products available for investors to choose from, it is indeed hard to decide on what to invest in and where to go to for various investments.

  • Xavier Lim and Ong Qiuying
  • 16 December 2011
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    The Current Global Market Crisis: A Golden Opportunity Or A Potential Threat?

    Market sentiment was dealt another blow as euro woes escalate with France’s prized Triple-A rating at stake.

  • Shares Investment
  • 21 October 2011
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    Finding Opportunities Through Warrants With Daryl Guppy

    The recent stock market turmoil led to a fierce debate among traders and investors as to whether the stock market is in a bear market, or just a correction.

  • Xavier Lim
  • 21 October 2011
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    Understanding The Hong Kong Market With Louis Wong

    With many Chinese companies having exceptionally high average growth rate of 10.2% since 2006, it is no wonder that many investors are interested to invest in China.

  • 21 October 2011
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    SI Conference 2011: The Quest For Investment Success

    In the aftermath of recent market upheaval, many were left overwhelmed and are in search for investment advice. Embarking on a trail to seek opportunities, more than 2,000 participants turned up for our Shares Investment Conference 2011 on 17 September.

  • Daxx Chong
  • 23 September 2011
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    Double-Dip Recession? What’s In For Investors?

    Relishing the roaring success of its inception last year, our magazine is proud to partner Asia Investment Forum to bring you Shares Investment Conference 2011.

  • Daxx Chong and Jade Lee
  • 26 August 2011
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    7 Stock Apps You Should Know About

    With SGX trading non-stop since 1 August, it is not surprising that people who cannot be in front of their computers all day are relying more and more on their smart phones. We review 7 stock apps that investors definitely should know about.

  • Louis Kent Lee and Daxx Chong
  • 11 August 2011
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    Global Investment Outlook Straight From The Experts

    When Nouriel Roubini talks, the world listens. I got to experience that first-hand at the Global Investors Forum 2011. Held at Raffles City Convention Centre on 11 June, the event, put in order by OCBC Securities, drew in a massive crowd, with participants seemingly eager for the start of the talks.

  • Choo Hao Xiang
  • 16 June 2011
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    Understanding CFDs With CMC Markets

    Still remember that terrifying Great Recession period, when our local bourse plunged 63% from 3,906 to 1,456?

  • Xavier Lim
  • 21 April 2011
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    Asia Trader And Investor Convention 2011

    Every year, active traders and investors in Singapore and the region get their investment solutions, strategies and the opportunity to interact with investment experts at the Asia Trader and Investor Convention 2011. This 6th edition will be held on 7 & 8 May, at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.

  • 25 March 2011
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    SIAS’ Corporate Profile & Investment Seminar Review (Olam, Cosco, SGX)

    Attending the Corporate Profile & Investment Seminar organized by Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS) last Saturday, it was a pleasing sight to see eager investors come together to hear the sharing of investment opportunities from the senior management of Olam International, COSCO Corporation, and Singapore Exchange.

  • Gerald Teo
  • 16 March 2011
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    Budget 2011 : Sharing the $6.6b Surplus Package

    The Singapore government aims to raise incomes by 30% in real terms over this decade by improving productivity of the workforce and strengthening our society.

  • Louis Kent Lee and Choo Hao Xiang
  • 19 February 2011
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    Four Southeast Asian Exchanges Plan Trading Link To Boost Volumes

    Four Southeast Asian bourses announced Wednesday (2 February) they plan to develop a trading link that is expected to go live by the end of 2011 as the region’s exchanges seek to boost trading volumes and allow investors greater access to other markets in the region.

  • 11 February 2011
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    Which Stocks Have Low PEG Ratios?

    On a separate note, I would narrow the list further by excluding those companies trading more than 3 times book and less than 8 times earnings. This is essentially a “goldilocks” approach to filtering the companies.

  • Aw Jie Sheng
  • 24 January 2011
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    CapitaLand: Singapore Property Market To Be Hit By Cooling Measures

    CapitaLand said that sentiment toward the Singapore property market will take a hit due to the latest cooling measures announced by the government, adding that it hopes the authorities will take “calibrated” steps when the market reverses.

  • 17 January 2011
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    Can Raffles Education Regain Its Market Darling Status?

    As middle class households increase, and income levels improve, especially in Asia whose economy is booming, there has been a spur in demand for higher education.

  • Xavier Lim
  • 04 November 2010
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    Shares Investment: Basking In The Success Of Its 15th Anniversary Milestone

    The adage of good things in life is worth waiting for certainly held true on 14 August 2010. It was the day when Shares Investment celebrated its 15th anniversary and held its first large-scale seminar at the Suntec Convention Centre. Despite the fact that doors were only scheduled to open at 1pm, participants were already seen hanging around the seminar hall at as early as 11am.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 27 August 2010
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    Shares Investment: Investing With You Since 1995

    The month of August is one that is filled with celebrations. First, we have our nation’s birthday which saw fireworks and new segments brought onto the National Day performance’s platform. To add to the August celebration joy, Shares Investment will celebrate its 15th anniversary via a half-day investment conference at the Suntec Convention Centre on 14th August 2010.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 13 August 2010
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    Midas Takes Dual Listed Stock Throne

    Not too long ago, a poll was done by Shares Investment with regards to a few dual listing stocks which might interest investors. The results might surprise you.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 09 July 2010
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    Asian Investment Conference And Exhibition 2010 Review

    If a person needs a bargain for books, he goes to a book fair. If he needs a car, he goes to a car showroom. For investors’ seeking to understand how the different markets work prior to investing in financial instruments, there’s no better place than the recent investment education fair Asian Investment Conference and Exhibition (AICE) 2010. Besides trying to promote financial literacy among attendees, AICE is also a platform for investors to hear from the experts on the issues affecting their investments.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 18 June 2010
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    Which Government-Linked Defensive Stock Have You Voted For?

    In issue 381 of Shares Investment, we featured 5 Government-linked defensive stocks. Apart from that, we also did a poll on which of those defensive stocks would people pick on our website.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 15 June 2010
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    Auric Pacific Group: A Deep Value Stock?

    After an extended hiatus, the Closer Look @ column returns. This time, we zoom in on Auric Pacific Group, a diversified food distribution, food manufacturing and food retail group with operations mainly in Singapore and Malaysia.

  • Aw Jie Sheng
  • 21 May 2010
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    A Review Of ATIC Singapore 2010

    Wonder how many readers have gone to the Asia Trader and Investor Convention (ATIC) event held at Suntec Hall 401 over the past weekend?

  • Ernest Lim
  • 27 April 2010
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    Song On Asia

    You would probably remember seeing him on Channel News Asia, CNBC or Bloomberg TV with his trademark suspenders. Shares Investment (Singapore) recently caught up with Song Seng Wun, CEO and Regional Economist of CIMB-GK Research, at his safari-themed office

  • Aw Jie Sheng
  • 23 April 2010
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    Learning From The Guru Of Technical Analysis

    Fundamentalists believe that once they have invested in value companies, the broad market movement will not bother them, however, seeing their life savings crumble in the 2007-2008 punishing market is definitely discouraging.

  • Xavier Lim
  • 09 April 2010
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    Mastering The Art Of Value Investing

    Simply put, the essence of value investing lies in buying stocks at less than their intrinsic value.

  • Clement Kan
  • 26 March 2010
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    GMG Global Poised For Big Things?

    GMG Global is one of the smallest listed plantation plays locally and regionally. Its market capitalization of $500m is about one third of First Resources.

  • Aw Jie Sheng
  • 22 January 2010
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    Gabriel Says We’re In A Bull Run

    Addressing some of the notable concerns of the day, Gan, resident columnist on SI (Singapore), is confident that we are indeed in the midst of a bull rally. Recounting the mood during the market lows of March, he reflected on the lessons gleaned from the financial crisis, past and present, and urged his listeners to focus on a stock’s fundamentals.

  • Lai Wyai Kay
  • 03 December 2009
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    The Secret of Success

    Success is all but impossible without failure and perhaps few will know the truth of this statement better than Dr Mary Chen Ming-Li.

  • Donavan Lim
  • 13 November 2009
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    Etika International: Storming The Tea Cups

    To murder a line off Shakespeare, Etika International Holdings’ success thus far, is about a great business idea thrust upon the Tan Brothers.

  • Aw Jie Sheng
  • 30 October 2009
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    How To Get Rich Through Property Investment

    Wendy Kwek, co-founder and Managing Director of events marketing organisation Executive Directions, comes across as a very amicable person, while her petite frame belies the exuberance and energy she radiates. Widely sought after for her views in business building and property investment, Wendy bears the hallmark of a truly successful entrepreneur.

  • Clement Kan
  • 16 October 2009
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    Leeden’s Evolution Continues

    When a company goes through one too many names and a string of unspectacular ventures, sooner or later, it drops off investors’ radar screens.

  • Lai Wyai Kay
  • 02 October 2009
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    Surviving Recessionary Woes Through Currency Trading

    A joke that M Kishore, the founder of PowerUp Capital cracks once in a while at his seminars, is that the word ‘job’ really stands for ‘Just Over Broke’. While meant to lighten up the mood of the attendees, Kishore personally understands the gravity of the statement.

  • PowerUp Capital
  • 18 September 2009
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    Wealth Summit Asia 2009 Comes To Town

    In today’s Asian lifestyle, the increasing demand for financial publications and education, and the growth in popularity of both traditional and online wealth creation tools are undeniably signs of its population’s thirst for greater financial understanding and wealth.

  • Clement Kan
  • 18 September 2009
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    Elite KSB Boring But Beautiful

    Boring. Low profile. Sunset industry. Words used to describe the business Elite KSB is in. Yet this local company which fills the poultry section of major supermarkets, Cold Storage, Shop N Save and NTUC FairPrice, has had a stunning performance since listing on then SESDAQ in 2004.

  • Aw Jie Sheng
  • 04 September 2009
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    Gold ETF: The Best Way To Own Gold?

    When talk of inflation resurfaced in Apr-09, gold prices climbed over US$900 per ounce, hitting US$983 in early June. It has since drifted down to around US$930, thanks to factors such as India’s recent doubling of import tax on gold.

  • Xavier Lim
  • 21 August 2009
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    Sinotel Technologies Makes A Clear Connection

    That China is the world’s largest telecom market would probably not be a statistic that would bat any eyelids. But the fact that she dwarfs the second largest market, the US, by about 3 times – and at lower penetration rates, would be food for thought. So when the economic juggernaut rolled out its 3G licenses early this year, the world took notice.

  • Lai Wyai Kay
  • 07 August 2009
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    Astute Investment Comes With Education

    Held on 18 and 19 July at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, the inaugural Asian Investment Conference and Exhibition (AICE) 2009 brought together more than 40 international and local speakers, 35 exhibitors as well as 50 seminars to educate the general investing public.

  • Lai Wyai Kay
  • 24 July 2009
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    Asiatic Group Powers Up Earnings

    Catalist-listed Asiatic Group (Hldgs) debuted on then SESDAQ in 2003, principally as a distributor of fire-fighting systems. The group has signaled its intention, during its IPO to expand into the power supply business to develop power-related systems such as cogeneration plants.

  • Aw Jie Sheng and Lai Wyai Kay
  • 10 July 2009
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    Educating Investors Through Interaction

    Created in the throes of the Asian Financial Crisis to champion investors’ rights, the Securities Investors Association of Singapore (SIAS) is stepping up in the current turmoil with a two-day event to promote greater financial awareness amongst investors.

  • Xavier Lim
  • 10 July 2009
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    Capital Dynamics Bullish Amidst Global Economic Woes

    Like astrologers, economists are obsessed with predicting the future, and most forecasts these days are anything but rosy. Title such as “Federal Reserve sees weak growth ahead, but mulls exit (Business Times, 17 June 2009),” does little to inspire confidence.

  • Donavan Lim
  • 26 June 2009
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    Alleviating Risks Through Proper Education & Mentoring

    Winston Ng did not start out wanting to teach Forex trading. In an industry where most people think you are out to scam their money, it is not quite a rewarding market to be in.

  • Clement Kan
  • 29 May 2009
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    There Is A Rich Woman In Each And Every Woman

    Kim, wife of Robert Kiyosaki (renowned author of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”), draws on a lifetime of experience in business, real estate, and investing in her mission to support financial education.

  • Soo Yin Ling
  • 01 May 2009
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    Options Trainer With The Right Moves

    A lifestyle change. That was in brief why Mirriam MacWilliams gave up her cushy job as VP of Investor Relations at Panamco Bottling Company 10 years ago, to pursue options trading full-time.

  • Aw Jie Sheng
  • 17 April 2009
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    Seeing Bad Times As Opportunities To Get Richer

    Robert Kiyosaki, author of best-selling “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and “Cashflow Quadrant” book series, is an investor, businessman and educator. His book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” sold millions and has held the top spot on New York Times list for over 6 years.

  • Soo Yin Ling
  • 20 March 2009
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    Playing An Important Role In Forex Education

    Having achieved success and financial freedom at a young and tender age, Choo Koon Lip is the envy of many, including yours truly. Nonetheless, things have not always been hunky-dory as we found out during a recent interview with the 26-year-old, who graduated from the National University of Singapore with an Applied Mathematics degree (with a minor in Technopreneurship) in June 2006.

  • Clement Kan
  • 02 January 2009
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    Live in Singapore! Watch How Dr. Alexander Elder Trades Successfully In Falling Markets

    Dr. Alexander Elder needs no introduction to the trading community.

  • Clement Kan
  • 10 October 2008
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    Alternative Strategy For Wealth Creation

    To be able to live, work and play freely. Tell me, who in the right frame of mind wouldn’t love to achieve such an ideal.

  • Clement Kan
  • 15 May 2008
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