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Tradeable is a free e-newsletter that is catered to the busy and always-on-the-move investor. It provides highly curated information that focuses on a broad range of topics including hot stocks, investment trends and economic news. Importantly, it focuses on what these events mean to you, the investor. The result is a thought-provoking newsletter that is both functional and a joy to read.


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HSBC: Buy ALL Singapore Banks If You Can!

According to HSBC, the local banking sector appears to be a bed of roses. Calling it a “positive one-sided investment proposition”, the world’s second largest (by assets) bank gave a glowing review of the local banking sector. Find out why and which of the three stands out more!

  • Tradeable
  • 04 November 2014
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    Thumb-Enter at yr own Risk

    After Falling 30%, Is OSIM Presenting Value?

    OSIM has fallen by about 30% this month. What’s happening? Is the stock still fundamentally sound? More importantly, should you buy in now?

  • Tradeable
  • 30 October 2014
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    palm oil fruit Indonesia

    DBS Vickers: After 20% Drop, These #Plantation Stocks Are Worth Buying

    With the recent share-price drop, various plantation companies seem to have become more attractive particularly to value investors. DBS Vickers has three stocks in mind that investors might consider looking at.

  • Tradeable
  • 28 October 2014
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    thumb-budget-review

    After Falling Almost 10%, Is It Time To Buy M1 Now?

    M1 has fallen by almost 10 percent from its highs in July this year. With market volatility expected to be the norm in the next few months, getting your hands on some cheap defensive plays might be the wisest thing to do.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 24 October 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Genting Singapore Plc Reports Earnings

    MBS’s 34% Decline In VIP Volumes Spells Gloom For Genting SP?

    MBS recently filed its 3Q14 operating performance via Las Vegas Sands. It does not look too good. Is this a signal that times are not good for the gaming industry here in Singapore? Is Genting SP immune to it? Or will it suffer the same fate?

  • Tradeable
  • 21 October 2014
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    sembcorp marine

    Sembcorp Marine – Time To Buy After Recent Selldown?

    Crude oil has seen better days and is seen to have hurt Sembcorp Marine badly. Is this a temporary problem? Is it time to go in now that prices are depressed?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 16 October 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb - vard

    No End To Troubles For Vard! Stay Away Or Buy In?

    No end in sight to the troubles Vard is facing. How did this premium offshore shipbuilder fall from grace so fast and so far? Is there a turnaround in sight?

  • Tradeable
  • 15 October 2014
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    thumb-oil1

    Opportunity Or Danger? Offshore Sector Hammered By Weak Oil

    “The best thing that happens to us is when a great company gets into temporary trouble…” Is this unfolding before our very eyes with the current sell-down in offshore counters? Can you stomach Buffett’s advice? Is the current sell-down an opportunity or danger for investors?

  • Tradeable
  • 13 October 2014
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    merger

    [UPDATE] Opportunity Or Danger? Malaysia’s Largest Bank In The Making

    3 Malaysian banks have resumed trading in their shares after the release of details to their 3-way merger deal. How has the market reacted? Is there time for investors to come in and take advantage of any arbitrage?

  • Tradeable
  • 09 October 2014
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    HP

    HP Splits Itself Into Two – What Now?

    HP recently announced it would be spilt into two separate entities, HP Inc and HP Enterprise. In the aftermath of the announcement, HP’s stock jumped amidst heavy trading. Is the market cheering the spilt? We delve deeper to find out more and ascertain if you should put your money with HP.

  • Tradeable
  • 07 October 2014
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    thumb-search-money

    Rexonic Secures First Contract – What Now For Rex?

    Rex International’s subsidiary, Rexonic AG has secured its first ever contract worth US$10 million. Will this be the start of something great for Rexonic and by extension, Rex International? More importantly, will investing in Rex International because of this new development make you money?

  • Tradeable
  • 07 October 2014
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    occupy central 1

    Occupy Central: How Are Our Banks Holding Up?

    Over the week, thousands have joined the Occupy Central movement in staging sit ins at various locations in Hong Kong. This has no doubt hurt businesses. How are Singaporean banks holding up in the face of this? Should investors here be worried?

  • Tradeable
  • 02 October 2014
  • Econowatch, Tradeable
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    Despite Recent Selldown, Why Is Nam Cheong Still A Market Favourite?

    Having fallen by almost 13 percent from its peak, Nam Cheong could now be undervalued as mentioned by some analysts. Why so? And what kind of growth story will you be buying into if at all?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 02 October 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Greenfields

    What Makes Japfa So Attractive To Analysts?

    Greenfields, one of Japfa’s leading brands in Asia and indeed, a market leader in Indonesia. This is perhaps just one of the many reasons why analysts find Japfa so attractive. Read on to find out more!

  • Raymond Leung
  • 02 October 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Myanmar thumb

    UOB and OCBC Granted Myanmar License. So What?

    Myanmar’s central bank just issued 9 limited banking licenses in an attempt to open its banking sector to the world. Two local banks have been awarded this license, they are UOB and OCBC. What’s in store for them?

  • Tradeable
  • 01 October 2014
  • Econowatch, Tradeable
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    Bull and bear

    Top 3 Trading Ideas For The Week

    The STI seems to be holding above its critical support levels even as geo-political concerns seem to have sparked investor concerns again. We look at three trading ideas that have garnered some attention on our platform and see if they are really worth looking into.

  • Tradeable
  • 01 October 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Greater Growth With Valuetronics’s Change In Direction

    Valuetronics recently decided to focus on its industrial and commercial electronics segment. Shifting resources away from diminishing consumer electronics segment. Was this a good decision? All indicators seem to paint a good picture. Should you buy into it?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 19 September 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb-venture

    Does Venture’s 6.3% Yield Whet Your Appetite?

    Venture’s recent selldown has generated a possible entry point for investors. For a potential dividend yield of 6.3%, Venture seems like a good and safe counter for investors to plough their cash in…

  • Raymond Leung
  • 19 September 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Oil and gas

    O&G Faces Strong Headwinds! Brace Yourselves! Or Not…

    Since the beginning of this month, the FTSE ST Oil and Gas index has headed southward as concerns of an oversupply of certain offshore vessels roil investors. What should investors take note of? More importantly, which counters were hit despite being fairly stable?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 11 September 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb - sheng siong group

    Recent Sheng Siong Placement A Boon or Bane?

    Sheng Siong recently announced a private placement that would help raise funds. While the local supermarket space might not appear too appealing owing to saturation, Sheng Siong could have something else in mind when cash reserves are boosted.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 11 September 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Bull and bear

    Top 3 Trading Ideas For The Week

    With markets inching northwards, are assets overpriced now? We certainly don’t think so… We look at 3 ways traders can part with their cash and earn potentially good returns!

  • Tradeable
  • 10 September 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Linc Energy

    Alarm Bells Go Off With Linc Energy

    Linc Energy manages a portfolio of conventional and unconventional oil, gas and coal assets, as well as underground coal gasification technologies. Caught up in high debts, Linc has plans to sell numerous properties and concentrate on its core assets. Is shale oil discovery their only beacon of hope now?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 05 September 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Abenomics: A Boon Or Bane To Croesus?

    In recent times, Croesus Retail Trust was raising new capital through a private placement to partially fund its acquisition of a new mall in Chiba, Japan. With the increased sales tax and impending interest rate hike in Japan, should investors be worried about the impact on the trust’s financial performance?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 05 September 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Centurion is looking to invest in student dormitories in the UK

    Investing In Dorm Rooms – Long On Centurion?

    Dormitory operator, Centurion has seen its stock plummet on some seemingly bad press. It did not matter that it still boasts about 90 percent occupancy rates or that it is venturing into student accommodation. Wait, it might matter to you, right? Investing in education facilitation is but one of the humanity’s virtues, no?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 28 August 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Genting Singapore Plc Reports Earnings

    Can RWS Shake Off Its Bad Luck?

    Perhaps a household investment name, Genting SP has had its ups and downs (more of downs recently though). The stock has been such a downer that investors might be seeing some value emerge from the counter. With Genting linked to the sin of gambling, won’t you wager some cash?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 28 August 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Bull and bear

    Top Trading Ideas For The Week

    In this largely appreciating environment, is there any particular stocks traders or investors can look at? We look at the top 3 most read trading ideas this week and give our two cents!

  • Tradeable
  • 27 August 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Images Of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. Ahead Of 2Q Earnings Announcement

    OCBC’s Rights Issue – Good Or Bad?

    Equity fund raising is often seen as a negative in the eyes of a shareholder. For one, it requires shareholders to invest more just to retain their ownership percentage in the company. Will OCBC’s reason (financing its acquisition of Wing Hang) be sufficient to curtail this negative sentiment?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 21 August 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    CDG

    ComfortDelGro – Gunning For Both Growth & Dividends

    Birthed from a merger back in 2003, ComfortDelGro has grown from strength to strength. It has however, not been immune to adversity. Prior to the recent public transport revamp, CDG’s had to contend with lower margins and the like. Will the revamp do it any good?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 21 August 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Bull and bear

    Top Trading Ideas For The Week

    Amidst a backdrop of easing geopolitical concerns as well as a possible shift in focus to monetary policy, we look at the top 3 trading ideas that were posted on Tradeable.

  • Tradeable
  • 20 August 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    GLP Thumbnail

    GLP’s Big Push Into China & Brazil

    With the Singapore government as a major long term shareholder, you can never stray very far away from a sound investment decision. That can be found in Global Logistics Properties, of which GIC is a major shareholder of. How did it fare recently? More importantly, what are its plans?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 14 August 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    CWT

    Will Strong Growth Persist For CWT?

    CWT was founded way back in 1970 and can be considered one of the pioneers of integrated logistics and supply chain management here in Singapore. It recently announced stellar results that might draw your attention.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 14 August 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Bull and bear

    Top 3 Tradeable Ideas For The Week

    While some analysts are predicting a near-term correction, as usual, we here at Tradeable struggle to find reasons for a complete collapse. Barring such a complete collapse, we reckon that volatility could be a trader’s best friend.

  • Tradeable
  • 13 August 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb_ezion

    Ignore The Doomsayers, Ezion is Still A Good Buy!

    We know that Ezion had received some heat after Credit Suisse decided to publish a doomsday report on the counter. However, it seems that Credit Suisse is the lone voice in the wilderness as other analysts continue to heap “Buy” calls on the counter.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 07 August 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    OSIM shot

    Buying OSIM On Chinese Love Affair

    While OSIM products did not exactly rank very well (one of the poorest ranked) in terms of gifts to US president Obama , who cares? As long as Asians love it, we, as investors don’t really care. And Asians really love the brand.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 07 August 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Bull and bear

    Top 3 Tradeable Ideas For The Week

    With markets seemingly going topsy turvy over conflicting economic data, what can investors or traders look out to? We look at the top three ideas (by page views) this week and give our own two cents!

  • Tradeable
  • 06 August 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb-Tiger-Airways

    Tiger’s Failure To Fly A Brilliant Short Play

    Tiger Air has been in trouble for sometime now. Its endeavours in both the Philippines and Indonesia have had little to show and time is running out for the beleaguered budget carrier.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 31 July 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Keppel Corp. Offshore Jackup Rig Naming Ceremony

    Long On Keppel Corp If You Can Afford It

    National champion, Keppel Corporation has been an oil and gas darling for some time (those who can afford it, that is). With its continued good performance as well as an uplift in dividends, could it seal its place in the minds and pockets of investors for a long time to come?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 31 July 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Bull and bear

    Top 3 Tradeable Ideas For The Week

    While the STI has traded higher, major US indices seemed to have taken a slight correction. In times like these, don’t you wish you had some ideas of what to trade? We present the top three trading ideas (according to page views) and present our thoughts about them below.

  • Tradeable
  • 30 July 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Bull and bear

    Top 3 Tradable Ideas For The Week

    Here are 3 stocks that should be worth your attention in a stock market that barely let out a yawn with the MH17 crash and the Israeli invasion of Gaza.

  • Tradeable
  • 23 July 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    SPH-Gets-Hold

    SPH REIT’s DPU Beats Expectations!

    SPH REIT just reported relatively better results than expected. Coupled with the possible acquisition of Seletar Mall, there could be some more space for the REIT to grow.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 17 July 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Ezra

    Ezra: Buy On Improved Performance & Corporate Restructure

    Ezra’s recent financial report appears to mark a leap from its previously dismal performance. Coupled with the possible listing of an associate-turned subsidiary, value could be waiting to be unlocked for shareholders.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 17 July 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Bull and bear

    Top 2 Trading Ideas For The Week

    If you could only trade 2 stocks this week, these are the two you should look at…

  • Tradeable
  • 16 July 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Office rentals

    Occupancy Rate Is Up In CBD’s Office Sector, Who Are The Winners?

    A report from DTZ showed that office rentals are continuing to go northwards. Who might be the winners of this uptrend? Would it continue? Read on to find out!

  • Raymond Leung
  • 10 July 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Ascott-thumb

    Why 3 More Properties Could Make Ascott REIT A Buy

    Ascott REIT recently announced a $131.6 million acquisition spree. The spree will involve a KL property and two other Chinese properties. Read on to find out what analysts thought of the acquisitions!

  • Raymond Leung
  • 10 July 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Keppel Land

    Keppel Land: Reaping From Disposal!

    Keppel Land’s divestment of Equity Plaza can be seen as getting out of a possibly sticky situation. Even better, the cash accumulated from the sales could ultimately be used to invest in better projects.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 03 July 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Hyflux

    A-REIT: New Acquisition To Lift Yield?

    Ascendas REIT recently announced its first acquisition of 2014. The Hyflux Innovation Centre is expected to be yield accretive if fully occupied. What should you do now?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 03 July 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb-Namcheong-1

    To Buy Nam Cheong On Its Malaysian Credentials?

    Nam Cheong recently announced a contract win that will spell a first for both the company and Malaysia. Should it influence investors to buy the counter?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 26 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Yoma-landmark

    Yoma Hits A Snag, Still Formidable Myanmar Play

    Despite initial plans hitting a snag, Yoma is moving forward with the Landmark deal. Once completed, Yoma would be able to consolidate its position in Myanmar as a major real estate developer.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 25 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    GLP Iwatsuki

    GLP: A Good Business At An Average Price

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 23 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Megastore-facade

    Expanding Courts Asia Record Higher Revenue But Locks In Lower Profits

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 20 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Oil and gas

    Top Oil And Gas Picks Amidst Iraqi Turmoil

    With the recent explosion of turmoil in Iraq, oil prices have once again surged past previous highs. Will this lead to better prospects for the growing oil and gas sector here in Singapore? We look at 3 counters that we feel are quite possibly, top picks for people like you and me.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 20 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    PacificRadiance-Logo

    Pacific Radiance’s Indon Connection To Serve It Well

    Recently listed Pacific Radiance’s Indonesian connection could ultimately push it ahead of everyone else.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 19 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb_ezion

    Ezion: Quite Possibly A Growth Gem

    With Ezion possibly securing its venture into the oil and gas upstream sector, the counter could be on the verge of a further breakout.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 19 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb - vard

    Vard To Place Its Troubles Behind it

    Vard promises to be at a turning point as its fortunes turn for the better in Brazil. With appreciating oil prices, will this counter reclaim its darling status?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 19 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    QT-760x328

    QT’s Fight Against Clogged Arteries Could Line Your Pockets

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 19 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    park_hotel

    Ascendas Hospitality Trust Loses Appeal Despite Upcoming International Events

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 18 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    singapore-telecom-acquires-mobile-advertisers-to-boost-digital-business

    Singtel Adds Adconion And Kontera Under Amobee

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 17 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    GLP Gunning For Market Dominance in Logistics Space

    Despite a seven percent fall in revenue, GLP looks to be all geared up for strong operational and leasing momentum by leveraging on its presence in three key markets, Japan, China and Brazil.

  • Elaine Lee
  • 16 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    ascottssss

    Ascott’s Franchise Agreements Signals Its Future Direction

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 13 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    KSH Featured Image

    Record Earnings At KSH Begets Further Growth?

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 13 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    UOB kayhian Featured Image

    Buy On Dips! UOB KH Could Present Value

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 12 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb - sheng siong group

    Sheng Siong Pushes Giant Away In Tampines

    Sheng Siong appears to be on the offensive with latest news of it supplanting Giant at Tampines Central. Is this a positive for the supermarket chain? Will it be able to muscle out competition?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 11 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb-genting

    Genting Singapore: Big Money In Japan?

    According to reports by The Star, Genting will be marking its first foray into Japan with a bid for an integrated resort. However, with legislation currently stalling at the National Diet, is it a high stakes gamble?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 11 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Maybank Feature Image

    Maybank Manages Robust Growth Despite Uncertain Market Conditions

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 11 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Singhaiyi Featured Image

    SingHaiyi’s Venture Into US Pays Off

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 10 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    United Envirotech Featured Image

    Despite Opportunities, United Envirotech Seems Expensive

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 09 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Golden Agri Logo

    Movement In The Short Term To Decide Golden Agri’s Direction

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 06 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Hiap Seng Logo

    Hiap Seng Continues To Leak With Low Margins

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 06 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Business graph

    Tat Hong: No Lift Seen In FY14

    1. As major projects for Tat Hong comes to completion, the group’s net profit took a plunge of 54 percent to $32.8 million. 2. While the group managed to hold up with its tower crane rental, all other divisions reported a fall in revenue. 3.  Businesses of Tat Hong Holdings expected to take a slow pace as resources [...]

  • Raymond Leung
  • 05 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb - Asian shares rise on signs central banks may help if chaos after greece polls

    Biosensors: In Need Of Ballooning!

    1. Lower profit margin has deflated Biosensors’ net profit by 80 percent. 2. Operations environment to remain tough for BIG as they shift management. 3. Biosensor in hopes to get pass the wind with new product, BioFreedom, which  was granted permission for a US-based clinical trial by the FDA Biosensors International Group (BIG) announced its 4Q14 [...]

  • Raymond Leung
  • 05 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Yongmao Logo

    Strong Earnings Not The Only Reason Why You Should Buy Yongmao

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 05 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    IHH pic 1

    IHH Slightly Expensive Despite Solid Q1 Growth And Good Future Outlook

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 04 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Eurosport

    New Regulations Hurt EuroSport Global Revenue

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 03 June 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Hong Leong Financial Building

    Lower Margins Reported In Hong Leong Q1 Results Despite Higher Revenue

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 29 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    SMRT

    SMRT: For Better Or Worse?

    The new bus system implemented by LTA will see companies receiving a fixed amount for services while the government retains fare revenue. SMRT likely to have an increase in cash on hand and face lesser revenue risk. In the event where LTA replicates the system to public trains and LRT, it will be beneficial to [...]

  • Raymond Leung
  • 29 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    VARD

    Vard: Full Speed Ahead!

    Vard scores two consecutive contract wins from Carlotta Offshore and Island Offshore. With a total order book of approximately NOK 33.5 billion, Vard breaks record high orders. Poised for a strong order momentum in 2014, analysts remain bullish towards the company.   Last week, Vard announced two different consecutive contract wins from repeat customers. The [...]

  • Raymond Leung
  • 29 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Top Ideas For Week 22 (26 – 30 May 2014)

    Top Bullish Ideas This Week: Ali Baba’s Investment In Singpost, More Bullishness To Come? Alibaba’s purchase of SingPost signals its intention to expand into the SEA and APAC market. The investment from Alibaba will be used to expand SingPost’s regional network and infrastructure SingPost is likely to see an increase in business volume in the [...]

  • Tradeable
  • 29 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    SingPost

    Alibaba’s Investment In Singpost, More Bullishness To Come?

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 29 May 2014
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    onshore rig

    Drill, Baby, Drill! Interra’s Burmese Search For Oil

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 29 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Tencent Holdings

    Tencent, Chatting Its Way To The Apex

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 28 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    RHT

    3 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Religare Health Trust

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 27 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    smrt buses

    New Bus Contractual Model Boost Investor Confidence In SMRT

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 27 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    SingPost

    3 Reasons Why You Should Invest In SingPost

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 26 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    SATs

    SATS Locks In Lower Revenue Despite Higher Gateway Revenue

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 23 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    70- Corporate Digest - MAS

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

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 22 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Bull and bear

    Top Ideas For Week 21 (19 – 25 May 2014)

    Top trading ideas to consider this week: CWT and Wilmar for the bulls and Noble and NOL for the bears.

  • Tradeable
  • 22 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Wilmar

    Wilmar’s Bid For Goodman Fielder: Value Over Price

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 22 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    CWT

    The Hare’s Dilemma; Will Operating Costs Stymie CWT’s Rise?

    CWT reported stellar topline performance recently. However, operating costs lowered overall profit margins. Will this be a problem? Or is it a bullish stock?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 21 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    ComfortDelGro: Will Slow And Steady Win The Race?

    Post 1Q14 results release, analysts weigh in on ComfortDelGro’s report card. Is it another SMRT? Or does it have something better going on for it?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 21 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    bear

    A Bet On Noble Or Is It On Borrowed Time?

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 20 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb - nol

    NOL’s Q1 Results: Expected Loss Amidst The Rough Conditions

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 19 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    CDG

    Strong Q1 Result Drives CDG’s Share Price higher

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 17 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Capitaland

    *Update* CapitaLand Ups Offer Price For CMA, 3 Things You Should Know

    After divesting its stake in Australand for S$1.5 billion, CapitaLand is front and centre of acquisition deals again. This time, a privatisation exercise to take CapitaMalls Asia off the Singapore Exchange. 3 positives can be found in this deal, and we look at each of them.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 16 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    SingTel’s Q4 Results: More Than Meets The Eye

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 16 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb-ocbc

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

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 16 May 2014
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    thumb - sia

    Is SIA Still High Flying?

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 15 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Wilmar

    Dismal Results A Prelude To A Sweeter Wilmar?

    Wilmar recently released disappointing 1Q14 results. Will its sugar division finally lift it out of the doldrums?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 15 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Thumb-midas-railway

    Midas: Stronger Performance To Come?

    Midas’s 1Q14 results may have disappointed, but could this be a buying opportunity?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 15 May 2014
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    casino-gambling-pic

    Going Long On Genting Is Not A Gamble

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 14 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    KOP

    KOP To List Via Reverse Takeover; Chance To Buy In?

    KOP Limited has many award winning projects including The Ritz Carlton Residences. Will its catalist listing live up to the same hype?

  • Mr.IPO
  • 14 May 2014
  • Corporate Digest, Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Bank On Some Profits With UOB

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 09 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb - dbs

    DBS’s 1Q14 Results Shoot Through The Roof; More To Come?

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 08 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb-yangzijiang

    1Q14 – An Inflexion Point For Yangzijiang?

    With its recent 1Q14 financial results beat estimates, Yangzijiang could be on the precipice of a turnaround. We tell you what you need to know.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 07 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb - vard

    The Worst Is Over For Vard?

    Vard’s Niteroi yard has been a pain in the behind for the company since it got taken over by the Italians. Has the company gotten over it? Is it now a value buy for investors?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 07 May 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Print RIP

    Changing Consumer Habits A Bane To SPH

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 06 May 2014
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    cdlht-maldives-thumb

    Despite Better Results, A Double Whammy Is In Store For CDLHT

    Even though with better than expected 1Q14 results, CDLHT could still be in store for a double whammy in the medium to long term. An interest rate hike and glut of hotel rooms coming online could spell some trouble for the trust.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 30 April 2014
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    OUEHT

    OUE Hospitality Trust – The Trust Of Choice?

    REITs have been buffeted by concerns of the impending interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve. In our analysis however, there seems to be a standout amongst the REITs. OUE HT. Find out why.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 30 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Wilmar

    Goodman Fielder Rejected Wilmar, But So What?

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 30 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Hyflux

    Pocket The Dividends And Then Cash Out Of Hyflux?

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 28 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    QTV

    Key Investors Provide Impetus To Invest In QT Vascular

    Even though it will only be available to certain investors due to the nature of its IPO (through placement), QT Vascular presents an interesting proposition to investors looking to add a biotech firm to their portfolio. Find out why.

  • Mr.IPO
  • 25 April 2014
  • Initial Public Offering, Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    POSH

    Not So POSH-itive

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 25 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    AREIT

    Stability Key To AREIT, But Is Growth Forthcoming?

    Will AREIT’s principle of enhancing its assets help tide it through an choppy waters? Especially in light of an increasing interest rate environment AND a glut of industrial space coming online, we certainly are not sure of this.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 23 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    KREIT

    Recent Lows A Chance To Snap KREIT? Maybe Not…

    Having recently announced its 1Q14 results, KREIT seems to have taken quite a bit of a hit. Could it represent a buying opportunity for investors? Or should they stay by the sidelines?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 23 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    POSH

    5 Areas To Be Concerned About POSH’s IPO

    POSH will be the latest offshore counter to list on the SGX. Should you bid and get a slice of the action? Or should you hold your horses first and save that $2 admin fee?

  • Mr.IPO
  • 21 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    silverlake

    Silverlake: A One-STOP Banking Solution?

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 21 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Ezra

    Time Is Ripe For A Turnaround For Ezra

    Somewhat disappointing results from Ezra seem to have cast a pall over the counter. However, not everything is doom and gloom. Could Ezra be a Warren Buffett-esque value investment?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 17 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Keppel Corp

    Expansion Into China; Bullish On Keppel Corp

    An agreement with a Chinese firm puts Keppel Corp into the focus lens of many analysts recently. Find out what surrounds the positivity surrounding the corporate development.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 17 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Gold bear

    Gold To Continue 2013 Rout; To Fall 20% This Year!

    As Warren Buffett famously put it, “Gold has no utility”. As a safe haven asset, why is gold anticipated to fall some 20% this year as our good friends at Goldman Sachs predict?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 15 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    UOL

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

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 14 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Keppel Land

    Blueprint For Growth Spurs Bullish Case For Keppel Land

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 10 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Ezion

    Bullish On Ezion’s Push To E&P

    Ezion is moving upstream with its recent agreement with JK Tech. Would that be a positive? Or will it go the same way as Ocean Sky (failed RTO)? What about Ezion’s overall growth story? Find out why I am bullish!

  • Raymond Leung
  • 09 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    King Wan

    SET “Sawadekaps” KTIS; King Wan Turns Bullish

    King Wan could serve as a case study of how a single article can change its share price drastically. Read on as we look into the issue that was raised, the listing of King Wan’s associate, KTIS!

  • Simeon Ang
  • 08 April 2014
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    Midas

    Chinese Policy Boosts The Bullish Case For Midas

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 07 April 2014
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    KLW

    The Deep Breath Before The Plunge; Turning Bearish on KLW

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 04 April 2014
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    suntec reit

    Surprise Placement Lowers Suntec REIT’s DPU; Bullish In The Interim

    Analysts were surprised when Suntec REIT did a share placement exercise to institutional and private investors recently. Even though DPU is expected to fall, we remain bullish on Suntec REIT due to its high occupancy rates as well as plans to diversify into Australia.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 02 April 2014
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    soilbuild biz space reit

    Concerns Linger Even Though Bullish On Soilbuild

    A recent acquisition by Soilbuild Business Space REIT has been termed as yield accretive for the trust. Concerns continue to linger as the REIT still lacks a credible sponsor.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 02 April 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Yanlord

    Why Be Bullish On Yanlord?

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 02 April 2014
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    Forward

    Lookout For Manufacturing Data This Week!

    The FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) marginally rose 9.71 points to close Friday’s trading session at 3,172.17 as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang expressed that China has policies in reserve to deal with economic volatility this year and it cannot ignore difficulties and risks from a slowdown in the economy.

  • Nicholas Tan and Raymond Leung
  • 31 March 2014
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    ascott

    Bullish On Ascott, Here’s Why…

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

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 28 March 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    lit_light_bulb_1651x1163

    Buy Call On Ascott REIT, Bargain Hunt On Starhill Global REIT

    With the Straits Times Index on a fluctuating run, why not take a look at some of the REITs that are recently experiencing good catalysts that could bring you more value?

  • Raymond Leung and Nicholas Tan
  • 26 March 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Forward

    Markets Await Manufacturing Data While Ukraine’s Crisis Intensify

    The FTSE Straits Times Index bucked a downtrend to gained 16.19 points to close Friday’s trading at 3,073.39, despite China showing signs of weakness in data from exports to industrial and the US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicating for the first time, that US interest rates could raise as soon as six months after the central bank concludes its monetary easing policy.

  • Raymond Leung and Nicholas Tan
  • 24 March 2014
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    Weekly-Market-Review1-300x198

    US Interest Rates Hike Could Come In Mid-2015: Yellen

    The FTSE Straits Times Index dropped 23.55 points to close Thursday’s trading at 3,057.20, following an announcement by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) that US interest rates hike could kick in as early as mid-2015.

  • Brian Brinker and Nicholas Tan
  • 21 March 2014
  • Review, Tradeable
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    thumb_apples

    Trading Ideas: Vard Holdings And Yoma

    Analysts have renewed their interest in Vard Holdings following consecutive contract wins. Notably, Vard received a Letter of Intent from Solstad Offshore for a large offshore subsea construction vessel.

  • Raymond Leung and Nicholas Tan
  • 19 March 2014
  • Tradeable Ideas
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    Weekly-Market-Review1-300x198

    Slower Growth And Weak Data From China Puts Dampener On Markets

    Despite the better than expected data that came in from the US, where we saw US retail sales figures beating estimates, and weekly jobless claims falling to their lowest levels in four months, weak data that came out from China, has effectively weighed in on gains we’ve seen in the markets.

  • Brian Brinker and Louis Kent Lee
  • 14 March 2014
  • Review, Tradeable
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    lit_light_bulb

    Trading Ideas: Bumitama Agri And Golden Agri-Resources

    The FTSE Straits Times Index gained 2.77 points to close Tuesday’s trading at 3,129.40 as markets traded in a tight range with no economic data in the US and no major news flow.

  • Raymond Leung and Nicholas Tan
  • 12 March 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    White House

    STI Might Stumble Despite Better-Than-Estimated US Jobs Data

    The FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) marginally rose 7.09 points to close Friday’s trading session at 3,136.26 before the release of US jobs data.

  • Nicholas Tan and Raymond Leung
  • 10 March 2014
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    iStock_000001764508XSmall

    Markets Cautious Awaiting US Jobs Reports

    The FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) gained 12.53 points to close Thursday’s trading at 3,129.17 as investors remain cautious while awaiting growth data from the Eurozone, crucial US jobs data to be released today as well as amid the backdrop of political tensions in Ukraine.

  • Brian Brinker and Nicholas Tan
  • 07 March 2014
  • Review, Tradeable
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    68-Cover Story - Investment Theme & Outlook

    Political Tensions Loosen; CDL And HBL Trading Ideas

    Global stocks rebounded after Russian President Vladmir Putin remarks on optimism that the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War is cooling.

  • Raymond Leung and Nicholas Tan
  • 05 March 2014
  • Tradeable Ideas
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    Forward

    STI Stays Above 3,000; US Economic News Key Market Driver

    Markets remain jittery, though the Straits Times Index (STI) rose above the 3,100 mark and ended trading on Friday, 28 February, at 3,110.78, the highest level for the month of February, on news the Fed may alter course for reducing asset purchases should the US economy weakens.

  • Raymond Leung and Nicholas Tan
  • 03 March 2014
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    Time For Review

    STI Flattish; Yellen Ponders Taper Retreat

    The FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) gained 8.49 points to close Thursday’s trading at 3,096.74 as investors awaited US Federal Reserve (Fed) chairperson’s Janet Yellen’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee.

  • Brian Brinker and Nicholas Tan
  • 28 February 2014
  • Review, Tradeable
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    stock picks 1

    STI Dips… Chance To Grab Frasers Centrepoint And Raffles Medical?

    The STI has been in the red for the past few days. However, dips present opportunities to those who know where to find it.

  • Justin Harper and Louis Kent Lee
  • 26 February 2014
  • Tradeable Ideas
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    Post-Budget Week; STI On Technical Rebound

    Post-budget week and the STI appears to be on a rebound. However, there doesn’t seem to be any real reason for this. Meanwhile we have various economic news that are due out from the region and Singapore.

  • Justin Harper and Simeon Ang
  • 24 February 2014
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    Weekly-Market-Review1-300x198

    Singapore Grows 5.5% In 4Q13, Budget Day 2014 Takes Centre Stage

    Industry observers highlighted productivity and social inclusiveness as the main themes for this year’s budget. Other elements include healthcare subsidies and more aid by the government to help SMEs tackle rising operational costs and low-income households to ease the cost of living.

  • Brian Brinker and Nicholas Tan
  • 21 February 2014
  • Review, Tradeable
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    light bulbs

    DBS And UOB Posts Strong Earnings Amid Political Squeeze

    Although the Straits Times Index (STI) continues to inch up again this week, this only tells half the story. Volumes have been low and there has been no real catalyst to drive the local market higher.

  • Justin Harper and Nicholas Tan
  • 19 February 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Time For Review

    Expect Markets To Take Direction From US For The Week

    After losing more than 6 percent since the start of the year, the Straits Times Index (STI) has been climbing all week although no-one, for a minute, thinks we are in any kind of a bull run.

  • Justin Harper and Nicholas Tan
  • 17 February 2014
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    lightbulbs

    Shopping For Catalysts In Sheng Siong And UOB

    The STI has slowly been edging up in the last few days but with no real conviction or promise. Trading volumes have been low as traders shake off CNY celebrations and look for themes for the year ahead.

  • Justin Harper and Louis Kent Lee
  • 12 February 2014
  • Featured, Tradeable Ideas
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    Results

    STI Pulls Quick Relief Effort, All Eyes Still On Job Data

    We are in the middle of the slew of earnings releases, and defensive stocks like SIA Engineering and Singapore Post have both released their earnings results, where both saw and felt the impact of higher operating expenses.

  • Brian Brinker and Louis Kent Lee
  • 07 February 2014
  • Review, Tradeable
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    light bulbs

    Value Stocks Standout As Markets Plunge

    Even with celebrative spirit from the festive season, the FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) could not resist piercing its 3,000 support line on 3 February.

  • Justin Harper and Nicholas Tan
  • 05 February 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb-glass-eye

    STI Breaks 3,000; Corporate Earnings In Full Swing

    The Straits Times Index greeted the market after the lunar New Year by breaking below 3,000. The Nikkei 225 was drenched in a pool of red as well.

  • Justin Harper and Louis Kent Lee
  • 03 February 2014
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    Nam Cheong And OSIM: More Upside Potential To Come?

    Both OCBC and UOB maintained their “Buy” ratings on Nam Cheong. The average upside potential among analysts is for a 15.6 percent rise in the share price.

  • Justin Harper
  • 29 January 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb-search-money

    STI Continues To Sink As Hot Money Leaves Emerging Markets

    The Straits Times Index continues its free fall from the past two trading days during morning trade today. All sub-indices are in the red with Basic Materials, Industrials and Tech stocks performing particularly poorly.

  • Justin Harper and Simeon Ang
  • 27 January 2014
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    Review_thumb

    STI Sinks With Doubts Over China And Emerging Markets

    Another bank has joined the chorus of banks raising concerns about emerging markets. Societe Generale, has joined US banking giants, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan in highlighting a bleak outlook for emerging markets.

  • Brian Brinker and Simeon Ang
  • 24 January 2014
  • Review, Tradeable
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    thumb-lighted-bulb

    A Look At Industrial Trusts, Post Earnings (CIT and A-REIT)

    As the FY13 earnings season begins, we look into two trusts that have just released their results and have attracted relatively good reviews from analysts.

  • Justin Harper
  • 22 January 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    thumb-glass-eye

    Company Earnings Eyed As STI Starts The Week Negatively

    While the week ahead may not be the busiest for the world economy, there are a still some key events that traders will watch out for. And in Singapore the earnings season is in full swing with some big names reporting Q3 or Q4 results.

  • Justin Harper and Simeon Ang
  • 20 January 2014
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    Tradaeble-review-logo

    STI Continues To Lack Direction; Earnings Season To Be Key?

    After an initial spurt upwards, the Straits Times Index is once again in negative territory for the week. The lacklustre trading environment seems to be prevalent for much of the beginning of the year. However, there is hope that the index will perform better when the index constituents start to release their results. Many will [...]

  • Elaine Lee
  • 17 January 2014
  • Review, Tradeable
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    lightbulbs

    SGX And Biosensors: Probable Suprises This Earnings Season?

    FY13 earnings season is almost upon us. We look at SGX and Biosensors with hopes that their upcoming earnings release could prompt a share price rally.

  • Justin Harper
  • 15 January 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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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
  • In Conversation With, In the Spotlight, Tradeable
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    FY13 Earnings Season Is Upon Us! Up First, REITs & Trusts!

    This week marks the beginning of 4Q13’s earnings season! Be prepared as most REITs and trusts will usually be the first in line to report earnings for FY13.

  • Justin Harper and Simeon Ang
  • 13 January 2014
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    Slight Gains On STI Over First Full Week Of Trading

    The first full week of trading brought the STI slightly higher on significantly good news from the US. However, any rally was quickly ruffed out by news that China’s growth could be moderating after an spurt of growth in 2H13.

  • Brian Brinker and Simeon Ang
  • 10 January 2014
  • Review
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    The Mermaid And Ezion: An Offshore Focus

    The STI seems to be stuck in a rut, posting three successive days of losses. Join us as we look at two stocks from the offshore sector. These two might just turn out to buck the rut the STI has been stuck in.

  • Justin Harper
  • 08 January 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Big Week Ahead With Significant Figures From US and China

    The first full week of 2014 starts with a bang for the global economy with some crucial factory output figures due out along with the potentially game-changing non-farm payrolls data out of the U.S at the end of the week.

  • Justin Harper and Simeon Ang
  • 06 January 2014
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    STI Falls Back Down To Earth After Holiday Rally

    2013 ended with the Straits Times Index stuck at levels where it begun 2013 with. While the full year has been topsy turvy, investors might be more heartened to look to 2014 with more optimism.

  • Brian Brinker and Simeon Ang
  • 03 January 2014
  • Review, Tradeable
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    Trading Ideas For The New Year: M1, Viva

    A new year is upon us and a chance for traders to wipe the slate clean and start afresh. This means searching out new investment opportunities and possibly reshuffling an existing portfolio.

  • Justin Harper
  • 02 January 2014
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    The STI’s Last Minute Scramble To Positive Territory

    The STI is desperately scrambling to end the year in the black in what has been a topsy-turvy year for the local market, dominated by the penny stocks fiasco.

  • Justin Harper and Simeon Ang
  • 30 December 2013
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    Bracing For Year-End Rally End Of Fiscal Cliff Marks Beginning Of A Bullish 2013

    Santa Finally Brings Some Cheer To Markets

    While the STI is marching ever much closer to breaking even for the year, American markets are soaring to new heights. Perhaps we need some American enthusiasm.

  • Simeon Ang and Brian Brinker
  • 27 December 2013
  • Review, Tradeable
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    Ideas: Cambridge Industrial Trust & Keppel Corporation

    While the Santa rally that traditionally happens to world stock markets largely passed Singapore by this year, it did enjoy a last-minute snowfall. On the lead-up to the Christmas break, the STI enjoyed a four-day winning streak which has helped it cut its losses to just 1.3 percent for 2013. The upbeat mood was sparked [...]

  • Justin Harper
  • 26 December 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    US & IMF See Rosier Days Ahead; Not So For STI?

    Santa is not coming to town if you are a trader in Singapore. Coupled with a fairly quiet week due to the holidays, we can expect the Straits Times Index to languish below where it started at the beginning of December.

  • Simeon Ang and Justin Harper
  • 23 December 2013
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    Review: Taper Begins But Markets Gain Ground…

    The Fed has finally tapered! I hope you didn’t feel faint from holding your breath for that. But rather interestingly, markets have reacted rather positively to the taper. Find out possible reasons why….

  • Simeon Ang
  • 20 December 2013
  • Review, Tradeable
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    Boeing Raises Dividends; Buybacks Shares

    Boosting annual dividends to about US$2.92, US aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, should definitely be in your scope of investment IF you are looking to venture overseas. We look at what makes the company tick and what you should look out for!

  • Elaine Lee and Simeon Ang
  • 19 December 2013
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    Dividend Plays! SATS & Del Monte

    With the FOMC meeting in US these few days, who knows what they will eventually decide? More importantly, who knows how will markets react? Why worry about these topsy turvy developments when you can earn steady dividends? This week we look at SATS and Del Monte, both dividend plays in their own fields.

  • Justin Harper
  • 18 December 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Gloom Poured Into Markets; Will The Fed Taper This Month?

    Global markets have been fairly sluggish as we head towards the festive season, with Singapore particularly listless. This week, the US dominates the economic calendar and traders will be hoping for no end-of-year surprises before Santa arrives.

  • Justin Harper and Simeon Ang
  • 16 December 2013
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    Fear Of Taper Tapers Santa Rally

    Investors looked as if they saw a ghost or a Chinese Vampire from Rigor Mortis as they cashed out of markets. This cannot be! The global economic situation looks to be starkly improved and yet investors are fleeing.

  • Brian Brinker and Simeon Ang
  • 13 December 2013
  • Review, Tradeable
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    Looking At Hotels And Courts – A Cause To Buy?

    Where did the Santa rally go? Perhaps we have all been very naughty this year. Notwithstanding the absence of Santa, we look at CDL Hospitality trusts and Courts Asia this week. Perhaps, Santa just needs more hospitality?

  • Justin Harper
  • 11 December 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Sheng Siong – More Than A Modern Homemaker’s Friend

    Sheng Siong is known by many home-makers and continues to strive to be the go-to supermarket in Singapore. What if we could turn this household name into an investment opportunity? How would it fare? Let’s take a look!

  • Elaine Lee and Simeon Ang
  • 11 December 2013
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    Setting Up For A Rally Or Falling Off The Fiscal Cliff

    STI Up In Morning Trade; What’s Happening This Week?

    The STI has seen gains during the morning trading session. Possibly due to the good economic figures released over the weekend. However, if you might not want to pop the champagne just yet. These gains could head south the moment investors get worried of an early Federal Reserve taper.

  • Justin Harper and Simeon Ang
  • 09 December 2013
  • Forward, Tradeable
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    SIAE – A Stock For The Modern Homemaker

    Isn’t SIA experiencing increasing challenges to its dominance in the full-service flight arena? Why feature SIA Engineering? Well, just as how families go, it does not mean a child would do worse off and just as bad as the parent.

  • Elaine Lee and Simeon Ang
  • 27 November 2013
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    SPH – The First Of Six Stocks For The Modern Homemaker

    Remember those 6 stocks for the modern homemaker? We take a closer look at one of them and explain why we feel that SPH continues to offer investors stable growth and dividends. A proposition a modern homemaker might not refuse.

  • Simeon Ang and Raymond Leung
  • 20 November 2013
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    The Winners Of 9M13 – Is There Further Room For Ascent?

    The third quarter of 2013 has come and gone. Who were the winners? What were their catalysts? Are these catalysts strong enough to last? Is there further room for ascent? All these questions, answered, and more.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 23 October 2013
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    6 Stocks For The Modern Homemaker

    Are you on the look out for stocks that are stable, offer good dividends, low in business risk, have high trading liquidity and above all, low risk? Look no further! We have compiled a list of 6 good stocks for you to look at!

  • Simeon Ang
  • 16 October 2013
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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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
  • In the Spotlight, Tradeable
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    Mr IPO: How To Get Placement Shares

    Missing out on IPOs? Can’t get any placement shares? Read this article where IPO guru, Mr IPO, shares some tips on how to get those placement shares!

  • Mr.IPO
  • 25 September 2013
  • Education, Tradeable
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    Mineral, Oil & Gas: New Regulations Are Out!

    Recently, SGX announced additional admission and continuing listing requirements for companies in the mineral, oil and gas sector on the Mainboard. The sector have been attracting much attention from investors with the recent IPO of KrisEnergy. Read on to see how these rules will affect the companies in this popular sector as well as the retail investors!

  • Raymond Leung
  • 18 September 2013
  • Op-ed, Tradeable
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    The Rupee & Rupiah Plummet – Just A Taste Of What’s To Come?

    Emerging markets have seen their currencies beaten down after Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke announced a possible tapering of its policies. What happened? What has been done so far? And can we avoid a repeat of the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997?

  • Andre Lee
  • 11 September 2013
  • Econowatch, Tradeable
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    China Minzhong – Who Should We Really Trust?

    First it was Olam versus Muddy Waters, now we have China Minzhong versus Glaucus. Find out what the points of contention are as well as thoughts about how we can prevent such things from occurring again.

  • Simeon Ang and Andre Lee
  • 04 September 2013
  • Op-ed, Tradeable
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    Telecom Stocks – Battered Down Buys?

    Previously, telco stocks have seen their dividend yields compressed a fair bit. Have teleco stocks now fallen enough to warrant BUY calls from analysts? We look at why dividend hungry investors should consider trading telco stocks.

  • Simeon Ang and Andre Lee
  • 29 August 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    CPO Prices Bottoming Out? What Can You Do?

    Speak of commodities and many a trader will tell you that the bear is wrecking havoc at markets. However, crude palm oil seems to have seen a glimmer of hope. Have prices bottomed out? How can investors like you take advantage of this? Read on!

  • Simeon Ang and Andre Lee
  • 27 August 2013
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    Transport Play Buys: CDG And Midas

    In the midst of such volatility, should investors look to invest in defensive plays? Plays such as public transportation could offer good protection against volatility. This week, we look at CDG and Midas. What do analysts feel about these two counters? Read on!

  • Simeon Ang and Andre Lee
  • 22 August 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Breakdown: Venture Corp, On The Cusp Of Recovery?

    Despite recording contraction in its financial results for 2Q13 and 1H13, analysts still afforded Venture relatively good calls. Could Venture be on the cusp of recovery? Is there a trading opportunity for investors? Read on to find out more!

  • Simeon Ang
  • 20 August 2013
  • Breakdown, Tradeable
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    Choppiness At Sea: NOL & Ezion

    Having released their latest financials, NOL and Ezion managed to grab the attention of analysts despite the extreme differences in results. NOL continued to be in the red while Ezion managed to break out. Is there opportunity within the choppiness at sea?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 15 August 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Breakdown: Singapore Banks, Danger On The Horizon?

    Following Moody’s downgrade of Singapore’s banking sector, the three Singapore banks (DBS, OCBC & UOB) released their financial results for the first half of this year. Let us take a look at their financials and compare them against the concerns of Moody’s.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 13 August 2013
  • Breakdown, Tradeable
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    Underperform: SMRT And CDL Hospitality Trust (updated)

    This week, the analysts’ focus have been concentrated on two stocks, SMRT Corporation & CDL Hospitality Trust, which have performed below estimates from the street. Are there any Tradeable opportunities that may have surfaced with the stocks’ underperformance? Let’s take a closer look.

  • Louis Kent Lee and Raymond Leung
  • 02 August 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    ETF: No-Frills Portfolio Building

    With the recent deregulation of ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds), it is now easier for retail investors to invest in them as they are no longer SIPs (Specified Investment Products). In this article, we shall show you on how a retail investor can take advantage of this and build their portfolio in a cost efficient way!

  • Raymond Leung
  • 30 July 2013
  • Op-ed, Tradeable
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    SIA Engineering & Sheng Siong Group: Trading On Defense

    As uncertainties fill the market, many investors are turning to defensive plays as seemingly “safe havens”. For the Tradeable Idea of the week, we will feature SIA Engineering and Sheng Siong Group, which both fits the characteristics mentioned above, and a stock call from Collin Seow on a defensive company.

  • Raymond Leung and Louis Kent Lee
  • 25 July 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Top Sinkies: Breaking In Or Breaking Out?

    As we cross over to the second half of 2013, let us review some of the worst performing stocks thus far! We have prepared a list of stocks based on the lowest performance for 1H13 and will classify them by STI, mid-cap and small-cap respectively. Are these stocks going to break into the bottom or will they break out?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 23 July 2013
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    M1 & Ascendas: Buy On Earnings?

    Earnings season is currently on now! This week, M1 and Ascendas REIT reported their earnings. At the same time, we will be presenting stock calls from Collin Seow, new on Tradeable! Let us now take a look if there is a Tradeable opportunity.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 18 July 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Keppel And ST Engineering Boast Defensive Credentials

    The recent market volatility has pushed many stocks lower to pre-May levels. Two defensive mainstays of the Straits Times Index have been singled out by analysts recently, join us as we see if Keppel and ST Engineering have what it takes to weather volatility.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 11 July 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    1H13 In Review: Do The Winners Have Any Steam Left?

    The bull market of May quickly turned into a blood bath as investors rushed to get out on expectations that the era of cheap money was coming to an end. Amidst the frantic selling, which stocks fared the best? Do they have anything going on for them? Read on to find out!

  • Simeon Ang
  • 09 July 2013
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    Vard & Singtel: Recent Bad News An Opportunity To Buy In?

    Recently, Vard announced that they expect earnings for this quarter to be lower than consensus estimates while Singtel lost in the bid for telecommunication licence in Myanmar. Have price declines made these companies more attractive for value investing?

  • Raymond Leung and Simeon Ang
  • 04 July 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Tradeable Idea Of The Week: CapitaLand & Raffles Medical Group

    For this week’s Tradeable Idea, we will be featuring CapitaLand and Raffles Medical Group. In the past week, Singapore was troubled by the haze while the STI faced adverse condition! Have buying opportunities finally emerged for the investors?

  • Raymond Leung and Simeon Ang
  • 27 June 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Hot Picks: Bracing For The End Of QE

    The end of QE is nearly upon us. The Federal Reserve intends to begin tapering its bond purchasing programme towards the end of this year. How can you brace yourself for this? Read on to find out the three stocks Tradeable has picked that can withstand the initial effects of an end to QE.

  • Simeon Ang and Raymond Leung
  • 25 June 2013
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    Tradeable Idea Of The Week: Starhill Global & Jaya Holdings

    For this week’s Tradeable Idea, we will be featuring Starhill Global & Jaya Holdings! For the first time, we will also include a brief on the current charts of these two counters so that you know what you should do now!

  • Raymond Leung and Simeon Ang
  • 20 June 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Singapore Developers: Is It The End Of The Road?

    For the past week, news have been coming out from the US about a possible hike in interest rates. The stock market reacted strongly to this news as the Straits Times Index wiped off most of its gains in 2013. Is this the end of the road for property developers who are strongly affected by interest rates?

  • Raymond Leung and Simeon Ang
  • 18 June 2013
  • Op-ed, Tradeable
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    Tradeable Idea Of The Week: Myanmar

    For this week’s Tradeable Idea, we will be featuring Myanmar, the new country of choice for investors!

  • Raymond Leung
  • 13 June 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    An Update On Oil And Gas, Are There Still Opportunities?

    Singapore’s oil and gas industry has felt the repercussions of the slump in oil prices. Since the fall in oil prices in February, oil and gas counters have lagged behind the performance of the STI. With the underperformance so far, is it time to buy into oil and gas counters?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 11 June 2013
  • Econowatch, Tradeable
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    Tradeable Idea Of The Week: Sembcorp Marine & Biosensors

    For this week’s Tradeable Idea, we will be featuring Sembcorp Marine and Biosensors International Group. Sembcorp Marine became the hot favourite for analysts as they managed to secure two contracts in the same week while Biosensors attracted attention when they declared a dividend for the first time since listing in 2005.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 06 June 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    Idea Of The Week: ComfortDelGro & DBS

    For this week’s Tradeable Idea, we are featuring ComfortDelGro and DBS which have both made overseas acquisition over the week.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 30 May 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    S-REIT: Are We Blinded By Yield?

    In this low interest environment, investors have been actively seeking yield through investments in dividend paying stocks and REITs. However, the recent sell-off of Keppel REIT by Keppel Corp have sparked the question: Are we overpaying for S-REITs?

  • Raymond Leung and Simeon Ang
  • 28 May 2013
  • Op-ed, Tradeable
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    Idea Of The Week: Oil & Gas

    For this week’s Trading Idea, we are featuring the oil and gas sector which we have seen a significant number of coverage by analysts of various firms and high volume of trades.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 23 May 2013
  • Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas
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    In Conversation With Aberdeen (Part II): Singapore And Investment Tips!

    Despite the recent surge in asset prices, Chong felt that a lot of companies in Singapore are still good investments.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 14 May 2013
  • Tradeable
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    In Conversation With Aberdeen (Part I): Japan, An Investing Opportunity?

    Aberdeen Asia recently won the inaugural Best Fund House award at Morningstar Awards 2013. Delve into the mind and soul of Aberdeen as we interview Aberdeen’s investment director about Aberdeen’s investment stance on Japan.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 07 May 2013
  • In Conversation With, Tradeable
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    In Conversation With Hu Li Yang: It’s Time To Be Cautious With Stocks

    Extensively sought after as a speaker, investment guru, Hu Li Yang was in town over the weekend for a seminar. Read on to find out his thoughts, opinions as well as predictions about where the markets will head in the near to medium term!

  • Simeon Ang
  • 30 April 2013
  • In Conversation With, Tradeable
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    Breakdown: CapitaMalls Asia 1Q13 Results Continues Where It Left Off In 2012

    The best performer on the Singapore Stock Exchange last year, CapitaMalls Asia (CMA) had just released its 1Q13 results on 24 April 2013. Surprising many, it was somewhat above consensus expectations. With this exceptional performance for 1Q13, will the momentum continue for the rest of FY13?

  • Nicholas Tan
  • 30 April 2013
  • Breakdown, Tradeable
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    Breakdown: KepCorp’s Lacklustre Start To 2013

    KepCorp recently released its financial report card. Figures weren’t fantastic though. How did it fare? More importantly, what does this bode for the offshore and marine giant?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 23 April 2013
  • Breakdown, Tradeable
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    1Q13 In Review: Which Stocks Beat The Rest? Do They Have Any Steam Left?

    Since the beginning of 2013, stocks have seen a gradual ascent to hit highs that market watchers seem skeptical about. Which stocks fared the best? Most importantly, do these stocks have any steam left for further ascent?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 16 April 2013
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    Breakdown: Mixed Basket Of Thoughts For Suntec REIT

    If you think office rentals are poised to always see upside momentum in the ever bustling city of Singapore, you might want to think about that again.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 16 April 2013
  • Breakdown, Tradeable
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    Breakdown: The Consumer Bull And Sheng Siong

    The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index has often trailed the broader Straits Times Index historically. This year it seems, the former has bucked that trend but are valuations now, too rich? What about Sheng Siong? Read on to find out more!

  • Simeon Ang
  • 09 April 2013
  • Breakdown, Tradeable
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    Breakdown: Bank Credit Numbers And UOB

    The MAS recently announced a mixed bag of growth for bank credit figures. With the economy possibly hinging on these figures, what do they tell us? More importantly, could they shed some light on UOB’s future performance?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 02 April 2013
  • Breakdown, Tradeable
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    Breakdown: Tiger Keeping Up With The Pack

    The budget carrier industry is going through a period of intense expansion at the moment. To keep up with the rest of the pack, Tiger Airways recently asked shareholders for more cash. Will investors be able to stomach this exercise? More importantly, will the expansion be viable?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 26 March 2013
  • Breakdown, Tradeable
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    Hot Pick: Sound Global, Still As Hot?

    A previous market darling, of sorts, Sound Global has hit a rough patch recently. A poor showing in 4Q12 and a key officer’s departure. Does this spell a downward spiral for its fundamentals? Or are they still strong?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 26 March 2013
  • Hot Picks, Tradeable
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    IHH

    Breakdown: IHH’s Hong Kong Venture

    IHH recently announced that it was marking its maiden foray into Hong Kong with a HK$1.69 purchase of a land parcel for a private hospital. Find out what analysts think of this deal.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 19 March 2013
  • Breakdown, Tradeable
  • Back to top
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    Chinese Property Restrictions Impact On Local Developers

    An introduction of real estate barriers by the Chinese Government has taken it’s toll on Singapore’s developers. Will a double whammy in the form of further curbs by the Singaporean government hit local developers?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 19 March 2013
  • Op-ed, Tradeable
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    IPO Watch: SPH’s Property REIT?

    The word is spreading that SPH is looking into the possibility of listing a REIT on the SGX. Check into this week’s article, to find out how SPH’s current retail malls are performing and what the possibly new S-REIT could have in its portfolio.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 19 March 2013
  • Tradeable
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    Penny Stocks III – How To Select Good Ones?

    How does one separate the rough diamonds from the lemons? This can be a particular headache for penny stocks investors. Fret not! Our author offers five easy-to-follow steps that can serve as a guide in your search for the next diamond!

  • Simeon Ang
  • 12 March 2013
  • Op-ed, Tradeable
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    Fixed Income And How You Can Diversify

    Fixed Income has often been viewed as the less attractive when compared to equities. But fixed income instruments have a part to play in your investment portfolio! Read on to find out more!

  • Simeon Ang
  • 12 March 2013
  • Tradeable
  • Back to top
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    Penny Stocks II – How Does One Strategise?

    To many, penny stocks are deemed too risky and losses from it seem inevitable. However, here in part II of our series, we share with you additional rules and guides which can serve as a valuable compass in your pursuit for penny stock investment success!

  • Simeon Ang
  • 05 March 2013
  • Op-ed, Tradeable
  • Back to top
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    Breakdown: 2013 To Be Tumultuous For Golden Agri?

    After a good 2011 for Crude Palm Oil (CPO) players, 2012 appears to have slumped downhill. Golden Agri Resources (GAR) financial figures haven’t been supportive and neither does the outlook of 2013 look great. With a possibly volatile CPO market in 2013, how would GAR react to such a task at hand?

  • Simeon Ang and Amruth
  • 05 March 2013
  • Breakdown, Tradeable
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    Penny Stock I – How Does One Strategise?

    Penny stocks have been known to be one of the most misunderstood equities. So in the current stock market, what does one do or how does one guide his way to possibly earn profits in these unique stocks?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 27 February 2013
  • Op-ed, Tradeable
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    Breakdown: Ezion’s Party Just Getting Started

    Ezion Holdings has experienced a huge jump from penny stock to a possible blue chip contender. It’s recent release of financial information only shows to support its case. With only good things to say about it’s prospects, could Ezion be heading towards an extended run of success?

  • Amruth and Simeon Ang
  • 27 February 2013
  • Breakdown, Tradeable
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    BOOM! M&A Activity Hit A Record High Last Year! A Good Omen?

    Mergers and acquisition deals in Singapore saw a historic jump (even after excluding F&N and APB deals) in 2012. What’s supporting this? Is this the final spark we need to torch economic growth? Or are we seeing the first signs of a bubble forming?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 20 February 2013
  • Op-ed, Tradeable
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    Will 2013 Be The Year Of The Oil and Gas Sector? (Part II)

    Contradicting economic figures from both the developing and developed world have made it to determine the demand for oil in 2013. In this final part of the two-part series, we discuss how these factors may possibly inflict damage on Singapore’s oil & gas sector.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 20 February 2013
  • Econowatch, Tradeable
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    Earnings Commentary: AusGroup’s Strong Numbers A Sign Of Things To Come?

    Australia’s AusGroup has posted positive and profitable numbers in their financial report. Coupled with favourable order wins, the company’s immediate future seems bright. Could an eventual dual listing on the ASX brighten these prospects even more?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 20 February 2013
  • Earnings Commentary, Tradeable
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    Will 2013 Be The Year Of The Oil & Gas Sector? (Part I)

    The first of a two part series of articles that will cover the immensely lucrative commodity, oil. What would 2013 mean to oil, otherwise known as black gold? In our first article, we look at the forecast for oil prices as well as the performance of a Brazilian oil and gas company, Petrobras.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 14 February 2013
  • Econowatch, Tradeable
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    Earnings Commentary: LMIRT’s Indonesian Boost

    Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) has been touted as a proxy to the Indonesian retail sales market. How has LMIRT’s recent results been affected by Indonesian market? What are its prospects?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 14 February 2013
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    Breakdown: Biosensors’ Disappointing Results Still A Cause For Anticipation?

    A 74.6 percent drop in profits and yet, there is still hope and anticipation. What is the root of this seemingly resolute opinion about Biosensors International Group? Let’s take a look.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 14 February 2013
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    The White Paper – Can 6.9 Million Be Really Good For The Economy?

    Much has been and continues to be said about the recently released population white paper. However, our writer thinks that this whole conversation has missed one important angle. Take a look at our infographic to see if you agree with him.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 06 February 2013
  • Econowatch, Tradeable
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    Breakdown: United Engineers And WBL – Another F&N?

    United Engineers announced an all-cash bid for WBL Corporation. Is this the beginning of a F&N-esque saga? Join us as we try to dissect this deal with the help of analysts.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 06 February 2013
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    Earnings Commentary: Silverlake Axis’ 22% Jump In Profits

    SIlverlake Axis turned in a healthy set of financial results this quarter. Bottom line figures improved almost 22% while gross profits edged higher by 11.7%. We dissect the results and bring you the main issues surrounding this jump.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 06 February 2013
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    Davos – What Questions Were Raised And Were There Answers?

    The World Economic Forum has long been criticised as a gathering of the global elite and wealthy. However, the forum has also sought to shed light onto the growing uncertainty that plagues the global economy. This year, we take a look at what questions were asked and if any answers were provided.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 30 January 2013
  • Econowatch, Tradeable
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    Guest Commentary – Microsoft Too Slow In Innovating?

    Microsoft released its 1H13 earnings report card not too long ago, showing pretty dismal figures in terms of profits. Probably the most head scratching point of the press release was that it did not offer any clues on the take up rate of the new Windows 8. Our guest writer, Elaine tries to sift through the numbers to shed some light.

  • 30 January 2013
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    Analysts’ Breakdown: Riding A Chinese Turnaround With Midas

    Could Midas Holdings, with its 32.5% stake in Nanjing SR Puzhen Rail Transport Company, be the proxy investors look out for to ride on a Chinese railway industry revival?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 30 January 2013
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    How Cooling Property Prices Could Have Widespread Repercussions

    This is the seventh time the Singaporean government has introduced property cooling measures. How will it affect you? How will it affect counters? Take a look at our easy-to-read infographic!

  • Simeon Ang
  • 23 January 2013
  • Econowatch, Tradeable
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    SGX 1H13 Boosted By Derivative Trading And IPOs

    The SGX has gone through a tumultuous 2012. However, in its 2Q13 earnings report card, figures appear to show that it has weathered the storm relatively well.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 23 January 2013
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    Analysts’ Breakdown: Nam Cheong’s Record 2012

    Malaysia’s largest offshore shipbuilder, Nam Cheong ended 2012 with a record number of vessels sold. With surging demand for offshore vessels and oil prices remaining sustainably high, what do analysts think about its prospects?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 23 January 2013
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    Top 5 Investment Mistakes Which You Can Avoid

    There’s nothing more frustrating than making mistakes which are hurtful to your pockets, which you could have easily avoided in the first place. I mean, sure, the market is always filled with pitfalls, but like the many others that have fallen face flat in front of you, the least you can do is not to be blindly led.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 16 January 2013
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    Commodities: Once Bitten, Twice Shy?

    It is no surprise that the commodities sector saw blood in 2012, in terms of valuation, this sector is trading at a historical low. Notable earnings’ shockers hit the market, and double digit slips in share prices can be seen in big counters such as Wilmar International (Wilmar) and Olam International (Olam).

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 16 January 2013
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    2013, A Possible New Year For Genting Singapore?

    A market darling of many in the past, Genting Singapore PLC (GS) has seen its share price take a hit in 2012.

  • Louis Kent Lee
  • 16 January 2013
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    Hot Pick: CapitaLand – 2013 Stock of The Year?

    What’s with CapitaLand’s recent jump? Could there be any basis for that? Will CapitaLand be 2013′s market darling?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 09 January 2013
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    Will The World Economy Be In Better Shape In 2013?

    The start of a new year is a natural time to think about the global economic outlook. 2013 is particularly intriguing as contrasting stories about the year can look equally likely.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 09 January 2013
  • Econowatch, Tradeable
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    Analysts Breakdown: CDLHT’s Foray Into Maldives

    CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) recently announced the acquisition of the Angsana Velavaru from Banyan Tree. How did analysts view this maiden foray into both the resort business and into the Maldives?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 09 January 2013
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    A New Year Rally In The Making?

    A new year, a new US budget deal. Put them both together, and we have the makings of a rally. Will this last? What’s happened in the last 48 hours?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 03 January 2013
  • Econowatch, Tradeable
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    What Can Singaporeans Do If The Fiscal Cliff Becomes Reality?

    All this talk about the Fiscal Cliff and the US. Can Singapore weather this development? What can or should you do?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 27 December 2012
  • Econowatch, Tradeable
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    STI’s 2012 Best Performer – Why and What’s Next?

    And the Best Performer on the STI goes to… CapitaMalls Asia! Just what did the company do right this year? And what is in store for the mall developer?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 27 December 2012
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    Analysts Breakdown – STX OSV’s New Majority Shareholder

    The STX Group has sold its stake in STX OSV for $730.6m to an Italian cruise ship builder. How will this development affect STX OSV? Analysts weigh in…

  • Simeon Ang
  • 27 December 2012
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    Top 3 Investment Lessons of 2012

    As 2012 comes to an end, let us look at what investment lessons can be gleaned from the year.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 13 December 2012
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    SIA and HP — Failed Acquisitions

    Failed acquisitions, how does SIA and HP compare?

  • Simeon Ang
  • 13 December 2012
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    Analysts Breakdown: Yangzijiang’s Foray Into Offshore

    Yangzijiang has announced its first offshore contract, 2 years after it had made a bid for a stake in PPL Holdings

  • Simeon Ang
  • 13 December 2012
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