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Editorial Desk
Editorial Desk | 17 August 2012
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By: Xavier Lim
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Institutional investors seem to stay on the side-lines as trading volume around the globe remains low. Economic data continues to stay weak, but not weak enough to force the Federal Reserve to introduce the widely anticipated QE III. On the other hand, global equities continued their advance as hopes for more government stimulus helped push equity prices higher.

Meanwhile, the euro extended its gains against the dollar, thanks to the continued financial policy intervention of the European Central Bank and its commitment to protect the euro. The dollar, however, will likely be weakened if the Federal Reserve implements any further easing.

The on-going Eurozone debt crisis saga and the worrying situation in the US, China and emerging economies that led major global indices to experience wild swings, have certainly vexed investors.

But we would like to advice investors not to put ourselves in such a gloomy state as behind every crisis lay opportunities! So what should you do to position yourself in this unstable stock market? How do you identify investment opportunities to ride out such volatility for the rest of the year and gear up for 2013?

Fret not, these puzzling investment queries will be addressed at our Shares Investment Conference 2012! Visit us on our website at and REGISTER WITH US NOW!

Gracing our cover this issue is none other than the distinguished trader Mike Bellafiore, the co-founder of SMB Capital and author of “ONE GOOD TRADE: Inside The Highly Competitive World Of Proprietary Trading”. In an exclusive interview, Bellafiore shared with us how he determines buy and sell points and his views on what is installed for the world economy going forward. Flip no more to page 10.

Next, we switch our attention to see how the ballooning US debt is affecting the Americans’ future. According to Bloomberg’s calculation, the US fiscal gap is now US$222 trillion as compared to last year’s US$211 trillion. Turn to page 16 for more details.

Also inside this issue, we have featured five real estate plays namely CapitaLand, CapitaMalls Asia, Keppel Land, Mapletree Logistics Trust and CDL Hospitality Trusts in our In Focus section.

Enjoy the read!

Armed with an arsenal of investment knowledge, Xavier is the Senior Research Editor at Shares Investment.

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CapitaLand  3.440 -0.03 -0.86%   
Business: Co develops, owns, and manages real estate properties. [FY18 Geographical] China (41.2%), S'pore (38.5%), Europe & others (18.6%), Vietnam & Others (1.7%).

Insight: Apr-19, 1Q19 revenue fell 23.8% while net profit d... Read More
Mapletree Logistics Trust  1.550 -- --   
Business: Real Estate Invs Trust. Invs in logistics ppties. [FY19 Geographical] S'pore (36.2%), HK (24.7%), Japan (13.4%), Australia (8.1%), S.Korea (6.3%), China (5.8%), Malaysia (3.8%), Vietnam (1.7%).

Insight: Apr-19, FY19 revenue rose 15% due to higher revenu... Read More
CDL Hospitality Trusts  1.600 +0.010 +0.63%   
Business: A stapled group comprising CDL Hospitality REIT and CDL Hospitality Business Trust.

Insight: Apr-19, 1Q19 gross revenue and NPI dropped 10.6% a... Read More

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