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Editorial Desk

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index settled on a five-year high due to a rise in corporate deal activity and bullish European trade.

  • 22 February 2013
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    Midas Could See A Short-Term Technical Pullback

    Midas’ share price has been performing well over the past few months on the back of the securing of new orders by the company and its associate. Year-to-date, Midas has secured two contracts totaling Rmb1.048 billion.

  • 14 February 2013
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    Editorial Desk Singapore

    Resilience. That seems to be the word encircling the property and property-related stocks. They have rebounded strongly in the aftermath of the seventh round of property cooling measures introduced on 11 January 2013. However, given this comprehensive set of cooling measures and with the government’s strong will to soften the property prices, what is the [...]

  • 01 February 2013
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    Editorial Desk Singapore

    Shares of property developers fell more than 4 percent on 14 Jan-13 after the government announced its seventh round of property cooling measures in over three years.

  • 18 January 2013
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    Editorial Desk Singapore

    Stock markets around the globe wrapped up the year 2012 with strong gains despite a number of macroeconomic challenges. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index added 13 percent, while the Germany’s DAX Index posted 29 percent gain for the whole year.

  • 04 January 2013
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    Editorial Desk

    Global stock markets were seen trending upwards amid optimism over the “fiscal cliff” discussions that continue to roll out of Washington.

  • 21 December 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Asian stocks shifted towards the downside when the Shanghai Composite Index fell below the 2,000-point psychological barrier.

  • 07 December 2012
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    Editor’s View: S&P 500 Is Still Within The Uptrend Channel

    Asian stocks fell today as the US top lawmakers made little progress in talks on resolving the “fiscal cliff”, ignoring news that the Eurozone finance ministers have agreed to another round of aid to Greece.

  • 28 November 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Sparked by continued optimism that the leaders in Congress will reach a compromise with the US President to avoid pushing the US economy off the “fiscal cliff”, global stock market indices moved higher.

  • 23 November 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Market action continued to stay volatile with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering a 313-point plunge immediately after the US Presidential election, as investors shifted their attention to the US$600 billion in spending cuts and tax increases set to kick in early next year.

  • 09 November 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    It’s the earnings reporting season and investors are turning their focus back to corporate earnings again!

  • 25 October 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Property stocks plunged immediately after the Singapore government introduced fresh mortgage curbs to try and cool the upward spiral in property prices that have been boosted by low interest rates, low unemployment and an immigration-driven population.

  • 12 October 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Following the recent gains around the globe, stock markets are shifting towards the downside underlined by the disagreement between German and French leaders on the timetable for beginning the joint oversight of Europe’s troubled banking sector.

  • 28 September 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    “Buy on rumour, sell on fact”, this was how investors and traders reacted for the past few months.

  • 14 September 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    The takeover battle for Asia Pacific Breweries continues to be the highlight for the Singapore stock market.

  • 31 August 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Institutional investors seem to stay on the side-lines as trading volume around the globe remains low.

  • 17 August 2012
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    Jim Rogers’ Take On The Investment Arena

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

  • 06 August 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    As expected, the Federal Reserve has left its rates unchanged till end 2014 but offered no definitive signs of further easing.

  • 03 August 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Disappointment set in and stocks fellas Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke failed to provide any hints of further quantitative easing.

  • 21 July 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    As the second half of 2012 begins, it does not take much to deduce the risk that will have investors on their toes for the rest of the year. The European debt debacle has been dragging on for nearly three years.

  • 06 July 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Global stock markets finally received some form of reprieve following recent weeks of heavy selling. Nevertheless, investors’ sentiment remains cautious as they await more clarity regarding the situation in Europe.

  • 08 June 2012
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    Up Close With Robert Kiyosaki: Bringing The Unfair Advantage Into The Financial World

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

  • 25 May 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Traders are lamenting tougher trades these days as global stock markets fall and gain in choppy trading over the developments in the Eurozone. Meanwhile, former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said the country is preparing to exit from the Eurozone during an interview with Dow Jones Newswires while continuing uncertainties in Europe caused the Euro to decline below US$1.26 on 23 May.

  • 25 May 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    The Nikkei 225, the Hang Seng Index and the Straits Times Index recorded their biggest daily fall this year on 7 May after taking cue from a weak US jobs report and the changes in leadership in France and Greece.

  • 11 May 2012
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    Insights From Macquarie’s Experts On The Asian Markets

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

  • 27 April 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Remember the first time when our local bourse, the Straits Times Index (STI) breached the 3,000 level on 15 February 2012, after Valentine’s Day? This was followed by many false breakouts that led many investors to wonder if the market was due for a correction.

  • 27 April 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Global stock markets staged a weak performance as the US economy added weaker-than-expected jobs data with 120,000 jobs in March. This is the first time since November where hiring failed to top the 200,000 mark. Nevertheless, US unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent last month from 8.3 percent in February. However, the data from the US Department of Labour showed that the decline stemmed entirely from people dropping out of the labour force.

  • 12 April 2012
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    Promising Outlook For TA Corporation Despite Increase In Policy Risk

    Unexpectedly, robust buying momentum in new private homes continued into February despite the fifth round of cooling measures implemented in December 2011 by the Singapore government. Property developers continued to see strong primary home sales in February, posting a whopping 51 percent month-on-month increase to a record of 3,138 units.

  • 30 March 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Short selling seemed to have picked up as traders does not expect the positive market momentum to gain any steam in the near future. Adding to the selling in the global stock markets was the disappointing US durable goods orders figure released by the US Commerce Department.

  • 30 March 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    On the back of better-than-estimated economic data and expectations that Europe would tame its crisis, Wall Street capped its best start to a year since 1991. While the Nasdaq Composite Index closed above 3,000 for the first time in eleven years.

  • 16 March 2012
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    China Merchants: Enticing Dividend Yield Supported By Robust Earnings Outlook

    Driven by rapid economic development and rising traffic demand, China has been building a nationwide expressway network based on toll roads. China is now the second largest globally, in terms of expressway network, next to the United States. The Chinese government plans to construct three million kilometres of expressways and highways by the year 2020 and many market experts expect that the overall traffic volume in China will maintain at a high growth of 8 to 10 percent year-on-year during this period.

  • 02 March 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Crude oil prices rose to multi-month highs, traded well above US$109 per barrel due to geopolitical tensions related to Iran and its nuclear program, before retreating. On the other hand, equities are in a holding pattern, giving not much of a hint as to which direction it is heading.

  • 02 March 2012
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    Second Chance – A Billion Dollar Company?

    When Mohamed Salleh, founder cum chief executive officer of Second Chance Properties Ltd started the business of tailoring men’s garment in 1975, never did anyone expect he will be able to grow his private tailoring shop into a multi-million company it is today.

  • 17 February 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Since the start of the year, global stock markets have been bullish with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index currently trading at levels not seen since April 2011. At the same time, the Straits Times Index has recovered 19% from its October lows to close at 3,011 on 15 February, breaking the psychological resistance at 3,000 points.

  • 17 February 2012
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    Making One Good Trade With Mike Bellafiore

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

  • 08 February 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    China’s official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) surprised the market by rising to 50.5 in January, from 50.3 in December, and beat analysts’ expectations of 49.5. Although market experts believe that the stronger-than-expected PMI signalled that a hard landing for China’s economy is unlikely, the data also erased expectations that the Beijing government will ease its monetary policy further in the near term.

  • 03 February 2012
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    A Visit Into Dr. Alexander Elder’s Trading Room

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

  • 13 January 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    Speculation on hopes that the Chinese government will soon relax its monetary policies to support economic growth spurred strong buying across the regional stock markets. Notably, the Shanghai Composite Index jumped almost 6%, lifting the Hang Seng Index to end up over 400 points in two days.

  • 13 January 2012
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    Editorial Desk

    It has been an especially wild year for the markets in 2011 and our local bourse, represented by the Straits Times Index (STI), was also not spared.

  • 30 December 2011
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    Exploring The CMC Markets Trading Platform

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

  • 16 December 2011
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    Editorial Desk

    Singapore’s economy is expected to grow by 3% in 2012 according to Monetary Authority of Singapore’s December survey of Professional Forecasters.

  • 16 December 2011
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    Hoe Leong: Reaping Fruits From Opportunistic Ventures

    There is a well-known Chinese saying that goes along the line ‘to start a business is a challenge, to uphold its success is an even bigger challenge’.

  • 02 December 2011
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    Editorial Desk

    Europe related headlines, rumours and meetings are dominating the market psyche, causing even more volatility and upheavals in the global financial markets.

  • 02 December 2011
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    With Italy’s 10-year bond yield spiking above 7%, its highest since the euro was launched in 1999, global equity markets swung into negative territory. However, these losses were partially recouped after Italy’s Senate approved a budget bill and Mario Monti, a former European Commissioner, was appointed as Italy’s prime minister.

  • 18 November 2011
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    Finding Opportunities Through Warrants With Daryl Guppy

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

  • 21 October 2011
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    Oil Assets Infusion Paves Way For Loyz Energy’s Venture Into The O&G Industry

    From transportation to power generation, fuel is a necessity. Given the appealing nature of this primary source of energy, the demand for oil, though very sensitive to the state of the global economy, is one that few others can rival.

  • 07 October 2011
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    Promising Outlook For SGX Despite Economic Uncertainties

    Double-dip recession, the big “R” was the talk these days. Renewed concerns over the ongoing European debt crisis and the possible recession in the US have led to the plummet of global stock markets recently.

  • 23 September 2011
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    Treasury China Trust: Riding Growth Momentum In China’s Commercial Landscape

    Quality proactive asset management and unwavering long term commitment in China are two distinguishing traits that define Treasury China Trust (TCT). At the helm stands Richard David, Chief Executive Officer of TCT, who has a clear direction to uphold the company’s success in engaging the flourishing commercial landscape in China.

  • 09 September 2011
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    S i2i: Leading The Switch Revolution To A Digital Lifestyle

    With the world embracing a digitally connected lifestyle, we have officially moved into the era of a new kind of internet, Mobile Internet.

  • 26 August 2011
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    800 Super Sparkles On Strong Debut & Shining Prospects

    If green is the new gold, 800 Super Holdings Limited (800 Super) is definitely heading in the right direction to the golden pastures. Registering an IPO price of $0.22, 800 Super made a stunning debut on the Catalist block on 15 July, with its shares recording a 43% leap to close at $0.315 on its first day of trading. Understandably, it has now turned onlookers’ heads to its ‘green business’.

  • 12 August 2011
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    Leeden Delivering Consistent Growth Through Excellent Leadership

    Steven Tham, Chairman and CEO of Leeden, has recently been awarded the prestigious outstanding entrepreneur award 2011 by Enterprise Asia. Remarkably, this was also the second time he bagged the same award.

  • 29 July 2011
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    Potential Policy Headwinds Push CapitaLand Lower, But Long Term Prospect Remains Strong

    CapitaLand’s share price has plunged roughly seven weeks in a row and has fallen by around 26% since it peaked at $4.23 on 07 Oct-10, based on 27 May-11 closing price of $3.11. The share has underperformed the Straits Times Index’s (STI) 5.4 percent loss since the STI’s 09 Nov-10 peak. The significant decline in the share price of CapitaLand was in line with worries about further cooling measures in both Singapore and China.

  • 30 May 2011
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    Investors’ Corner

    Noble Group has just announced that Korea’s sovereign wealth fund KIC (Korea Investment Corp) is acquiring slightly over 1% stake in the company, valuing the transaction at $132.2m at 29 Apr-11′s close of $2.23

  • 06 May 2011
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    Understanding CFDs With CMC Markets

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

  • 21 April 2011
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    Editoral Desk

    The bull market has celebrated its second anniversary last Wednesday, and while the honeymoon may not be over, it is worthwhile for investors to pause and reflect on some of the lessons we have learned from the great financial crisis. Our local bourse has doubled since 9 March 2009, after plunging 62% from its highest level of 3906 on 10 October 2007.

  • 11 March 2011
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    Challenging Outlook Ahead For SMRT

    SMRT Corporation Limited (SMRT), the largest MRT operator in Singapore, reported that its 3Q11 net earnings increased 9.6% as compared to 3Q10, due to an absence of $6.6 million impairment of goodwill allocated to the bus operations in 3Q10.

  • 11 February 2011
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    Regional Markets Likely To Extend Bullish Momentum Into 2011

    The US indexes wound up 2010 with a double-digit percentage gain, as investors’ confidence was encouraged by several stimulus measures introduced by the Federal Reserve and the US government, coupled with positive signs of improvement in the economy. The US indexes advanced for the second year in a row with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index up 11% and 12.8% respectively.

  • 18 January 2011
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    Which One Shows Positive Momentum, Pacific Andes Or China Fishery?

    Pacific Andes Resources Development (PARD)’s share price has risen slightly by only 1.5% as at 14 Dec-10, since the announcement of the acquisition of a 19.76%-stake (28.9m shares) in Australia-listed Tassal Group. This was probably due to the acquired stake being listed as a quoted equity, which will not be contributing to PARD’s overall earnings. Nevertheless, based on the technical chart, PARD is still in the uptrend channel.

  • 17 December 2010
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    Technical Outlook (Sembcorp Marine)

    Sembcorp Marine (SCM)’s share price has fallen by around 6% since it peaked at $5.20 on 10 Nov-10, based on 30 Nov-10 closing price of $4.87. SCM formed a bearish engulfing pattern on 11 Nov-10, followed by a black ‘marubozu’ candlestick (bearish confirmation).

  • 03 December 2010
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    Local Banks Poised For Gains?

    While the broader market has been trending up since the start of 2010, the 3 big local banks have generally stayed out of the rally. Shares of laggards DBS and UOB have been in the red over the last 10 months, despite the STI surging around 10% as at 19 Nov-10. Not surprisingly, this was probably due to the fact that many investors and money managers have been avoiding banks’ shares.

  • 22 November 2010
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    Upside Momentum Still Intact For Straits Asia Resources

    Straits Asia Resources (SAR) gapped up to form a white ‘marubozu’ candlestick on 19 Nov-10, after a ‘doji’ has appeared. Coincidentally, the ‘doji’ was formed above the psychological resistance of $2.40, indicating the bull has not been beaten by the bear.

  • 22 November 2010
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    Can Raffles Education Regain Its Market Darling Status?

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

  • 04 November 2010
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    Momentum Pushes Genting Singapore Higher, But Investors Should Stays Cautious Over Its Valuation

    Genting Singapore PLC’s (GS) share price fell 3% on 28 Sep-10 after its President and CEO Tan Hee Teck sold some 900,000 of his Employee Share Option Scheme shares in the open market at $2.05 apiece.

  • 08 October 2010
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    Ride Out The Volatility By Taking The Long View

    Given the prevailing uncertainties, it is not surprising at all if the Straits Times Index (STI) were to retest its 25 May-10 low of 2,650.

  • 24 September 2010
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    A Head-And-Shoulders Formation For STI?

    In Issue 385, this writer mentioned that the local bourse’s breakthrough of 2,810 was not a convincing rebound and could be a false signal.

  • 06 July 2010
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    Olam Rides Wave Of Commodities Boom

    China’s central bank recently announced on 19 June that it would abandon the policy of pegging the renminbi at 6.83 to the dollar, a level held since July 2008. The new system confers greater flexibility to the renminbi, with CLSA forecasting a 5% annualized increase against the greenback.

  • 02 July 2010
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    Benefitting From China’s Economic Growth

    The People’s Bank of China formally announced plans to loosen the yuan’s de-facto peg to the dollar on 19 Jun-10 in Beijing, less than a week before a meeting of global leaders from the Group of 20 major economies. However, it has ruled out a one-time revaluation and said any strengthening of its currency would be gradual.

  • 22 June 2010
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    Hey Mr. Market, Which Way Are You Going?

    In Issue 382, when the STI was still at 2,860, this writer has mentioned that the local equity is going through a consolidation phase and will be hovering at its support and resistance lines of 2,700 and 2,810.

  • 18 June 2010
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    Surviving In This Volatile Market

    Investors’ confidence has once again taken another hit. One of the most terrifying moments in Wall Street’s history, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 992 points before ending the day down 348 points, or 3.2%, on 6 May.

  • 21 May 2010
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    Is Sinotel Forming A Cup & Handle Formation?

    The technical picture as shown in the chart suggests that Sinotel is still in the bearish trend.

  • 07 May 2010
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    Healthy Consolidation Ahead For The STI

    Technically, the chart suggests that the STI index is still within the bullish trend. Immediate support at around 2,810, which coincides with the 150-day moving average.

  • 07 May 2010
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    Local Property Prices Set For Further Hikes

    According to CB Richard Ellis’ report, overall private home prices in Singapore rose by 2%-5% in 1Q10, which was supported by resale transactions.

  • 23 April 2010
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    Heeton In Bullish Trend Channel

    Bullish move. Heeton broke above its long period of $0.39‐$0.49 consolidation pattern. The move technically suggests that momentum is bullish for the share.

  • 23 April 2010
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    Learning From The Guru Of Technical Analysis

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

  • 09 April 2010
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    Is Singapore’s Property Market Still Worth Investing?

    Macau, the ‘Sin City’ of the East, shares similarities with Singapore in terms of land scarcity and buoyant gaming industry.

  • 26 March 2010
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    Technical Picture Looking Good For Keppel Land

    Keppel Land is well-positioned to benefit from the 2 IRs, as we believe that the prices of the remaining unlaunched units of Reflections at Keppel Bay and Marina Bay Suites should increase upon the completion of the IRs.

  • 26 March 2010
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    How To Choose A Stock By Making Use Of Shares Investment?

    Learning how to invest in the stock market is always more than just a little tricky. With hundreds of stocks available to choose from, investors should develop a systematic approach to evaluate stocks in order to make their selections easi

  • 26 February 2010
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    Short Term Outlook For Genting Appears Bearish!

    Genting Singapore PLC (GS) announced that it has received conversion notices from bondholders for all of its outstanding convertible bonds due 2012 except for a sum of $2.7m.

  • 19 February 2010
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    Genting Might Fall Lower

    Genting Singapore PLC (GS) received its casino licence on 6 February and opened its casino to public on 14 February. However, all these good news did not push up its share price.

  • 18 February 2010
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    Technically, That Is Bearish!

    The STI failed to regain the support of the 100-day moving average, which is currently at around 2,750.

  • 05 February 2010
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    The Superhero Of Finance

    Warren Buffett is generally considered to be the world’s most successful investor. Everyone loves to know the secret of his success.

  • 22 January 2010
  • Perspective
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    Sharing Effective Investment Strategies

    In today’s rapidly-changing economic climate, a company needs to develop a business strategy that can adapt to changes effectively.

  • 24 December 2009
  • Education
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    Eu Yan Sang Unlocks The Power Of TCM

    In 1994, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asserted that herbs are not medicines but food, and classified Chinese herbs as “Dietary Supplements”.

  • 26 November 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Investors’ Corner

    Pan Hong Property Group’s (PANH) 2QFY10 performance was within our expectations and we expect the handover of three projects (representing Rmb724.5m and pre-sold GFA of 119k sqm YTD) in 3Q – 4QFY10 to account for a significant proportion of our full year projections.

  • 13 November 2009
  • Investors' Corner
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    An Unconvincing Break Through Resistance Line

    Strong resistance line. Despite breaking through the key 2,700 resistance line, the STI did not manage to hold on. Undecided on which direction to continue moving, the index has been hovering around the resistance line, signaling a near-term downward pressure on the STI.

  • 30 October 2009
  • Trend Spotting
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    Straits Asia Resources Falls Below The Solid Structure

    Weak support line. Straits Asia Resources (SAR) moved up after a gap down on 09 Oct-09, but was unable to maintain its uptrend due to investors’ pyschological impact that the damage on its new loading facilities at the Jembayan mine could hurt its production volume. As a result, SAR declined very quickly after hitting $2.10.

  • 28 October 2009
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    LMIR Trust Benefits From Indonesia’s Rising Prominence

    Morgan Stanley has recently suggested that Indonesia should be considered a BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) country, while Goldman Sachs has also identified Indonesia as one of the ‘Next 11’ big emerging markets. Indeed, all eyes are back on Indonesia since the 1997 Asian crisis. More and more investors now believe that Indonesia is another promising market for the future that offers interesting opportunities.

  • 16 October 2009
  • Corporate Digest
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    Unbreakable Resistance Line Suggest Downside For STI

    Strong resistance line. Despite testing the key 2,700 resistance a few times, the STI did not managed to break through. This has created a near-term downward pressure on the STI.

  • 02 October 2009
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    ‘L’, ‘U’, ‘V’ or ‘W’ Shaped Recovery?

    According to Jan Lambregts, Rabobank’s global head of financial markets research, the world economy is recovering from its biggest post-war slump, however, it will be a sluggish recovery for the year ahead. Interbank lending activity remains thin, while rising delinquency/foreclosure rates are still weighing on valuations of mortgage-based instruments.

  • 17 September 2009
  • Perspective
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    Gold ETF: The Best Way To Own Gold?

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

  • 21 August 2009
  • In the Spotlight
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    Educating Investors Through Interaction

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

  • 10 July 2009
  • In the Spotlight
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    S&P 500 And STI To Continue Uptrend

    The S&P 500 and its 25-day moving average (MA) still remain on top of the 200-day MA even after last week’s pullback. Coupled with the fact that the 60-day MA has also crossed beyond the 200-day MA, trading momentum remains favourable.

  • 02 July 2009
  • Trend Spotting
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    Chip Eng Seng in the “Cup”

    Based on its daily chart, Chip Eng Seng has formed a saucer base and looks likely to continue to form a cup and handle formation.Although, the 14-day RSI and the MACD are heading downwards, indicating weakness of the stock, trading volume however is low during this decline.

  • 19 June 2009
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    S&P 500 Achieves “Golden Cross”

    On 01 Jun-09, the S&P 500 topped the 200-day moving average for the first time since Dec-07. The jump followed a bounce in the 25-day moving average crossing beyond the 200-day moving average, which was also a first since Nov-07.

  • 17 June 2009
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    Why Do Companies Conduct Rights Issue?

    First of all, let us establish the definition of rights issue. Rights issue involves shares being offered to existing shareholders at a discount to the current trading price, for the purpose of raising funds for the company.

  • 12 June 2009
  • Education
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    Investors’ Corner

    CapitaLand’s 31.4%-owned CapitaCommercial Trust (CCT) is proposing a 1-for-1 rights issue to raise $828m. CapitaLand has undertaken to subscribe to its pro-rata entitlement, but is not undertaking to subscribe to CCT units in excess of its proportionate 31.4%-stake.

  • 29 May 2009
  • Investors' Corner
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    An Ideal Financing Hub For Renewable Energy And Carbon Credits

    According to Jotdeep Singh, Rabobank’s regional head for Asia renewable energy & carbon credits (RECC), activities in the renewable energy sector have intensified across Asia since 2005 as various Asian countries are increasing focus on renewable energy sources that are best suited to their natural advantages.

  • 15 May 2009
  • Perspective
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    Technical Outlook (STI)

    A well-known technical analyst once said that it is impossible to predict the exact month, week or even day that the stock price will rise or fall because the market is a complex system that takes into account many factors, such as political issues, product and service trends, emotions, etc.

  • 15 May 2009
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    Investors’ Corner

    Revenue of US$244m and net loss of US$99m exceeded top-end of guidance while utilization at 38% was in-line. Recent US$300m rights issue solves near-term refinancing needs.

  • 01 May 2009
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    Investors’ Corner

    Chip Eng Seng has fully redeemed and cancelled in full the medium term note, financed by a $60m loan facility granted by Standard Chartered Bank. Given that this loan is short term in nature, we believe the interest cost will be slightly higher.

  • 17 April 2009
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    3 Phases Of Primary Trends (Part 2)

    Congratulations, if you have reaped some profit in this recent rally. Or have you missed the boat and are now waiting for prices to decline in order to get into the market and earn some quick profit?

  • 03 April 2009
  • Perspective
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    3 Phases Of Primary Trends

    It is an accepted fact that we are in a primary bear market that will go into the record books. However, due to the recent surge in the stock market, there is a strong consensus that this bear market may have bottomed out.

  • 20 March 2009
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    Opportunities Galore at the ATIC SINGAPORE 2009

    Investors and traders will be spolit for choices next month when they attend the Asia Trader & Investor Convention (ATIC) on April 18 & 19. This is the only event in Singapore that brings together many internationally renowned speakers to share the same platform.

  • 06 March 2009
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    Investors’ Corner

    China Fishery Group’s (CFG) 4Q08 net profit of US$16.2m (-10.9% yoy) was 15% below our expectation and 37% below consensus of US$25.6m, with FY08 core net profit of US$90.5m forming 97% of our FY08 estimate and 90% of consensus. Topline grew 33% to US$104.1m, on the back of higher pollock ASP and fishmeal sales in the quarter.

  • 20 February 2009
  • Investors' Corner
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    The Collapse Of A Super-Cycle

    Forget about unemployment, inflation or even the oft-quoted gross domestic product. As most such indicators lag economic developments, their numbers shed little light on what the future holds. If you want to know when the global slowdown that has erased $28 trillion in wealth so far will finally reverse, pay attention to the Baltic Dry Index (BDI).

  • 16 January 2009
  • Perspective
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    Technical Outlook (STI, S&P 500)

    The famous adage ‘if the US sneezes, Asia catches cold’ still holds true. The Straits Times Index (STI) has nosedived 54% since hitting a high of 3,906 in October 2007. So has Mr. Market hit the inflection point that most people are hoping for?

  • 19 December 2008
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    Profiting From China’s Effort To Stimulate Domestic Consumption

    The global economic downturn triggered by the subprime lending crisis has led to a sharp slowdown in Chinese exports, while millions of jobs are being destroyed due to the financial tsunami.

  • 05 December 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Understanding Fundamental Analysis (Part 6)

    In “Understanding Fundamental Analysis” Part 5, we did mention the importance of reading income statements, cash flow statements and balance sheets. In this issue, we shall go more in detail with regards to this aspect.

  • 23 October 2008
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    Understanding Fundamental Analysis (Part 5)

    Lehman Brothers (Lehman), once a respected investment bank caused many investors to lose millions of dollars.

  • 29 September 2008
  • Education
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    Riding On The “Cheers” Brand

    Regional markets have continued to fall on the back of the global economic slowdown and ongoing credit woes, which show no signs of abating even after a year.

  • 15 August 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Too Good To Be Missed

    While all eyes are on China and India as promising markets for the future, there is however another huge market that also offers interesting opportunities

  • 01 August 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Understanding Fundamental Analysis (Part 3)

    Most people will consider the company’s P/E ratio, EPS, ROE, NAV and ROA (we have mentioned these 5 basic tools in issue 333 and 334) first before making any investment.

  • 18 July 2008
  • Education
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    Understanding Fundamental Analysis (Part 2)

    In the previous issue, Shares Investment (Singapore) has discussed the concepts of Return On Equity and Return On Assets.

  • 19 June 2008
  • Education
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    Understanding Fundamental Analysis

    Do you still remember our earlier introduction of Japanese candlestick techniques?

  • 06 June 2008
  • Education
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    The Rice & Wheat Prices Crisis

    Regional leaders said that soaring food prices may throw millions of Asians back into poverty, undo a decade of gains and stoke civil unrest

  • 18 May 2008
  • Perspective
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    Is The Worst Really Over?

    During the Congressional testimony, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said that “a recession is possible.”

  • 01 May 2008
  • Perspective
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    Stock That Will Soar Higher On Rising Oil Prices

    Still remember in issue 315 when Shares Investment (Singapore) featured the Trio (KS Energy Services, Aqua-Terra Supply and SSH Corp)?

  • 26 March 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    An Opportunity Worth Chipping In

    Vietnam, with a population of over 85 million, saw its property prices increased 50% on average in 2007, largely fuelled by investors shunning the stock markets in favour of the more gainful investment sectors.

  • 11 March 2008
  • Corporate Digest
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    Almanac For Investors

    Can someone tell me where the stock market is heading? I think this is the question that you and I are asking everyday.

  • 28 January 2008
  • Perspective
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