Monday, June 30, 2014

A wake-up call in money management

Yesterday the Sunday Times once again reported how a cleaner was duped of her $400,000 hard-earned monies, again this is an example of money management for all of us. Just a month ago or so, we heard of how a million dollars in donation were not used carefully too. I understand how the cleaner must have felt as this is her monies after all.

How to protect our monies against inflation?

What can inflation do to your monies? In the latest episode of Moneymind, it was shared that an annual inflation of just 3.5% can cause a person's wealth to shrink by 2/3 in a matter of just 30 years! When i saw the figures I was surprised though not really very surprised as all along i know that inflation is really one of the culprits that erode savings and tackle this, all of us need to grow our monies in a rate that beats inflation and the way to do that is via investments for most of us. I know investments come with risks and so how can we manage these risks?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Spackman Entertainment IPO: expected to be HOT

Spackman Entertainment Group IPO will be making its way to the Singapore Stocks Exchange (SGX) on the Catalist Board. Spackman Entertainment Group is the production group from South Korea and has produced films like "Snowpiercer".

Business-wise, Spackman Entertainment Group produces, presents and invests in theatrical movies. Korea's leading film production labels Zip Cinema (which produced “Cold Eyes” and “All About My Wife”) and Opus Pictures (which co-produced “Snowpiercer” starring Bong Joon Ho) are owned by Spackman Entertainment Group. The monies raised from the listing will be used by Spackman Entertainment Group to invest in films, for expansion and for launching of overseas offices in Los Angeles and Singapore. Finance-wise, Spackman Entertainment Group’s profit was $2.6 million in year 2013 on a revenue of $11.9 million.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Why being Contrarian Investor is good for me now?

In investments and trading, many stock investors make the mistakes of following the crowds, adopting the herd mentality, buying into hot stocks only to see the stock prices decline after they buy. On the converse, being a contrarian investor, buying those neglected stocks which no one bother to take a look at for the time being, at a good discount will really help, as what I myself have experienced.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Oversold Singapore Stocks, Overbought Singapore Stocks

Oversold stocks are stocks which are sold beyond a certain point by sellers and in investment technicality, we use RSI to track how much oversold a stock is. Oversold stocks are of interest to buyers as there is a likelihood that prices of these oversold stocks will head up again. This may not be a confirm signal by generally the consensus is this: if a stock has good fundamentals and is oversold, then it is a matter of time before stock prices head up. I present some current oversold good stocks based on RSI as follows, for readers’ reference:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

One Good hidden gem stocks revealed

In today’s post, I am going to reveal one good hidden gem stocks which may not be on the radar of most retail investors. This hidden gem stock has been giving out good dividends, has a sound business fundamentals and a good growth story. What is the nature of this stock? Well, this stock is named after a person and is in the logistics industry. Logistics industry stocks have been doing good these days: just look at CWT stock which analysts have been giving even good ratings and upgrade its target price to two-dollars plus. So what is this hidden gem stock?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My World Cup Investments

Dear readers, if you have been following my posts, you would have known that I have shifted my focus slightly from stocks towards World Cup Investments which to me is based on the fact that the ball is round after all. Hence even before placing my investments with the Singapore Pools on the World Cup, I am prepared to lose monies on my World Cup Investments but the thrill of investing in World Cup matches is something which I do enjoy ! Ever since my last update, I have invested in twenty matches and so did I win any monies after these twenty matches? What is my profit now?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hu An Cable stock

Hu An cable stock headed up by around 5% today, to close the trading session of 25 Jun 2014 at $0.083. I believe the performance of Hu An cable stock has to do with the fact that its CEO is buying Hu An cable stocks again. On 3 Jun 2014, Hu An cable stock price went south by almost 11.5% to close at $0.069 before it went to as low as $0.067. Looking at today’s stock price, it seems that Hu An cable stock price is moving up ahead towards the next resistance of $0.092. I think the floor price of Hu An cable stock at around $0.08 is quite well-supported as the price has tested this resistance level for quite some time.

I Reit Global IPO

I Reit Global Management is reported in the media to be planning an IPO on SGX and the capital raised may be about US$300 million according to the reports which I have read. I Reit Global Management is a property trust and it is also reported that the trust has received SGX’s listing approval. According to the sources reported in the media, Chinese real estate tycoon Tong Jinquan, may buy more than half of the IPO. Mr Tong has bought more than half of Viva Industrial Trust's IPO offering.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Frasers Hospitality Trust IPO

Frasers Hospitality Trust IPO will have 182.1 million stapled securities issued at $0.88 per share to public; this translates into a dividends yield of 7 % per annum. There will be a further 232.9 million stapled securities issued to cornerstone investors. The market capitalization will be around $1.04 billion and the IPO will commence trading on SGX next month.

Oversold Overbought Singapore Stocks: 22 June 2014

Oversold stocks are stocks which are sold beyond a certain point by sellers and in investment technicality, we use RSI to track how much oversold a stock is. Oversold stocks are of interest to buyers as there is a likelihood that prices of these oversold stocks will head up again. This may not be a confirm signal by generally the consensus is this: if a stock has good fundamentals and is oversold, then it is a matter of time before stock prices head up. I present some current oversold good stocks based on RSI as follows, for readers’ reference:

Sunday, June 22, 2014

IPS SECUREX IPO

IPS Securex IPO is here. IPS Securex IPO will give investors here another opportunity at IPO. So what is the business of IPS Securex IPO? Well IPS Securex is an investment holding company. It provides security products and integrated security solutions in the Asia-Pacific. IPS Securex also provides technical, operational advice and after sales support to ensure total customer satisfaction. Basically, IPS Securex designs, supplies, installs, tests, commissions, and maintains security products and solutions to meet the needs of different kinds of security be it security at checkpoint, buildings or for law enforcement.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

SMJ International Holdings IPO

SMJ International Holdings IPO will be the next IPO for Singapore Stocks Markets. SMJ IPO is expected to list on 30 Jun 2014, on the Singapore’s Catalist board. SMJ IPO indicative price is $0.28 per share and there will be an issuance of 20.24 million placement shares and the expected closing date of the placement is 25 Jun 2014. It is reported the SMJ is targeting to pay 30% of its its earnings as dividends to shareholders for financial year 2014 and 2015.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Oversold Overbought Singapore Stocks: 19 Jun 2014

Oversold stocks are stocks which are sold beyond a certain point by sellers and in investment technicality, we use RSI to track how much oversold a stock is. Oversold stocks are of interest to buyers as there is a likelihood that prices of these oversold stocks will head up again. This may not be a confirm signal by generally the consensus is this: if a stock has good fundamentals and is oversold, then it is a matter of time before stock prices head up. I present some current oversold good stocks based on RSI as follows, for readers’ reference:

Super Group stock & The Motley Fool

Super Group stock rallied 6.6% today (19 June 2014) to close at $1.45. The strong performance of Super Group has led the price now exceeding the 20-days moving average on the technical chart. Also, the RSI has now crossed the oversold region and this, together with a golden crossover of the MACD may indeed signal the Super Group’s rebound! The rebound is timely given that Super Group’s price has gone south after its business in Thailand was no good. I have bought some Super Group’s stock when the stock price was not doing well; again this is a technique of picking up stocks when the market does not love them.

Oversold Overbought Singapore Stocks: 18 June 2014

Oversold stocks are stocks which are sold beyond a certain point by sellers and in investment technicality, we use RSI to track how much oversold a stock is. Oversold stocks are of interest to buyers as there is a likelihood that prices of these oversold stocks will head up again. This may not be a confirm signal by generally the consensus is this: if a stock has good fundamentals and is oversold, then it is a matter of time before stock prices head up. I present some current oversold good stocks based on RSI as follows, for readers’ reference:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Starburst IPO

Starburst Holdings Ltd has lodged its preliminary prospectus for a listing on Singapore Catalist. Starburst Holdings Ltd is an engineering group which specializes in the design and engineering of firearms-training facilities. For example, Starburst Holdings Ltd is in the business of the design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of anti-ricochet ballistic protection systems for firearm shooting ranges and tactical training mock-ups.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jaya Holdings stock: to be privatised?

Jaya Holdings stock went south by 3.2% today (17 June 2014) to close at $0.182. Jaya Holdings traded at $0.805 on 9 June 2014 before a cash dividends of $0.625 per share was given out to shareholders; thereafter Jaya Holdings stock traded at $0.191 and then went south to $0.182 on 17 June 2014.

Monday, June 16, 2014

One good news for Singapore Investors

Looking at today’s Singapore stocks showing, it can be easy to link the lacklustre performance to the World Cup. World Cup is such a grand event and who can we blame for being excited about it and become less focused as a result on stocks for the time being? Nevertheless, there are not many leads for Singapore investors. Privatisation stocks focus is waning with Airasia deciding not to proceed with the acquisition of Tiger Mandalay and an offer for Stats pac chip not proceeding too.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

How much to retire comfortably? A Mathematical approach revealed!

In this article, I will touch on savings, investing and retirements. As an advocate of retail investors and investing, I have been wanting to write an article on the above as retirement planning is in the minds of many but many people are not sure on how to do it. I will use a mathematical model for this article so that I will remain as objective as I can. Are you ready for this post? I am excited as well as this will be my first time using a mathematical model to discuss retirement and link savings and investments with it.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

World Cup 2014 profits: what stocks to buy

I watched World Cup 2014 opening match on 13 Jun 14 at around 0430 hrs. When I tuned in to watch the opening match featuring Brazil vs Croatia, it was a draw then. Then I saw the next two goals by Brazil. How time flies. I still remember I started watching World Cup back in 1998, which was 16 years ago. I could still remember the final match then of France vs Brazil. I still recall Zidane manoeuvring the ball cooly and shooting the ball into Brazil’s goal post. I did not know that I become like Zidane 16 years later, hmm not in term of net worth, though it would be great but my hairstyle looked like his now!

One stock to look out for

I enjoyed reading a local financial magazine which is published weekly. I am not giving the name of the magazine here as the intent of this post is not to advertise the magazine but it is obvious to many readers that I am referring to ya that magazine. I mean if you just go in to any bookstore and look out for a local financial magazine which centres on stocks and properties, you will know which financial magazine I am talking about.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Interview with Richard of Invest Openly

As a retail investor myself, I have always thought that retail investors are the driving forces of the stocks markets and that the collective wisdom of fellow retail investors can be tapped and shared among one another of the retail investing community. The fact is that retail investors always remain the unsung heroes in the investment world and the heroes are always those top brokers or those traders who proclaim to earn thousands and thousands of dollars from the Singapore stocks markets consistently. I feel that it is time that retail investors be featured more in our media and that our collective wisdom be shared among all of us, hence, I am starting interviews with retail investors series right here on this blog and I have sent an email to all my email subscribers to invite them to participate.

If you would like to participate and have not received the invitation email, please email me and I will most gladly send you the questionnaire.

Of course, I will do some work too by value-adding to the interview article featured by giving my take to the investment portfolio shared by the reader.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Penny stocks speculation

We have been seeing the reigning of penny stocks in SGX these days, especially the trio of stocks: Blumont, Asiason Capital and LionGold. Today (11 June 2014) saw these three stocks and a couple of other penny stocks retreating. I wonder how many retail investors have been tempted into buying these penny stocks, only to be caught by the downward trend of these penny stocks later on.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

87% return on investments?

Many people have different interpretations of investments. For mine, investments is a buy and hold but for others, the way they invest is like gambling, gambling a hot stock and if the trend is not in the “investors’” favour, they will quickly sell their stocks. With the World Cup 2014, it is expected that investments and trading will take a backseat while fund managers and investors chase after the world-cup.

What questions to ask Warren Buffett if you are Andy Chua?

We now know that Andy Chua, a Singaporean has won the bid to have lunch with Warren Buffett at $2.7 million. The identity of Andy Chua (not Andy Lau) was finally made known to Singaporeans on 9 June 2014. Andy Chua is none other than the boss behind the group of companies of Yun Nam Hair Care, London Weight Management and New York Skin Solutions.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Blumont, Asiasons and LionGold stocks

Blumont, Asiasons and LionGold stocks make the top gainers in SGX today with Blumonts stock rising by as much as 43% today. Investors have to recall that these three stocks were the stocks that went down as much as over 90% in October 2013 and I have blogged much on these three stocks.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

More Ali Baba Singapore Stocks?

Singapore’s e-commerce stocks have been rallying ever since Ali Baba, the company bought a stake in Singapore Post, tapping on Singapore Post’s capabilities in e-commerce and this acquisition of stake was even before Ali Baba’s IPO listing. One other e-commerce stock which enjoyed the same rallying was Asia Travel.com as it was reported that some Chinese firms are looking into buying a stake in the company. And definitely, we must not forget W corp stock which enjoyed the same rallying following its reverse take-over of Yuuzoo. And so are there any other e-commerce stocks listed in Singapore which may see the same rallying?

Singapore Stocks: the El Nino effect

If you have been reading business and financial articles whether or not they have to do with Singapore stocks, there is one theme which investors should take note of, that may have a bearing on their Singapore stocks portfolio and that is none other than the El Nino effect.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tiger Airways stock: updates

Ever since Tiger Airways stock reached the intra-day high of $0.545 on 30 May 2014 and closed on $0.53 on the same day, for the trading week of 2 Jun 2014 to 5 Jun 2014. Tiger Airways stocks navigated between the resistance of $0.49 and $0.55. On the technical front, the resistance of $0.49 seems strong. For the aforementioned week, the lowest of Tiger Airway’s stock was at $0.475 and the highest was $0.515, a price reached on 6 June 2014 (i.e. yesterday).

Friday, June 6, 2014

Privatisation stocks: which Singapore Stocks are next?

Since the beginning of year 2014, we have watched a lot of mergers & acquisitions in play involving Singapore Stocks. It started off with Capitaland making a bid for CapMalls Asia, then a bid by Wheelock Properties and Tycoon Ong Beng Seng for Hotel Properties Limited. In the middle of May 2014, we have KKR making an offer for Goodpack. Amidst all these mergers & acquisitions are potential candidates which are said to be in talks with interested parties, these are UE E&C stock and Biosensors International Group. And these two stocks are joined by StatsChip Pac and Petrogas stock which rallied up on reports of talks with privatisation players.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Singapore’s unofficial salary guide

In Singapore, I feel that there are many people who are quite obsessed with good titles and salaries. I mean though everyone likes a good salary, one should not make working towards good salaries the main objectives of one’s life. I also know that there are some people who also like to compare their salaries with others.

My Stocks Portfolio Rationalization Revealed: Part 2

So how do we rationalize our stocks portfolio in this sense? Well, for me, I classify my stocks in my portfolio into different themes. I have themes like dividend plays, below NAVs, privatisation plays, potential multi-baggers, blue-chips, geographical theme stocks, GLCs-linked stocks, S-chips, etc. I choose the description of each of these stocks grouping carefully to reflect in a nutshell, my expectation for the stock, my reason for the purchase of the stock and what I would like to get as a result of holding or selling of these stocks.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

My Stocks Portfolio Rationalization Revealed: Part 1

As we know, the stock markets can be irrational. The stocks markets are governed by emotions, chief of which are Greed and Fear. When buying or selling stocks, it can be easy to be overcome by emotions when we see a stock suddenly go up and up or when we see a stock go down.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ACTIVESG FREE $100: what you MUST know

I have shared in an earlier post on the ActiveSG initiative which will allow Singaporeans to enjoy sports facilities like the Gyms, Swimming Pools and sports lessons for free, subject to a cap of $100. It is a really good initiative and I went to the nearby gym to enjoy my free workout session under this ActiveSG initiative.

Monday, June 2, 2014

My Investment Trading Stocks Portfolio

The Singapore stock event of the week of 26 May 2014 to 30 May 2014: Tiger Airway stocks soaring by around 17% caught most of the retail investors by surprise and I too was caught surprised. I have some Tiger Airways stocks and though I have profited from selling the stocks, I could have earned much more if I have waited for this “roar” of the Tiger Airways stock.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

$3 piping hot, full delicious Curry Chicken Mee at Orchard Road?

Fancy a bowl of piping hot, satisfyingly full, delicious with lots of chicken meat and mee curry chicken mee …….. and at Orchard Road some more? Yes, there is a stall at Orchard Road selling this! If the title of this post leaves you feeling surprised and curious, it is understandable as Orchard Road is a prime district in Singapore and one of the most expensive districts in the world. A non-restaurant meal comprising a plate of simple foodfare easily costs at least $5.80 (from my knowledge). A piece of bread at a fine bread outlet can also easily cost $3. And hence a bowl of delicious Curry Chicken Mee at Orchard Road at $3? You must think that I am kidding, but I am not, please read on to find out which stall it is.

Singapore Stocks Market Correction next?

Singapore stocks have performed very well this year and today is 1st June 2014, so do we see the “Sell in May and Go away” scene that is oft-cited by some? No, in fact, the STI still performed well in May with yet some more potential privatisation plays beckoning for investors to consider. The most recent potential privatisation play in May 2014 was none other than Tiger Airways stock which rallied up some 17% to close at $0.53 which was eight cents more than its closing price on 29 May 2014.

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