Friday, October 31, 2014

Is this the stock to buy and hold?

Investors can be in a dilemma when it comes to the choice of stocks to buy when there are different stocks at good valuations. To just give examples; for blue-chip stocks, the consideration is that it is not always that their stock prices will head up and their capital appreciation may not be as what they expect whereas for penny stocks, the consideration is basically the very nature of these stocks which can rather be speculative. So if investors would like to have some stocks which they can buy and hold, what stocks can they consider?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Of QE and Interest rates: what’s now for Singapore Stocks?

Finally, the Federal Reserves will scale back fully the purchase of the government bonds which signal the full withdrawal of the Quantitative Easing round 3 (QE3). Singapore’s stocks markets perform quite okay, while markets in the region and overseas were mixed. The global stock markets’ response to US Federal Reserves’ announcement were quite modest simply because, the Federal Reserves say that it will still keep interest rates low. This means that Reits could still perform well and that companies and personnel with some debt have still some time to benefit from the low interest rates.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

One Stock to consider buying

Against the current stocks market backdrop which is watching the QE3 and interest rate agenda from the US, it may not be easy to trade. Hence, when one read the analysts reports of “buy” calls on certain stocks, one must always review whether this is the righ time to invest in the stock if the fundamentals and reasoning seem compelling.

One of such stocks recommend a “buy” by analysts is Civmec Limited stock. Civmec Limited is an an investment holding company which provides heavy engineering and construction services in Australia in two segments, namely, Oil and Gas, and Mining and Others.


Future Richest Man in the world

All of us know that the current richest man in the world is Bill Gate but do you know who is the future richest man in the world? Well, Zhang Jian, a China netizen has been proclaiming that he is the future richest man in the world. Zhang Jian runs his company called Yun Shu Mao which is a multi-level-marketing (MLM) company and the company’s ads on the internet tell people that big monies can be earned and people can drive fancy cars without having to work. Zhang Jian’s tagline goes something of creating millionaires around the world. Investors or members can get an income of between RM$2,700 to RM$6,800 monthly without much efforts by merely investing RM$300 in the MLM scheme. Stock returns through e-shares and luxury items like BMW cars are also promised to members via lucky draws.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Two stocks that are staging a rebound

There are two stocks which are staging a rebound as we can see from their stock price today (28 Oct 2014). First is Tiger Airways stock. Tiger Airways staged a 14.1% rally in stock price today to close the trading session at $0.325. The current price is about 20.4% more than the stock price of $0.27 on 23 Oct 2014. I searched for any company announcement related to Tiger Airways stock today but could not find none. And hence I really think it has to do with an increased interest by some substantial buyers as we can observe from the large increased trading volume today. The RSI of Tiger Airways has headed north out of the oversold region.

What can we learn from Issac Newton about Stocks Investing?

As a person with scientific and mathematical background, I have always remembered Sir Issac Newton’s three laws of motion. You may be thinking whether these laws of motion could be similarly applied to Investing. Well, as much as I would like to see how these laws of motion could be applied in Investing; these laws of motion are inherently more for the physics world. So at this point in time, you may ask what are the things we can learn from Issac Newton about stocks investing, if not from his famous three laws of motion?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Madamme Tussauds Sentosa Singapore tour

Madamme Tussauds opened in Sentosa, Singapore on 25 October 2014. I have been to Madamme Tussauds in Hong Kong, with my girlfriend (now my wife) in year 2009. Then it was quite a rush tour of the museum as we went to The Peak first at around 8pm to 9pm before checking out quickly of the Madamme Tussauds there. All the wax figures there were really life-like, take for example "Andy Lau".



Saturday, October 25, 2014

One stock in focus: Hafary Holdings stock

Hafary Holdings stock may be in focus after the stock was featured in today’s Moneymind on ChannelNewsasia today (25 Oct 2014). The business of Hafary Holdings is in building materials and renovation. The analysts' views featured in the programme are generally “Buy” calls for the stock with an analyst putting the target price as $0.30 to $0.35. I am not too familiar about Hafary Holdings stock and hence doing a check on the SGX, I learnt the following facts of the stock and my comments are as below too:

Friday, October 24, 2014

Of Vivocity shopping centre and Two Reits I like

I was watching Business Tonight on Channel Newsasia when it was reported that there would be even more shops in Vivocity shopping centre. Already, I find that there are many shops in Vivocity shopping centre and hence I am surprised that there will be even more shops. The new shops would be carved out from the underground carparks. And as an investor, what would you naturally think of? Naturally, you would think of Mapletree Commercial Trust being a good beneficiary of the expanded shopping mall. Even at the current size of the shopping mall, Vivocity shopping centre is already bustling with so many people and crowds and I really feel that the connection of the nearby Sentosa really brings in people as well as tourists to Vivocity shopping mall.

My advice to Retail Investors

Dear readers, a number of companies will be releasing their corporate earnings announcement, hence I would advise retail investors to stay out of the stocks markets first as stocks are quite responsive to these announcements. I thought this post is not lengthy, but I hope you find the message valuable."Like" me on Singapore Stocks Investing Facebook page to receive all posts on your Facebook.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kay Lee Roast Meat bought by Aztech for $4 million

Kay Lee Roast Meat shop is reported to be sold for $4 million to Aztech Group. Kay Lee Roast meat shop is located quite near to Tai Seng MRT station and I have seen many customers lining up for the tasty roast meat. I have personally dined at the shop and think its roasted meat is not bad. The plans by Aztech Group are reportedly to open more shops selling Kay Lee’s signature roast meat and the two founders of the meat shop will also help to ensure the quality of their roast meat is intact in all its expansion stores. It is also reported that Aztech’s founder, Michael Mun is a long-time customer of Kay Lee.

Singapore Edevelopment stock: will it be the next multi-bagger under Chan Heng Fai?

Singapore Edevelopment stock is one of the lowest-priced stocks on the Singapore stocks markets with today’s closing price of just a modest $0.001. If you see the trading in Singapore Edevelopment stock, you can see just how the price fluctuates between $0.001 and $0.002 (a good 100% price increase) or a heading south of the intra-day stock price from $0.002 to $0.001 (a good 50% price south) on most parts of the trading day. Perhaps that is why; the management of Singapore Edevelopment is proposing to consolidate the stocks on a 100:1 ratio, so as to boost trading liquidity.

Singapore Edevelopment is formerly known as CCM Group till its name change to Singapore Edevelopment. Singapore Edevelopment is currently helmed by a man, whom I really believe has a knack of turning around companies into great companies; he is none other than Chan Heng Fai, the former Managing Director of Singxpress, now the company is called SingHaiYi. If you are not too sure who Chan Heng Fai is and are interested to know about this self-professed “The Game Changer” (as I quote from his personal website), you can visit his website here or read his interview.

Am I wrong in this stock?

Regular readers to my blog would know that I have been an advocate of Tiger Airways stock as I have belief in J.Y Pillay, the company’s former Chairman. J.Y Pillay was once described by MM Lee as equivalent to one of the best talents in America. I thought to myself that a company under such a renowned man will become great and also Tiger Airways count Temasek Holdings as one of its substantial shareholders.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Which commodities stocks will you invest in?

Gold used to be “safe haven” for people to “take refuge” in when inflation rates are high but when I see the correlation between the Quantitative Easing, the dollar performance and the gold price movements, there is no direct correlation. According to a report which I read, people nowadays do not have that emotional rapport with gold as they used to as they do not really use gold common today, or to even see gold often now in this IT age. Hence it may now be untrue that if the dollar goes down, the price of gold will increase.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To invest or to trade?

Warren Buffet is one of the richest men in the world and the most remarkable thing is that he makes his fortune through investments. Warren Buffet’s investment strategy is really value investing which is about choosing the right stocks at the right time and then buy and hold. Many investors these days in my opinion do not heed Buffet’s investing style as they feel that his style is archaic and no longer works in the current macro-environment where stock markets are more dynamic.

This is where the debate over which style of investment works better: technical or fundamental (like Warren Buffet’s method) comes in. I think if all investors buy stocks and behave like Warren Buffet, then there would not be any trading in the stock markets as people will wait or the right time to sell their stocks. This is only theoretically possible but technically not so as we know that there are many people who depend on the stocks markets for a livelihood, those remisiers, those analysts and no to mention the professional investors as well as the “short sellers”. But really, retail investors can form a power-bloc in the stocks markets if they want to; if they do not buy stocks, others cannot sell their stocks, to take an example and vice versa.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Are you really an Investor?

Singapore stocks markets closed higher today, this is expected as the US stocks markets closed higher last Friday. Offshore and marine stocks are one of the top performers. It was widely reported that analysts have been saying that the sell-off in US stocks was a correction and not the beginning of a recession. So with the rebounding of the Singapore stocks markets, is it time for retail investors to go back to the stock markets and buy stocks on their cusp of their rebound?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Next-Generation Satellite Communications stock

Next-Generation Satellite Communications stock is currently trading at $0.003. Next-Generation Satellite Communications stock traded at above $0.05 before. At the current price, this stock is one of the lowest-priced stocks in the Singapore Stocks markets and is definitely a penny stocks. When it comes to penny stocks, Singapore investors shun them, just like what they do for S-chip stocks. However, when it comes to penny stocks, I believe there are good penny stocks and not-so good penny stocks, with the definition of “good” based on the stock company’s fundamentals.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

How to know whether you are a good investor?

The Singapore stocks markets for the trading week of 13 Oct 2014 to 17 Oct 2014 has not fared very well and the reason is due to, from what I read, US stocks markets once again.

There is a Chinese saying in local stocks parlance that, in a nutshell describes the “butterfly effect” of US stocks. This is inevitable as the US is a world’s superpower and has great influences in many domains, including the stocks markets.

I am not sure how your portfolio has panned out in the aforementioned trading week. But if there is one good thing that has come out from the local stocks markets’ performance, it is this: the aforementioned trading week gives investors an opportunity to look at just how resilient their stock portfolio is.

Friday, October 17, 2014

What you need to know about Five Hot stocks?

Today (17 Oct 2014), the Singapore stocks market inched north, in line with gains of the US stocks markets. As of this time in writing, the US stocks markets rise, in average, of over 1%. Is the market corrections over? Well, I think investors will just need to be careful as the US stocks markets have a sign of doing “cha cha”.

Today, the headline news is the further heading south of Tiger Airways stock after it announces right issues. A good thing for Tiger Airways shareholders is that SIA’s stake in the budget carrier has risen to 55%, making Tiger Airways a subsidiary of SIA. I hope SIA’s shareholdings in Tiger Airways will give the company a much-needed boost in terms of stock price. The stock price of Tiger Airways now is a result of over-ambitious plans in expanding overseas as I have read from a report.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Is it a good time to buy stocks now?

Singapore stocks markets went south today (16 Oct 2014), in line with the broader markets. This resulted in my stocks portfolio now being quite modest. An analyst said that this is a long-due market correction. Like I mentioned in my posts, the trend is your friend if you know how to best make use of it, hence against this current market backdrop, I would advise investors to think before entering the markets. Some investors would want to take opportunities of the markets down to load up some stocks at attractive valuations. Yup, it is quite tempting to do so. For example, Sembcorp Industries stock is now trading at $4.82, which is around 10% lower than its usual price. Or take the case of Golden Agriculture stock, now this stock is trading at $0.47, pretty much modest than its usual $0.50++ range price tag.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What Singapore Investors should do now?

These days the Singapore stocks markets are not very good and I advise retail investors to think before they enter the stocks markets. There is some interesting and somewhat compelling proposition which is that some stocks with good fundamentals are trading below their book values, however tempting it appears, it seems to me that the Singapore stocks markets are in a downtrend and from what I have mentioned in my earlier posts, the trend is our friend, provided that we know how to make full use of it. So what can investors do while taking time to assess the markets?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One stock fact investors must know to profit

More and more people these days know that savings are no longer sufficient to build wealth or ensure one’s retirement as the very savings in their bank accounts get eroded by high inflation rates. That is why an increasing number of Singaporeans are getting themselves equipped with learning how to invest in stocks and the SGX’s campaign of promoting investing among retail investors is a way forward that should be welcome by retail investors. Among some of the measures introduced by SGX in this direction is the reduction of lot size of blue-chip stocks to reduce the high-cost entry for investing in these stocks.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Will Blue chips stocks be blue chips?

The Singapore stocks markets continued to head south today (13 Oct 2014) and blue chip stocks are also moving south. I have read reports of some analysts turning bullish on Sembcorp Marine stock and Golden Agriculture stock, two of the blue chip stocks on the Singapore stocks markets which have went south. I believe their bullish calls have to do with the two stocks being blue-chips and hence the current stock price may be deemed to be an attractive entry level being at some percentage points off the traditional high prices. I am quite sure some investors actually buy into some of these stocks currently, buoyed by the bullish calls by analysts while there are others who sit on the fences, ready to see whether the prices of stocks like the two stocks will bottom out and if they should, they will be ready to buy these stocks.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Why most investors do not make monies from stocks?

I have previously shared with readers that I have bought many good books from the MPH Books sale at the Expo last week and all for a low price. For example, I am now halfway into “Rich Dad’s Retire Young and Retire Rich” by none other than Robert T Kiyosaki and I bought this book at only $4 instead of around $20 at a bookstore. Some readers may feel that “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” is now quite old-fashioned as this book was in the best sellers many many years ago but I would like to update readers that the book which I am currently reading is one of the latest books in the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” series and also the financial concepts in these books are universal principles and are not based on time.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Blog updates

Dear readers, I have updated my Facebook page to this link , this new link will replace the old link. The new link has a clean and professional look and it will only contain links from Singapore Stocks Investing. The older link has links from not only Singapore Stocks Investing but also from other blogs. Thus I have created this new link so that readers of Singapore Stocks Investing can read just posts from Singapore Stocks Investing. I hope you can “like” this Facebook page so that you will receive timely updates from my blog on your Facebook wall.

Cheapest Singapore stock?

Yesterday, I posted a blog post on Singapore’s cheapest stock which Singapore eDevelopment stock is one of these as its stock price is $0.001. In that post, I talked about the proposed consolidation of this stock. After writing the post, I was thinking whether I have used “Cheapest” correctly. Should I use “lowest-priced” Singapore stock instead for the above post? Why do I have such thought? Well, I am really thinking when words like “expensive” and “cheap” are used, these are subjective to different investors. For example, is Golden Agriculture stock which is now below fifty cents cheap? To some, they may say it is as this price is really one of the lowest reached by the stock. For others, they may think that Golden Agriculture stock may still head south even more due to the global commodities outlook.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Singapore’s cheapest stock:will you buy it?

If I am to ask all of you readers, what is Singapore’s most expensive stock? The answer will be stocks like Jardine stock and UOB stock. If I am to ask you what is Singapore’s cheapest stock? What will your answer be? Well, Singapore cheapest stock is priced at 0.1 Singapore cents and there are two Singapore stocks trading at this low price. The two stocks are Digiland and Singapore eDevelopment Limited.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

One Free app to help you save money

With the advent of the internet, there are now many apps to help one save money. Kudos to those folks who tap on technology to come out with apps to help many of us manage our monies and even help us track our investments. There is one free app which I have been using for quite some time and it has helped me save money and I thought of sharing it with all of you here for this blog is not only about stocks, it is also about wealth creation and wealth protection. So what is this free app? Well, it is nonetheless the McDonalds apps.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What investors need to know about the Singapore Stocks Markets?

The Singapore stocks markets are currently not very good as we can see in the stock prices of many Singapore stocks. To many investors, this means that their equities are “locked” as the stock prices are below the price they pay for them. So against this backdrop, the only thing that investors can look for is the stream of dividends from the stocks which are “locked”, provided of course that these stocks do really have a dividends policy. For myself, some of the stocks which I have are to hold them for a long term and hence the dividends which I receive from them are actually quite good when holding them. Not all the company stocks which I have continue to pay dividends but for those which do, they are really the blue-chips stocks though I must also say that even for them, their stock dividends yields have also headed south.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One Singapore stock which looks cheap now

Singapore stocks continue to trade in a manner which is not interesting to Singapore investors and I watch the movement of Singapore stocks on the sideline, not intending to put in more monies for more purchase of stocks. Though some Singapore stocks look cheap now, nobody knows whether they can get any cheaper. I do not really like how the direction of the Singapore stocks market is trading and I guess the next better option is if one is to still feel the urge to invest in new stocks, is to invest in high-dividends stock. In this line of thought, one Singapore stock which looks cheap to me now, at least to me is Hutchinson Ports Holdings (HPH). HPH to me is a good stock which pays good dividends and one should buy this stock when the stock is trading at low prices.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Are these stocks cheap to buy now?

Some of the stocks here, which we call blue-chips and growth stocks are trading at somewhat attractive prices. But the question is whether if we are to buy these stocks, will we be buying at the cusp of their next northward stock movement or will we be buying into a “falling” stock? Though it may not be easy to predict the above, I think a strategy of entering into a stock successively and not at once is often wise. Let us take a look at some of these stocks, which may be cheap now:

Sunday, October 5, 2014

How and where to earn more money from an investment of $4?

Dear readers, $4 these days is not a lot and $4 these days can not even get one a plate of noodles at some food courts in the city and Orchard areas. So, to even think about earning money from $4 can be even surprising. And you may be asking me whether an investment of $4 can even be possible? Well, it is really possible to have $4 as an investment and yes, I am talking about financial investment where you can earn far more monies than the $4 which you put in. So what am I talking about? You may be thinking of how to earn these monies from a $4 investment and where to earn this investment at this stage now?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Miscellaneous thoughts about Singapore Stocks and more

The SGX has revamped its website. What is different now on its revamped website? Well, if a visitor is to click the name of a stock on SGX’s website, the visitor will be brought to a new feature called stock screener and that stock screener page will list down the fundamentals, industry peer comparison and more facts about the company. While this feature is not new as many financial websites or trading websites have such features, it is good for SGX to implement this new feature. What I find it annoying though is that when in the past, that same click on a stock name will bring visitors to a webpage showing the company announcements of the stock, now with this stock screener feature, visitors would have to navigate to the top bar of the website and do another round of filtering just to locate the company’s announcement. To be frank, I rather SGX adopt back to its previous interface as I deem companies’ announcements more important that the new stock screener feature.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

United Engineers stock and UE E&C stock

Both United Engineers stock and UE E&C stock went on trading halt today (1 Oct 2014). Prior to this, there was already market talk that United Engineers would be disposed of by OCBC and this has sent United Engineer stock north by really a few notches. On the other hand, investors are not as keen that UE E&C stock may be part of the privatization package and this was seen in the recent southward movement of UE E&C stock, only to have the northward direction of the stock last week. Anyway, I always held the view that UE E&C stock may be privatized too, you can read my posts here on who I think may be the players. I have also shared how some analysts view UE E&C would become privatized on my post here though I know this has not really caught on with investors.

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