Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A look at SG stocks markets NOW

The Singapore stocks markets benchmark indicator went south a little at 0.59% today on the first trading day of the Chinese Rooster Year. While the performance of the Singapore stocks markets today could have been in line with the US stocks markets’ performance overnight or there could be other reasons; I have anticipated the lacklustre performance of Singapore stocks markets today in view of the US Federal Reserves Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting this week. While many would not expect the Federal Reserves to introduce another hike at this meeting, the narrative from the US Federal Reserves would be something for investors to note.

Monday, January 30, 2017

This stock has advanced over 10% since mid January 2017

On 10 Jan 2017, this stock closed at $0.70 before starting its another rally to reach $0.78 on 27 Jan 2017, the trading day on Chinese New Year eve, in the process effecting a good 11.42% rally. I used the word “another” as this stock has been rallying all along from $0.315 in November 2015 to the current price. This stock has its stock price multiplied by almost 250%, earning its well-deserved “multi-bagger” status among Singapore stocks.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Chairman of AngBao Limited

Dear nephew/niece,

This is Uncle Tom, Chairman of (one of) your Angbaos speaking. It is my pleasure to present you with your AngBao packet for Chinese New Year 2017.

I believe you that you will not open your Angbao as soon as I have given you. It is not your interest to track which of your relative gives Angbao and how much. I know you are okay with any amount of Angbao monies given to you. And I believe that I would have also gotten away with just giving you a very modest $2 Angbao. But as a method of accountability being Chairman of AngBao Limited (since there is a lot of spotlight on corporate disclosure and accountability), I believe that it is only right that I inform you how much Angbao I give you for Chinese New Year 2017. And hence to do so, I have written my name “Tom” on the back of the Angbao so that you will know how much Uncle Tom has given you.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE ROOSTER!

Dear readers,

A very Happy Chinese New Year to All of You!

May the Year of the Rooster be filled with abundance for You and Families! May You and Families be filled with Happiness, Health and Prosperity!

To the retail investor of You, may You be like the Rooster who is alert first thing in the morning and discover in advance great investing opportunities! May Your investments hatch Golden and Solid eggs!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

How Chinese New Year Spring Cleaning made me a Better Investor

In the earlier post, I shared about spring cleaning. Today, I would like to share the top eight practical lessons which I have learnt from spring cleaning which I believe to be applicable in investing.

1. Plan: First of all we need a plan when it comes to spring cleaning. Where to start our renovation first? Which areas to cover per day of your spring cleaning schedule? It is like investing where we need a plan for us to succeed financially. Renovation-wise, we aim a clean house in our renovation.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Chinese New Year Best Deals

Chinese New Year is coming this Saturday. I hope readers have fun with the slew of preparations for the Chinese New Year: buying new clothes for yourself and family, spring cleaning your house, buying goodies to treat guests and dressing up your house in decorations for the festive Chinese New Year mood.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

INVESTINGNOTE: HAVE YOU USED IT?

There are more and more investing websites, platforms, forums, blogs and apps on the internet dedicated to the discussion of Singapore stocks. This is a good thing since more discussions will lead to more sharing of knowledge, opinion and insights about different Singapore stocks. This is important as it is risky for a retail investor to buy into a Singapore stock without too much knowledge or “homework” carried out. This is healthy to Singapore’s stocks eco-system as more retail investors take the path of self-empowerment towards their personal investing decisions.

Monday, January 23, 2017

66.3% increase, what is it?

Ever since I start working, beside focusing whether my stocks portfolio goes up or down, I am also focused on how a sedentary lifestyle behind a computer means to my health. For health is wealth. And if spending close to ten hours a day sitting behind a workstation is not enough, consider this: I also have to indulge in some good food on some workdays to escape from the stress and politics of worklife. I also feel the blues at times thinking that I am what Robert Kiyosaki termed as a “E” (Employee) quadrant. What are the results of this all? The result: increase in two aspects and a paring down in the physical attributes of my body! Haha you might have thought its about monies! Two areas increase of three attributes hence a 66.7%

Sunday, January 22, 2017

MOTIVATION to BE FREE from the RAT RACE!

The corporate rat race is unrelentless and the cycle keeps going: spending too much time at work and worst of all, I wonder how many of us find pleasure in our work? And we come back home late at night, only to spend that little time left with our families and on our pursuits. And for some, despite giving the best of their time, energy and youth at work, they are laid off when the company is not doing well. And trapped in this daily hectic schedule with little time for our own selves, it is no wonder that many of us feel “trapped” in this rat race: wake up when the alarm clock sounds first thing in the morning, rush to work, work for eight to twelve hours a day and then rush back home to catch some sleep. The cycle continues and continues until one decides to opt out from the rat race either voluntarily and involuntarily.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

ONE INNOVATION TO HONGBAO MONIES

It is the time of the year where eligible individuals will start exchanging new dollar notes for their Hongbaos to families, friends and relatives. There have been online discussions on what a decent Hongbao monies should be. This also sets me thinking on not just how much should go into the contents of the Hongbaos but also on modern practices of giving Hongbaos. I read of some giving Hongbaos to others via electronic payments. This is really not traditional and somehow overdone.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Donald Trump becomes President Today, what should investors DO NOW?

US President-Elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated officially as the President of the United States later today United States time. The position of the US President is always thought to be the position of the most powerful person on earth. Inevitably so. And we have read and heard of President Trump’s views on China, TPP, Climate change and NATO. Some of Trump’s views seem strong. The question is whether these will translate into formal US positions? And if so, what are the larger implications to global economies and to global stocks markets?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

How has this investment of mine perform?

In January last year, I deposited a good amount of monies in a one-year fixed deposit of a bank offering interest rate of close to 2%. That was at a time when banks were dangling carrots of higher interest rates to retail savers. A year now, from what I have been reading, the fixed-term interests have not been as appealing as those a year ago. Overall, though the interest earned from my fixed deposit a year ago is very very humble, I am satisfied as it is an investment without the risks associated with equities. It is a diversification strategies of putting one’s monies in different investment vehicles. It is a strategy of a low risk, low return on one’s savings.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

EIGHT STOCKS for CHINESE NEW YEAR

Customary for every Chinese New Year, Singapore Stocks Investing will discuss the Singapore stocks which investors can consider for the Chinese New Year. Unlike the stock picks where it comes to a brand new year which are driven by analysts, the stock picks for the Chinese New Year are mostly based on forecasts by Fengshui experts. For this post, let me discuss MY very own take of stocks to consider for Chinese New Year.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Should Investors STILL BUY these NINE stocks NOW?

The Singapore stocks markets is performing well into Year 2017, continuing its rally since the election of President Trump and amidst talks that the US Federal Reserves will scale up its frequency of interest rates hikes. The Singapore stocks benchmark STI along with a number of Singapore stocks have been performing well so much so that some of these stocks are overbought, measured by their RSI being above 70. Let us take a look at some of these overbought Singapore stocks now:

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The STI is at 3,025; what should investors DO NOW?

The Singapore Stocks markets benchmark indicator is on a good high of 3,025. Some analysts said that going forward, the STI should still advance. One bullish analyst even predicted that the STI might go into the 4,000 mark. All the analysts said are based on their own “crystal ball” and we should only know how accurate their predictions are at the end of the year.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

CREATE MORE WEALTH NOW!

We are into the first two weeks of Year 2017. How is your working life so far? I asked as I believe most of us are employees and hence we spend a lot of time at work. I asked as most of us have one main source of income for which we spend most of our working hours at.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

[FINALLY REVEALED!] MY ONE STRONG CONVICTION STOCK

To believe in the cause of a stock is good but it is a double-edged sword. Some companies like to paint such a beautiful growth story that has investors convicted on the stocks in a speculative way. The investors buy these stocks only to see the price of the stock head south. But on the other end of the spectrum, if one has strong good conviction in a stock, he will remain undistracted and hold the stock long enough to reap profits. So how do we have strong conviction in the stocks we buy? I believe one good way of being a strong believer in the cause of a stock is if you are a user or consumer of the products and services and you like what you consume.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

THREE THINGS INVESTORS must KNOW NOW

The STI has been rising ever since the beginning of the year to the 3,000 level. This has had some analysts saying that the STI is going into a bull run. Indeed if we are to compare the performance of the Singapore stocks markets at the beginning of this month to that of Year 2016 where the global stocks markets were shaped by China’s stock markets, there is optimism among Singapore investors. Especially so when year 2016 is quite flattish in terms of local stocks markets performance.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

How should Investors invest for Year 2017?

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

[NOT TO BE MISSED!] A ROUND-UP of MOST STOCK PICKS for Year 2017

Dear readers, over the course of several previous posts, I have shared with you what analysts are recommending as their stock picks for Year 2017. In this post, I am going to summarize ALL the sharing of the stock analysts recommendation through the curation of the links of my previous related posts so that readers can reference to these recommendations more easily (in chronological order of my posting).

Friday, January 6, 2017

ARE these STOCKS the BEST TEN STOCKS for Year 2017?

I have been reading too many analysts’ stocks picks for Year 2017 and sharing with all of you readers. This time round, it is an analyst report from UOB Kay Hian (you can read the report from this link) and I would like to share with you some insights after reading the report.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

WILL YOU BUY these THREE stocks with >20% POTENTIAL UPSIDE?

I chanced upon an article of Singapore stocks picks by some financial institutions in a local newspapers. No surprise since we are now in a season of “stock picks for Year 2017” which pretty characterizes the beginning of a year. Already, there is a plethora of Singapore stocks recommendations on the internet. But I do believe that retail investors do embrace such stock recommendation reports as they might serve as a guide for them in their investing for the year ahead. The important thing for retail investors is to scrutinize the underlying rationale of the analyst bullish recommendation and see whether investors believe in the business case. I share the six stocks from the article which I read below and their target prices.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WILL YOU INVEST in these NINE STOCKS RECOMMENDED BY TOP ANALYSTS?

It is the start of the trading year 2017 and as usual, we have many stock analysts, brokerage houses and financial institutions giving their Singapore stocks recommendations for year 2017. It is not surprising as no matters how one views the current stocks markets, there will still be buyers. I have shared with readers some 30 Singapore stocks recommended by various stock analysts in this previous post with Global Logistics Properties, ST Engineering and Venture Corp garnering more than two analysts picks each. Today, I will update my list with the following stocks picks for Year 2017 by RHB, there are nine stock picks:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The MISSING >5% DIVIDENDS BILLION-CAP STOCK at ALL-TIME LOWS!

In my post yesterday, I shared about eight Singapore stocks, each having a market capitalization of more than $1 billion, which are trading at lows. How lows is low? Well, I took as a rough gauge, within 5% from the 52-weeks low of the stock. Beside, each of the eight stocks pays a fixed dividend yield of more than 5%. The above attributes of the stocks seems an attractive proposition to investors, isn’t it? You may want to refer to the post here if you have not read it.

Monday, January 2, 2017

WILL YOU BUY THESE >5% DIVIDENDS BILLION-CAPS stocks NOW?

There are currently 8 Singapore stocks, each having a market capitalization of more than $1 billion satisfying the following criteria:

a) the stock is trading at less than 5% from its 52-week low and

b) the stock is offering more than 5% dividends yields

Some investors like billion-cap stocks as the companies behind the stocks are perceived to have some form of market size and fundamentals. And one way they might want to invest in these stocks is to invest in them when they are trading at lows like in criterion
a) above when the stock is trading at less than 5% from its 52-week low. At the same time, investors also want to be paid some dividends while holding the stocks. At the current market rate, a dividend rate of more than 5% seems pretty decent.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

SINGAPORE STOCKS INVESTING: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 MESSAGE

Dear readers, wishing All of You a Happy New Year 2017! Today is the first day of another brand New Year! Let us seize the opportunities going forward in this brand New Year! Let us improve ourselves in Health and Wealth and all aspects important to us! Let us list down all our New Year’s resolution with an aim to achieve them so that we will be Better off in this New Year!
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