Monday, February 27, 2017

SINGTEL, STARHUB and M1: which is a GOOD BUY?

Singtel stock, Starhub stock, M1 stock
Singtel stock currently (based on closing price of 24 Feb 2017) at $3.96, down by 6.38 % from the stock’s 52-week high of $4.32. The consensus target price based on SGX website is $4.25 which means an upside of 7.32% from Singtel’s current stock price.

Starhub stock currently traded at $2.81 down by 29% from the stock’s 52-week high of $3.96. The consensus target price based on SGX website is $2.73 which means a downside of 2.8 % from Starhub’s current stock price.

Sunday, February 26, 2017


Noble Group stock closed 16.7% down on 24 Feb 2017, closing the day at $0.225 after IceBerg Research issued a report on the same day called “Noble Group: How Many Times Can You Fool the Same People?”. I have read the report and it is once again a report full of questions over Noble Group’s valuation of its assets; this time packaged in another way and issued at a time when Noble Group stock had a rally after report of a stake by Sinochem.

Friday, February 24, 2017


HPH Trust, Hutchinsons Ports Holdings
Hutchinson Ports Holdings Trust, more commonly known as HPH Trust traded at USD 39 cents per share on 23 Feb 2017. This stock price is near to the Trust’s lowest. To illustrate how low the stock price is now down, the Trust IPO price in year 2011 was USD 1.01 dollars. So now HPH Trust is trading at around 60% discount from its IPO price.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

WHY the STI ETF might still be ATTRACTIVE?

STI ETF, Singapore Stocks
Dear readers, if we look at the Singapore stocks benchmark indicator STI, it is currently hovering around the 3,100 mark. The STI benchmark is made up of the top 30 companies in terms of market capitalization. If we compare the STI benchmark across a continuum, the range is from below 2,000 (corresponding to stocks markets downturns) to above 3,000. Then, if we look at the constituent stocks of STI, what can we infer? As answers, let me just cite a few examples. Golden Agriculture traded at a high of $0.80 plus before, look at its stock price now. In a similar vein, compare Sembcorp Marine stock price to its price in the heydays ($5 per share). And there are other similar blue-chip stocks trading at laggard prices now. Like Sembcorp Industries stock, Starhub and others.  

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Starhub stock, Singpost stockThere are two blue-chip stocks which are currently oversold. Pardon me, if the two stocks that I am going to present next are not blue-chips in your definition. It is understandable since in today’s stocks markets, what have been blue-chips might no longer be blue-chips. Take for example, Sembcorp Marine stock. In its heydays, Sembcorp Marine stock traded at over $5 a share and compare this with its current stock price.

Monday, February 20, 2017


Singapore Budget 2017
Without a doubt, retail investors and fellow Singaporeans will be looking forward to the details of Singapore Budget 2017 to be delivered by Finance Minister Mr Heng Swee Kiat later today, 20 Feb 2017. The budget is expected to be one which will provide more details on how the government will allocate resources to transforming the current Singapore economy into the future economy envisioned in the Committee of Future Economies (CFE) Report. Singapore’s economy while doing still not badly is not doing very well neither and hence the CFE report on how Singapore can find its place in the future world which is marked by macro political and economical uncertainties not seen in a long time; carve a niche and continue to sustain a good economy with good jobs for its people. The CFE report also comes at a time where the TPP, which is widely believed to be beneficial for trade-dependent Singapore was not endorsed by US President Trump.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Interview with King of Popiah, Mr Sam Goi

I watched the TV interview with Mr Sam Goi last Sunday on Channel 8 under the third season of the episode "Hear me Out". In the previous season, I watched the interview with CEO of Sheng Siong and was impressed. You can revisit the post which I have created arising from watching the interview here . For this episode, I have looked forward to being impressed once again by one of the richest men in Singapore and hope to learn something from Mr Sam Goi.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

DBS, OCBC, UOB stock: which is a GOOD BUY?

DBS STOCK,UOB STOCK, OCBC STOCKThe three local bank stocks: DBS, OCBC and UOB have fallen off their highs ever since the episode of Ezra which renewed concerns over the banks’ non-performing loans to the O&G sector ever since the Swiber fallouts.

OCBC stock currently traded at $9.52, down by 2.36% from the stock’s 52-week high of $9.75. The consensus target price based on SGX website is $9.612 which means an upside of 0.97% from OCBC’s current stock price.

Will You Buy these stocks NOW?

Jumbo, Starhub, Alliance minerals, GSS, Penny stocks, Jumbo since reaching an all-time high of $0.78 has retreated as investors rotated between penny stocks play. Jumbo stock closed at $0.71 today, a 8.9% decline from the all-time high. Currently, Jumbo stock is oversold. Will Jumbo stock rebound? Or will Jumbo stock head further south?

Friday, February 17, 2017


Asian Pay Television Trust
On 2 Feb 2017, I blogged about Asian Pay Television Trust (you can read the post here) , then the stock was trading at $0.405 and yesterday the stock closed at $0.455, a more than 12% upside. Then Asian Pay Television Trust traded at a Price-to-Book ratio of 0.481 and with a dividends yield of 17.59%. With yesterday’s closing price, Asian Pay Television Trust still traded at an attractive Price-to-Book ratio of 0.511 and a dividends yield of 16.57%. In the previous post, I have mentioned that the technical indicators were pointing to a bullish reversal and we now know that indeed that was true.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Moya Asia stock
The Singapore stocks market is currently rife with penny stocks plays. Some investors view penny stocks play, especially those with no good fundamentals as risky. There is definitely truth in the above. However, there is no denying that certain penny stocks in the Singapore stocks markets have become multi-baggers quietly while the Singapore stocks markets benchmark STI respond up and down with the macro environment.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Are these TWO stocks the NEXT MULTI-BAGGERS?

Noble Group stock
Yesterday, the STI went south by 1.26%. I am not surprised since profits taking have to take place once the US and Singapore stocks registered record new highs. What is in vogue now in the Singapore stocks markets, beside earnings announcements are what I called stocks rotation. In December last year, stocks with most interest are blue chip stocks like banks. Since the Ezra episode, bank and blue-chip stocks have faltered replaced with so called growth stocks the likes of Jumbo, Bestworld and MM2 Asia. These have since also been rotated to a new bunch of popular stocks. Watch out for Noble Group, Singapore Edevelopment stock as they transcended new highs each day from a low base.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Valentine Day, Noel Gifts stock, Soo Kee stock, Aspial stock, Breadtalk stock, Katrina stock, Japan Foods stockDear readers, today is Valentine Day! Singapore Stocks Investing would like to wish all readers, especially couples a Happy Valentine Day!

Valentine Day is a Day of celebration of Love and Romance. On this special day, couples affirm their love through flowers and gifts. Noel Gifts International stock is the stock of a company which provides flowers, hampers and gifts in Singapore, Malaysia and China. These gifts aside, some couples will also give their significant half jewelry to mark and profess their love. I am not surprised at all if Lovebirds also choose Valentine Day as a day to propose! Their proposal will definitely go through, I believe! Speaking of jewelry, Soo Kee Group stocks and Aspial stock are stocks in the jewelry line.

Monday, February 13, 2017


Singapore Stocks, Singapore Investments In my opinion, there are five types of investors who collectively form the Investing FABLE. Which of the FABLE are you?

F stands for Farmer, the investor who is willing to hold his stocks for decent returns. Like crops, stocks can be good or otherwise and similarly, a Farmer investor’s returns can be good or bad. An Investment Farmer holds his investor, similar to a real farmer taking time to cultivate his harvest.

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Best World stock, Starhub stockOn 6 Feb 2016, Starhub stock went south by 6.7% in line with announcements that the company would be slashing its dividends. Closing at $2.75, a level which investors have not seen for some time, the stock went north a little to close at $2.79 on 10 Feb 2016. Starhub stock is currently oversold and the price was back to the Nov 2016 level. Will Starhub stock price rise after a “knee jerk” reaction from investors? Or will Starhub price reflect, going forward, a more dynamic business landscape with the proliferation of various services providers over the internet as well as the arrival of the fourth telecom player in Singapore, TPG Telecom?

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Singapore stocks
In my personal opinion, we have somewhat a Singapore stocks markets which has slowed from a good headstart in January 2017. This is mainly due to both macro and domestic factors. On the macro front, I believe investors are glued to the daily news surrounding President Trump and his actions and as more of such news emerges, investors are awaiting possible follow-ups and reactions. Most noteworthy is President Trump’s call to China’s Leader. Investors though might want to see more affirmative bilateral ties between the two Super powers to boost global stocks markets. On the local front, the seeming cheap valuations continue to drive M&As activities forward. Blue-chip stocks after an early rally have faltered mainly as investors continue to keep a lookout for local banking stocks as a result of Ezra’s episode.

Friday, February 10, 2017


With so many stocks in the Singapore stocks markets, many investors definitely want to invest their hard-earned monies wisely on the best stocks. So how is a best stock or a good stock defined? To many investors, it is natural to speculate on some stocks which promise very high and sexy returns as they are coaxed by some great “turn around” stories or stories promising even more returns for the stocks. These investments often turn out to be “feedback” rather than achievement.

Thursday, February 9, 2017


As more and more individuals become financially educated, they seek more pathways towards wealth creation, not just from working hard to earn a living. Investing education firms have flourished and they span from Forex, Value investing to Technical analysis and momentum trading. Investors who wish to hone their investing skills often sign up for the investment courses so as to learn from those who have “achieved it”. Congrats to those who have actually profited from these investing courses.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

F&N stock: A POTENTIAL STOCK [Part 2]

Next up is alcoholic drinks. The main drivers in this segment is to expand into and cement F&N position in the overseas markets like Myanmar and Vietnam. A new CEO had also been appointed in this segment. Food is the segment which I believe will be an interesting segment to watch as the beverage-centric company establishes itself as a truly F&B (i.e. entering into the Food business). With a good cash pile, I believe the new CEO for food might look into acquiring some local food firms be they listed or not to facilitate F&N foray into this segment. I can think of some possible names of listed food firms on my mind now.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Once in a while, we will read that some companies retrench their staff. For the retrenched staff, I feel for them and hope they will be able to get other jobs soon. Against the current macro climate, the government is encouraging all workers to broaden, deepen and diversify their skill sets. This is the right strategy as new industries will emerge and these necessitate new skills. The government has also launched the laudable SkillsFuture incentive to provide impetus to the national-wide upskilling movement.I think individuals may want to match their passions with the skills that they want to deepen their expertise in, e.g. cooking.

Monday, February 6, 2017

F&N stock: A POTENTIAL STOCK [Part 1]

To say F&N is a business is an understatement; it is actually to me a conglomerate comprising three key business in non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages and books and publishing. There is one more segment which is Food. Each of the four businesses has its own CEO and all the CEOs report to the Board chaired by Mr Chaoren.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

What a Flash Thunderstorm taught me about Investing?

Dear readers, I am always a student of life; a voracious reader who like to read up on a variety of genres and I am a firm believer in that daily life moments, small as they may be, will teach us so much more about life itself. (as an example, don’t miss this post how spring cleaning made me a better investor). That is why even as technology advances at an astonishing speed, there is a subject called biomimicry: the design of systems to imitate nature with the belief or understanding that sometime nature provides the best solutions to problems faced by man. For example, yesterday, I watched news about how the next generation of drones will evolve into. These will evolve from flying like helicopters to flying like bats! Yes, the drones will be equipped with wings, which will vibrate via sensors and mimic the flying of bats. This bat-like flying style of drones will definitely capture more images from different angles, offer more diverse views in breadth and depth and would be especially useful in humanitarian assistance.

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Ezra is facing some scrutiny over some financial issues and with that, investors’ perception of the banking stocks like DBS, OCBC and UOB for their exposure to non-performing loans would be shaped accordingly. As a whole, we should examine oil-related stocks in general with the macro-trend and only invest into energy and offshore energy stocks with good fundamentals.

Friday, February 3, 2017


Dear readers, today is Chinese New Year Li Chun day. It is believed that individuals who deposit their monies today will experience great wealth for the Chinese New Year! There are different auspicious timings for different Chinese Zodiacs, hence please check for the timing to deposit your monies on the internet.

I think this tradition is definitely a good practice to follow. Simply deposit your monies to benefit from this auspicious practice! And there is also a colour guide for different Chinese Zodiac signs, hence not only should one deposit your monies on Li Chun Day at the best auspicious timings, one should also wear the recommended colour to carry out your very own Li Chun!

Thursday, February 2, 2017


Asian Pay Television Trust is currently trading at an undemanding Price-to-Earnings ratio of 9.8. At a Price-to-Book ratio of 0.481, Asian Pay Television Trust is undervalued. From a 52-week high of $0.64, the stock price of Asian Pay Television Trust has headed south, so much so that its dividend yield has become 17.59% with another website giving the dividend figure at 16.3%. Fundamental-wise, the Trust seems to have good figures to boost, except for its debt to EBITDA of 7.18 which seems high to me. Total debt of the Trust stands at $1.25 billion. In terms of Institutional Ownership, Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited has a 7.98% stake in the Trust.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Today, the Singapore Stocks benchmark indicator closed 0.68% higher, taking the year-to-date performance of the Singapore stocks markets to 6.41%. Singapore stocks have done generally well for January 2017 as some blue-chip stocks managed to stage a good rally. Stocks which will benefit from a higher interest rate from the US Federal Reserves like DBS stock had a good run.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.
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