Sunday, May 31, 2015

Stock price has appreciated 76% and still holding on!

Today is the second day of the long weekends for most Singaporeans. While many Singaporeans might have made use of the long weekends to make a quick vacation trip, I believe most of us are still here in Singapore, enjoying time with our families and friends. 

For today's post, I would like to share with you a real-life investing story of how a retail investor whom he himself describe as a "newbie" as he started his investing journey into Singapore stocks at not an early age. And that's right, the title of this post applies to him.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Importance of cash flow

First of all, we read of the travel firm, Asia-Euro’s shutting down. Then we heard of the saga of the lady behind what is called the “$60 million Ponzi scam”. Next, we heard that a fitness firm, Sky Fitness has also shut its doors. I would not have been surprised if it was just one incident but this was string of two businesses and what seemed to me, an informal business operation closing down, right here in Singapore.

While the three cases are under police investigations currently, I think they could revolve around cash-flow matters. It is widely believed that the US Federal Reserves will increase its interest rates and when interest rates rise, property buyers who have been leveraging or over-leveraging on low interest rates may feel the “pressure” on their wallets. It is also thought that higher interest rates will not bode well for Reits in Singapore stocks markets as these counters typically have a high debt. When interest rates go up, investors have to be selective over these counters.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Will you buy this super stock?

The Singapore stocks markets has gone south by “quite a fair bit” though intra-trading, bargain hunters have pushed the stock prices of some stocks higher before they closed for the trading day. As I have shared with readers, the Greece saga will still continue to weigh on investors’ sentiments and hence investors have to continue to take note of this, together with agenda items on the possible interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserves.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A trading strategy for Singapore stocks

As readers know, I have just entered the Singapore stocks markets and purchased a new stock to add to my portfolio. Prior to my purchase of this stock, it is really quite some time since I entered into a new position. Readers may thought that since I blog on SSI, I trade on a frequent basis; not really, as I do not sit down and look at the computer screen all of the trading hours. I am after all, still a retail investor and I do believe that entering the markets at the right time is key than trying to “time the markets” and trade regularly. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Should investors still buy these stocks?

I have been sharing with readers the need to factor in the different investing themes before deciding whether to buy into a new stock. These themes span from political, economical, social, technology, natural/geographical, etc. An example of such a theme is the belief that El-Nino will come and this has benefitted some plantation stocks.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Will you still buy these blue-chip dividends stocks?

Telecommunications stocks have always been the staple of an income investor’s portfolio as these companies pay decent consistent dividends and the business nature of the stocks is largely deemed defensive. However, we are seeing that after a good run-up in stock prices, the stock price of Singtel, Starhub and M1 are showing signs of “southing”, especially so ever since the government announced plans for a fourth player in the mobile wireless internet scene. Two companies have expressed interest to be this “fourth player” and they are MyRepublic and SMRT-OMG consortium. I read reports that M1 is likely to be “affected” by the entry of the “fourth player” and next, I read that Starhub could similarly be “affected” by the “fourth player” in another report. Inevitably, these analysis or speculation have caused prices of M1 and Starhub to head south.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

YUUZOO stock: too fast for Tom K

I was reading the annual report of Yuuzoo just the day before the stock price of this stock went up north by a good 31.1% before I could collect my thoughts on whether to invest in this stock. I believe the advance of Yuuzoo came about after the UK-based Edison Investment Research gave a fair value at up to $1.83 for Yuuzoo stock.

Being an avid user of social media, I am quite attracted to the business propositions of Yuuzoo. A further highlight of the stock is that by investing in Yuuzoo, you could become an owner or shareholder of not only one social media company in Yuuzoo, you could be a shareholder of many social media companies at the same time. How is it so? Well, when Yuuzoo provides its service to its social media customers, the social media customers can choose instead of cash to pay to Yuuzoo via shares in the customers’ companies; this way, as accordance to Yuuzoo’s annual report will help Yuuzoo realize its truly reflective value over time as its customers and itself continue to grow their businesses. What a brilliant way for Yuuzoo, I must say!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Have you bought this stock?

Dear readers, if you have followed my blog, you would have known that I have been talking about Lian Beng stock, before this stock headed up by 6.7% on 22 May 2015! Yes, I have bought Lian Beng stock quite some time ago and let us look at my “Lian Beng” investing and sharing journey:

On 19 May 2015, I have first posted on a hint that I am buying into a stock which I have not mentioned upfront and all the justifications behind it: you can read the post here ; this came after I saw the buying signal from my investing strategy for this stock.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Which Singapore company will be a IT multi-bagger stock?

PageAdvisor was launched on 14 May 2015. Some of you might have noted my post on this app last year (you can refer to the post here. In simplest terms, PageAdvisor is an app which connect service providers with customers through the vendors responding to the customers requests for a quote. For a start, PageAdvisor’s vendors are those offering home-based services. I believe this app can be one which Singapore can be proud of if there is great interest and take-up among Singaporeans in it. If the app proves successful, then I think this app and the company behind this app may be of interest to listed companies in Singapore which are into e-commerce.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Will you buy this cheap, dividends, below book-value Singapore stock now (Part 2)?

When I posted Part 1 of the post (you can read the post here), I hope some readers can get the clue, if you don’t, then what I am going to share with you next will give you quite an obvious answer.

In my earlier above post, I have shared with readers how there are really good reasons to buy Lian Beng stock: fundamentals, technicals and current trading price. Another good reason now is that there was a broadcast on SGX’s website after trading hours on 21 May 2014 that Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Ong Pang Aik purchased 260,000 shares, in the daily share buy-back notice of the company: you can read the post here. When the owner of a company purchases his own stocks, it really sends a strong signal to investors that the owner is confident of the performance of his company and it is really encouraging to investors in the stock.

Making the Best use of common debt

If you are a reader of Robert T. Kiyosaki’s series of books, you would have known that Robert has presented us with the concept of two kinds of debt: good debt and bad debt. As all of us know, debt is usually a “financial liability” to many people, so how can debt be good? The example of a “good debt” given by Robert Kiyosaki is one which I believe quite a number of people here are familiar with though they may not know that their deeds are classified under Robert’s classification of “good debt”.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Of ActiveSG and OCBC 360

In May 2014, I blogged about the $100 ActiveSG credits available free for everyone. How time flies, it is now already one year since that post and here is my reminder once again for all of you readers to check when your credit points will expire, if you have signed up for the ActiveSG account as well as to use these before the expiry date of the points.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Will you buy this cheap, dividends, below book-value Singapore stock now?

I have been looking at the flurry of buyers and sellers on this Singapore stock which is currently trading at one of its lowest trading prices at $0.51 today. Year-to-date, this stock has headed south by almost 20%. According to statistics from the SGX website, I garner that at the current trading price, this stock looks attractive, trading at just 2.934 Price-to-Earnings and at 0.628 Price-to-Book; this stock is undervalued. What makes this stock even more attractive is that this stock gives consistent dividends to its shareholders, averaging around 4%. The stock’s debt-to-earnings is though, not that impressive at 3.449; but I really think that there are already many good factors of this stock as aforementioned.

Monday, May 18, 2015

STI Singapore Stocks: how to Best make use of it?

The STI is currently trading at around 3,400 and while some analysts are giving their takes on which level the STI will head next, I am less interested in this and the STI is really just a basket of the thirty largest Singapore stocks. The STI is an indicator of the Singapore markets only and the performance of the stocks you have chosen has not much to do with it though there may be some correlation between the two. When the STI reaches above 3,500 in April 2015, I could not see where exactly this rise came from as most blue-chip stocks of the STI e.g. oil & gas as well as commodities counters were not doing that well in terms of stock prices.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

An Expert’s Trader technical analysis

Though I am a blogger and have you readers reading my blog, to keep up with the investing community, I read investing blogs by fellow bloggers too. A common thread with all fellow financial bloggers is that each of us has something to share with the investing community and each blogger has his or her way of investing, trading and profiting from the stocks markets.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Of my monies and Chap Chai Peng

There is one stall in my staff canteen selling mixed vegetable rice that I will patronize regularly. I have to patronize the food stall by “force” rather than by “choice” because I need rice almost daily to “fuel” my body: this stall is the only one selling rice and mixed vegetable dishes. If you are a regular customer for mixed vegetable rice stalls in general, you would know that meat dishes generally cost more than pure vegetable dishes. Normally, I would just opt for rice with two vegetable dishes and one meat dish just to save some money.

Friday, May 15, 2015

A step backward for retail investors

I always believe that retail investors investing into Singapore stocks should always have as much financial information on their hands to make informed decision. That is why I have included as much information as I could locate, free of charge right here on Singapore Stocks Investing blog. These information includes links to companie’s announcements from SGX’s website, analyst reports from the website of The Society of Remisiers (Singapore), latest forums from Sharejunction, a list of blog rolls from fellow financial bloggers as well as a newly created blog of mine “Singapore Financial News” (you can access the website here ) .

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Six trends that investors must take note of

I have earlier shared with readers that when it comes to investing, the trend is one’s friend provided one know how to be friend with the trend. If the whole overall market trend is not evident, it may be hard for investors to profit from investing and trading with even the best stocks bought at good bargains. In this post, I am going to share with you some other key trends which investors should take note of.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Could this former blue-chip stock become a multi-bagger stock?

There was once upon a time when SMRT stock was a favorite blue-chip stock which dished out a decent 4% dividends yield to investors. As of recent years, SMRT stock price has gone south gradually in line with discontentment with MRT services until a few years ago when former Chief of Defence and former Permanent Secretary Desmond was hired to the top post of SMRT and he has helped turned around the company, restoring investors’ confidence in the stock till the stock price has made steady advances once again.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Success of profitable investing

I do not invest in forex, options, CFDs which are areas not familiar to myself as my investments is solely on equities. This is a personal decision, a personal preference as I do not like to use leverage, at least for now. Most importantly, I aspire to reach a stage of stock investment before considering other investment products, a stage which is none other than “financial freedom”. I have reasons to believe that even if I reach financial freedom, I may still prefer to stick to equities, to what have served me best.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Will you buy this high dividends and below book-price stock?

This stock is currently trading at a price-to-book ratio of just 0.789 and what’s more, this stock is giving annual dividends yields of 8.61% (all these statistics were from SGX’s website). Looking at these data, this stock is an excellent stock to buy. So what is this stock? Well it is none other than Sabana Reit, a Reit whose stock price has been heading south and south.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Could this stock be a multi-bagger stock still, after share consolidation?

Global Yellow Pages stock headed north by 4.4% to close at $0.355. Today is the first day of price consolidation for this stock on a ratio of ten shares to one shares, hence the price of Global Yellow Pages stock was no longer in the penny stock price range of few cents. In my earlier post, I have shared that investors may want to look at this stock after share price consolidation; hence I thought that it is my onus to update readers that Global Yellow Pages stock has consolidated its shares with effect from 8 May 2015.

Singapore Stocks: how to invest now?

I have shared with readers that it is better to not invest in new positions in the Singapore stocks markets for now due to the following reasons:

a) Greece debt talks

b) “Sell in May and Go Away” saying

c) US Federal Reserves’ rates hike decision

d) Earnings reports announcements from Singapore companies

e) Shares consolidation for some companies

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What Tom K thinks of Osim International stock?

Osim International stock price went as low by 13.7% to $1.665 intra-day today before regaining some ground to close at $1.735. Still today’s closing price is 10.1% south of the previous day’s closing. The direction in the stock is not surprising given the company reported a net profit which was 53% lower year-on-year. There was a flurry of analyst reports tossed out in line with the “southing” of Osim stock and I recall that it was not long ago that I read that the analysts giving Osim stock a “Buy” rating.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Should investors buy Noble Group stock now?

Noble Group stock closed at $0.89 today by a good 4.1% increase in its stock price ahead of the earnings announcement after the markets closed today. I believe the rally in price of Noble Group is due to the expectations of investors that Noble Group stock will report a good set of results since the company pushes ahead its earning announcement to today. True enough, the earning results of Noble Group is better than its performance in the previous quarter.

Will this sleepy Singapore stock be a multi-bagger next?

Global Yellow Pages held its extraordinary general meeting yesterday, seeking shareholders’ approval for its diversification into the property business, and related to this, the approval to acquire a retail property in New Zealand. The company also sought shareholders’ approval for a ten-to-one share consolidation to fulfil the minimum trading price requirement set by the SGX. All the above resolutions were approved by the shareholders.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Should we buy into these blue-chip dividends stocks now?

From my investing and trading experience, it is not easy to buy a stock at its lowest as the global stock markets will shape stock prices in general and most of us do not have control over this. I believe it would be good enough already to buy stocks at one of its lowest price levels.

Currently, there are four blue-chip dividends stocks trading at one of their low prices and they are:

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: Mayweather wins

The boxing match between Pacquiao of the Philippines and Mayweather of the US, touted as the fight of the century was finally over with Mayweather declared as the winner. Both Pacquiao and Mayweather are great fighters in their own rights and both also earn high incomes from their professional boxing professions. I read from the newspapers alone that it is expected that Pacquiao, the winner of the match will walk away with US $180 million from the match while Manny will take home US $120 million. With many people in the world aspiring to become a millionaire, the amounts the two boxers take home from this match alone is indeed enviable. Join the emailing list to receive regular Financial and Singapore stocks newsletters too! Like" me on Singapore Stocks Investing Facebook page to receive all posts on your Facebook as well as read more articles. Follow me on Twitter too.

An aggregator of Singapore Financial News

Dear readers

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

What I think of Singapore stocks for May 2015?

There are three themes which I believe will shape Singapore Stocks markets as investors enter May 2015.

Theme 1: Sell in May and Go Away When markets enter May every year, the same old adage will greet investors: Sell In May and Go Away. As this adage is already so common among investors and this adage is no without historical basis, I believe investors will continue to heed this adage.


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