Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tom K: Singapore Stocks Ahead

Dear readers, though it might sound like a cliche but really how time flies and today is the 28th of February. Whenever it is the end of a month, I will review how the Singapore stocks markets have been faring as a whole.

I believe the local stocks markets have been performing well in line with the larger stocks markets. US stocks markets have been going up and are now at highs and there are no lack of opportunitues for Singapore stocks either. There have been some rather positive rises in selected blue-chip and penny stocks. It is like a kind of mini-bullishness in the local stocks markets which we have experienced in the previous two months. Those who have bought and ride on this up wave would have been handsomely rewarded.

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.

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