SGXcafe to Expand to APAC!

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After a round of voting and discussion with Friends of SGXcafe, I am happy to share that we have decided to support APAC markets in the upcoming expansion! I have already started work to include Hong Kong exchange data. You should start to see changes within this week. Supporting a brand new market is not easy and would take time to iron out all the details, especially since I developed … [Read more...]

KIMLY STOCK: WILL YOU BUY NOW?

I was having my instant coffee as shared in my earlier post when I saw Kimly Group stock, as expected defied gravity and shot to an high of $0.55 from an IPO price of $0.25. At that instant, the coffee in my mouth also shot through too. Kimly Group stock finally closed a little lower at $0.44 per share though it was still a stellar 76% rally in IPO stock price. Kimly IPO reminded me of a recent … [Read more...]

KIMLY STOCK: WILL YOU BUY NOW?

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I was having my instant coffee as shared in my earlier post when I saw Kimly Group stock, as expected defied gravity and shot to an high of $0.55 from an IPO price of $0.25. At that instant, the coffee in my mouth also shot through too. Kimly Group stock finally closed a little lower at $0.44 per share though it was still a stellar 76% rally in IPO stock price. Kimly IPO reminded me of a recent … [Read more...]

Today I Defeated an Insurance Agent. Can You?

"Excuse Sir, can you help me do a survey? Only 3 questions" Sorry, I'm really urgent, I need to pee. "Oh okay Sir, nevermind then..." *sad, dejected face* When I came out of the toilet, he was still lingering around, so I went up and told him I'll do his 3 question survey. "Ok, thanks! Are you working?" Yes I am working now. Okay 1 question done. 2 questions left. "No no Sir, … [Read more...]

AA REIT, Soilbuild REIT and VIVA Industrial Trust.

Reader: may I check with you about AIMS AMP. Its DPU for last 2 quarters have been dropping. But you seem very optimistic about it. Do you think things will get better? AK: Management is very important. There is little they can do about headwinds But you have to compare it against other industrial REITs and you will see it shines Rather than acquiring more properties to boost DPU, AA … [Read more...]

Why Technical Analysis Won’t Work For You – You’re Doing It Wrong

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So you think you can make money just by drawing some lines, recognising chart patterns and memorising candlestick patterns? Or you may think that Fundamental Analysis is too difficult. Reading and evaluating financial statements are too mind-boggling. Reading price charts would be much easier, so it should be easier to make money. You are in for a rude shock. I first got interested in technical … [Read more...]

My Personal Analysis of SPH REIT

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Portfolio SPH REIT must be one of the fewer REITs with not much properties in its portfolio. In fact, there is only two which is Paragon and The Clementi Mall. There are news SPH REIT will add Seletar Mall to its portfolio. Occupancy Both Paragon and The Clementi Mall are at 100% occupancy. I have noticed there are no vacant shop spaces in Paragon and The Clementi Mall. If you have been to The … [Read more...]

Interview With Jes Of SimplyJesMe Blog

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It has been a while since my last "Interview With The Fellow Investors" series, 4 months plus to be exact. Of course, I want to make this as evergreen blog series, as long as there is willing interviewees, I will ensure its continuity. Our next interviewer is the second lady blogger in this series, she is Jes from SimplyJesMe blog (I like the name). Even though I've not met her personally but I … [Read more...]

Life Insurance Is Definitely Important Up To Point X In Our Life Journey!

In personal finance; we have to be competent over the three scopes coveringsaving, insurance and investment through our life journey. On that night; one guy asked Uncle8888 for his view on life insurance; as usual he would illustrate his view on the flip chart with marker pen. LOL! Now; he illustrated the same view with better diagram here... … [Read more...]

DPU plunged at Keppel DC REIT.

Reader: Just wondering if you are familiar with Keppel DC Reit? I bought into it some time ago, lured in by its 'good potential', but as of last dividend payout, it's one of those cases where NPI went up but DPU dropped by 20%. Not an encouraging sign. But the company presentation said that things will get better because income from its new acquisition will 'kick in' by next payout. However … [Read more...]

Technology Hardware Stocks form a Firm Foundation for Industry 4.0

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Singapore Manufacturing Sector represents 20% of Singapore’s 2016 GDP. The Government is focusing on key growth areas such as advanced manufacturing and Industrial IoT. SGX’s Technology Hardware companies form a firm foundation for the paradigm shift to Industry 4.0. These companies are mostly cash-generative and dividend payers. The 10 highest yielding stocks within the Technology Hardware … [Read more...]

I Am Liability To The Team!!!

Read? Random thoughts: Coporate Rats out there, We can be happy rats As corporate rats; we will run the Mill as dictated by Top Down and corporate development scene. We as rats running or spinning will have little control over how we should run the Mill. The day may arrive sooner than expected that we are no longer that happy rats running that old Mill. The Mill is unknowningly shifted or … [Read more...]

Post natal massage – Is it necessary?

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It's common nowadays to hire a massage lady to soothe your physical pain after labour. For natural birth, the massage starts 2 or 3 days after and for caesarian, 1 to 2 weeks after labour. The massage lady is usually a Malay, doing freelance work and travels to your house. For those tied to the massage agency, you will need to pay for their taxi fares too. Cost is typically $50 to $75 per … [Read more...]

Sell transactions for Mar 2017

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This investment event was big enough for me to write a short post about it. Given the recent run-up in equity markets, we have decided to sell some of our stock holdings and take some profits. The last time we sold any shares was 1.5 years ago in Aug/Sep 2015. This is part of our overall strategy to focus on building up our ETF portfolio and simplifying our share portfolio. Over time, we should … [Read more...]

New Counter: Sapphire Corporation

In a bid to reach my target portfolio size of 8 counters, I will spend my bonus on acquiring 2 more stocks. Sapphire is the first of the 2. Equity: Sapphire Corporation (SGX: BRD) Business: Rail Infrastructure Construction Markets exposed: Primarily China, increasingly Developing Asia Stock exchange: SGX Purchase price: 0.335 Purchase month: March 10% per annum:  Sapphire … [Read more...]

CAGR : His Human Asset vs. His Investment Gains. Who is more powerful?

Nowadays; many are talking about Big Data and Data Analytics. Long, long ago Uncle8888 as Baby Boomers already went big on Big Data and now he knows his Numbers and can show the Right Thing about CAGR between Human Asset and Investment. Singapore's blogosphere is lucky to have old folk like him who is also financial rubbish collector who can now present real big data on the truth behind the … [Read more...]

How to ownself snake-oil ownself – Investment Goal Setting

Why do people like to set "SMART" goals on consequential activities they have little control or influence over? For example, setting an investment goal of 8% return per year when you are a long only retail "investor". Hmm... When they hit their goals, they say its their stock picking skills (STI went up 20%). But when they failed to hit their goals, they say it bad luck, its a bear market … [Read more...]

Random thoughts: Coporate Rats out there, We can be happy rats

This post is sparked by a post from Andy ( Tacoomb) but is in my mind for quite a while. In our pursuit of FIRE, let's not forget the "now". Of course, FIRE holds a lot of promise- doing charity, your own business, sleep till the sun hits your buttocks. It is a nice picture, and defintely a worthy pursuit. Full time giving back to society, sending your kids to school and picking them. What is … [Read more...]

Online shopping, retail S-REITs and Starhill Global REIT.

Online shopping is gaining strength rapidly and even an IT dinosaur like AK buys stuff online. From my own experience, I would say that online shopping is attractive because of two factors: 1. Convenience. Delivered to my home with either very competitively priced delivery fee or free delivery. 2. Cheaper. For the same item, I have saved as much as 30% buying online than buying in a brick … [Read more...]