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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 25th July 2014

July 25, 2014 by Richard Ng
TGIF and a long weekend is around the corner! Wish you all have a great weekend and Hari Raya Holiday ahead of you!  As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it [...]

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Kep Corp: SECOND QUARTER & FIRST HALF 2014 REPORT CARD

July 25, 2014 by Createwealth8888
1. 2Q 2014 Net Profit up 17% to S$406 million, compared to 2Q 2013′s S$347 million. 2. 1H 2014 Net Profit up 6% to S$745 million, compared to 1H 2013′s S$704 million. 3. Earnings per Share of 41.0 cents, up 5% from 1H 2013′s 39.0 cents. 4. Annualised Return on Equity of 14.3%. 5. 1H [...]
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Looking For Investments In Uncertain Times

July 25, 2014 by Doctor Wealth Team
As I have commented on before, markets are by their basic nature always uncertain, even when the real world can seem so black and white sometimes. And as I have said before, perceived wisdom is rarely correct and as traders and investors we have to learn to be able to reject or ignore the views [...]

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Restructuring my investment portfolio

July 24, 2014 by Ah Tom
I am currently in the midst of restructuring my investment portfolio once again, after the one at the beginning of the year. While the first restructuring focuses in buying the right stocks, embracing diversification,the restructuring this time round is on technqiues: knowing when to enter the stocks markets and also when to exit. I am [...]

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Rental Property or Dividend Stocks?

July 24, 2014 by Jared Seah
If you only have a million $ and you are allowed only 2 choices: 1) To buy a rental property to collect rent. 2) To invest in equity to collect dividends. Which one would you choose and why? My esteemed reader temperament asked this question and I think this can be a fun exercise to [...]

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Interview With Jun Hao Of The Asia Report Blog

July 24, 2014 by Richard Ng
This is my 17th interview of the “Interview With Fellow Investors” blog series and I am really happy to be able to continue learning and writing about the peer investors here. I hope to reach out to more peer investors and accumulate as many interviews as possible. My next interviewee is Jun Hao, I think [...]

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Taking the emotion out of buying your dream home

July 24, 2014 by YP
When I buy stocks, I find myself unattached emotionally to the share or the company. It’s generally easy to buy, hold or sell and costs are transparent. However, things are not the same when it comes to hunting for our property. After all, it’s going to be our home for years to come. We are [...]

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IPS forum on CPF: Balancing returns, risks, facts and fallacies.

July 24, 2014 by AK71
The second speaker in the afternoon session was Professor Joseph Cherian who is the Practice Professor of Finance and Director at the Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments in NUS. Prof Cherian listed three fundamental concerns about retirement funding: 1. That retirees receive a reasonable level of payout every month. 2. That the payouts [...]
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Wrap Up of FY 2013 Performance (US Equities)

July 24, 2014 by juno.tay
With the liquidation of the US portfolio almost complete, I thought I look back and summarize the results of the past 2 ¾ years. While this site will still remain up, I will be refocusing my efforts on building up The Asia Report. Please check it out here. Since inception in 2011, we have achieved [...]
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Investment Schemes to be Regulated by MAS

July 24, 2014 by Doctor Wealth Team
After so many scams and people having lost their money, MAS finally decided to take action to regulate investments schemes which have been operating unregulated. These investment schemes include the precious metals schemes such as Genneva Gold and land banking schemes such as Ecohouse which I recently wrote about. Precious metal schemes such as Genneva [...]
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5 Reasons Why It Might Be Easier To Retire Early In Singapore

July 24, 2014 by 15 HWW
In a couple of weeks’ time, we will be celebrating our nation’s 49th birthday. I feel a little sad for the organisers (yes, that high-flying but not-so-high-flying SAF officer) because all eyes are really on the next one. Besides the Jubilee Baby Gifts given to babies born in 2015, SPH has also invited renowned artist Stephen [...]
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IPS forum on CPF: International retirement income systems.

July 24, 2014 by AK71
The first speaker in the afternoon session’s panel discussion was Ms. Wong Su-Yen who is the Chairman (Singapore) of Marsh & McLennan Companies. She did a comparative analysis of the best practices in retirement funding around the world. I will not go into the details but there are 3 points I would note here: 1. The CPF, [...]
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Would you continue to support this stock?

July 24, 2014 by Ah Tom
This stock has a good sustantial shareholder in Temasek Holdings. However this stock has seen its stock price heading south since its IPO by as much as 70% now. This stock has also been talked about as a buy-over target.This stock is helmed by one of the best brains, as quoted, in America and will [...]
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Daily Market Opinion for 24-Jul-2014

July 24, 2014 by Jay Chia
Daily Market Opinion for 24-Jul-2014 STI experience of the most bullish day in the month as it managed to perform a breakout of 3330 resistance level yesterday. Market participants were buoyant by the strong earnings reports by individual companies yesterday. Many expected more companies to report better earnings in the upcoming weeks. Hence, STI opened [...]
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How to grow your money and become rich through stock investments

July 24, 2014 by Gerald
Hi may I know if it would be wise to measure our portfolio including actual gains/losses?  If so, is there any way to do it? Because the conventional investor would often tend to measure their gains or losses based on their current stock portfolio. Eg 8% growth for 2014. This are only paper gains/losses. However, [...]

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 24th July 2014

July 24, 2014 by Richard Ng
As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for [...]
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Random thoughts: My new workplace

July 24, 2014 by sillyinvestor
Given that I am still in the same sector/ industrial/ department. I always thought how different can my new workplace be. I also mentally prepared myself that since I decided to step out of the comfort zone on my own, even if I leaped into a sea of fire, I will just have to learn [...]

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Can you retire if you can only withdraw $5,000 from your CPF?

July 24, 2014 by Ivan Guan
Recently, wherever I go, be it at coffee shop or at client’s meeting, everybody is talking about Medishield Life change and CPF the hot potato issue. However, what appears to me is that most of the arguments, accusation, conspiracy theories are based on incorrect or incomplete information. This is not surprising as I have highlighted [...]
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