If you answered Singtel shareholders… Not bad. You close.
Big daddy lah!
Or to be precise, Temasek.
Perspective from not bei kambing retail investor
Those of us who have core holdings that we’ve owned for ages. Would you sell 75% of a stock that’s still growing, performing, and giving you good dividends?
You only do so when the reasons you bought have changed.
Or the valuations have gotten a bit “rich”. You take some money off the table… (risk management, re-balancing that sort of stuff)
Talking about risk management. If you have taken too much debt/leverage in your margin account, paying it down is prudent. But you don’t sell your crown jewels, do you?
Anyway, if you are a yield hog, you wouldn’t want to “share” away 75% of your future dividends right? Got fantastic dividend stock you want to keep 100% of the dividends right?
And if you super bullish on the dividend stock’s future prospects, you even will forgo cash and opt for your dividends to be paid in scripts instead. You know, delayed gratification so you don’t consume the golden eggs to compound dividends on dividends! You smarter than smart!
Perspective from retail speculative trader
Worth a punt. Maybe.
You stag the IPO.
Yup, we have bulls, bears, hogs, and now stags.
Oh! How can I forget bei kambings (little white lamb)?
Where you have lambs, you’ll find wolves too.
Who are wolves?
If you don’t know, you are bei kambing! (Don’t get offended. That’s how you tell mah!)
Singapore Man of Leisure (welcome to my blog; just google it!)