Author: Mr. IPO

Perennial China Retail Trust

Today i added 10,000 shares of Perennial China Retail Trust (“PCRT” or the “Company”) to my SRS portfolio at $0.50 each. I have been contemplating adding either CapitaRetail China Trust (“CRCT”) or (“PCRT”) for the last few days. At one time yesterday, i was thinking, why not add both instead. hahaha. Anyway, back to the story of why i pick this sector and eventually chose PCRT. Despite what people say about slowdown in China, my personal view is that China is still attractive in the medium to long term. The country may not be exporting as much as it...

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Running out of ideas?

I am running out of ideas for the SRS fund. I was contemplating if i should get into Hutchison Port (the Sing dollar version), considering its yield of more than 8% (if i remember correctly) but i would have preferred to get in at 88c or below. In the end i didn’t buy because it is a business trust and that i am uncertain if there will be more weakness in the export economy of China but the downside seemed limited to me. . Someone suggested China Merchants Pacific, a toll road operator in China. The yield is about 7.5%. I...

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The stars are starting to appear for some stocks..

You must be wondering why i wrote this post last evening about looking out for shooting stars and evening stars etc. This is because this is usually the first sign that the market is undecided and hints of possible corrections. Some of them have appeared and if you are a trader, it will be good to tighten your stops when a doji or shooting star first appear. Just scan through the charts and i am sure you can catch some of them. I share some of them with you so that you know how to spot them yourself. Evening star...

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Don’t sell your HDB Flat if you can!

It is interesting for me to make that statement considering that i share with you that my first property purchase ended in a loss. The times has changed because the rules have changed. Previously, we were unable to rent out the HDB in its entirety and the rules were pretty stringent. However, under the current rules, owners who have fulfilled certain conditions will be able to rent out their flat. One of my closest relatives have an executive flat and the family shifted back to their parents’ place and were renting out their flat for the last 2 years. ...

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Correlation between IPO Booths and its performance?

IPO Booths It will be interesting to do a correlation between the size of the IPO booths and the performance of the company after its IPO. Any takers? I am sad to say that many IPOs were not as good as how their IPO booths looked. In fact, some of the companies have even gone bankrupt despite having one of the nicest looking IPO booths at the launch. Perhaps the glitzy booths are just a camouflage for its lack of quality. I scan through my blog and see many S-Chips booths. I can imagine how much Singaporean investors lost...

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CapMallsAsia & JB Foods

A possible swing trade back to 1.70 or better with a cut loss below 1.60? Interesting to see that JB Foods have finally turned “positive”. Perhaps it is because the CEO started buying at 1m shares 29c recently. It has also recommended a 1c interim dividend. Probably can see higher prices in the coming days?...

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STI investing

“IHH Healthcare, the world’s second-biggest listed healthcare provider by market value, has replaced container shipping firm Neptune Orient Lines as a constituent of the Straits Times Index (STI) after a half-yearly review. The STI is the key benchmark for the Singapore stock market and is used as the basis of financial products including exchange traded funds, futures, warrants and other derivatives. STI constituents account for about 60 percent of stock market turnover and 65% of full market capitalisation, according to stock exchange data.” In case you haven’t realize, a Malaysian based healthcare company has kicked our shipping giant out of...

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STI and Sarin

Let’s do a quick update on STI. Further to my post on 8 Sep 2012, STI has moved above 3050. I see some traders doing ‘short trades’, my personal opinion is to play stocks on the long side for now as STI has seemed to resume its uptrend and most stocks are trending up and taking turns to be a dog. haha.  STI should be able to break its resistance at 3090 in the coming days. Anyway, i was lucky to bite the bullet and took a long position in Sarin on Thursday morning. Otherwise, it will be another...

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Jason Parquet Holdings Limited

Jason Parquet Holdings Limited (“Jason Parquet” or “Company”) is offering 33.8m placement shares (comprising 18m New Shares and 15.8m Vendor Shares) at $0.225 each for a Catalist listing. There is no public tranche (so you cannot apply through the ATM) and the offer will close on 21 Sep 2012 at 12pm. The Company is established in 1987 and has become one of a leading providers of timber flooring services in Singapore. The Company is engaged to supply and install a range of timber flooring. The 2 key business drivers are projects and distribution. The Company works closely with Contractors...

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My Property Journey Rewind – 2005 Selecting a condo

Let’s continue with part 3 of my story today Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. The background to this story can be summarized as follows. It was 2005 and we were looking for a condominium in district 8 since and districts 9,10,11 were too “expensive” for us. We were deciding between 2 condominiums in district 8. One was City Square Residences and the other was Citylights.  The 2 condos were still being constructed and there were no ‘real units’ to view. We have to make our decisions based on the location, the floor plans and ‘gut feel’. As in all new...

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Be my friend today!

It was an interesting weekend. Time flies, August just came to an end and our neighbor celebrated its National Day as well.  I was quite “sad” to see the growth of my friends slowing down after its launch in July. I was cracking my head to stop this “correction” from going on. hahaha (I think i am getting crazy :P) and have set for myself a target to get 1,000 friends by end of 31 Dec 2012. Do you think it is achievable? Let’s have a monthly or bi-weekly progress update for the next 3 months and i will share with...

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IPOing 101 – how to read a balloting table

Further to my posting, I received some queries from readers on why they never get a single share when they apply for the recent IPO. The answers to your question ….  (1) It is not guaranteed that you will get what your applied for, in fact, there is a very high chance that you will get nothing and your $2 ATM fee is “wasted”. (2) Even if you are successful in your application, you will probably get less than what you applied for. The IPO balloting results will usually be announced the day after the IPO closes on the...

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Far East Hospitality Trust Balloting Results

Far East Hospitality Trust released its balloting results this evening. The response was pretty good with the public tranche 14.6x oversubscribed and even the over-allotment of 65.9m shares were exercised, which means the stabilizing manager will step in should share price falls below 93c. The balloting table are presented below for your convenience. The probability of getting the shares are pretty good at 40% or better. My balloting results I have another 4 lots from placement tranche, looks like a good IPO year for me? Happy...

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