Author: SINGAPORE STOCKS INVESTING (SSI)

Higher Interest Rates & Higher Prices … on your wallets

The figures released from US all point to a tapering of the Quantitative Easing by the Federal Reserves so much so that it is now a question of when rather than a question of whether or not. With the tapering of the Quantitative Easing, interest rates will go higher and all of us will have to adjust to higher interest rates. However I believe our government has more or less prepare Singaporeans for the days of higher interest rates from its previous measures such as the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) and the cooling measures on property. From the...

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Asiasons article on The Edge Singapore: some questions from a reader

A reader sent me an email on his take on Asiasons stock after reading my article on Asiasons stock in my blog. I feel that the questions raised by the reader are insightful and the following are the take of the reader with regards to the Asiasons article on The Edge Singapore, reproduced with the permission of the reader: 1) “Special Technique”. The article quoted the CEO of Black Elks talking about how the company “shine” the assets to higher valuation before selling them off. I will ask myself, what “special” technique? Does Black Elks has propriety technology or...

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US Federal Reserves scale down tapering: what’s next for Singapore Stocks?

The US Federal Reserves finally announced that it will carry out tapering in a slow manner. The US Federal Reserves will scale down the bond buying at US$85 billion per month by US $10 billion per month in the next year. Looking at the Singapore stocks market today, the STI is flat at minus 0.07%. Let us take a look at the Reits, which are often said will be most affected by any tapering measures: for today, most of the Reits closed higher, with the exception of CapitaMall, Ascendas Reits, Capital Commercial Trust, Sabana Reit and SPH Reit which...

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David Kuo of The Motley Fool Singapore: stocks perspectives

Last Tuesday afternoon (10 Dec 13), I listened to a programme called “Moneywise” on FM 93.8, a Singapore news radio channel in which David Kuo, the CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore was invited to share his perspectives on equities. I do not really listen to the radio frequently and hence I was pleased to listen to a topic of interest to me on radio. David Kuo gave his take in the programme on equities and I thought I may just share his views to you readers as well. According to David, the STI which is currently trading at...

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Asiasons stock

Asiasons is the cover story for “The Edge Singapore” this week. I think I need no further introduction for Asiasons stock to you readers as this stock, together with Blumont stock and LionGold stock were the three penny stocks which “dived” in their stock prices in October 2013 and sparked some sorts of a “penny stocks crisis” Jared Lim, the CEO of Asiasons was interviewed for The Edge’s cover story. As reported in the article, Jared was upset that Asiasons’ stock price is currently trading at low prices (around one-twentieth of the $3 peak price) as Jared has built...

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Centurion Stock

I first came across Centurion Stock in an analyst report in which the analyst gave a “Buy” call for the stock as one of the stocks which investors could consider investing for the year 2014. Centurion Stock made headlines once again as it announced plans that it would be purchasing some hectares of land in Jakarta for the development of worker accommodation. Yes, that is the core business of Centurion: building worker dormitories and worker accommodation. Workers, in this post mean migrant workers who are mainly construction workers. The Singapore government has also announced that our country will be building...

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What tapering really means?

If you have followed my blog closely enough, you would have realised that I have not really blogged or focused on certain stocks in the recent posts. What I have been blogging in my recent posts are topics of a more general nature. Well, why did I not zoom in on certain stocks and give readers my take? It is because now, our Singapore stocks market is really swayed by news of any possible tapering of the Quantitative Easing from the US. Against this backdrop, I feel that it is not really that useful to offer my take on...

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Of Teh Hooi Ling’s investing in the old age

I read Teh Hooi’s Ling financial commentary in The Sunday Times on 15 December 2013. If you do not know who Teh Hooi Ling is, let me just give you an introduction. Teh Hooi Ling was a very senior and reputable writer in Singapore Press Holdings whose forte is in financial matters. Teh Hooi Ling has published many financial books too. It is hence quite “natural” that Teh Hooi Ling is now an asset manager in an assets firm. Teh Hooi Ling’s financial commentary in in The Sunday Times on 15 December 2013 was written in her capacity in...

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Linc Energy IPO

Linc Energy launched its IPO on 12 December 2013. Linc Energy is offering 47,850,000 shares at $1.20 with 500,000 reserved for the public. The closing date of Linc Energy IPOis 16 Dec 2013 at 12pm. Investors should note that Linc Energy was delisted from the Australia Stock Exchange so that it can now list on SGX to improve its access to capital markets and to reposition itself for long-term strategy growth. Linc Energy consists of three divisions, namely: Conventional Oil & Gas, Unconventional Oil & Gas and Coal; as such I quite like the fact that it is a...

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Singapore Stocks Investing: motivation to Blog

It can be no mean feat balancing the writing of this blog with the daily tasks. However, I have the commitment to write this blog, for you, readers. The commitment comes from my heart: when I write each and every post of this blog, I write from my heart. While some bloggers may be more fascinating with their types of writing, impressing trade records and fanciful charts; I write in a truthful manner. I share candidly with readers my investment and trading experience and the rationale behind some of my trades. I also cover more than just stocks, by...

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Eu Yan Seng and Eu Tong Sen

I watched a documentary on Eu Tong Sen which screened on Channel 8 on 26 November 13. I am impressed at Eu Tong Sen after the show. By age 30, Eu Tong Sen has become an influential person and the richest man in South East Asia then after making a fortune from tin mining, starting from scratch. Eu Tong Sen is really an impressive figure and according to the documentary, it took almost 50 years to calculate the total wealth of Eu Tong Sen. Eu Yan Seng started from the times of Eu Tong Sen and even Eu Tong...

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Health is Wealth

I just had a McDonalds extra value meal lunch. The lunch cost me $6.60. I consider the meal a luxury meal which I tried to partake in only once a week. I feel quite guilty eating the meal though the meal made me happy. I feel guilty as normally I will pay around $2.50 to $3 for a meal outside; the McDonalds extra value meal is almost double the price of what I normally eat outside. Prior to eating McDonalds, I have actually been prancing around the coffeeshops, but I was really quite tired of eating the same thing...

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Of Shoes and Monies

Yesterday, when I was outside, one of my slippers suddenly became detached. I have already noticed that the slipper’s string-like support has become torn but I thought that the slipper can still last me for quite a while as the slippers were after all, bought from a reputable shoe brand shop at a relatively high price (if I could recall correctly, I think it was around $30 for the pair of slippers). To think that the slippers from a reputable chain could become spoilt so easily, I am quite disappointed. Good brands have more lasting goods in the past...

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What an American Breakfast taught me about Money?

Today, I have an American Breakfast for breakfast. The American Breakfast comprises a toast with margarine spread, two hot dogs, scrambled eggs and a cup of hot kopi. With the above description, it is typical to assume that the American Breakfast will cost around $5 in a modest café or around $8 in a upscale cafeteria based in places like shopping centres. Can you guess how much I paid for the breakfast? The meal features at $2.70 and after a 10% membership card discount, the American Breakfast just costs $2.43! Wow, it is really too attractive a price to...

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Stocks to buy for Year 2014?

“Stocks to buy for Year 2014?” is the second post of a two-parts series on what Singapore stocks to buy in year 2014 (based on my thinking only) in this blog. The first post is “Singapore Stocks to buy for Year 2014: Eight undervalued Stocks?”, do sure to read this post as well; anyway let’s continue from the above first post: (5)Hu An cable stock : this is a neglected S-chip stock which is backing on the China’s economy story. I think this stock will do well with increasing power consumption as China’s economy continues to grow. With an...

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