Author: SINGAPORE STOCKS INVESTING (SSI)

Haze effect on Singapore Stocks: which stocks to buy and which stocks to sell?

With the reigning haze, the questions some investors have are whether the haze will have an effect on Singapore stocks? Of course, if the haze is to persist, there will be some effect on Singapore stocks. The first tier of stocks that will be under selling pressure should the haze persist or even reach a very high level (as of this writing, the haze PSI is 190) are hospitality stocks like Genting Singapore stock and hospitality stocks like CDL , SIA and SATS. This is not surprising as when haze keeps engulfing Singapore, tourists are less inclined to visit...

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STI stocks outlook: 18 June 2013

The STI climbs a impressive 1.45% today, chalking up gains which are not that regularly seen in the Singapore stocks markets. The STI reaches over 3,200 points today and investors can be forgiven for thinking that the jittery stock market Singapore sees last week is getting bullish. According to a report which I read, an investment analyst said that investors should buy in should the STI touches beyond 3,200 and sells should the STI touches down to 3,100. Looking at today’s STI performance, it seems to investors that one can start to load up on more stocks now. But...

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Singapore Stocks: Hindsight is Cheap

The STI was lifted by strong economic news from the US overnight, with several stocks making good gains. One of such stocks was Noble stock, which traded at $0.99 in the afternoon. Noble stock was trading at $0.95 yesterday. For contra-traders on Noble, it was a piece of good news to them. Amidst all the market actions, I have not entered into the stock markets, as the market is now quite mixed with bullish investors, bearish investors, short-sellers, contra-players, etc. There is no one clear signal that could be distilled from the stock market. The theme that is however...

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NOBLE GROUP STOCK: buy or sell now?

Noble Group stock has reached a new low today, closing at $0.97. Intra-day, Noble Group stock reached a low of $0.95. Noble Group performance today has defied the perception that $1 is the lowest that the stock can reach, southward. There is a piece of news of Noble Group that it has deregistered a subsidiary, I am not sure whether this news has caused Noble Group’s price to head south. But the performance of Noble Group has shown that when it comes to stocks, common perception cannot win the sentiments of the mass market. Is it a good time...

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STI stocks outlook 11 Jun 13: sideways consolidation

Today, the STI stocks market is lacklustre as I have expected, heading south by the same percentage points as the gains it has seen earlier this week. What I think of about the movement of the STI is that it will be moving sideways with penny stocks still making up the top volume. Golden Agriculture stock heads up north today in price, and I will not be surprised, looking at the crude palm oil prices heading northwards, that the price of Golden Agriculture stock will be moving in the same direction too. There is not really an impetus to...

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Singapore Stocks Outlook 10 Jun 2013

Singapore stocks STI closed 0.50% higher today, after a good jobs report coming from US last Friday. Despite the US stocks charting over 1.2% last Friday, the gain in STI today is quite modest. As I have shared with readers, there is the “tapering off” effect (the possible scaling back of Quantitative Easing should the US economy becomes stronger) to consider about, hence I am not surprised at all of today’s 0.50% modest gain in STI. While the STI could possibly head North, there is really the possibility of a market reaction once the US scales down Quantitative Easing,...

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Strong US jobs data: Buy or Sell stocks now?

In the latest US jobs report, the US economy added 175,000 jobs, a jump that also lifted the US equity markets. Overnight, the three major US stock markets rose by over 1.28% to 1.38% each. And it is very natural to expect that the Singapore stock markets will follow suit, with a rebound back from the oversold conditions of STI. But is it always true that the Singapore stocks market will follow the movements of the US stocks? To find out, I plotted the STI vs the Dow and the Nasdaq and noticed that though generally the STI quite...

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Singapore Stocks watch: Be Greedy when others are Fearful

“Be Greedy when others are Fearful” this maxim originates from Warren Buffett. Indeed as we looked at how our Singapore stocks market have performed this week, investors are indeed fearful as the STI headed south by more than 1% on some days of the week. As the STI headed south, I am not surprised if some investors are scared and offloaded their outstanding portfolios, freeing up their liquidity and in the process of doing so, sold their stocks below the cost price. It is natural to be quite fearful when the Singapore stock markets performed like it did this...

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STI stock outlook

STI was choppy today with investors still taking cues from Bernake’s QE comments made a week ago as well as the cautious outlook on the US, China and Europe economy. STI as I have already shared is already oversold, therefore, for those investors who are greedy when others are fearful, this is the time to consider picking up some stocks at a good discount. But the question is how more south can stocks still head? We do not want to enter into a stock when the stock price may still head south. We do not want to enter into...

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STI outlook : 3 June 13

Singapore stocks closed lower today by 0.61%. The STI is at 3,291.08. I read the news commentary that carried interviews with a number of investment analysts. The analysts interviewed opined that the Singapore stock market correction that the stock community is experiencing will only recover soon as this is just a moderation stock correction according to them. Some of the investment analysts said that US will not really scale back its QE (monetary easing programme) due to the outlook of the US economy. Even if the QE is to be scaled back, that will still bode well for stocks...

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Singapore Stocks self-fulfilling prophecy!

Singapore stocks performed well in the first three weeks of May this year, causing the STI to rise and hover around the 3,400 mark. There was so much optimism then and some investment analysts even predicted that the STI could go all the way to 3,700 this year. But alas, the Chief of US Federal Reserves said something and the market did their own interpretation which caused STI to go down, and down till the STI is oversold. Unlike in the past when REITs were not affected much, this time round, due to the nature of the Federal Reserve’s...

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STI is oversold & my Commodities Picks

STI is oversold , according to RSI. This follows the mass selling of stocks by Singapore investors this week, fuelled by speculation that the US Federal Reserves may be scaling back its quantitative easing following news that the economy of US may be getting better. I find it interesting to decipher that investors’ sentiments now rely on speculation rather than actual concrete economic data coming from the US or the Europe. Besides stocks, REITs is another category that see its value declining as investors worry that the low-interest rates may be replaced with higher interest rates as the liquidity-churning...

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ASIA PAY TV TRUST: why no perform well?

ASIA PAY TV TRUST debuted on the SGX yesterday, closing 5% south. I believe investors who have subscribed to many lots and have gotten many lots of ASIA PAY TV TRUST stocks would definitely not be very happy. For the IPO stocks which have debuted on SGX this year, almost all of the stocks performed very well on their first day of trading on SGX hence it is really a surprise to many that ASIA PAY TV TRUST did not only perform below expectation, it slided 5% down on just the first day of trading. This begs the question...

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SPH REIT

SPH REIT – It is announced yesterday that SPH will be going ahead with a REIT that will include its Paragon mall and Clementi Mall. There will be another addition to the property portfolio of SPH and that is, from what I read in the newspapers some weeks ago: Seletar Mall. I believe the news of such a Reit can only enhance the net worth of SPH. SPH has been managing its print business till its foray into retail properties and other forms of business. I can see that SPH can grow to a point where it becomes a...

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My perspectives on IPO stocks and Investments

The IPO stocks market in Singapore is set abuzz once again with the IPOs of a slew of new stocks like SoilBuild Construction, Asia Pay TV Trust and more. I have quite a number of colleagues who subscribe to each of these IPO offerings with the aim to achieve some “coffee money” profits from selling these stocks on the 1st day of listing provided that these stocks debut with a profit. I know from my experience that it is not always that the IPO stocks will debut with a northwards direction, though the probability of these stocks debuting higher...

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