Author: SINGAPORE STOCKS INVESTING (SSI)

LEE KUAN YEW HAS PASSED AWAY

Mr Lee Kuan Yew has passed away. I am sad to learn of the passing of this Great man, the founding father of Singapore who transformed Singapore from a fishing village to a leading financial hub. Thank You Mr Lee for All that you have done for Singapore! May You rest in Peace and that Singapore shall continue to prosper....

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WHAT STOCKS TO BUY NOW?

Some readers have written to me, be it via email or Facebook, seeking my advice on what Singapore stocks to buy now, on the back of the current stock markets, both overseas and local. Whenever it comes to this question, I do not have a ready answer. Why? Well, the answer to the above really depends on the profile of the investor, how much capital he can deploy into the investment and for how long he can hold his investment. But I think there is really a general guide on what stocks to buy by looking at what stocks...

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Singapore Stocks and Financial Newsletters

Dear readers, to better provide you with more information related to finance and Singapore stocks, I have decided to start a series of regular newsletters to all of you. If you are interested, please join my emailing list at this link. For readers who have earlier entered your email addresses for the free financial ebook, you need not re-submit your email address to the above link again, as I have already had your email addresses. The aim of the newsletters is to present to readers a more structured approach to discussion of Singapore stocks and finance information through different...

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Noble Group stock: a Noble mindset is required to buy this stock

If you have been following my blog for sometime, you would have known that I have mentioned that Noble Group stock is the stock which was not only the first stock which I own, but one which has given me the best returns of all the stocks which I own in both capital appreciation and dividends yields combined. You would also know that before the current sell-down of Noble Group stock, I have already sold off Noble Group stock which proves my “acumen” quite correct. I have also mentioned that to be an investor in Noble Group stock, you...

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How to do well in Investing?

Many retail investors are full-time employees and hence investing or trading is something that they do “part time”. Though retail investing is, for many, a “part time” affair, I think when it comes to putting one’s monies in shares, we should not have a “part time” attitude. To do well in investing, we should think that we could do investing “full time” which is to reach a level of investing when we can “sack our boss” (I know that this metaphor is well-liked by some), be a full-time investor and earn our income from dividends. I know the above...

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How to be a Real Investor?

I was talking to one of my peers some days ago when the topic of money propped up. My peer was not an investor and when I shared with him my investing experience, I was surprised that he seemed to belittle the science and art of investing. In a nutshell, it seems to him that investing is easy as he told me that one could easily make a profit by buying a stock at one of its lowest price. When I probed him further on how he could know what price is a low price, he was not able...

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My proposed SG50 incentive: to buy fifty blue-chip stocks at good discounted prices

I appreciate the slew of SG50 measures unveiled by the government to-date, the latest being the free admission into Sentosa via Boardwalk. Most of the SG50 measures targeted are pro-community and pro-bonding, though as a retail investor, I feel that, with Singapore into its 50th anniversary, the Singapore Government could emulate what it has done in year 1993 when Singapore Citizens were able to purchase Group A shares of Singtel at a discounted price as part of the Singapore Government’s effort to share the nation’s wealth and to enlarge the base of share-owning Singaporeans. My proposed incentive is one...

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How to choose a stock with no regrets?

There are hundreds of stocks on the Singapore stocks exchange and hence it is not easy to choose a stock for investing unless one follows the general guideline to choose blue-chip stocks due to their strong “track record” and in general, their dividends policy. However, retail investors should also know that blue chip stocks are also subject to the global “ stock market forces”: for this, one would just need to take a look at how the blue-chip offshore and marine stocks have fared on the back of lower oil prices. Even Reits, considered a high dividends plays are...

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How to really become rich through stocks investments?

Looking at the Singapore stocks markets, I think for a retail investor who does not have a good investing strategy; it is not easy to get rich through stocks investments as from what I have observed, the stocks markets these days are dynamic and hence a “Buy and Hold” strategy may not really be profitable to investors. Hence the question is how can one really become rich through stocks investments? One oft-cited method is to buy stocks when their prices are very lows, like when economies and stock markets globally are not doing well. Well, although this can be...

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Is a University Degree necessary to become rich?

Today, I will discuss a topic which is not often discussed in my blog: that of the correlation of academic education and wealth. An ever-green question that begs discussing in our pragmatic society is often this: is a university degree necessary to become rich? Flipping through the many annual reports of listed companies, I have often, out of curiosity, done a quick calculation of how much the bosses of these companies earn and are worth. Well, my quick calculation shows that many of these bosses, of even small listed companies earn an average of $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 annually in...

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These are the stocks which I will not consider to buy for now

Each and every investor has his own personal preferences when it comes to selecting stocks on the SGX to invest in. Some may shun S-chip stocks while others may not want to own property stocks due to the regular “cooling measures” by the government. For me, when it comes to selection of stocks to invest in, the criterion is this: the stock must have a compelling story, a viable business model in order for me to want to park my hard-earned monies in. Above criteria is the classification of stocks due to geographic and sector type, ever since the...

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How to really become rich?

As someone who am interested in the ways to become rich as well as aspiring to become rich, I have read many many books by popular authors on wealth creation. Before I continue with my posts, I think one important thing for all of us aspiring to become rich is to define what is meant by rich. For one, rich means having a million dollars while for another, rich means having the means to go travelling around the world. My definition of rich is quite simply having a passive income which will allow my family and I to lead...

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TV shows which Singapore investors should watch

Being a small nation, Singapore does not have too many TV channels unlike countries like Taiwan; hence Singapore does not have a channel dedicated to investing and trading unlike Taiwan, Hong Kong or China. However, I still think the fact that we have quite a number of TV channels and in different language is still laudable. Though we may not have a dedicated investing and trading TV channel, I still find that there are enough programmes on television for Singapore’s investors and traders. Firstly, we have the Channel Newsasia which has Business Singapore on weekday nights and segments on...

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An update on my stocks investment portfolio

Like I have updated readers in my blog, I am not really keen to enter into the Singapore stocks markets as I am looking at how the figures and opinions are from the US, China and Europe. I am also adopting more of a trading strategy as some of the stocks in my current portfolio which I then a novice investor, have bought to “Buy and hold”, have been shaped by the lower commodity and crude oil prices. I think it is very important for investors to keep a long-term view on their investment portfolio, how much they can...

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One mindset which employees must have to become rich

Every working day, I see Singaporeans on their way to work and many of them look tired. I know with the high cost of living in Singapore, it is not easy to have good savings if one is not really rich. I think many Singaporeans want to become rich and this is evident from the large turnouts at those “get rich” seminars and registration at those “gold schemes”. I would think, to be frank, that only some will eventually get rich from attending these seminars and even so, one would have to be careful else he would become one...

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