Author: SINGAPORE STOCKS INVESTING (SSI)

Singapore Stocks Market Correction next?

Singapore stocks have performed very well this year and today is 1st June 2014, so do we see the “Sell in May and Go away” scene that is oft-cited by some? No, in fact, the STI still performed well in May with yet some more potential privatisation plays beckoning for investors to consider. The most recent potential privatisation play in May 2014 was none other than Tiger Airways stock which rallied up some 17% to close at $0.53 which was eight cents more than its closing price on 29 May 2014. There was speculation that SIA would increase its...

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Another reason to be Financially Free

Dear reader, if you have been following me, you would have known that a financial goal that I want is to be Financially Free. If I am financially free, the passive incomes which I will collect will be more than expenditures. I aspire to be financially free so that I will need not spend hours and hours in work, having my intelligence insulted and listening to people whom I know (and I think they themselves know) are not as capable as me but who are there, more senior than me through their “techniques” of office politics and boot-licking and...

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Tiger Airways stock

Tiger Airways stock ROARED on 30 May 2014, heading north by as much as 16% to close at $0.525! Tiger Airways stock’s rally did not go unnoticed by SGX which issued a query to Tiger Airways. What caused Tiger Airways stock to go so high today? Well it could be due to the speculation that SIA would increase its current 40% stake in Tiger Airways. In many of my posts about Tiger Airways stock, I have told readers that I love Tiger Airways stock due to just one reason: its Chairman is none other than the respectable J.Y Pillay...

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Singapore Stocks: what’s now?

What is a possible outlook for Singapore Stocks? I believe one of the best ways to get a sense of the outlook is to understand our government’s plans for Singapore. As such though I am quite excited watching the spirited debate in the parliament sessions telecasted in our TV news, a more important thing I am looking at is the important themes for Singapore shared at these parliament sessions. It is no wonder that transport stocks have rallied ahead of these parliament sessions with the anticipation that the government will do more in the transport areas. True enough; the...

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Where my CPF monies go?

The CPF Board has last week announced that the 2.5% interest on the Ordinary Account will remain, I am happy at the news. Many people will use their Ordinary Account to pay for their monthly home mortgages. Some will use their Special Account for investment. Special Accounts earn 4.5% investment interests. While I am like most people when it comes to the use of my Ordinary Account, I do not invest my monies in my Special Accounts as the monies in my Special Account earn 4.5% INTEREST FREE unlike that of equities! I am happy that there is a...

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Goodpack stock: latest updates

Goodpack stock privatisation offer was confirmed on the evening of 27 May 2014 with the announcement that KKR would be offering $2.50 a share to investors. When I read the offer, I was very surprised because according to analyst reports published, the thinking is that the offer made by KKR, if any would be in the range of $2.60 to $3.00. Though the justification is that the offer price is around 6.8% premium to Goodpack’s last-traded price of $2.34 on 26 May 2014 before Goodpack stock went on a halt, the $2.50 is still pretty much not compelling. On...

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First Class Investing reminder from X Men First Class

I caught the movie “X Men First Class” on Channel 5 last week. I am not really “into” X Men, having not really watched one prequel or sequel to this X Men movie series. The plot goes like this: there is a group of human who possessed supernatural powers and within this group, there are two sub-groups, one is the enemy of humans and the other is to help humans. Throughout the movie, there was a lot of high-action scene but amidst all these scenes is one golden reminder for all of us investors. A reminder that is, to...

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What retail investors must know about the current stocks markets?

I have shared with readers that there are currently two themes which I think are shaping the Singapore stocks markets. First we have the theme of land transport stocks and this theme has rallied land transport stocks like SMRT and Comfort Delgro ever since the plans on a revamp of buses and railways has been expected by investors prior to the re-opening of the parliament. Then there is once again the recurrent theme of privatisation stocks. Riding on these two themes is profitable provided investors ride the trend when stock prices are lower. Why do I say so? Well,...

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Four Singapore stocks to look out for: 27 May 2014

Singapore stocks eased 0.27% today (27 May 2014). The top volume stocks of the day are dominated by penny stocks with a very distinct theme: privatisation. RH PetroGas continued its bull run, adding another 8.4% to its stock price. RH PetroGas has been rallying ever since it was reported to be in acquisition talks with another party. Similarly STATS ChipPAC added another 0.98% to its stock price, again this is another stock which has been reported to be in acquisition talks with another party. And if you think this it too much of a privatisation talks, then Goodpackstock which...

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The next sector of Singapore stocks to look out

The recent stock price rallies in SMRT really validate the fact that laggard and underdog stocks should not remain like that for a very long time. All it takes are some good plans from the authorities to get the stock rallying up again. This begs the question: after land transport stocks, which is the next sector of Singapore investors could look out? My answer will be healthcare stocks. And while there is a whole gamut of different kinds of healthcare stocks like medical reits and medical devices stocks, I am talking about healthcare clinic stocks. In Singapore, there are...

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How to save monies and have fun at the same time?

I don’t know about you. But I think the shopping centres; I mean the myriads of shopping centres here in our country are real temptations for us to spend more. If one goes to a shopping mall in Orchard Road, one will be greeted with marketing messages that tempt the senses of us to spend on their products! Going into a better restaurant and with all the services tax and GST added up, a meal could easily cost at least $20 a person! I am not joking as you can try eating at a restaurant in a shopping mall,...

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Rewards for NS men: far better than monetary benefits

I applaud and cheer the announcements of the government panel to recognise the contributions of National Servicemen (NS). There are a slew of measures announced to recognise their contributions and one particular recommendation that stands out for me is the extension of the window for IPPT and remedial training. You may ask why those recommendations related to monetary rewards do not impress me more and my answer is simply this: Time is more important than Money, in my opinion. Having been through the experience of having to “clear” the sessions of remedial trainings (RTs) within the current window of...

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A new modus operandi on how to earn more monies from me

On 19 May 2014, after work, I went to a coffeeshop stall and ordered a plate of mixed vegetable rice. I seldom order my meals from this stall as I was always left thirsty after consuming the meals bought from the stall. I attribute my thirst after the consumption to the loads of MSG that might be heaped onto the dishes to make them more appetizing. Anyway, after a long time, I decide to try this stall once again, for who knows; I may be left surprised as surprised as how SMRT stock has now touched a price range...

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My Investment Portfolio for the week: 19 May to 23 May 14

For the week of 19 May 14 to 23 May 14, the Singapore stocks markets did not give investors too much excitement as the benchmark STI hovered around more or less the same mark. Despites this, the STI is still a better performer than the regional bourses. Against this backdrop, how is my investment portfolio? Yes, against this backdrop, my investment portfolio for the week of 19 May to 23 May 14 is not very good, but it does not warrant me to sell off all my stocks in line with the “sell in May and go away” adage....

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SMRT stock: well done, Desmond!

As of 20 May 2014, SMRT stock price has reached almost $1.40 after heading up more than 10% on the same day. Compare this stock price to the stock price of $1.02 at the beginning of year 2014 and we have almost 40% increase in SMRT stock price. I believe SMRT shareholders must be very happy provided that they have not sold their stocks when SMRT was experiencing complaints, breakdown of services and public scrutiny.In my humble opinion, there can be only one man who should be credited with the stellar turn-around performance of SMRT stock and that man...

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