Author: SINGAPORE STOCKS INVESTING (SSI)

Singapore Stocks Direction

Singapore Stocks are doing quite okay after what we have seen in January 2014. The question on the minds of investors is whether it is time to enter into the stock markets. Some analysts say that the forecast for Singapore stocks is still more towards the south than a good stocks rally. Indeed it is not that easy to tell how Singapore stocks are shaping up. During the times when Singapore stocks were not performing well in January 2014, I took the opportunity to load up on OCBC stock and Sembcorp Marine stock and I am happy that both...

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Life is BIGGER than an Investment

I read of a concept called Social Investment or Social Insurance in a news article. The article talked about having a career as an investment and this week, it dwelled on having personal networks and contacts as a form of investment or insurance. Well, actually this concept is not new to me as personally, I have really thought that Life is more about making money and when one uses the term Investment to define something intrinsic as family or relationships, it does not really go down well with me as investments are mainly defined in two commonly-known parameters: risks...

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3 ways to earn money

Having some free time today, I went to pick up some notes which I have drafted from a financial book some years ago onto my notebook. The financial book was authored by a famous Singapore millionaire investor. As I am a person who embraces self development, I like to continuously read and improve myself in various aspects of life. Okay, enough of myself. Today, my post is on 3 main take-away points from my note-reading today with regard to making monies. Though I have not explicitly made this point which I am going to share with you readers a...

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How to earn a million dollars from the Singapore stocks markets?

I read a report on how to earn a million dollars from the Singapore stocks markets, authored by a leading authority of the Singapore stocks scene. The techniques in the book are what I have known: time-honoured simple investing and mathematical rules which require discipline, wisdom and patience from investors. The principle is simply to buy good stocks which appreciate over time and which give a good dividends rate, re-invest the dividends and keep investing in the stocks yearly. The principle and method are simple and good, however to carry out these techniques require wisdom from the investors. I...

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CPF contribution rates proposal: my views

There are proposals to change the CPF contribution rates for employers and employees and this proposal was raised by the NTUC. While generally financial news like this should be quite interesting to me who am a person with a keen passion for growing his monies, I just glanced through the article. As far as I am concerned, when it comes to CPF monies, I am quite nonchalant. I mean if the rates are increased, remain the same or head south; I just have to take it (the CPF) as it is. To me, I do not really view CPF...

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Buying Sembcorp Marine stocks: a “Defensively Aggressive” Investment Strategy

I bought some Sembcorp Marine stocks. This is my second foray into the Singapore stocks markets after my purchase of OCBC stocks for the year. Singapore stock markets turned quite choppy on the first day of Chinese New Year 2014 against the backdrop of US Federal Reserves tapering and talk of the emerging markets’ economic situation. The Singapore stocks markets headed south and now our local markets seem to be going up, albeit slowly. I see this whole episode as one of the opportunities to pick up good stocks trading at attractive valuations. The first stock I picked up...

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Is it a good time to buy Singapore stocks now?

The Singapore stocks markets are heading up if we can conclude from the direction of the STI, though the STI is pretty much, just a representative of the Singapore stocks markets (I mean it depends on which stocks you have or are intending to buy). I believe the question on the minds of many retail investors is that whether the Singapore stocks markets and the STI have “bottomed out” and whether it is time now to enter the market and buy some Singapore stocks, especially those better stocks which look attractive now? As always, investors are always trying to...

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Multi-bagger stocks in the Singapore Stock Market

A friend of mine talked to me recently that he is still looking out for that multi-bagger stock in the Singapore Stock Market. I think I do not need to define what a multi-bagger stock is as you can see one of such stocks in the top volume stocks on the SGX these weeks. Stock like Rowsley has its price “multi-bag” after chased hotly by investors. I agree that multi-bagger stocks are like hidden gems in the stock market, waiting for investors to identify and realize their value to what they are truly worth or even beyond. But I...

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Saving 70% of your Income

I read an article before on a Financial Analyst who became financially free at the age of 32. It was revealed that he saves 70% of his income. When I learnt of this figure, I was quite surprised that he could save so much of his salary as average men are not able to save this proportion without compromising a reasonable standard of living. After thinking, I believe that the financial analyst is able to save 70% of his income mainly due to the fact that he earns a high income and secondly, he leads an average lifestyle despite...

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SGX Measures, Changes and Reforms to Singapore Stocks

SGX will be implementing some reforms to the Singapore Stocks Markets while consulting the public on further proposed revisions. Let us take a look in more details of some of these: Measures with effect on 3 March 2014: 1. SGX will issue “trade with caution” warnings on stocks showing unusual trading activity that the companies aren’t able to explain. Proposed measures by MAS and SGX for public consultation 1. Setting a minimum trading price on stocks listed on the SGX mainboard, say to be at the indicative level of ten to twenty Singapore cents; currently an estimated 130 to...

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Share your Investment Experience and get a FREE Investment Ebook!

Dear Readers Many Thanks for supporting my blog! All along I have been sharing with you my experience investing and trading the Singapore stocks markets. While I am happy in my sharing, I have been thinking all along during my blogging journey that you readers may even have more valuable experience in investments or trading than myself. Hence after much thinking, I was thinking why not you readers share with all of us your experience in investments too? Collectively, we will glean much more valuable insights in trading and experience from one another! It is in the above background...

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AM Frasers Top Stocks Picks

In its analyst report published on 4 February 2014, AM Frasers listed five stocks which it recommends for investors’ consideration. These five stocks are: (1) Asian Pay Television Trust (2) Frasers Commercial Trust (3) Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (4) Cache Logiscs Trust and (5) Soilbuild Business Space REIT According to the report, the five stocks were selected based on the winning formula of stability and growth. The brokerage firm noted that as the US Federal Reserves tapers its monthly bonds-buying program, these yield counters are able to deliver on both stability and growth in an environment of rising interest...

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Why I bought OCBC stocks?

Today, I bought some OCBC stocks as the STI headed north by 0.95% and OCBC stocks rebounded by 1.8%. I have been thinking about entering the markets to buy OCBC stock ever since the stock went south following talks that the bank is trying to acquire Wing Hang bank in Hong Kong. I think besides this news about the acquisition of Wing Hang bank, the sell-off in the Singapore’s and regional stock markets also contributed to the southward direction of OCBC stocks. I still think my entry though based on some good technical fundamentals like how the OCBC stock...

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Lotte Shopping wins approval to list on SGX

I read that Lotte Shopping has won the approval to list on SGX. I am not that familiar with Lotte Shopping, hence, as I read the newspapers today (5 February 2014), I understand that Lotte Shopping is actually a retail company which is based in South Korea and has the presence of retail shopping malls in South Korea. I have not been to South Korea and hence I could only think what the retail shopping malls over there may look like. Anyway, from the report, Lotte Shopping is working towards an expansion of its businesses. I will think that...

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I went charging with my “Horses” for Singapore Stocks

Looking at how the US stocks performed on the night of Tuesday 5 February 2014 (Singapore Time), I know that the STI would stage a rebound on Wednesday 6 February 2014 and I am right! With this thinking, I opened up my notebook last night when most of the working executives in Singapore were preparing to sleep. I looked at my list of the names of the stocks which I am interested in. I have prepared the names of these stocks through research and analysis, taking into not only the fundamentals and technical but as well as how the...

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