Author: A Singaporean Stockmarket Investor (ASSI)

Raffles Education: A new low.

What started out as a promising up day for the STI was not to be as the index sank almost 1% at closing. In Singapore, share prices lost early gains to end weaker on Friday following concerns over interest rates. Traders said the market firmed with early gains in regional exchanges as strong US economic data boosted sentiment. But prices pulled back later after China said it would tighten monetary policy next year, suggesting further interest rate hikes to cap inflation. Read article...

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$50k in annual passive income: Year end status.

The last time I wrote about my attempt to achieve an annual passive income of at least $50k was on 5 Sep when I concluded that “With Saizen REIT’s contribution, I would probably exceed the target I have set for myself which is “to create a minimum of $50k in annual passive income from investments in the stock market alone.”  I shared this aim here in my blog on 27 Feb 2010, more than half a year ago. Like with everything, however, this needs confirmation. Let us see what happens in December 2010.” Read blog post here. For quite some...

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Sabana REIT: Fundamental analysis.

Sabana REIT closed at $1.02 and touched a low of 97c at one point today. After the rather strong performance by MIT and GLP on debut not so long ago, the unenthusiastic response to Sabana REIT on its first day of trading by market participants was somewhat surprising. Let us do an analysis of the REIT and whether it is a good investment at the current price. Sabana REIT has an aggregate leverage of 26.5% which is comfortable but bear in mind that a Shariah compliant REIT cannot lever beyond 35% while other REITs are quite comfortable levering to...

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