Author: KPO Adventure

Expenses – May 2018

Busy busy. So many things happening now, wedding and honeymoon preparation, Trump-Kim summit on our little island, world cup, potential trade war, red red stock market yet with many shares buyback. We will probably just buy on weakness and average down/up instead of looking for new investment opportunities. Interestingly, CZM was chan zui (not surprising!), went to buy one of the Trump-Kim food last week and was interviewed by one of the foreign national TV stations! They asked if CZM was following the Trump-Kim news and what was her reason for buying the food. She said not following and she...

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Astrea Bond? Nah!

CZM and I have been pretty busy preparing for our wedding and honeymoon. Some of the stuff we did include printing of our wedding invitation at TDragon (a reader once commented that our site looks “obiang“. I thought so too until I visited their site but do not judge a book by its cover. The whole process was simple and smooth), manually making the invitation cards, extending the invitation, tracking the attendance and arranging the tables. Hunting for hotels, looking for BRG (Best Rate Guarantee) and attempting to make it cheaper and the cycle repeats. On a side note, we had our...

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StashAway – May 2018

We have decided to invest more money (from $500 to $1,000 monthly) through StashAway since January 2018 and I blogged about it here – Automating Capital Growth Through StashAway. 1. ACCOUNT SUMMARY (as of the last day of the month) Based on the statement (31 May 2018), we gain $103.29. It has been a while since we see green green. Like I always say, the market goes up and down, as long as your investment horizon is long enough, it will become green :) As of 6 Jun 2018, we gain $132.06 mostly from investment returns with a negative currency impact of -$1.25. Yay! In...

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What is Happening to Singtel?

Singtel (Singapore Telecommunications Limited) needs no introduction, it is a familiar name for everyone. Based on its latest results, it seems like it was an excellent year for Singtel at a glance. Record net profit + the whole year this up and that up, only Q4 down, why would the price keep falling?! It is currently at a 5 years low (based on ShareInvestor). Why? The record net profit is largely bumped up by the divestment on Netlink Trust which was recorded as an exceptional item (gain) of $1.93 billion. If we were to remove this gain from the record net...

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Portfolio – May 2018

It was another roller coaster month but life goes on! CZM and I are preparing our wedding invitation cards, about 4 more months to our big day! Our portfolio decrease by -0.59% to $334,055 – $11,936.16 of capital injection and -$13,902.11 of capital loss. SOLD – None BOUGHT – Keppel DC REIT (3,000 units) @ $1.353 – Lion-Philip S-REIT ETF (1,000 units) @ $0.997 – Capitaland (1,000 units) @ $3.54 – Singtel (1,000 units) @ $3.30 It seems like we lost and bought a lot this month. A total dividend of $2,683.38 was paid in May and we merely reinvested/redeployed the dividends into the market. In fact, apart from Lion-Philip...

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How Much is Our Blog Worth as One of the Top 75 Singapore Investment Blogs

A few days ago, I received an email from Anuj Agarwal, the founder of Feedspot congratulating the KPO and CZM team (me, myself and I) for being selected as one of the Top 75 Singapore Investment Blogs. We would like to thank our parents readers for your support. This award would not have been possible without all of you! We are currently ranked number 51, not too shabby. I was expecting the blog to be ranked 75 when I saw the email. lol. I went down the list to take a look at the blogs “behind” us and was surprised...

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Expenses – April 2018

My expenses for April is one of the lowest so far! The bulk of it is from my parents’ MediShield and insurance premium ($2,232) which is paid from my Medisave account. They have been paying roughly this amount in cash before I started working. It only makes sense that I paid it through my Medisave so they can keep more cash for themselves (cash is king!). My plan was to pay for my 3 other siblings as well. Unfortunately, they are not considered as my dependants hence my parents are still paying in cash. Current Profile: 28 years old...

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IPO – Hyphens Pharma International Limited

It has been a while since there was an IPO that interest us me. CZM is not joining because she has never heard of this company or their products. Neither have I but I am just a number guy. You can find the prospectus here. Hyphens Pharma International Limited is a pharmaceuticals/medical company with the following 3 core businesses: – Specialty pharma principals (53.6% of 2017 total revenue) – Proprietary brands (11.4% of 2017 total revenue) – Medical hypermart and digital (35.0% of 2017 total revenue) There will be 29,600,000 Invitation Shares with 3,000,000 Public Offer Shares and 26,600,000 Placement Shares at S$0.26. The closing...

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Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust Preferential Offering

Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust just concluded its private placement (KPO did not get an offer this time round unlike Keppel DC REIT Private Placement which was a pleasant surprise!) and provided more information on the preferential offering to fund its proposed acquisition of 21 prime industrial properties in key global logistics hubs in Germany (17) and the Netherlands (4). You can find the official announcement here. Some of the readers may know that KPO secretly loves rights issue as it provides an opportunity for existing shareholders to increase their investment at a much lower cost and without any commission as...

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StashAway – April 2018

StashAway just got another new UI overhaul! The graph is now much more interactive and it allows you to look at historical portfolio value. In addition, there are now 2 distinct lines/plots that show your investment/capital (net deposit) VS the market value. We have decided to invest more money (from $500 to $1,000 monthly) through StashAway since January 2018 and I blogged about it here – Automating Capital Growth Through StashAway. 1. ACCOUNT SUMMARY (as of the last day of the month) Based on the statement (30 Apr 2018), we lost -$31.49.As of 4 May 2018, we lost -$9.16 mostly with a positive currency impact of $3.89....

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Keppel DC REIT Private Placement

Keppel DC REIT requested for a trading halt earlier and launched a private placement of 224,000,000 shares at an issue price of $1.353 per share to raise gross proceeds of approximately $303.1 million. You can refer to the official announcement here. Let’s look at the numbers! Current/Latest Numbers Price: $1.43 Dividend/Distribution Per Unit (DPU) for FY2017: $0.0712 DPU Excluding a one-off capital distribution of S$1.7 million or 0.15 cents for FY2017: $0.0697 Dividend Yield (Assuming DPU remain constant for FY2018): 0.0697 / 1.43 = 4.87% NAV: $0.97 PB: 1.47 (47% premium!) Gearing: 37.4% (MAS limit is 45%, the lower the...

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Samsung Pay Rewards – Free Active Fast Charging Wireless Charging Stand!

KPO is sharing another ridiculously good deal! Unfortunately, this is only for Samsung Pay users! As Singapore moves towards a cashless society, mobile contactless payment should not be new to anyone. Samsung Pay/Google Pay (previously known as Android Pay)/Apple Pay works similarly to credit/debit cards payWave with the convenience of having all your cards in one device. On top of the usual credit cards rewards/benefits, one can still earn more points/rewards by using mobile contactless payment! For instance, Milelion recently blogged about the possibility of earning 8 miles per dollar through Citibank-Apple Pay 20X promotion. On the other hand, there is Samsung...

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Portfolio – April 2018 + What is Ezion W230416?

Happy Labour Day everyone! This week will be a very short week for those people that took Monday off :) Our portfolio increase by 4.01% to $336,021 – $7,767.24 of capital injection and $5,180.91 of capital gain. SOLD– Ezion (9,900 units) @ 0.225 I blogged about it last week – Ezion – Bleeding Stopped! In short, I am really glad that I sold it off on day 1. My total capital was $6,167.70 and I manage to get back $2,222.26 after ~ 4 years. I lost in total $3,939.30 including commisions which translate to a total loss of -63.9% and an annualized loss of -37.9%! BOUGHT– STI ETF (1,000 units) @ $3.40– Lion-Philip S-REIT ETF (1,000...

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ShopBack Visa Promotion for Cathay Cineplexes This Weekend – 50% Up to $10!

If you have not heard of ShopBack, you have been missing out lots of cashback opportunities! What is ShopBack? It is a website/mobile application which directs traffic to the relevant online shops such as Lazada, Expedia, etc. The merchants reward them with a commission for referring you to shop on their site and instead of keeping the rewards all to themselves, they share it with you! Once you have accumulated at least $10 in the account, you will be able to redeem it and transfer the cashback to your bank account! ShopBack is having a Visa flash sale this weekend (Valid from 27...

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Ezion – Bleeding Stopped!

I blogged about Ezion a few months back – Bleeding Stocks – Ezion [Part 3] after it was suspended on 8th August 2017. It has resumed trading last week on 17th April 2018, opened at $0.245 and even reached a high of $0.255! CZM was asking me what would be my plan when Ezion resumes trading. I told her confidently that day 1 will be a bloodshed as I foresee everyone will be dumping and selling their shares. My plan was to hold it, be hopeful and see how things go. Surprisingly, it was beyond my expectation and it actually traded higher!...

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