Author: New Academy of Finance

The best predictor of stock price performance, according to Morgan Stanley

According to Barron’s, Morgan Stanley recently put together a team of quantitative strategies to work, determining which stock signals have tended to best predict stock price performance over time. In this article, we highlight what this stock signal is and using a combination of screening criteria linked to this signal, we derived a list of […] The post The best predictor of stock price performance, according to Morgan Stanley appeared first on New Academy of...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP – ACADEMY’S FINEST VOL 7

The Weekly Roundup – Academy’s Finest is a collection of my favorite blog posts, podcasts and other useful contents that I have enjoyed over the past week. I will be releasing this series of posts with a short summary of the content for easy summary. My goals is to share quality content (or what i think are […] The post WEEKLY ROUNDUP – ACADEMY’S FINEST VOL 7 appeared first on New Academy of...

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FSMOne now the cheapest regular savings plan (RSP) option

Upping the game of “cheap” investing FSMOne just introduced its own ETF RSP which could change the way I invest. Investing in US-domiciled ETF might now also be more economically feasible! FSMOne.com investors will now be able to apply for RSP on a selected list of 40 ETFs listed on SGX, HKEX and US stock […] The post FSMOne now the cheapest regular savings plan (RSP) option appeared first on New Academy of...

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Top 10 hottest stocks that super-investors are buying

Like any business, the world of investing has its fair share of super stars. These are renowned investors who have achieved sensational results over a long period of time. It’s easy to be a one-hit-wonder but a mountain of a challenge to achieve consistent long-term success. This requires not only discipline but a sometimes a […] The post Top 10 hottest stocks that super-investors are buying appeared first on New Academy of...

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Sembcorp Marine 3Q19 losses ballooned to S$53m. What you should know

Sembcorp Marine announced its 3Q19 results this morning. The company incurred S$53m losses in this quarter alone (3Q18 losses of S$29.8m), bringing YTD total losses to S$59m. While the losses might seem massive, management has previously guided that the company will incur significant losses in 2H19 as a result of low work load, a direct […] The post Sembcorp Marine 3Q19 losses ballooned to S$53m. What you should know appeared first on New Academy of...

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Venture 6% price decline post-results; SATS’ 2QFY20 could remain weak

Venture announced its 3Q19 results after market hours on 8 November. Market was not impressed despite a 5% YoY earnings growth and consequently, its shares were sold down c.6%. Several brokerage also downgraded the counter to a Neutral rating. We have previously written about Venture in our article: VENTURE CORP DECLINED BY 4% DESPITE SOLID […] The post Venture 6% price decline post-results; SATS’ 2QFY20 could remain weak appeared first on New Academy of...

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ST Engineering (STE): 3Q19 earnings missed due to one-offs. Share price down 1%

ST Engineering (STE) announced its 3Q19 earnings before market hours on 11 November. While its top-line was a strong 27% YoY growth, STE’s net profit only registered a dismal 3% YoY growth. This was due to a one-off provision for its Marine’s division arbitration outcome. Excluding that negative impact, earnings would have grown by 12% to S$150m. The street is generally positive on STE, with CIMB previously forecasting that the company will be generating S$150m in profits this quarter, in-line excluding the negative impact from the arbitration provision. On a FY2019 basis, the street is forecasting earnings in the...

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A step-by-step guide to figuring out your retirement sum

How much should one have in retirement savings when it is finally the time to leave the rat race? Based on my calculation, a 30-year old will need approx. S$1.5m when he/she retires at the Age of 65. What! Are you kidding me? Before I delve into my STEP-by-STEP guide towards getting that magic retirement figure and why you should get started on investing ASAP (you will be surprise by how little investment is required if you start early, even if the end goal is 1.5 MILLION DOLLAR), let me share two thought-provoking articles relating to retirement.     Table...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP – ACADEMY’S FINEST VOL 6

The Weekly Roundup – Academy’s Finest is a collection of my favorite blog posts, podcasts and other useful contents that I have enjoyed over the past week. I will be releasing this series of posts with a short summary of the content for easy summary. My goals is to share quality content (or what i think are amazing stuff) in an easy to digest format for my readers. In the meantime, I will also like to pay tribute to these wonderful content creators all around the world, not just here in Singapore. Please share any great blog posts or podcast episodes...

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Arista Network: What’s driving the sell-off and why we are small buyers

Table of Contents A good opportunity or a structural trap? Arista Network’s stock plunged by c.24% after it announced its 3Q19 results. We took the opportunity to enter a small position in the counter. The counter has been on our radar since it was first recommended by Motley Fools US back in Sep 2017.  We detailed why we are small buyers in the stock below. Despite being on our radar for a while, there has not been an opportune time to take a stake in this technology innovator that has been steadily taking market share away from the 800-pound...

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Yangzijiang’s share price is up 7%. Can momentum persist post-results on 7th?

Yangzijiang’s share price is currently up 7%. The company is set to report its 3Q19 results on 7th November. Is the market expecting a set of solid results from the company this coming Thursday? Table of Contents Yangzijiang’s share price impacted by Chairman’s investigation Share price of the counter has declined by about 40% since hitting the peak back in April 2019. The key reason for the hefty decline in August 2019 was due to reports that its Chairman, Mr Ren Yuanlin had gone “missing” for a period of time. The company subsequently clarified that Mr Ren had been...

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Singapore Airlines 2QFY20 preview. Here is what to expect.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is set to announce its 2QFY20 results after market hours today. Here is what to expect. Table of Contents Investing 101: A Beginner’s Financial Guide for a Rich Life Learn all about risk profiling, setting up your portfolio, key financials the best investors use to pick winning stocks Plus get access to our secret “PTW” Magic Formula You have Successfully Subscribed! Passenger business SIA’s passenger business is expected to remain relatively robust. According to a UOB brokerage report on 17 October, the analyst is expecting operating improvement on both a YoY and QoQ basis for the...

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PORTFOLIO AND NET WORTH UPDATES

Table of Contents NET WORTH UPDATES – 2019 Net worth updates October, 2019 – $1.201m (+0.4%) Hi all. Welcome to New Academy of Finance first portfolio and net worth report! This is where we look to provide transparency in terms of our financial well-being. To be honest, its a little scary disclosing to the world what my household net-worth is like. I tend to be a pretty private person. But since I have decided to embark on a new financial journey with the birth of this blog, me and the missus decide to challenge ourselves to provide as much...

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Cheapest way to invest through RSP. Show me how.

Table of Contents Robo or DIY? We have previously written articles pertaining to robo-advisors available here in Singapore as well as the ALL-IN costs of choosing robo-advisors vs. a DIY approach. While the preliminary conclusion points in favour of a DIY approach when it comes to minimizing cost, I am not dismissing the usefulness of robo-advisors as a possible investment platform.   The usage of robo-advisors is probably one of the most convenient way to invest in a myriad of investment assets, with the benefit of periodic portfolio re-balancing to ensure optimal asset allocation at all times. Portfolio allocation...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP – ACADEMY’S FINEST VOL 5

The Weekly Roundup – Academy’s Finest is a collection of my favorite blog posts, podcasts and other useful contents that I have enjoyed over the past week. I will be releasing this series of posts with a short summary of the content for easy summary. My goals is to share quality content (or what i think are […] The post WEEKLY ROUNDUP – ACADEMY’S FINEST VOL 5 appeared first on New Academy of...

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