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10 Great Reasons for REITs inclusion in your Portfolio and 3 Reasons to be cautious

I have written previously on why I am still purchasing REITs despite them looking expensive. I am going to add to that article with 10 great reasons why REITs should remain as a key asset in your portfolio. I touch on topics such as why some triple net leases are not “ideal”, which are the […] The post 10 Great Reasons for REITs inclusion in your Portfolio and 3 Reasons to be cautious appeared first on New Academy of...

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10 great investing blogs/ websites to read

Following the closure of the Motley Fool Singapore, Singaporeans now have one less website to visit for their stock inspiration. The Dollar and Sense team have previously put up a list of 13 local websites that continue to offer Singapore investors quality stock insights and commentaries. Unfortunately, the New Academy of Finance doesn’t make the […] The post 10 great investing blogs/ websites to read appeared first on New Academy of...

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Top 10 places to work in Singapore for 2020

Glassdoor, a website where current and former employees anonymously review companies, just announced the Top 10 best places to work in Singapore for 2020. Unfortunately, no local firms made the cut. All the top Singapore employers of 2020 are international firms. 8 of the leading 10 are headquartered in the US, one in the Netherlands and one in HK. “This year’s winners stand out for promoting transparency with employees, offering career growth opportunities and providing work driven by impact and purpose” Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president The top 10 shortlists are based on anonymous feedback from employees who submitted reviews...

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4 Blue-Chip Stocks to Play the 5G Evolution

5G evolution is coming. Are you positioned to capitalize? South Korea became the first country in Dec 2018 to offer 5G or what you might term as the fifth-generation mobile wireless standard. Most countries plan to start adopting 5G in 2020, which will be the key driver of various technological evolution such as Internet of […] The post 4 Blue-Chip Stocks to Play the 5G Evolution appeared first on New Academy of...

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Dividends on steroids: A low-risk strategy to double your yield

Dividends on steroids At risk of sounding like a drug addict, we like to introduce a juicy concept to potentially boost your passive income. We are all familiar with dividends, am I right? Nothing beats lazing at home and yet witness our account “magically” being credited with money. But what if we could double a […] The post Dividends on steroids: A low-risk strategy to double your yield appeared first on New Academy of...

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SATS: A solid long-term stock but we see 3 near-term headwinds

We recently wrote a results preview note for SATS, with the conclusion that its 2QFY20 results will remain lackluster due to margins pressure from cargo weakness. True enough, the company’s 2QFY20 results were below market expectations, with across-board downward earnings revision from the street. SATS: Long-term fundamentals in-tact Don’t get me wrong. I am positive […] The post SATS: A solid long-term stock but we see 3 near-term headwinds appeared first on New Academy of...

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The average Singaporean spends $1,000 per holiday. Here’s a smart way to invest that amount.

According to a survey conducted by online shopping and discount service website Picodi with 22,000 respondents, Singaporeans are the seventh biggest holiday spenders in the world, spending on average S$1,086 (USD$797) on a holiday. How much money people spend on holidays The biggest spenders come from Australia who spends an average of USD$1,505 per holiday […] The post The average Singaporean spends $1,000 per holiday. Here’s a smart way to invest that amount. appeared first on New Academy of...

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7 Golden Rules of Dividend Investing

Getting passive dividend income every month is a dream come true for many, particularly if that income more than offsets one’s expenses. It is like achieving the “Holy Grail” of dividend investing. All of us talks and dream about it but alas, few ever seem to accomplish it. Dividend Yield A counter’s total return consists […] The post 7 Golden Rules of Dividend Investing appeared first on New Academy of...

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NOVEMBER PORTFOLIO AND NET WORTH UPDATES

NET WORTH UPDATES – 2019 Net worth updates November 2019 – $1.21m (+0.8%) Hi all. Welcome to New Academy of Finance portfolio and net worth report! This is where we look to provide transparency in terms of our financial well-being. To be honest, it is a little scary disclosing to the world what my household […] The post NOVEMBER PORTFOLIO AND NET WORTH UPDATES appeared first on New Academy of...

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Thai Beverage USD$10bn IPO of its brewery business. Is this a good deal?

Bloomberg reported on a potential IPO of Thai Beverage’s brewery business Earlier in the day, Bloomberg published a report which says that Thai Beverage is considering an initial public offering of its brewery business in what could be the biggest listing in Singapore in close to a decade. The company may seek to value the […] The post Thai Beverage USD$10bn IPO of its brewery business. Is this a good deal? appeared first on New Academy of...

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Frasers’ reits set to merge. Who is up next?

According to various media sources, Frasers Logistic & Industrial Trust and Frasers Commercial Trust are planning to merge, as consolidation among Singapore’s real estate investment trusts (REITs) gathers pace. This will be the 4th deal this year if it happens. In January, CapitaLand Ltd strikes an SGD$6bn deal with Temasek Holdings for Ascendas Pte and […] The post Frasers’ reits set to merge. Who is up next? appeared first on New Academy of...

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Straco: Flyer suspended again. Why I am still a buyer

Straco’s Flyer suspended due to technical issues Straco Corp, a share that I own in my portfolio, saw its share’s declined by more than 4% when it was reported that the Singapore Flyer has suspended its operations since Nov 19 after a technical issue involving one of the spoke cables. A spokesman for the Flyer […] The post Straco: Flyer suspended again. Why I am still a buyer appeared first on New Academy of...

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The man who trumps Warren Buffett by 200x over the past 30 years

Most of you would be familiar with the “Greatest” investor of all time, Mr. Warren Buffett. But you probably have not heard of Mr. Jim Simons, the hedge fund manager that charges a 5% management fee and 44% performance fee!!! Sounds like a scam in the making? Well, you can’t be more wrong than that. […] The post The man who trumps Warren Buffett by 200x over the past 30 years appeared first on New Academy of...

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StashAway Simple. Can you really generate 1.9% return?

Can the portfolio sustainably achieve a 1.9% return? There has been quite a fair bit of discussion of late pertaining to StashAway Simple offer of a cash management portfolio that allows retail investors the option of investing in money market funds to generate higher returns compared to normal bank deposits. According to Mr. Michele Ferrario, […] The post StashAway Simple. Can you really generate 1.9% return? appeared first on New Academy of...

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Why I am still buying REITs even when they look expensive

Should you be buying REITS today? REITs have been one of the most popular investment assets to generate a passive stream of income. It is for this very reason (and maybe some others which I will elaborate) that I am looking to increase my portfolio exposure to this investment class. This is despite REITs being […] The post Why I am still buying REITs even when they look expensive appeared first on New Academy of...

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