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Quick Thoughts on MAS Chief’s Comments on Crytocurrencies

by: Tam Ging Wien On 25-Oct-2017, a new article published on The Business Times reports the managing director of the Singapore central bank – the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Mr Ravi Menon said in an interview with Bloomberg News that MAS has no plans to regulate cryptocurrencies. Qouting the report, “As of now I see no basis for wanting to regulate cryptocurrencies”. Rather, the central bank’s focus is to “look at the activities surrounding the cryptocurrency and asking ourselves what kinds of risks they pose, which risks would require a regulatory response, and then proceed from there,” Mr...

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Analysis of Keppel-KBS US REIT IPO

by: Tam Ging Wien All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into account their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor. A joint-venture (JV) between Keppel Corporation and KBS Pacific Advisors is seeking to raise $448mil in...

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Has the Time Come to Invest in ComfortDelGro?

by: Tam Ging Wien All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into account their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor. The bad news surrounding ComfortDelGro (CDG) needs no introduction, instead of explaining it, here are links...

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A Closer Look at M1’s Q3-2017 Results and How It Stacks Up Against Its Peers

A Closer Look at M1’s Q3-2017 Results and How It Stacks Up Against Its Peers by: Tam Ging Wien All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor. M1 Ltd...

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Comparison Between Singapore Listed REIT ETFs and Lion-Phillip S-REIT ETF IPO

Comparison Between Singapore Listed REIT ETFs and Lion-Phillip S-REIT ETF IPO by: Tam Ging Wien All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor. Asset management company Lion Global Investors...

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First Bitcoin, then Bitcoin Cash, now Bitcoin Gold?

by: Tam Ging Wien All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor. In August this year, the first cryptocurrency Bitcoin forked into the classic Bitcoin and a new cryptocurrency...

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What May Have Triggered the Sell-off in SIA Engineering?

by: Tam Ging Wien – A glimpse into a what a stock market crisis may look like? All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor. On 04-Oct-2017, SIA Engineering (SIAEng)...

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Quick Thoughts Recent China ICO Ban and Crypto-exchange Shutdown

by: Tam Ging Wien All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor. China’s central bank, The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) became the first country to outlaw ICOs or...

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Hyflux’s Worrying Cash Flow Situation

by: Tam Ging Wien – Years of Profits Did Not Translate to Cash Flows All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor. This week, we decided to take a look at a company which hasn’t really been on investor’s radar...

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The Who’s Who of the Razer IPO

by: Tam Ging Wien – A Glimpse into the Interconnected World of the Wealthy Asian Elites All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor. Razer Inc has been garnering a lot of attention lately. In July 2017 news broke...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding REITs

by: Tam Ging Wien This is a follow up from previous articles regarding our analysis of Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT) and Comparative Analysis of SGX Listed Retail REITs. We had good feedback with regards to our contents but we also did get questions regarding how REITs are analysed. Therefore this week, we decided to publish an educational piece to demystify REITs and help get beginners up to speed on REIT analysis and investing. What is a REIT? A REIT is short form for Real Estate Investment Trust. REITs are a type of professionally managed collective investment scheme with its primary...

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Cromwell Suspends CEREIT’s IPO

by: Tam Ging Wien 2nd Largest IPO in Singapore for 2017 On-Hold All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor. In a surprising turn of events, Australian real estate investment manager Cromwell Property Group (Cromwell) has put on-hold the...

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Analysis of Cromwell European REIT IPO

by: Tam Ging Wien – High Yielding Mature REIT All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor. Update [2017-09-19]: A new article published on the The Straits Times entitled Cromwell REIT cuts IPO size and increases the sponsor’s stake which...

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What Makes Money, Money Anyway?

by: Tam Ging Wien Money is simply a medium of exchange as well as a store of value. However for money to function well in our modern globalized economy, it also need to possess characteristics that make it suitable for trade. We discuss 10 characteristics of what makes money, money and compare the differences between fiat, gold and cryptocurrencies. Secure For money to be trusted and used by the masses, it must be secure and not easily counterfeited. Counterfeiting on a large scale will undermine the trust in the money system. Businesses would be reluctant to use money that...

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Is Yangzijiang Profiting From Lending Business?

All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor. by: Tam Ging Wien – Thin Margins for Core Ship Building Business, Resorting to Lending to Stay Profitable? We present here an interesting observation of Yangzijiang’s (YZJ) business modal. We noticed that...

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