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Is StarHub Borrowing to Pay Shareholders Dividends?

by: Tam Ging Wien – Avoid Falling into this High Yield Trap As investors, we like to invest in stable stocks with high and predictable dividends. After all, that is the point of income investing isn’t it? We invest our hard earned money to and we want to see income coming back in a periodic and predictable manner. We also look at the yield and are happy that the dividends is outpacing inflation. We likely to see the stock price increase as the performance of the company increases thereby allowing it to increase its dividends. These are stocks that...

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REITs to Riches: Everything You Need to Know About Investing Profitably In REITs

REITs to Riches: Everything You Need to Know About Investing Profitably In REITs Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are one of the most reliable way to invest as they generate steady and consistent tax free cash flow. REITs also open up access for investors to participate in a diverse range of real estate assets with low capital outlay. Our co-founder Tam Ging Wien will be conducting a full day REIT workshop on 3rd March 2018 (Sat). The course will offer sufficient breadth and depth to benefit both novice and seasoned investors alike. Click on the link below to find...

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A Simple And Effective Portfolio Allocation Strategy

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 adviser. This week, we would like to introduce our readers to a simple and effective method thinking...

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Has Bitcoin found it's bottom after the correction?

Has Bitcoin found it’s bottom after the correction? The start of the year 2018 has not been very kind to Bitcoin. With prices correcting nearly 70% from the high of $20,000 in December 2017, it has been quite the roller coaster ride. Traders with experience however are not surprised because Bitcoin tends to correct itself very similarly every January & February.  In January 2017 Bitcoin price correct from a peak of $1167.8 to $734.5 In January 2016 Bitcoin price correct from a peak of $475.4 to $352.6 In January 2015 Bitcoin price correct from a peak of $475.2 to $166.3 As you...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Analysing Financial Statements – Balance Sheet

by: Tam Ging Wien When read with begin with A…B…C…, when we sing with begin with Do… Re…Me… That at least how the song lyrics go. But when we want to understand and assess the financials of a stock, we need to begin with the 3 financial statements, namely: In our last “The Beginner’s Guide to…” series, we covered the The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding The 3 Financial Statements. After having an understand of the 3 financial statements, we continue the series with analysing these financial statements in order to understand the financial health of a company. In this...

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Is Now a Good Time to Accumulate 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. The US Government is running out of cash…again! For the 80th time since 1960, the US Congress...

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Are Markets Overvalued Now? Yes…According to the Buffett Indicator

Are Markets Overvalued Now? Yes…According to the Buffett Indicator 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 Dow Jones, S&P, Nasdaq and even...

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Why Dollar Cost Averaging on an ETF Makes Absolutely No Sense

by: Tam Ging Wien – Misconception or is there Something More Sinister? Recently I came across a product sold by POSB called Invest-Saver which is a monthly savings plan designed to allow you to invest in ETFs using a dollar cost averaging strategy. They painted the benefit that this product is convenient (auto deduction without needing to open a trading account), affordable (minimum of $100 per month) and a long-term savings using the advantage of dollar cost averaging. I could understand convenient, I could understand affordable. But, this product got me thinking about the last benefit; could you beat...

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Christmas Special: Why Every Lady Needs an Hermès

by: Tam Ging Wien – Investing in the Epitome of Luxury 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. The iconic Birkins and Kellies have long been a symbol of luxury – an unspoken statement announcing your status and...

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Christmas Special: Sarine Technologies – Will This Hidden Gem Shine Again?

Christmas Special: Sarine Technologies – Will This Hidden Gem Shine Again? 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. Sarine Technologies (Sarine) is an Israel-based company...

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How Will the Futures Impact Bitcoin Prices?

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. Just last week saw the world’s first Bitcoin futures will be launched. For the past month, there...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding The 3 Financial Statements

by: Tam Ging Wien When read with begin with A…B…C…, when we sing with begin with Do… Re…Me… That at least how the song lyrics go. But when we want to understand and assess the financials of a stock, we need to begin with the 3 financial statements, namely: Balance Sheet (or Statement of Financial Position) Income Statement (or Profit/Loss Statement) Cash Flow Statement All listed companies on SGX are mandated to report their financial performance periodically. Every quarter, companies must report their financial performance using a structured set of 3 financial statements. The financial statements adhere to international...

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Puzzling Business Modal of Listed Pawnbrokers

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 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. Out of complete curiosity, we decided to do a comparative analysis of pawn brokers listed on SGX. They roused our curiosity one day when we were out...

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Has the Time Come to Invest in the Local Telcos?

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. Since the announcement of the arrival of the 4th telco in Singapore, the share price performance...

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Analysis of Cromwell European REIT's Re-Launched 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. This is a follow up post relooking at the revised offer of Cromwell European REIT’s Re-Launched IPO....

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