Book – The Singapore Blue Chips : 3 Key Reasons Why I Snap It From Library

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Today, while casually browsing at the National Library during lunch time, I chanced upon a local book, The Singapore Blue Chips - The Rewards & Risks Of Investing In Singapore's Largest Corporates [2017] (authored by Nandini Vijayaraghavan and Umesh Desai). After flipping through a few pages, I immediately decided to loan it for further reading. Reason? #1 - This is the first financial … [Read more...]

Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT) – The Reasons Behind Its 7% Jump Yesterday?

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If you are vested with the Asian Pay Television Trust (APTT), I am sure its performance yesterday (which is a whopping 7.14% jump to $0.525) put a smile on your face. Some of you might already took profit out of this "rare" jump. The question is what trigger the jump? Reading through numerous sites, my personal interpretation/guesstimate are : Appointment of new CEO, Brian Mckinley and … [Read more...]

Singtel – Accumulating as part of my mutated DCA

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As per my previous post in Nov 2016 (click here to see), I've chosen Singtel (Z74) as he stock to go on "DCA" (the reason why I bracket it is because my original intention is not to strictly invest every month but rather retain the flexibility to enter as and when I viewed that the price is right). Well, you may argue that I should not even call it DCA (Dollar Cost Averaging), you are probably … [Read more...]

My Thought On Tony Robbins’ Latest Book Unshakeable – Your Financial Freedom Playbook

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I've been following the famous motivational guru, Tony Robbins' books since his Awaken The Giant Within (1991). So, I can consider myself a fan of his book. In the recent years, his books are mainly focusing on the personal finance, from the 2014's Money - Master The Game to this year's Unshakeable - Your Financial Freedom Playbook. Effectively, Unshakeable is a follow-up to his much voluminous … [Read more...]

Free Webiner – Fintech Oppotunities For VCs and Startups in Southeast Asia

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Nowadays, FinTech is everywhere, in fact, as a branch out of it, InsurTech is everywhere now too (at least I am hearing it every now and then in my office). So, what is actually FinTech? How does it disrupt the Finance Industry, especially in Singapore? To be frank, I am not too sure myself. I've gotten an email invite recently for a free FinTech webiner, for those who are keen to … [Read more...]

Two Figures Related Free Apps To Download This Week

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Mobile Apps are fast becoming integral part of our daily routines/lives. Besides the social media apps like Facebook, Instagram etc, that keep our fingers busy (from swiping), there are plenty of financial/news or gaming apps around that take up a fair bit of our time (no wonder nowadays most of us are suffering from sleep deficiency, because there are simply too many info to … [Read more...]

Interview With Jes Of SimplyJesMe Blog

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It has been a while since my last "Interview With The Fellow Investors" series, 4 months plus to be exact. Of course, I want to make this as evergreen blog series, as long as there is willing interviewees, I will ensure its continuity. Our next interviewer is the second lady blogger in this series, she is Jes from SimplyJesMe blog (I like the name). Even though I've not met her personally but I … [Read more...]

Super Group – Time To Accept The Offer!

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Ever since the news broke out in Nov 2016 that Super Group (S10) might be acquired by Dutch tea and coffee company Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), the share price has hiked 34% to $1.30, as at yesterday (17/03/2017), which is also the offer price. For more details of the earlier news, check out the Straits Times article here. Five months later, finally received the official cash offer documentation … [Read more...]

Singapore’s Hospitality Trusts Comparison – Which One Came Out Top?

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Personally, I have a number of REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) and quite inclined to this investment instrument. One of the main reason of course is for the Dividend Yield. Am currently vested in Accordia Golf Trust, Soilbuild Business Trust, Lippo Malls Trust and Cache Logistic Trust, mostly minion size though. On second look, I noticed one thing! I haven't been vested in any Hospitality … [Read more...]

Kimly IPO – The Complete Resources

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By now, I am pretty sure that most of the retail investors know that the upcoming IPO in Singapore is non-other than the home-grown traditional coffee shop, Kimly Limited (金味). Everyone are excited about it! Or is it? Anyway, following are some of the gist of Kimly's IPO: Company                 : Kimly Limited IPO Price                 : $0.25 per share Size of IPO Shares  : 3.8 … [Read more...]

Logan – 3 Things We Can Learnt From It (About Life and Investing)

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After the big hoo-hah on the upcoming 30% water price hike (from Budget 2017), the latest viral news that keep popping-up in my social media profiles is non-other than the just-released blockbuster movie, Logan. Logan, supposedly the last installment of the standalone Wolverine movie to be helmed by Hugh Jackman, as the titular role). To me, it is also the BEST wolverine movie thus far and … [Read more...]

Bid Farewell To UMS Temporarily

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This is will be a rather short post. Finally, made my first transaction in 2017 yesterday. I have decided to release all my UMS shares at 70 cents yesterday. In fact, UMS is one of my best performing stock so far (about 27% capital yield, excluding dividend). The reason for my selling? Because it has met my threshold and its P/BV (Price over Book Value) is at a higher side now (at … [Read more...]

Brief Take Away Of My Recent Eastern Europe Trip

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I am back and HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR to everyone! Time flies, just back from my 10 days trip to Eastern Europe, covering 5 countries (Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria) and brief stop over at Slovakia for lunch. So, theoretically should be covering 6 countries. :-) It is winter at Europe and our first time experiencing the brain-freezing, limbs numbing sub-zero temperature … [Read more...]

Money Is A Story….

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Seth Godin I am currently in the midst of reading a gigantic book called "Tools Of Titans" (from Tim Ferriss, the famous author that brought us 4-hour workweek in 2007).  Effectively, it is a compilation of key takeaways from his previous interviews/podcasts with the hundreds of successful heavyweights over the world, including Tony Robbins, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Seth Godin, Jamie Foxx, … [Read more...]

Infographic – All You Need To Know About HDB Loan And Bank Loan (Guest Post)

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Buying a HDB flat for the first time can be an intimidating experience. It’s probably the first big ticket purchase in your life that will take the next couple of decades to pay off, so you’d definitely want to rake in as much savings as you can. Perhaps you have not really thought about what kind of loan to take up. If you don’t already know, you have a choice between taking up a HDB or bank … [Read more...]

What This GHOST Tought Me About Investing?

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No, I am not talking about the famous 1990 Ghost movie by Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore! No, I am also not talking about any ghosts in the Ghostbusters movies. In fact, I am not even talking about any ghost from any of the Hong Kong movies/series. What I am referring to is an old Korean TV drama series called Ghost (or Phantom). It was released in 2012 (5 years ago) and is not an … [Read more...]

January Is A Busy Month For Me!

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For the past few years, January seems to be my travelling month and there is no difference for this year. Will be heading to Eastern Europe during Chinese New Year period. So, yes, I will be away from the blogsphere during this period :-) So, spending quite a fair bit of time sourcing for the right tour package since mid-December 2016 (finally decided to go with Chan Brothers), sourcing/buying … [Read more...]

My "Rojak" Sharing #1 in 2017

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Time fly, we are already at the second day of 2017, in less than one month's time, we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year (CNY), the Year Of Rooster. I will be travelling oversea during this year's CNY and looking forward to the upcoming group tour (it has been a while since our last group tour to US many years back). As I always said, life is not always about money or investment alone, … [Read more...]

Your Options For Funeral Insurance (Guest Post)

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Most people do not want to start on the topic of reviewing their options for Funeral Insurance. The good news is that it is not as daunting as so many make it seem. In fact, many people enjoy comparison shopping when it comes to insurance policies. Funeral insurance costs are designed to cover all the expenses of your funeral. The thing about some plans is that when you subscribe to these, you … [Read more...]

How Is My Minion Portfolio Doing In 2016?

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Time flies, we are one-and-a-half week away to bid farewell to 2016, most people are starting to recap/review their hits and misses in 2016 and making resolution for 2017 and beyond. So, I would like to take this opportunity to recap my portfolio's performance in 2016. Even though there are still a couple more days to go but since my transaction volume is usually low and bearing in mind of … [Read more...]