Author: Invest Openly

Breaking News – CapitaLand Rises Offer Price for CapitaMall Asia

Hot from oven! CapitaLand (U71) has just raised its offer to take over the remaining shares of CapitaMalls Asia (JS8) to $2.35 from $2.22. CapitaLand, Southeast Asia’s largest property developer, said it will not further revise the offer price, and has extended the closing date of the offer from May 26 to June 9. The offer has become unconditional, CapitaLand said. CapitaLand owns 65.3% of CapitaMalls Asia, and had received valid acceptances to shares amounting to about 2.6% of the total issued share capital of the shopping mall developer, CapitaMalls. If you are an existing CapitaMalls Asia’s shareholders, I am sure...

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What Do Retail Investor and Author Has In Common?

Being a small retail investor and hobbyist blogger (not yet an author) myself, it’s kind of dawn on me that there are one striking commonality between retail investor and author. Want to make a wild guess yourself? ;-) Minimally, I can relate these two roles on two aspects : 1. Both Author and Retail Investor are on our own: For author : they create the plot/storyline by themselves (with the helps of some personal experience or other people’s works) For retail investor : they create their portfolio by themselves (with the helps of some “insider” news or other people’s analysis) 2. Both Author and Retail...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 16th May 2014

As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for today : 1. Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is the lead investor in the latest equity raising of US$86 million ($108 million) by Virgin Mobile Latin America to fund expansion in Mexico and Brazil. For more details, click here (source : The Edge) 2. Wilmar...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 15th May 2014

As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for today : 1. Dyna-Mac Holdings (NO4) – Secured new fabrication orders, worth $50 million, with works expected to commence in 2Q14. The orders, obtained from two repeat clients, involve eight units of topside modules and three units of structural blocks. (source : Shares Investment) 2. Hwa...

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Rekindled with FRIENDS… And The Reason Why I Didn’t Invest At Younger Age

Mid last month, when I was in Melbourne with wife for holiday, have a chance to rekindle with the once popular US sitcom, Friends (originally aired from 1994 to 2004). It was a repeat telecast and I am sure I’ve watched it more than once but the hilarious and slapstick jokes still never fail to tickle my funny bones. If you are “old” enough, I am sure you what I am talking about ;-) It brought back many memories for the old-time and set me thinking (or rather recall) what have I done during my young adult years and didn’t I think of shares investment then? You see, I considered myself a “kampong...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 14th May 2014

As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for today : 1. SATS (S58) – Singapore airport services and catering firm SATS said on Monday it had abandoned plans to acquire a cruise and ferry terminal operator from a unit of Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings for $110 million. For more details, click here....

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To me, Investing is a venture of HOPE!

After gotten my hand dirty in plunging into the game of shares investment for more than a month now, my view of this mini investment venture of mine is contrary to many others. Instead of viewing it as a game of calculated risks or probability, I view it as a Venture of HOPE! Why did I said so? From the first minute we step into the “game”, we HOPE that : 1. Our Analysis (Fundamental or Technical) is correct 2. We finally found the under-valued gems (before everyone else) 3. The Mr Market move in accordance to our ‘calculated’ prediction 4. The price that we bought...

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My Investing Thought On Vesak Day 2014

Today is Vesak Day and also a Public Holiday in many of the Asia Countries which are celebrating the Buddhism. HAPPY VESAK DAYS TO ALL AND HAVE A GREAT REST DAY! Since today there is nothing much to share about the market news, I intend to go back to basic and do some soul-searching stuff on what I really want to achieve in my little Shares investment venture and this blog. I started this blog on 18th March 2014 and purchased by first stock on 31st March 2014 (Straco Corporation [S85.SI]). It has been more than one month now and...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 12th May 2014

Tomorrow (13th May 2014) is Vesak Day and wish all have a great Holiday ahead of you! As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for today : 1. Frasers Centrepoint Ltd (TQ5) – Bought the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth hotel in Australia for A$202.7 million ($237.2 million). The purchase will be funded by borrowings and...

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Which Penny Stocks Are This Week’s "Bad Neighbours"?

As I am a movie buff, I do follow the US weekly box office quite closely, last week, the considerably low budget comedy new movie “Bad Neighbours” (in US, it is titled “Neighbours”, maybe the bad action by the neighbours is not bad enough there!) outwit “The Amazing Spiderman 2” (on its second week of release). Also, the win is not marginal, Neighbours took in USD51.1 millions vs The Amazing Spiderman 2‘s USD37.2 millions. So its kind of like David vs Goliath! I am sure you know which is which. If we were to apply it in the shares...

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Which Element(s) In Investing Is Deemed GODZILLA To You?

Ok granted, I believed many of you folks would be wondering what am I talking about!? Godzilla? Investing? What’s the connection? First, let me explain my rationale and a few things about myself : 1. I am a movie buff and like to link movie theme with my other new found venture aka investing 2. Godzilla is the upcoming blockbuster that worth talking about. If you are still clueless about the movie, check it out here : http://ultimate3dmovies.blogspot.sg/2014/05/godzilla-new-international-trailer-may.html From the trailer(s) that I’ve seen so far, I deduced that the seemingly “bad” beast i.e. Godzilla might be a “friend” of man kind i.e. it helps...

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Market News In 2 Minutes @ 9th May 2014

As stock investors (even though a small one), it is important to keep abreast with the latest financial and market news. Since I am in it, I thought it might be worthwhile to share it out with my readers too. Hence, I started this “Market News In 2 Minutes” series. Following are the “Market News In 2 Minutes” for today : 1. Intraco (I06) – Announced that it will acquire 70% of KA Group for $16.6 million. KA Group is a fire protection solutions provider. (source : The Edge) 2. ASJ Holdings (538) – Received a voluntary conditional cash offer at $0.065 per share for...

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