Author: My Weekend Investment

Make money online by selling stuff on Amazon from Singapore?

Can one really make money online by selling stuff on Amazon? That was the question I set up out to explore when I heard there is a training to teach how you can make money online by buying products from sellers and selling them at a higher price on Amazon. The course claims that you can do this without holding inventory, no need to worry about packing, no shipping required and best of all NO spending on advertisement! Can this be true? Can one really make money online without all the hassles mentioned about above? Is there a catch? That...

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My Saizen Reit windfall!

Music to my ears One of my favorite REIT (Siazen Reit) has announced on 30th Oct 2015, that  they have accepted the offer for Triangle TMK to buy over their entire Reit’s portfolio at S$517.3 million. You can read the official announcement here. This offer price translate to a 3.4% premium to the appraised value of the properties. Which is not not very high, but reasonable. But the best part of the story is that since their trading price has always been below NAV, the estimated net offer price of S$1.17 per unit, translate to a whopping 36.9% premium...

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Bottled Wealth Holdings and Australian Wine Index in trouble…again!

You have been warned Many of you have commented on the my earlier article about Wine Investment with Bottled Wealth Holdings and Australian Wine Index. I have tried to warn many about the shady history of these 2 companies and urge many to think 2-3 times before putting any money into it. I have also provide link to other 3rd party site that talks about investors not able to get their money back. In the limelight Well, Bottled Wealth Holding and Australian Wine Index is in the limelight again. This time, they were reported in local news paper when at...

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7 REITs are in my watch-list and am aiming to buy one of them

Happy New Year to all my readers! It has been a very fruitful year for me. My reader base is growing nicely (thanks for all of your support!) and is excited about the up coming Personal Investment Seminar in January. In my New Year’s resolution, I will put “More regular update to blog” as one of my action item for 2015. Hope to continue to get your support. 7 Singapore REITs that made it to my watch list For the readers that have read my earlier posts, they will know that I like to use % dividend Yield over...

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First ever Personal Investment Seminar by fellow bloggers

Breaking news! I am so excited to be involved in the first ever Personal Financial Investment Seminar organised by local financial blogging community! I always felt that local financial bloggers are not given enough credit for the amount of knowledge and information that they contributed to the wider community to improve the financial literacy in Singapore. Majority of them hold a full time day job and blogs during the night or weekends. Their sharing are all very selfless and sincere. You can say that it is a “thankless” job because many of them do not get paid. So you might ask...

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Why investing is like a soccer game

“Goooooooooooooooal!” I am just  practicing shouting this when my favorite team (Brazil) wins the World Cup! I think it will be tough for them this year (2014) but I got to keep faith. They just got through to the semi-finals but their key striker (Neymar) is suffering a broken vertebra in his side’s win against Colombia. That is certainly a big blow to the team. OK, back to the topic of investment. so how come investment is like a soccer game? let me count the ways: 1) You need strikers You need strikers to score a goal like you need investment...

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Jaz Lai email marketing a scam?

“You can easily start an online business and earn $100k/year in only 3 short days!”-Jaz Lai With that kind of email title from Jaz Lai, how not to be tempted to sign up?! So I went to the preview and see for myself if his program can really do what they say. And also compare it to courses offered by other internet guru like Fabian Lim and Pam Sieow. In a nutshell, the program that they are selling is teaching you how to collect as many emails as possible and then use different email marketing (means writing sales copy)...

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Singapore REIT index is lowest in one and half years. Time to get in yet?

S-REIT index is at 1.5 years low No surprises as any tampering effort will increase interest rate thus make the cost of borrowing higher for all S-REIT players. And ever since Mr Fed have been hinting about the QE tampering, S-REIT counters have been suffering. Check the chart out below and you can see very clearly that the index now is way below all the moving averages (50,100, 200).  Plus you can see the lows getting lower. The last time it got this low was Aug 12! What doe this means? It means from a technical point of view...

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Unique s-REIT: the many untold stories about Saizen REIT

I think one of the largest shareholder of Saizen Reit (Argyle Street Management) is wrong in their opinion.  They lobbied for the management in the recently completed AGM, to disperse Saizen Reit’s huge cash reserves as dividend to “enhance” share holder’s value. The full write up on Strait Times can be found below. I don’t think that is the right call. Why I think it is not a good idea? You have a dig a little deeper to understand their business model : Saizen unique loan structure Unlike other Singapore based Reits, Saizen Reits actually pays down the principles...

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Neat way to filter good Singapore REITs

REIT Price/NAV vs Dividend Yield If you like me is a visual person, will like the below graphical representation of all the Singapore REITs in a single chart. Framed by Price/NAV on the X-axis and Dividend Yield on the Y-axis.   In my earlier article, I talked about why I use the 2 criteria as my first pass filter. Price/NAV gives me a gauge of how much I am paying for the asset that the REIT owns. If the value is less than 1, it means I am buying the counter with a discount. For Dividend Yield, the higher the...

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Review of Fabian Lim’s Internet Marketing preview seminar organised by ClickEvents

It was 7:00pm. And as I was digging into the my favorite salted fried rice for dinner, I can’t help feeling a little excited about the up coming free seminar by Fabian Lim talking about Internet marketing. I am looking forward to his extensive sharing as stated in his promotion page. He is after all one of the more famous and flamboyant  internet marketing guru here in Singapore. For those who followed my blog, you will know that I posted a review of a similar Internal Marketing seminar by Pam Siow about one year ago. That post attracted many...

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Time to invest in S-REIT now? Which counter stands out?

Time to invest in REITs? Two months ago we saw one of the fastest drop of our STI index the last few year. It came down about 10% in just short one month time frame. Practically wiping out all the gains we had from the beginning of the year. Since then the index have recovered slightly. Now it is backed  up to about 3200 level from the low of 3070 level. Hitting slightly above the 200MA line but still below the 50 and 100MA. That to me, is a good sign of some recovery. No doubt there will be...

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What should I do with my counter with 70% paper lost?!

No body likes to be holding on to losing stocks. Those are hard earn money, but unfortunately it is part and parcel of stock investment. Even the best investor will get surprised once in a while. The more important question is what are you going to do about it. Will you shun the stock market because you have suffered or are you going to take it as an opportunity to learn and do better next time? Your answer to that question will lead you to very different actions on your losing stocks. if you feel that stock investment is...

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