Author: SG Wealth Builder

Temasek Holdings laughing all the way to the bank despite Tencent share price meltdown

Email notification The bloodbath of Tencent share price must have rattled numerous investors. Since early 2018, Tencent share price free fell after the Chinese authorities’ criticism on the addictive effect of mobile games on children. Following that, Tencent started to implement self-imposed limitations on games for minors. In August 2018, it didn’t help that the group announced its first quarter profit drop in 13 years. The slew of bad news created the perfect storm for Tencent share price. So did the meltdown of Tencent share price injure Temasek Holdings? From a high of HK471 to a low of HK260,...

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Does inheritance property attract ABSD?

Many people view inheritance property as a windfall. In my point of view, this may not necessary be true. When crafting a will, you have to put in thoughts and make the effort to consider important areas like applicable taxes ABSD (Additional Buyer Stamp Duty) and SSD (Seller Stamp Duty). Otherwise, you may end up causing more harm than good to your beneficiaries. Recently, a member wrote in to enquire about the applicable taxes on inheritance property. I thought they were very good questions because he had raised concerns on areas that I have never considered before. So, I...

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Alibaba share price in wonderland with Temasek Holdings

Email notification With the onslaught of the unfolding trade war between United States and China, the past six months had been a dark chapter for Alibaba share price. From USD208 in June 2018 to a low of USD132 in December 2018, Alibaba share price had experienced a terrifying loss of form. When will Alibaba share price rise from the ashes or has the bubble really burst for this iconic e-commerce giant? To put things into perspective, Alibaba share price had increased substantially since the company got listed in 2014. Within a short span of time, Alibaba surged from IPO...

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UOB share price flying again

Email notification UOB Chairman Emeritus Wee Cho Yaw is certainly larger than life. At the age of 16, I had a brief encounter with him when I received a school award from the banking legend (Mr Wee is an old boy of Chung Cheng High School (Main)). Back then, he was already very well-known, and I was totally overwhelmed by his aura. Indeed, Wee Cho Yaw is synonymous with UOB, the third largest Singapore bank. For the longest time, UOB share price has been running neck-and-neck with DBS share price. Like DBS and OCBC, UOB share price had a...

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OCBC share price at threshold of an era

Email notification Being the oldest bank in Singapore, OCBC was born out of the Great Depression through the consolidation of three banks in 1932 – the Chinese Commercial Bank Limited, the Ho Hong Bank Limited and the Oversea-Chinese Bank Limited. Through the decades, OCBC had weathered numerous storms and went on to become one of the largest banks in Southeast Asia. In May 2018, OCBC share price even hit a sensational high of $14. The powerful surge of OCBC share price created much wealth for wealth builders. Will OCBC share price recapture its magical form again? A lot will...

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DBS share price poised for explosive come-back?

Email notification For many Singaporean investors, the New Year resolution must be to avoid losses in the stock market at all costs. Indeed, 2018 had been a terrifying year as numerous blue chips got thumped. DBS share price is no exception. Being one of the leading lights of Straits Times Index (STI), DBS endured a challenging year which saw new property cooling measures and global trade tensions roiling DBS share price. On a brighter note, 2018 had been a milestone year for DBS as the bank celebrated its 50th anniversary. To put the icing on the cake, DBS had...

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Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway chased the wrong dragon?

Email notification From hero to zero. Investment guru Warren Buffett recently saw his wealth eroded by billions of dollars after Apple share price plunged in value. Widely regarded as the Godfather of Investments, Warren Buffett is revered by numerous global investors for his god-like investment acumen. Being a value investor, Warren Buffett showed the way how to make money from stock market through value investing. In short, he is not afraid of going against the herd when it comes to investing. However, Warren Buffett’s shock purchase of Apple shares, through Berkshire Hathaway, is considered bizarre because it ran against...

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Apple share price to strike back?

Email notification Being one of the tech heavy-weights of Nasdaq, Apple share price had taken a severe beating in recent months after a magnificent run that saw Apple becoming the first USD 1 trillion company in United States. Shortly after that impressive feat, Apple share price lost steam unexpectedly as the stock plunged from a high of USD 230 in October 2018 to USD 145 recently. Would Apple share price strike back in style or continue to spiral out of control? 2018 turned out to be a revelation for Apple share price as it hit the skid shortly after...

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SingPost share price crashed to 10-year low

Can SingPost share be your ticket to financial freedom or is it a value trap in the making? Perennially seen as a dividend counter, SingPost stock should have many supporters. But reality started to sink in for investors as SingPost share price plunged to a 10-year low recently. On 28 December 2018, SingPost share price was trading at the level of $0.90, a complete disaster as the counter saw a massive correction of almost 30% since the start of the year. Indeed, the devastating spell of run for SingPost share price must be giving investors plenty of sleepless nights....

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SPH share price plunged to record low

On 26 December 2018, SPH share price plunged to a record low of $2.33, a terrifying level not seen even during the dark days of The Great Financial Crisis in 2009. Given the devastating spell of run, investors must be sweating whether to run for their lives or buy on the dip. And then there may be investors who are tempted to enter this counter on the premise that this could be a value stock in the making. For this group of investors, they must realize that fundamentally, SPH don’t make money from selling newspapers. Traditionally, the media giant...

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SingTel share price and that “uh-oh” feeling

Apparently, the fierce winter has lasted longer than expected as SingTel share price hit the skids. On 17 December 2018, SingTel share price plunged to an outrageous 7-year low. The last time that SingTel shares were trading at such price level was in 2011. In my previous article on this counter, I predicted SingTel share price to nose-dive to $2.60. While this nightmare scenario has not materialized (yet), the current SingTel share price bring little cheers for investors. It has been an awful year for investors as SingTel share price suffered an explosive 19% correction since the start of...

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Dark side of Alibaba Group

When Alibaba Group got listed in NYSE in 2014, the IPO was considered an earth-shattering event among investment community. At that point, the market valued the e-commerce conglomerate at a staggering USD231 billion. While many investors salivated at the massive prospect of Alibaba Group, it is important to pay attention to the downside risks as well. With a name based on legendary folklore, Alibaba Group’s rise to global prominence is nothing short of fairy-tale. Widely touted as the China’s answer to Amazon, can Jack Ma’s team fulfil their destiny? A whole new world Indeed, Alibaba Group share price didn’t...

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Can City Developments Limited CDL share price shake the blues?

Investors of City Developments Limited (CDL) can be forgiven for punching the wall. From a high of $13.50 in March 2018, CDL share price collapsed to the current dismal level of $8.23. Out of nowhere, CDL share price suffered a devastating train wreck, causing many investors to lose their pants. What has gone wrong with this leading light of SGX? As one of the biggest real estate developers in Singapore, CDL share price has withstood the test of time and has weathered numerous property cycles through the decades. This time, I am absolutely convinced it will be no different....

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Perfect storm for Facebook share price

It is a battle that Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg can ill-afford to lose. In July 2018, Facebook share price suffered a brutal decline, falling from USD218 to USD172. The devastating plunge of Facebook share price wiped out at least USD140 billion market capitalization from Facebook’s valuation. The frightening meltdown was largely attributed to its poor Q2 earnings and also a series of bad news. Since then, Facebook share price never looked back, continuing to roll down the slope. For a social media giant like Facebook, its stock performance will always be measured by revenue growth. Indeed, for Q2’18,...

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Rampant Sheng Siong share price on magical form

Crisis? What crisis? In a year which in which numerous SGX blue chips retreated to multi-year lows, Sheng Siong share price defied gravity and went on a rampant bullish form. The surprise form of Sheng Siong share price confounded many critics, including myself. How did the management achieve such feat against the backdrop of market correction? Since IPO price of $0.33 in 2011, Sheng Siong share price had been surging in recent years and even smashed a record high of $1.18 in August 2018. The selling point for Sheng Siong is that it does not have any debts and...

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