Author: SmallCapAsia

All You Need to Know About APAC (ERA) Realty IPO in 10 Minutes

APAC (ERA) Realty, one of Singapore’s largest real estate agencies, is soon to be listed on the SGX mainboard after delisting in November 2012. Here is a quick glance into the details of the IPO: 48.9 million shares will be issued, comprising of 4,411,000 Public Offer Shares and 44,503,200 Placement Shares Public offer open on 21 Sept, 9pm and close on 26 Sept, 12pm Offer price will be 66 Singapore cents 39.3 million shares snapped up by cornerstone investors such as FIL Investment Management (Hong Kong), Qilin Asset Management, Asdew Acquisitions and Azure Capital. Attached is the IPO prospectus...

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Working Adults: Should I Pick Dividend Or Growth Investing?

We invest our income with the ultimate objective of trying to maximize our total returns. There are two prominent methods of investing your income, to increase your total returns. In this article, we examine both sides of this returns story and find out which is most suitable for you based on a few factors. The Returns Formula Total Returns = Capital Appreciation (Growth) + Dividend Yield Capital Appreciation (Growth): Earnings and price of stock increase above market average Dividend Yield: Quarterly or Yearly cash payouts for your investment in the company based on performance Dividend Investing A strategy that involves building a...

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What Should We Do When Our Stocks Lose Money?

1 Common Investing Question Many retail investors often face this issue/question: “I have bought these stocks at a high price and now trading at much lower prices. Should I keep them or sell them and reinvest in other stocks?” I’m sure most of us have encountered this question at some point in our investing journey. Before going into the hard facts of what steps should be taken, let’s experience the emotions one would feel when faced with this kind of situation… Faced with a Dilemma Let’s review the InvestingNote’s comment by a member below: For this user – Lolitan,...

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Is it Safe to Invest in Cryptocurrencies?

Ever since the China’s clampdown on ICOs and shutting of various China’s crpyto-exchanges, many people have voiced concerns on whether the crpyto-bubble is going to burst soon. This article also chipped in on the gloomy situation: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bitcoin-ether-and-other-cryptocurrencies-may-be-seeing-the-beginning-of-the-end-2017-09-06?fref=gc&dti=1758792264412132 So the question here is: Is it Safe to Invest in Cryptocurrencies? Actually i shared my answer on the Seedly’s Facebook Group but i will do a longer post here. So… a little background on myself, I invested in stocks for 10 years and started riding on this crypto-trend this year. So i know a bit about both.. Concern: No Fundamentals, dividends...

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How to set up 2FA (two factor authentication) in Bittrex

Why setting up 2FA is important? With Bitcoin’s expotential rise along with other altcoins, it has become a target for many hackers & scammers around the world. One popular case is the WannaCry incident where the hackers launch a massive cyberattack across >100 countries, infecting computers with malware that demanded ransom payments in Bitcoin. Another recent case is the Engima Coin incident where the unscrupulous hackers compromised the servers (email, website, Slack) of the online currency platform Enigma. They then sent a fraud message to would-be investors that Pre-sale has started and successfully duped investors out of almost US$500,000. As...

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MyTwoCents – Exclusive Interview with Xeo Lye

MyTwoCents – Exclusive Interview with Xeo Lye Hello everyone, I am James here, founder of SmallCapAsia.com. Today I have the honour of inviting Xeo over for a short interview. If you look at his profile under his blog – http://www.xeolye.com, you would find that Xeo is like a Master of all trades. Xeo Lye is the co-founder of Capital Gains, the company behind 2 popular economic card and board game called Wongamania & Wongamania: Banana Economy. Xeo is also a veteran in the wealth management industry with >12 years of experience. He specializes in investment advisory and global macro strategy...

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Should You Invest in Cryptocurrencies?

Before we even get started on the post, look at this useful video by Fortune.com first. Two Sides of the Coin There are always 2 sides to a coin – those who are For cryptocurrencies and those who are against them; same to Stocks or Gold or Forex. On 1 front, people who have made massive gains are probably all in favour of the adoption of crypto-currencies. Several benefits include Low costs due to decentralized peer-to-peer transfer, New market & technology which signifies a lot more room for growth. Increased usage throughout the world (Starbucks and Mcdonalds are the...

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5 Growth Stocks Trading under $1 RM

The Malaysian stock market offers many investment opportunities some of which are attractively priced and poised for superior growth. Unfortunately, many of these stocks tend to fly below the radar with the lack of research. Here, we give you bite-sized info on 5 growth stocks which prices are currently under $1 RM (Ringgit). Superlon Holdings Berhad (KLSE: 7235) Superlon Holdings Berhad operates in 3 business segments: Manufacturing of insulation materials for the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry; Engaged in trading of HVAC&R parts and equipments, Steep pipes: Manufacture, import and export of various kinds of steel pipes...

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How to Open a CoinHako Account Step-by-Step

Bit by the crypto-currency flu, i decided to hop on board despite really late to the party (just look at Bitcoin price chart below!) Everyone says ‘Bubble’ — Bubbbbbble. LOL. That said, I see that more and more people are getting on the bandwagon and there isn’t really much useful guides out there. Thus, i decided to dedicate a column on my website just for crypto-investing. For today, we will check out how to open a CoinHako account step by step. CoinHako account: Open & Funding Click on “Create a Wallet” and input your details. Confirm your email and...

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10 Things Successful People Don’t Waste Money On

“If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting” said Benjamin Franklin. Being successful is not about having too much money to splurge – it is about knowing how to manage your money well. You might measure success by the number of fancy cars and branded clothes people have, but truly successful people know what not to waste money on as well as they know what really to spend on. Of course, we aren’t implying that every single successful and rich person lives on this diktat, but if you did follow it, we guarantee that you’d...

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Company Announcements: Which ones are Good or Bad?

Company Announcements: Good or Bad? One will never truly master the art of stock investing until he invested in his first stock. After having done so, frequent monitoring of the company’s news and announcements will be a good habit since they tend to have an impact the price of the stock. Below are some of the more common company’s activity that you might have come across while reading up on news of a certain company and their impact on the stock price. Firing Of CEO Or Company Executive The move to let go of someone with a huge responsibility...

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How to Open a CoinHako Account [Part 1]

Bit by the crypto-currency flu, i decided to hop on board despite really late to the party (just look at Bitcoin price chart below!) Everyone says ‘Bubble’ — Bubbbbbble. LOL. That said, I see that more and more people are getting on the bandwagon and there isn’t really much useful guides out there. Thus, i decided to dedicate a column on my website just for crypto-investing. For today, we will check out how to open a CoinHako account step by step. CoinHako account: Open & Funding Click on “Create a Wallet” and input your details. Confirm your email and...

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3 Stocks to Benefit from the Growing Solar Industry

The Malaysian government and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) have revealed its long-term goal to generate 24% of the country’s electricity from renewable sources by 2050. They are targeting a solar energy production capacity of 1000 MW by 2020 then to over 17 GW by 2050 from 338 MW currently. The recent launch of the NetMetering program will enable homeowners as well as industrial and commercial sites to sell surplus solar energy to utilities. If successful, the move will drive demand for solar panels, giving renewable energy companies a beachhead into a new market. 1. Cypark Resources Berhad...

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Warren Buffett: The Difference between Investing, Speculating and Gambling

It is hard to tell apart investing, speculating and gambling completely. To many investors, the three can overlap with one another. Even Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, finds it tricky to define those terms. “It’s like pornography,” he quipped, referring to how a word can be interpreted differently by different people. But here is how Buffett looks at it: Investing According to Buffett, an investment operation is “one where you look to the asset itself to determine your decision to lay out some money now, to get some more money back later on”. This can apply to apartments,...

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Why Investing is like Buying Clothes?

Many ladies often think about how to start investing but in actual fact, putting together an investment portfolio is pretty similar to dressing up your wardrobe. When you are looking to buy investments, financial advisers will always recommend asset allocation into different instruments based on your risk profile and age etc. Customized Wardrobe (Portfolio) When we buy clothes, people focus on buying clothes and accessories that match our lifestyle, age group and activities they engage in. An investment portfolio is not much different. We rely on lifestyle (risk appetite), age group (our time horizon) and activities they engage in (financial goals). The rationale or idea behind this concept is that...

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