Dividend Machines All-Access Workshop – 28 June 2015

Do you want to receive stable, passive income from your investments year after year like clockwork? Then discover the *8* steps to create your own 'Dividend Machines' and build multiple streams of passive income from dividend stocks and REITs. Build your own dividend machines now Are you looking for a formula that can consistently pick out the best companies to invest in and make you a LOT of … [Read more...]

Dividend Machines All-Access Workshop – 27 June 2015

Do you want to receive stable, passive income from your investments year after year like clockwork? Then discover the *8* steps to create your own 'Dividend Machines' and build multiple streams of passive income from dividend stocks and REITs. Build your own dividend machines now Are you looking for a formula that can consistently pick out the best companies to invest in and make you a LOT of … [Read more...]

Grexit: The Fallout if Greece Exits the Euro

Photo: Trine Juel Singapore is an open economy that exports 174% of its GDP and would be badly affected by “Grexit” – Greece exiting the euro zone and the global repercussions that follow. Overspending and poor tax collection left Greece with a massive $168 billion debt problem in 2004. In 2012, the Troika creditors took over and imposed harsh austerity measures. This resulted in the … [Read more...]

4 Things I Learned from Frasers Commercial Trust’s Proposed A$237 Million Acquisition

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Photo: flagstaffotos.com.au Frasers Commercial Trust (FCOT) has proposed to acquire a new commercial asset, 357 Collin Street, worth A$237.7 million in Melbourne, Australia. This new investment will enlarge FCOT’s portfolio by 14.2% to approximately S$2 billion. To avoid overstretching its financial gearing that currently stands at 37.2%, the manager decided to use a combination of equity and … [Read more...]

Interest Rates Projected to Rise 0.5% by December 2015

Singapore’s interest rates are linked to global interest rates and substantial savings can be made from reduced mortgage expenses especially when we are in the initial stage of rate cycle US economy is recovering steadily as seen from its strong labor market for the past 5 years. Greater income is encouraging Americans to buy their own homes boosting the housing market and consumption Pockets … [Read more...]

8 Reasons Why I Love Dutch Lady as an Investment

Image: Dutch Lady I previously shared an article on The Fifth Person titled “7 Reasons Why Nestlé is on My Dividend Watchlist”. If you are familiar with Malaysia’s stock exchange, you will know that Nestlé’s closest peers is Dutch Lady. These two companies have always been compared apples-to-apples by investors. I decided to dive in further and find out more about Dutch Lady. In my research, I … [Read more...]

Willing Hearts: Cooking 4,871 Meals in a Day for the Needy

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The Fifth Person was up dark and early one special morning on 20 June as we volunteered our time to Willing Hearts – a non-profit organization that  provides daily meals and other support services to the underprivileged, the needy, and other marginalized members of society. We reached Willing Hearts central kitchen at 5:00 am in the morning (still dark!) to start cooking meals that will be … [Read more...]

Smart Nation Opportunities and the 2 New Companies on My Watchlist

Singapore’s Smart Nation Program is progressing steadily and the two key ministers to look out for are Yaacob Ibrahim and Vivian Balakrishnan for new developments in the news Latest stage would involve logistics and health care as new frontiers are being pushed for the private sector. For the public sector, there are plans are for sensors and AG Boxes for city management. M1 and ST Engineering … [Read more...]

8 Quick Things I Learned from Capitaland Commercial Trust’s AGM 2015

Photo: Capitaland One gentleman in his early fifties who identified himself as Mr Wong bought CapitaCommercial Trust (CCT) in 2009 when CCT was in distress due to the 08/09financial crisis. He held on. Today, his dividend yield is easily in the double digits every single year. As we all know, investing in real estate investment trusts (REITs) boasts predictable and stable returns, and Mr … [Read more...]

Dividend Machines All-Access Workshop – 13 June 2015

Are you looking for a formula that can consistently pick out the best companies to invest in and make you a LOT of money in the stock market? If you are, then this might finally be the answer you've been looking for. Because this is the same exact formula we used to create 7-figure results in a single stock portfolio - and we did it in just two years. Find out what this formula is right here. Do … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why the Drop in Sibor was Temporary and Why It Will Continue to Rise

Photo: Ramir Borja Misplaced expectations of US 1Q2015 growth despite the harsh winter led to disappointment when actual results came out Fed Chairman Yellen came out to address this misconception as statistical noise and defended the robust recovery of the US economy USD surged in response and indicated the market’s acceptance of Yellen’s defence Hence it is likely that US interest … [Read more...]

4 Reasons How Vertical Integration Allows Wilmar to Dominate its Industries

Photo: Marufish In my previous article on Wilmar, I mentioned that very few companies in Asia have a vertically integrated business model like Wilmar. So what is vertical integration and how does it lend multiple advantages to a company like Wilmar? A vertically integrated model means that a supply chain of a company is owned by that company itself – the company owns the manufacturer, … [Read more...]

8 Quick Things I Learned from Wilmar’s AGM 2015

Kuok Khoon Hong, CEO of Wilmar, is expecting better results this year and he believes that Wilmar is going to pay big dividends one day. Why does he thinks so? “I have a lot of money in this company. If the investments [referring to ventures in Africa] were very risky, I wouldn’t go in at the first place.”   As Kuok answered minority shareholder’s concern on expansion into Africa, he continued, “I … [Read more...]

3 Great Companies I Found on Scuttlebutt While I Was in Thailand: BreadTalk

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This article is Part 3 of the three-part series — 3 Great Companies I Found on Scuttlebutt While I was in Thailand. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 here. An article by The Fifth Person previously mentioned that Thailand will be BreadTalk’s third key growth market of growth, after Singapore and China. It took nine years to open 19 BreadTalk bakeries and Toast Box outlets in Thailand. With its … [Read more...]

Nepal: One Month Later

The Fifth Person made a donation to the International Medical Corps when the first devastating earthquake hit Nepal a month ago. They recently emailed us and shared a video of how the International Medical Corps has been helping with the crisis there. International Medical Corps has been on the ground from day one, delivering lifesaving care to survivors in some of the country’s most remote … [Read more...]

Ray Dalio: Investment Legend

After the media obsession with Warren Buffett, it is time to turn our attention to noted billionaire investor Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates. Ray predicted the 2007 Credit Crunch and has earned the respect of both the public and private sector. His “beautiful deleveraging” theory helped in the subsequent economic recovery. Ray advanced his advice of humility when making financial … [Read more...]

3 Great Companies I Found on Scuttlebutt While I Was in Thailand: Major Cineplex

Photo: Hua Hin Paradise City This article is Part 2 of the three-part series — 3 Great Companies I Found on Scuttlebutt While I was in Thailand. You can read Part 1 here. What’s a vacation in Bangkok like if you don’t visit the city’s busiest shopping district and its famous crown jewel, Siam Paragon mall? I was there various times to (window) shop, dine, and watch a movie. While there are a … [Read more...]

Dividend Machines All-Access Workshop – 23 May 2015

Are you looking for a formula that can consistently pick out the best companies to invest in and make you a LOT of money in the stock market? If you are, then this might finally be the answer you've been looking for. Because this is the same exact formula we used to create 7-figure results in a single stock portfolio - and we did it in just two years. Find out what this formula is right … [Read more...]

REITs Symposium 2015 – 23 May 2015

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The Fifth Person was at REITs Symposium 2015 where Rusmin Ang shared the stage with the leading REITs in Singapore to address a 1,500-strong crowd on how to analyze and identify the best REITs to invest in to maximize your returns and dividend income. Many of the top REITs and REIT managers graced the mega-event including: CapitalMall CapitalCommercial SPH REIT Keppel REIT Suntec REIT Mapletree … [Read more...]