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How Corporate Actions Affect Stock Prices More Than Anything Else

But first, what exactly is a corporate action? And why does it matter? According to Investopedia, A corporate action is any activity that brings material change to an organization and impacts its stakeholders, including shareholders, both common and preferred, as well as bondholders. Photo: Hyflux AGM Corporate actions includes: Stock Split and reverse split (consolidation) Spin-Offs Dividend Payouts Mergers and Acquisitions Bonus Issue Rights Issue Share buybacks IPO Corporate actions are important source of indicators for the retail investors to monitor the company’s direction and effectively, the share price. There are some rules that investors and traders have to take note...

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How Corporate Actions Affect Stock Prices More Than Anything Else

But first, what exactly is a corporate action? And why does it matter? According to Investopedia, A corporate action is any activity that brings material change to an organization and impacts its stakeholders, including shareholders, both common and preferred, as well as bondholders. Corporate actions includes: Stock Split and reverse split (consolidation) Spin-Offs Dividend Payouts Mergers and Acquisitions Bonus Issue Rights Issue Share buybacks IPO Corporate actions are important source of indicators for the retail investors to monitor the company’s direction and effectively, the share price. There are some rules that investors and traders have to take note of, according...

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Workshop: Build your DIY investing portfolio with 10 Simple Steps

This latest workshop in our series, is all about helping retail investors focus on key criteria in the stock selection and portfolio allocation process by using a solid checklist. Serious investing requires the investor to do his homework. Every piece of homework done needs to follow a structure. Like the great Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffet, great investors always have a plan. Like the saying goes…”Failing to plan, is planning to fail.” This is the workshop that teaches you how to plan your portfolio, by first creating the most crucial part of the plan: the checklist. Whether you’re a...

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Impact Of Higher Interest Rates on Property and REITs

The US Federal Reserve just announced the second Interest Rate Hike in 2018. And it hints at least another 2 more hikes for the later part of the year. With the increase of interest rates by 25 basis points from the FOMC meeting yesterday, the current federal funds rate is now at 2%. The Federal Reserve signaled it will raise rates to 2.5 percent in 2018, 3.0 percent in 2019, and 3.5 percent in 2020. Singapore manages an exchange rate based monetary policy, pegging the Singapore Dollar to a basket of currencies, which the US Dollar is a primary...

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All you need to know about Temasek’s Astrea IV bonds

If you don’t already know, Astrea IV is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Azalea Asset Management Pte. Ltd, which is indirectly wholly owned by Temasek Holdings. Bonds have traditionally been viewed as less volatile investments, paying out regular income over a fixed period of time. This characteristic also makes them a useful investment for retirees to continue receiving visible cash flows for their daily living requirements. Of course, investors who prefer less uncertainty in price fluctuation will also be drawn to bond investments. In fact, earlier this month, Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching described the upcoming Astrea IV PE Bonds...

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Trump-Kim summit will cost Singapore about $20mil to host 🇸🇬️

It’s official: Trump-Kim summit will cost Singapore about $20mil to host 🇸🇬 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and United States President Donald Trump both touched down in Singapore on yesterday, June 10th. For a summit that was planned months before. This summit is significant because this is the very first time both Trump and Kim are meeting each other. This summit also lays out the possibilities that could impact the security of not only the Korean peninsula, but also the rest of the region and world. At this summit, the two leaders are expected to address the complete...

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What Type Of Investor Are You?

Really, have you ever wanted to find out what type of investor are you? Take This Personality Quiz To Find Out & Stand A Chance To Win This eBook! (Total 5 Lucky Winners) This is a quick, 5-question quiz to reveal what type of investor you are. No right or wrong answers! Complete the quiz by 18th June, 12pm and 5 lucky winners will be selected randomly to receive the eBook: Create A Secondary Income Stream Through Long Term Shares Investing by veteran SGX academy trainer and investor, @chuaimin. Winners will be contacted privately via FB messenger. Start the quiz ↴ Investors level up! InvestingNote is...

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Mid Year Market Outlook and Education Seminar

This is a special seminar on outlook of the market, as well as an education seminar on trading. It’s June…the middle of the year 2018. The STI and the general stock market has been trending sideways, amidst volatility. Market volatility has been incredibly increased since early 2018. We have seen two round of sell down already, one in early Feb and one in late March. Dow dropped 12.3% from historical high within short period of time. During volatile times, should you be selling, buying or holding? Presented by Dr. Robin Han @robinhan, this is a crucial mid-year market outlook as...

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Top 11 Things Every Investor Must Know

Top 11 Things Every Investor Must Know (before they really start stock investing). Just to provide some context on why we decided to create this infographic; over the weekend, we attended the SGX’s My First Stock Carnival, held at Vivocity. This carnival was attended by many people who’re interested to start their investing journey. This is a carnival meant for helping both the young and old to get started on investing in their first stock. We also presented on how Fintech can… Read More Read More The post Top 11 Things Every Investor Must Know appeared first on The Signal Blog....

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Event Recap: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence – SIAS Investment Week

This week is the annual Securities Investors’ Association of Singapore (SIAS)’s investment week! For those who’re not familiar with SIAS, it is a non-profit organisation that acts as “the voice” for minority shareholders and engages with corporations falling short of good Corporate Governance practices. SIAS is also a Charity and an Institution of Public Character (IPC), and the largest organized investor group in Asia. It is run by an elected Management Committee comprising of professionals who are volunteers. It actively promotes… Read More Read More The post Event Recap: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence – SIAS Investment Week appeared first...

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New Subscription Launch: Strategic Investing – Taking Advantage Of Corporate Actions

Corporate actions like share consolidation, stock splits, dividends and rights issues happen frequently, and affect the stock prices of the associated companies. So how can you seize the opportunity and capitalise on these corporate actions to your advantage and make profits? We’ve just launched this Corporate Action Strategy Alert that tells you when exactly to capitalise on corporate actions when they happen. That means you can apply this Corporate Action Strategy in any market condition (uptrend, downtrend or sideways). This… Read More Read More The post New Subscription Launch: Strategic Investing – Taking Advantage Of Corporate Actions appeared first...

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We’ve been Featured As The Top 20 Singapore Investment Blogs & Websites in 2018

This is a milestone for us.   We started this blog in 2016 to post stock and investing related-content shared by our community members on our platform. Our goal is to educate and empower investors with free tools and information for them to become better investors. We also believe that people with no financial background or training, can be investors as long as they have the right knowledge and tools. InvestingNote.com is more than just a blog: it is a… Read More Read More The post We’ve been Featured As The Top 20 Singapore Investment Blogs & Websites in...

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Workshop Recap: 市场剧烈震荡,如何避免市场陷阱,实现稳定获利 | Stock Trading Workshop

We had our first workshop conducted in Chinese for our monthly workshop series last Friday! Even though the workshop size is reduced, we still had a full house! Conducted by Dr. Robin Han, this workshop offered a different perspective of trading in the market – using market psychology and game theory. We’d like to thank everyone who attended and supported us through this workshop. We also hope all attendees had some great takeaways in which they can use in their… Read More Read More The post Workshop Recap: 市场剧烈震荡,如何避免市场陷阱,实现稳定获利 | Stock Trading Workshop appeared first on The Signal Blog....

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Hyphens Pharma IPO: Here’s 5 Quick Things You Need to Know

This post was original posted on smallcapasia.com and reproduced with permission from the author. Hyphens Pharma IPO: Here’s 5 Quick Things You Need to Know Hyphens Pharma is a speciality pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare group with a direct presence in five ASEAN countries, namely, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The company was incorporated in Dec 2017 as a private company. It sells speciality pharmaceuticals, a proprietary range of dermatological products and health supplement products through Hyphens and Ocean Health Singapore, and medical hypermart and digital supplies. You can find the prospectus here. Here Are 5 Quick Things you need...

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*New eBook Launch: Create A Secondary Income Stream Through Long Term Shares Investing*

The thought of a secondary income stream can either excite or scare most people. Especially when it involves investing. If you ever feel that investing to attain financial freedom seems like a distant and mystical process, you’d have to hear it from the people who’re already there and how they made it. Knowledge gets transferred through books and courses, and today we’d like to introduce a new book launch on our marketplace, Create A Secondary Income Stream Through Long Term Shares Investing. Based on decades of investment wisdom similar to those found in degree and post graduate programs, this book looks at...

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