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Your 2 hints of the day for #FINDTHESTOCK challenge! (24/7/18)

The next 2 daily hints of the #FINDTHESTOCK challenge! (24/7/18) Which stock do you think it is? Just try your luck as you can try more than once! Tell us which stock do you think it is via the FB messenger link by clicking the button below ↴ Quick notes: 1) All hints can be found within our app or website. For previous hints, refer here. 2) If you think that your answer might not be the correct answer, you are always welcome to try again! However, it’s limited to one try per day, only the first try of the day will...

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#FINDTHESTOCK Challenge

#FINDTHESTOCK Challenge (in collaboration with PhillipCapital) This is THE CHANCE to win a 32” Sharp LED TV, $88 POEMS account trading rebate, $20 Capitaland vouchers and more! ONE stock has been chosen out of the 700+ SGX-listed stocks in Singapore. We will be dropping 2 hints daily from 23 July to 27 July, through our official account @investingnote, as well as on our FB page. Your objective is to find which stock it is exactly, and tell us the answer through FB messenger. ALL hints will be able to be found using our app or website.  Tell us which stock do you think...

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SGX ETF Fair + Media Appreciation Night

Last week was a busy week! Our team had a humble opportunity to attend the Media Appreciation Night, organised by SGX at The Straits Clan. This event was for SGX to give back to the blogging community through a series of awards, for their hard work in keeping investment and financial knowledge demystified, free-flowing and accessible to the general public.   The Fifth Person won the best independent investment website in the ‘GoTo.com’ category at the inaugural SGX Orb Awards organised by the Singapore Exchange (SGX)! SGX CEO, Loh Boon Chye was also present to give out the awards! Congratulations, The Fifth Person! On...

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New Portfolio Update!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve just updated an entirely new, sleek and comprehensive portfolio for everyone! Key features include: dividend tracking comparisons with STI index portfolio composition sector breakdowns all open, closed positions and current holdings importing and exporting via CSV format cash balance currency denomination multiple portfolios Note that this is currently only available on website. We will update this to our iphone and android apps very soon. Please bear with us. Good things must share! Help us spread the...

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Koufu opens above IPO price at $0.65

FOOD court operator Koufu Group on Wednesday made its debut on the Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) mainboard at S$0.65, 2 cents or 3.2 per cent up on its initial public offering price of S$0.63 according to ChannelNewsAsia. The wider Straits Times Index also opened higher on Wednesday, up 0.4 per cent at 3,251.28. With a market capitalisation of about S$350 million, Koufu Group Limited’s listing will boost SGX’s consumer cluster to a total of 152 listings with combined market capitalisation of more than S$135 billion. Pang Lim, Koufu’s executive chairman and chief executive officer, said its listing was “a vote of...

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Upcoming Workshop: Market Insights and Profiting From Corporate Actions

2018 has been an eventful year so far, as the Singapore stock market has shown an increase in volatility. Higher oil prices, rising US interest rates, trade tarrifs disputes between US and many other countries and the recently announcement of cooling measures that increased the Additional Buyers Stamp Duty and tightened loan-to-value limits on residential property purchases are just some of the things to recognise that changes are coming. As we transit into the 2H 2018, we will address the following questions that every investor should be concerned about right now: How would all these developments play out? Where...

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FREE Workshop: Trend Trading Made Simple – The RSI Way

An Alternative Approach to Using RSI (Relative Strength Index). Whether you’re new to trading or a market veteran, spotting trading opportunities can be a daunting task. Most have discovered that profitable strategies are often simple without the unnecessary frills. But the key to profitable trading is understanding the market behaviours and devising strategies to capitalize on them. In this seminar, CK will showcase a proven trend and momentum strategy based on Relative Strength Index (RSI). He’ll demonstrate how this unique strategy helps traders to successfully navigate the market. You’ll learn… Common mistakes in using technical indicators Conventional uses of RSI...

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How To Avoid Traps Laid By Big Boys Everytime

Have you ever felt that the market is purposely going against you, like someone is always monitoring what you do? Have you learnt tons of fundamental/technical knowledge and skills but still encounter difficulties to be consistently profitable in market (or even suffer huge losses)? Do you like these feelings and scenarios to happen again and again? Or would you like to change, become more confident and profitable in trading? If you are a new trader, do you want to avoid gaining experience from huge losses like how many others do? If your answer is no, then how do you test-drive...

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Trade Tariffs Hit Asian and US Stock Markets Badly

But first, what are trade tariffs? A tariff is basically a tax paid on imports and exports of goods and services. An imposing tax on an imported product would cause its price to increase, which results in a decrease in demand for imported goods. In relation, the price of local products becomes lower to the consumer. The US Total Imports vs Dutiable Imports from 1821 to 2016 can be seen below: The current US deficit as of 2017 is $500 billion. The US imports from China about four times as much as it sells to that country in goods...

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Trade Tariffs Slump China and US Stock Market Badly

But first, what are trade tariffs? A tariff is basically a tax paid on imports and exports of goods and services. An imposing tax on an imported product would cause its price to increase, which results in a decrease in demand for imported goods. In relation, the price of local products becomes lower to the consumer. The US Total Imports vs Dutiable Imports from 1821 to 2016 can be seen below: source: wikimedia commons The current US deficit as of 2017 is $500 billion. The US imports from China about four times as much as it sells to that...

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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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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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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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