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Should You Invest In BHG Retail REIT?

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Is IREIT Global Worth Investing In?

Listed on 13 August 2014, IREIT Global (SGX:UD1U) is a SGX-REIT which invests in a portfolio of five office assets in Germany. As of 14 September 2019, IREIT Global is worth S$ 475.0 million in market capitalisation. In this article, I’ll cover on its portfolio, latest financial results and valuation figures. Therefore, here are 11 main things to know about IREIT Global before you invest.  Berlin CampusIt comprises of two fully connected 8- and 13-storey buildings, which is designed to the requirements of Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund or DRV, its anchor tenant since 1994. DRV is currently the largest statutory...

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5 Things to Know about a Company Financial Income Statement

How to identify a stock that grow profits consistently and separate them from a pool of other stocks that fail to do so?  The answer lies in reading a stock’s statement of profit or loss, or widely known as income statement. It tells us whether or not, the stock has been profitable in a stipulated period of time. Personally, I believe this information is important as stock price movements tend to mirror stock profits over the long-term, which is a reason why value investing works.  Here is a sample of a company’s income statement:  In this article, I’ll share...

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All You Need To Know About Magni-Tech Industries Bhd

Magni-Tech Industries Bhd (Magni-Tech) manufactures garments in its plants in Malaysia and Vietnam for primary income. It manufactures packaging materials in Malaysia for secondary income. As of 30 August 2019, the company is valued at RM 877.1 million in market capitalisation.  In this article, I’ll cover on its recent financial results, happenings, and valuation figures. Here are 12 things to know about Magni-Tech before you invest. Segment 1: Garment ManufacturingIt is Magni-Tech’s main source of income. Segment profits had grown at a CAGR of 22.7% for the last ten years, growing from RM 15.3 million in 2009 to RM...

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Has Swire Properties Ltd Turned Into An Attractive Investment?

Swire Properties Ltd is a leading real estate conglomerate listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It invests and develops commercial real estate and operates hotels located mostly in Hong Kong and Mainland China. As of 23 August 2019, Swire Properties Ltd is valued at HK$ 155.6 billion in market capitalisation. In this article, I’ll be sharing on its latest financial results, future plans, and valuation figures. Thus, here are 10 things to know about Swire Properties Ltd before you invest. Segment 1: Property Investment It had achieved a CAGR of 7.6% in valuation of property investments. It had...

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Is Miramar Hotel & Investment Co. Ltd Worth Investing In Now?

Miramar Hotel & Investment Co. Ltd (Miramar) (HKG:0071) is a corporation that is involved in hotels, serviced apartments, retail malls, offices, operations of food and beverage (F&B) outlets, and provision of travel services in both Hong Kong and Mainland China. Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Miramar is worth HK$ 10.29 billion in market capitalisation as at 22 August 2019.  In this article, I’ll cover on its latest financial results and valuation figures. Thus, here are 13 things to know about Miramar before you invest:  Segment 1: Hotels and Serviced Apartments It derives income from two hotels: The...

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All You Need To Know About Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP)+

The first time I was able to participate in a stock’s dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) was in 2nd half of 2018.  The dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) was offered by a real estate investment trust (REIT) listed in Singapore. Here was how it went:  Stockbroker: ‘Congrats! Mapletree Logistic Trust, a stock that you own is offering a DRIP’.  Ian: ‘Awesome!’  Stockbroker: ‘You may choose to receive your distributions in cash or in units of Mapletree Logistic Trust. Which of the two would you prefer?’  Ian: ‘What is the unit price offered under the DRIP?’  Stockbroker: ‘It is S$ 1.25 per...

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Is myNews Holdings Bhd The Growth Stock You Are Looking For?

myNEWS Holdings Bhd myNews Holdings Bhd (myNEWS) is a fast growing convenience stores operator listed in Malaysia. As of 12 August 2019, myNEWS is valued at RM 995.9 million in market capitalisation. In this article, I’ll bring an account on its developments since listing in 2016, latest financial results and valuation figures. Thus, here are 10 things to know about myNEWS before you invest:  Growth Strategy 1: Outlet ExpansionmyNEWS operates a large network of retail convenience stores through its brand name ‘myNEWS.com’ and as well as WH Smith outlets located at international airports across Malaysia under a joint venture...

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Can I be a Stock Trader and Investor at the Same Time?

Is investing … trading?  Is trading … investing?  As I write, there are many people who got the two mixed up, thinking that they are the same. It has added to the confusion of what investing (or trading) really is in their essences. The results are catastrophic. Without realising that they are different, millions had lost trillions of dollars in the stock market. Before I answer the question above, let me get this straight: ‘Investing is not Trading.’  What is Trading?  Trading is an activity that aims to profit quickly from stock price movements for the short-term. The holding...

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Should We Invest In Bank of China Hong Kong (Holdings) Ltd?

Bank of China Hong Kong (Holdings) Ltd (BOCHK) is a 66.1%-owned subsidiary of Bank of China Ltd which is listed on the Hong Kong Exchange. Presently, Bank of China Hong Kong is a leading commercial banking group in Hong Kong that provides a wide range of financial solutions to retail, commercial, and institutional customers. As of 4 August 2019, it is valued at HK$ 307.7 billion in market capitalisation.  In this article, I’ll cover on its latest financial results and valuation figures. Thus, here are 10 things to know about BOCHK before you invest: Interest Bearing AssetsBOCHK has achieved...

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Should You Use Dollar Cost Averaging When Investing?

I was first introduced to the concept of Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) when I was new to investing. At that time, I thought DCA sounded logical for it denotes the idea where investing should be viewed as a long-term activity to increase one’s wealth and not as a speculative activity to make a quick buck.  Before I move on, let me briefly explain the key concepts of Dollar Cost Averaging:  What is DCA and How it Works?  Dollar Cost Averaging is an investment method which involves the following: You pick an investment, be it a stock, a mutual fund,...

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5 Steps to Build a Dividend Portfolio from Scratch

Hi, I’m Ian.  I invest primarily for dividend income and had built a portfolio filled with stocks that pay growing dividends on a regular basis. As I write, I’m earning 6+% a year in dividend yield and I receive dividends in 8-9 months out of 12 in a year.  I hope the same for you too.  You may ask: ‘Ian, how and where do I start?’  In this article, I’ll share 5 steps to build a stock portfolio that generates dividend income consistently from scratch so that you too can enjoy the same results for your own investments. Believe...

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How to Find Undervalued Stocks by using Price-to-Earning (P/E) Ratio?

Here is a question.  I have two stocks: Stock A and Stock B.  Stock A is trading at $ 1.00 a share. Stock B is trading at $ 10.00 a share. Which of the two stocks is cheaper?  What would your answer be?  If your answer is ‘Stock A’, please read on. I’ll share how most investors, sincere as they are, fail to achieve consistent returns from investing in the stock market today.  Perhaps, you may ask: ‘Can Stock B be possibly cheaper than Stock A?’  The answer is ‘Yes’.  If you are a savvy investor, you may request...

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Is Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust Still a Great Buy After The 27% Rally This Year?

Listed in May 2013, Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust (SGX:RW0U) (MNACT), formerly known as Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust, was established to invest in income-producing real estate in key cities situated across China and Japan. It is worth S$ 4.60 billion in market capitalisation as of 5 July 2019.  In this article, I’ll cover the details of its individual properties, its latest financial results, and valuation figures. Hence, here are 11 things to know about MNACT before you invest.  Individual Properties Festival WalkIt comprises of a four-storey office tower, a seven-storey retail mall and three underground car park levels...

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How to Use Price-To-Book Ratio?

What is Price-to-Book (P/B) Ratio? Supposedly, you invested $ 10 million into a business.  1 year later, you made $ 1 million in profits and have paid yourself $ 0.5 million in dividends.  How much money do you now have inside your business?  The answer is $ 10.5 million. It is the addition of your capital of $ 10 million and retained earnings of $ 0.5 million. That $ 10.5 million is also known as equity or book value of your business after owning it for 1 year.  At that time, you met Mr. Tan, an astute businessman.  Mr....

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