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Beginner’s Guide To Investing In Asia (#5): How To Read A Stock Code?

[embedded content][embedded content] HOW TO READ A STOCK CODE What Is A Stock Index? A stock index is a collection of companies that are grouped together as a measure on how the stock market and the economy is faring. Most major exchange would have one benchmark index that tracks the performance of the stock market. Some of the common indices in Asia are: Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (30) The main index in Hong Kong is the Hang Seng Index. It is a market capitalization weighted index of thirty of the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Exchange....

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Beginner’s Guide To Investing In Asia (#5): How To Read A Stock Code?

[embedded content][embedded content] HOW TO READ A STOCK CODE What Is A Stock Index? A stock index is a collection of companies that are grouped together as a measure on how the stock market and the economy is faring. Most major exchange would have one benchmark index that tracks the performance of the stock market. Some of the common indices in Asia are: Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (30) The main index in Hong Kong is the Hang Seng Index. It is a market capitalization weighted index of thirty of the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Exchange....

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What You Must Know About Genting Berhad

Genting Bhd is one of the largest corporations in Malaysia. Since 2003, under the leadership of Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Genting Bhd has transformed from a local conglomerate into a leading multi-national organization which is engaged in a variety of industries which include gaming, leisure, hotels, oil palm plantations, property development and power generation activities. As I write, Genting Bhd is worth RM 36.97 billion in market capitalization. It is one of the 30 constituents of the FTSE-KLCI. In this article, I’ll cover 8 key things you need know about Genting Bhd before you invest. #1: Stock Symbol...

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The Stock I Have Been Busy Buying

#This is our exclusive Asia-In-Focus Monthly Report for our email subscribers. This report was first published on the 30th June 2017. Asia-In-Focus June 2017 Edition Buy In June And Enjoy The Day On the 9th June, an analyst at Goldman Sachs, Robert Bouroujerdi, warned that “the $600 billion outperformance by the 5 biggest tech stocks known as ‘FAAMG’ — Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) — had contributed about 42 percent of all stock market gains over the last year. Goldman worries that the boom has created a “valuation air-pocket,” similar to the ridiculously high valuations for tech stocks during the Dot-Com boom.” Interestingly,...

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7 Things You Must Know About Ascott Residence Trust Before You Invest

There are many options of accommodation for travellers according to his comfort level and budget. A solo backpacker would most likely stay in youth hostels or dormitory which cost lower and provide a communal setting where he could interact with other travellers. A married couple or family with young kids would prefer hotels or resorts for a better comfort level that comes at a premium. If it was a vacation involving the extended family, a serviced residence would be suitable as it could house a larger group under one roof that promotes family bonding, where meals preparation is also...

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Beginner’s Guide To Investing In Asia (#4): Are There Successful Value Investors In Asia?

[embedded content] HISTORY OF GREAT INVESTORS So Are There Successful Investors In Asia? Although most of the great value investors we hear about are predominately based in the US. Warren Buffett being the most famous of all, has returned more than 20.8% a year for investors since 1965 to 2017. If you have invested $10,000 in his company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRK-A) in 1965, it would be worth more than $197 million by the beginning of 2017. Over the past few decades, Buffett has focused on buying great companies that can grow for a long time. Other famous value investors include...

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7 Things You Must Know About Bumitama Agri Ltd Before You Invest

Today, Bumitama Agri Ltd (SGX:P8Z) (Bumitama) is one of the fastest growing palm oil companies in Indonesia. Its roots can be traced back to 1996. In that year, Lim Gunawan Hariyanto had formed Bumitama and acquired its first land bank in Central Kalimantan for palm oil plantation. Since then, Bumitama has expanded rapidly. It began its planting activities in 1998, commissioned its first palm oil mill in 2003, and had surpassed 100,000 hectares of planted area in 2010. Subsequently, on 12 April 2012, Bumitama was listed on the Mainboard of the SGX. In this article, I’ll present a detailed account...

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Beginner’s Guide To Investing In Asia (#3): Differences Between Investing & Speculation

[embedded content] To have a good understanding of what investing is about, we first have to know what investing is NOT. When we talk about investing in the stock market, many would relate that to speculative actions, such as trading a stock for the short term or buying into a stock because it is “HOT” now. Here are the key differences between what is true investing and what is speculation. It is important for you to know where is the line in order to position ourselves as successful investors in the future. Invest With Logic Investor: An investor will...

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7 Key Things You Ought To Know About Wilmar International Limited

What is the value of a bag of rice? If you ask a homemaker, a bag of rice may feed her family for a week. Ask a grocer, a bag of rice is a product that can be sold for a profit margin or commission. If you ask a brewer, a bag of rice is a raw material that can be processed into wine which could be sold at a value multiple times of the price of a bag of rice. As such, the true value of a bag of rice depends on who the user is and how...

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Beginner’s Guide To Investing In Asia (#2): What Is A Stock?

WHAT IS A STOCK? The Stock Ticker Is Not A Stock Ticker “p.s. A share and a stock are just interchangeable term.” What are we actually buying when we purchase a stock? Are we merely buying a stock ticker that move up and down every second? In fact, a stock is much more than that. A stock or share, is a part-ownership of a company. That means that when you buy a stock, you are becoming a shareholder of the company behind the stock ticker. If you have invested in the stock of Telekom Malaysia or Singapore Telecommunication, you have in fact turned...

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Apple iPhone X And Its 7 Asia-Listed Suppliers

[embedded content] It is official, iPhone X (pronounced as TEN) is here. Apple Inc unveils its latest iPhone at the Apple Special Event at the new Steve Jobs Theater on 12th September 2017. Together with iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, new Apple Watch and Apple TV, Apple Inc has launched its new product range to be ready for the upcoming Christmas season. Comments and predictions about how well the new range of Apple products would do are all over the internet. You can see that Apple is still “love-it-or-hate-it” company, with many diehard fans and diehard haters. Personally, I’m...

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Beginner’s Guide To Investing In Asia (#1): Can We Really Make Money In The Asian Stock Market?

[embedded content] The Stock Market Is A Big Casino It is true, most of the people in the stock market are just gambling. This is happening both among retail investors and institutional investors. It is almost like a roulette table, with people betting on random stock codes when they have absolutely no idea what the company is. As with all games of luck, some will definitely win big, but most will lose. But just because the stock market is like a giant casino, it does not mean real serious investors would have to play the same game as everyone...

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Beginner’s Guide To Investing In Asia (#1): Can We Really Make Money In The Asian Stock Market?

[embedded content] The Stock Market Is A Big Casino It is true, most of the people in the stock market are just gambling. This is happening both among retail investors and institutional investors. It is almost like a roulette table, with people betting on random stock codes when they have absolutely no idea what the company is. As with all games of luck, some will definitely win big, but most will lose. But just because the stock market is like a giant casino, it does not mean real serious investors would have to play the same game as everyone...

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3 Industries That Could Change Forever And How Should We Invest

Disruption seems to be the buzz word nowadays. In last year’s National Day Rally, PM Lee Hsien Loong spoke at length about disruption and how it is the “defining challenge of the economy”. He stressed that Singapore has to embrace changes, raise the level of technology adoption among companies, and train workers to upskill. In essence, disruption should be seen not as a threat, but an opportunity to transform industries to remain relevant and competitive. According to the online Cambridge Dictionary, to disrupt means ‘to prevent something, especially a system, process, or event, continuing as usual or as expected’....

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Launch Of Our FREE Basic Investment Course

Who Has The Crystal Ball? When we are first starting out in investing, there was no proper channel for us to learn how to invest properly. Most of the “advice” out there, even by professionals are simply asking us to speculate with our money. They nudged us to trade in and out of a stock constantly. And make it sounds like only the “professionals” have the crystal ball about investing while the rest of us are doomed to failure if we do not listen to them. The truth is no one has the crystal ball. Luckily for us, we...

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