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Is Genting Singapore Worth An Investment?

If you have come to Singapore, then going to Resort World Sentosa is definitely one of the sites you are recommended to visit. The famous integrated resort is owned and operated by Genting Singapore PLC (SGX:G13). Genting Singapore is a Singapore-listed casino and integrated resorts owner and operator. It is one of two casino/ integrated resort owners in Singapore, the other being Marina Bay Sands. This means Genting Singapore is part of a duopoly in the Singapore’s gaming industry. This puts it in an advantageous position. Genting Singapore is a subsidiary of Genting Berhad (KLSE: GENTING), a conglomerate listed on...

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Top 7 Things You Need To Know About Singapore Exchange

If you are interested in the Singapore stock market, then you have to invest via the Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX: S68), or more commonly known as SGX. SGX, which is listed in Singapore and is part of the 30 companies that make up the Straits Times Index (STI). The exchange is the largest in Southeast Asia and houses more than 700 companies. It is the only stock exchange in Singapore. This means that it is essentially a monopoly here in the city-state. Here are 7 things you need to know about Singapore Exchange Limited. Stock Information TICKER SYMBOL: SGX:S68 MARKET...

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5 Tools To Supercharge Your Investment Process: For A Singapore Investor

I used to be a car nut. I was such a car nut that I ended up studying automotive engineering for my major in University. In my youth, all I could think about is buying an American muscle car and supercharging it. Of course, that is before I realize how lousy an investment a car was, not to mention the huge road tax and fuel cost associated with a muscle car. That is when I turned from a car nut to a stock nut. Nevertheless, my desire to “supercharge” things never faded. Living in the technological age allows us...

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Should We Track Insiders’ and Major Investors’ Purchase?

Are All Share Purchase Created Equal? People can sell shares for many different types of reasons. They can sell shares for a non-investment purposes such as needing to buy a new house, pay down debt, fund their kid’s university fees, and even just to spend it on leisure. On the other hand, buying shares generally fall into more distinct categories. Peter Lynch pretty much sums up our thoughts with this saying, “Insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise”. This might be an oversimplification,...

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How To Start A Brokerage Account In Singapore In Three Easy Steps

So, you have read through all the basics about investing from our investing 101 page. You are now ready to start dipping your toes into the stock market. That is wonderful news. However, how do you actually trade shares in the market? Here are the three easy steps to start investing. Open Your CDP Account If you are in Singapore, you would need to open two accounts; a brokerage account and a Central Depository (CDP) account. A CDP account is basically a “bank account” for your stock, directly managed by the Singapore Exchange. Once you purchased a Singapore stock,...

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How To Start A Brokerage Account In Singapore In Three Easy Steps

So, you have read through all the basics about investing from our investing 101 page. You are now ready to start dipping your toes into the stock market. That is wonderful news. However, how do you actually trade shares in the market? Here are the three easy steps to start investing. Open Your CDP Account If you are in Singapore, you would need to open two accounts; a brokerage account and a Central Depository (CDP) account. A CDP account is basically a “bank account” for your stock, directly managed by the Singapore Exchange. Once you purchased a Singapore stock,...

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7 Reasons Why You Should Start Investing In The Stock Market Now

Today is the day. Today is the day that you are looking to start your investing journey. You have worked hard all your life. You might have struggled for years to pay back your debt. Or your salary has finally reached a point where you can start saving. Or you are nearing your retirement and planning to be a full-time investor. We are all at different stages of our lives now. But, I have 7 good reasons for you on why you should start investing now. Inflation If your savings are just sitting in a bank, they are actually...

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Taking Your First Step into REITs Investing

This article was first published on SmallCapAsia.com  With REITs investing gaining popularity these days, you may be tempted to jump on the bandwagon and generate some dividend income of your own. However, for one who is new to investing, taking a leap into the unknown may not sound like a good idea. Here is a quick guide to what you may want to look out for when choosing a REIT. 1. Nature of Business Firstly, REITs can come in the form of specific sectors, such as retail, industrial, hospitality or commercial. As REITs investing is a long-term commitment, you...

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Top 7 Things To Know About Starhub Limited

Starhub Limited (SGX:CC3) is the second largest telecommunication company in Singapore. It is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. The company is a listed subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Telemedia. In turn, Singapore Technologies Telemedia is a portfolio company of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, Temasek Holdings. In effect, Temasek Holdings has about a 56% stake in the telco. The company is also one of the highest-yielding stock on the Singapore Exchange and one of the constituent stock of the Straits Times Index. It offers a dividend yield of about 5.8% for investors. That might be an attractive yield for...

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Your Best Investment Might Be Lying In Your Refrigerator

Imagine this. You are out of shampoo. You head to the nearby supermarket to get a new one. Bam! The entire aisle is stacked with a variety of brands from top to bottom. You see brands like Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Rejoice and Herbal Essences. So many choices. Or is it just an illusion of choices? What do we mean by that? For starters, all the four brands mentioned above are brands managed by the consumer giant Proctor and Gamble Co (PG 87.69 -0.05 -0.06%). Now wait a minute, are we saying that no matter which of the four you...

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Company Factsheet of DBS Group Holdings Ltd

DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX:D05) is the largest financial institution by asset in the Southeast Asia region. At the end of 2016, the bank has presences in 18 markets globally. It has a total asset base of about S$482 billion. The two key markets of the bank are Singapore and Greater China. The two markets contributed about 66% and 25% respectively of the group income. DBS Group is now a well-integrated bank with a wide range of services from retail banking, institutional banking, wealth management and brokerage house. Stock Information TICKER SYMBOL: SGX:D05MARKET CAP: SGD 48 Billion (Updated 25 Apr 2017)SECTOR: FinancialINDUSTRY: Banking The...

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Introduction To The Singapore Stock Exchange

The Singapore Stock Exchange is managed by the Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX:S68) (S68 7.43 -0.04 -0.54%), commonly known as the SGX. At the end of February 2017, there are about 750 stocks listed on the Singapore Exchange with a total market capitalization of about S$977 billion. Although the Singapore stock market is much smaller than its peer in Hong Kong, it is still the largest stock exchange in the Southeast Asia region. Its benchmark index is known as the Straits Times Index (STI). It includes 30 constituent stocks such as: Why Should You Invest On the SGX? Singapore is...

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How You A Passive Or Active Value Investor?

Before we go into deciding what strategy we prefer when investing, we must think about whether we want to be a passive or active value investor. “What?” You must be thinking to yourself. What is the difference between the two? The Short Answer To keep it simple and short, passive investing is investing by tracking the index you chose. For example, you might be a Malaysian-based investor and you want to be a passive investor. You can simply invest in all the companies within the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) or buy an ETF/ Mutual fund that tracks the...

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Three Common Strategies Of Value Investing You Need To Know

Value Investing is Not A Strategy As we established in the beginning, value investing is not a strategy for investors. It is rather a philosophy on which to guide investors. As mentioned by Warren Buffett on the “Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville”, the super investors have different strategies and owned different stocks on their portfolios. Nonetheless, each of them was able to produce great performances in their own way. So, if value investing itself is not a strategy, what are some of the strategies that great investors used? Now, let us look at three of the common strategies of investing. Deep...

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