Author: VALUE INVEST ASIA

How To Start A Brokerage Account In Malaysia?

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. [embedded content] Open Your Trading Account + CDS Account There is only one stock exchange in Malaysia; Bursa Malaysia. The market is tracked by the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI), which is a market-capitalisation weighted index of the 30 constituents on Bursa Malaysia. To trade in Malaysia, you would have to open two...

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Can Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust Continue To Outperform?

Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust (MGCCT) has recently announced its 1H FY17/18 earnings. We take a look at its results to assess if MGCCT is a worthy candidate as an income play of any investor’s portfolio/. Distribution Income Income Available for Distribution is 7.1% higher at $49m for 2Q. As for first half 17/18, it increased by 4.1% to $104m. Quarterly Distribution per Unit (DPU) increased by 5.8% over last year to 1.868c. For the first half of year 17/18, DPU increased by 2.9% to 3.714c. Do note that MGCCT’s distribution occurs on a semi-annual basis. The increase in...

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2 Income Stocks That Might Be Perfect For You

Are you an income investor? Income investing might not sound very exciting but as you grow your portfolio to a critical mass, you would be creating a massive stream of cash flow for you to either reinvest or subsidies your lifestyle. Imagine if you have an income portfolio of SGD1.0 million with a 4% dividend yield, you would be expecting a cash flow of dividends worth SGD40,000 every year for you. So what are some of the stocks that might be potential investments for an income investor? Here are 2 of our Income Watchlist stocks that be perfect for...

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2 Growth Stocks That Might Be Perfect For You

Are you a growth investor? Looking for the next big thing in the investment world that could bring you a 100x bagger? Imagine if you have bought companies like Amazon, Apple or Microsoft in the early days, these companies have seen their stock price soared about 100x over the past few decades. This means that an SGD10,000 investment would each be worth more than a million today. What are some of these 100-baggers possibilities today? Maybe, these are two of them. Electronic ArtsThe world of gaming is huge. It is estimated that there are 1.2 billion active gamers in...

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Can Frasers Centrepoint Trust Survive The E-Commerce Era?

Online shopping and e-commerce is the way-of-life now for Singaporeans, present in different facets of shopping activities. Online purchase portal such as Lazada caters to consumers’ demand for general purchase, while specialised retailers such as Zalora and Redmart provide extensive fashion and groceries shopping experience. The traditional supermarket which prides themselves on providing fresh food products is also expanding their online market. The global giant in e-commerce: Amazon and Alibaba have also established operations in Singapore. With consumers shifting their shopping activities online, there are concerns that shopping malls, as congregation spot for physical shops, are getting redundant and...

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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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