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10 Key Things To Know About Frasers Centrepoint Trust

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) was listed on the SGX on 5 July 2006. FCT, at that time, had 3 retail properties valued at $ 915.0 million. Since then, the trust has expanded its portfolio to 6 retail properties worth S$ 2.67 billion as at 30 September 2017. In this article, I’ll list down 10 key things that you need to know about FCT before you invest. #1: Stock Symbol Ticker Symbol: SGX: J69UMarket Capitalization: S$ 4.45 billion (18 January 2018) Share Price: S$ 1.33 (20 January 2018) Industry: Reit #2: The Business FCT derives income from the following properties:...

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7 Key Things to Know About HRnetGroup Ltd

Every company or organisation would have a dedicated HR(Human resource) department overseeing the management and recruitment of employees. This is an important function because recruiting the right people to join the company is crucial in ensuring continued growth for the company. Very often, companies also work with professional recruitment and staffing firm to shortlist, identify and select suitable candidates to fill key positions. The higher and more critical the position, the more likely it is for companies to rely on the expertise, experience and the network of a recruitment firm to pick the right person for the job. HRnetGroup...

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7 Key Things To Know About Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited

Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited is a regional retail giant in Asia which operates a number of brands such as Cold Storage, 7-Eleven, Giant and Guardian. It also has a 50% interest in Maxim’s, Hong Kong’s leading restaurant chain. It owns more than 6,500 outlets and employs over 180,000 staff across the region. Dairy Farm is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group, a US$ 47 billion dollar market cap company and one of the largest conglomerate listed on Singapore Exchange. Dairy Farm has a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange as its primary listing, with secondary listings...

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7 Key Things To Know About 800 Super Holdings Ltd

The stock price of Singapore-listed 800 Super Holdings Ltd has gone up more than 5 times in the past 5 years. Recently, the company announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, 800 Super Waste Management Pte Ltd, has been awarded a public waste collection licence by the National Environmental Agency (“NEA”) for the provision of refuse collection services in Pasir Ris – Bedok Sector in Singapore. The contract has an aggregate value of approximately S$193.5 million, which will take effect from 1 July 2018 to 31 October 2025. So, is it still a good time now to invest in the company?...

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Book Review On “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” I came to know of The Alchemist through a Kobe Bryant interview where it was highlighted that The Alchemist was his favourite book. And if the 5x NBA Champion nicknamed the Black Mamba finds something interesting, well I thought to myself, why not read a fiction book for a change (Will Smith, Madonna and Pharrell Williams have also stood by The Alchemist). To start off, I don’t usually do fiction books; non-fiction books along the lines of autobiographies, investment...

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How To Invest In Risky Assets Like Cryptocurrencies Safely – Facebook Live (Feb 2018)

We explored into the world of cryptocurrencies with bloggers, learners and investors of the subject: Aaron from Mr-Stingy and Dawn from SG Budget Babe. Below is the transcript of our conversation. Enjoy. To keep up-to-date with our future Facebook Live event, remember to register for our mailing list here. Stanley:                                               Hi guys! Everybody, welcome to our first  ever Facebook live event, and today our  topic is going to be about, how to invest  in risky assets like cryptocurrency, but  in a safe manner. Of course, as you guys know, I’m not the expert of cryptocurrency. So, today I...

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Why Buy Low, Sell High Is The Hardest Thing In Investing And How To Overcome It

This Article was first published on 29th Aug 2018 on our Asia-In-Focus Newsletter. To get the latest newsletters, click here. Asia-In-Focus Aug 2017 Edition Why Buy Low, Sell High Is The Hardest Thing In Investing And How To Overcome It Last month, we spoke about the high valuation of the market and my fear that we are heading for a stock market crash or correction. We also discussed the options I have to hedge against that risk. If you have not read our previous email, you can read it here. I ended up buying an inversed S&P 500 ETF, the ProShares...

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10 Things You Must Know About OUE Hospitality Trust

OUE Hospitality Trust (OUE H-Trust) invests in hospitality based properties in Singapore. It was listed on 25 July 2013 with an initial portfolio of 2 assets: Mandarin Orchard Singapore and Mandarin Gallery. Both assets are located at Orchard Road, the shopping district of Singapore. Subsequently, in 2015, it has completed its acquisition of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, enlarging its portfolio to 3 properties. As at 31 December 2016, OUE H-Trust’s portfolio of properties were valued at S$ 2.21 billion. In this article, I’ll list down 10 quick facts that you need to know about OUE H-Trust before you invest:...

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Are We Heading For A Stock Market Crash?

This article was first published on 30th July 2017 as our July edition of our monthly newsletter; Asia-In-Focus Report. To get our latest newsletters, sign up for free here. Asia-In-Focus June 2017 Edition Are We Heading For A Stock Market Crash? “…be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful” Warren Buffett I have been having this unsettling feeling for quite a while now. I have been having this feeling that the stock market might be heading towards an unavoidable crash in the near future. I know that I am just speculating and I know that...

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10 Key Things To Know About Frasers Hospitality Trust

Frasers Hospitality Trust (Frasers H-Trust) is an SGX-listed stapled group that invests specifically in hospitality based properties. Frasers H-Trust was listed on 14 July 2014 with an initial portfolio of 12 properties worth S$ 1.67 billion. Since then, it has grown its portfolio to 15 properties worth S$ 2.44 billion as at 30 September 2017. In this article, I’ll list down 10 quick things you need to know about Frasers H-Trust before you invest. Stock Symbol Ticker Symbol: SGX: ACVMarket Capitalization: S$ 1.49 Billion (18 January 2018) Share Price: S$ 0.81 (18 January 2018) Industry: Reit The Business The...

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10 Things You Must Know About Keppel REIT

Keppel REIT was listed on 28 April 2006 as K-REIT Asia, its former name. It had 4 office buildings worth S$ 631 million in its initial portfolio. Since then, it expanded its portfolio aggressively and was renamed to its current name in 2012. As at 31 December 2016, Keppel REIT’s portfolio is made up of 8 office assets worth S$ 8.4 billion. In this article, I’ll list down 10 things you need to know about Keppel REIT before you invest. #1: Stock Symbol Ticker Symbol: SGX: K71UMarket Capitalization: S$ 4.45 billion (18 January 2018) Share Price: S$ 1.33 (20...

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Book Review On “Value Investing in Growth Companies”

Value Investing in Growth Companies: How to Spot High Growth Businesses and Generate 40 to 400% Investment Returns By Rusmin Ang & Victor Chng Value investing is an overused word in the investment world, with some tossing it around without appreciating its meaning. Or worse, for marketing sake. Think Oprah’s “You get a car” moment, now substitute that with “You are a value investor”. So, what is a value investor? Or maybe we should first touch on, what is an investment? I would go with the traditional Benjamin Graham & David Dodd’s definition – “An investment operation is one...

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Book Review On “Building Wealth Through REITs”

Finding Wealth Through REITs Bobby Jayaraman In Asia, many still view real estate/properties as a ‘safe’ investment. Today, not only has this trend continued, it has also extended to the area of property-linked equities. And if you haven’t been under a rock or high up in the mountains for the past 15 years, you would have heard of this thing called a Real Estate Investment Trust, or a REIT. Since 2002, when the first REIT – CapitaLand Mall Trust was listed on the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”), things have exploded. From Finding Wealth Through REITs, there were already 27 REITs...

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What Do Solar Panels And Washing Machines Have In Common?

We talked about the possibility of a trade war happening a few months ago in our article “Spot the oxymoron; the open China and the close USA”. Let The Battle Begins We are starting to see signs that such a trade war is starting. Recently, the USA administration issued tariffs on the imports of solar panels and some large residential washing machines. However, such a move might have According to the news report, there will be an imposed tariff of 30% on solar panel imports. It will then follow a step-down schedule for the next four years. There will...

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