Author: VALUE INVEST ASIA

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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7 Things To Note About Lippo Mall Indonesia Retail Trust Before Investing

Lippo Mall Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIR) (SGX:D5IU) is the first and only Indonesia retail REIT listed on Singapore Exchange. It offers investors exposure to the retail market in Indonesia through its ownership in 21 retail malls and 7 retail spaces. LMIR’s assets are everyday malls located in major urban centres in Indonesia such as Greater Jakarta, Medan, Bandung and Bali that cater to middle-class domestic consumers. Here is some essential information you need to know about LMIR. 1- Stock Information Ticker Symbol: D5IU Market Capitalisation: S$ 1.24 billion Sector: Real Estate Investment Trust 2- Lippo Mall Indonesia Retail Trust’s...

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7 Things You Need To Know About SPH REIT Now!

SPH REIT (SGX: SK6U) owns two shopping malls in Singapore with a total net lettable area of around 900 thousand square feet that are worth $3.23 billion. As its name suggests, its sponsor is none other than Singapore Press HoldingsLimited (SGX:T39). Being a relatively new REIT, it was spun-off from SPH to hold SPH’s real estate assets in July 2013. While its parent, SPH, is facing a bleak business outlook, SPH REIT has actually performed rather consistently over past few years. Here are 7 things to know about SPH REIT before deciding whether to invest in it. Stock Information...

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Is Cache Logistics Trust Worth Investing In Now?

Cache Logistics Trust (SGX: K2LU) is an industrial REIT listed on the Singapore Exchange with a market capitalization of S$794 Million. Cache Logistics Trust is sponsored by CWT Limited (SGX:C14), the current largest private logistic provider in Singapore. With that, here are 7 things you need to know about Cache Logistics Trust. Stock Information TICKER SYMBOL: SGX: C2PU MARKET CAP: S$790.00million INDUSTRY: Real Estate Investment Trust The Business The REIT now owns a total of 19 industrial properties – 11 in Singapore, 1 in China and 7 in Australia February 2015 was when Cache Logistics Trust’s love affair with Australian...

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Why Passive Investing Might Be Perfect For You?

Passive investing is a term to describe investing in funds that simply track an index. An index is basically a collection of stocks chosen based on certain criteria, typically by its size, as used as a way to measure how the general market is doing. Are Active Fund Managers Doing Their Job? In the past, indices such as the Straits Times Index, Hang Seng Index or the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index are just used to measure the performance of the general markets. Investors are rarely able to invest directly in the indices. Traditionally, fund managers are the ones who...

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Is AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT Worth Investing In?

AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT (AA REIT) (SGX: O5RU) has a rather interesting history. It listed in 2007 as MacarthurCook Industrial REIT. Unfortunately, it fell into hardship during the financial crisis. It was then subsequently taken over by the current managers in 2009. Today, it is one of the larger industrials REIT’s listed in Singapore, owning about 25 properties and has a market capitalisation of S$908 million. Is AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT worth investing in? We explore that question with 7 things you need to know about AA REIT. Stock Information TICKER SYMBOL: SGX: 05RU MARKET CAP: SGD 908...

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Is IHH Healthcare Berhad Worth Investing In?

IHH Healthcare Berhad (“IHH”) is the world’s 2nd largest listed healthcare operator by market capitalisation. It has more than 10,000 licensed beds in 50 hospitals across 10 countries (primarily in Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and India). The company was established in 2010 following the acquisition of Singapore’s Parkway Group and Malaysia’s Pantai Group. In 2012, IHH acquired Acibadem Holdings Group in Turkey and was subsequently dual listed on both the Main Markets of Bursa Malaysia and the Singapore Stock Exchange (“SGX”). IHH also owns 35.74% of SGX listed Parkway Life REIT. STOCK SYMBOL TICKER SYMBOL: KLSE:IHHMARKET CAP: RM49.5 billion (21 August 2017)MARKET...

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4 Things We Discovered From The AGM Of SIA Engineering Company

 SIA Engineering Company Limited’s (SIAEC) (SGX: S59) annual general meeting (AGM) was held on 20 Jul 2017. Our team went to the meeting to find out more about how the business is doing. The meeting turned out to be very informative, with the management team being candid on the Group’s current challenges and how it plans to drive the company forward over the next few years. If you are unfamiliar with the business of SIA Engineering Company, you can view our analysis of the company right here. From the AGM, here are four key takeaways we discovered during the...

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Is MAS And SGX To Blame For The Noble Group Limited’s Saga

Noble Group Limited (SGX:CGP) is the stock that investors love to hate on the Singapore Exchange. Even since a blogger, Iceberg Research, has published a negative report on the company back in 2015, Noble Group has been showing nothing but weaknesses for the past two years. Over the past two years, Noble Group has seen massive write-downs in its business, running in the billions. Its founder, Richard Elman has even stepped down as its long-term chairman back in 2016. This was followed by its CEO, Yusuf Alireza’s resignation a few months later. Now it seems Noble Group is like...

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Is Parkway Life REIT a Good Investment?

Parkway Life REIT (“PLife REIT”) (SGX: C2PU) is one of Asia’s largest listed healthcare REITs. Listed in Singapore, It invests in income-producing real estate and real estate-related assets used primarily for healthcare and healthcare-related purposes. As at 30 June 2017, PLife REIT’s total portfolio size stands at 49 properties, totalling approximately S$1.7 billion. Over the past 5 years, the company has returned about 70% in total return to its unitholders. What is the secret behind this great return? Here are 7 things you need to know about Plife REIT. Stock Information TICKER SYMBOL: SGX: C2PU MARKET CAP: S$1.7 billion INDUSTRY:...

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What You Must Know About Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust

Hong Kong has many similarities to Singapore. Being a city state, a financial hub and a high-density metropolis, Hong Kong and Singapore are almost considered as sisters’ cities. Moreover, many Singaporeans are familiar with Hong Kong’s exciting retail scene in Causeway Bay, Mong Kok or Tsim Sha Tsui. However, not many are aware that a major shopping mall located away from its city centre is actually owned by a Singapore entity. While its location in Kowloon Tong is primarily a residential area, the shopping mall is no less glitzy than the centrally-located malls. This property is the Festival Walk...

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