AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT is a fine investment for income.

This was a recent chat with a reader: Reader: http://www.commercialguru.com.sg/property-management-news/2016/9/136176/the-future-of-tuas 30 32 tuas west road and 8 10 tuas ave 20 are so close to the upcoming tuas west road MRT station! AK: Yes! I saw it for myself 🙂 Reader: u took a look during your site visit? AK: During the tour they gave me 🙂 Reader: haha. hard to get the … [Read more...]

Singapore gold bullion market

n the aftermath of the Singapore’s GST exemption for investment grade precious metals since 2012, many bullion dealers has set up shop to take advantage of gold liberalization by Singapore government. In its latest financial results, it was revealed that BullionStar led in Singapore gold bullion market. According to data released by World Gold Council, the overall bullion demand in Singapore … [Read more...]

Equity Management #7 : Taking on more risk from a benchmark portfolio.

Most investors are normally fixated at their returns from ordinary asset classes. You take on the risk of equity for 8% returns and moderate your equity position with a bond position which is stable but only gives you only 2%. Professionals don't have that luxury. If market returns from equity are like an act of God then individual returns which deviate from the market benchmark would be the … [Read more...]

1 Practice that Separates Profitable and Average Investors

Imagine you are driving a car but it has no speedometer or accelerometer. And you were told to drive on a road at speeds between 60km/h and 80km/h. How do you drive with confidence that you are within the speed limits? It is going to be tough. The speedometer and accelerometer provide important feedback about your driving which you use the information to moderate your gas pedal. We … [Read more...]

How Our Brains Are Wired To Make Investment Decision

We often get questions either in person or email asking us on our thought process when making investment decision. I tried to explain on one of my articles back then here on how I generally consolidate my thoughts around what's needed to pass through an investment channel in my wired brain function before I put my money in a particular company. We have plenty of good bloggers in the … [Read more...]

Golden Energy – 4th largest in Indonesia but share price lags Geo Energy by a mile! (27 Mar 17)

Golden Energy (“GEAR”) has slumped 21% from $0.655 on 12 Dec 2016 to $0.515 on 27 Mar 2017. Compare this with a 47% rally in Geo Energy’s share price over the same period. Moreover, GEAR has slumped 10% post its results notwithstanding the strong set of results. Why is this so? I have managed to fix an exclusive 1-1 meetup with Mark Zhou, Head of investments, GEAR (“Management”) to find out … [Read more...]

2 reasons why you should never borrow to invest in the stock market

When it comes to investing in the stock market, you never want to borrow and invest any money you cannot afford to lose. Always make sure you have 6-12 months’ worth of your monthly expenses in savings before you put a dime in the stock market. Remember, even though you might be investing in some of the best and most stable stocks around (with the stuff that you learn on this site!), no one can … [Read more...]

My 10% Portfolio – Changes After 1 Quarter

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Before I proceed with the main topic of this post, I just want to say my thanks to those who came and spent their Saturday Morning listening to me "talk". Hopefully everyone that turn up had learnt something that day! Back to the main topic...  These are the updates to my 10% Portfolio: As per Previous Post Current Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Oversea-Chinese Banking … [Read more...]

Buy transactions for Mar 2017

Let’s get the part about our Buy transactions for Mar 2017 out of the way first. Automated Investing Maybank Kim Eng Monthly Investment Plan Buy 30 units of SPDR STI ETF (ES3 on SGX) at S$3.15 per unit on 8 Mar 2017 Transaction cost of S$1 POSB Invest-Saver Buy 30 units of Nikko AM STI ETF (G3B on SGX) at S$3.22 per unit on 14 Mar 2017 Transaction cost of S$1 OCBC Blue Chip … [Read more...]

Herding Affirmation Meets Contrarian

Monkey see; monkey do. We know what it meant (not exactly flattering); but it feels so much more comforting to swim as a school of sardines, to graze together as a herd of zebras, fly as a flock of geese, and hunt together as a pride of lions. Although we call ourselves DIY "investors", we buy subscriptions to newsletters that tell us what the famous investors or hedge fund managers are … [Read more...]

Buying Singapore Savings Bonds

Investing is a fascinating game in a sense that no formula ever works all the time. There is no "Bao Jia" or sure wins. There are no programmable solutions, no absolutes and we must always break the rules to win. There is also no such thing as never. Warren Buffett himself broke his own rules so many times, in order to win. He said he would never buy tech stocks, yet he bought IBM and Apple.  He … [Read more...]

Cory Diary: Is STI Performance truly understood ?

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What is STI Index true performance ? The often quoted is 7% XIRR or so called Compounded which includes dividends distributed. This is achieved if one invest all their money one time exact in the year 2005 low and measured on the final price this month of STI. Yes is about 7%. The issue is can this be repeated ? That is the catch. Firstly our money in fund is constantly injected and for some … [Read more...]

The Investing Stories Behind Singapore’s STI Blue Chips

Read? Uncle Chua's School of Long-term Investing??? (2) Read? Grand old investor and gambler??? CreateWealth8888  27 February 2014 at 08:27:00 GMT+8 When to start buying? One grand old uncle (80+) told me this. The same old uncle who held APB for XX years and lost count of how much money he has made. When you see both ST and Zaobao showing at the same time large graphical of global … [Read more...]

Will office property rents bottom in 2017?

The prospect of interest rate hikes by the Fed used to spark panic among investors. This was due to the widely-held view that a receding tide of liquidity would spark a selloff in Asian assets that had been pumped up by years of ultra-loose monetary policy in developed economies. Now, it seems that growth is not only recovering in the US but across much of the world. And, higher US interest … [Read more...]

Improving retirement funding adequacy for my father.

To have aged parents is our good fortune. However, they could be a drain on our financial resources if they do not have adequate savings to fund their golden years. Add to this the greater possibility of being stricken by illnesses which require hospitalization or even long term medical care, we could have a very stressful situation on hand. In recent years, I have been suggesting that we … [Read more...]

Healthcare S-REITs Rate-Hike Sensitivity Data Comparison

Collecting rental income from hospitals and nursing homes is one of the more stable yield investment IMO. Healthcare REITs combine the best of two worlds - real estate & healthcare. With a rapidly aging population in Asia, hospitals and nursing homes will be in greater demand than ever. Parkway Life REIT is best positioned to take advantage of this demographic trend. It has the premium brand … [Read more...]

Karin Technology – What really matters in a Stock (11% Yield)

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Dividend yield stands at 11.42 % | HK company | Founded in 1977 | Comparison will be done with ExcelPoint Technology(BDF) – Based on closest market cap 1)  IDENTIFICATION OF COMPANIES THAT ARE UNDERVALUED. Price to book ratio : 0.564 (43.6% Below fair value)  BDF – 0.812 Price to earning ratio : 28.837 ( Growing above industry standard –11.614) BDF – 7.303 2)  LEARN ABOUT THEIR … [Read more...]

The Investigative Approach to Stock Investments

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There are a couple of quantitative methods for analysing stocks, such as the Dividend Discount Model (DDM). A lot of people use them for stock analysis and investment as they are relatively simple to use and do not require qualitative analysis of the business strategies, competitive environment, corporate governance, etc. For a very long time, I was also a keen user of such methods, looking at … [Read more...]

TTI’s New, Puny Position – S i2i

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March has been an absolutely crazy month for me thus far, work-wise. Probably cos it’s sandwiched between 2 holidays, and I’m paying for my travel sins. It’s almost the end of the month, and I have not had a weekday lunch in the whole of March. That’s really not very healthy. It’s screwing up my GI system, and I’ll probably see the consequences 2 decades from now. But it’s just 1 of those … [Read more...]

Old Chang Kee

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As stated in my earlier post, Old Chang Kee trailing dividend yield was at 3.45% on 12 March 2017. It isn’t a very high yield (esp. as compared to the business trusts and REITs). So you may be scratching your head, wondering why I put this in the ‘dividend’ stock list. However, in an environment of rising increase rates, whereby the normal yield of stocks is hovering around 2% to 3%, a 3.45% … [Read more...]