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Black Monday

Black Monday

By: Derek Lim As anticipated, Singapore shares plunged 2.81% or 105.34 points. I'm not panicking as I have already liquidated most of my stocks. In fact, I'm looking to buy more; I'm currently looking at companies who will be posting good 3Q results and giving out...

Hong Leong Finance

Hong Leong Finance

By: Derek Lim The Business Times Published October 19, 2007 HLF: Firing on all pistons, no CDO shock By SIOW LI SEN WHEN Hong Leong Finance (HLF) posts its third-quarter results next month, it is likely to announce a special dividend to use up its tax credits before...

PSC Corporation Ltd

PSC Corporation Ltd

By: Derek Lim PSC closed at $0.455 today. Pretty disappointing if you consider that the last price before consolidation was $0.12. Hence after a 5:1 consolidation, I'm expecting about $0.60. Even if it is calculated base on $0.10 per share (figure used by PSC to...

Critical Illness coverage after age 75

Critical Illness coverage after age 75

I recently voice my concerns about Critical Illness (CI) coverage in sgfunds. "Maybe I'm just paranoid but I always imagine myself getting a critical illness when I'm old. It doesn't help when the government says that 1 in 2 will live till 85yrs. I imagine the worst...

Lunch Disucssion on Insurance

Lunch Disucssion on Insurance

Had a discussion with an IFA over lunch on Critical Illness (CI) coverage. I came to the conclusion that the best way to have insurance coverage for CI after 75 yrs is through a Whole Life plan. I will write more when I'm back home.

My Asset Allocation

My Asset Allocation

By: Derek Lim There is a thread on "What is your overall asset allocation?" in Sgfunds. I find it really useful gauge of each person investment appetite and risk. Below is my asset allocation. Stocks : 53.00% Insurance : 27.56% Cash: 14.84% Fix Income: 4.24% Gold:...

September Portfolio

September Portfolio

By: Derek Lim I was in reservist for the whole of September. Hence, I didn't have much time to monitor my stocks or update my site. But hey, isn't that what investments are about - ignore market noise and let it run. It's a pretty good month, with the Fed cutting...

Disability Income Insurance

Disability Income Insurance

Many of us are familiar with the idea of buying insurance to cover ourself in the event of Death, Critical Illness and Total Permanent Disability (TPD). However, what worries me is what happen if I'm not able to work and yet do not meet any of the three requirements?...

Portfolio Update 18 August 2007

Portfolio Update 18 August 2007

By: Derek Lim I have sold all 10 lots of Unifiber at $0.210 at a loss of 23.59%. However, I'm fortunate that my overall loss was not too affected as Unifiber made up only about 9% of my portfolio. However, in line with the market tumble this week, my existing...

Ascendas India REIT

Ascendas India REIT

By: Derek Lim Hard-luck. Even for a fairly big IPO like this, I'm still unable to get any. Come to think of it, my only two successful IPOs (ChinaRetail Investment Trust and CitySpring) was applied via DBS and none of was successful via UOB. Despite the low yield, I...

Sub-prime issue again

Sub-prime issue again

By: Derek Lim STI together with all the entire region tumbled today on worries about the sub-prime situation in the US. However, this problem has been around for some time now and I'm not too worried. My biggest concern is not in the US but in China. We have all been...

Ascendas India Trust IPO

Ascendas India Trust IPO

By: Derek Lim Price: S$1.18 Placement: 392,000,000 Public: 20,000,000 Date of Offer: 25 July 2007, 12:00pm Closing: 30 July 2007, 7:00am Commence Trading: 1 August 2007, 2:00pm Underwriter: JPMorgan, Citi, DBS I believe many are turning to safer investments especially...

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