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Centraland IPO.

Centraland IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 30 January 2008 Commencement of trading: 01 February 2008 Established in the 1995, Centraland is a property developer in Zhengzhou city, the provincial capital of Henan Province, one of the most populated provinces in PRC. They...

Mr. Market

Mr. Market

Another volatile week in the market. At the start of the week, the STI suffered is biggest one day fall since October 1987, plunging 6%. However at the end of the week, the STI together with the rest of the market recovered, aided by the Fed's interest rate cut and...

Short-selling Part 4

Short-selling Part 4

By: DanielXX Derivatives, and warrants in particular, have become very popular instruments on the SGX over the past few years, and the SGX must be given credit for its successful promotion of this instrument the second time round (the first attempt in the 90s fizzled...

Wee Hur IPO.

Wee Hur IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 28 January 2008 Commencement of trading: 30 January 2008 Established in the 1980, Wee Hur provides building construction services in Singapore and acts as the management or main contractor in construction projects for both...

Hazy Work Day

Hazy Work Day

By: Drizzt Its one of those days where you woke up at 4.30 am cause you can’t get used of sleeping early. Contrary to what many of my friends believed, I don’t check the mkts but checked some NBA scores and read some decorating sites. That hasn’t stopped me from...

Vivolife – Market Comparison

Vivolife – Market Comparison

Vivolife is a recently launched limited premium WL policy by NTUC. Patrick's comments has been pretty positive. Here's his take on it. By: Patrick Lim As promised, I have finally completed a market comparison of Vivolife versus the competition, meaning all 10/15/20/25...

STI Update.

STI Update.

By: Kleer This technical commentary on the STI was released by AM Fraser Research yesterday. Note: I do not necessarily share the view of this commentary, but it is useful to know what the key support and resistance levels are. Key support - 2610-2620 Next support -...

Orient Century

Orient Century

By: Drizzt This company was brought to my attention by Brandon. What attracted him to this was its huge cash holding. I see this as more of a lack of opportunity to deploy this large cash holding. The education business in China should have plenty of room to grow....

Bear Market

Bear Market

By: Tan Kin Lian We are now in a severe bear market. The stockmarket around the world has dropped more than 20% from its recent peak. The drop can be 5% a day. It can drop a few days in a row. This is the work of hedge funds. When the market is weak, they sell in...

The Great Singapore Sale.

The Great Singapore Sale.

By: Kleer Lately, I've been asked by many people whether it is a good time to buy stocks now, and if so, which stocks would be worth buying. But before I go into that, I feel that I should state this disclaimer: The sub-prime crisis currently faced by the American...

Free Cash Flow Yield or FCF

Free Cash Flow Yield or FCF

By: Jay One advanced but quite useful financial ratio that has not been discussed on this blog is the Free Cash Flow Yield. This no. tries to determine how much return can an investor expect after the company has made its money and invested what it needs for future...

A Turbulent Week

A Turbulent Week

There has been only one direction for the market this week and that is down. The dreaded 'R' word has been the topic of debate and some investors believed that the US is already in a Recession. Our local bloggers have been lying idle either. They have been busy...

Market Update.

Market Update.

By: Kleer These articles were published in the Straits Times today: IMF warns subprime crisis losses 'may be higher' The United States subprime mortgage crisis will likely produce deeper problems than expected because not all market players have 'come out clean' about...

On Bonvest

On Bonvest

By: Drizzt I mentioned that during this correction, some of these stocks that you like have come down to rather reasonable valuations. Bonvest could be one of them. I do like Bonvest when it is below $1, much because of its diversified business of Food,Industrial,...

The Oprah Show

The Oprah Show

By: Patrick Lim Just caught the Oprah show - "Sick in America, it can happen to u" on the hallmark channel which was telecast from 10 to 11 pm. One of the guests for tonight's episode is a celebrity film-maker, Mr Michael Moore, who gain fame for his documentary,...

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