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Barriers to Entry

By: Jay To determine whether a company has a business moat ie whether it can defend its turf when competitors come in, we look at what is called Barriers to Entry, one of Porter’s 5 Forces. I have identified a few common barriers but I must point out that the list is not exhaustive. Other barriers exist and it takes experience and knowledge to identify them. Again, investing is about life-long learning and hard-work. It is not about get-rich-quick. Market share This is the most basic edge a company can have over its competitors. When a company is the...

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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 believe that AscendasIndT is a good stock for the long term. My initial plan is to buy only 1 lot and being the typically “Kiasu” Singaporean, I bid 1 lot at $1.60 and another at $1.78 (I estimated that it will open in this range). However, the opening price was...

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