Singtel share price turning the tide

Singtel share price

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP 2 November 2020 will be remembered by many investors as the darkest day for Singtel share price. That was the fateful day that Singtel share price crashed to decades low of $2.00. The dismal form of Singtel share price is perhaps a vote of no confidence in the company’s outlook. Nonetheless, Singtel share price fought back from the low to reach a high of $2.40. The turn of Singtel share price came after the digital bank license win in December 2020.

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Singtel share price

On looking back, Singtel share price peaked at a high of $4.40 in April 2015. Incidentally, SingPost share price also peaked at a high of $2.00 in that period. Subsequently, the implosion of the corporate governance over at SingPost had caused the share price of the mailing company to suffer a horrendous meltdown. Being a substantial shareholder of SingPost, Singtel had to dispatch its former Chairman, Simon Israel, to double hat as Chairman of SingPost. Consequently, Singtel share price never recapture the high of $4.40.

Obviously, it is …

Sembcorp Marine share price to smash past $0.40?

Sembcorp Marine share price

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP When will Temasek Holdings drop the bombshell? Speculations of a merger between Keppel Offshore Marine (KOM) and Sembcorp Marine had been brewing for years. In fact, the merger appeared to be looming when Temasek Holdings made a partial offer for Keppel Corp in 2019. However, the withdrawal of the partial offer in 2020 threw a spanner in the works. Even so, most investors expect the merger to take place given the potential for synergy and cost savings. In this context, what will the impact for Sembcorp Marine share price if the merger does occur?

In a bizarre turn of event, Sembcorp Marine will become the global top oil-rig builder following Keppel Corp’s announcement to exit the business within two to three years. Whether this development will enable light at end of tunnel for Sembcorp marine share price is subjected to debate. Nonetheless, the move to pivot its business in the renewable energy industry is encouraging.

Sembcorp Marine share price & the Big Boys

Looking at the SGX Market Depth data (16 April), it seems that Sembcorp Marine share price enjoys good support from the big boys. As can be seen from the above data, there is 91 queue …

DBS Group share price to test $30 mark?

DBS Group share price

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP Will the coming financial result set DBS Group share price on fire? While OCBC share price is on a roll following three consecutive of net profit growth, things had not been so rosy at DBS Group. In third quarter, the bank announced a stunning 22% decline in net profit for 4QFY2020 on a quarter-to-quarter basis. Against this backdrop, DBS Group share price could be at an intriguing cross-road.

Unlike OCBC and UOB, DBS Bank should be viewed as a pure-play growth stock. This is because its key businesses are entrenched mainly in banking and wealth management sectors. On the other hand, OCBC and UOB are known to have substantial stakes in non-financial sectors like property development (UOL), stock brokerage (UOB Kay Hian), insurance (Great Eastern), etc. In view of this, DBS Group share price movements are highly sensitive to macro-economic conditions and also its top-line growth.

DBS Group share price

Indeed, DBS Group share price explosive surge since November 2020 was largely due to the COVID-19 vaccination, which ignited hopes of global economic recovery in 2021. Arising from this, institutional funds started to rotate out of technology stocks and poured funds into bank stocks, pushing DBS Group share price to nearly the …

OCBC share price to surge with 70% profit jump?

OCBC share price

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP OCBC share price is ready to rock again! In my previous article written on 5 February 2021, I wrote that OCBC share price could remain sluggish if the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)’s measure on bank share buybacks is firmly set in place. Since that fateful article, the management retaliated by launching a series of shares buybacks. For sure, the slew of share buybacks by OCBC caught me by surprise. Nonetheless, the moves provided good support for the bullish run of OCBC share price.

Although the current bullish form of OCBC share price should be attributed mainly to the improving economic conditions, the resumption of the share buybacks will bode well for OCBC share price. In comparison to DBS and UOB, OCBC is considered the most aggressive when it comes to share buybacks in recent years. In fact, the series of share buybacks in March and April 2020 enabled OCBC share price to make a swift recovery from the low of $7.80.

OCBC share price

Incidentally, the share buybacks also occurred at a time when Deputy President and Head of Global Wholesale Banking Helen Wong will take over as Group CEO from April 15. With a recovering OCBC share price, it …

Mapletree Logistics Trust (M44U) to hit $2.50?

Mapletree Logistics Trust M44U

SIGN UP FOR $10 TO UNLOCK ALL ARTICLES! Amid the onset of pandemic, many S-REITs have been adversely impacted due to the lockdowns in global cities and travel restrictions. Among the badly hit sectors are those S-REITs with core businesses in shopping malls and hospitality. Mapletree Logistics Trust (M44U) is one of the few S-REITs that bucked the trend.

Since the onset of COVID-19, Mapletree Logistics Trust (M44U) went on a crazy acquisition spree. Within the span of a year, the portfolio increased from 145 to 163 properties comprising 52 properties in Singapore, 9 in Hong Kong SAR, 18 in Japan, 30 in China, 12 in Australia, 15 in Malaysia, 18 in South Korea, 7 in Vietnam and 2 in India. The total value of assets under management is approximately $10.6 billion.

Mapletree Logistics Trust M44U

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Scary growth project of Mapletree Logistics Trust

In FY20/21, Mapletree Logistics Trust(M44U) acquired 18 properties, as compared to nine in FY19/20. The aggressive acquisition spree indicates that the management is confident of a global economy recovery in 2021. Indeed, despite the recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections, Mapletree Logistics Trust portfolio remains …

Hong Fok share price at 14-year high

Hong Fok share price

SIGN UP FOR $10 TO UNLOCK ALL ARTICLES! Every dog has its day. Recently, Hong Fok share price stole the limelight when the counter surged to a 14-year high following an article in The Straits Times claiming that Hong Fok share price could be undervalued. Yes, you are right, its 14-year high. At the point of writing, Hong Fok share price is trading at $1.05. The last time that Hong Fok share price was trading at $1.05 was in 2007.

The incredible surge of Hong Fok share price should be the work of the big boys. It is almost impossible for retail investors to push up the stock in such a manner. At least not in SGX. Question now is whether it is too late for retail investors to jump on the bandwagon.

Hong Fok share price

Recently, one of the long-time members of this blog requested for a review on Hong Fok share price. I am more than happy to do a coverage on Hong Fok share price as this is one of the privileges of being a member of this blog. If you are keen to ask for coverage on certain investment products or stocks, do sign up for SG Wealth …

AEM share price rockets to the moon!

AEM share price

SIGN UP FOR $10 TO UNLOCK ALL ARTICLES! What a comeback! The recent tech rout has caused AEM share price to plummet from $4.60 in February to a low of $3.70 in March. The bearish sentiments for the tech sector are due to investors rotating out of tech into cyclical stocks. Nevertheless, AEM share price stormed back in style on 23 March following news that Intel would reinvest US$20 billion to build two new chip factories in Arizona.

Being a long-time equipment testing supplier of Intel, AEM share price is intricately linked to developments at Intel. Investors would recall that in July 2020, AEM share price suffered meltdown following news of Intel’s announcement of delay in production of 7nm-based CPU for about 6 months.

AEM share price

The recent announcement by the new Intel CEO boosted AEM share price because the US giant is planning to become a manufacturing partner for other chip designers. Previously, Intel has always design and manufacture its own chips. The latest move would see Intel building chips for Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm. There are even talks of Intel re-capturing Apple.

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Moomoo Trading (Futu) review

Moomoo Trading Futu

SIGN UP FOR $10 TO UNLOCK ALL ARTICLES! Since the implosion of the pandemic in 2020, the US stock market had witnessed a frenzy of trading activities among retail investors. The spike in retail trading was largely due to the volatility seen in the market. In addition, the pandemic had resulted in lockdowns in various global cities. This led to prevalent work-from-home trends among retail investors, who have more opportunities to trade from the comfort of their homes. The shift led to a proliferation of low-cost investment platforms like Robinhood. The latest one to arrive in Singapore is Moomoo Trading (Futu).

Moomoo Trading Futu

Recently, one of the long-time members of this blog requested for a review on Moomoo Trading (Futu) platform. I am more than happy to do a coverage on the platform as this is one of the privileges of being a member of this blog. If you are keen to ask for coverage on certain investment products or stocks, do sign up for SG Wealth Builder membership! I will try my best to do an objective and balanced review.

As this topic is requested by a blog member, I must put a disclaimer that this article is not sponsored nor …

CDL share price to hit $10 with UK S-REIT IPO?

CDL share price

SIGN UP FOR $10 TO UNLOCK ALL ARTICLES! It’s like an intriguing plot straight out of Hong Kong’s TVB drama. The unfolding Sincere Property saga has rocked Singapore’s leading property giant, City Developments Limited (CDL), which announced an impairment loss of $1.78 billion due to investments in the Chinese property developer. The impairment contributed to the Group’s worst full-year financial performance in its operating history. Arising from this crisis, investors must be sweating on the kind of collateral damages that would be inflicted on CDL share price.

CDL share price

Investors first smelled blood for CDL share price in October 2020 when former director Kwek Leng Peck resigned after purported disagreements with the board over the Sincere investments. Consequently, the market reacted violently over Mr Kwek’s resignation, sending CDL share price spiralling out of control.

Can CDL share price shake the blues?

Following Mr Kwek’s resignation in October 2020, CDL share price fell from $7.70 to a low of $6.20. The correction represented almost 20% of CDL share price, so you can imagine the kind of seismic impact that Mr Kwek’s resignation inflicted on CDL share price. Since his departure, two more directors resigned over the fallout from the Sincere saga.

In retrospect, …

SIA share price in explosive destiny

SIA share price

My last article on SIA share price was on 22 May 2020. Back then, there were plenty of uncertainties for SIA share price due to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and the massive $8.8 billion rights issue. In view of these circumstances, I felt that it would be unfair to judge the performance of SIA share price. Now that things had pretty settled down, I think it is time opportune to provide an update on the outlook for SIA share price.

In the blink of an eye, it has been one year since the initial pandemic outbreak. The world is still struggling with multiple waves of COVID-19 infections and travel restrictions are still imposed strictly across most countries. But in November 2020, the sudden announcement of vaccine ignited plenty of hope of recovery for the travel industry, causing SIA share price to jump from $3.40 to the current $5.60. Has SIA share price really bottomed out?

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I have always maintained that our government will fight to the very …

Keppel DC REIT (SGX: AJBU) share price to hit $4?

Keppel DC REIT AJBU share price

My last coverage on Keppel DC REIT (AJBU) share price was on 7 February 2020. Back then, the counter was on a mighty form, surging from $2.00 to $2.33. Then, the 20 March market rout sent Keppel DC REIT (AJBU) share price tumbling to a low of $1.90. Thereafter, the share price steadily climbed to a high of $3.00 in October 2020 but unexpectedly tapered off to $2.70 toward the end of the year.

The beginning of 2021 saw Keppel DC REIT (AJBU) share price resuming its bullish form. However, the splendid run was recently halted by the devastating technology stocks sell-offs by the big boys. The massive US$1.9 trillion stimulus package by the US government led to a so-called rotation among institutional investors into valued stocks which had been walloped by coronavirus in 2020.

Keppel DC REIT AJBU share price

The volatility of Keppel DC REIT (AJBU) share price may have caused some concerns among investors. Being part of the prestigious Straits Times Index (STI), has the blue chip really lost its shine? Apparently, a member of SG Wealth Builder is concerned enough to seek my insights on Keppel DC REIT (AJBU) share price.

To put things into perspective, this …

Nanofilm (SGX: MZH) share price worth $4 only?

Nanofilm MZH share price

Amid the dearth of mega IPOs and a slew of delisting in SGX mainboard, Nanofilm Technologies’ explosive debut on 30 October 2020 certainly created a mighty buzz among Singapore investment community. In my memory, the last home-grown company that had debut with such fanfare was NetLink NBN Trust in 2017. Question now: is Nanofilm (MZH) share price overvalued?

Indeed, Nanofilm (MZH) share price made a strong start with an opening price of $2.77 and an intra-day high of $3.02. With solid support from a stellar group of institutional investors like Temasek Holdings, AIA, Credit Suisse, investing in this company seems like a no-brainer. Or is it so? Admittedly, I had been keen to invest in this stock but a review of its financial performances made me think that Nanofilm (MZH) share price could be grossly overvalued.

Nanofilm MZH share priceBefore examining the valuation of Nanofilm (MZH) share price in details, let me give a brief overview of the company’s profile. Nanofilm is a nanotechnology solution provider with three business units – advanced material surface solutions, production and supply of nanoproducts and manufacture of industrial equipment. Nanofilm’s solutions can be adaptable for use in smartphones, automotive, printing, computers and …

AEM (SGX: AWX) share price to hit $6?

AEM AWX share price

In February 2021, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order to address a global semiconductor shortage. The recent explosive demand for chips arises because of supply chain disruption caused by pandemic. The shortage has resulted in serious production bottlenecks in US automobile industry. To add fuel to fire, the US-China trade saw companies like Apple and Sony hoarding chips for their electronic products. In view of this massive demand for computer chips, would AEM (AWX) share price rise to smash past $6?

AEM AWX share price

The global shortage of semiconductors takes place at a time when US policymakers are about to unleash another stimulus package, estimated at a whopping US$1.9 trillion. Based on historical trends, the stimulus is expected to lead to another bull run in the stock market. So I am of the view that AEM (AWX) share price should enjoy another splendid run in the coming weeks.

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Note that this is an opinion article and not meant to be a financial advice. Please do your due diligence or engage financial …

Wilmar (SGX: F34) share price on the brink

Wilmar F34 share price

Investors of Wilmar (F34) must have that deja vu feeling. In October 2020, Wilmar (F34) share price suffered an explosive meltdown following the hugely successful listing of Yihai Kerry Arawana Holdings Co., Ltd (YKA) on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange ChiNext Board. Fast forward to 22 February 2021, Wilmar (F34) share price fell again following the release of a set of stellar financial result which saw the Group announcing a record total dividend of $0.13.

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The form of Wilmar (F34) share price is truly frustrating. We are talking about an organization which recorded a net profit of US$1.54 billion in FY2020. Amid the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic, how many Singapore companies out there are able to achieve such impressive result (apart from the local banks)? In view of this, I would say that the form of Wilmar (F34) share price does not do justice to its business fundamentals.

Wilmar F34 share price

To put things into context, the trigger for the recent correction of Wilmar (F34) share price is quite

Sembcorp (SGX: U96) share price worth $4?

Sembcorp Marine share price

In my last article, I wrote that I have exited Sembcorp (U96) at $1.85 in December 2020. Indeed, the stock never really hit above $1.85 since my exit. But on 23 Feb, both Sembcorp (U96) and Sembcorp Marine (S51) share prices unexpectedly stirred back to life to increase marginally upon the release of full-year financial results for FY2020. What on earth has happened?

Given that Sembcorp (U96) suffered almost $1 billion of losses, a member of SG Wealth Builder wrote in to enquire why Sembcorp (U96) did not suffer a catastrophic meltdown but rose slightly instead. I will share my view on Sembcorp Marine briefly and then provide an in-depth analysis on Sembcorp (U96).

Sembcorp U96

In my opinion, it is within expectation that Sembcorp Marine would incur heavy losses for FY2020 as COVID-19 led to various project stoppages and delays. Certainly, it is not light at end of tunnel yet. But the $2.1 billion rights issue had provided a crucial lifeline to Sembcorp Marine. In addition, Sembcorp Marine is also pivoting its business to green energy as the Group is actively tendering for more than 10 projects in Renewable Energy and Gas Solutions. These are …

US stocks in lost decade?

US stocks

Recently, one of the members of SG Wealth Builder wrote in to seek my opinion on the outlook for US stocks. Apparently, there is a lot of literature floating around stating that US stocks are in for a “lost decade”. As a matter of fact, even veteran investor, Charlie Munger, has weighed in and mentioned something to that effect.

How does a lost decade for US stocks affect retail investors and what sort of actions should we undertake against such backdrop?

US stocks

This is not the first time that someone suggested that US stocks are poised to suffer a massive correction in 2021. In fact, a few members had expressed concerns that a “holocaust” for US stocks could be looming given the recent record highs of Dow Jones, S&P 500 and NASDAQ. Should investors run for their lives?

Obviously, no one can predict the future and trying to predict the future directions of US stocks is getting difficult nowadays with so much volatility ongoing in the market. Nonetheless, in this article, I will share a balanced and pragmatic outlook of US stocks.

Note that this is an opinion article and not meant to be a financial advice. Please do your due …

DBS share price (SGX: D05) bottomed out?

DBS share price D05

Many investors claim that the best time to buy a stock is when the price has reached bottom. After all, when one reaches the bottom of the cliff, the only way to go is upwards. In this regard, has DBS share price (SGX: D05) bottomed out or has it gotten ahead of its business fundamentals?

Being one of the leading lights of SGX, DBS share price (SGX: D05) is considered a key barometer of local stock market performance. Amid the disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic, many investors scrutinize DBS share price (SGX: D05) for signs of economic recovery.

DBS share price D05

For sure, 2020 had been such a horrible year for everyone with the implosion of COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the devastating economic impacts of coronavirus, it took only nine months for DBS share price (SGX: D05) to stage a U-shape recovery. By December, the stock has recovered back to the pre COVID-19 levels (the stock was trading around $25 in the latter half of 2019).

DBS Group Holdings riding the storm

DBS Group Holdings share price & Piyush Gupta

In all honesty, the performance of DBS share price (SGX: D05) in the past six months had exceeded my …

Parkway Life REIT to hit $5?

Parkway Life REIT

How high will Parkway Life REIT go? Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital S-REIT acquired another nursing home in Japan, divested a non-core property in Japan and also delivered an impressive set of full-year financial result. These events helped to turbo-charge the unit price of Parkway Life REIT to wonderland. At the going rate, this counter is behaving more like a growth stock instead of a REIT.

Parkway Life REIT

The interesting thing about Parkway Life REIT is that the counter is not just performing like a growth stock, it also has an impressive 13-year track record of DPU growth since IPO. Indeed, this sounds incredible as there are not many such stocks in Singapore Exchange. But I am not joking. The graph below depicts the kind of growth for Parkway Life REIT.

Source: Parkway Life REIT

Question now is: will Parkway Life REIT hit $5 in 2021? On the basis of the current form, hitting $5 is not considered to be “mission impossible”. Frankly, I have been a long-time admirer of Parkway Life REIT. But if the counter really reached such a level, does it represent any value for money for investors to enter? In this article, …

Alibaba (HKG: 9988) to surge 10-fold in value?

Alibaba 9988

The last time that I covered Alibaba was in January 2019. Back then, Alibaba had not yet launched a secondary listing in Hong Kong and the former British colony was in complete turmoil with the unrelenting civil protests. To make matters worse, the company’s US stock was reeling from the devastating fallout from the US-China trade war. Since then, Alibaba (HKG: 9988) was listed in Hong Kong but the landscape has turned significantly darker with the onset of COVID-19 pandemic. And then, there is the Ant Group IPO fiasco.

Given the series of unfortunate events, is it the right time to invest in Alibaba (9988) now?

Alibaba share price in wonderland with Temasek Holdings

Dark side of Alibaba Group

Alibaba 9988

Recently, a member wrote in to ask for my insights on the leading Chinese e-commerce giant. Indeed, investing in Alibaba (9988) has not been easy because of the unfolding events. But if investors are willing to invest in this stock for the long-term, Alibaba (9988) could be a good match for Amazon stock, which surged 10-fold in value from 2015 to 2021.

The enduring form of Amazon proved that e-commerce is here to stay. In my …

OCBC share price in new dawn

OCBC share price

What a way for OCBC share to start the year. On 8 January 2021, OCBC stunned investors by announcing the retirement of former CEO Samuel Tsien. Prior to this, there was no hint of succession planning for the CEO position. Nonetheless, the market cheered the news and sent OCBC share price surging 7%, rising from $10.10 to a high of $10.80 on 8 January 2021. Will the new CEO, Ms Helen Wong, ignited sparks for OCBC share price?

Hands on heart, I have nothing against Samuel Tsien. In fact, I quite like him. Over the past decade, OCBC has emerged as the number two bank in Singapore, much thanks to the acquisitions of Hong Kong’s Wing Hang Bank, Barclays Wealth and Investment businesses in Singapore and Australia and National Australia’s Wealth and Investment businesses in Singapore and Australia. These mergers and acquisitions led to rising OCBC share price during Samuel Tsien’s tenure.

OCBC share price

Although Samuel Tsien’s tenure in OCBC had been defined by successful merger and acquisitions, the final lap of his helm saw OCBC share price losing form due to the 2019’s US-China trade war and the 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic. Admittedly, I had lost patience …

GameStop share price could lead to global market crash?

GameStop

Could this be the beginning of the end? The recent GameStop share price saga has upended the conventional wisdom in stock markets. For centuries, the big boys had always ruled the financial markets. Based on my knowledge, there was no precedent in which retail investors win the big boys. But in the last week of January 2021, the world has witnessed an extra-ordinary event in which the big boys of Wall Street was thrashed by the retail investors.

In late January 2021, there were reports of US hedge funds losing billions in assets after retail traders drove up prices of shares that were being heavily shorted by the big boys. GameStop share price, a loss-making video game retailer in US, had become a key battleground between the retail investors and the hedge funds.

Without taking sides, I am more worried about the implications out of this saga. When the big boys need to cover their short selling losses, they would have to deleverage and sell their liquid assets, namely the blue chips. As Dow Jones is dominated by thirty blue chips, the sell-offs by the big boys had caused the index to plunge 600 points …

Keppel share price in explosive destiny

Keppel share price

In perhaps one of the biggest corporate shake ups in recent decades, Keppel shocked investors by dropping the bombshell that it will exit the oil rig building business. On this note, it seems that Keppel share price is heading toward unchartered waters. In December 2020, I wrote that Keppel share price could remain volatile against the backdrop of the new normal for global crude oil prices. Indeed, Keppel share price collapsed by 8% on 29 January 2021 after the announcement of a set of dismal FY2020 results.

Full-year losses amounted to a staggering $508 million. The losses were largely attributed to the $952 million of impairments, mainly from the Offshore & Marine business. Arising from this, investors wasted no time punishing this counter as Keppel share price spiralled out of control, falling from $5.40 to $5.00 on 29 January 2021.

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In view of the challenging operating environment for Keppel, a long-time SG Wealth Builder Lifetime member quickly wrote …

iFAST share price in massive bubble

iFAST share price

What a stunning rally of iFAST share price! Last year on this date, iFAST share price was trading at merely $1.05. Fast forward to January 2021, the stock had risen by nearly 5-fold. The incredible stock performance is certainly surreal for investors. After all, multi-baggers are extremely rare in Singapore stock market. Given the massive run up, investors must be wondering if the form of iFAST share price is sustainable. In this regard, should investors take profits and run for their lives?

iFAST share price

What goes up must surely come down. This is a universal fact of life. Although the fairy-tale run of iFAST share price had given investors plenty to cheer about, I fear that this counter could have gone up way too “fast and furious”. When you have so much euphoria, it is a tell-tale sign of a massive bubble building up. Retail investors should be cautious of being caught with their pants down when the tide turns against them.

Since October 2020, SGX had raised three queries over the unusual iFAST share price movements. In view of this, investors must be cautious when trading this stock.

History has proven that iFAST share price …

My stock investment portfolio

investment portfolio

As a matter of policy, I do not usually share my stock investment portfolio in this blog. This is because I do not want to create the impression that I am showing off my wealth. However, at the request of an SG Wealth Builder Lifetime member, I am sharing my investment portfolio for the first time. I feel obliged to share this article as this member has been a loyal member and I would like to repay his faith in me.

Apart from the Lifetime member’s request, I think the sharing of my stock investment portfolio will be good for my self-development as it helps to provide clarity on the thought process for my investments. Obviously, we all have investment blind spots and will inevitably make mistakes in the course of our wealth journey. In this regard, I think it is important to do self-reflections from time to time so that we can learn from mistakes and improve to become better investors.

Having this update also serves as a good documentation to keep track of how I have fared as an investor. I think members of SG Wealth Builder will want to know that I …

Wilmar share price on the way to $10?

Wilmar share price

What an explosive run for Wilmar share price! On the back of record crude palm oil prices (CPO), Wilmar share price soars to high heavens. Indeed, the return of the form of Wilmar share price is timely as investors await the release of the highly-anticipated full-year financial results, which will be released on 22 February 2021.

In 2020, Sembcorp Industries was the best performing Straits Times Index (STI) component. I had made a profit of $17,500 from that counter and rebalanced my portfolio by investing in Wilmar. On the basis of the raging form of Wilmar share price, I am confident that Wilmar will be the best performing STI component in 2021.

Wilmar share price

Wilmar share price turned bullish with surging CPO

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Question now is: will Willmar share price storm to $10? This is definitely not a crazy wild guess with no investment basis. Net profit for 9MFY2020 was already US$1.14 billion. If we factored in the US$2.01 billion proceeds received from Yihai Kerry Arowana (YKA) and the 4th quarter net profit, the total net profit could be US$3.5 billion, which translates …

First Reit share price in crisis

AEM AWX share price

What a perfect storm for First Reit share price! In December 2018, I wrote an article “Dark chapter for high-flying First REIT”. In that article, I highlighted the two key risks for First Reit – over-reliance on its Sponsor (PT Lippo Karawaci, LPKR) for rental income and currency exchange risks. Indeed, my worst fear came true when First Reit share price blew up spectacularly in 2020. Should investors run for their lives or fight to the very end?

First Reit share price

Make no mistake, COVID-19 pandemic should not be seen as the attributing factor for the collapse of First Reit share price. Troubles actually began to brew way back in 2018 when LPKR embarked on the massive Meikarta real estate development in Indonesia. Costing USD21 billion, this is the largest project that the Riady family has taken so far. The required funding is colossus. As such, the amount involved drained the conglomerate’s cash flow and impacted the liquidity of the Group.

For sure, the moment of revelation was unleashed on 1 June 2020 when LPKR dropped the bombshell of unilaterally restructuring its master lease agreements (MLAs) with First Reit. To add to the mayhem, the …

CapitaLand share price to hit $5 in 2021?

CapitaLand share price

On 3 November 2020, I wrote that CapitaLand share price could have bottomed when the blue chip sunk to a low of $2.50. At that price level, my diagnosis was that it was a good opportunity to enter this counter. Subsequently, CapitaLand share price turned on the style to stage a magnificent recovery, soaring from $2.50 to a high of $3.30 in recent days. Christmas certainly came early for CapitaLand investors but is the current rally of CapitaLand share price sustainable in 2021?

The recent resurrection of CapitaLand share price can be attributed to a combination of several potent factors. Firstly, with Joe Biden being confirmed as the new President of United States, much uncertainties had been removed from global stock markets. As a result, most of the Straits Times Index (STI) components rediscovered their forms lately. And CapitaLand share price, being one of the leading lights in SGX, was no exception.

CapitaLand share price

Secondly, 2021 could be a pivotal year for CapitaLand share price as the Group attempts to ride on the much-anticipated COVID-19 recovery in Singapore and China. As of September 2020, 43% of the Group’s assets were in Singapore while 37% of the assets …

Wilmar share price turned bullish with surging CPO

Wilmar share price

Form is temporary, class is permanent. In this regard, will Wilmar share price stage a “return of the King”? The counter has been in mighty form lately due to the resurgent crude palm oil (CPO) prices. The monsoon season has caused floods in many areas of the oil palm plantations and caused tight supply. According to Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), CPO prices are expected to be trading above RM3,000 per tonne mark until the first quarter of 2021.

As Wilmar is one of the world’s largest oil palm plantation owners, CPO prices have always been proxy for Wilmar share price. In fact, the recent explosive form of Wilmar share price should be attributed to the robust CPO prices. To put things into perspective, the current CPO price of RM3836 was nearly a decade record high.

Wilmar share price to hit $5?

Wilmar share price

Based on data extracted from MPOB, the last time that CPO prices were trading at RM3800 to RM3900 levels was in February 2011. Back then, Wilmar share price was trading at around the $5.25 bandwidth. Of course, many investors would argue that over the past decade, Wilmar’s businesses had evolved significantly and that …

Keppel share price to soar with potential demergers?

Keppel share price

The only predictable thing about Keppel share price is its unpredictability. In this regard, will 2021 herald a new era or yet another false dawn for Keppel share price? Looking back, it has been an absolute gut-wrenching ride for investors as Keppel share price undergo tremendous volatility in 2020.

The counter plunged to $4.90 on 19 March when global stock markets blew up in pieces during the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, all hell broke loose for Keppel share price as the blue chip was not spared from the terrifying carnage.

Keppel share price

The resulting COVID-19 pandemic had led to oil prices collapsing to negative levels in May 2020. Nonetheless, Keppel share price confounded analysts to stage a swift recovery from the meltdown to hit a high of $6.00. Unfortunately, that impressive run was soon brought to an unexpected halt when Temasek Holdings pulled out of the conditional offer to buy a controlling stake in Keppel Corp.

Keppel share price plunged to 11 year low

Keppel share price in winter wonderland with Temasek Holdings

Can Keppel share price meet the great expectations of Temasek Holdings?

Indeed, the stunning move by Temasek Holdings had briefly caused a crisis …

Behind the Scenes of The Property Market

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Ten years ago, I began my real estate journey when I just started a family. My first property was a 5-room HDB flat in Bedok. That property let me made my first pot of gold when I sold it at the peak of the 2013 property market. Back then, we had decided to downgrade to a 3-room HDB flat in Bedok. Subsequently in 2017, my family upgraded to an Executive Condominium (EC) in Punggol – The Terrace.

As I look back at my family’s financial journey, I can’t help but marvel how property had indeed played a significant part in my life’s progression. No doubt about it, if you played the game right, real estate can truly unlock value for you. As we are approaching the 5-year Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) for our EC, we are considering the next step forward. So when property blogger, Vina Ip, invited me to review her book – Behind the Scenes of The Property Market – I thought it was really god-send.

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Incidentally, this is the second book review that I am doing for Vina. In 2014, I had done a review on her book “No B.S. Guide to Property Investment – Dirty