Year: 2020

Sembcorp Industries share price to smash $3.00 with India IPO?

Sembcorp Industries share price

On 16 September 2020, I invested in Sembcorp Industries (SCI). My entry price for Sembcorp Industries share price was $1.35. The decision to enter this counter was after my research done for my previous article “Sembcorp Industries share price to hit $5 after demerger?”

In my previous article, I shared that the catalyst for Sembcorp Industries share price is not the demerger of the loss-making Sembcorp Marine. To truly unlock the full value of Sembcorp Industries share price, the management must continue its effort in recycle capital through its energy and urban assets. And one of the major catalysts for Sembcorp Industries share price is the listing of the India business unit, Sembcorp Energy India Ltd (SEIL).

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According to a report written by Phillip Capital written on 9 September 2020, the estimated value of the listing is worth a staggering $1.8 billion. However, given the current climate, the IPO value should be at most $1.5 billion. With such tremendous catalyst, Sembcorp Industries share price could potentially hit $3.00. After all, Sembcorp Industries share price is traded at $2.13 as of 16 September 2020 post-SCM demerger ($1.34 + (4.911 x $0.16)).

According to the …

CapitaLand share price worth $5.00?

CapitaLand share price

Being a diversified real estate giant, CapitaLand needs no introduction. Question now is: does CapitaLand share price offer value? CapitaLand share price is now being traded at $2.75, representing Price/Book Value of just 0.557. This means that the book value should be about $5.00 per share. At current price level, this counter is indeed being traded at a massive discount, no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CapitaLand share price

Despite the damaging impact of COVID-19 pandemic, CapitaLand share price has been quite rock solid. If investors look back, this counter has not bombed out to the $1.85 level last seen during the Global Financial Crisis. In fact, the last time CapitaLand share was trading at current level was in 2015. Even during the March 2020 market rout, this counter only tanked to $2.60.

The resilient of CapitaLand share price is attributed to the strong institutional ownership – Temasek Holdings own 52% stake, while Blackrock holds 4.8%. Beyond the solid support from the big boys, I also noticed that ROE has steadily increased from 6.7% in …

AEM share price in crisis of confidence?

AEM share price

On 4 September, I sold off all my AEM shares when AEM share price was trading at $3.85. After factoring the dividends (May and August 2020) and the brokerage fees, the total returns amounted to $5,500. This returns represented 16% yield over a period of 5 months. The decision to exit this counter was partially due to the recent corrections in Dow Jones and Nasdaq.

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Will I regret selling AEM shares? After all, I had been so bullish with this counter for the past few months. To be honest, I don’t know the answer. All I know is that with a 5-year beta of 2.13, AEM share price is much more volatile than Singapore bank stocks. So even though the fundamentals of AEM remain strong, its stock price will be extremely volatile in the near term.

Given the volatility of AEM share price, I guess I will have plenty of sleepless nights if I continue to hold on to the shares. I would rather cash in now and live …

Singtel share price crashed to 12-year low

Singtel share price

On 3 September 2020, US market crashed with Dow Jones tumbling more than 800 points while Nasdaq collapsed nearly 5%. Is this the end of the US stock market rally? Over in Singapore, Singtel share price is also not spared from the bloodbath as the counter crashed to a 12-year low.

Given the turn of events, the narrative for Singtel share price has turned sombre. Should investors run for their lives or keep faith with CEO Chua Sock Koong?

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Intel share price in 5G evolution

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Amid the on-going bull run of technology stocks, the ailing Intel share price stood out like a sore thumb. With a P/E ratio of just 9.3, Intel share price is currently being traded at levels way below its competitors, (e.g. AMD and Qualcomm). AMD share price is being traded at P/E ratio of 163 while Qualcomm share price is traded at 50. As one of the leading lights of Nasdaq, has Intel share price lost its shine?

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Year-to-date, Intel share price has fallen by 16%. This is in deep contrast to the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index (SOX), which soared 20% year-to-date. Furthermore, Nasdaq index has soared to record highs for the past few weeks. So the fall of Intel share price must have given investors plenty of sleepless nights.

The plunge of Intel share price was largely attributed to the delayed release of its next-generation 7nm chips. Prior to this event, Intel share price got hit when Apple announced that it would ditch Intel chips for its Mac computers. Following these bombshell …

Accordia Golf Trust share price in final fantasy?

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Should investors of Accordia Golf Trust run for their lives or fight to their very end by blocking the upcoming assets divestment deal? On 29 June, the trust announced that it is selling its 88 golf courses for $804.1 million. And then on 7 August, the trust came back with a revised offer of $848.4 million. The announcements sent Accordia Golf Trust share price to hit a three-year high.

Accordia Golf Trust share price

Accordia Golf Trust debut in SGX mainboard only in 2014. So the divestment announcement should come as a shock to many investors as it is proposed that trust to be wind up after the divestment of the golf assets. Nevertheless, the proposed divestment did help to lift Accordia Golf Trust share price from $0.44 on 19 March to the recent $0.74.

The total distributions issued amounted to 31.42 cents. So for those who had held the units till now, the returns would have been quite decent. But I would not say that this counter is an ideal dividend play because Accordia Golf Trust share price has been pretty volatile in recent years.

As a matter of fact, it appears to me that Accordia Golf Trust is …

AEM share price ready for Nasdaq listing?

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It’s a major coup. On 24 August 2020, AEM Holdings appointed Samer Kabbani as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Amid the global downturn due to the fallout from COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are downsizing and retrenching staff. AEM bucks the trend to continue its aggressive expansion. Investors reacted well to the news and gave AEM share price yet another short-lived lift.

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The appointment of the CTO has heightened investors’ hopes of a Nasdaq dual listing, which is widely deemed as the holy-grail for AEM share price. While it is not a requirement for companies seeking listing in Nasdaq to appoint a CTO, applicants are required to appoint a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Thus, the appointment of Ms Leong Sook Han as AEM’s CFO on 9 June 2020 could be a move to comply with a potential Nasdaq listing.

The appointment of the CTO is an interesting one though as Mr Kabbani held senior positions in AEM’s overseas competitors – Advantest, Astronics Test …

Gold price at turning point?

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Is this the right time to buy gold? In August, gold price suffered one of the worst sell-downs in recent years when it fell from USD2055 per troy ounce on 7 August 2020 to USD1885 on 12 August 2020. Subsequently, gold price recovered to the USD1940 bandwidth in the following two weeks. What had caused the pull-back in gold price in early August?

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Year-to-date, gold price has surged by a whopping 28%. So the current correction in gold price may represent a good window of opportunity for wealth builders to buy bullion or bullion savings programs before gold price soars again. To put things into perspective, much of the increase in gold price in 2020 is attributed to the monetary stimulus measures introduced by US government in March 2020. The recent plunge in gold price in August is also largely due to the US monetary stimulus, or the lack of it in August 2020.

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Against the backdrop of economy slow-down caused by COVID-19 pandemic, gold price has been in buoyant form in 2020 because the precious metal is viewed as a safe haven. So the recent correction in gold price must have confounded many …

Singtel share price braces for bloodbath

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Is this the beginning of the end for Singtel share price? Following the release of a set of terrible 1Q results, Singtel share price seems set for another roller coaster ride. In my previous article, I wrote that I had feared the worst for Singtel share price, citing this counter as vulnerable target for short-sellers. On the basis of the current Singtel share price, I think my concerns had been valid.

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Singtel share price

Many investors argued that the best chance for accumulation of blue chips is when the counter sinks into the rock bottom. To this end, I do not disagree but is it really the right time to enter Singtel? You certainly don’t want to catch a falling knife. Also, you don’t want to clash with the big boys when they are shorting Singtel share price.

Data do not lie. In 2019, Singtel share price declined from $3.60 in July to $3.15 in August. In 2018, this counter fell from $3.30 in July …

Sembcorp Industries share price to hit $5 after demerger?

Sembcorp Industries share price

For the longest time, I hold back writing about the impact of the demerger to Sembcorp Industries (SCI) share price because you never know if the shareholders would do a “Keppel”. Now that 99% of the shareholders had voted for the demerger, I think it is time opportune to pen down the potential long-term impacts on Sembcorp Industries share price.

Hyflux to sink or swim with Sembcorp Industries?

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When the $2.1 billion recapitalization of Sembcorp Marine was announced on 8 June 2020, I can imagine long-term investors of Sembcorp Industries being overwhelmed with emotions. I can certainly relate to their agony. Indeed, investing in this counter is no fun. Sembcorp Industries share price used to trade at $5.50 in 2014. Then the oil slump of 2015-16 came along to mess things up for its marine subsidiary, Sembcorp Marine (SCM). Consequently, Sembcorp Industries share price got walloped left, right and centre.

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The devastating COVID-19 and the collapse of oil prices have led many to view SCM as a fast sinking ship. Prior to 2020, SCM had dragged down SCI’s financial performances for years because of the ailing oil and gas sector. This resulted …

OCBC share price ambushed by MAS

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Will OCBC share price see daylight? The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the entire world and causes Singapore economy to shrink by a whopping 13.2 percent for 2nd quarter on a year-on-year basis. Given that bank stocks are highly sensitive to economy condition, OCBC share price is expected to face a bitter winter ahead.

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With the highest Common Equity Tier 1 among the three local banks, OCBC continues to be the strongest Singapore bank. It is this trait that gives me the conviction in OCBC share price. But whether the management can leverage on this position of strength amid the pandemic crisis is a big question mark.

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To further complicate matters for OCBC share price, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) implemented a series of measures to ensure the financial stability of the local banks. One of the key measures implemented in April 2020 was the restriction of shares buybacks in exchange for the loosening of some capital …

AEM share price swims or sinks with Intel lawsuit?

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Crisis? What crisis? Following the Intel fiasco, AEM share price shrugged off all talks of impending crisis by staging a magnificent comeback after the announcement of a set of stellar 1HFY2020 financial results. But before AEM investors get carried away, dark clouds loom ahead that may derail AEM share price.

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On 28 July 2020, it was reported that a group of US investors had filed a lawsuit against Intel for “failing to disclose material adverse facts about the company’s business”. The lawsuit alleged Intel for failing to disclose to shareholders that Intel had identified the defect mode in the 7-nm chip, resulting in the yield degradation. One member is concerned enough to write in and sought my views on whether the Intel lawsuit could affect AEM share price.

Evidently, the Intel lawsuit spooked the hell …

DBS Group Holdings share price & Piyush Gupta

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Will CEO Piyush Gupta come to the rescue of DBS Group Holdings share price? During the 2014 oil crisis, DBS Group Holdings share price had collapsed 36% to reach a bottom of $13.60. In 2016, CEO Piyush Gupta had bought the company shares at around the price range of $13.90. From the day he bought DBS shares, this counter went on a rampage to hit a record $30 in April 2018.

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The entry of Piyush Gupta would provide the perfect buying signal for DBS Group Holdings share price. But the current crisis is entirely different as COVID-19 pandemic presents a formidable challenge. To make things even more complicated for DBS Group Holdings share price, the banking sector is hit by a slew of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) measures.

On 18 July 2020, I wrote an article on DBS Group Holdings share price stating that the counter would hover between $21 and …

AEM share price worth $10?

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It’s official. AEM’s market capitalization raced past the $1 billion mark after AEM share price stormed past $4.00 following the release of a stellar 1HFY2020 result. Question now is: will AEM share price hit $5.00 in the coming days? This is the stock price that would take the market capitalization of AEM to USD1 billion, a level that would pave the way for a Nasdaq listing. Is this stock worth $10 in the long-run?

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The comeback of AEM share price is certainly impressive as it came on the back of the epic Intel fiasco. The US chip maker had recently announced a six-month delay in its 7-nm chips. That news knocked the wind out of AEM share price, which plunged as much as 7% the following day. But damage control is made as management announced an upward revenue guidance to be in

StarHub share price in dangerous mood

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On 27 July 2020, StarHub announced the abrupt retirement of its CEO Peter Kaliaropoulos. The bombshell revelation is likely to add more pressure on StarHub share price in the coming weeks. The CEO’s sudden departure also coincides with the period of time in which the telco is about to announce the 1HFY2020 results (7 August 2020). In view of this, many investors can’t help but fear the worst for StarHub share price.

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Peter Kaliaropoulos was appointed as StarHub CEO in July 2008. During his tenure, StarHub share price had never crossed the $2.00 mark. Instead, the past two years saw StarHub share price on a path of destruction. Currently, StarHub share price has slumped to an abysmal $1.25, a shadow of its former self when it was trading as high as $4.00 in 2016. In view of this, should shareholders short StarHub share price to hedge their investments?

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To be fair to Peter Kaliaropoulos, he did try his best to revive the fortunes of the ailing telco through …

Gold price smashed to record high

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It seems that gold price has upturned the downturn. Amid the devastating impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, gold price climbed to a high of USD1,900 per troy ounce. At this level, gold price surpassed the previous high last seen in 2011. Is this a bubble in the making or the start of a multi-year bull run for gold price?

Against the backdrop of soaring gold price, a member enquired what should be the investment strategies that one could undertake amid the downturn. Indeed, it is almost 6 months since the outbreak of the virus. In view of this, I do think that it is time opportune to take stock of the situation and the investment strategies to undertake.

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On 2 February 2020, I wrote an article, “Wuhan virus offers three opportunities to build wealth”. In that article, I had doubts that gold price would hit USD1,900 per troy ounce. Instead, I predicted that the on-going uncertainties would lead to an increase of gold price by at least 10%. However, the current form of gold price had proven me wrong. Nevertheless, if investors had bought gold at USD1,580 per troy ounce back in February 2020, they would …

AEM share price rocked by Intel

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Sign up & unlock articles! AEM share price suffered an explosive meltdown on 24 July 2020 following news of Intel’s announcement of delay in production of 7nm-based CPU for about 6 months. The bombshell revelation caused AEM share price to drop by as much as 7% the next trading day. Is this the beginning of the end for AEM share price or should investors buy on the dip?

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To be fair to Intel, the 2Q financial result was actually quite decent as revenue increased by a staggering 20% year-on-year to reach USD19.7 billion. This performance exceeded most analysts’ predictions. On the basis of Intel’s stellar results, I expect AEM’s upcoming 1HFY2020 financial result to be robust as well, thereby turbo-charging AEM share price.

Question now is: will AEM share price explode in second wave with a potential contract win with Qualcomm or spiral out of control with Intel? Speculations about a …

AEM share price to rocket to $5.00?

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Sign up & unlock articles! Will AEM share price fulfil its destiny as the King of Technology Stock in SGX? AEM share price has been in buoyant mood in the past week, soaring by as high as 17% on 21 July 2020. Admittedly, the rise has not been linear as AEM share price experienced some loss of form in June.

The upcoming 1H financial result must have given a boost to AEM share price as investors bought ahead of the earning release. Many analysts had hyped up AEM share price and re-rated the target price following the strong growth in electronics sector amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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As the purported key supplier for Intel, AEM share price had ridden on the growth of the US semiconductor company in recent years. It’s competitive edge lies in its first-mover advantage of its test equipment for Intel in 2016 – High Density Modular Test (HDMT) semiconductor test handler platform. The volume ramp …

SPH share price at mercy of OCBC Bank?

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It is that “uh-oh” feeling for SPH share price again. As an OCBC shareholder, I have a special interest in SPH share price. Why is this so? After all, this article is about SPH share price and not OCBC bank. Read on to find out why.

Troubles certainly come in troops for SPH share price. In the 3rd quarter business update, SPH management revealed that COVID-19 pandemic had resulted in revenue from print advertisement plummeting 51% year-on-year while rental income from its Singapore retail assets also got hit due to the circuit breaker from April to June. To rub salt into the wound, one of its aged care assets (Orange Valley) was a COVID-19 cluster (thankfully all affected patients had been discharged).

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Given the gloomy backdrop, SPH share price continued its downward journey to the bottom of the cliff. Should shareholders hang on for their lives or throw in the towel? In my opinion, current SPH share price is so bad its good.  At 0.5 to its book …

DBS Group share price to melt with 41% GDP drop?

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Sign up & unlock articles! It’s official. Singapore has entered into recession following the 41.2% GDP drop in the 2nd quarter from the preceding three months. As the bellwether of the economy, the financial performance of the banks is sensitive to the economy condition. In this regard, will DBS Group share price melt in the coming weeks?

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The mind-blowing decline of 2Q’s GDP is obviously caused by the COVID-19 and the resulting circuit-breaker measures. Many analysts shuddered to think what would have happened if the government did not implement the four budgets worth nearly $100 billion. The rescue packages helped to mitigate the impact for most businesses and stave off mass unemployment. Looking back, this could be the major factor why DBS Group share price had not collapsed to abysmal levels until now.

Despite the devastating effect of COVID-19 pandemic, year-to-date, DBS Group share price had corrected about 18%. The bearish form was because the bank has a huge loan exposure of $85 billion in the

Golden Agri share price plunged to record low

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Sign up & unlock articles! Is this the end of the road for Golden Agri share price? The only predictability about Indonesian palm oil plantation company is its unpredictability. In December 2019, many analysts (including myself) predicted that Golden Agri share price would be doomed after the stock was removed from the prestigious Straits Times Index (STI). But the company ended FY2019 on a high note after delivering a surprising result which saw the company clocking USD194 million of net profit.

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Golden Agri share price in false dawn?

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Entering FY2020, Golden Agri share price plunged to a low of $0.13 on 23 March 2020 due to the devastating fallout from COVID-19. Since then, Golden Agri share price had not been able to shake the blues. For the past four months, the stock had been languishing around the $0.13 to $0.15 price range. Make no mistake, no winter lasts forever. The best chance of making money from stock market is to enter during crisis time. But will Golden Agri share price turn out to be a falling knife?

Perhaps, the disappointing 1st quarter business update played a part in the …

AEM share price in fist of fiery

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In June 2020, AEM share price hit the skid after soaring from $1.30 in March to a high of $3.40 in May. The uncertainties of the new US ban on Huawei, coupled with the announcement that Apple is ditching Intel for its Mac computers, may have took some shine off AEM share price. But in July, AEM share price returned to form and resumed its bullish form again. What has changed?

To put things into perspective, AEM share price roared to life in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic, which had caused people to work from home. The pandemic has also resulted in companies turning to technologies for business continuity. Against this backdrop, the demand for chips soared. Consequently, AEM share price went on a bullish streak because the company provides system testing for semiconductor companies.

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Question now is: will AEM share price rocket in the coming months? This is the price level that will propel its market capitalization to $1.4 …

SPH share price assassinated by short sellers

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SPH share price is in crisis. 22 June 2020 marked the end of 22 years of journey in the Straits Times Index (STI) for SPH, which was being replaced by Mapletree Industrial Trust. Given that the revamped STI was created by SPH in 1998, the latest development is indeed a terrible setback for SPH share price. But in my view, this move could be a strategy by the management to ward off short-selling attacks.

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From 2 December 2019, SGX has dramatically reduced the borrowing rates for index stocks from 6% to 0.5%. This means that if SPH continued to remain in the STI, SPH share price will be vulnerable to short-selling attacks. Currently, investors had loaned a massive 19.4 million of SPH shares to the SGX Securities Borrowing and Lending Pool (SBL).

Notwithstanding the above, SPH share price is likely to be bearish in the following months. Former STI comrades like SIAEC, StarHub, Golden Agri and HPH Trust all suffered huge decline in share prices following their exit out of STI. So far, I have not …

TalkMed share price lost its way

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Sign up & unlock articles! Will TalkMed share price ever see daylight? This counter used to be one of the rising stars among the Catalist. With a market capitalization of $554 million, TalkMed is actually one of the largest Catalist stocks in Singapore. Yet, a combination of events caused this healthcare group to fall off the cliff in recent years.

Every dog has its day. TalkMed share price had a good start when it surged from IPO price of $0.20 in January 2014 to hit a high of $1.00 in July 2016. That solid run also saw the Group issuing bonus shares to reward shareholders on the basis of one bonus share for one existing ordinary share back in May 2017.

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Then all of a sudden, the wheels came off the wagon for TalkMed share price. In June 2017, the Group’s CEO, Dr Ang Peng Tiam. was given an eight-month suspension following the inquiry conducted by the Disciplinary Tribunal of Singapore Medical Council. Dr Ang’s eight-month suspension had a negative impact on the Group’s revenue and earnings in 2017. That news totally knocked the wind out of TalkMed share price. Since then, TalkMed share price had been a shadow of …

SG Wealth Builder celebrates 10-year anniversary!

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In life, time flies. In the blink of an eye, it has been 10 years since I founded SG Wealth Builder! It seems like yesterday when I founded SG Wealth Builder. I can still remember the raw passion and explosive excitement when launching this wealth blog.

A decade had passed and the energy remains amazingly strong. During this period, many fellow bloggers had come and go. Some of them were really outstanding bloggers but fizzled out in no time. Nevertheless, I continued to push on and the brand of this blog grew from strength to strength. Over time, I have also developed a voice that connects with my readers. It is this distinctive voice that attracted readers to keep coming back to this blog and many had become long-time followers.

Value is what attracted readers and followers to SG Wealth Builder. Many people who visited my blog had provided numerous feedback that they had learned useful things that they were able to apply in their wealth building journey. Such compliments often invoked deep sense of self-satisfaction and achievement inside me.

To be able to make a difference in others certainly create a profound feeling. Thus, …

Preserve wealth amid COVID-19

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COVID-19 has upended the entire global economy and caused millions of people to lose their jobs. Over in Singapore, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) projected the GDP growth for 2020 to be -7.0 to -4.0 per cent. This is certainly a very frightening period of time in the modern day history. Against this backdrop, is it even possible for a retiree to preserve wealth amid COVID-19?

A retiree who is in his twilight years has a short runway and limited timeframe to build wealth. So at this phase of his life cycle, the strategy should be to preserve wealth instead  growing wealth through the stock market. The recent sharp corrections in the stock market should be a stark warning on how risky the stock market can be, especially for the seniors.

Furthermore, with no active income, it will be a challenge for a retiree to do capital injections into his investment portfolio. So when you reach retirement, it is important to protect your money and preserve wealth. This means that the seniors must look beyond the stock market to preserve wealth and ensure they have enough money to sustain till the end of life journey.

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iFAST share price at tipping point?

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Can anything stop iFAST share price? As a fintech company, the history of iFAST is certainly intriguing. The company started life as fundsupermart.com during the dot.com bubble in 2000. The SARS of 2003 and the Great Financial Crisis in 2008 had almost destroyed the business but somehow the company managed to survive. The current COVID-19 pandemic is actually the third crisis for the fintech company but iFAST share price has been rather buoyant instead.

With a market capitalization of only $350 million, iFAST is considered a small cap in SGX mainboard. But considering the minimum debts it has and the aggressive growth strategies, iFAST share price had managed to punch above its weight in recent years.

iFAST share price on steroid!

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Of late, iFAST share price has been in the limelight, presumably because it is one of the nine digital wholesale bank (DWB) applicants to progress to the next stage of assessment by Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Up to three DWB licenses are up for grab. Will digital bank be a game changer for iFAST share price?

Apart from the digital bank adventure, iFAST share price had largely been under the radar for most …

MLT share price at record high

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On 29 May 2020, Mapletree Logistics Trust shares were trading at a record high of $2.05. The bullish form of MLT share price is certainly impressive given the unprecedented challenges faced by the S-REIT sector. Then again, the surge of MLT share price has not been linear nor exponential. At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, MLT share price was mercilessly sold down, causing it nose-dived from $2.00 on 5 March 2020 to $1.20 on 23 March 2020.

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Crazy Rich Mapletree Logistics Trust

Scary growth project of Mapletree Logistics Trust

Investors who kept faith with this counter must be smiling to themselves now as MLT share price subsequently regained form after the release of the full-year financial report for FY2019/20. It was revealed that revenue increased 8% year-on-year to reach $490 million while net property income increased 12.6% to $438.5 million.

MLT share price

The positive result gave MLT share price the legitimate reason to continue flying amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Indeed, MLT share price is one of the few exceptions to buck the trend of most S-REITs, which are mostly reeling from the devastating effects of COVID-19 pandemic.…

Legacy planning for my family

legacy planning

Recently, my mom wanted to do up a Will for herself and suggested that we seek the aid of a legal firm. Incidentally, the following day, one of my readers requested me to do a topic on legacy planning. Henceforth, in this article, I will pen down my thoughts and insights on legacy planning. I also hope that readers will benefit from my research on this topic.

Most people tend to procrastinate on legacy planning. Indeed, in life, there are many priorities that take up our time and resources. But you should note that death is an inevitable part of our life journey. If you don’t do a proper legacy planning, your loved ones could be at a loss of what to do if you suffered from an unfortunate event. Just imagine the emotional turmoil and the prospect of navigating through the financial maze when family disaster strikes.

legacy planning

Legacy planning involves more than just crafting a Will. A proper legacy planning also need to factor in retirement planning and the potential event of total incapacitation. A Will is only effective upon the Will-maker’s death while Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) operates after the donor loses …

Singtel share price to collapse to $1.50?

Singtel share price

4 August 2020 will be destiny day for Singtel share price because it will be ex-dividend day for shareholders to be entitled to the final dividend of $0.0545. All eyes are on that day as shareholders brace themselves for a frightening roller-coaster ride of Singtel share price. But this time round, the correction for Singtel share price will likely to be much severe due to changes made to the SGX Securities Borrowing and Lending (SBL) programme.

Singtel share price in devastating bloodbath

Singtel share price to swim or sink with coronavirus?

Singtel share price in double trouble

Singtel share price faces disaster

With effect from 2 December 2019, SGX replaced the fixed rates for SBL programme. The borrowing rates for index stocks had been dramatically reduced from 6% per annum to a low of 0.5% per annum! The rationale for the adjustment was to make borrowing rates attractive for institutional investors. In my opinion, this is an ominous change for Singtel share price because this counter is a favourite among short-sellers.

Singtel share price

The reason for the volatility of Singtel share price in recent years could be attributed to its considerably large pool of lending shares, which …