Month: August 2020

Accordia Golf Trust share price in final fantasy?

Accordia Golf Trust share price

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?

AEM share price

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.

AEM share price worth $10?

AEM share price rocked by Intel

AEM share price to rocket to $5.00?

AEM share price to hit $50 on NASDAQ listing?

AEM share price in explosive bull run!

AEM share price

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?

Gold price smashed to record high

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.

gold price

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

Singtel share price

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 in double trouble

Singtel share price faces disaster

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?

Sembcorp Industries Ltd

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.

Sembcorp Industries share price

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.

OCBC share price

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.

OCBC share price in horror show

OCBC share price in explosive free fall

OCBC share price in devastating bloodbath

OCBC share price to increase three-fold in decade?

OCBC share price led to my first investment in decade

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.

AEM share price worth $10?

AEM share price rocked by Intel

AEM share price to rocket to $5.00?

AEM share price in fist of fiery

AEM share price to rock and roll with Singtel?

AEM share price to sink or swim with Huawei ban?

AEM share price to hit $50 on NASDAQ listing?

AEM share price in explosive bull run!

AEM share price

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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DBS Group Holdings share in explosive meltdown

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DBS Group Holdings share price ambushed by coronavirus?

DBS Group Holdings share price

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?

AEM share price rocked by Intel

AEM share price to rocket to $5.00?

AEM share price in fist of fiery

AEM share price to rock and roll with Singtel?

AEM share price to sink or swim with Huawei ban?

AEM share price to hit $50 on NASDAQ listing?

AEM share price in explosive bull run!

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

StarHub share price
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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.

StarHub share price losing in telco war

StarHub share price crashed into wall

StarHub share price in last tango?

StarHub share price to face $282 million baptism of fire

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?

StarHub share price

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