Month: December 2020

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

property market

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.

property market

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

Jiutian Chemical share price to hit $0.20?

Jiutian Chemical share price

After losing my pants investing in an S-chip more than 10 years ago, I swore never to touch anymore S-chips in my life again. The impetus for this article arises from a request of a member who enquired about the recent bout of volatility of Jiutian Chemical share price. In the course of my research, I find that this stock could be an interesting COVID-19 recovery play.

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Jiutian Chemical share price

Since 2007, Jiutian Chemical share price had collapsed by a stunning 90% to reach abysmal levels. The arrival of COVID-19 in 2020 had also led to Jiutian Chemical share price plunging to a record low of $0.01. Against this backdrop, investors could be forgiven for thinking that it’s the end of the road for Jiutian Chemical share price.

Nonetheless, sometimes life can be stranger than fiction. Who would expect that Jiutian Chemical share price is now trading at a 5-year high? What could have led to the revival of Jiutian Chemical …

Wilmar share price to hit $5?

Wilmar share price

SIGN UP FOR $10 TO UNLOCK ALL ARTICLES! Amid the era of COVID-19, not many SGX companies can boast making US$1 billion profits, much less clocking higher earnings as compared to 2019. Wilmar is one of the exceptional elites which have performed well despite the devastating pandemic. In this regard, will Wilmar share price hit $5 in 2021?

In spite of the good financial performance, Wilmar share price remains the biggest enigma among investors. Year-to-date, there is no change in Wilmar share price despite the robust financial performance. Very strangely, the counter was trading at $4.20 on 2 January and remained at the same bandwidth at the point of writing. In between this period, Wilmar share price has witnessed pretty much volatility as the counter plunged to a low of $2.90 on 23 March to a high of $4.90 on 19 August.

Indeed, Wilmar share price had been a complete let down. Many investors expect the stock to soar following the successful listing of subsidiary Yihai Kerry Arawana (YKA) in the China stock market. In fact, net proceeds of US$2.05 billion were received from the new YKA shares issued. Instead, Wilmar share price collapsed from $4.66 on 14 October (the …

Four Ways SEO Can Help You Grow Your Business

SEO

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Services like Google, Yahoo, and Bing are search engines. Billions of people use them every day and search for solutions to their every little problem. These services take benefit of their massive user base and use it for marketing purposes.

These search engines don’t have answers to all queries, so they allow you to answer the queries of its users. Almost all businesses provide a solution to a problem and make money from it. So they create websites and target those searched queries.

SEO

The problem is that there are a lot of businesses offering the same service, so search engines like Google look for the best results and rank them accordingly on the result pages. In order to make their website ranks in the top results, businesses hire the help of SEO experts. Here I have shared why you also need to take the help of an SEO agency Singapore to grow your business.

Cheaper Marketing

Marketing usually takes the biggest chunk of profits. However, SEO doesn’t require you to invest all your profits away. It’s one of the cheapest digital marketing tactics that brings you measurable results. You will have to invest some …

Singtel share price sinks or swims with digital banks?

Singtel share price

SIGN UP FOR $10 TO UNLOCK ALL ARTICLES! The headlines screamed “Singtel share price soared with digital bank win”. Yet on 7 December (the following Monday after which Grab-Singtel consortium won a full digital banking license from MAS), short-selling volume rose to a stunning high of 21 million shares. This is almost five times the average short-selling volume for this counter. What’s going on?

As one of the leading lights of SGX mainboard, Singtel share is highly popular with investors. So the recent digital bank license win must have brought some relief to many of these long-suffering investors. For the past one year, Singtel share price had been in terrible form, plunging from $3.40 at the start of the year to a low of $2.00 on 2 November. Not surprising, the key culprits for the bearish form of Singtel share price were the COVID-19 pandemic and the losses from Airtel.

Singtel share price

Then on 12 November, Singtel share price came under further pressure following the announcement of the 1HFY2021 results which saw the interim dividend falling to 5.1 cents. This is the lowest interim dividend in the past decade.

The digital bank license win should renew faith and increased interests among …

Sembcorp Industries share price gave me 37% return!

Sembcorp Industries share price

SIGN UP FOR $10 TO UNLOCK ALL ARTICLES! Christmas certainly comes early for Sembcorp Industries investors as Sembcorp Industries share price surged from $1.17 on 9 September to $1.85 on 4 December. The incredible run of Sembcorp Industries share price followed the epic demerger from the ailing Sembcorp Marine. The deal propelled Sembcorp Industries share price to one of the best, if not the best, performing stocks in SGX mainboard.

Sembcorp Industries is the best stock that I have ever invested in. In late September, I bought 35,000 shares when Sembcorp Industries share price was trading at $1.35. On 7 December, I decided to cash out and clocked in $17,500 of profits. The decision to cash out was not easy because of the good work of CEO Wong Kim Yin.

Sembcorp Industries share price

For sure, CEO Wong Kim Yin hit the ground running. Appointed as CEO only in 1 July 2020, he had overseen the demerger of Sembcorp Marine and quickly pivoted Sembcorp Industries’ business focus in the clean energy sector with a slew of contract wins. As he was the former CEO of Singapore Power, Wong Kim Yin should be the right man for the right job. In this regard, I am …

Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng Tech ETF

Lion OCBC ETF

Ten years ago, it is hard to imagine Chinese technology companies that could rival their US counterparts like Google, FaceBook, Amazon and Netflix. Now, the likes of Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent have dominated Mainland Chinese’s mammoth market. Against the backdrop of a US-China trade war, many of them have secondary listings in the Hong Kong stock exchange in recent years. Could this trend be a catalyst for Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng Tech ETF?

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

OCBC share price on the way to $11

If you believe in the long-term growth of Chinese technology industry, the Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng Tech ETF may be an interesting offering. Lion Global Investors, the asset management arm of OCBC bank, is listing the Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng Tech ETF. Launched in 20 July 2020, the Hang Seng Tech Index tracks the 30 largest technology companies listed in Hong Kong. The IPO period for Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng Tech ETF is from 23 November to 7 December 2020.

Lion OCBC ETF

For the uninitiated, exchange-traded fund is a passive investment in which a fund attempts to replicate the performance of the index in which it is …