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3 Little Known Stocks With Double-Digit Return On Equity

When it comes to investing, value investing is a popular investment strategy for people to "shop" for stocks which are temporarily undervalued in the market...

Adapting to a fast changing world?

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5Gb block is live: ILCoin solves scalability issue, disrupts blockchain

ILCoin Blockchain Project has successfully introduced 5Gb blocks - the biggest block in the market. This achievement was made possible by the RIFT protocol released in the second half of November. With this development, ILCoin becomes the first project to solve both the scalability problem and the problem of efficient on-chain storage - while staying true to the key principles of blockchain. ..
 

3 Overseas REITs offering growth and good income

If you aren’t aware yet, growth investing has outperformed value investing over the past 9 years according to this infographic...
 

Retail Investors Can Now Invest in Private Equity Deals Through CapBridge

CapBridge is opening up its private capital raising platform to ‘sophisticated retail investors’ for the first time after receiving approval from regulators to do so. ..
 

When do you know you are ready to start your own business?

Starting a business is a major step for anyone to take, and seemingly a daunting one as well. ..
 

Why Do Startups FAIL?

Startups are essential in providing innovation and disruption across the globe. Entrepreneurs work hard in bringing their ideas to fruition and presenting new products and services to consumers. But even with maximal effort, only a handful succeed in their venture. We analyze some of the most common risks and what precautions should business owners take in order to progress...
 

Keppel DC Reit: Is there more headroom for growth?

Data has become the new gold with the unprecedented growth in cloud computing driven by tech titans like Amazon, Facebook, Google etc...
 

Weather Financial Storms with ST Integrated Engineering

Evergreen investment opportunities are not easy to come by, and that makes them even more appealing when the outlook for financial markets is not particularly rosy. While trade war fears and slow global growth haunt investors who seek growth from international stocks, ST Integrated Engineering (STIE) keeps moving from strength to strength. ..
 

Raffles Medical Group looks prime for a rebound as it crosses past the 50-Day moving average

If you have been following the STI Index, you would be dismayed on its year-to-date performance. At the time of writing, the STI Index is trading at 3,116.63, up merely 1.8% year-to-date from its closing price of 3,061.53. ..
 

3 Growth Stocks with High Gross Profit Margins

If you aren’t aware yet, growth investing has outperformed value investing over the past 9 years according to this infographic...
 

Optimise your Business through Networking

Regardless of the scale of your business, networking is crucial to expand your company's presence, create new relationships and increase your customer base...
 

REIT with solid track records of dividends growth over 8 year

REITs investing has become quite a norm for Singaporean investors due to their inherent stability and recurring income in the form of dividends. ..
 

Automated Trading and How it Helps You

Capital Way is a predefined algorithmic software that calculates both technical analysis and the analysis of main fundamental events in the market, generating sustainable monthly profits for its investors. The software is steadily monitored and perfected to obtain an untouchable and powerful program, capable of performing transactions automatically and with extreme precision. With many years of statistical data programmed, the software can calculate several analytical aspects before executing a transaction. ..
 

3 HK Stocks to Benefit from the Extradition Bill withdrawal

If you haven’t called the breaking news, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam formally announced the withdrawal of the extradition bill around 2pm SGT.

The Hang Seng Index responded in gist, jumping up more than 4% intraday and closing the trading session at 26,523.23.

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Your People are Your Business

Who are the most important people in your company? Depending on the size of your team, it could either be your customers or employees. When your team is intimate, your customer would be the most important but as you grow, you will be increasingly reliant on your employees to get the business going and they, will be the most important people. ..
 

5 Stocks Under The Dividend Portfolio Series

There are many things Singaporeans love: food, shopping malls and dividends (yes!). That’s probably the reason why the Singapore Exchange is a haven for many REITs and Business Trusts which want to sell to the affluent income-hungry investors in Singapore. ..
 

Roundtable - 10th year into the bull market, what’s next?

The current bull market has hit the 10-year mark. Will it keep raging or will the bears spoil the party?
1H2019 has been full of caution where we see major indices being turbulent with sharp dive and huge incline. S&P 500 posted their best first half in 22 years and yet closer to home, the US - China trade war is threatening to drag export-reliant Singapore into a recession. What can we expect for 2H2019? 3 respected finance experts offered their views. ..
 

Flexibility in achieving your financial goal

When markets are volatile, find out how Adam manage the volatility and take advantage of it by investing regularly through a Value Averaging Plan (VAP)...
 

Resales policies as safety net

Though investment is a good way to grow money, it carries the inherent risks subjected by its respective market volatility and conditions. Down the road, this makes it extremely difficult to predict if we will be in the red and it can even prove to be disastrous...
 

Riding on E-commerce Boom

With the growth of e-commerce, consumers can now buy whatever they want from the comfort of their home. The cross-border trade not only break down the boundaries across nations to integrate goods and services around the world, it also creates opportunities for the countries and regions related to belt and road. EC World REIT is one organization to benefit from the trade globalization. ShareInvestor caught up with Mr Goh Toh Sim, CEO of EC World Asset Management Pte. Ltd. (Manager of EC World REIT) to understand more on the strategic direction for 2H2019 and beyond...
 

The importance of stock analysing before investing

Investors depend on stock analysis to find potentially profitable stocks. Common ways to analyze stocks include technical and fundamental analysis. ..
 

Creatanium: Currency for Users, Asset of Investors

The official opening of the new high-tech Funan Mall at the end of June in Singapore marked another milestone towards the Smart Nation. For the first time in history, shoppers were given the option to use a digital currency as an alternative to traditional e-payment methods to purchase their meals and drinks. Creatanium made it possible through a user-friendly mobile app with QR Scan&Pay function and the integration of blockchain with the self-ordering kiosks available at Funan’s KOPItech food court. ..
 

Real Estate: Still a good investment?

Real estate is a popular investment option among many Singaporeans. ShareInvestor caught up with Mark Goh, Property Investment Trainer of Marko and Friends to find out more about the landscape of property investing and his thoughts if it is still a good investment. ..
 

Interview with Stuart Mcphee

I believe traders must have a process that they follow to guide them through the execution of their trading plan. It is this process which allows me to conduct my analysis and identify trading opportunities...
 

Checking into a New Asset Class: Select service hotels in the US

Select-service hotels in the US have over 35 years of history. This hotel segment is booming, with demand growth outpacing the overall national hotel average by three times in the last 20 years. For the first time in Singapore, investors can incorporate this unique asset class into their investment portfolio through ARA US Hospitality Trust (SGX ticker: XZL) which was listed on the SGX on 9 May 2019. ..
 

A new cold war - Tatical trading opportunities in the US stock market

The US stock market has managed to close the first half 2019 with a double-digit return of 18% and made a new milestone by printing another fresh all-time high of 2,995 on 3 Jul 2019. The price return of the S&P 500 in the on-going secular bull cycle from Mar 2009 is at 348% (measured from low to high) and that makes it the second-best return since 1974 where the best record run was a performance of 615% during the Oct 1987 to Mar 2000 secular bull cycle...
 

3 stocks to benefit from the continued strong demand in student housing

According to a Savills report, global investments into student housing totalled US$17.1 billion in 2018, more than double of that in 2013. The strong demand is likely to continue due to a supply shortage of student housing in mature, global education markets such as Australia, UK and US...
 

Tiny holiday homes, big on sustainability

Appliances running on solar energy, composting toilets and rainwater harvesting systems — these features could help tourists enjoying Australia’s natural attractions to leave behind a smaller environmental footprint, thanks to a new Singapore vacation concept...
 

Interview with Jeff Fischer

Jeff joined The Motley Fool in 1996 as co-manager of the original long/short Fool Portfolio on Fool.com with company co-founders David and Tom Gardner. From 2008-2018, he served as the founder and manager of the long/short Motley Fool Pro, a real-money subscription newsletter service, and from 2009 to 2018, he was also the founder and lead advisor of Motley Fool Options. ..
 

Insurance savings plans with 2-3 times higher returns

During times of market downturn and instability, investors are hoping to achieve high returns from an investment which are easy to understand and does not require extensive holding periods to reap its returns...
 

5 Growth Stocks with Above-average Return On Equity (ROE)

Growth Investing has been increasingly popular with the rise of many tech and software companies in recent years. When we talk about growth stocks, they are usually companies whose earnings are expected to increase at an above-average rate compared to their industry sector or the overall market. ..
 

Can Netlink Trust tap on the new 5G network?

With the impending rollout of the 5G technology, investors are undecided on how it will impact Netlink NBN Trust (“NLT” in short) going forward...
 

Maybank limited – A Safe Dividend Blue Chip Stock?

Bursa-listed Malayan Banking Berhad (BURSA: 4707), also known as “Maybank”, is one of Malaysia’s leading big banks and ranked 1st as Malaysia's most valuable bank brand according to the Brand Finance report...
 

The Importance of Customer Connection

Having to receive sales orders for your business is always a great experience for an owner regardless of the scale, as this will mean there is revenue generated for your company and what you are offering is well-received. ..
 

In Conversation with Kevin Tok (Aggregate Asset Management)

Singapore-based Aggregate Asset Management (AAM) is a fund management company that holds a Capital Markets Services (CMS) Licence for fund management activities under the Securities and Futures Act, Singapore; and is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore...
 

CapBridge Group's 1exchange is a unique platform for investors to buy and sell tradeable private equity

Singapore is known as one of the top financial capitals of the world, with multiple investment opportunities for both local and overseas investors, making it a leading and vibrant global financial centre. With the additional launch of a brand-new regulated private securities exchange, 1exchange, accredited investors can now enjoy easy access to institutional grade private equity opportunities. ..
 

5 blue chips near their 52-week lows

A stock near its 52-week low means that it is trading near the lowest price within a one year period. Many value investors like to use this indicator to filter for blue chip stocks that have currently fallen out of favour...
 

Vitasoy's share price has plunged 23% in 7 days. Is it a Bargain?

Established in 1940 by the late Dr. Kwee-seong Lo in Hong Kong, Vitasoy International Holdings Limited (HKEX: 345) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of plant-based food and beverages. ..
 

Is Facebook Stock a Good Buy for the Long Term?

With the recent news of Facebook’s plan to operate their own digital currency and the US anti-trust probes, let us zoom further into opportunities and risk of Nasdaq-listed Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) ..
 

CapBridge Preferred Access: Co-invest in curated opportunities at a minimum amount alongside institutional investors

CapBridge was started in 2015, leveraging technology to match professional institutional investors to curated private opportunities...
 

Is Nestle richly valued at 51x PE Ratio?

With a history spanning 106 years in Malaysia, Nestlé Berhad has seen substantial growth over these years and was publicly listed on the KLSE now known as Bursa Malaysia Berhad on 13 December, 1989...
 

Is Neo Group's turnaround in sight after a sizziling 90.7% jump in profit before tax?

Higher revenue helped to boost the bottom line of caterer Neo Group as it chalked up a net profit of S$3.92 million for the fourth quarter ended March 31, up nearly 43 per cent from the corresponding quarter a year ago...
 

5 Stocks with Significant Share Buybacks in May

A company share buyback refers to when a company chooses to deploy its cash and repurchase some of its own stock. This can be done typically on the open market, issuing a tender offer or a private transaction between its shareholders...
 

Be a Lifepreneur Taking Control of Your Business (and Life)

As a business owner, it is normal to be heavily committed to your business. You also shoulder the highest level of responsibility and are most likely juggling multiple duties to ensure smooth operations and results. All that is good for business, but then consider this: is your business running you?..
 

Replies to Unanswered Questions for REITs Symposium Panel

Both of the panel discussions at REITs Symposium 2019 were so well-received that many of the good questions sent in by the audience had to be sacrificed due to time constraints. ..
 

Is There Still Value Left in Singtel?

Singapore Telecommunications Limited or "Singtel" is one of the largest telecommunication companies in Asia with operations mainly in Singapore and Australia. ..
 

Be a Lifepreneur Vol 2: Is it Essential to Digitalise Your Business?

In today’s economic landscape, digitalisation is a fact of life. Retail e-commerce sales are on the rise globally. Consumers are increasingly using smart devices to do their shopping and manage important life activities such as insurance purchases and payments, which means connecting with customers digitally is inevitable. Effective digital transformation can improve your business and productivity, contributing to your bottom line by reducing time wastage and optimising resource usage...
 

RHB Singapore Disclosed 20 Hidden Gems Within SGX-Listed Small-Cap Companies

Year 2018 is not a good year for small-mid capitalization (cap) stocks as many of them have declined over 50% over the course of the year. In addition, they tend to be overlooked by investors as blue-chip stocks and real-estate-investment-trusts (REITs) soak up all the limelight. ..
 

Passive Income for Every Life Stage

Find out how John and Eric use dividend payouts from their Regular Savings Plan (RSP) investments to offset various lifestyle costs as well as save to meet their financial goals...
 

[CEO Signature] Steering Suntec REIT for Long-Term Growth

Listed in 2004 on the Singapore Exchange, Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust (“Suntec REIT”) has been actively acquiring and revamping its assets. Mr Chong Kee Hiong, the newly-appointed CEO of the Manager, shares some of the business strategies of both Suntec REIT and ARA Asset Management Limited (“ARA”)...
 

Outlook for REITs in 2H2019

The S-REITs have had a good start to the year to date, clocking in a +10% total return, propped up largely by gains recorded by the Commercial and Hospitality subsectors. On the macroeconomic front however, the sector yield spread – which is the difference between the S-REIT dividend yield and the benchmark 10-year SGS (10YSGS) yield – has been looking less-than-sanguine lately, recently dipping further below the post-global financial crisis (post-2010) -1 standard deviation (s.d.) at 261 bps...
 

Metrics in evaluating a REIT

Since the first listing of REITs on SGX in 2002, this asset class has grown to be one of the most popular investment vehicles in Singapore. There are various merits to include REITs in your portfolio – exposure to real estate at an affordable rate, steady dividends, lower volatility than stocks and backing of value by inflation-resistant tangible assets. With a wide selection of REITs, Trusts and REIT ETFs listed on Singapore Exchange, how can we identify which REITs to be included and what are the evaluation metrics?..
 

Endowment in Time Travel

What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you hear time travel? In fiction, one would be able to travel to the future through a time machine. Most of us fantasize about being able to time travel. ..
 

[ROUNDTABLE] DIVERSIFY YOUR INVESTMENTS WITH REITS

With growing interest in REITs and retail investors hunting for higher yields amidst the uncertainties in the macroenvironment, hear what our panel of experts have to say about S-REITs...
 

CREATANIUM: A new generation of digital assets

After years of exponential growth and an investment fever that seemed unstoppable, millions of cryptocurrency holders around the globe suddenly woke up in the worst winter ever seen in the short history of digital assets. An estimated amount of 342 billion US dollars were burnt in just a few weeks after the beginning of 2018, wiping out lifetime savings and condemning the vast majority of the existing coins to decimal values or oblivion. But is the ideal of digital currencies really dead?..
 

Boost Your Portfolio with Traded Endowments

As an investor, you have probably sought out investments that can deliver returns in a shorter time, or offering higher gains than similar instruments on the market. This is possible with traded endowments, also known as second-hand insurance...
 

Evaluation of REITs through Price to Net Asset Value (P/NAV)

A popular key metric used by Warren Buffet, Price to Net Asset Value (NAV) shows how expensive the share is compared to its net asset value. It also reflects how much investors are prepared to pay for $1 for their net asset. ..
 

Be a Lifepreneur, Vol. 1: Taking Your (Financial) Pulse

Give yourself peace of mind by checking your budget, expenses, and revenue at regular intervals to make sure they are within expectations. Identifying trends in your performance will also help you optimise your business expenses to get the most value for money. ..
 

Why are Traded Policies an Attractive Form of Investment?

What are TEPs/TLPs?
Both traded life/endowment policies are existing live/savings plan that original policy-holders decided to give up before maturity, and instead of surrendering the policy to respective insurers, they are sold to other investors...
 

Embrace the Versatility of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Do you want to benefit from the growth potential of a market, but find it challenging to pick the right company to invest in?..
 

7 Things You Should Know Before You Invest in Bonds

Investors are often advised to include bonds in their portfolios, in both good and bad times. Thinking about investing in bonds yourself? Here are 7 things you should know before you begin...
 

These Are 5 Listed Companies with Positive 5-year Total Shareholder Return

Total shareholder return, or simply total return is the measurement of stock performance over time. It is the combination of share price appreciation and dividends paid to show the total return to the shareholder expressed as an annualized percentage. ..
 

5 Stocks with Positive Intrinsic Value That You Should Pay Attention To

Intrinsic value is the perceived or calculated value of a company, including tangible and intangible factors, using fundamental analysis...
 

iFAST CEO: Development of Fintech is still in early stages

Financial technology or Fintech is often viewed as a disruptor of financial institutions, and iFAST Corporation Ltd (iFAST) is one perfect example. 18 years into the local financial scene, ShareInvestor caught up with the CEO of iFAST, Mr Lim Chung Chun to understand the organisation’s strategic direction as we head into 2019. ..
 

Worried about making an investment mistake? Do this first

We’ve all felt it before – that uneasy feeling after we get confirmation from our online broker that our buy order just went through...
 

Why you need to pay attention to China’s NASDAQ

Great things come from small beginnings.
The NASDAQ stock market is a case in point. It was created in 1971 to increase efficiency and transparency in the over-the-counter (OTC) securities market. These stocks typically did not meet the listing requirements for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). ..
 

Here’s why emerging markets will do well in 2019

If 2018 has taught investors anything, it’s that keeping all your investments in one market and falling victim to home country bias – even if that market is the U.S. – is a big risk...
 

This sector rotation strategy will help you pick 2019’s winners

If you’re looking for the sectors of the stock market set to perform the best in 2019, a good place to start is the sectors that performed the worst in 2018...
 

Here's why 2019 could be big for gold

Uncertainty around the world is rising. And while that makes investing more difficult, it also creates opportunity...
 

Bitcoin US$100,000 could happen sooner than most investors think

I’ll never forget when bitcoin rose above US$1,000. It was the winter of 2013 and my wife was giving birth to our first child at the hospital. During lulls in the action, I secretly pulled out my phone to check bitcoin’s price...
 

FAANG beats BAT – but for how long?

FAANG and BAT comprises eight of the world’s largest tech companies. They’re probably in your portfolio, too...
 

How to make sure your emotions don’t cost you money

Right now, you could be making several dangerous investing mistakes… and you likely don’t even realise it...
 

This is what keeps CEOs (and investors) up at night

“What could go wrong?”
It’s a question I always ask myself when I look at investing in a stock or company. What stands in the way of a strategy working out? Why would forecasts not be achieved? What are the most important assumptions that could be wrong? ..
 

SGX Top Volume Counters

Investors always take reference on the performance of the stock market in January to predict for the rest of the year. Referencing the first 10 days of January, let’s take a look at the few stocks with high trading volume and find out more on the stock’s performance below based on data extracted from ShareInvestor.com...
 

Why You Should Consider These 3 Unloved Stocks

I believe in finding unloved, under-the-radar companies is a good way to achieve market-beating returns...
 

3 Stocks To Look Out For In 2019

With over 700 stocks listed in Singapore Exchange, it is not easy to keep tab of all the on-going developments such as Share Buybacks, Acquisitions, Quarterly Results and much more. Moreover, these announcements can sometimes bring about a huge impact to the company’s future course of action. Stock investors who are “in the know” may be better equipped to perform the necessary due diligence or even re-visit the investment thesis, if necessary. ..
 

Creating Your Own Lifelong Income

When it comes to planning for our retirement, we should take leaf out of the CPF LIFE playbook – ensuring we receive a lifelong income stream. While CPF LIFE already seeks to achieve this, we should not 1) take for granted that it is the only retirement plan that we should have; and 2) think that it will be sufficient for us...
 

Dividends: A Shield in Uncertain Times

2018 has seen significant market volatility. Stock prices and corresponding indices have risen gradually only to dip sharply, leaving investors uncertain about the future. Such unfavourable market conditions can make you feel like you are stuck, doubting your investment decisions. In times like these, what should you do to get some returns? Fret not: dividends could provide a shield during these uncertain times. ..
 

What To Expect In 2019?

“Uncertainty” is the keyword to sum up 2018, and the challenges for investors do not stop with stocks. Bonds, gold and oil are among the assets down and even the once-mighty tech stocks (FAANG) slumped into the bear markets. ..
 

This unloved industry is mispriced for its growth

There’s been a lot of collateral damage in the U.S.-China trade war. The share price of China’s internet stocks, in particular, have taken a lot of trade war shrapnel...
 

This country is like Apple in 2007

Investing ahead of transformational events – in companies or countries – can be enormously profitable...
 

Stay or Leave?

Trying to accurately predict a market correction successfully is virtually impossible. ..
 

Highest Yielding Singapore Dividend Stocks in 2018

Apart from the growth in your portfolio's market value from asset appreciation, dividend investing offers a chance to create a stream of passive income. Buying stocks that pay dividends can be rewarding over time as long as you exercise your own due diligence. ..
 

Should you be worried about China’s growing debt?

The Chinese government’s answer to the 2008-2009 global economic crisis was similar to that of many other countries: Fix it with a big pile of cash...
 

How to know when to sell

Selling is the dark art of investing...
 

Are you a trader or an investor?

To most people, investing – the long, slow process of letting compound interest work its magic – is boring. It’s the tortoise, while the hare hops away...
 

A crypto fire is raging… and that's a good thing

Forest fires are brutally devastating to people and property in their path. But they’re also a crucial part of the natural cycle of forest ecosystems...
 

Crude Oil: Is it all but over?

A rapid turn of events has brought severe bearish influences on global oil benchmarks in Q4 2018. ICE Brent and NYMEX WTI slammed collectively as both benchmarks demonstrated for a 25% and 28% loss in market value. Weaker economic projections and a slump in global equities triggered a massive sell-off as investors fretted over the possibility of weaker fuel demand. With OPEC moderating production levels to stem excessive weaknesses in oil prices, what are the key variables for oil in 2019? ..
 

Healthcare Sector Review 2018

Summing up the year, we will be doing a series of 4 industry reviews to share across the performances of local market in 2018. ..
 

Case Study on 800 Super (SGX: 5TG)

The Company was incorporated in Singapore on 11 April 2011 as a private limited company. On 16 June 2011, the Group changed its name from 800 Super Holdings Pte Ltd to 800 Super Holdings Limited. ..
 

Case Study on Sheng Siong Group (SGX: OV8)

The Company was incorporated in Singapore on 10 November 2010 under the name of Sheng Siong Group Pte Ltd. The Company changed its name to Sheng Siong Group Ltd on 4 July 2011 in connection with its conversion to a public company limited. The Group comprises the Company and its subsidiaries, SS Supermarket, CMM Marketing and SS Malaysia. ..
 

Case Study on First REITs (SGX: AW9U)

In the recent quarter, gross revenue rose 5.1 per cent to $29.24m, while net property income rose 5.4 per cent to S$28.94 million, lifted by contributions from recently acquired Siloam Hospitals Buton & Lippo Plaza Buton, Siloam Hospitals Yogjakarta (SHYG), as well as existing properties...
 

Case Study on Singapore Airlines (SGX: C6L)

Singapore Airlines recently reported an 81 percent fall in second-quarter earnings, driven by higher fuel prices and non-cash losses at its part-owned Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd, which result in the stock falling 1.8 percent. The stock has fallen by 11.7 percent since January...
 

Case Study on Raffles Medical Group (SGX: BSL)

Raffles Medical Group is currently trading at a 30% down ($1.090 as of 10 Oct) from its high of $1.65 in 2015. Is now a good time to buy in and what’s the value of the company? ..
 

Case Study on DBS (SGX: D05)

DBS reported net profit came in at S$1.41 billion in the three months ended September as compared to S$822 million a year earlier. ..
 

How Do Forex Spreads and Swaps Work?

Many of us may have had the fantasy of being a savvy forex trader at some point in our life, but due to work or personal life commitments, we may not have had the time to learn more about forex trading...
 

Why The Next Us Downturn Could Be A Shocker

Is the next US downturn years away, or just around the corner?..
 

Why emerging markets have underperformed – or have they?

Stocks are arguably the biggest creator of wealth in modern history. But that’s only true if you buy the right stock… and the right markets… at the right time...
 

When Will The Gap Between The Most Expensive And Cheapest Companies Contract?

If the last few months has reinforced anything, it is that the market can remain irrational for a very long time...
 

This is the world’s most trade-friendly country

The war on globalisation is in full swing… at least, in the developed world...
 

These are the world’s best and worst performing markets

A sharp correction in global stock markets like last week's makes it easy to lose perspective...
 

Pay attention: These markets are historically cheap

Emerging markets have had a rough year… bad enough that the scene is being set for a comeback...
 

Why it’s always important to “look under the hood” before you buy

Before you buy a car, you do the research. You check the safety record, read buyer reviews, compare gas mileages, look at options pricing,..
 

How to protect your investments against the zombie apocalypse

Zombies - the flesh-eating (sometimes brain-eating) "living dead" that are a staple of horror television and films - are scary. But (fortunately) they're not real...
 

How to escape the “forced sale” snowball

Making a snowball by rolling it down a hill is fun. Unless the snowball becomes so big that it can kill you...
 

Beware this bias that could cost you big time

Have you ever been overwhelmed by the choices in a restaurant's wine menu - and just decide on the house wine?..
 

3 questions to ask yourself before the next financial crisis

No one’s ever ready for a crisis… even if everyone knows that “it’s time”...
 

Eurozone Crisis

Italy debt crisis has existed for the past couple of years...
 

Is the market “buying” the trade war news?

There's an old market saying: Buy the rumour; sell the news...
 

Three Global Stocks And Why We Like Them

Recent press has been dominated with reporting season and that reality TV show known as Federal Parliament...
 

Should you be worried about the “October effect”?

October is home to more than one frightening American (and, increasingly, global) tradition...
 

Here are the trade war casualties and winners so far

It wasn't the first cannon firing - but it may as well have been...
 

Have you fallen prey to “neighbourhood bias”?

The stock investor mantra to "invest in what you know" - popularised by legendary mutual fund manager Peter Lynch - makes sense...
 

Here’s what the fourth quarter means for markets

We're quickly heading into the fourth quarter of the year.<..
 

It’s never too late to start creating wealth... here’s why

To create wealth, you need three things: Some cash to start with (though less than you might think!), time, and a positive rate of return...
 

Case Study on Starhub Limited (SGX: CC3)

Beyond a suite of fundamental data and technical charts that is readily available for your investment analysis across 7 markets, ShareInvestor introduces 3 new features to compliment your subscription package...
 

Case Study on Jumbo Group Limited (SGX: 42R)

With JUMBO opening its first franchised Jumbo Seafood Restaurant in FuZhou, marking its 7th restaurant in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and its 15th restaurant across Asia,..
 

Brexit

Back in 2016, a majority of British voters supported leaving the European Union (EU)...
 

Don’t believe stocks always beat bonds? Read this

It’s one of the most common questions we get asked... “Are stocks or bonds a better investment?”..
 

This is why the “Pacific Century” is here

If you're not here in Asia... you may not have realised yet that we're already well into the “Pacific Century”...
 

Has your market fallen? A quick guide: What to do now

Markets all over the world have fallen… except in the U.S., that is...
 

Do you have these ticking time bombs in your portfolio?

Investing isn't difficult. So why does almost everyone wind up losing money in the stock market?..
 

Is the world’s biggest real estate market about to collapse?

The world's biggest real estate market is slowing down. And it's not because of failing subprime mortgages or an economic crisis...
 

Black gold isn’t going away... this is why

Oil, like money, still makes the world go around. Oil powers 99 percent of the world's vehicles. Without it, one-third of everything that uses electricity would go dead...
 

Beware tech companies that could go the way of the knocker-upper

When it comes to investing in tech companies, it's essential to distinguish between two types of businesses...
 

Before you invest in this – or any other – IPO, ask yourself...

It's a season of monster IPOs. In July, China's fifth-largest smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi Corporation (Exchange: Hong Kong; ticker: 1810),..
 

Safe Haven Currencies to Tide Over Times of Uncertainty

In the current uncertain climate, where there is an increase of trade tensions and market volatility, we are beginning to see an increase in demand for safe haven currencies...
 

Thinking About Investing in Real Estate? Try Developing, Instead of Buying

Picture this: classy boutique apartments situated in lively and trendy suburbs, luxurious villas nestled among lush greenery and serene mountains, and vibrant mixed-use developments with scenic sea views...
 

Digital Assets in the New Economy: Is It for Real?

For a lot of traditional investors, investing in the dynamic cryptocurrency space can be very exciting...
 

You Want To See Disruption? Take A Look At 3D Printing

The relentless pace of technological disruption shows no signs of abating...
 

Why This Billionaire Investor Thinks Tech Stocks Are Still Cheap

If you're looking for a dose of optimism, then head to the recent interview on CNBC with billionaire hedge fund pioneer, Julian Robertson...
 

Where the rich are moving to (and from) - and why

Most rich people are good at making money. And in order to stay rich, they also need to be good at keeping their money...
 

This is your time machine: Stock markets in the second half of the year

History is no prologue, but for stock markets, past performance often gives us clues about the future...
 

This “dividend” will drive growth in ASEAN for years to come

Demographics is one of the "big picture" themes that has an enormous impact on the world's economic growth patterns...
 

These could be the beneficiaries of the trade war

No one wins in a trade war. Or... at least the participants don't. But there's plenty of scope for observers to benefit...
 

These are the cheapest markets today...

When it comes to investing, buying the cheapest markets is almost always better than buying expensive ones...
 

The Jag he didn't buy - and the most powerful concept in finance

My friend and former colleague, veteran investor Peter Churchouse tells a story with a great lesson about the most important concept in finance...
 

Stock Bubble? Lessons From Dalio, Buffett And History

As we are all well aware, central banks have been, through quantitative easing, suppressing interest rates since the GFC...
 

Sometimes the best thing to do is... wait. Until it’s not.

Almost always - in life, and in investing - action is viewed as uncompromisingly good...
 

Scared of markets? Do these 4 things today

So far this year, elevated levels of uncertainty have become the “new normal”...
 

Five ways to make yourself richer today

Sometimes the obvious things aren't so easy... and the easy things aren't so obvious...
 

Go Mobile, Trade & Win!

According to a research conducted by JP Morgan, 61% of institutional traders are extremely or somewhat likely to use a mobile trading app in 2018, up from 31% the previous year...
 

What is it about Cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies are fast becoming the newest and most volatile asset class for some fund managers...
 

Where To Find Value In Global Tech Stocks

This bull market has featured stellar performances from a small group of technology stocks, like Apple, Facebook and Netflix...
 

Will Russian stocks jump because the World Cup is being played there?

On June 14, the FIFA World Cup kicked off...
 

This is the heart of the robotics revolution

The robotics revolution is well underway...
 

This generation will define the world economy for decades to come

If you want to know where the world economy is headed, in the U.S. and Asia and everywhere else... look no further than the Millennials...
 

Should you sell now, and go away until November?

The stock market adage "sell in May and go away" is a tired cliché...
 

Get ready: The age of artificial intelligence is here

It sounds like a simple phone call... but it's anything but...
 

Jim Rogers: The biggest threats to global markets – and how to protect yourself

Jim Rogers is an investing legend, a world record holder and a best-selling author...
 

Indices and How to Trade Them

In finance, an index refers to a hypothetical portfolio of securities, which is representative of a market or segment of a market...
 

Why The ‘New Age’ Businesses Are Still Too Expensive

I’ve been fascinated by the soaring trajectory of some of our smaller ‘new age’ companies..
 

Why the best time to invest is when things are at their worst

It’s one thing to read about a disaster. It’s quite another to live through one...
 

U.S. tech regulations? Who wins?

A small number of U.S. tech companies now make up 15 per cent of the S&P500 and 50 per cent of the NASDAQ-100, and are thus heavily influencing the direction of a myriad of Exchange Traded Funds that follow these indices...
 

This is a sweet speculation in a hated commodity

In a word of rising asset prices… one commodity is hitting multi-year lows...
 

Find life-changing investment opportunities anywhere in the world

If you’re looking to invest when the odds are in your favour… where you can make life-changing gains… then look no further than a crisis...
 

PRESCIENT TIMING – Why Have Reits With China Assets Not Performed? Is It Time To Change?

Since 2014, there have been 5 listings of SREITS and Business Trusts with China assets..
 

InsideINVESTOR: Spotting Undervalued Stocks

You want to start your investment journey, but where do you start? Market conditions are always changing, and there are thousands of stocks out there. Which ones do you choose, and how?..
 

InsideINVESTOR: Investing in Bonds

Many people like yourself are familiar with the terms stocks and shares. However, chances are most of us are likely to be clueless when the topic veers towards investing in bonds...
 

STI is poised to run towards 3900 in 2nd half of this year! Here are the reasons why?

Recently a lot of investors are worried about stocks. Market News like trade war fear, interest rates rise fear or even Syria political fear have caused Global Stock Market to be highly volatile...
 

Get Started with Trading CFD's on Forex

Forex (short for Foreign Exchange and also known as FX) market is the global market where currencies around the world are traded...
 

Trading Commodities in 2018

No doubt, as an experienced investor and trader, you’ve come across commodities. Ever wondered what they’re about, how to trade them, and how to get started? Read on to learn more...
 

PRESCIENT TIMING - Why did I become the Top 20 Shareholder of Capitaland Retail China Trust in 2017

Capitaland Retail China Trust, CRCT has just issued its 2017 Annual Report and I have been listed as one of its Top 20 Shareholder. ..
 

Which is the stronger emotion, gain or loss?

Let's say next week you make a profit of $1,000 in the market. And the following week, you lose $1,000...
 

When everyone says “no” – that’s exactly when it’s a “yes”

Right now, a lot of people hate cryptocurrencies... even the very idea of them...
 

When crisis hits, you'd better hold this asset

If you own some Singapore shares, an emerging markets fund, a U.S. ETF, and some bonds, you might think your portfolio is well-diversified. But it's probably not...
 

This is why you should ignore the talking heads on TV

Armies of stock analysts look at stocks in markets all over the world, determined to uncover those that they can say are a "buy...
 

JEREMY GRANTHAM SAYS BEWARE THE MARKET ‘MELT-UP’

Alas, there's no magic signal to tell us when this market could savagely correct. The latest note of caution comes from famed US investor, Jeremy Grantham...
 

Is the trade war with China almost over? Of course not

Many eons ago - April 22, to be precise - some people thought that a trade war between the U.S. and China was off the cards...
 

Beware of these three dangerous investing myths

Right now, you could be making several dangerous investing mistakes… and you might not even realise it...
 

Why you need to like money to have money

How do you feel about money? Do you think it's dirty? That it's just a little bit... bad? Does liking money, or the things you can buy with it, mean that you're selfish and greedy?..
 

The Premier Platform for Trading Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin experienced a dramatic rise in the course of 2017, followed by a dip in early 2018. However, it has become a popular conversation topic, and you've probably thought of trading cryptocurrencies yourself...
 

Geopolitical uncertainty is rising... Here’s what it means for markets

Almost as bad as falling markets, are markets chasing their tail because of geopolitical risk...
 

What to watch

We have often written about the boom in non-income producing assets - such as collectibles..
 

This is the cost of choosing the wrong opportunity

In economics, "opportunity cost" is the value you give up by making a choice...
 

Investors beware: the warning light has begun to flash amber

Warren Buffett recently observed that markets can quickly turn from green to red, without pausing at yellow...
 

Ignore the noise: It’s a garden variety crypto correction

On January 7 of this year, the total crypto market value peaked at approximately US$830 billion..
 

How to protect your portfolio from volatility

If there's one thing investors hate, it's volatility...
 

How to beat the index

EXCHANGE traded funds (ETFs) have grown by leaps and bounds since the first one was launched in 1993...
 

Roundtable: Setting Foot in REITs in 2018

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) is a popular investment vehicle favored by local investors in the recent years...
 

A crash is coming, and Jim Rogers says it will be a doozy

Legendary investor, Jim Rogers, is a famed perma-bear. But this month Rogers stepped it up...
 

Getting your feet wet in investing

As I am writing this article, I am very thankful of all the experiences I have gotten from the market all these years...
 

How to Buy Your First Stock

It has come to our attention, whilst trying to get people motivated to invest, that the question most individuals have is How do I start investing?..
 

How to invest with $100?

What can $100 really buy you today? To some, it can buy a nice 3-course dinner for two. ..
 

Don’t let the crypto bears panic you

Since the recent correction in the crypto market, a fairly consistent slew of negative news has come out about the space...
 

My $125 million investment lesson...

The portfolio held 70 stock positions… and I had no clue about most of them. I had inherited US$125 million in dozens of shares from a previous portfolio manager..
 

Don’t believe that dividends matter? Take a look at this...

Some investors believe that dividends don't matter. That a few additional percentage points of return doesn't make a lot of difference...
 

How to not blow yourself (or your portfolio) up

There are old traders, and bold traders, but there are very few old bold traders. This means that younger investors are a) prone to boldness and..
 

What’s Next for the Stock Market?

The market ructions in early Feb were a genuine 'shot-across-the-bows' - a warning to investors about the longevity of easy credit, soaring asset prices and ultra-low volatility...
 

Stop gambling! Here’s how to invest instead

Markets - whether they're for stocks, cryptos (especially), Picassos, Beanie babies, or pre-war chewing gum wrappers..
 

Error by omission: Avoid this ($1 million) investing mistake

I was 22, fresh out of university, when my father gave me US$5,000. It was left over from a college savings account,..
 

Investing and Trading REITs with Master Leases

Many master leases for SREITS are from sale-and-leaseback agreements in which the vendor sells the property into the REIT and leases it back for a period of time, usually for 5 years...
 

Will the everything bubble pop this year?

As a new year begins, market predictions are coming in thick and fast. Significantly, in recent days, the views..
 

Onward to a Rosy 2018

On the back of global economic growth in 2017 comes a question: Will 2018 see more of the same? Our expert panellists share their views on 2018's outlook, risk, and the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin...
 

Here's what the Olympics mean for Global Stock Markets

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are underway. And - like with most anything - there's a stock market angle for that...
 

Here’s how much you should invest in cryptos

Tama, how much should I invest in cryptos? It's one of the most common questions I'm asked about cryptocurrencies...
 

Beat the Market with Asset Allocation

If your investment goals have changed recently, you may need to reallocate assets in order to realign your investment strategy...
 

Prepare for the next crisis like this…

Global stock markets keep heading higher and higher… credit markets are increasingly overextended… and geopolitics are more harrowing than ever...
 

Why you need more cash in 2018

Keep it, and over time it will be worth less and less. It doesn't yield anything. Multiple rounds of quantitative easing by the..
 

Year of the Dog 2018

The Earth Dog will take centre stage from 16 Feb 2018 when we welcome in the Lunar New Year. Being the 11th Chinese astrology sign, the Dog is a symbol of intelligence and protection...
 

MegaTrust 4Q17

The MegaTrust Yangtze Funds all gained around 2% in December and 10% in 4Q17, amid rising volatility of the China A-share market. The longest running Yangtze Fund II returned 24% in 2017, beating the MSCI China A Index by 11%. Meanwhile, the newly launched Yangtze Fund IV (Cayman) is up nearly 8% since inception on July 31, also beating the benchmark during the same period...
 

Newbie's Guide To Bitcoin Investing

Cryptocurrency continues to gain popularity among investors and venture capital firms. Several of these individuals are betting that Bitcoin is here to stay! Before taking a stand, let us have a quick look at the basics of Bitcoin...
 

Passive funds will feel the most pain when markets turn down

When markets are rising - as they are right now - it can make sense to passively invest in index funds. But when a downturn inevitably comes, passive funds will be hit the hardest. We're not the only commentator ringing the alarm bell. Warnings against passive strategies have been mounting throughout the year...
 

Spotting The Best Investment Ideas

There is a lot of fear and uncertainty in financial markets these days, with investors groping for directions amid a string of bad news, from Brexit to the threat of another interest rate hike in the US...
 

Is It Too Late To Buy Bitcoin?

Right now, you may be wondering: is Bitcoin a speculative bubble? And, if it’s not, is it too late to buy in? Well, the answer to that is: it depends. To my mind, the price of Bitcoin is going up because people think it will keep going up. And that’s pure speculation. But not everyone agrees...
 

How To Avoid Investment Traps In The Platform Age

Right now, investors are in love with new, disruptive businesses, particularly those with platforms that shorten the path between supplier and end user. Many of these businesses are sporting eye-watering valuations that seem hard to justify. Is it time for a return to value investing? We think so...
 

How Not To Invest

So you’ve started a trading account, read up on basic investing, and are all set to join the ranks of Singapore’s retail investors. But before you do, perhaps it’s best to understand some of the common mistakes that some retail investors fall prey to...
 

Forget Hot Tips, It’s All About Strategy

Considering how much time we spend grappling with our finances and trying to build nest eggs for retirement, it is amazing that financial literacy is still not on the core educational curriculum...
 

When to buy a stock: The 3 best times to buy stocks at a discount

When to buy a stock: The 3 best times to buy stocks at a discount If you study the Investment Quadrant, you realise that selecting a good company is only part of the equation. The final step is to buy a stock only when it’s trading at a low valuation. Remember, a good company can still be a bad investment if you overpay for it. So knowing when to buy a stock cheap is just as important as picking the right company if you want to earn good returns in the stock market in the long run....
 

Beating The Investment Pros At Their Game

Beating The Investment Pros At Their Game One of the most curious things I find in the financial markets – where thousands of professionals are locked in daily competition – is how little you really have to do in order to get a decent return in stocks....
 

Contrarian Investing: Dreman’s Philosophy & Strategy

Contrarian Investing: Dreman’s Philosophy & Strategy David Dreman is the chairman of Dreman Value Management Inc. and his Dreman’s High Return Fund is one of the all-time highest returning mutual funds in the USA since its introduction in 1988. He is widely knowns for his iconic contrarian investment strategy and has authored a few books that revolves around this theme, including the investing classic and bestseller “Contrarian Investment Strategy: The Psychology of Stock Market Success(1980)”....
 

Trading is easy, isn’t it?

Trading is easy, isn’t it? (Part 2) In my previous article “Trading is easy, isn’t it? [20 Nov 16] (Part 1) click HERE”, I have discussed the importance of one’s psychology in trading. However, I have only given a general outline on risk management and trading system which are also very important topics....
 

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