Monthly Archives: October 2016

There is no dearth of investors, but there is a dearth of trades

Senior Correspondent, Goh Eng Yeow, wrote an article “SGX, where have the investors gone?” He cited that economic slowdown and changing demographics are the main culprits. Perhaps these may be some contributing factors, but they have yet to fully explain … Continue reading

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Business model

When I first read about a business model to better understand why it was entangled in the bond feud with the note-holders, I felt quite loss. I read it again, but still I did not get a good picture of … Continue reading

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SPH: Does the merger between The New Paper and My Paper make sense?

The SPH’s FY2016 financial results came as no surprise. As expected, the media segment continued to disappoint and I do not expect to see improvements in the foreseeable future. In the restructuring effort, it appeared evident that there will be … Continue reading

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Lessons learnt from the recent bond saga

Following the default of Swiber in July and a series of debt-restructuring meetings between several offshore and marine (O&M) companies and note-holders, investors are starting to come to realise that buying into notes and bonds are not the problem-free passive … Continue reading

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Understanding brokerage charges

Brokerage has come down significantly. I remember in the 90s, when I bought my first blue-chip bank, Overseas Union Bank, which had since been subsumed under United Overseas Bank (UOB), I paid something like $100 in additional fees including brokerage, … Continue reading

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Buy-and-hold strategy does not mean buy and don’t sell

For those who may not know, buy and hold strategy is a proven strategy and is used by long-term investors in hope to benefit from the capital appreciation of the component stocks in a portfolio. It is often associated with … Continue reading

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