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Investing psychology : averaging up

I had a very brief conversation over lunch with a friend just several weeks ago. After an exchange of pleasantries and knowing that he invests in stocks, it was natural that our talking conversation centred around stocks. I asked him … Continue reading

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The banks: DBS, OCBC and UOB

This week the banks were doing well. Bank stocks seemed to be defying gravity against the backdrop of retreating technology stocks, the lack-lustre REITs counters and, very prominently, the declining US market. The trio, namely DBS, OCBC and UOB pushed … Continue reading

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Taking stocks of Year 2020

Year 2020 has been a year of frightful year. Following the fruitful ending for year 2019, most of us were hopeful that the prosperity would follow through into year 2020. Just the opposite. It was nightmarish not long after the … Continue reading

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Bank scrip dividends – Good or no good?

[Abstract – The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed many companies in an effort to conserve cash to maintain liquidity. Consequently, many companies, have introduced the scrip dividend scheme in hope to beef up company cash hoards to cushion this trying time. … Continue reading

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How to calculate the number of scrip dividends for your stocks

Very often, the stocks that we have, may entitle us scrip shares in lieu of cash dividends. While all these information can be found in the scrip dividend notice of election form that will be sent to us following the … Continue reading

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Venture Corporation

Since hitting close to $30 per share for a relatively short period of time in early 2018, the share price of Venture Corporation has been hovering below $20 and to even below $16 during the Covid-19 pandemic lock-down period. For … Continue reading

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Investing lessons to learn from the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic

The past 2 months or so has been quite punitive for stock investors and traders alike. Despite a few early cases of Covid-19, the month of February had been almost a non-event. The STI, despite sinking gradually, continued to stay … Continue reading

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Digital Banks

Digital banks are banking establishments without brick-and-mortar presence. Technically, this would be unimaginable say twenty years ago. How can we be able to make what we called as bank transactions without the need of a physical bank? Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Taking stock of stocks portfolio

Like many other years, last year had been spiced with a few surprises causing some stocks to swing significantly even though the STI index had been relatively stagnant. First and foremost, at the beginning of the year, many of us … Continue reading

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OCBC is still growing

Once again, Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) is dishing out to scrip dividends to existing shareholders. With the discount of 10%, this translates to a mouth-watering conversion rate of $9.57 per share. Given the steep discount, it is likely that many … Continue reading

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