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Banks

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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Buy and hold? No, it should be sell and buy back later

Historically, the month of February is the when financial results of those companies whose Financial Year (FY) ends in December release their FY results. Then at around the 2nd half of April, it is when companies start holding annual general … Continue reading

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OCBC scrip dividend

Along with the other banks, OCBC has recently announced the FY 2018 results. The net profit improved 11% from S$4.05b to $4.49b. Apart from its subsidiary, Great Eastern’s disappointing results, I would say that OCBC did well for FY 2018. … Continue reading

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Banks’ stock prices

In the last two months since the release of bank results for FY 2018, the general comments about OCBC is that its share price is lagging behind the other banks. That appears to be my observation as well, although it … Continue reading

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