Category Archives: DBS

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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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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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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All about brokerage charges

Let’s face it. Over the years, technology has taken toll on many middle functions. Stock broking is no exception. It is no longer the, once-upon-a-time lucrative high-profile business. Commission rates offered by brokerage houses are so competitive that there are … Continue reading

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Ten years after the fall of Lehman Brother

Today marks the 10th anniversary when Lehman Brothers fell into bankruptcy on 15 September 2008. Despite the on-going tariff war between the US and China, there is a general sea of calmness in the major stock exchanges all over the … Continue reading

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DBS – The pleasant surprise

Abstract – Two years ago, the sudden devaluation of the Chinese yuan RMB caused DBS share price to fall below its book value. Since then, DBS Holdings share price has been on the rise. In a similar fashion, the share … Continue reading

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Walking away from a corporate bond deal

I came across an article on the newspaper yesterday morning that Ezion Holdings will be having a meeting with bondholders this coming Monday to present a debt restructuring plan. It reminded me that corporate and perpetual bonds were selling like … Continue reading

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