Category Archives: YZ-PROPERTIES

Isn’t this similar to the 90s?

The spate of events that happened in the last six months reminded me of what we had experienced in the 90s. More than 20 years have zoomed passed us and how many of us remember those events that had taken … Continue reading


Why are the stock prices of developer stocks rising?

During times when there are impending interest rate hikes, the property counters almost always respond with a downward trend. We all know that it is a no-brainer response. In the last few months, we have also been bombarded with pockets of … Continue reading

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Yield hungry? We need to change of our investing paradigm

The much anticipated interest rate hike in December had caused a sharp recent drop in the price of REITs recently. Many REITs are now trading at the 2016 low, retreating generally about 7-10% from its peak level at 2016 high … 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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REITs: From an investor’s perspective

Yes, Real Estate Invest Trusts (REITs) are attractive. With about 6-8% yield, they are certainly mouth-watering investments in view of the paltry low bank interest rate. When REIT was first introduced as SingMall Property Trust in early 2000, it was … Continue reading

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CapitalandMall Trust

It has been more than 5 months since I presented the value of stocks. I had used an example on the stock CapitalandMall Trust (CMT) whose former name was CapitalMall Trust. During that time, the stock was trading at about $2.22 per … Continue reading

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Stamford Land – consistent dividend

Stamford Land  enjoyed a reasonably good year for FY 2015, end Q1 2015. The revenue increased 80% from S$62.2m to $112m which resulted to a net profit increase of 87.5% from $2.9m to $5.4m.  The positive operational cash flow that doubled … Continue reading

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OUE – Shifting properties to REITs

Over the last two years, OUE has been making significant changes. Two REITs were set up and several properties have been sold into two REITs, namely OUT H-REIT and OUE Comm Trust, to unlock the values. Last year, the Orchard Hotel and … Continue reading

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Keppel corp share price well supported by generous dividend

Keppel Corp share has been trading at the low $8 as the oil price was oscillating around $50 per barrel. Following the annoucement of the generous final dividend of $0.36 per share, the share price of Keppel Corp has been on an upward trend. At … Continue reading

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