Tag Archives: Stocks

Starting 2018 positively

Despite closing the year 2017 with an 18% upside in the Straits Times Index (STI), we saw another 90 points increase in the STI to end at 3489.45 in the first week of 2018. For myself, I am happy to … Continue reading

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Five reasons why I do not want to convert my stocks to an investment property

A close friend of mine threw me a question – why don’t you divest all your stocks and buy a property instead. That was a few years ago, and the rental market was still relatively vibrant. That led to me … Continue reading

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Share lending programme

While we leave our digital share scripts with the Central Depository (CDP), we can make our stocks work harder for us through the shares lending programme. However, if there is a lot of borrowing, perhaps it may indicate that the … Continue reading

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Cash is not always the king

It is quite common to hear people mentioning that “Cash is king” especially during bad times such during a recession or a market crash. This is only half truth. Yes, during times of uncertainties, cash is king, but it is … Continue reading

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Some notes about Investingnote

About two years ago when my stock-broker friend introduced InvestingNote to me, I was not exactly keen initially. The reason was that I have a business to develop and a family to take care. All these will draw away all … Continue reading

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What can we expect from the American election?

Now that the American election is over, and Donald Trump has been announced to be the president-elect. The inauguration is scheduled to be on 20 January 2017. As a biggest economy in the world, we can expect big event changes … Continue reading

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3 simple steps to start stock investing

Ethan Ho is a guest writer for our blog. He is part of the investing & financial literacy team that helps build the investingnote community. We thank you for his invaluable contribution.  In a previous article titled ‘5 reasons why stock … Continue reading

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Banks may be cheap now, but…

Cash is king. Yes, during financial turmoil like this when stock markets all over the world are sinking, having cash is the key. According to The Straits Times on 20 January 2016, just last year alone, about US$735 billion left … Continue reading

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Market movement (这星期股市迈动)

经过好几个星期的逐渐下泄之后,股市终于稳住阵脚。上个星期五闭市虽然稍微跌破2800点水平,但过去五天交易日当中,快速收回失地,把指数推上接近3000点水平,闭市时指数为2998.5点。仅仅五天交易日就上扬了205.35点,上升幅度7.4%。区域及亚太股:印尼、马来西亚、香港及日本都不例外,上升幅度4.0%-9.0%不等。只有南韩和台湾股市上升较微小,为2.5%及1.7%。就连渡过了黄金周假期的上海股市在星期五第一天交易日也上升了4.3%。 那到底什么缘故把这淡静底迷的股市转变成这样活跃的市场呢?其实市场预测非常难于捉摸,股民的心态转变非常难于预料。本人觉得原因只有单一:美国联邦处局再三考量之后。把原本要提高股息的决定无期限延后。理由为中国的经济快速缓慢,可能会导致美国经济的衰竭,所以不敢条理清晰,暂时不把利息提高。因此本来的坏消息就被列为利好消息,把股市带来冲击。股息的延后也当然导致美金兑其他国家汇率偏低,所以许多发展中国家的货币也开始稳定,股市回升。 当然股市是往前看,下星期会有什么走向?除非发生不可预料的大事件,下来几个星期应该不会有巨大波动,市场应该利用这短期的时间消化或等候公司的第三季度的收盈成绩发晓。市场预测可能是第三季度的收盈表现比第二季度来的差。如果事实上没有比预期差,那可能指数会偏高一些,相对的,如果第三季度收盈非常糟糕,那当然会导致股指偏低。 (以上的预测只是写者的个人看法,不可当为读者买卖股票决定的任何考量。) [写者拥有26年买卖股票经验,他最近也写了一本书,书名为<Making Money Together Through Stock>。读者可以上网站 www.bpwlc.com.sg 购纸字本或上网站 www.investingnote.com 购买电子本。]

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Remember that money is made when we buy during pessimism

In the last few months, the stocks markets in many regions were reeling down from their highs around April. Several months have passed and many investors seemed to have distanced themselves from the stock market. Some even vowed not to … Continue reading

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