Monthly Archives: August 2011

Comparison of shares – Telecommunication

The table below shows three mobile phone operators in Singapore. The columns in the table are: closing share price as at 26 August (mid-day), book value per share, price to book ratio, dividend yield and price earning ratio (based last … Continue reading

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Comparison of shares – Transportation sector (Road and Rail)

The table below shows three public transport operators of our bus and rail system. The columns in the table are: closing share price as at 23 August, book value per share, price to book ratio, dividend yield and price earning … Continue reading

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Comparison of shares – Banks and Property developers

After a significant beating in the past few weeks, how was share performance of counters in their respective industry sectors of banking and property developers? The table below shows selective counters of three local banks and well-known property developers. The … Continue reading

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How bad can the STI be?

In December 2007, before United States of America was hit by her sub-prime mortgage problem that plunged the world into the financial crisis of 2008/09, the Straits Times Index (STI) was at its peak at 3,589 points on 11 December … Continue reading

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Dividend Yields for some stocks

Just two weeks ago, Singapore equities looked promising in terms of valuation. But then, things changed. Their share values declined to attractive level for most stocks. Dividend yields for stocks rose as a result. Dividend yield (in percentage term) rose … Continue reading

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GDP forecast and investment strategy

Looking at the stock market woe of the past 2 weeks, one wonder whether this was over-done or is there further downside. The Straits Times Index (STI) gave up 11.3 per cent in just two weeks from 1 August peak of … Continue reading

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Investment losses

The past two trading sessions on the Singapore Exchange were horrifying. The Straits Times Index (STI) slumped 7.1 per cent in just two days to end at 2,884 points. I cannot imagine how it will be like today if not … Continue reading

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