Monthly Archives: January 2012

Investing in shares on the Exchange – learning experience

Before 2008, I was not active when trading on the Singapore stock exchange. Many times, I bought shares or applied for initial public offerings (IPO) but did not monitor these stocks as closely as now. Career and financial capacity precluded … Continue reading

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High Dividend yield and Low Price-to-Book ratio – winning strategy

In The Business Times Weekend edition dated 21-22 January 2012, Ms Teh Hooi Ling wrote a piece titled “Getting paid while you wait”. The senior correspondent wrote that “buying stocks with highest dividend yield, but lowest Price-to-Book (PTB) ratio appears … Continue reading

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Inflation rates – CPI for Year 2011

Singapore inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), increased by 5.2 per cent for the whole of 2011 compared with 2010. The annual inflation rates for each year from 2007 to last year are listed below: 2007: 2.1% … Continue reading

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STI ended at 2,849 points before Chinese New Year

The Straits Times Index (STI) rose for a second day to end at 2,849 points today, which was the last trading day before the Chinese New Year break. Since the start of this year, STI had increased 7.6 per cent. … Continue reading

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Singapore Exchange – Second Quarter Results (FY2012)

Singapore Exchange (SGX) released its second quarter results for FY2012 covering period 1 October to 31 December 2011. Total revenue for the quarter declined 14.0 per cent to $148.1 million over the corresponding period of previous year. This is due … Continue reading

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Missed opportunity – DBS Bank

I was watching the share price of DBS Bank for a while. On 15 December last year, its share price dropped to around $11.60. It remained at around this level till the end of 2011. On 11 January (Wednesday), it … Continue reading

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CapitaMalls Asia Limited Retail Bonds – Allotment and first day trading

Due to strong interest in the latest CapitaMalls Asia (CMA) retail bonds, CMA doubled the total bond size to $400 million consisting of two tranches: a)   Public offer tranche of $220 million b)   Placement tranche of $180 million For the … Continue reading

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