Category Archives: Financial Management

Have share prices caught up with 2013 prices?

Let’s see how shares prices of today compare with that beginning of 2013 (about 5 years back). The STI for 31 December 2012 was 3,167 points. It is now at 3,318 points. The performances of some stocks were exceptional like … Continue reading

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Which sectors of Singapore stocks did well since 2016?

It is interesting to drill down and see how each sector of the listed companies was performing since 2016. I use the FTSE ST Indexes and compare them from 31 December 2015 to 21 July 2017. This is one and … Continue reading

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Two-track performance of STI stocks

The Straits Times Index (STI) was up 14.3% since the start of 2017. Only half of 30 component stocks of STI beat the benchmark. Stock 30/12/2016 20/7/2017 Change YZJ Shipping 0.815 1.35 65.6% Global Logistics 2.20 3.32 50.9% City Dev … Continue reading

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NetLink NBN Trust IPO favours big players

The big Initial Public Offering of this year was NetLink NBN Trust, a business trust. It has a value of $2.34 billion. The IPO was for 2,898,000,001 units at $0.81. This was offered out as follows: International placement of 2,713,000,001 … Continue reading

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In share investment never say, “I could have…”

Last Friday July 14, the Straits Times Index (STI) touched a 52-week new high at 3,287.43 points. A thought came to my mind and disturbed me. I was telling myself, why did I sell my shares so much earlier and … Continue reading

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Returns on Life Insurance Participating Fund 2016

Investments in 2016 were better than 2015. All four insurers achieved positive investment returns. See table below for the comparisons. Investment return for Prudential was the highest at 8.30% for its Singapore dollar fund. (US $ fund was 9.70%) Aviva … Continue reading

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Singapore Post – Sharp Lost in Value

Singapore Post (SingPost) is our local mail delivery shop. SingPost continues to deliver mails to our homes. Its Public Postal Licence was renewed for 20 years starting 1 April 2017. This is good news since this is a monopoly with … Continue reading

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