REITs to Riches: Investment Workshop (Mar-2018)

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are one of the most reliable way to invest as they generate steady and consistent tax free cash flow. REITs also open up access for investors to participate in a diverse range of real estate assets with low capital outlay.

Our co-founder Tam Ging Wien will be conducting a full day REIT workshop on 3rd March 2018 (Sat) from 9am to 5pm.

The course will offer sufficient breadth and depth to benefit both novice and seasoned investors alike. Click on the link below to find out more:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reits-for-riches-everything-you-need-to-know-about-investing-profitably-in-reits-tickets-42970414667#tickets 

Meanwhile, do also check out the book REITs to Riches: Everything You Need to Know About Investing Profitably In REITs available at all major bookstores around Malaysia and Singapore. To purchase the eBook (PDF) copy, navigate to http://aktive.com.sg/store/reits-to-riches/.

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Is StarHub Borrowing to Pay Shareholders Dividends?

by: Tam Ging Wien

- Avoid Falling into this High Yield Trap

As investors, we like to invest in stable stocks with high and predictable dividends. After all, that is the point of income investing isn’t it? We invest our hard earned money to and we want to see income coming back in a periodic and predictable manner.

We also look at the yield and are happy that the dividends is outpacing inflation.

We likely to see the stock price increase as the performance of the company increases thereby allowing it to increase its dividends.

These are stocks that we want to hold on forever.

However, what if I tell you that sometimes, the dividends that you see is not what is seems to be?

Based on the closing price of StarHub Ltd (StarHub) on 20-Feb-2018 at $2.57 and a dividend of $0.16, StarHub trades at a yield of 6.23%!

But is such a high yield sustainable? Let’s examine StarHub’s financials since 2010 till its latest announced results in the chart below.

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REITs to Riches: Everything You Need to Know About Investing Profitably In REITs

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are one of the most reliable way to invest as they generate steady and consistent tax free cash flow. REITs also open up access for investors to participate in a diverse range of real estate assets with low capital outlay.

Our co-founder Tam Ging Wien will be conducting a full day REIT workshop on 3rd March 2018 (Sat).

The course will offer sufficient breadth and depth to benefit both novice and seasoned investors alike. Click on the link below to find out more:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reits-for-riches-everything-you-need-to-know-about-investing-profitably-in-reits-tickets-42970414667#tickets 

Meanwhile, do also check out the book REITs to Riches: Everything You Need to Know About Investing Profitably In REITs available at all major bookstores around Malaysia and Singapore. To purchase the eBook (PDF) copy, navigate to http://aktive.com.sg/store/reits-to-riches/.

What is a REIT?

A REIT is short form for Real Estate Investment Trust....

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A Simple And Effective Portfolio Allocation Strategy

by: Tam Ging Wien


All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into account their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial adviser.


 

This week, we would like to introduce our readers to a simple and effective method thinking about your investment portfolio allocation strategy. We call this the 3 money bag strategy.

 

The 3 money bag strategy is a portfolio balancing concept which allows investors to segregate their investments into 3 key classifications:-

  • Long Term Strategic Fund (Strategic)
  • Medium Term Tactical Fund (Tactical)
  • Opportunity Fund (Opportunity)

The 3...

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Has Bitcoin found it's bottom after the correction?

 

The start of the year 2018 has not been very kind to Bitcoin. With prices correcting nearly 70% from the high of $20,000 in December 2017, it has been quite the roller coaster ride. Traders with experience however are not surprised because Bitcoin tends to correct itself very similarly every January & February. 

 

In January 2017 Bitcoin price correct from a peak of $1167.8 to $734.5

In January 2016 Bitcoin price correct from a peak of $475.4 to $352.6

In January 2015 Bitcoin price correct from a peak of $475.2 to $166.3

 


 

As you can see this is a trend that has been running for a couple of years and traders with experience trading this market were bracing themselves for another shakeout in 2018 as well. 

The question on everyone's mind however is whether we have found a bottom for Bitcoin after this massive retracement. 

All good traders know that picking tops and bottoms is a waste of energy. No one clearly know...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Analysing Financial Statements - Balance Sheet

by: Tam Ging Wien

When read with begin with A...B...C..., when we sing with begin with Do... Re...Me...

That at least how the song lyrics go.

But when we want to understand and assess the financials of a stock, we need to begin with the 3 financial statements, namely:

In our last "The Beginner’s Guide to..." series, we covered the The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding The 3 Financial Statements.

After having an understand of the 3 financial statements, we continue the series with analysing these financial statements in order to understand the financial health of a company. In this post, we will be learning how to analyse the Balance Sheet.

Do read the previous article first before continuing as it will give you a firm foundation of the 3 core financial statements.

Balance Sheet

Current Ratio

This is a simple ratio of the current assets over the...

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Are Markets Overvalued Now? Yes…According to the Buffett Indicator

dow jones nasdaq s&p sti stocks Jan 15, 2018

by: Tam Ging Wien


All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into account their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor.


 

The Dow Jones, S&P, Nasdaq and even our very own STI has been breaking all-time highs week after week. Some think that the rally is set to continue well into 2018. But some are calling it tops and a major market crash could be in the making.

But on what basis can we value the overall market?

The Buffett Indicator

Back in 2001, during an interview with Fortune Magazine, the sage of Omaha – Mr Warren Buffett shared an indicator that he...

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Why Dollar Cost Averaging on an ETF Makes Absolutely No Sense

Uncategorized Jan 08, 2018

by: Tam Ging Wien

- Misconception or is there Something More Sinister?

Recently I came across a product sold by POSB called Invest-Saver which is a monthly savings plan designed to allow you to invest in ETFs using a dollar cost averaging strategy. They painted the benefit that this product is convenient (auto deduction without needing to open a trading account), affordable (minimum of $100 per month) and a long-term savings using the advantage of dollar cost averaging.

I could understand convenient, I could understand affordable. But, this product got me thinking about the last benefit; could you beat the market if you invested an index that actually tracks the market? What’s more, using dollar cost averaging means that I would make my investment purchase at fixed time intervals. Somehow, this seems contradictory to me! How it is possible to beat a market index by investing in a market index and fixed intervals anyway?

A quick search on the internet appears to show that many...

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Why Every Lady Needs an Hermès

euronext hermès luxury rms roa roe Dec 25, 2017

by: Tam Ging Wien

- Investing in the Epitome of Luxury


All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor.


 

The iconic Birkins and Kellies have long been a symbol of luxury – an unspoken statement announcing your status and membership into the most coveted of the elite clubs. Carried through a crowd immediately elicits public chatter – love it or hate it, an Hermès is here to stay.

Established in 1873 by Thierry Hermès initially as a harness workshop dedicated to European elites for their horse and carriages. It soon diversified into other products such as saddles,...

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Christmas Special: Sarine Technologies - Will This Hidden Gem Shine Again?

by: Tam Ging Wien


All examples and stocks quoted here in this article and on the ProButterflyTM site are for learning purposes; it does NOT constitute financial advice or a Buy/Sell recommendation. Contents are reflective of personal views and readers are responsible for their own investments and are advised to perform their own independent due diligence and take into their own financial situation. If in any doubt about the investment action you should take, you should consult a professional certified financial advisor.


Sarine Technologies (Sarine) is an Israel-based company that designs and manufacture tools for gem-stone manufacturers covering mostly the mid-stream aspect of the diamond business. Its key business is in the supply of development and manufacturing of advanced evaluation, planning, cutting, polishing and grading systems for gem-stone especially diamonds.

At the beginning of the year, Sarine traded at $1.79 and today it is trading at about $0.95. This is a...

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