ProButterfly is Attending REITs Symposium 2018, Join Us For 30%-off the walk-in price!

Our regular readers and subscribers would certainly be aware that ProButterfly has a heavy emphasis on REITs. REITs give investors exposure to a variety of real estate sectors with a low capital outlay and predictable dividends.

We have shared educational pieces on REITs and covered a number of REITs IPOs. Here are among our more popular post related to REITs which we encourage our readers to review:


http://www.reitsymposium.com/#registration (Promocode: PROBUTTERFLY)

This week, we have more to share than just our REIT analysis. Rather than hearing our views with regards to REITs, why not hear the views from the REIT...

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MGCCT’s Japan Acquisition Unfavourable to Minority Unitholders?

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.


ProButterfly decided to break our regular Tuesday blog posting to bring you this story earlier ahead of the Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust (MGCCT) latest Japan acquisition ahead of the EOGM taking place on 24 April 2018 (Tuesday) at 3.30 p.m. at the Mapletree Business City Town Hall – Auditorium.

MGCCT is a REIT that currently has a portfolio of three properties in the greater China region who assets comprises of...

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First REIT Unaffected by New Tax Regulations; Material Impact on LMIRT

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.


Earlier this year, the Indonesian Government has passed new regulations issued under Government Regulation No. 34/2017 (GR-34) regarding income tax on the rental of land and/or building. This regulation become effective starting 2 January 2018.

More information with regards to this taxation changes can be found at this site written in English for the benefit of readers.

The material point to note about this changes are that, income received from land and/or...

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The Essentials of REIT Investing Seminar (Apr-2018)


[Update 2018-04-17]: Thank you for your interest! Please note that the tickets for this event is sold out. We will update our readers when we have future events.


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 3-hour REIT workshop on 18th April 2018 (Wed) from 7pm to 10pm entitled The Essentials of REIT Investing.

We are offering a $10-off for all ProButterfly blog readers. With this $10-off discount, this event is just $15! Just use the promo-code "TENOFF" to immediately get $10-off the ticket price.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-essentials-of-reit-investing-tickets-44365656874 

ProButterfly co-founder Tam Ging Wien will be sharing his knowledge and experience including:

  • Foundational understanding...
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The Dangers of Relying on Analyst Calls – Case Study of LMIR Trust Debt Levels

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.


On the 13-Feb-2018, Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) released their FY2017 full year results. Immediately the next day, OCBC Investment Research kept its “Buy” call on LMIRT.

However just 5 days later, they shockingly changed their position and view on LMIRT and issued a downgrade to “Hold”. The revised estimate comes with a 10% reduction in the price of LMIRT.

Source: REITs Week (...

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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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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 12th May 2018 (Sat). [UPDATE: the 12-May-2018 session is SOLD OUT, thank you for your support!]

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-to-riches-everything-you-need-to-know-about-investing-profitably-in-reits-tickets-44208580053 

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...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Understanding REITs

by: Tam Ging Wien

This is a follow up from previous articles regarding our analysis of Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT) and Comparative Analysis of SGX Listed Retail REITs, Analysis of Cromwell European REIT IPO. We had good feedback with regards to our contents but we also did get questions regarding how REITs are analysed.

Therefore this week, we decided to publish an educational piece to demystify REITs and help get beginners up to speed on REIT analysis and investing.

What is a REIT?

A REIT is short form for Real Estate Investment Trust. REITs are a type of professionally managed collective investment scheme with its primary business being the acquiring, owning and financing of income generating real estate. REITs have the benefit of providing investors with a regular income stream and prospects of long term capital appreciation.

REITs provide investors an affordable means to invest in a diverse range of real estate assets. REITs tend to have a specific portfolio focus....

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Comparative Analysis of SGX Listed Retail REITs

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 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.


- Does Not Appear to Have Been Affected by e-Commerce Trend but Presently Trading at High Prices

Late last month, we penned our thoughts about Amazon’s South East Asian (SEA) ambitions. If you haven’t had a chance to read our opinion piece entitled Examining The Impact of Amazon’s SEA Ambitions. We covered how we think its business modal works and how it could potentially impact the landscape of online retail here in SEA. We also tested Amazon Prime Now's service and shared our experience.

One of the...

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An Analysis of Mapletree Logistics Trust

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 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.


This is a follow up from last week’s article regarding our thoughts about the impact of Amazon’s SEA ambitions. One of the afterthoughts that we had after writing the article was to look at potential opportunities to invest in REITs and real estate related businesses which could potentially benefit from the rise of the e-commerce trend. If you have not read our previous article, click here.

Therefore this week, we will follow up on our promise to analyse Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT). Amazon is...

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