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350% in 7 trading days (Guest Post)

350% in 7 trading days (Guest Post)

Since the time when I mentioned about Y-Ventures last week, it had multiplied by 350%. It was about 7 trading days since it hit the bottom at 3.8 cents on 31 March and 1 April 2019. I had mentioned in the article that it probably worth a punt on the stock.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Brennen Pak is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Brennen Pak, with more than 3000+ followers.

Y Ventures

Y Ventures

Given that it is a penny stock, the queue in the buy column at that time was very low at 10,000 to 20,000 shares. So, it meant that you could key to buy at a few bits lower than the trading price and, still, somebody was willing to sell the stock to you. However, when one were to look at the the transaction volume, it was another story. It was comparatively huge, perhaps 1 to 2 million shares showing the market was full of spot sellers willing to short the stock for any ready buyer. For the past one year, the share price has been beaten down and was close to 5% of the peak value by end March/early April. This could be one of the best chance to buy the stock at fire-sale price. It can only happen when the market thinks that the company is on the brink of bankruptcy or is widely expecting a rights issue. The company was listed on the stock exchange fairly recently, of less than 2 years and the stock price has been affected by the fallen crypto-currency joint venture and the accounting fiasco that it experienced last year.

With the quantity of shares issued at 200 million, it is possible to buy 0.1% of the company with only $8,000 at the share price of 4 cents. (The pre-IPO share quantity was 35 million from which about $7m was raised.) It means that at 4 cents, it is below the pre-IPO price valued at 5 cents. In effect, it is worth the risk to take the plunge. At most, if the company did go bust (touch wood), I would lost a few thousand dollars. The potential upside should be higher than the downside.

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Our Biggest Event in 2019: In The Footsteps Of Masters – Going Beyond #myfirsttrade

Our Biggest Event in 2019: In The Footsteps Of Masters – Going Beyond #myfirsttrade

JOIN US in our BIGGEST Event for 2019: In The Footsteps Of Masters – Going Beyond #myfirsttrade [Enjoy earlybird rate from now until 21st April]

In this event, hear from the biggest names in the industry from both Fundamental and Technical Analysis!

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Join stellar heavyweights in the industry like David Kuo, Terence Wong, Collin Seow and Jonathan Tan as they come together to present to you one event to hear it all: In The Footsteps Of Masters – Going Beyond#myfirsttrade.

Here’s what you’ll learn from our panel of speakers:
✔ How to use technical analysis to start your own trading and making your first return
✔ Identifying the best timing and price to buy or sell your individual stocks
✔ Achieve consistency when trading in the stock market
✔ Get started in building your own investment portfolio
✔ Learning how fund managers think and act in the investing world
✔ Building a balanced portfolio that includes stable dividend returns
✔ Get insights on current market conditions and outlook

*seats are strictly limited.

Event Details
Date: 11 May 2019, Saturday
Time: 8.30 am – 1pm
Venue: Big Picture Theatre (Level 9, Capital Tower, 168 Robinson Road, Singapore 068912) Linked to Tanjong Pagar MRT (Exit F)

This means if you get a friend to come along, it’s only $14.00 per ticket during this early bird rate!

Take advantage of the Buddy Pricing because Good things MUST share.

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The STI is up nearly 10% YTD. What should you be doing now?

The STI is up nearly 10% YTD. What should you be doing now?

It’s already the beginning of the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Let’s take a look at how the Singapore stock market performed so far:

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The Straits Times Index (STI) has rallied close to 10% since January this year.

So what should investors be doing right now? Hold cash? Buy more? Or wait for it to bottom?

There’s a sure thing that can be done…

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Genting Singapore – My Thoughts On The IR Expansion Plan (Guest Post)

Genting Singapore – My Thoughts On The IR Expansion Plan (Guest Post)

This is a follow up from the previous article on Genting which I’ve written not too long ago. You can view them here if you have not done so.

The big news on Genting is finally out of the bag which we’ve been waiting for sometime.

 

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Brian Halim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as 3Fs, with more than 1000+ followers.

Redevelopment of RWS Expansion

Resort World Sentosa Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting Singapore Ltd, has been granted approval for extension of their Integrated Resort over the next 5 years. This will see the existing IR Property expanded with approximately 50% of new gross floor area, adding 164,000 square metres of GFA of leisure and entertainment space. Development and enhancement of the integrated resorts will also include:

  • Expansion of Universal Studios Singapore, with 2 new highly themed and immersive environment – Minion Park and Super Nintendo World
  • Expansion of the S.E.A Aquarium to be re-branded as “Singapore Oceanarium”
  • Conversion of the Resorts World Theatre into a new Adventure Dining Playhouse
  • Expansion of in-resort accommodation with up to 1,100 more hotel rooms at a new waterfront lifestyle complex and within the central zone of the RWS
  • Enhanced waterfront promenade to be lined with restaurants and retail outlets
  • Expansion of MICE facilities to bring more events into Singapore
  • Development of Driverless Transport System which will enhance last-mile connectivity to RWS attractions

 

The development of the IR expansion will involve the intensification of land and a related grant of leasehold interest and license from SDC.

The redevelopment is expected to cost Genting approximately $4.5b over the next 5 years, and will be funded by internal working capitals and/or borrowings. 

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Will Genting Singapore Be Affected By The New Integrated Resorts’ Expansion?

Will Genting Singapore Be Affected By The New Integrated Resorts’ Expansion?

In a joint statement on Wednesday evening (April 3), the operators of the two integrated resorts (IR) will pump in $9 billion to build world-class attractions, which will include a fourth tower to the iconic Marina Bay Sands (MBS) development, three new hotels, a 15,000-seat entertainment arena and extensions to Universal Studios Singapore (USS).

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The Ministry of Trade and Industry said that the $9 billion investment is almost two-thirds of the IRs’ initial investment of about $15 billion in 2006.

According to the Straits Times, MBS and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will be allowed to expand their casino operations, with their exclusive rights to run a casino here extended until the end of 2030.

However, their gambling revenue will be further taxed by the Government. This means that casino levies on Singapore residents will be increased. The daily levy will go up from $100 to $150 from Thursday (April 4), while the annual levy is being increased from $2,000 to $3,000.

Genting Singapore, which has its key business vested in RWS, has inadvertently been drawn into the limelight.

Genting Singapore has announced the plans to invest $4.5 billion to renew and refresh Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).

In view of this investment, the government has agreed to extend the exclusivity period for the two casinos at RWS and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) to end-2030. MBS, on the other hand, also committed to a $4.5 billion investment to expand its property.

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Financial questions regarding Hyflux debts? (Guest Post)

Financial questions regarding Hyflux debts? (Guest Post)

Just a few days ago, the headlines for the recent Hyflux Saga read: “Taxpayers’ money cannot be used to help investors recoup their losses, says minister,”.

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There was also a protest by disgruntled Hyflux investors at Hong Lim Park over the weekend.

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Credits: Straits Times
Credits: Straits Times
Credits: Straits Times

I chanced upon the article on Hyflux story so far in BT Weekend, 23-24 March 2019. Given that it had listed the debts raised in the past years, I decided to compile them into a timeline in hope to have a better picture of Hyflux’s current predicament. What really puzzled me was the perpetual raised in 2016. It was stated that the perpetual of $500m was raised to redeem the two tranches of perpetuals raised for institutional and accredited investors. The first was $300m perpetual @5.75% raised in January 2014 and the second was $175m perpetual @4.8% raised in July 2014.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Brennen Pak is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Brennen Pak, with more than 3000+ followers.

 

Just purely from a financial management point of view, why is Hyflux willing to raise perpetual at 6% to redeem perpetuals at lower coupon rates. After all, the 4.8% and the 5.75% perpetuals were hardly 2-year old 3-year old respectively when they were redeemed. Why was Hyflux so anxious to redeem those perpetual bonds when the perpetuals are still so recent by any standards.

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FREE Seminar: How To Be A Profitable & Systematic Trader

FREE Seminar: How To Be A Profitable & Systematic Trader

Join us for this exclusive seminar conducted by veteran trader Collin Seow, to know the exact points and mechanics to enter your stock/asset at the best time without uncertainty.

In the information age, it is important to use just the right amount of technology to help you achieve higher performance in the stock market with less time, in a systematic way.

Having a simple and back-tested system is important to provide unemotional trades with high accuracy, so that you do not have to spend days pouring through and over-analysing a particular company or stock. Staring at the computer for hours does not necessarily lead to placing a great trade anymore.

In fact, you could build a high probability long/short watchlist of stocks within 10 minutes or less, provided you understand the key strategic idea behind it, which will be revealed to you so that you can emulate it back at your trading desk.

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Key learning points include:
✔ How to find the highest probability opportunities in the entire Singapore and US markets?
✔ How to know the best timing and price to buy or sell your individual stocks?
✔ How can consistency be really achieved when trading in the stock market?
✔ How to significantly reduce your risk in the stock market when you diversify appropriately without leaving too much money on the table?

Date: 10 April 2019 (Wed)

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Registration starts from 6.30pm.

Cost: Free

Venue: 137 Cecil Street, Level 4, Hengda Building, Singapore 069537

Limited seats. First come, first serve basis.

So…Register Now, Come Later!

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SGX Investment Fair 2019: The Fair To Help Start Your First Investment!

SGX Investment Fair 2019: The Fair To Help Start Your First Investment!

Always wanted to get started in investing and build a portfolio, consisting of SGX blue chip stocks and REITs?

Have you always been interested to start investing, but never quite sure how? Are you concerned about the financial commitment or energy needed to monitor your investments?

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Come to this SGX Investment Fair, and bring your friend along cause it’s Free!

Check the exciting line-up and register here.


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Children’s Society Dinner 2019

Children’s Society Dinner 2019

We had the honour to attend the annual appreciation dinner for the 1000 Enterprises For Children-In-Need Programme.

Even though we’re a growing Fintech Startup, we’ve been with 1000 Enterprises For Children-In-Need Programme supporting the Children’s Society for 4 years now.

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Guest-of-honour, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean gave a heartfelt speech to the audience, where he addressed the need for corporations and businesses to support this charity programme. This programme is helping the under-privileged children under the Singapore Children’s Society, who will become the next-generation pillars of our society.

We’ve supported this cause since 2015 with some of the proceeds from the sales of Stockcham’s Trading Guide eBook.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who purchased Stockcham’s Trading Guide for the support.

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3 Dirt Cheap Companies With High Dividends

3 Dirt Cheap Companies With High Dividends

Everyone loves to shop for cheap stocks but wouldn’t it be fantastic that you buy dirt cheap stocks and yet still enjoy high dividends while waiting for your capital gains to come?

 

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We happen to find 3 stocks with such characteristics; check them out below:

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Smallcapasia, with more than 500 followers.

#1 Willas-Array Electronics Holdings Ltd (SGX: BDR)

Willas-Array with major markets in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan is principally engaged in the distribution of electronic components for use in various industries as well as the provision of engineering solutions.

It also has long standing relationships with 20 internationally reputable principle suppliers and carries a wide product mix over 10,000 product items and cater to over 3,000 customers.

The company has declared a final dividend of HK$0.42 on 30 May 2018 for the financial year of 2017. The dividend yield based on the price of SGD$0.595 equates to whopping 12%. The company has been distributing out dividends from 2015 to 2018 with an exception of 2016.

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018
Dividend Yield 6.43% 5.34% 12.05%

From a valuation stand point, the company is cheap valuing at P/E 5.04x and Price to Book Value of 0.44x.

That said, the high dividend might not be sustainable given the cashflow used in operating activities for the past 2 years (2017 & 2018) have been negative. Furthermore, the debt to equity ratio for the company is 2.11 and on the high side.

#2 Ossia International Ltd (SGX: 008)

Ossia has started as a footwear manufacturer but has grown into a regional distributor and retailer of lifestyle products in the Asia Pacific region.

The company has exclusive distribution, license and franchise rights for the Fashion apparels e.g. Elle, Bags/accessories e.g. Tumi, Hedgren etc and Sports apparels e.g. Columbia. The company also has a 19.8% stake in Pertama Holdings Pte Ltd which owns the Harvey Norman retails stores in Singapore and Malaysia.

The company has declared dividend of 4 cents on 31 July and 6 cents on 5th December 2018. Based on the current share price of $0.10, the dividend yield is a high 10%. The company has not distributed any dividends from 2015 to 2017 as net income is negative during this period.

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018
Dividend Yield 10%

The company is cheap valuing at P/E ratio of 4.72x and having a Price to Book ratio of 0.64x.

The company has no track record distributing dividend consistently and 2019 results has not been good so far. However, with the closure of under performing brands and disposal of properties, there might be a chance for the company to dish out yet another fat dividend.

#3 Serial System Ltd (S69)

Serial System is involved in the distribution of electronic and electrical components, and trading and distribution of fast-moving consumer goods, photographic and timepiece products.

The company has been consistently distributing cash dividends from 2015 to 2018 and the dividend yield ranges from 8.09% to 10.12% for the previous financial year.

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018
Dividend Yield 8.09% 4.76% 2.80% 10.12%

The company’s valuation is cheap with P/E ratio of 3.39x and a Price to Book ratio of 0.42x.

The cashflow from operating activities has been mixed for the past the few years. Moving forward, we are cautiously optimistic that the company will continue the dividend distributions but the dividend yield will vary depending on the company profit and free cashflow.

Once again, this article is a guest post and was originally posted on Smallcapasia‘s profile on InvestingNote. 

He also does premium analysis on a monthly basis, so check it out here.

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