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Top SGX Stocks Every Investor Needs To Know in 2017

Top SGX Stocks Every Investor Needs To Know in 2017

Our Singapore stock exchange (SGX) offers more than 700 stocks in total.

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The Singapore Stock Exchange, SGX

These 700+ Singapore stocks consist of blue chips, dividend stocks, growth stocks, value stocks, penny stocks etc. So, where do investors start from?

Some of the key screening criterias investors use to categorise stocks include dividend yield, price to earning (P/E) ratio, sharebuy back and more.

Here, we’ve compiled a top SGX stock list (non-exhaustive) according the various criterias for your reference.

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Contrarian Investing Part 2: Lessons from Templeton

Contrarian Investing Part 2: Lessons from Templeton

Stock Picking Strategy Series: Contrarian Investing Part 2: Lessons from Templeton

If you like this column on contrarian investing and applying to stock analysis, please start voting which stocks you would like them to write on in their next article! This is your chance to interact with them and they will write on the most voted stock of your choice!

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Disclaimer: this article simply provided analysis on stocks from the fundamental perspective, it does not represent any buy/sell recommendation from Investingnote. *All the dollar unit ($) in this article refer to SGD.

This column is written by @j_chou.
–Jay has an interest in global macro trends, financial markets and equity research and enjoys applying a combination of the three in his investments. His eventual investing goal is to manage a risk parity portfolio and achieve true financial freedom.


With S&P 500 and NASDAQ closing at record highs today and VIX Index at a 23-year low, the timing seems ripe to revisit the contrarian approach!

Besides Dremen, another famous investor whom we can learn the contrarian approach from is Sir John Templeton.

Known for his acumen in global stock-picking, Templeton’s principles of purchasing at “maximum pessimism” pushed him towards stocks that had been entirely neglected. His story of profiting off the Great Depression is legendary: in 1939, he purchased $100 worth of every stock which was trading below $1 per share on the New York and American stock exchanges. This totalled about 104 different companies, a whopping 34 of which were bankrupt, and Templeton’s initial investment was $10,400. After four years, he managed to sell those shares for nearly four times the money he had initially invested. His genius proved to be timeless, as yet again in 1999 during the dot com bubble he famously predicted that 90% of the new Internet companies would be bankrupt within five years, and he very publicly shorted the U.S. tech sector.

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Contrarian Investing: Dreman’s Philosophy & Strategy

Contrarian Investing: Dreman’s Philosophy & Strategy

Dreman’s Contrarianism: Investment Philosophy and Strategy Part 1

David Dreman is the chairman of Dreman Value Management Inc. and his Dreman’s High Return Fund is one of the all-time highest returning mutual funds in the USA since its introduction in 1988. He is widely knowns for his iconic contrarian investment strategy and has authored a few books that revolves around this theme, including the investing classic and bestseller “Contrarian Investment Strategy: The Psychology of Stock Market Success(1980)”.

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Relative Valuation Part 3 – Price/Book Ratio

Relative Valuation Part 3 – Price/Book Ratio

This column is written by @gordon_ong.
-Gordon has a demonstrable interest in equity investments, financial markets, and negotiating deals. As @NTUInvestmentClub president, he has an understanding of what factors drive an organisation’s success.

Another way of comparison is the P/B ratio. P/B is a way to compare the price you pay compared to the value of the company’s assets. P/B is best used for asset-heavy companies and capital intensive companies, such as manufacturing, finance and construction.

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29 Warren Buffett Quotes on Investing & Success

29 Warren Buffett Quotes on Investing & Success

The following is a repost of one of our community members, Arsenal’s article, posted here: button_continue-reading-1Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., left, speaks to David Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group, during the Economic Club of Washington dinner event in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Buffett said he doesn't expect another U.S. recession unless Europe's crisis spreads. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWarren Buffett is obviously incredibly successful. He’s built his wealth long-term to over 66 billion dollars, making him one of the richest men in America. Warren lives by his certain set of values that he uses to invest and make other life decisions. He has some great advice that we can use to be successful.

Take a look at 29 intelligent and inspiring quotes on investing and success from Warren Buffett, world famous bluewhale investor (blue-whale) and one of the top billionaires in the world.

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Relative Valuation Part 2 – P/E

Relative Valuation Part 2 – P/E

If anyone talks about the fundamentals of a stock to you, I am sure they will first talk about the P/E ratio. So, what is the P/E ratio?

Earnings per share is calculated by taking the total earnings divided by the total outstanding shares. P is always the same. However, the E number may be different.

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Relative Valuation Part 1-Introduction

Relative Valuation Part 1-Introduction

This column is written by @gordon_ong

-Gordon has a demonstrable interest in equity investments, financial markets, and negotiating deals. As @NTUInvestmentClub president, he has an understanding of what factors drive an organisation’s success.

What is Relative Valuation? Relative Valuation is a quick way to compare assets to the price of similar assets in the market. Multiples are just standardised estimates for the value of the company. Just like you compare data plans between Telecoms, relative valuation compares the company price to what you are getting in return (e.g. revenue, earnings, dividends, cash flow, book value, etc). To compare between data plans, you may come up with a multiple called Price (per month)/Data to see which data plan is the most value-for-money.

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TA Series 10: Momentum

TA Series 10: Momentum

Welcome back everyone to the 9th post of TA series. Finally, it is time to talk about a more advanced momentum and trend indicators. Regardless of the type of investor you are, I believe that this post is going to help you to make better decision on when to enter or exit a position, and therefore maximizes your return. Since previously I have talked about trend and idea behind them, in this post I will go through momentum and its indicator in a greater detail and I will end by discussing how to combine both indicator to come up with the most informed trade decision. So, let’s begin.

Momentum


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TA Series 8: Moving Averages and Weighted

TA Series 8: Moving Averages and Weighted

This column is written by @devinnath.
Devin is a technical analyst who balances FA and TA in his investment decisions. He believes in using news and FA to spot the right stocks and rely on TA to give him the lowest risk-to-reward ratio possible.


Welcome back everyone to the 8th post of Technical Analysis Series. In previous posts, I have talked about various candlesticks patterns, resistance, support and many other fundamentals of TA (pun unintended) that you need to know. Along the way I have frequently used many mathematical terms such as “Moving Averages” and “Weighted”. Basic understanding of these terms is very crucial in determining your success in using TA in your investment decisions. For those of you who find mathematics to be a thing of the past, then this post is just for you. I will summarize all you need to know about these jargons without going down into the technical too much but more into how to understand their application on our charts.

Moving Averages

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