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Courts Asia, The ball is in your Courts

Courts Asia, The ball is in your Courts


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This article is written by @calvinwee in InvestingNote.

1. Brief background
Courts Asia ($Courts Asia(RE2)is a leading furniture and electronic products retailer from the United Kingdom and was first established in Singapore in 1974. Courts operates more than 85 stores in different store formats spanning over 1.7 million square feet of retail space across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Courts has enjoyed a dominating presence with the largest market share and the second largest in Singapore and Malaysia respectively. Moreover, Courts’ entrenched presence in Singapore and Malaysia is reflected by the 1.4 million members under its ‘Homeclub’ loyalty programme.

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Quick review of 3 stocks’ fundamental situations and Your stock vote!

Quick review of 3 stocks’ fundamental situations and Your stock vote!

This column is jointly written by @fayewang and @calvinwee.

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Faye is both a fundamental analyst and economist by nature. She is a global thinker who’s open-minded and enjoys learning. Calvin is a fundamental analyst at heart and an ardent disciple of value investing. He relishes the process of searching for undervalued stocks and enjoys collecting dividends from his stocks.

If you like this column, please start voting which of these 3 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!

How to vote: Comment the stock of your choice: either GuocoLand, ST Engineering or 800 Super. The most number of likes/comments by the end of the day will be chosen. It’s that simple!

Voting starts now and ends when the market’s close on today (5 May) at market’s close (5pm)!

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Will $QAF(Q01) rise again?

Will $QAF(Q01) rise again?

Brief background

QAF Limited (SGX: Q01) is a leading multi-industry food company with operations primarily in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Australia. It’s core businesses include
1. Bakery
2. Primary production
3. Food manufacturing
4. Trading and logistics
5. Investments.

It owns household brands such as Gardenia and Bonjour under its bakery business segments and Cowhead and Farmland under its trading and logistics business segments.

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Sheng Siong’s strategy change in the recent 6 years

Sheng Siong’s strategy change in the recent 6 years

Given the fierce competition in Singapore’s retail supermarket industry, Sheng Siong is facing the threat from powerful competitors and the fear of declining market share. During the time period of 2008-2010, Sheng Siong put their emphasis on consolidation, upgrades and renovation of their existing outlets. This explained why Sheng Siong merely opened one new store in each year of 2008 and 2009, and did not add any outlet into the brand in 2010. The financial year of 2011 is important for Sheng Siong, the firm launched the e-commerce project and adopted strategy of expansion in both local and overseas market.

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Quick review of 3 stocks’ fundamental situations and Your stock vote!

Quick review of 3 stocks’ fundamental situations and Your stock vote!

This is column is written by @fayewang, InvestingNote’s stock analyst.

Faye is both a fundamental analyst and economist by nature. She is a global thinker who’s open-minded and enjoys learning. If you like this column, please start voting which of these 3 stocks you would like her to write on in her next article! This is your chance to interact with Faye and she will write on the most voted stock!

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Is Venture(V03) a hidden gem?

Is Venture(V03) a hidden gem?

Background review:
Venture Corporation Limited is a Singapore-based provider of technology services, products and solutions. The Company is engaged in providing manufacturing, product design and development, engineering and supply-chain management services. It operates through three segments:
1. Electronics Services Provider
2. Retail Store Solutions and Industrial
3. Component Technology

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How did GSS Energy(41F) achieve a YTD yield of 122.35% in 3 months?

How did GSS Energy(41F) achieve a YTD yield of 122.35% in 3 months?


Photo source: GSS Energy is moving into energy trading, after starting a joint venture with oil trading company AFCO Energy.
PHOTO: KEPPEL SHIPYARD

GSS Energy Limited, engaged in the precision engineering business, was established in 1979 and subsequently listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange in February 1993. The Group’s reportable segment are organised on a regional basis into two main operating businesses, namely:
1. Precision Engineering (PE)
2. Oil & Gas

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You should lose Money on your investments first, before learning how to make money. True or false?

You should lose Money on your investments first, before learning how to make money. True or false?

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You might probably have heard of the term “tuition fee” in the context of trading and investing. There’s a saying that good investors are often good because of the previous setbacks and failures. In the Singaporean context, a positive way to handle the situation of a bad investment, is to see it as a form of “tuition fee” – an often pricey but valuable lesson to be learnt.

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