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What Is A DLC? Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Trade A Daily Leverage Certificate

What Is A DLC? Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Trade A Daily Leverage Certificate

Daily Leverage Certificates (DLC) are exchange-traded financial products that enable investors to take a leveraged exposure to an underlying asset, such as a blue chip stock or an equity index.

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DLCs replicate the performance of an underlying asset versus its previous day closing level, with a fixed leverage factor.

There are new DLCs with 20 regional blue chip stocks ranging from DBS to Tencent, as the underlying asset! Check out the full list of DLCs here.

For investors who want to maximise their short term exposure to market movements, DLCs can provide the opportunity to increase the exposure by a fixed factor, up to 5 times.

For DLCs with blue chip stocks as the underlying, the returns are magnified by 5x! For indexes, you can select a leverage from 3x, 5x or 7x!

Also, it doesn’t matter if the market is bearish as well – you can buy a short DLC to capitalise on a bearish situation.

For the 5x DLC with Venture as the underlying asset, it actually yielded a return of more than 70% in a week, just back in February!

The following is a detailed infographic by SGX on the Top 5 characteristics of DLCs.

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If you’ve missed our previous post where we posted a quick video on how DLC works, watch it here.

For more educational materials on DLC, use this link: https://dlc.socgen.com/en/education/handbook

Now that you’ve understood what DLCs are, see the full list of DLCs that can be traded here.

Last but not least, if you’ve never traded a DLC  and would like to know how, see if you qualify by taking the Specified Investment Product (SIP) test here.


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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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Investor Starter Workshop At Hwa Chong Institution!

Investor Starter Workshop At Hwa Chong Institution!

We had the honour and privilege to do an investor starter workshop at Hwa Chong Institution last week!

In association with SIAS (Securities Investors Association Singapore), we conducted a 3 hour workshop for Hwa Chong Institution for junior college students to take the first look into their investment journey.

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The famous clock tower inside Hwa Chong Institution.

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The structure of the workshop included the following:

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All you need to know about Temasek’s Astrea IV bonds

All you need to know about Temasek’s Astrea IV bonds

 If you don’t already know, Astrea IV is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Azalea Asset Management Pte. Ltd, which is indirectly wholly owned by Temasek Holdings.

Bonds have traditionally been viewed as less volatile investments, paying out regular income over a fixed period of time. This characteristic also makes them a useful investment for retirees to continue receiving visible cash flows for their daily living requirements. Of course, investors who prefer less uncertainty in price fluctuation will also be drawn to bond investments.

In fact, earlier this month, Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching described the upcoming Astrea IV PE Bonds as a good “way to grow (our) retirement nest egg”. Unlike most bonds, the Astrea IV PE Bonds will be the first-of-its-kind allowing retail investors to access the private equity investment class that is usually exclusive to high net worth individuals, large financial institutions and funds. Here is a short run down of the description of the Astrea IV PE Bond.

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From Temasek’s Astrea IV bond’s prospectus

THE Azalea Group, a Temasek unit specialising in investments in private equity, has launched its first PE-backed bond for retail investors, with a smaller-than-expected retail tranche of S$121 million according to Straits Times.

The retail tranche of Class A-1 bonds carries an interest rate of 4.35 per cent. Retail investors may subscribe via ATM with a minimum investment of S$2,000.

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What Type Of Investor Are You?

What Type Of Investor Are You?

Really, have you ever wanted to find out what type of investor are you?

Take This Personality Quiz To Find Out & Stand A Chance To Win This eBook! (Total 5 Lucky Winners)

This is a quick, 5-question quiz to reveal what type of investor you are.

No right or wrong answers!

Complete the quiz by 18th June, 12pm and 5 lucky winners will be selected randomly to receive the eBook: Create A Secondary Income Stream Through Long Term Shares Investing by veteran SGX academy trainer and investor, @chuaimin.

Winners will be contacted privately via FB messenger.

Start the quiz ↴

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Investors level up!


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Top 11 Things Every Investor Must Know

Top 11 Things Every Investor Must Know

Top 11 Things Every Investor Must Know (before they really start stock investing).

Just to provide some context on why we decided to create this infographic; over the weekend, we attended the SGX’s My First Stock Carnival, held at Vivocity. This carnival was attended by many people who’re interested to start their investing journey.

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SGX My First Stock Carnival

This is a carnival meant for helping both the young and old to get started on investing in their first stock.

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We also presented on how Fintech can help speed up the learning journey of a budding investor. Most investors do fundamental analysis (FA) for their stock selection criteria. There’s also global macro analysis which is essential in letting investors know about the overall sentiments of the stock market.

So, to help more people to increase their financial and investment literacy, we’ve created an infographic about the Top 11 Things Every Investor Must Know (before they start stock investing).

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Event Recap: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence – SIAS Investment Week

Event Recap: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence – SIAS Investment Week

This week is the annual Securities Investors’ Association of Singapore (SIAS)’s investment week!

For those who’re not familiar with SIAS, it is a non-profit organisation that acts as “the voice” for minority shareholders and engages with corporations falling short of good Corporate Governance practices. SIAS is also a Charity and an Institution of Public Character (IPC), and the largest organized investor group in Asia. It is run by an elected Management Committee comprising of professionals who are volunteers. It actively promotes Investor Education, Corporate Governance and Transparency and is the advocate for Investor rights in Singapore. SIAS also holds events and workshops to enrich and empower retail investors which many are free.

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SIAS investment week 2018

We had the privilege and honour to be one of the speakers along with Stashaway, who presented on the topic of The Rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Investing, held at Lifelong Learning Institute yesterday.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Analysing Financial Statements – Cash Flow Statement

The Beginner’s Guide to Analysing Financial Statements – Cash Flow Statement

This post is entirely contributed by our veteran community member, Tam Ging Wien, author of REITs to Riches: Everything You Need to Know About Investing Profitably in REITs

This article was first published on ProButterfly.com and also on InvestingNote on 03-Apr-2018.

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We decided contribute to the InvestingNote community with an educational piece to demystify the 3 financial statements.

When we read we begin with A…B…C…, when we sing we 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 Income Statement.

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

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Top 3 Reasons For Every Trader To Use Market Depth

Top 3 Reasons For Every Trader To Use Market Depth

What is Market Depth (Level 2 Market Data)?

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Market Depth (MD), also known as Level 2 Market Data displays the number of Buy orders and Sell orders of each price level of a particular listed security (eg. stocks or ETFs), up to 20 levels of pending orders on each Buy and Sell side. In simple terms, it shows the different price levels which buyers are willing to buy and sellers willing to sell at any given time where buyers are represented on the left and sellers represented on the right in the order book. MD is in real time and the orders shown changes constantly during pre-open session to market close.

MD information is available on all trading platforms upon subscription with your broker and it allows investors and traders to enhance trading decisions by checking stock liquidity, optimising buy / sell orders, and establishing price support / resistance.

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How To Catch Falling Knife Of Blue Chip Stocks Without Getting Sliced

How To Catch Falling Knife Of Blue Chip Stocks Without Getting Sliced

Catching Falling Knife Of Blue Chip Stocks In Singapore Without Getting Sliced

This post first appeared on InvestingNote and was written by our verified community member, Li Guang Sheng.

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This weekend, I will be sharing my thoughts on catching falling knife blue chips like M1, Star Hub, SPH and Raffles Medical Group. Usually, for stocks that fall so much within a short period, there is a reason and usually is due to change in fundamentals such as profit, growth or potential future earnings look bleak. In my opinion, if a retail investor who hates to see paper losses should wait a bit more before burning their cash as analyst reports are usually negative on them hence funds are selling. There is no point in catching a falling knife for them as there is a possibility of further pain in such shares. Is better in my opinion for such retail investors to chase high and buy when fundamental improve than to bottom fish. There is no one size fits all investment strategy for all. For me, I prefer to bottom fish as there is more upside potential but the risk is paper losses in some counters when they continue to fall.

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