UPCOMING WEBINAR: 10 Key Charts That Matter For Q1 2022 (Stocks, FX, Commodities & Cryptocurrencies)

UPCOMING WEBINAR: 10 Key Charts That Matter For Q1 2022 (Stocks, FX, Commodities & Cryptocurrencies)

As we head into the final month of 2021, it is now time to gaze into our crystal ball to take a peek what are the key charts that may dominate the financial markets for the new year of 2022 before we sing “Auld Lang Syne” to 2021.

Register now, come later: https://bit.ly/3FIZpeb

Join us in a live webinar where CMC Markets Market Analyst, Kelvin Wong will explore what are the 10 key charts that comprise of stock indices, FX, commodities and cryptocurrencies that traders should pay attention in Q1 2022.

Date: Tue, Nov 30, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


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A Lookback at My Investment in Ascendas REIT

A Lookback at My Investment in Ascendas REIT

Apart from OCBC (I’ve reviewed on the bank’s results over the past 9 years, and also reasons for my investment back then here), another company I’ve added to my long-term investment portfolio in 2019 was Ascendas REIT (SGX:A17U) – with my invested price at $2.93 back when its unit price fell due to the REIT’s launch of a preferential offering where the issue price range was between $2.96 and $3.05 for each unit (you can check out more information about the REIT’s fund raising exercise then in this document). In case you’re wondering what the yield was back then, I based it on its full year payout in FY2018 of 16.035 cents/unit, and it was at 5.5% – which satisfies my requirement of my investments giving me a minimum of a 4.0% yield. No doubt its distribution in FY2020 have fallen a little compared to FY2018/19 (at 14.688 cents/unit), but at my invested price, it was still yielding at 5.0%.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Lim Jun Yuan is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @ljunyuan and has close to 2,000 followers.

As its been about than 2 years since I’ve invested in the REIT, I thought it may be timely for me to do a review to find out whether or not its key financial results, portfolio occupancy, and debt profile still continued to remain resilient, and also at the same time whether its distribution payouts managed to continue improving after I’ve added it to my long-term investment portfolio – I’ll be taking a look at the statistics recorded between FY2011/12 (when the REIT still had a financial year end every 31 March, until CapitaLand’s acquisition of the REIT and with effect from 24 July 2019, where its financial year end have been switched to 31 December, in-line with the financial year end of all its companies – you can read the announcement here) and FY2020:

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It’s All About The Experience!

It’s All About The Experience!

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Features On moomoo App That Give You An Edge As A Trader (Part 2)

Features On moomoo App That Give You An Edge As A Trader (Part 2)

You’re probably here because you’ve read our first article about features on the moomoo app that give you an edge as a trader. If not, do yourself a favour and read it here. After that, imagine us saying, “You’re welcome,” then come back here and do the same thing.

In case you guys haven’t heard of us, we are Trading Analyst Playbook (affectionately known as TAP), a vibrant and authentic trading community with investors of all levels helping one another reap maximum profits with minimum work.

This post was originally posted here. The writers, Trading Analyst Playbook, are veteran community members and bloggers on InvestingNote, with a username known as @TradingAnalystPlaybook and has close to 2,000 followers.

So back to why you’re here: you want to have the edge as a trader. You’ll need the proper tools, and today we are writing about some of the keys that will unlock the doors of economic mystery and give you access to unique insights that may otherwise be very, very hard to obtain. Let’s begin…

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What will be the Impact of Impending Interest Rate Hikes on S-REITs?

What will be the Impact of Impending Interest Rate Hikes on S-REITs?

Coronavirus (later known as Covid-19) first started off as a healthcare crisis, but it swiftly deteriorated into an economic crisis, as countries around the world implemented varying degree of lockdowns to slow down the spread of the virus in the community (which drastically impacted economic growth.) The Federal Reserve Board also announced a series of interest rate cuts – where interest rates were being lowered to near zero, to minimise the impact on the economy. The moves, made over the past couple of quarters of 2020, saw the 3 Singapore-listed banks’ (in DBS, UOB, and OCBC) net interest margin recording declines (since the second quarter of 2020), resulting in their net interest income being negatively impacted.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Lim Jun Yuan is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @ljunyuan and has close to 2,000 followers.

A couple of vaccines were later developed and distributed – and countries around the world started to inoculate their population. Fast forward to today, many of them are already starting to slowly reopen and resume their economic activities when they achieve their vaccination targets. The Federal Reserve Board have also recently announced (on 03 November 2022) that they will start to reduce the pace of asset purchases from December 2021 till mid-2022 (where their goal is to have no new net purchases by then.) While they have insisted that they do not plan to increase interest rates in the near-term, but it’s inevitable that as normalcy gradually resumes and business activities slowly go back to pre-pandemic levels, the Federal Reserve will make the announcement to do so (my smart guess that an official announcement on interest rate hike may happen sometime towards the end of next year, and whether or not it will really happen will very much depend on the Covid situation then, and also the extent to which economic activities have recovered.)

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Features on moomoo app That Give You an Edge as a Trader (Guest Post)

Features on moomoo app That Give You an Edge as a Trader (Guest Post)

In case you guys haven’t heard of us, we are Trading Analyst Playbook (affectionately known as TAP), a vibrant and authentic trading community with investors of all levels helping one another reap maximum profits with minimum work.

You’ve heard that there’s ‘no free lunch’ in this world – as an investor you would understand this principle better than most – and that’s absolutely true. We all reap what we sow. Here’s the thing though: maximum reaping can only happen if we sow in the right place at the right time. Then come the questions: Where is the right place? When is the right time? In other words, what stocks should you invest in, and when should you invest in them?

You might think we’ve got it all figured out; well, the world of trading is a little more complex than that. Yes, the answers are all out there for us to discover (and we at TAP are confident we can find what we need), but just as Christopher Columbus had to use a telescope to determine that his ship was about to hit land, we too require the right tools to ensure our trajectory will lead us to our desired destination – profit.

That’s where FUTU’s moomoo trading app comes in. Ever since doing our research and trial testing the app, the community members at TAP have been using it in our arsenal of tools. This article will tell you why.

This post was originally posted here. The writers, Trading Analyst Playbook, are veteran community members and bloggers on InvestingNote, with a username known as @TradingAnalystPlaybook and has close to 2,000 followers.

Stock Screener

The first feature we want to highlight is the Screener. This tool helps you identify potential trade opportunities, and using Ranking, you’ll be able to sort stocks according to various time periods (e.g. 5m, 5D), and even factors such as Market Cap, % change, and Volume for more in-depth monitoring.

moomoo app allows us to develop our own stock screener for the different strategies that we use at TAP and have it saved so that we can continue to monitor them. Here is a common one we usually use, which we like to call the ‘TAP Momentum Scanner’. (Yes, we like naming things so we have names for everything.) This strategy is best employed during the earnings season, because as earnings are released, the price moves can often be more dramatic and violent than a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Companies that report strong Earnings Growth and Strong Guidance would likely continue to trend up towards the next earnings report, with a strong upside momentum. Also, these companies are as tough as cockroaches in a nuclear holocaust, and we mean that in the best possible way. Those buggers survive everything. You see, when there is a corrective period in the market, they would often bounce back strongly and remain very resilient.

Looking at volume patterns over time can help us get a sense of the strength behind advances and declines in specific stocks and in entire markets. A rising stock price should see rising volume. Buyers require increasing numbers and increasing enthusiasm in pushing the stock price higher.

Below an example of how TAP might use the Stock Screener (for illustration purposes only):

Scan Criteria:

Market: US (We only trade US Market equities)

Market Value: Above 1 Billion (We don’t trade penny stocks due to increased risk)

Volume: Above 2 (We want to see a larger than usual volume run rate)

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Watch the Replay: Riding the wave with S-REITs Leaders: The Exclusive Fireside Chat

Watch the Replay: Riding the wave with S-REITs Leaders: The Exclusive Fireside Chat

UPDATE: Mr. Tony Tan, CEO of CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust Management Limited wasn’t able to make it due to urgent matters on the day itself, so we had Ms. Ho Mei Peng, Head of Investor Relations to stand in as the special guest instead.

As Singapore heralds a shift from a pandemic to the endemic stage, it is expected that Singapore’s economy will rebound by 6.5% in 2021 and grow by 4% in 2022 on the back of sustained global recovery.S-REITs form a significant representation in the Singapore market and are a key asset type in investors’ portfolios.

Despite the downturn and impact from COVID-19, the diversified nature of S-REITs in terms of sub-sectors played a part in its resilience during the sell-down last year.

What does this mean for REIT investors and where do the opportunities lie?

Watch the full replay here.

CSOP iEdge S-REIT Leaders Index ETF Initial Offering Period (IOP) Period (as mentioned in the webinar)

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STI – having closed at a record YTD high, will it continue higher? (7 Nov 2021)

STI – having closed at a record YTD high, will it continue higher? (7 Nov 2021)

Dear all

With reference to my market outlook published on 3 Oct (see HERE) citing opportunities in our Singapore market, STI has soared 191 points, or 6.3% from 3,051 on 1 Oct to close at a year to date high 3,242 on 5 Nov.

Will STI continue to march higher, or will there be some profit taking?

This post was originally posted here. Ernest Lim provide readers with in-depth insights into SGX listed companies. His writings have been featured in various mainstream & online media. Holding both a CFA® charter and CA Singapore designation, Ernest is an avid investor, trader & remisier, having 528 followers in InvestingNote.

Very briefly, my personal view is

It is likely that STI may face some profit taking in the near term, attributable in part to the following factors:

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Property: Still a good investment?

Property: Still a good investment?

Last week several local newspapers published a report by DBS researchers that a second residential property yielded low return for the past decade given the property curbs, smaller property size, smaller families, ageing population and property price rise consistently higher that salary increment making it unsustainable. For a long time, I have a feeling somewhat that the good returns in property investments is likely to taper off as a country matures and when affordability for even the first property starts to become challenging. However, I do not have figures to support my thoughts. And, certainly do not know where the pain-point would be. The newspaper reports made reference to the DBS report seemed to resonate with my thoughts.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Brennan Pak, has been investing in the stock market for 30 years. He is the instructor for two online courses on InvestingNote – Value Investing: The Essential Guide and Value Investing: The Ultimate Guide. He is also the author of the book – “Building Wealth Together Through Stocks” which is available in both soft and hardcopy. He is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @BrennenPak and has 3622 followers.

The news published in the various newspaper sources brought out a few interesting points:

(a) The returns from the 2nd property is comparatively low compare to other investments like investing in S&P 500 and REITs. While I somewhat agree of the positions in terms of relative return, I am not sure if I agree with the figures mentioned by the quoted by the newspapers. The report seemed to skewed the figures to a higher side. From the figures, it seemed to suggest that a first and second private properties and would have yielded four times and two times respectively. While this may happen for some peculiar cases, it appeared to me that they are on a high side. The compound return would have been 7.2% even for the 2nd property does not make sense to me. In fact, to a certain extent, the report contradicted itself as it mentioned that compound return for the past decade between 2011 and 2021 was only 1.1%.

Return comparison

Property against other asset classes. Source : DBS Research

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Upcoming Webinar: Riding the wave with S-REITs Leaders: The Exclusive Fireside Chat [with CEO of CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust (C38U.SI)]

Upcoming Webinar: Riding the wave with S-REITs Leaders: The Exclusive Fireside Chat [with CEO of CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust (C38U.SI)]

Register now, attend later: https://bit.ly/2ZxgSqR

This time, we have managed to invite Tony Tan, CEO of CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust Management Limited, alongside Adrian Chew, Vice President of Sales & Product Strategy at CSOP AM for this exclusive webinar!

As Singapore heralds a shift from a pandemic to the endemic stage, it is expected that Singapore’s economy will rebound by 6.5% in 2021 and grow by 4% in 2022 on the back of sustained global recovery.

S-REITs form a significant representation in the Singapore market and are a key asset type in investors’ portfolios. Despite the downturn and impact from COVID-19, the diversified nature of S-REITs in terms of sub-sectors played a part in its resilience during the sell-down last year.

What does this mean for REIT investors and where do the opportunities lie?

Tony Tan, CEO of CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust Management Limited, and Adrian Chew, Vice President of Sales & Product Strategy at CSOP AM, will be sharing some deep insights on the current situation. You will also get to engage with Tony and Adrian via the Q&A session during this webinar.

Date: Tuesday, 9 Nov

Time: 7PM – 8PM

Register now, attend later: https://bit.ly/2ZxgSqR


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