A Quick Review of Alphabet Inc.’s ($GOOGL) Q2 & 1H FY2022 Results

A Quick Review of Alphabet Inc.’s ($GOOGL) Q2 & 1H FY2022 Results

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL), or Google (as we like to call it), needs no further introduction – they are the company behind the Internet’s biggest search engine, Google, along with its suite of products including Android, Chrome, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Play, and YouTube. 

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.

The NASDAQ-listed tech company released its results for the second quarter, as well as for the first half of the financial year on 26 July 2022, and in this post, you’ll find my summary of its financial performance, cash flow statement, and also whether or not the company is considered ‘cheap’ or ‘expensive’ at its current traded price. 

Alphabet Inc.’s Financial Performance – Q2 FY2021 vs. Q2 FY2022, and 1H FY2021 vs. 1H FY2022

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NATIONAL DAY GIVEAWAY! [How are you spending National Day & which SGX-listed stock do you think best represents SG?]

NATIONAL DAY GIVEAWAY! [How are you spending National Day & which SGX-listed stock do you think best represents SG?]

It’s Singapore’s 57th Birthday and we’re selecting 5x Lucky Winners to win $20 Capitaland Vouchers each as part of the celebrations!

How to Win?
1. Like our FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/investingnote & vote in this post on how you’re gonna spend National Day (+1x chance)

2. Tell us which stock listed in SGX best represents SG in the comments (+3x chances)

We would like to wish everyone here in our community, a Happy National Day!

-Your Friends at InvestingNote

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My Review Of OCBC’s 1H FY2022 Financial Results

My Review Of OCBC’s 1H FY2022 Financial Results

Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX:O39), or OCBC for short, is Singapore’s longest established bank, formed in 1932 from the merger of 3 local banks. Today, the Singapore-listed bank is the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets, and one of the world’s most highly-rated banks.

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.

This morning (03 August 2022), OCBC has made available its financial results for the first half of the financial year ended 30 June 2022 (i.e. 1H FY2022.) It is also the second bank to release its financial results for the same time period following UOB last Friday (you can read my review about the bank’s results here), with DBS to release its results tomorrow morning.

As a shareholder of the bank, I’ve studied the documents posted and in this post, you’ll find my review of its key financial results and statistics, along with its dividend payout declared for the period under review.

Let’s begin:

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Keppel Pacific Oak US REIT Maintains Respectable Results And An Attractive 8.7% Dividend Yield

Keppel Pacific Oak US REIT Maintains Respectable Results And An Attractive 8.7% Dividend Yield

There was some confusion about whether Singapore-listed U.S. office REIT operator Keppel Pacific Oak (KORE) did reduce its dividend per unit in its latest first-half financial results.

This post was originally posted here. The writer is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @Kyith.

Here is a summary of their latest results:

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United Overseas Bank’s 1H FY2022 Results – My Review

United Overseas Bank’s 1H FY2022 Results – My Review


United Overseas Bank (SGX:U11), or UOB for short, is one of the leading banks in Asia with a global network of around 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America.

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.

The Singapore-listed bank is the first to release its results for the first half of the financial year ended 30 June 2022 (i.e. 1H FY2022) early this morning (29 July) – with OCBC releasing its results next Wednesday (03 August) morning, and DBS releasing its results next Thursday (04 August) morning.

In this post, you’ll find my review of the bank’s key financial results and ratios, as well as its dividend payout declared for the period under review.

Let’s get started:

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My Review of Suntec REIT’s Financial Results for 1H FY2022

My Review of Suntec REIT’s Financial Results for 1H FY2022


Before market hours this morning (27 July), Suntec REIT (SGX:T82U), with retail and office properties in Singapore (Suntec City, One Raffles Quay, and MBFC Properties), Australia (177 Pacific Highway, 21 Harris Street, Southgate Complex, Olderfleet, 477 Collins Street, and 55 Currie Street), as well as in the United Kingdom (Nova Properties and The Minster Building), have made available its financial results for the first half of the financial year ended 30 June 2022 (i.e. 1H FY2022.)

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 a unitholder of the Singapore-listed REIT, I have studied the documents posted and in this post, you’ll find my review of its latest financial results, portfolio and debt profile, along with its distribution payout to unitholders.

Let’s begin:

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DLC 5th Anniversary Vote & WIN: Win $30 Capitaland Vouchers!

DLC 5th Anniversary Vote & WIN: Win $30 Capitaland Vouchers!

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DLC 5th Anniversary Vote & WIN: Win $30 Capitaland Vouchers!

Our valued partner, Societe Generale celebrates 5 years of Daily Leverage Certificates (DLC) since the first batch of 10 Index DLC was launched on SGX on 17 July 2017.

Since then, the DLC shelf has expanded to over 250 DLCs, offering exposure to Singapore and Hong Kong Indices and Single Stocks, and the recent launch on US stock indices.

Societe Generale also celebrates 5 strong years of partnership with InvestingNote and the InvestingNote community, without whom the DLCs would not be where it is today.

Thank you for your support!

Join Vote & Win HERE!

For this vote and win, we’d like you to vote for which DLC launch you think was the highlight for you!

3 Lucky Winners will be selected to win $30 capitaland vouchers each!

Accumulate up to 4X chances to win:
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UPCOMING IPO: A “Unique” Fire Extinguisher Company Going IPO!

UPCOMING IPO: A “Unique” Fire Extinguisher Company Going IPO!

Do you have a fire extinguisher at home? Vote below and let me know! 😉

Do you know the fire extinguisher located at the corner of offices, shopping malls, beside the lifts and stores need to be serviced and renewed every year? We often hear people saying “better to be safe than sorry”, but do you have the complete safety tools to keep your loved ones safe when you’re not around?

This post was originally posted here. The writer, May Ting is a veteran community member on InvestingNote, with a username known as @mayting and has over 270 followers.

Had an opportunity to meet with the management team last week to have a discussion on the company. They even gave us a small fire extinguisher as door gift 😂 Little did I know this fire extinguisher can be placed inside my car for emergency use! (According to the director, the cylinder can withstand up to 40 degree celsius, so its safe to put in vehicles).

On 5th August 2022, Bursa Malaysia will welcome a new IPO, Unique Fire Holdings Berhad, with a motto to be “your guard against fire”, is a prominent distributor of fire protection systems, equipment and accessories. Unique will be listed on Ace Market in Bursa Malaysia with an IPO price of RM0.26, raising a total of RM21.78 million with a total market cap of RM104 million upon listing.

Wondering how this company has grown and having 25 years track record operating in the fire protection industry and right now going to be listed? Fire extinguishers has been a mandatory necessity for everyone, UNIQUE will be an interesting company for you to take a look on.

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4 Singapore Hospitality REITs Might Be Worth Considering 2022

4 Singapore Hospitality REITs Might Be Worth Considering 2022

I’m not a huge fan of hospitality trusts. There, I’ve said it.

And I’ll tell you why.

Hospitality assets (hotels, serviced apartments and so on) tend to have volatile profits, lower occupancy rates and are largely seasonal.

Hospitality assets are usually well-located in each country.

But these assets are also highly competitive.

Leisure travellers and corporates are price sensitive customers.

But, unlike airlines, hospitality trusts offer a much safer way to play on the air travel recovery. I’d pick investing in an aircraft versus a property.

What’s surprising is many hotels survived COVID.

In fact, I think right now, it’s interesting to look at some of these REITs today — Singapore hotels’ RevPAR are quietly climbing back up over the last two years.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Willie Keng is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @Willie Keng and has over 100 followers.

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InvestingNote Trading Cup 2022 Terms & Conditions

InvestingNote Trading Cup 2022 Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions (the “Terms & Conditions”) shall apply to the InvestingNote Trading Cup 2022 (the “Competition”).

  1. Campaign Period

1.1.   Registration will begin from 26 June 2022, and the Competition will be conducted from 5 September 2022 (9am) to 23 September 2022 (5pm), both dates inclusive (the “Campaign Period”).

1.2.   The Competition may be withdrawn earlier by Investing Note Pte Ltd (InvestingNote) at any time without prior notice.

  1. Eligibility and Entry

2.1.   To participate in the Competition, participants are required to register for the Competition respectively on InvestingNote’s platform (https://www.investingnote.com/simulation_campaigns/investingnote-trading-cup-2022) prior to the Campaign Period. Upon registration, participation will be confirmed upon receiving a notification via email.  All registered participants will be required to have an InvestingNote account in order to participate in this Competition. 

2.2   Participation in the Campaign is at the Organizer’s sole discretion, and the Organizer may disqualify any person from participating in the Campaign for any reason. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, participants must be at least 18 years of age, and fulfil such other requirements and pre-requisites as shall be specified by the Organizer from time to time. 

  1. Competition Details

3.1.  Participants are required to build a simulated investment portfolio with a virtual initial capital of one hundred thousand Ringgit Malaysia (RM100,000) through trading predefined securities products listed on Bursa Malaysia within the Campaign Period.

3.2.  Securities products may include Common Stocks, Warrants and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) listed on the Bursa Malaysia.

3.3.  Each participant is only eligible for one (1) virtual trading account. Any participant who creates more than one (1) account shall be considered in breach of the Campaign Terms & Conditions and shall be disqualified from the Competition.

3.4   Each participant is required to make a minimum of THREE (3) trades, in order to be eligible for prizes. 

3.5.  Trading is by market order only. Participants will have to monitor the market actively to buy and sell. No advanced limit/stop order is allowed.

3.6.  The challenge trading hours on trading days are listed below:

  • Bursa 1st session (9:00:30am – 12:29:30pm)
  • Bursa 2nd session (2:30:30pm – 4.44:30pm)

* The challenge trading hours will be adjusted for 30 seconds to cater for the pre-market open matching period. 

3.7.  No odd lot may be traded.

3.8.  No short selling is allowed.

3.9.  No margin account is allowed.

3.10. Every trade is subject to a commission rate of 0.1% or a min. commission of RM8 per trade.

3.11. Dividend and stock split (if any) will be taken into consideration. Any dividend income will be payable to the participants’ virtual account based on the ex-dividend date. This competition does not support IPO subscriptions, rights issues, or additional issuance.

3.12.    In case of any rights or warrants issued by the listed company, participants need to close their position before the issue.

3.13. In the event that any securities products in the participant’s portfolio is suspended and halted at any point in time during the Campaign Period, the holdings of these securities will be calculated based on the last traded value.

3.14. During the Competition Period, a leaderboard showing the most updated results of participants will be shown on InvestingNote.com. The leaderboard will be updated on a daily basis.

3.15. During the Campaign period, the participants’ portfolios will be set to ‘public’ and will be visible to external visitors.

3.16. The Top 5 leaderboard’s participants on 23 September 2022 (after 5PM, at the end of the competition) WILL be required to share their investing or trading methodology for this competition to judges from InvestingNote and Diamond Sponsors. If the participant is not able to attend this session for whatever reason, the Organiser reserves the right to select the next best participant based on the leaderboard ranking and he will not be eligible for any prize.

3.17. The sharing session will be held LIVE virtually, on 1 October 2022, Saturday 10am. This session may be broadcasted to the public via InvestingNote’s social media channels.

3.18. Each of the top 5 participants will have 10 minutes to share their investing or trading methodology and 10 minutes to answer questions from the judges.

3.19. Scores of the sharing session will be given by the judges according to the judging rubric.

3.20. Judging rubric as below:

AspectAllocation
Trade Justification40%
Investment Strategy20%
Presentation20%
Q&As20%
Total100%


3.21. The Final score that determines the winners’ ranking will be a combined score of 80% from the competition and 20% from the sharing session. The participants with the higher score will be the ranked winners for the Competition.

3.22. Only upon attending this sharing session, all the Top 5 participants will be eligible for the ranked prizes, as they will be solely determined by the Final, combined score from the competition (80%) and sharing session (20%), ranked from 1st to 5th. For any of the Top 5 participants who do not attend this session, they will not be eligible for any prize.

3.23. The score will be calculated based on the formula below:
( Participant’s total portfolio returnThe highest total portfolio return x 80%) + (Participant’s sharing session score 100% x 20%)

3.24. The Organizer reserves the right, at any time, to reverse, modify or update any rules in the InvestingNote Trading Cup 2022.

3.25. The Organizer reserves the right, at any time, to reverse, delete or update any transaction in the InvestingNote simulation platform placed by participants as it deems fit. 

  1. Winners and Prizes of the Competition
Types of winnersAmount
Grand winners1st: RM 10,000
2nd: RM 5,000
3rd: RM 2,500
4th: RM 500
5th: RM 500

Other Lucky Draw Prizes: 

  • 1x Sony Playstation 5: One winner will be selected randomly amongst registered participants, who made at least 3 transactions during the competition.
  • 1x Samsung Earbuds Pro: One winner will be selected randomly amongst registered participants, who made at least 3 transactions during the competition.

4.1. Grand winners: Top 5 participants will be solely determined by the Final, combined score from the competition (80%) and sharing session (20%), ranked from 1st to 5th. Grand winners will also be required to have a minimum of three trades during the competition. 

4.2. In order to be eligible ‘winners’, participants must send over their real identity details.

4.3. The competition’s cash prizes will be credited to the winners’ choice of existing trading accounts, which are limited to any brokerage-related Diamond sponsors. If the winner does not have any trading account with any brokerage-related Diamond sponsors, they are required to open one trading account with any brokerage-related Diamond sponsors to receive the cash prize. In the event that the winner is not able to have a trading account with any of the brokerage-related Diamond sponsors, they will not be eligible for the prize. The organiser reserves the right to choose the next winner.

4.4. The ranking of the leaderboard will be based on the simulated investment portfolio with the most capital gains at the end of the Competition (5:00pm, 20 August 2021). Only realised profits will be taken into account at the end of the Competition. In the case of any open positions not closed out by the end of the Competition, the last done stock price will be used to calculate the gain/loss for each of the respective positions.

4.5.  Prizes are not transferable, and may not be deferred, changed or exchanged for any other item.

4.6.  Prizes are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the Organizer and any change shall be final and binding upon every participant.

4.7. The announcement of the winner will be posted on Investingnote.com and InvestingNote Malaysia Facebook page. All respective prize winners will be contacted via email and are required to provide a delivery address. The prize of the competition shall be delivered to the delivery address provided by the winner via postage. 

4.8. The Organizers are not responsible for any Prize losses or claims caused by error in entry of personal particulars.

4.9. In order to be eligible to receive a prize, the participant must provide to the Organizer details of a valid bank account and fulfill such other requirements as may be imposed by the Organizer in its sole discretion from time to time. the Organizer may decline to pay or remit any amounts if the participant does not fulfill any requirement, or if the payment or remittance of such amounts would cause the Organizer to be in breach of any applicable law or regulation.

4.10. The Prizes used in all marketing collaterals pertaining to the Draws are for illustration purposes and actual Prizes may vary in terms of colour etc. The winners shall accept their respective Prizes “as they are”.

4.11. The Organizers make no representation or warranty to the quality of the Prizes and assume no liability or responsibility for any defects or non-performance of the Prizes.

  1. General Terms and Conditions

5.1.  Any form of abuses, hacks or cheating is strongly prohibited. Any participant who breaches these terms or who otherwise acts in any manner prejudicial to the proper conduct of the Campaign or to the reputation of InvestingNote will be disqualified from the Competition.

5.2.  By participating in the Campaign, participants shall be deemed to have read, understood, accepted and be bound by (i) these Terms and Conditions; and (ii) the Terms of Service of InvestingNote.com. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, participants acknowledge and agree that webinars and other presentations during the Campaign may contain information or content from third party sources or the views of third party individuals or entities. Such third party content or views have not been independently verified by InvestingNote, and InvestingNote does not and shall not be taken to endorse such content or views or be liable for the content provided by or the views of third parties (if any).

5.2.  The participant hereby confirms, represents and warrants that such participant is not and will not be in breach of any law in such participant’s country of residence or other applicable law regarding the legality of entering into and participating in the Campaign. InvestingNote, its affiliates, partners, sponsors, service providers and their respective employees, officers, agents and representatives, shall not be responsible or liable for the participants in the Campaign in breach of such laws. Each participant is advised to check and seek relevant advice on the applicable laws before participating in the Campaign.

5.3.  The participant consents and authorises Investing Note Pte Ltd (“InvestingNote”) to collect, store, use, disclose or process the information provided by such participant or collected during or after Campaign (including name, contact details, email addresses and other personal data and information) for the purpose of or in connection with the Campaign and ancillary purposes, including without limitation the following: (i) planning and administration of the Campaign; (ii) promotion, advertising and/or marketing the Campaign (present or future) and/or other events and activities organised or sponsored by the Organizer.

5.4.  InvestingNote reserves the right to withdraw or cancel the Campaign or to amend or change these Terms and Conditions at any time for whatever reason and without giving prior notice to the participants. The decision of InvestingNote on all matters relating to or in connection with the is final, and no correspondence will be entertained.

5.5.  InvestingNote reserves the right to publish any participants’ images and details on InvestingNote’ channels for any purpose whatsoever without having to pay any fee or compensation to the participants.

5.6.  Participants shall fully indemnify and hold InvestingNote harmless from and against any loss, damage, cost, liability or expense (including legal fees), whether direct or indirect, which InvestingNote incurs in respect of, in connection with and/or arising from the participant’s breach of these Terms and Conditions.

5.7.  In the event of any inconsistency or discrepancy between these Terms and Conditions and the contents on any marketing and/or promotional materials pertaining to the Campaign, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

5.8.  Participants who breach any of these Terms and Conditions shall automatically be disqualified from the Competition. Employees of Investing Note may participate in the Competition, but are not eligible for prizes. InvestingNote reserves the right to award prizes to the next best eligible participant in the event that any persons who are disqualified or ineligible are placed in the prize-winning positions.


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