We’re into the last 2 trading days of the Simulated Trading Competition held in partnership with SGX!

We’re into the last 2 trading days of the Simulated Trading Competition held in partnership with SGX!

We’re into the last 2 trading days of the Simulated Trading Competition held in partnership with SGX!
 
What’s surprising to see is more Malaysians than Singaporeans being in the Top 10!
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Nationalities aside, what are the top guys trading with more than 50% returns in just 3 days? Click on their names to see all their trades and portfolios that are transparent to public!
 
View them here!
Also, how much do you know about Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)? Here’s a quick infographic from SGX to help you get started!
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1st Day of the Simulated Trading Challenge! TOP 10 Traders

1st Day of the Simulated Trading Challenge! TOP 10 Traders

We’ve just ended the first trading day of the Simulated Trading Competition!

Here are the top 10 participants on the leaderboard, and their nationalities! What’s so special about this competition? All trades and portfolios are transparent to public!

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This challenge includes Securities products such as Daily Leverage Certificates (DLCs), Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Common Stocks and Structured Warrants listed on the Singapore Exchange.

If you haven’t registered, registration is still open here: https://www.investingnote.com/…/singapore-trading-festival-…

We’d see you at the top!

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A big thank you to all our Sponsors and Friends of Singapore Trading Festival!

A big thank you to all our Sponsors and Friends of Singapore Trading Festival!

A big thank you to all our Sponsors and Friends of Singapore Trading Festival!

We are only 2 days away to the event, don’t miss out on the chance to register now.

RSVP today and join us on 27 February for the Traders Summit and 1 – 5 March for the Simulated Trading Challenge! sgx

What are you waiting for? Hurry! Registration only takes a min here.


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The keynote speaker for the Singapore Trading Festival – Jack Schwager!

The keynote speaker for the Singapore Trading Festival – Jack Schwager!

We are thrilled to announce our second keynote speaker for the Singapore Trading Festival – Jack Schwager, author of the widely acclaimed financial book, Market Wizard and Co-Founder of FundSeeder.

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Join us for a fireside chat as Jack gets interviewed by Philip Teo, Founder & CEO of Traderwave, to share more on the success stories behind these incredibly profitable independent traders.

Head over to http://bit.ly/3u5BhNT to find out more and don’t forget to pit your newly learned skills against other traders via our 5-day multi-product, simulated trading challenge that is taking place from 1 – 5 March 2021!

What are you waiting for? Hurry! Registration only takes a min here.


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Singapore Trading Festival 2021 – Featured Speakers!

Singapore Trading Festival 2021 – Featured Speakers!

SGX is launching its inaugural Singapore Trading Festival, in partnership with InvestingNote.

Join us on 27 February for a full-day virtual summit to hear industry experts share trading strategies that will enable traders to navigate the current markets.

This time, we’re featuring a star-studded panel discussion with key investment heavyweights: David Kuo, Geoff Howie and Song Seng Wun! They will be sharing investment opportunities arising in the year ahead at the Singapore Trading Festival!

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They are amongst the 25 regionally-acclaimed speakers that will be making their appearances and sharing insights!

What are you waiting for? Hurry! Registration only takes a min here.


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A Look into DBS Group Holdings’ Q4 and FY2020 Results (Guest Post)

A Look into DBS Group Holdings’ Q4 and FY2020 Results (Guest Post)

DBS Group Holdings (SGX:D05) is the first of the three Singapore-listed banks to release its results for the fourth quarter, as well as for the financial year 2020 ended 31 December 2020 early this morning (10 February 2021) – the other two banks will be releasing its results on the final week of February (OCBC on 24th February, and UOB on 25 February – both before market hours.)

In my post today, let us take an in-depth look into DBS’ latest ‘report card’ – particularly its key financial results, key financial ratios, as well as its dividend payouts to shareholders, along with my personal opinions as a shareholder of Singapore’s biggest bank to share.

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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.

Key Financial Results (Q4 FY2019 vs. Q4 FY2020, and FY2019 vs. FY2020)

In this section, you will find the bank’s results on a quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) basis (i.e. Q4 FY2019 vs. Q4 FY2020), as well as on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis (i.e. FY2019 vs. FY2020):

Q4 FY2019 vs. Q4 FY2020:

Q4 FY2019 Q4 FY2020 % Variance
– Net Interest
Income (S$’mil)
$2,426m $2,120m -12.6%
– Net Fee & Commission
Income (S$’mil)
$741m $747m +0.8%
– Other Non-Interest
Income (S$’mil)
$294m $396m +34.7%
Total Income
(S$’mil)
$3,461m $3,263m -5.7%
Total Expenses
(S$’mil)
$1,600m $1,580m -1.3%
Net Profit
(S$’mil)
$1,508m $1,012m -32.9%

Total income (which consisted of 3 components: net interest income, net fee and commission income, as well as other non-interest income) fell 5.7% on a q-o-q basis to S$3,263m, as a decline in its net interest income (due to a 37 basis point q-o-q drop in its net interest margin to 1.49%), cushioned by an increase in its net fee and commission income (attributed by an improvement in its wealth management fees), as well as in its other non-interest income (as a result of an increase in its trading income.)

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Join Mike Bellafiore in our upcoming Singapore Trading Festival!

Join Mike Bellafiore in our upcoming Singapore Trading Festival!

As the COVID-19 pandemic changes the world as we know it, traders continue to face unprecedented uncertainty while discovering new opportunities in the markets.

SGX is launching its inaugural Singapore Trading Festival, in partnership with InvestingNote.

Join us on 27 February for a full-day virtual summit to hear industry experts share trading strategies that will enable traders to navigate the current markets.  This full-day virtual summit consists of 15 Topics, presented by 24 regionally-acclaimed speakers.

One of the Keynote speakers is Mike Bellafiore, who is the Co-founder of SMB Capital, a proprietary trading firm in New York City, and SMB Training, its trader education division. He is the author of the “trading classic” One Good Trade and The PlayBook. He also authored a chapter for The StockTwits Edge, in which he discussed a favorite trading setup.

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Mr. Bellafiore writes regularly for SMB Training blog, where he shares ideas on how to improve trading performance. SMB’s trading techniques were noted in The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist, written by Dr. Steenbarger. As an international lecturer, Mr. Bellafiore personally coaches select elite traders outside his firm. SMB Capital’s trader training program was highlighted in the TV documentary Wall Street Warriors. His firm has appeared on CNBC’s Fast Money, CNNMoney, Bloomberg, and Fox Business. SMB produces educational videos for the trading community daily on its YouTube Channel- SMB Capital.

He is also a regular contributor and analyst on popular financial website Benzinga.

Other than Mike, there are also 23 other regionally-acclaimed speakers joining him in the Festival.

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Head over to HERE to register today!

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The Story of Short Squeezes Repeats Itself – Volkswagen (2008) and Gamestop (2021) (guest post)

The Story of Short Squeezes Repeats Itself – Volkswagen (2008) and Gamestop (2021) (guest post)

John Keynes once said that the market can stay irrational longer than most retail investors can stay solvent.

Well, we’ll add hedge funds and institutional funds to that lists.

In case you have not heard of the hottest town talks surrounding the market in the recent days, shares of several counters (I purposely mentioned counters rather than companies because it doesn’t matter anymore, they are treated as a pawn right now) such as Gamestop $GME, AMC, BB, Nokia, KOSS have rocketed to escalating levels due to strong ongoing retail demand pushing up the stock.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Brian Halim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @3Fs and has 2261 followers.

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Yes, you heard it right.

It’s not big institutional controlling it (though I would argue there might be small hedge funds perhaps who are participating in the party), but rather retailers who lurked around forums such as Reddits, and StockTwits nests and consolidate their purchasing power by pushing up the price.

Now, let’s just take Gamestop for instance.

The company has been a target for short-sellers for a number of years now, and the amount of short-selling volume amounted to more than 140% of the entire floating shares available. The company has started its buyback program for a number of years in the past and therefore has only some 70m floating shares lurking around.

If you theoretically take the number of forumers – Reddit/wallstreetbets/StockTwits users/followers, which is likely to amount to more than 20m, you can essentially have a coordinated orchestra to move the markets.

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Singapore Trading Festival 2021: Registration is now open!

Singapore Trading Festival 2021: Registration is now open!

As the COVID-19 pandemic changes the world as we know it, traders continue to face unprecedented uncertainty while discovering new opportunities in the markets.

SGX is launching its inaugural Singapore Trading Festival, in partnership with InvestingNote.

Join us on 27 February for a full-day virtual summit to hear industry experts share trading strategies that will enable traders to navigate the current markets.  This full-day virtual summit consists of 15 Topics, presented by 24 regionally-acclaimed speakers.

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Plus, pit your skills against fellow traders in the 5-day multi-product, simulated trading challenge for a chance to win exciting cash prizes.

Head over to HERE to register today!

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Singapore Trading Festival Event 2021 FAQ

Singapore Trading Festival Event 2021 FAQ

Singapore Trading Festival Event 2021 FAQ

General

  1. What is Singapore Trading Festival?

SGX is launching its inaugural Singapore Trading Festival in partnership with InvestingNote. This event consists of a full-day virtual traders’ summit, followed by a week of simulated trading competition that is based on real time market data.

This is the first trading competition that features all of SGX’s securities products, ranging from Daily Leverage Certificates (DLCs), Structured Warrants, Stocks, ETFs, REITs etc. Learn more about markets and pit your new skills and knowledge against other fellow traders!

  1. Who is the event for?  

This event is open to traders of all levels and backgrounds. With more than 600 stocks listed on the exchange, ETFs with over S$8 billion in Asset Under Management (AUM) and over 300 structured products offering leveraged exposure, join us today to gain exposure and a first-hand experience of trading on the Singapore securities market.

  1. How can I participate in this event?  

Head over to our website to register for both the Traders’ Summit and Trading Competition –https://sgtradingfestival.sgx.investingnote.com/.  Upon registration, participation will receive a confirmation via an email notification.

  1. Do I need to sign up for the traders’ submit before I can participate in the competition?  

Participants are not required to sign up for the traders’ summit before participating in the trading competition. However, we highly encourage you to participate in the summit where we have invited global thought leaders to share trading insights in keynote sessions. Some of the featured speakers are Mike Bellafiore of SMB Capital and Jack Schwager, author of Market Wizard and co-founder of FundSeeder.

Trading Competition

  1. How does the competition work?

Each participant will have to create a virtual trading account. Participants will build a simulated investment portfolio with a virtual initial capital of one hundred thousand Singapore dollars (S$100,000), through trading predefined securities products listed on SGX within the competition period.  Each participant is required to make a minimum of five (5) Long positions for 5 different stocks OR securities within the competition period, in order to be eligible for the prizes. Participants will have to monitor the market actively during trading (no advanced limit/stop order is allowed).

Example of what would count as minimum of five (5) Long positions for 5 different stocks OR securities:

  • 1 Long trade for Stock A
  • 1 Long trade for Stock B
  • 1 Long trade for Stock C
  • 1 Long trade for Warrant A
  • 1 Long trade for DLC A

Example of what would not count as minimum of five (5) Long positions for 5 different stocks OR securities:

  • 3 Long trades for Stock A
  • 1 Long trade for Stock B
  • 1 Long trade for Warrant A

Please note that any participant who creates more than one (1) account shall be considered in breach of Competition Rules and will be disqualified from the competition.

  1. When does the competition begin?

The competition will be conducted from 1 to 5 March 2021.

  1. What trading products are available in this competition?

This is the first trading competition that features all of SGX securities products, ranging from Daily Leverage Certificates (DLCs), Structured Warrants, Stocks, ETFs, REITs etc. For the full list of stocks available in the competition, click on this link. Note that the list of DLCs and Structured Warrants available in the competition will be updated a week before the competition begins.

  1. Does the competition allow margin trading or short selling?

Short selling and/or margin trading are NOT allowed in the competition. The trading system will check the availability of cash and securities before accepting the BUY/SELL order.

  1. Will other participants get to see what’s in my portfolio and my portfolio gain?

During the competition period, participants’ portfolios will be set to ‘public’ and will be visible to external visitors. A leaderboard showing the most updated results of participants will be shown on the event page and InvestingNote.com respectively. The leaderboard will be updated on a daily basis.

  1. When I place a trade, how quickly does it go through?

Each trade will be placed immediately upon execution, based on live quotes on SGX. The regular trading hours on trading days on SGX is from 9AM to 5PM, with a lunch break from 12PM – 1PM.

  1. How can I void a stock order that I made in error?

Transactions cannot be voided.

  1. Do I need a Central Depositary (CDP) or a broker account to participate in this competition?

Participants are NOT required to have a CDP, broker or InvestingNote account to participate in this competition.

  1. How will winners be determined?

Winners will be determined based on the portfolio with the most capital gains at the end of the competition (5:30pm, 5 March 2021). Only realised profits will be taken into account at the end of the competition. In the case of open positions, the intrinsic close will be used to calculate the gains or losses at the end of the competition.

  1. When will the award winners be announced?

Winners will be selected based on the simulated investment portfolio with the most capital gains at the end of the Competition (5:30pm, 5 March 2021) and the announcement will be made not later than 12 March 2021. The winner will be announced on the event page on SGX’s and InvestingNote’s social media platforms and on InvestingNote.com. The winner will also be notified via email.

  1. What are the competition prizes?
Type of winners Amount (SGD)
Grand winners 1st: $5,000

2nd: $3,000

3rd: 2,000

Consolation winners 7 prizes of $200 each

 

Useful Contact

For technical support and other queries, kindly email admin@investingnote.com.

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