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A Summary of Mapletree Logistics Trust’s EGM on 23 November 2020 (guest post)

A Summary of Mapletree Logistics Trust’s EGM on 23 November 2020 (guest post)

Blue chip logistics REIT Mapletree Logistics Trust (SGX:M44U) held its extraordinary general meeting (EGM) yesterday afternoon to seek unitholders’ approval on the proposed acquisition of 22 properties in China, along with 1 property in Malaysia as well as in Vietnam. Approval was also sought for its proposed issue of new units of the REIT as partial consideration for its China acquisitions, and also for the proposed whitewash resolution.

 

An Analysis of Mapletree Logistics Trust

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 1442 followers.

Due to the safe distancing measures imposed by the Singapore government (due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic), the EGM was held in a hybrid mode – both online as well as offline (limited spaces available.) I have opted to attend the online version of the meeting as a unitholder and in this post, you’ll find a key summary of it, which I’ve compiled for the benefit of those who weren’t able to attend…

Presentation by Chief Executive Officer, Ms Ng Kiat

  • The following are details of the acquisition:
    • Acquisition of the remaining 50.0% stake in 15 warehouses in China, a 100.0% stake in 7 warehouses in China, 1 warehouse in Malaysia and also in Vietnam
  • Aggregate Agreed Property Value: S$1,509.2 million
  • Implied Net Property Income yield: ~5.2%
  • Net Lettable Area: 1,223,660 sqm
  • Committed occupancy rate: 94.7%
  • Weighted average lease expiry: 2.3 years
  • CEO of Mapletree Logistics Trust, Ms Ng Kiat, shared that the logistics industry have benefited from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, where demand for Grade A warehouse space have increased as a result of an increase in adoption of e-commerce.
  • She explained that 3 geographical locations which the REIT will be acquiring properties in (China, Malaysia, and Vietnam) have seen their GDPs staying resilient despite the pandemic. Also, these countries are also projected to see a strong growth in their urban population in the years ahead (which will lead to an increase in demand for modern logistics space.) Coupled with the limited supply of Grade A warehouse space in the 3 countries, Ms Ng added that represents an opportunity for the REIT, being a leading provider of quality logistics space in Asia-Pacific, to come in and fill the market gap.
  • On top of that, Ms Ng also shared that the warehouses’ locations are strategically located near local consumption hubs in under an hour, which is an important consideration for tenants in e-commerce businesses. Not just that, post-acquisition, the REIT will see new top 10 tenants (by percentage of gross revenue) in JD.com… (which will contribute 2.4%) and Cainiao (which will contribute 2.1%.)

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4 Key Things to Know about DBS & Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) Merger (guest post)

4 Key Things to Know about DBS & Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) Merger (guest post)

By now, you probably have heard about India’s central bank proposing a scheme to merge the ailing Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with DBS Bank.

Many investors have been crying foul about the bad deal etc. On the analysts side, there have been a mixed reaction as shown from the Biz Times article here.

But on an objective note, here’s 4 key things investors need to know about the proposed DBS – Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) merger (there are plenty of snippets from various sources below and you can refer to the url links posted at the end).

This post was originally posted here. The writer, James Yeo is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @Smallcapasia and has 913 followers.

1) What led to DBS – Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) merger?

This is believed to be the first time that the India central bank has turned to a foreign lender to rescue a failing local bank, in a move that took the industry by surprise.

Lakshmi Vilas Bank has been struggling with financial decline and red ink for the past three years. It incurred a loss of around $150 million in the 12 months to March 31. Its net worth has also shrunk while unpaid loans have increased.

India’s central bank advised LVB in September last year to reduce bad assets and bring in new capital.

However, after many months of futile discussion talks and sensing that things are deteriorating, The central bank stepped in to bail them out.

RBI (Reserve Bank of India) then did the following on 17 Nov 2020:

  • Imposed a one-month moratorium on LVB
  • Capped deposit withdrawals at 25,000 rupees and
  • Unveiled the proposed merger with DBS soon after.

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The 7 Biggest Reasons Why Traders Fail (Guest Post)

The 7 Biggest Reasons Why Traders Fail (Guest Post)

Do you know why traders fail?

Why trading signals are important to new and professional traders

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Rayner Teo is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @Rayner and has 617 followers.

My YouTube channel was created in 2013.
The first blog post on TradingwithRayner went live in 2014.
And along the way, I’ve interacted with thousands of traders and the truth is…The majority of traders fail.

Here’s why…

You want to be spoon-fed without doing the work

“Hey Rayner, which is the best moving average to trade with?”

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Budget 2021 – Amidst Malaysia’s Political & Economic Uncertainty (Guest Post)

Budget 2021 – Amidst Malaysia’s Political & Economic Uncertainty (Guest Post)

At RM322.5billion, Malaysia Budget 2021 is the largest budget in the country’s history. But will it pass?

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This post was originally posted here. The contributor to this article,@Denise is one of our many community members on InvestingNote.

While the World Bank has come forward to welcome the overall stance of Malaysia budget 2021, it is still unclear if the bill will pass.

Malaysian finance minister Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz tabled the 2021 national budget in parliament last Friday on Nov6; also the first budget under Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s administration.

But already, it appears the current administration is in for a bumpy road ahead. There are a lot of doubts if the budget is even able to pass because of politics.

In his budget speech, the Finance Minister has projected the economy to expand between 6% and 7% next year.
In response to that, Mr Anwar argued that the projections of development figures in the budget proposals were unrealistic and “not responsible”. He also commented that the budget was “misleading” and benefits cronies instead of the people.

Besides Anwar, The Pejuang party leader, Mahathir, also joined the disapproval of the budget in a Facebook post saying he wants it modified so that it is “more realistic”. His reasons were that the pandemic requires more money to be spent by the government, but it has also affected the Government’s revenue.
Mahathir further questioned where the money will come from, considering the deficit of about RM85 billion is much bigger than the development budget of RM69 billion.

Accordingly, there is a high possibility the passage of the budget would be blocked by Members of Parliament with a no-confidence vote against Mr Muhyiddin.

However should the bill is passed, these could mean the following for Malaysians and the economy:

i) Employee Provident Fund (EPF) account-holders will be entitled to withdraw up to RM500 per month, for one year from their EPF Account 1. Before this, account holders are only allowed to withdraw once they reach 50 years old.

ii) Certain sectors are bound to benefit from the budget 2021, and others not:

On a more positive side, the setback seemed to be avoided after the king pressed MPs from both sides of the political divide to support the Bill. It was the first time in Malaysia’s history that opinions have been sought from opposition lawmakers on the Budget’s formulation.

It is worth pointing out that the Government usually makes additional changes before the final bill is passed. After all, this is just the first reading of the budget.

Let’s hope Malaysia is able to tide through this crisis! ??? $KLCI(^KLSE.IN)

 

Once again, this article is a guest post and was originally posted on Denises profile on InvestingNote.

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How to Use Trailing Stop Loss: 5 Powerful Techniques That Work (Guest Post)

How to Use Trailing Stop Loss: 5 Powerful Techniques That Work (Guest Post)

What is a trailing stop loss?


This post was originally posted here. The writer, Rayner Teo is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @Rayner and has 613 followers.

Have you ever wondered how professional traders ride big trends?

You know the type of trend that keeps going higher and your profit keeps snowballing — while you do nothing.

Well, the secret is this…

They use a trailing stop loss.

You’re thinking:

“It doesn’t work.”

“I’ve used it before but the market always hit my stop loss before it trends.”

That’s because:

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US Presidential Election 2020 – How It Affects Malaysia (Guest Post)

US Presidential Election 2020 – How It Affects Malaysia (Guest Post)

US Election is once every 4 years, but how does it impact the markets?
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This post was originally posted here. The contributor to this article,@Denise is one of our many community members on InvestingNote.

update: Joe Biden wins the Presidency with 290 seats?

In the meanwhile, it could still be a period of volatility as the markets wait for a smooth transition (if there even is). So even though it seems like the President of the US has alr been highly-likely decided, it should be noted that there are still various ways the US Election can be contested.

Nevertheless, here are some macroeconomics principles that you’d be keen to know of:

[After all, this won’t be the last Presidential Election because there will always be another one every 4 years. Hence, the same factors would still apply.]

Just a quick backdrop:

On August 31st, 1957, diplomatic relations between Malaysia and the US were established when the US elevated its Consulate General in Kuala Lumpur to the status of the Embassy.

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Bursa’s FGV Holdings – Is It Doing Well As It Should? (Guest Post)

Bursa’s FGV Holdings – Is It Doing Well As It Should? (Guest Post)

Let’s find out if one of Malaysia’s largest palm oil companies, FGV Holdings Bhd, is still holding up.

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This post was originally posted here. The contributor to this article,@Denise is one of our many community members on InvestingNote.

At a quick glance, the share price of FGV has fallen sharply ever since its 2012 IPO reference price high of 4.55 ringgit. That’s a whopping 80% drop!
However, if you have been eyeing a position in FGV, this might be a good opportunity to enter.

But before that, here’s an overview of this particular palm oil company in Malaysia.

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Palm oil is one of Malaysia’s primary industries, and Malaysia is the world’s second-largest producer and exporter of palm oil after Indonesia. The volume of palm oil consumed in Malaysia (2019/2020) is 3.7Million metric tons, while the contribution of palm oil to the Malaysian GDP in 2018 is 2.8%. Exports of palm oil recorded 3.9% of total exports.

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Golden Cross Trading Strategy Guide (Guest Post)

Golden Cross Trading Strategy Guide (Guest Post)

Do you know about the Golden Cross? screenshot-2020-11-06-at-16-46-18

This post was originally posted here.The writer, Rayner Teo is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @Rayner and has 613 followers.

Have you heard of the Golden Cross signal?

If you listen to the media, you’ll hear about the Golden Cross (like how the market is bullish when it occurs).

But is it true?

Well, that’s what you’ll learn today…

Specifically, I’ll cover:

 

What is a Golden Cross and how does it work?

The Golden Cross is a bullish phenomenon when the 50-day moving average crosses above the 200-day moving average.

Here’s why…

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OCBC – Summary of Q3 and 9M FY2020 Business Update (Guest Post)

OCBC – Summary of Q3 and 9M FY2020 Business Update (Guest Post)

How is OCBC faring this third quarter? Let’s find out.

Salaries at OCBC in Singapore: what you'll really get paid | eFinancialCareers

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 1433 followers.

Besides DBS (you can check out my summary of its latest Q3 and 9M FY2020 results here), Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation or OCBC (SGX:O39) also provided its business updates for the third quarter as well as for the first 9 months of the financial year 2020 (ended 30 September 2020) early this morning before trading hours.

As a shareholder of the longest established bank in Singapore, I have studied the related documents and in this post, you will find a summary of the bank’s latest financial statistics, key financial ratios, along with my personal thoughts to share.

Let’s get started…

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DBS Group Holdings – Key Highlights Of Q3 and 9M FY2020 Business Updates (Guest Post )

DBS Group Holdings – Key Highlights Of Q3 and 9M FY2020 Business Updates (Guest Post )

Is DBS doing better than expected?

 DBS launches transition financing framework to help 'less than dark-green' industries | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

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 1433 followers.

Early this morning, the other 2 Singapore banks, DBS Group Holdings (SGX:D05), as well as Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation (SGX:O39), reported their business updates for the third quarter as well as for the first nine months of financial year 2020 (ended 30 September 2020.)

In this post, my focus will be on DBS’ latest results (I will publish a separate post to review OCBC’s latest quarter results shortly), where I will be looking at some of the key financial statistics (Q3 FY2019 vs. Q3 FY2020, and 9M FY2019 vs. 9M FY2020), as well as some of their key financial ratios (reported for Q3 FY2020 ended 30 September 2020, compared against the ratios reported 3 months ago – i.e. Q2 FY2020 ended 30 June 2020), along with information regarding its dividend payout for the quarter (DBS is the only bank out of the 3 Singapore banks that pays out a dividend to its shareholders on a quarterly basis.) Finally, you will also find in this post my personal thoughts about the bank’s latest set of results.

Let’s begin…

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