Astrea VI bonds : Buy or bye (guest post)

Astrea VI bonds : Buy or bye (guest post)

There is a new bond offering for Astrea VI bonds. The sponsors of the bond come from Astrea Capital VI Pte Ltd, an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Azalea Asset Management Pte. Ltd, which in turn is wholly owned by Temasek Holdings.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Bullythebear is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @BULLytheBEAR and has 1,000+ followers.

That name SHOULD NOT immediately give you assurance of the safety of this bond and is not in any way guaranteed by Temasek or Azalea, so please be aware of that.

 

BOND DETAILS:

1. Maturity date: 18th Mar 2031

2. Scheduled call date: 18th Mar 2026

3. Expected raintg: A+sf / A+ (sf)

4. Interest rate: 3.00% pa, payable semi-annually on 18th Mar and 18th Sep each year

5. Special features:

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A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who were a part of the Singapore Trading Festival!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who were a part of the Singapore Trading Festival!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who were a part of the Singapore Trading Festival!

This festival welcomed over 5,800 attendees to our virtual summit and over 4,800 participants have registered for our simulated trading challenge.

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Catch the recorded sessions of the Traders’ Summit here: https://www.youtube.com/c/Investingnote/featured

Also, keep a look out for our next social post for the Winners of the trading challenge!


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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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