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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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Microsoft’s First Quarter 2021 Results Look Good (Guest post)

Microsoft’s First Quarter 2021 Results Look Good (Guest post)

Microsoft’s results seem good despite the pandemic.

Microsoft reports $36.9 billion in Q2 2020 revenue: Azure up 62%, Surface up 6%, and LinkedIn up 24% | VentureBeat

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Kyith Ng is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @kyith and has 1097 followers.

US tech giant Microsoft announced their Q1 2021 results yesterday morning.

They achieve per-share profit growth of $1.82, beating analysts’ expectations of $1.54 a share.

The after-market share performance was muted. In fact, it’s nearly 1.5% lower. But due to the broad market fall this morning (28th Oct) the stock is down almost 5% to $203.

It has been consistently drilled into my head at work that the market is forward-looking in theory. And in a few practical cases, it is the case. After-market movements reflect the general crowd’s sentiments towards their expectations of future cash flows.

Microsoft’s results were not too bad in Q1 2021.

  • Revenue was $37.2 billion and increased 12%
  • Operating income was $15.9 billion and increased 25%
  • Net income was $13.9 billion and increased 30%
  • Diluted earnings per share was $1.82 and increased 32%

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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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Key Highlights in United Overseas Bank’s (UOB) Q3 & 9M FY2020 Business Update (Guest post)

Key Highlights in United Overseas Bank’s (UOB) Q3 & 9M FY2020 Business Update (Guest post)

What are the key highlights of UOB’s latest results?

UOB launches 'high street' branch to target half a million emerging affluent customers in Singapore | IG EN
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.

United Overseas Bank (SGX:U11), or UOB, is the first of the three Singapore banks that have released its business updates for the third quarter and for the first 9 months of the financial year 2020 ended 30 September 2020 before market hours this morning (in case you’re wondering, the other 2 Singapore banks, DBS and OCBC, will be releasing its business updates for Q3 and 9M FY2020 tomorrow, 05 November 2020, before market hours.)

In my post today, I will be sharing with you key highlights from UOB’s latest business update you need to take note of…

Financial Performance (Q3 FY2019 vs. Q3 FY2020, and 9M FY2019 vs. 9M FY2020)

As the bank has switched to reporting its full financial statements on a half-yearly basis (i.e. in the second, as well as in the fourth quarter), it has only provided a summary this quarter.

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Does PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) Make a Good Addition to Your Investment Portfolio? (GUEST POST)

Does PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) Make a Good Addition to Your Investment Portfolio? (GUEST POST)

If you have been shopping online, then the name PayPal should sound familiar to you – as some of the merchants make use of the digital payment platform to accept payments from their customers.

PayPal completes GoPay acquisition, allowing the payments platform to enter China | TechCrunch

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Lim Jun Yuan is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as ljunyuan and has 1386  followers.

Before you continue reading today’s post, a disclaimer: I am currently invested in the company I am going to talk about today – PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL). But having said that, as always, rest assured I will be impartial in my analysis of the company.

I’m sure the name PayPal is not one that’s alien to you – especially to those of you who have shopped online before, you should have come across it when making payments, as some merchants make use of its digital payment platform to accept payments from their customers (for a small fee.)

From my understanding in its FY2019 annual report (for the financial year ended 31 December 2019), the company currently has 281 million customer active accounts and 24 million merchant active accounts across more than 200 markets worldwide. The company also owns Braintree (a company based in Chicago in the United States that specializes in mobile and web payment systems for e-commerce companies, which was acquired by PayPal in September 2013), Venmo (a mobile payment service that allows for the transfer of funds between its app users), and Xoom (a platform that facilitates the sending of money, paying of bills, and reloading of mobile phones from the United States and Canada to 131 countries worldwide; the company was acquired by PayPal in November 2015.)

Among the various means that PayPal Holdings Inc. generates its revenue from include:

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) – My Analysis of the Social Media Conglomerate (Guest Post)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) – My Analysis of the Social Media Conglomerate (Guest Post)

Whenever I shortlist for a list of companies to invest in, one of my many criteria is that the company must have a simple-to-understand business.

Facebook says it mistakenly asked users for views on grooming | TechCrunch

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Lim Jun Yuan is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as ljunyuan and has 1241  followers.

One of the companies under my investment radar is social media conglomerate Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), which is listed in the United States.

Unless you have been living under a rock all these while, you should know its business – chief of which is its namesake social networking site (many of you should have a personal Facebook account which you use to keep in touch with your loved ones.)

Apart from Facebook, the conglomerate also owns Instagram, Messenger, as well as WhatsApp – all of them you should be familiar with as well, so I shall not further elaborate. Another business which it owns which you may not be familiar with is a company by the name of Oculus (https://www.oculus.com), which produces virtual reality products (the company was acquired by Facebook Inc. in March 2014.)

In terms of revenue, it comes from selling ad placements (on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and other third-party applications and websites) to marketers (where they have the option of selecting their target audiences based on a variety of factors including age, gender, location, interests, and behaviours.)

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Golden Cross Trading Strategy Guide (Guest Post)

Golden Cross Trading Strategy Guide (Guest Post)

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…

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…

When the market is in a long-term downtrend, the 50-day moving average is below the 200-day moving average.

However, no downtrend lasts forever.

So, when a new uptrend begins, the 50-day moving average must cross above the 200-day moving average — and that’s known as the Golden Cross.

An example of a Golden Cross chart:

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Rayner Teo is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Rayner and has 457 followers.

Pro Tip: The opposite is the Death Cross — when the 50-day moving average crosses below the 200-day moving average.

Now some of you are probably wondering:

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Bearish Engulfing Pattern Trading Strategy Guide (Guest Post)

Bearish Engulfing Pattern Trading Strategy Guide (Guest Post)

Do you know why most traders lose money when trading the Bearish Engulfing pattern? It’s because they treat them all the same!

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This post was originally posted here. The writer, Rayner Teo is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with username known as Rayner and has 457 followers.

Here’s the thing:

You can have two identical Bearish Engulfing patterns but, one is a high probability setup and the other is to be avoided (like how you run away from a stinky ol’ skunk).

Why?

Because you must pay attention to the context of the market.

I know that’s not useful (like telling a blind man to watch his step).

That’s why I’ve written this trading strategy guide to teach you all about the Bearish Engulfing pattern — so you can trade it like a professional trader.

Then let’s get started…

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The Complete Guide to Keltner Channel Indicator (Guest Post)

The Complete Guide to Keltner Channel Indicator (Guest Post)

The Keltner Channel is a simple but powerful trading indicator. It helps you better time your entries, improve your winning rate, and can even “predict” market turning points. And if you want to learn how to do it, then today’s post is for you.

But first…

What is a Keltner Channel and how does it work?

The Keltner Channel is an Envelop-based indicator (others include Bollinger BandsDonchian Channels, etc.).

This means it has an upper and lower boundary to help you identify potential “overbought and oversold” levels.

Note: The Keltner Channel used in this post is the modified version by Linda Rasche.

Now, the default Keltner Channel settings have three lines to it:

  • Middle Line: 20-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA)
  • Upper Channel Line: 20 EMA + (2 * Average True Range)
  • Lower Channel Line: 20 EMA – (2 * Average True Range)

You can think of the Middle Line as the mean.

And the Upper and Lower Channel Line shows you how far the price is away from the mean.

Here’s how it looks like…

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