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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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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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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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3 Tech Stocks with Attractive Dividend Yields (Guest Post)

3 Tech Stocks with Attractive Dividend Yields (Guest Post)

What are some tech stocks that provide attractive dividend yields?

Dividend: Those vanishing stock dividends should stay that way - The Economic Times

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.

During these tough times, many REITs have cut their dividends and income investors are left scurrying for other stocks to build up their passive income stream again. With that in mind, we look at 3 solid tech stocks with Reit-like dividend yields income investors would take a liking to.

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Golden Cross Trading Strategy Guide (Guest Post)

Golden Cross Trading Strategy Guide (Guest Post)

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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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Congratulations to our Top 3 Finalists! SG ACTIVE TRADING TOURNAMENT 2020

Congratulations to our Top 3 Finalists! SG ACTIVE TRADING TOURNAMENT 2020

The SG ACTIVE TRADING TOURNAMENT (SGATT) 2020 HAS OFFICIALLY CONCLUDED!

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We started this annual tournament with the goal of finding Singapore’s Top Traders.

As Singapore’s largest and most anticipated virtual trading tournament, there were over 2,000 participants during our Elimination round, and only the top 10 traders who made it to the leaderboard can compete in the Final Round. In the Final Round, only the Top 3 will be crowned as Singapore’s Top Traders. Check out last year’s Top traders here.

Now that SG Active Trading Tournament comes to an end, we’ve finally found them.

These are the TOP Traders in Singapore! Congratulations!

 

In 3rd in place @tradingnote Wee Yi Xiang (18.55% total portfolio returns), with the prize of $1000 cash! 

In 2nd in place is @kennychia Kenny Chia (18.74% total portfolio returns), with the prize of $2000 cash!

And finally, our Ultimate Winning  Trader, @thebearprowl Aaron Sim (28.14% total portfolio returns), with the Grand Prize of $4000 cash! 

@thebearprowl was also 2018’s SGX Bull Charge Stock Challenge Grand Winner.

@kennychia was also the Grand Winner for the Investor-One Stock Pitch Challenge 2019.

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Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we held our prize ceremony via a LIVE webinar this year. This included a Market Outlook 4Q2020 by special guests: SGX Market Strategist Geoff Howie, Desmond Leong, CEO of Everest Fortune Group, and Alvin Li, Vice President at Societe Generale.

Also, the Top Traders themselves shared their trading insights with audience.

You can rewatch it here!

A very big shoutout & thank you to everyone who participated in SG’s Biggest Active Trading Tournament, and especially to our co-organizer Societe Generale, our sponsor the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and all our associated media partners who’ve help make it a success.

 

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Once again, we would like to show our appreciation and support to everyone for making this tournament a success!

We will see you again next year!

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The Good and Bad about Mapletree Logistics Trusts’ Q2 and 1H FY2020/21 Results (Guest Post)

The Good and Bad about Mapletree Logistics Trusts’ Q2 and 1H FY2020/21 Results (Guest Post)

Mapletree Logistics Trust (Q2 and 1H FY2020/21 Results) – What’s good and what’s bad?

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 1429 followers.

Back in September, I wrote a post about Mapletree Logistics Trust (SGX:M44U), where I highlighted reasons why the blue-chip logistics REIT was in my ‘shopping list’ (you can check out the post here.)

Last Thursday (29 October 2020), I have finally added the REIT to my long-term investment portfolio at S$1.98 – in terms of its distribution yield, based on its full-year payout of 8.142 cents/unit in FY2019/20, it is 4.1% (you can check out all the companies in my long-term portfolio investment here.)

What I’m going to do today is to discuss the REIT’s results for the second quarter and for the first half of the financial year 2020/21 ended 30 September 2020 (which was released on 19 October 2020) – particularly its financial results, debt, and portfolio occupancy profile, as well as its distribution payout (the REIT is one that continues to pay out a distribution to its unitholders on a quarterly basis), along with my personal thoughts to share.

Let’s begin…

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Challenge RECAP: MY YOUNG INVESTORS CHALLENGE

Challenge RECAP: MY YOUNG INVESTORS CHALLENGE

Our first ever trading challenge for students in Malaysia, the MY YOUNG INVESTORS CHALLENGE 2020 has finally concluded!

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img_20200919_145137This exclusive challenge saw close to 1,500 students participants across 61 different universities in Malaysia. This challenge was organized with the key objective to provide students the opportunity to start their trading journey through experiencing different financial instruments. Just so you know, the top traded stocks were mostly the glove counters such as Supermax, TopGlove, and Hartalega.

It spanned over a month and we recently just held our virtual prize-ceremony last week to congratulate our finalists as well as announced a winner for our live lucky draw. Some insights and trading tips were also provided by our trading champions.

In case you’ve missed it, you may watch it here: https://bit.ly/3mDtSki

Aligned in our vision to empower more youths to gain investment literacy and also making this event a huge success, this is a BIG THANK YOU to ALL our partners and sponsors: UOB Kay Hian Malaysia, CGS-CIMB Malaysia, as well as ShareInvestor Malaysia, Anson (BullBearBursa), and Max(12Invest).

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