What are some tech stocks that provide attractive dividend yields?
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. …
How is OCBC faring this third quarter? Let’s find out.
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.
The SG ACTIVE TRADING TOURNAMENT (SGATT) 2020 HAS OFFICIALLY CONCLUDED!
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.
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.
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.
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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Found here are updates of results on Lendlease Global Commercial REIT
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.
Lendlease Global Commercial REIT announced its Q1 FY2021 business update this morning which I will quickly go through below.
As some of you might already know from my previous update, Lendlease REIT remains one of my biggest portfolio holdings and I am cautiously confident it will continue to become a good investment for the mid to longer term.
I have also summarized the previous Lendlease Q&A on my Facebook page which you can find here.
Mapletree Logistics Trust (Q2 and 1H FY2020/21 Results) – What’s good and what’s bad?
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.
What is the difference between the appeal of new launches and resale private properties with Property Developer’s Discount?
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 1102 followers.
With a Property Developer’s Discount, would that affect the property market? On 29th Sep, URA has announced that they will restrict the re-issuing of options to purchase (OTPs) to the same buyer for the same unit within 12 months of expiry.
These new restrictions written into the law would:
Restrict developers from providing an upfront agreement to buyers to re-issue the OTP and
Restrict developers from re-issuing the OTP for the same property to the same buyer, within 12 weeks after the expiry of the earlier OTP
Sometimes, when you are not in the industry, I did not comprehend the ramifications of these changes. My friend has to explain to me what it all means.
Typically, when I buy a property, the transaction starts with obtaining an option to purchase or OTP and a deposit of 1 to 5% of the property price. I would have 14 to 21 days to exercise the OTP, meaning I would have to cough out the rest of the amount needed for the downpayment.
If I do not do that, the OTP will lapse. If I put down a 5% deposit, I would forfeit 25% of the deposit. If I put down 1%, I would forfeit 100% of the deposit.
The issue is…. some developers decided to play around with this OTP. …
Our first ever trading challenge for students in Malaysia, the MY YOUNG INVESTORS CHALLENGE 2020 has finally concluded!
This 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.
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).
What are the 6 interesting aspects that caught my attention about UG Healthcare?
This post was originally posted here. The writer, Ernest Lim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @el15 and has 468 followers.
Dear all, UG Healthcare (“UG”) recently caught my attention. It has tumbled approximately 20% from an intraday high of around $1.15 on 7 Aug 2020 to close at $0.915 on 26 Oct 2020. The Doji formation on 26 Oct 20 on good volume may be an early indication that selling may abate in the near term.
The recent weakness in UG’s share price is likely attributed to profit-taking in the share prices of its Malaysia listed peers and occasional news on the development of vaccines which may result in demand for gloves and consequently their average selling price (“ASP”) falling off the cliff.
I have outlined six interesting aspects of UG which caught my attention. …
Restaurant Brands International might seem unfamiliar, but did you know Burger King and Popeyes are under RBI?
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 1409 followers.
You may not hear of the NYSE-listed Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE:QSR), but I am perfectly sure you have heard of the fast-food brands ‘Burger King’ and ‘Popeyes.’ Together with ‘Tim Hortons’, these three brands come under the company.
Here is some quick information about each of the three brands under the company:
1. Burger King – Founded in 1954, it is currently the world’s second-largest fast-food hamburger restaurant; as at the end of FY2019 (ended 31 December 2019), the company owns or franchises a total of 18,838 Burger King outlets in more than 100 countries and US territories. You can browse through its website here – www.bk.com.
2. Popeyes – Founded in 1972, they are the world’s second-largest quick-service chicken concept, with a total of 3,316 outlets (either owned or franchised) as at the end of FY2019 – you can find out more here – www.popeyes.com.
3. Tim Hortons – This is probably the only brand under the company that we Singaporeans are not familiar with. Established in 1964, with a menu consisting of premium blend coffee, tea, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks, along with fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared food, and other food products, there are currently 4,932 outlets (either owned or franchised) in North America and Canada – you can find out more in its website here – www.timhortons.com.
In the latest financial year ended 31 December 2019, Tim Hortons contributed a lion’s share towards the company’s total revenue (at US$3,344m or 59.7%), followed by Burger King (at US$1,777m or 31.7%), and then Popeyes (at US$482m or 8.6%.)
Now that you have a better understanding of Restaurant Brands International Inc.’s businesses, in the remainder of this post, let us take a look at its historical financial performance, debt profile, as well as its dividend payouts over the last 5 years (the period we will be looking at is between FY2015 and FY2019), its current-year results so far (i.e. 1H FY2020 ended 30 June 2020) compared against the previous year (i.e. 1H FY2019 ended 30 June 2019), and finally, whether or not the company’s current traded price is considered ‘cheap’ or ‘expensive’ based on its current vs. its historical valuations.