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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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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 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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Singapore Trading Festival 2021: Registration is now open!

Singapore Trading Festival 2021: Registration is now open!

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.

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Plus, pit your skills against fellow traders in the 5-day multi-product, simulated trading challenge for a chance to win exciting cash prizes.

Head over to HERE to register today!

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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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Mapletree Industrial Trust – A Summary of its Q2 and FY2020/21 Performance (Guest Post)

Mapletree Industrial Trust – A Summary of its Q2 and FY2020/21 Performance (Guest Post)

Mapletree Industrial Trust: A Summary of its Q2 and FY2020/21 Performance

Mapletree Industrial Trust posts 1% dip in 2Q DPU of 3.10 cents on enlarged unit base | The Edge Singapore

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 1422 followers.

Mapletree Industrial Trust is a new addition made on Monday (26 October 2020) at S$3.10, that is if you’ve been keeping tabs on my personal long-term investment portfolio (you can check it out here), you would have noticed that  Based on a distribution payout of 12.24 cents/unit in FY2019/20, even though the yield is just 3.9%, but given its track record in the management increasing its distribution payouts to its unitholders over the years, along with sound business fundamentals, I am confident of the blue-chip industrial REIT’s growth in the years ahead – I have done a writeup about the REIT last month, which you can read up here to learn more about the REIT.

After trading hours yesterday (27 October 2020), the REIT released its financial results for the second quarter of the financial year 2020/21 (it has a financial year-end every 31 March.) As a unitholder, I have studied through its latest set of financial results, debt and portfolio occupancy profile, along with its distribution payout to unitholders (the REIT is one that pays out its unitholders on a quarterly basis), and in this post, I will be sharing with you the most important aspects about its latest updates to take note of, along with my personal thoughts to share.

Let’s begin…

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UG Healthcare – 6 interesting aspects on UG which caught my attention! (26 Oct 2020)

UG Healthcare – 6 interesting aspects on UG which caught my attention! (26 Oct 2020)

What are the 6 interesting aspects that caught my attention about UG Healthcare?

Glove maker UG Healthcare proposes placement to raise $19.1 million, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

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.

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3 Dividend Stocks With Quarterly Payouts (Guest Post)

3 Dividend Stocks With Quarterly Payouts (Guest Post)

What are some dividend stocks ideas?

Top 10 Highest Monthly Dividend Stocks to Invest In

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 909 followers.

We have researched hard and have found 3 dividend stocks that pay dividends every quarter that you should know. If anything, the pandemic has taught us lots of things not only in terms of health but also in terms of finances. A conventional 6 months of expenses in emergency savings are not working out anymore.

Many unfortunate people are facing retrenchment or pay cut since March, and that has been more than 6 months ago.

Monitoring our cash flow is extremely important for retail investors like us. Receiving consistent and high-frequency dividends are one way to tide us through this tough time.

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GOOD WEEK for iFast – Paying Tribute To Lim Chung Chun (Guest Post)

GOOD WEEK for iFast – Paying Tribute To Lim Chung Chun (Guest Post)

This will be another GOOD WEEK for iFast.

iFast leads Chinese partners with bid for Singapore digital wholesale bank licence, Banking News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Swee Swee Lai is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @Sweeswee and has 315 followers.

I would like to pay tribute to Lim Chung Chun (Lim CC), CEO of iFAST Corporation.

Lim CC: “You need to PUT YOUR MONEY where your CONVICTION is, and iFast is a stock that I know better than anybody else in the world and is within my control to ENSURE its SUCCESS”.

1. He is an engineer by training but built a career in investment research in the 1990s which culminated in a Head of Research position in a foreign financial institution. He could have just stay content with this high paying, cushy job. But he decided to step out of his comfort zone and become an entrepreneur, in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis. Perhaps those PMETs who have been retrenched now can be inspired by him to become an entrepreneur.

2. iFast has been in business for more than 20 years, during which it has overcome several crises and emerged stronger each time: dotcom bust (2000), SARS (2003), Global Financial Crisis (2008), and Covid-19 (2020). This shows that the iFast business model and its management team have proven track record in navigating crises and business cycles. Several of its key management staff have been with the company since the beginning. I heard the office culture is good and Lim is a good boss.

3. True to the entrepreneurial spirit, he put in the bulk of his personal wealth into the business, even during difficult times. He demonstrated strong conviction and commitment. From that, he also attracted genuine investors who believed and supported him especially during tough times. True to his investment philosophy, he builds the business for the long term.

4. iFast started only as an online distributor of funds, unit trusts in Singapore. But it gradually expanded its products and services, as well as geographically into 5 other countries. That’s why if iFast wins the digital banking license, it opens up a lot more opportunities for it to expand into related products and services. It is the network effect of the new economy. He also wants iFast to run a truly “GLOBAL BUSINESS MODEL”.

This is a great interview conducted in Jun 2020:
https://zuuonline.sg/business/c-suite/leading-the-evolution-of-a-finte…

We ought to support, respect, and celebrate the success of our homegrown entrepreneurs like Lim CC. The other person is Tan Ming Liang of Razer Inc. He quit his lawyer profession to start Razer Inc, which has a market cap of about S$3.27 billion now.

Lim CC is on the way to building a multi-billion market cap company.
People like them are well educated but not scholarly type. No need to work for others. No need to be helicoptered into a top post in a big organization.
They take the risk and create scalable, forward-looking businesses which in turn generate many jobs for others. They deserve to be extremely successful. Next could be Grab and Carousell.

So, MAS:

There is every reason for you to award iFast a wholesale digital banking license.
It will do SINGAPORE proud!

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

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Liquidity and Network Flywheel Causes Multiplier Effect On Business and Shares Valuation (Guest Post)

Liquidity and Network Flywheel Causes Multiplier Effect On Business and Shares Valuation (Guest Post)

The liquidity and Network Flywheel effect is key to unlock business growth and expansion.The Data Flywheel: How Enlightened Self-Interest Drives Data Network Effects

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 2259 followers.

One of the most important elements of a tech platform business model is the ability to create multiple expansion network effects, using the Network Flywheel concept.

A network effect is often described in economics and businesses as one of the key pillars of success as it depicts a contagion behavior of one additional usage of products or services that will have on the next users. This creates a long-lasting effect and an increasing value of a customer’s lifetime value, which is one of the key unit economic metrics for a business.

The Internet is clearly the easiest example of the network effect, where everything in our daily activities flows through the web channel.

Let’s take a look in more detail by using a private ride-hailing network, Grab as an example.

Grab started out as a ride-hailing platform where it aims to create a large pool network of supply and demand in each market so they can have what is called the network liquidity flywheel as depicted in the graph I created above.

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