31 October 2015

An Analysis of Top 20 counters of SGX (Friday 30th Oct 2015)

An Analysis of Top 20 counters of SGX (Friday 30th Oct 2015)

Predictions of what will happen on Monday.

Disclaimer: This is my prediction and I do not hold any responsibilities if you end up with a bad trade or lose money based on the prediction.

^ - up , v - down , -- maintain

Yuuzoo ^
Noble v
Spackman --
StratechGroup ^
Ezra v
Golden Agri --
Singtel v
Genting SG v
Loyz Energy v
Hu An Cable v
Blumont v
HPH Trust --
CapitalLand v
MMP Resources v
Rowsley --
Global Logistics v
Magnus Energy --
DairyFarm USD  ^
Adventus v
ThaiBEV --
Wilmar Intl --
Ezion ^
APAC Strategic ^

Which counter do you trade?

26 October 2015

Oxley 5% retail bond, maturity 2019

If you thought Fixed Deposit rates of 1.9% is high enough, perhaps you have overlooked at retail bonds which gives you a better edge better than those 10 yrs NTUC or Tokio Marine insurance savings plans.

Lately, there are a couple of retail bonds available and it is definitely a god send for savers. Singapore Savings Bond has a 10 yrs period an averages 2.7% pa over 10 years which is very safe AAA investment in Government bonds.

So, what about corporate ones. Well, we already have 3 launches this year - Frasers 7 years @ 3.65% in May this year, Aspial 5 years @ 5.25% around August, and Perennial 3 yrs @ 4.65%  (the latest just on board SGX).

The new kid on the block, and that's Oxley holdings. So far, little details are out other than it has $100 million will be issued to the general public and $25 million will be for institutional investors, with DBS as the book runner for the bond.

At 5%, if you put in a 100K, that would mean you will be collecting S$5000 per year or S$416 per mth (note dividends are paid every 6 months).

As it is a 4 years retail bond, it should be relatively safe as Oxley holdings holds several residential/industrial/commercial properties in Singapore (about 80% of which are freehold) and some in London, Cambodia and China. Didn't look through the annual report much, but at the very least they are making money in 2013 and 2014.

So, will you go for it? Comment below.

21 May 2015

Fraser Centrepoint Retail bond(3.65%) Results are out !

Yesterday 20 May 2015 was the due date for subscribing to the IPO of Fraser Retail Bond.  In the past, I tried to subscribe to IPO and I usually ends up with single lots. To my surprise, I got all the lots allocated for this bond.

If you have balloted, do login to your bank account either DBS, UOB or OCBC to check your status.
Here is how it looks like on UOB.

So it will be 7 years to hold till maturity or I can sell it straight off for a small profit if I don't intend to keep it. The yield for this retail trench is 3.75% .

Why waste time on Savings Bond or Insurance that pays lesser than 3%.

18 May 2015

CIMB StarSaver is giving up to S$75 credit when you top up your existing StarSaver account

CIMB StarSaver is giving up to S$75 credit when you top up your existing StarSaver account. Do read the Terms & Conditions as the amount will be earmarked till October 2015.

Beyond the existing benefits from a CIMB StarSaver, we are giving our customers up to
 cash credit* when they top-up their existing CIMB StarSaver, CIMB StarSaver (Savings)
or CIMB Junior Saver Account(s) with fresh funds. On top of that receive an additional S$5 cash credit1when you top-up via FAST (Fast and Secure Transfer).
Here is an example of how it works:
Account Balance
on 16 April 2015
Top Up Amount2to Qualify
(Fresh Funds)
Minimum Eligible Account Balance2on 15 June 20153RewardBonus
(top-up via FAST)
e.g. S$5,000S$10,000S$15,000S$15 Cash Credit+S$5 Cash Credit1
S$20,000S$25,000S$30 Cash Credit
S$50,000S$55,000S$75 Cash Credit
To apply, simply:1. Complete the ‘Participation Form For CIMB StarSaver Top-Up Promotion 2015’ by clicking on the
    ‘Register Now’ button below and mail it to us using the Business Reply Envelope (BRE).

2. Top-up your funds via these methods:
    •  Fund Transfer via FAST from other banks (receive S$5 cash credit1)
    •  Cheque/Cashier’s Order
*Terms and conditions apply for the CIMB StarSaver Top-up Promotion 2015. Promotion is from 17 April to 15 June 2015 ("Promotion Period") and is limited to the first 1,000 customers who register via the registration form or at any of our branches.

1The entire top-up amount as indicated in the Participation Form must be done via FAST (Fast and Secure Transfer) transfer to qualify for the additional S$5 cash credit.

The deposit of the minimum top-up amount must be accompanied by an increase in the Customer’s Total Current/Savings Account Balance of an amount of at least S$10,000, S$20,000 or S$50,000 (as the case may be) at the end of the Promotion Period (i.e. 15 June 2015) (as compared against his/her Total Current/ Savings Account Balance as at 16 April 2015). Total Current/Savings Account Balance refers to the total balance of all personal savings or current accounts which the Customer may have with CIMB.

3The minimum top-up amount placed and credited into the eligible account will be earmarked ("Earmarked Funds") within 1 month from the end of the Promotion Period until 15 October 2015 ("Earmarked Period"). Earmarked Funds are not available for withdrawal before the expiry of the Earmarked Period.
Deposits Insurance Scheme 
Singapore dollar deposits of non-bank depositors and monies and deposits denominated in Singapore dollars under the Supplementary Retirement Scheme are insured by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation, for up to S$50,000 in aggregate per depositor per Scheme member by law. Foreign currency deposits, dual currency investments, structured deposits and other investment products are not insured.

17 May 2015

What stocks do I hold ?

A number of readers asked me what stocks do I hold ? Well, I have dividend stocks and some growth stocks.

Here is a breakdown of stocks which I think has potential.

$800 SUPER
Golden Agr*

A couple of days I just got rid of Golden Agriculture at $0.45 just before their announcement. The price dipped because of poor results. I intend to use the proceeds and invest partially into $800 SUPER or any other counters. I am holding onto REX as it is bottoming and once oil recovers, it should rebound.

Super Group is a counter I like although the valuation if a bit on the high. The results were a bit disappointing and the price dropped from $1.50 to $1.265 within 4 days. Nevertheless, I find that this counter do have it's potential, it also gives dividend.

17 April 2015

Mediacorp‘s Ch 5 Unbelievable - I am stunned like vegetable is a Mandarin song 美黛 - "我在你左右“

Just in case you do not know. the original song is a classic. Unbelievable - I so stunned like vegetable (Spouse For House 2 MV) Original Mandarin version "我在你左右“ 美黛 - 我在你左右 Another version sang by 青山

12 April 2015

Singapore dollar Fixed deposit / Time deposit rates promotion for Apr 2015 from various Singapore banks

Latest SGD Fixed Deposit Rates

RHB 12 mths
1.45% min SGD 50,000 (using RHB Now Internet)
31 March to 22 May 2015

HLBank 12 mths
1.4% min SGD 25,000 to SGD 49,999
1.5% min SGD 50,000 to SGD 99,999
1.5% min SGD 100,000 and above
from 10 April 2015

Citibank / Citigold 9 mths
1.3% min SGD 50,000 (Citibank)
1.5% min SGD 50,000 (Citigold)
from 12 Apr to 30 Apr 2015

HSBC Advance / Premier 10 mths
1.45% min SGD 30,000 - 1.5mil (Advance)
1.5% min SGD 30,000 - 1.5mil (Premier)
S$200,000 S$60 Dairy Farm shopping vouchers
S$500,000 S$200 Dairy Farm shopping vouchers
S$1,000,000 S$550 Dairy Farm shopping vouchers

Maybank 12 mths
1.10% SGD 25,000 to SGD 50,000
1.45% SGD 50,000 and above

Maybank 18 mths
1.18% SGD 25,000 to SGD 50,000
1.55% SGD 50,000 and above

Maybank 24 mths

1.28% SGD 25,000 to SGD 50,000
1.60% SGD 50,000 and above

receive a Corningware 6-piece Meal Maker set "Dancing Floral" (worth S$145) when you place a minimum of S$150,000 for 24 months.


30 March 2015

MAS today provided more information on the features of Singapore Savings Bonds

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today provided more information on the features of Singapore Savings Bonds. This followed Senior Minister of State Mrs Josephine Teo’s announcement that the Government and MAS would introduce the Savings Bonds programme to provide individual investors with a long-term savings option that offers safe returns . This will expand the range of simple, low-cost investment options available to individual investors to help them meet their long-term financial goals and retirement needs.
2        Singapore Savings Bonds are backed by the Singapore Government, with features that make them accessible and suitable to individual investors:
i.    Principal guaranteed: Investors will always get their investment amount back in full. In other words, they will not suffer any capital losses.
ii.    Term of ten years: This allows individuals to save for the long term and receive higher long-term interest rates (which comprise what investors call “term-premium”).
iii.    Step-up interest: Investors will earn interest that is linked to long-term Singapore Government Securities (SGS) rates. Unlike SGS that pay the same coupon each year, Savings Bonds will pay coupons that “step-up” or increase over time. As a result, the average interest rate is higher the longer the Savings Bonds are held.
iv.    Monthly issuance: This makes Savings Bonds accessible on a regular basis.
v.    Flexible redemption: Bond-holders can choose to get their money back in any given month, with no penalty. This means that individual investors do not have to decide upfront how long they wish to invest.
vi.    Small minimum investment amount: A minimum of $500, and in subsequent multiples of $500 up to a limit to be announced later. A limit will help to maximise participation and to ensure a broad reach.
vii.    Only individuals can apply for and hold Savings Bonds.
3        A factsheet summarising the features of the Savings Bonds is available in the Annex.
4        MAS expects to launch the Savings Bonds programme in the second half of 2015. MAS will provide information on how to apply for Savings Bonds closer to the launch date.

more information at http://www.mas.gov.sg/news-and-publications/media-releases/2015/singapore-savings-bonds-for-individual-investors.aspx