Author: Marksman Investment Corner

How your career is like investing in the stock market

(Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/review-a-culture-of-growth-joel-mokyr-princeton-university-press) Your career actually shares so much similarities to investing in the stock market. It is after all, also an investment – one where you trade in your time, existing experience and skillset (capital) for your salary, networking and further growth and development of your experience and skills. You go to school to develop your education (reading up on investing in the stock market from the basics) and mentality (what is your target for investing into the market). The next step then entails internships and/or interviews. Your internships are akin to your initial foray into the stock market....

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Alliance Mineral share price getting wacked – Day low of 0.177

The last few days has been harsh on the share prices of Alliance Minerals Asset Limited (SGX: 40F / ASX: A40) – dropping to a day-low of 0.177 on SGX. I am now in the red. -_- (Folks, this is one of the reasons why diversification is needed. Having mentioned that, it was a risk I was ready to accept.) This could be attributed to the following:Sentiment in Lithium Sector Uncertainty after revision of offtake Outcome for ineligible holders Unclear ongoing shipment from Esperance Most investors will have at least be caught by such events in one or more...

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2018 – The Year In Review

So 2018 is finally coming to an end, and it has been a pretty trying and eventful year filled with ups and downs for Mr. Market as well as myself. Personal Getting (legally) married – Have not done my customary marriage yet Attending a couple of workshops to learn more on trading/investing  Drew down on half of my portfolio Bought my own home, moved in and then renting common rooms out for income Recently my wife had been hospitalised on Christmas Eve, and then discharged on Boxing Day. Thank goodness for having a hospitalisation plan and OCBC Cashflo card....

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Cromwell European REIT – Got all the rights unit I applied for!

So I managed to get all the excess rights unit I applied for on Cromwell European REIT! As a shareholder having a measly position of only 1000 units from the IPO, I was entitled to 380 rights unit. I applied for 1620 excess rights units and got them all. This brings my total holdings to a grand total of 3000 units – still small but significantly larger position. I estimate this bringing up indicative dividends up by about… 2.3x – 2.5x while they are distributing 100% of distributable income up till end of FY19 (as per their policy shared...

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Cromwell European REIT – Got all the rights unit I applied for!

So I managed to get all the excess rights unit I applied for on Cromwell European REIT! As a shareholder having a measly position of only 1000 units from the IPO, I was entitled to 380 rights unit. I applied for 1620 excess rights units and got them all. This brings my total holdings to a grand total of 3000 units – still small but significantly larger position. I estimate this bringing up indicative dividends up by about… 2.3x – 2.5x while they are distributing 100% of distributable income up till end of FY19 (as per their policy shared...

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Are Business Trusts bad?

Shockwaves are still reverberating from Asian Pay TV Trust’s crash down after announcing the large cut in their dividends. A lot of investors out there have steered clear of it and never bought into it in the first place; some others have bought in by acceptance of risk-for-reward either before or after the crash. I bought it in a past, and sold sometime soon after getting 1 quarter worth of dividends (net gain of $150 – I lost pocket change in capital loss). I recalled how it was in essence Macaquire passing on debt by marketing the IPO of...

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Are Business Trusts bad?

Shockwaves are still reverberating from Asian Pay TV Trust’s crash down after announcing the large cut in their dividends. A lot of investors out there have steered clear of it and never bought into it in the first place; some others have bought in by acceptance of risk-for-reward either before or after the crash. I bought it in a past, and sold sometime soon after getting 1 quarter worth of dividends (net gain of $150 – I lost pocket change in capital loss). I recalled how it was in essence Macaquire passing on debt by marketing the IPO of...

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Cromwell European REIT – 38-for-100 Rights Issue (Part 2)

This article is a follow-up to my previous short write-up about Cromwell European REIT here. Cromwell European REIT’s proposed rights issues has been approved by ways of the EGM on 15 November 2018 (link to announcement here). (I’m kind of late to the game for this write-up). Summary38-for-100 rights issue at 0.373 EUR per unit.Acquisition is Yield-accreditive (expecting about +20% to distributable income), but not DPU-accreditive (expecting about -12% DPU). Here is the indicative time-table for the rights issue: Last day of “cum-rights” trading for the Rights Issue 20 November 2018 First day of “ex-rights” trading for the Rights...

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Cromwell European REIT – 38-for-100 Rights Issue (Part 2)

This article is a follow-up to my previous short write-up about Cromwell European REIT here. Cromwell European REIT’s proposed rights issues has been approved by ways of the EGM on 15 November 2018 (link to announcement here). (I’m kind of late to the game for this write-up). Summary 38-for-100 rights issue at 0.373 EUR per unit. Acquisition is Yield-accreditive (expecting about +20% to distributable income), but not DPU-accreditive (expecting about -12% DPU). Here is the indicative time-table for the rights issue:...

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What to take note of when investing in REITs – Part 2

This is a continuation of sharing what to look out for when investing in REIT from my previous article which you can access here. Readers of my blog will know that I am generally fond of REITs for their distribution payouts and preference for an income investing strategy, making them a popular component (and in some cases, predominantly so) of one’s portfolio. Previously I have discussed about the Property Sector, Gearing and Financing. In this article, I will talk about Weight Average Lease Expiry and Management. Weighted Average Lease Expiry (WALE)One of the key risk REITs face is vacancy...

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What to take note of when investing in REITs – Part 2

This is a continuation of sharing what to look out for when investing in REIT from my previous article which you can access here. Readers of my blog will know that I am generally fond of REITs for their distribution payouts and preference for an income investing strategy, making them a popular component (and in some cases, predominantly so) of one’s portfolio. Previously I have discussed about the Property Sector, Gearing and Financing. In this article, I will talk about Weight Average Lease Expiry and Management. Weighted Average Lease Expiry (WALE)One of the key risk REITs face is vacancy...

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What to take note of when investing in REITs – Part 1

This is part 1 of a series that shares about what to look out for when investing in REITs. Readers of my blog will know that I am generally fond of REITs for their distribution payouts and preference for an income investing strategy, making them a popular component (and in some cases, predominantly so) of one’s portfolio. Here are some areas to look into when studying REITs to invest in. Property Portfolio / SectorREITs holds properties that could be industrial, logistic, hospitality, commercial and/or retail in nature. Some of the sector could be defensive in nature (Retail). Some of...

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HDB Chronicles – Short Sharing Session – Financing and Expenditure for the Renovation, Furniture and Furnishings

This article is part of a series that shares my journey to becoming a homeowner for the first time and will be among the final posting of the series. If you regularly follow up on HDB renovation articles on Facebook and other websites, you wmay come across the costing as well. It is known that the overall cost of just renovations and furnishings less furniture and appliances could easily hit SGD 50,000 or more (even more if you are going to hack walls and do more exotic work!). Readers of my blog may know through my posts that I...

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Cromwell European REIT – Recent Price performance and 38-for-100 Rights Issue

IntroductionCromwell European REIT (SGX: CNNU) is a SGX-listed REIT that holds a portfolio of largely Office Properties based in Europe. It had successfully IPO-ed on its second attempt to list towards end of after adjusting the portfolio and the offering. Its sponsor is Australia-listed Cromwell Property Group. It trades in EUR dollars (for people investing with CPF-OA, you can’t buy with CPF unless it’s priced in SGD). The trust issues distribution semi-annually and intends to issue 100% of distributable income till FY2019. DistributionIts maiden distribution for period of 30 November 2017 to 30 June 2018 (7 months instead of...

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How to rent your HDB Flat Bedrooms out

In a place where cost of living is going up especially when you have your own place and start your own family, it is always a good thing to gain increase in income to cope, and to make any future plans (retirement, family planning etc). Renting out your HDB Bedroom is one way to gain passive income. Steps to rent out your HDB Bedroom 1) Put up your ad or look for tenants who is looking for a place. You will want to advertise the good things your place has got to offer, and of course your asking rates....

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