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All You Need To Know About Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP)+

The first time I was able to participate in a stock’s dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) was in 2nd half of 2018.  The dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) was offered by a real estate investment trust (REIT) listed in Singapore. Here was how it went:  Stockbroker: ‘Congrats! Mapletree Logistic Trust, a stock that you own is offering a DRIP’.  Ian: ‘Awesome!’  Stockbroker: ‘You may choose to receive your distributions in cash or in units of Mapletree Logistic Trust. Which of the two would you prefer?’  Ian: ‘What is the unit price offered under the DRIP?’  Stockbroker: ‘It is S$ 1.25 per...

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Is myNews Holdings Bhd The Growth Stock You Are Looking For?

myNEWS Holdings Bhd myNews Holdings Bhd (myNEWS) is a fast growing convenience stores operator listed in Malaysia. As of 12 August 2019, myNEWS is valued at RM 995.9 million in market capitalisation. In this article, I’ll bring an account on its developments since listing in 2016, latest financial results and valuation figures. Thus, here are 10 things to know about myNEWS before you invest:  Growth Strategy 1: Outlet ExpansionmyNEWS operates a large network of retail convenience stores through its brand name ‘myNEWS.com’ and as well as WH Smith outlets located at international airports across Malaysia under a joint venture...

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Can I be a Stock Trader and Investor at the Same Time?

Is investing … trading?  Is trading … investing?  As I write, there are many people who got the two mixed up, thinking that they are the same. It has added to the confusion of what investing (or trading) really is in their essences. The results are catastrophic. Without realising that they are different, millions had lost trillions of dollars in the stock market. Before I answer the question above, let me get this straight: ‘Investing is not Trading.’  What is Trading?  Trading is an activity that aims to profit quickly from stock price movements for the short-term. The holding...

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Should We Invest In Bank of China Hong Kong (Holdings) Ltd?

Bank of China Hong Kong (Holdings) Ltd (BOCHK) is a 66.1%-owned subsidiary of Bank of China Ltd which is listed on the Hong Kong Exchange. Presently, Bank of China Hong Kong is a leading commercial banking group in Hong Kong that provides a wide range of financial solutions to retail, commercial, and institutional customers. As of 4 August 2019, it is valued at HK$ 307.7 billion in market capitalisation.  In this article, I’ll cover on its latest financial results and valuation figures. Thus, here are 10 things to know about BOCHK before you invest: Interest Bearing AssetsBOCHK has achieved...

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Should You Use Dollar Cost Averaging When Investing?

I was first introduced to the concept of Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) when I was new to investing. At that time, I thought DCA sounded logical for it denotes the idea where investing should be viewed as a long-term activity to increase one’s wealth and not as a speculative activity to make a quick buck.  Before I move on, let me briefly explain the key concepts of Dollar Cost Averaging:  What is DCA and How it Works?  Dollar Cost Averaging is an investment method which involves the following: You pick an investment, be it a stock, a mutual fund,...

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5 Steps to Build a Dividend Portfolio from Scratch

Hi, I’m Ian.  I invest primarily for dividend income and had built a portfolio filled with stocks that pay growing dividends on a regular basis. As I write, I’m earning 6+% a year in dividend yield and I receive dividends in 8-9 months out of 12 in a year.  I hope the same for you too.  You may ask: ‘Ian, how and where do I start?’  In this article, I’ll share 5 steps to build a stock portfolio that generates dividend income consistently from scratch so that you too can enjoy the same results for your own investments. Believe...

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How to Find Undervalued Stocks by using Price-to-Earning (P/E) Ratio?

Here is a question.  I have two stocks: Stock A and Stock B.  Stock A is trading at $ 1.00 a share. Stock B is trading at $ 10.00 a share. Which of the two stocks is cheaper?  What would your answer be?  If your answer is ‘Stock A’, please read on. I’ll share how most investors, sincere as they are, fail to achieve consistent returns from investing in the stock market today.  Perhaps, you may ask: ‘Can Stock B be possibly cheaper than Stock A?’  The answer is ‘Yes’.  If you are a savvy investor, you may request...

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Is Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust Still a Great Buy After The 27% Rally This Year?

Listed in May 2013, Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust (SGX:RW0U) (MNACT), formerly known as Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust, was established to invest in income-producing real estate in key cities situated across China and Japan. It is worth S$ 4.60 billion in market capitalisation as of 5 July 2019.  In this article, I’ll cover the details of its individual properties, its latest financial results, and valuation figures. Hence, here are 11 things to know about MNACT before you invest.  Individual Properties Festival WalkIt comprises of a four-storey office tower, a seven-storey retail mall and three underground car park levels...

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How to Use Price-To-Book Ratio?

What is Price-to-Book (P/B) Ratio? Supposedly, you invested $ 10 million into a business.  1 year later, you made $ 1 million in profits and have paid yourself $ 0.5 million in dividends.  How much money do you now have inside your business?  The answer is $ 10.5 million. It is the addition of your capital of $ 10 million and retained earnings of $ 0.5 million. That $ 10.5 million is also known as equity or book value of your business after owning it for 1 year.  At that time, you met Mr. Tan, an astute businessman.  Mr....

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The Titans of The Computing World And What You Need To Know About Them

This article is produced in partnership with FSMOne.com, click here to find out more about how to get started with FSMOne.com I am a big believer in computing and the digital age. I also believe in investing in the future that we envisioned. So since I see a future where computing will become an even more important role in our lives, I have been investing in more technology companies that have the potential to bring us to that future. However, I have not started out like this. In fact, I am someone who can be described as a “noob”...

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Cheniere Energy: First-mover advantage in the booming LNG market

This report is first written on FSMOne.com, you can read the original article here. Midstream companies in the North American region are poised to benefit from the shale gas revolution. However, natural gas cannot be transported across oceans and seas in its gaseous state. The only solution to that is to transform them into liquefied natural gas (LNG). With the US expected to be one of the main exporters of LNG, Cheniere Energy (NYSE.LNG), a full-service LNG provider with one of the largest liquefaction platforms in the world, will certainly benefit from this trend.2019 will mark a key inflection point for...

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Why Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd Is One of The Most Important Company For Indonesia

Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd (JCC) is a SGX-listed ASEAN-based conglomerate. It is a part of the Jardine Group where JCC is currently a 75%-subsidiary of Jardine Strategic Holdings Ltd. As of 16 May 2019, its market capitalisation is US$ 13.12 billion, thus, placing JCC as one of the 30 constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI). In this article, I’ll cover on its latest financial results and valuation figures. Thus, here are 10 things to know about JCC before you invest: 3 Core BusinessesJCC derives income from 3 Core Businesses. They include: Core Businesses Underlying Profits(US$ Million) Underlying...

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Here’s how you can profit from the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry

This report is first written on FSMOne.com, you can read the original article here. A good understanding of the semiconductor cycle can help investors make better and more profitable investment decisions. Semiconductor cycles are driven by fluctuating sales growth numbers, which are in turn caused by distortions in supply and demand. While industry down-cycles affect share prices in the short-term, they are never long-lasting. Overtime, share prices typically recover along with sales. Investors who do not want to miss this opportunity can start investing in the semiconductor industry through the recommended Vaneck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSE.SMH). Investing in the semiconductor industry...

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Is IGB REIT The Best REIT In Malaysia?

Listed in 2012, IGB REIT owns and derives income from two retail malls situated at Kuala Lumpur. Collectively, they offer a net lettable area (NLA) of 2.67 million sq. ft. and were valued at RM 4.96 billion as of 31 December 2018. Therefore, it is one of the biggest REITs listed in Malaysia. In this article, I’ll cover on its latest financial results and valuation figures. Here are 10 things to know about IGB REIT before you invest: Breakdown of Portfolio Valuation 2018IGB REIT’s retail malls are MidValley Megamall (MVM) and the Gardens respectively. Both of them are located...

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Why I “Hate” Telcos As An Investment

All views or opinions articulated on the website are expressed in Value Invest Asia and its writers’ personal capacity and do not in any way represent those of the company, their employers and other related entities. All contents on our site are strictly for educational purposes and/or for study or research only. At any point in time, Value Invest Asia and its writers might own some of the stocks discussed within the site. All posts and published materials made do not constitute to being investment advice or recommendations. Do perform your own independent research and checks before making any...

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