Category: Singapore Stocks Investing

THIRTEEN >$500M MARKET CAP STOCKS WITH HIGH DEBT-TO-EQUITY RATIOS

Singapore stocks

Dear readers, the recent episode of Hyflux and Ezion highlighted the need for companies to maintain a low debt level. And if the level of debts has to be high (due to the nature of the company’s business), then it is important for the company to manage the servicing of debts prudently. Highlighted below is thirteen stocks, with high debt-to-equity ratio of more than 100% on the Singapore Stocks Exchange. Read more »

OIL PRICES: WHAT INVESTORS SHOULD KNOW NOW?

Singapore stocks

Dear readers, as the oil prices move higher and higher, I could not help but think of one stock sector: airline stocks. Why? Well, if oil prices go up then it will mean an increase in cost to airlines. Thus, investors vested in airline stocks need to take note on how increasing oil prices mean to airlines stocks.
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HYFLUX STOCK: LESSON FOR INVESTORS

HYFLUX STOCK

Dear readers, as you would have known by now, Hyflux stock has been suspended for reasons which I would not repeat here as these are well-publicized in the news. To be frank, I am not too surprised at the development of Hyflux since I have already noticed that this company has quite a lot of debt: $1.56 billion for the latest figure. Hyflux, in my opinion seems to be a highly-leveraged company, taking on quite some high debts to fund its ambitious growth. In light of the high debt, I have not invested in Hyflux before. Read more »

TOM K ANSWERS TWO QUESTIONS ON STOCKS

Singapore stocks

Dear readers, there were two comments by readers on SSI’s Facebook Page which I thought I will reply via a post here as this could benefit more readers. First, in response to an earlier post, a reader suggested that one could buy a diversified Reit like Lions Phillip Reit to even diversify further the risks afforded by a single Reit. While this thinking is laudable, I will think that this will also make returns smaller as compared to a focused approach on one Reit. Also, if the risks are such that they affect Reits as a whole like rising interest rates, then similarly the brunt on a diversified Reit will be effected. Read more »

ONE WAY TO PROFIT FROM RISING OIL PRICES WHILE THE RALLY IS ON!

Singapore stocks

Dear readers, if you have noticed, oil prices have rebounded and is trending up. But if you take a look at whether this positive development has cascaded to oil-related and energy stocks to head up price-wise; the result would be a mixed picture. Not all energy stocks related to oil have benefited from the oil rally; only some did. The reason is simple: many of these oil stocks were highly leveraged and had or have high debts even till now. Hence even if the oil industry outlook bodes well, the fundamentals of some of these oil stocks would serve as deterrent for investors.Read more »