Category: STE Stocks Investing

A Tale of Diversification ( Part 1 )

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As you may
notice from my portfolio (here
) which is very much skewed toward high yield counters like REITs and Business
Trust. I would recognize and think that this is not good 
in the long run as asset concentration in just one or two sectors in my portfolio , as
such , I try to diversify and accumulate some non-REIT or Business Trust
counters

Do You Look At Management Fee in Selecting Which REIT to Invest ?

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We do
understand that most of the time, yield is the main consideration for investors
to investing in REIT and of course other than P/NAV , gearing , interest coverage
ratio, asset quality , occupancy rate etc.

Other than
normal property expenses such as interest & finance cost and operating
expenses , management fee is also the major cost for any REIT’s

What I Learned From These Two Blog Posts

You might
have noticed that the frequency of me updating my blog post has reduced recently. 

Yah .. I have been busy catching “Pokemon” and running around many parks which I
never or have no time to explore before during full time working …

Special Situation (Event) Investing

What is a ‘Special Situation’ Investing ?

You may or
may not heard about this before but below shall give you some clue or clearer definition
:

Time to explain : From Wikipedia :

Special situation in
finance is an event turning business …

AGM ( Annual General Meeting ): "Food" For Thought!!

While
looking at the piling up of “Annual Reports “ be it in the form of CD-R or book" ,
we know that company’s AGM is just around the corner. As stocks investors ,
you will have same experience as these annual report keep coming in to your
mail box during this time.

Company are
required by law to hold a general meeting of its shareholders each year (the
Annual General Meeting – "

Personal Finance is Really Personal (CPF / Insurance/ Housing /Saving /Investing etc)

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Personal finance is an interesting subject which is
really “ Personal “ as there are
many factors affecting a person or family’s finances – how much to keep as
saving vs investing , to buy term or life insurance , to take up HDB loan or
from private banks , to buy HBD or Condominium and of course the hottest topic
of CPF ( to transfer our OA to SA or

How to Prepare for Rising Interest Rate

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So, it is final
that FED increased interest rate by 25 basis points on last Wednesday and you
could easily find news and comments on the impact of stocks and economy with
this rate hike.  But at least the rate hike
is seen as vote of confidence in US economy which has witness increasing
inflation and job growth and of course market react positively on