Category: Fifth Person

Elon’s Tesla compensation package: Too much, too little, or just right?

The question of whether Elon Musk is being paid too little or too much has historically been a vicious debate among investors I know and follow. Bulls argue Elon Musk is a genius, and that his vision and personal contributions to Tesla are what has allowed it to become what it is today. They believe …

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10 things I learned from the 2021 Hartalega AGM

Hartalega is a fast-growing glove company that is listed on Bursa Malaysia. Its factories are equipped with the fastest and most efficient production lines in the world that can manufacture 44 billion gloves per year. The past year was a bumper one for glove manufacturers like Hartalega. It posted record revenue and net profit amid …

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The 5 stages of life and how you should invest at each stage

Our needs and wants change in life. Our tastes in music, television, food and beverages change with age and experience. Similarly, our investment risk tolerance should change according to the different stages of life we’re in. When we’re young, getting back on our feet is relatively easier with time on our side than when we’re …

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8 things I learned from the 2021 SGX AGM

Singapore Exchange (SGX) held its annual general meeting just last Thursday. As one of Singapore’s beloved blue-chip stocks and with a virtual monopoly on Singapore securities and derivatives trading (more exchange licenses in Singapore are unlikely to be granted anytime soon), SGX’s position is enviable. Despite that, concerns have sprung up regarding SGX’s ability to …

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How to invest in Malaysia REITs for passive income – a beginner’s guide

Real estate investment trusts (also commonly known as REITs) are required to pay 90% of their earnings back to unitholders in the form of dividends in order to be exempted from income tax. This means that the yield for REITs is usually higher than other listed companies and makes them an ideal vehicle for passive …

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Top Glove: 4 management concerns that caught my attention over the past year

The world’s largest rubber glove manufacturer, Top Glove, had an extraordinary year. It is one of the few companies that benefited from the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of increased demand for rubber gloves. Its revenue and net profit increased by 50.7% and 380.6% year-on-year respectively in 2020. On a nine-month basis, revenue and net …

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Is the end or a new beginning for Singapore Press Holdings?

The advertising industry used to be a simple one. Want an advertisement? Want some attention? Take out an ad in the Straits Times or relevant language-related paper and you could virtually guarantee some amounts of interest. I even remember scanning the classifieds section as a secondary school kid looking to earn some money during the …

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7 things I learned from the 2021 Mapletree Industrial Trust AGM

Mapletree Industrial Trust (MIT) is an SGX-listed REIT that owns a portfolio of 115 industrial and data centre properties located in Singapore and North America. As of 31 March 2021, MIT has assets under management of S$6.8 billion. COVID-19 caused substantial impact to many Singapore REITs, but industrial REITs were spared the worst and, in …

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How to ride on China’s structural trends with thematic ETFs

Global prospects remain highly uncertain more than one year into the pandemic as economic recoveries diverge across countries and sectors. But admidst global economic uncertainty, investors continue to be on the lookout for investments that exhibit potential for growth. In this article we will look at the structural trends developing in China and how an …

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