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12 things to know about United Plantations before you invest (updated 2020)

Palm oil can be found almost everywhere in our daily lives; it is found in dog food, cereal, shampoo, and biodiesel. The palm fruit can be divided into two parts: palm oil is obtained from the outer flesh of the fruit, while palm kernel oil can be extracted from the kernel. In this article, I […]

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3 ways Starbucks will take advantage of Luckin Coffee’s RMB2.2 billion scandal

Luckin Coffee’s shares took a 75% plunge on 2 April 2020 and it certainly wasn’t a late April Fool’s prank as it was revealed that Luckin’s COO Liu Jian had allegedly faked RMB2.2 billion worth of sales from the second quarter of 2019 to the fourth quarter of 2019. The Chinese company’s aim was to […]

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Is CapitaLand Mall Trust oversold because of COVID-19?

As we continue our month-long hibernation, one can only pause and reflect at how our world and society have been immeasurably impacted. COVID-19 has accelerated the global mega trends taking place prior to this crisis. E-commerce platforms, last mile logistics, and digital modes of work and communication, once seen to be gradually growing in importance, […]

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Here’s how I’d invest $10,000 during this COVID-19 crash

Little did I expect a pandemic to trigger the next financial crisis. The coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, has had a major impact on the global economy. Holding the largest share of global manufacturing output, China’s factory production halt has sent ripple effects throughout the world. Businesses reliant on China’s supply lines such […]

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5 things I noticed during the COVID-19 lockdown in Malaysia

As the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, Malaysia is also not spared from it. The second wave of coronavirus cases in Malaysia crept up quietly amidst the political turmoil. On 16 March 2020, the Malaysian government’s implementation of a nationwide movement control order (MCO) from the 18 to 31 March 2020 caught everyone off […]

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DBS Group is buying back shares in a big way… Should you?

Warren Buffet, in his 2011 letter to shareholders, laid out the two conditions he believes when present should compel management to undertake share buybacks: ‘First, a company must have ample funds to take care of its business, and second, its stock is selling at a material discount’. Given DBS’s position as Singapore’s largest local bank […]

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Singapore Airlines: What does Temasek’s rescue package mean for investors?

On 26 March 2020, SIA announced a S$5.3 billion issuance of new equity and an issuance of up to S$9.7 billion in mandatory convertible bonds (MCB). Temasek, SIA’s largest shareholder with a 55.46% stake in the company, committed to subscribing its pro-rata share of the new money and to underwrite any balance that is not […]

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5 steps to spot high-quality companies during the COVID-19 crash

By now, we’re all keenly aware that we’re in the midst of a health crisis that that has sent the stock market and economy into a tailspin. The COVID-19 pandemic is an event the global community has not faced since the 1918 flu pandemic. But while our nations are on lockdown, we know that in […]

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Is it game over for GameStop?

‘Heads, I win. Tails, I don’t lose much.’ That was the quote by Monish Pabrai, author of The Dhandho Investor that came to my head when I was looking at GameStop. The problem GameStop Corporation is one of the largest gaming retailers with 5,800 stores peppered around the world. The share price of the company […]

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5 things to consider before you invest during this COVID-19 crash

The coronavirus has plunged the stock market over the past weeks. Stock valuations are nearing lows last seen since the Global Financial Crisis. While others panic, the successful investor would seize onto this great opportunity to buy great businesses at a cheap price. First, we recognise that great businesses are resilient and will start reaping […]

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