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Top 5 Malaysian stocks that have paid a growing dividend every year in the past 10 years

We all love dividends. I particularly enjoy how dividends are deposited into my bank account every quarter, six months, or year. Once I’ve done my research and pulled the trigger to add the right dividend stocks to my portfolio, I receive steady streams of income from my investments regularly. As a company grows, it will …

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Top 3 Hong Kong REITs that made you money if you invested from their IPOs (updated 2021)

The Hong Kong economy has been hard hit by political unrest and the ongoing trade war between China and U.S. since 2019. The two incidents pushed its economy into a technical recession in 2020. Then came COVID-19. Hong Kong businesses, especially in the retail sector, suffered another big blow as tourists dried up overnight. The …

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8 things every investor should know about Asia-Pacific REITs in 2021

The main attraction of Asia-Pacific (APAC) REITs as an asset class is the stable, sustainable payout of dividends to investors and its possibility for price appreciation. This assumption was challenged in early 2020 as the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic roiled real estate markets across the globe, leading many to question the asset class’s …

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Top 5 Malaysia REITs that made you money if you invested from their IPOs (updated 2021)

Last week, I updated an article about the top 10 Singapore REITs that would have made you money if you invested from their IPOs. Out of the 19 S-REITs that have been listed for at least 10 years, 16 of them gave a positive overall return for investors. As the pandemic has fundamentally changed the …

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10 things I learned from the 2021 Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust AGM

Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust (FLCT) is a Singapore-listed real estate investment trust that owns a portfolio of 100 industrial and commercial properties across five countries – Australia, Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. As of 30 September 2020, its portfolio is valued at S$6.2 billion. Here are 10 things I learned from …

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Top 10 Singapore REITs that made you money if you invested from their IPOs (updated 2021)

The year 2020 was full of surprises. COVID-19 was one of them. It is depressing to describe the ordeal that many of us went through over the past year but the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live. Most of us are still working from home by default which makes office assets look redundant. …

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10 things I learned from the 2021 Frasers Centrepoint Trust AGM

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) is a SGX-listed real estate investment trust that owns retail malls located in the suburban regions of Singapore. FCT’s portfolio of properties comprises 11 retail malls and an office building with worth approximately a total of S$6.7 billion. The retail malls are Causeway Point, Northpoint City North Wing (including Yishun 10 …

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7 things I learned from the 2020 Padini AGM

Padini Holdings Berhad is a homegrown fashion company listed on Bursa Malaysia. The company is largely present in Malaysia and owns a number of well-known household brands such as Padini Concept Stores, Brands Outlet, and Vincci. It aims to deliver affordable fashion to its customers. The company was not spared from the economic fallout due …

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Why you shouldn’t use the P/E ratio to value every stock

‘To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.’ – Mark Twain We cannot use a single valuation method (the hammer) to determine the worth of every stock (the nail). Companies in different industries have their own unique set of characteristics. Using the same ruler to measure the performances of all companies out …

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7 things to know about Mapletree Logistics Trust’s $1.1 billion acquisition in China, Malaysia, and Vietnam

Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT) is a REIT that owns a diversified portfolio of logistic properties located in Singapore and across the Asia-Pacific. As of 30 September 2020, the value of MLT’s assets under management (AUM) was S$9.0 billion. In October, MLT announced its intention to acquire the remaining 50% stakes in 15 logistics properties in …

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