Crowdfunding Singapore is becoming popular these days.
You might have heard the term somewhere but aren’t quite sure what it is.
While the term ‘crowdfunding’ was commonly used with raising money for worthy charitable causes, it can also refer to a platform for retail investors to fund and invest in non-listed companies.
This guide aims to explain what Singapore crowdfunding is about, how it works and what are the available crowdfunding platforms available for Singaporean investors:
What is Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is all about raising money from the public outside of the standard stock exchange. The concept of crowdfunding can trace its …read more
By Alvin Chow
The mighty has fallen.
Will SPH fall out of the Straits Times Index? I’d say it’s possible.
Is it really possible for SPH to fall off the STI?
SPH is currently ranked number 20 in the 30-member STI.
As the index is weighted by traded market-cap, a declining share price would reduce the market cap further. Dropping out of the Index is a possibility and with its recent fluctuations, that seems more likely now than ever before.
Currently at 30th place is Starhub. It has $4.5 billion market capitalisation.
After the recent price decline, SPH’s market cap is about $4.3 billion. It would be interesting to see what happens in the next STI review in end Sep 2017.
|Rank||Company Name||Index Weight (%)|
|20||Singapore Press Holdings Limited||1.46|
|21||Comfortdelgro Corporation Limited||1.41|
|22||Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited||1.35|
|23||UOL Group Limited||1.33|
|24||CapitaLand Commercial Trust||1.18|
|25||Hutchison Port Holdings Trust||1.07|
|27||Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd.||1.02|
|28||Sembcorp Industries Ltd.||0.94|
|29||Golden Agri-Resources Ltd||0.85|
Table 1: Last 10 Companies in STI. Will SPH be relegated?
Why Investors Should Stop Focusing On Blue Chip Stocks
Since 10 years ago, STI has replaced 8 out of the 30 components.
Have you ever wondered:
“What is ‘CDP’ for and why do I need it?”
“How do I sign up for a CDP account?”
“Why do the figures in my brokerage statement not match with my CDP statement?”
Then you have landed on the right article. Here, we will cover what CDP is, why you need it and why you don’t have to be panic when your CDP statement does not seem to match with your brokerage account statement.
What Is A CDP Account?
Before you can experience how it feels like to buy and own your first shares, you …read more
You’ve probably thought that to yourself when you saw the fixed deposit rates.
“Still better than that measly 0.1% that the savings account gives.”
Well good news…the government decided to one up the banks and came up with their version of the ‘fixed deposit accounts’ for individuals.
They are called the ‘Singapore Savings Bonds’. And this guide will give you everything you need to know to start getting higher interest, just by knowing where you can park your money.
At the end of this guide, we hope you will have the confidence and ability to ditch the fixed deposit for better returns.
Here’s a quick glance of what you’ll discover:
Let’s face it.
Successful investing is no easy task, it’s an accumulation of several different knowledge & skills: you need to master business analysis, market sentiment, economics, fundamental analysis, and well the language of business – accounting.
Bottom line? If you want to pick winning stocks consistently, you got to spend 10,000 hours + lucks + expensive experiences
Today, you are going to learn how a revolutionary investing strategy can reduce your investment risks, and make you market-beating returns without the above.
Here’s how: The Complete Guide To Factor-Based Investing.
We spent more than 45 hours putting this 10,500+ words guide together. And over here you’ll learn:
Chapter #2. VALUE AND SIZE FACTORS
*The Father of Value Investing and His Descendants
*Not Warren Buffett’s Brand of Investing
*Value Investing Proven By Research
Chapter #3. The CNAV Strategy
*Step. 1 Determining the Conservative Net Asset Value
*Step. 2 Calculating The POF Score
*How to avoid value traps?
*Challenges Of Implementing Value and Size Factors
Chapter #4. MOMENTUM FACTOR
*The Father of Trend Following and His Descendants
*Momentum Proven By Research
Chapter #5. The MODO Strategy
*Frog-in-pan Stocks Perform Better
*How To Handle Momentum Crashes
*Challenges of Implementing the Momentum Factor
By Alvin Chow
Our good friend Xeo, the brain behind Wongamania, has launched a new financial board game Debtzilla! We had the privilege to play it before it was available for sale and here is some of our views about the game.
What is Debtzilla?
In the land of Banana Republic, an incompetent and corrupted government has caused a wave of crime and lawlessness in the Republic. A few brave souls showed up and decided to take on the mantle of Heroes – to combat the Villains who are scamming the hard-earned savings of ordinary Citizens. However, beneath every Hero lies a hard working citizen, who needs to work, save and borrow money in order to finance his crime fighting career. Yet, little did they know that their credit card bills are feeding the ultimate monster of mass destruction: Debtzilla.
(Learn more about Debtzilla on Kickstarter)
Unlike the competitive nature of most board games, Debtzilla requires cooperation among the players in order to win the game. Each player chooses a character in the game and their powers vary. We find the character choices rather interesting and we will share more about them later.
Debtzilla: The Gameplay
Like a superhero in Marvel or DC Comics, each …read more
By email@example.com (Singapore Man of Leisure)
1. Born rich. Duh! This one most “passive” of all! We don’t even have to lift a finger!
Buy Low, Sell High, and then Repeat.
That’s the success formula that many investing pros have shared.
But, how do non-financially trained, small investors like us actually execute that?!
We’ve compiled the fundamentals that you will need to know, along with the strategies and practical formulas used by investing greats in this Extensive Value Investing Guide.
The aim of the guide? To help you hack the value investing journey.
This guide aims to bring you from a total investing newbie to a functional investor:
Value Investing: The Extensive Guide to Value Investing in Today’s Market [2017 Edition]
We’ve compiled the fundamentals of practical value investing into a single guide, you should read it here: The Extensive Guide to Value Investing in today’s markets[2017 edition].
In it, you’ll discover:
- What is Value Investing? – and how it enables small investors like you and I to grow our wealth.
- Why You Should Not Be Trying To Invest Like Warren Buffett – why this #1 myth is harming small investors, and …read more