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"The market is not your mother. It consists of tough men and women who look for ways to take money away from you instead of pouring milk into your mouth." - Dr. Alexander Elder

"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them." - Aristotle

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

15th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014


Read? 14th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014


Shiok again!








When will the Party end?







One realized multi-baggers stock!


With an interim cash dividend of 12.0 cents per share for Kep Corp, Uncle8888 has achieved another significant milestone benchmarking in his investing journey.



Just based on dividends received over 14 years; he has realized one 4 Bagger stock!








Kep Corp: SECOND QUARTER & FIRST HALF 2014 REPORT CARD


1. 2Q 2014 Net Profit up 17% to S$406 million, compared to 2Q 2013's S$347 million.

2. 1H 2014 Net Profit up 6% to S$745 million, compared to 1H 2013's S$704 million.

3. Earnings per Share of 41.0 cents, up 5% from 1H 2013's 39.0 cents.

4. Annualised Return on Equity of 14.3%.

5. 1H 2014 Economic Value Added decreased to S$341 million from S$404 million YoY.

6. Cash outflow of S$785 million.

7. Net gearing of 0.22x.

8. Interim cash dividend of 12.0 cents per share.




Role model leaders: Keppel is Singapore’s most well-governed firm



This year’s high scores declare everyone a winner.

Keppel Corporation climbed up two notches to become Singapore’s most well-governed and transparent company, a point ahead of 2nd placer Singtel.

In a media release, NUS reveals that Keppel fared well in several corporate governance measures used for the GTI. The firm disclosed details on the process of which it appointed its new CEO, including the criteria for CEO succession, in its annual report.

SembCrop Industries clinched 3rd spot with 113 points while Singapore Exchange and SATS Limited followed closely with 112 and 108 points, respectively.

Commissioned by CPA Australia and NUS Business School’s Centre for Governance, the 2014 Governance and Transparency Index (GTI) shows the highest year-on-year increase in Governance and Transparency Index scores, indicating significant corporate governance improvements.

A total of 644 SGX-listed companies were examined for GTI 2014.
Here’s more from NUS:

“The annual trends and detailed GTI rankings over the last six years show that Singapore-listed companies are making positive strides in reinforcing the values of good corporate governance, risk management and transparency, which are at the core of financial infrastructure and foundation. While there is room for improvement among listed companies in the broader market, it is clear that well-governed entities create sustainable value for organisations and are trusted by investors big and small,” said Associate Professor Themin Suwardy, Singapore Divisional President at CPA Australia, which has sponsored the comprehensive study since its inception in 2009.

The GTI 2014 study, released at the CPA Forum organised by CPA Australia, found that the majority of SGX-listed companies have embraced the new Code of Corporate Governance, which came into effect in November 2012. For instance, more companies were found to have disclosed the exact remuneration of both executive and non-executive directors. In addition, more companies now have whistle blowing policies in place and are implementing voting by poll during annual general meetings.

The mean score of the index increased from 38.0 in 2013 to 42.1 this year, marking the highest year-on-year improvement since the index’s inception in 2008. The median score also hit a record of 40, up from 35 last year, indicating the progress in companies’ governance practices.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Lian Beng posts record profit, higher dividends





CONSTRUCTION company Lian Beng on Wednesday posted a record net profit to shareholders of S$87.1 million for its full year ended May 31, 2014, a 19.4 per cent increase from a year ago.

Revenue also surged 49.1 per cent to a S$753.9 million - also a record - driven up by higher turnover from its property development segment, arising from sales at its developments M-Space, The Midtown, Spottiswoode Suites and Lincoln Suites.

Revenue from its construction segment - the largest contributor - also rose from higher revenue recognition from its ongoing and new projects, it said.

Lian Beng did not provide a specific set of results for its fourth quarter only.


DBS : Super Resistance to test the bulls - See green arrows


14th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014


Read? 13th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014


2013 Records Broken!

Power!

 

 























 STI Bull is still running ....





Singapore inflation eases to 1.8% in June

CONSUMER price inflation in Singapore eased more than expected to 1.8 per cent in June from 2.7 per cent in May, mainly on account of a more moderate increase in car prices.

The median forecast of 20 economists polled by Bloomberg before the Department of Statistics released the data on Wednesday was for a 2.4 per cent year-on-year rise in the consumer price index (CPI).

The government has also narrowed its inflation forecast for 2014. 

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said in a joint statement that headline inflation is "expected come in at the lower half" of the 1.5-2.5 per cent forecast range.

Said MAS and MTI: "(Headline) inflation is expected to ease in the second half of 2014 due to lower imputed rentals on owner-occupied accommodation and car prices. For the whole year, car prices are now projected to exert a slight drag on overall inflation, given the larger-than-expected increase in car COE (certificate of entitlement) quotas."



Increasing your FQ - some words for the lost investor who knocks here (2)


More than 5 years!

That blog post in 13 Jan 2009 was Uncle8888's response to the Lost Investor who came knocking at his Gmail Inbox. He or she had lost so much money in 2008 until LOST!


Read? Increasing your FQ - some words for the lost investor who knocks here


Isaac Newton once commented that if he had seen farther than others, it was because he stood on the shoulders of giants.
 

So where are the shoulders of giants? 

They are hidden in the pages of books, and in the minds of other Informed Investors. Seek, and you may find!


Probably his or her FQ has improved and recovered from Apr 2009 onwards since Uncle8888 has not heard from him or her anymore. (Reasonable guess. Right?)

We may have mini or micro giants in our local financial blogs. 

Seek and you may find!






Tuesday, 22 July 2014

DBS


13th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014


Read? 12th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014

Shiok!

Match 13 records set in 2013.

STI Bull hasn't stop running.


 





Ocean Mineral Singapore Clears Next Step for Seabed Exploration


Ocean Mineral Singapore Pte. Ltd. (OMS) has received approval from the International Seabed Authority (ISA) on its application for its first seabed exploration licence.

Over the next few months, OMS will work with ISA to finalise the terms of contract for the award of the licence. The licence will allow exploration for polymetallic nodules at a site within the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone of the Pacific.

OMS is a Singapore-incorporated company majority owned by Keppel Corporation, with UK Seabed Resources Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of London-based Lockheed Martin UK Holdings Ltd, and Singapore-based private investment company Lion City Capital Partners Pte. Ltd., as minority shareholders.

Mr Ong Ye Kung, director of OMS, said, "We are pleased to have taken another step forward in this long term project. It leverages Keppel's experience in the offshore and marine sector, and we are excited by the opportunities that this venture presents."

Under the exploration licence, OMS intends to conduct environmental studies and to survey for deposits of polymetallic nodules within the approved area. Polymetallic nodules contain copper, nickel, cobalt and manganese, as well as rare earth minerals.

Seabed mineral recovery beyond nations' territorial waters is administered by the ISA established under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.


How Do You Invest Safely? Uncle8888's views


Read? How Do You Invest Safely?


Only invest your money in the stock market  that you may NOT need in the next 7 year

Why?

Read? The Joseph Cycle

Understand market cycles?


See what you may see like what Uncle8888 saw?































Stock Price Volatility and Paper losses


One good way to handle stock price volatility and paper losses ..
























Heart pain is not real PAIN. Don't think. No more pain!





Another better way to handle stock price volatility and no hard earned money losses...


 

Pillow Stocks strategy and sleep on them without more nightmares over market cycles. It is House Money Effect and Other People Money (OPM). Okay lah. Not too bad.



Read? Uncle8888's Pillow Strategy



 
















Monday, 21 July 2014

Keppel Infrastructure Trust Unaudited Results For The First Half Ended 30 June 2014


1H FY2014 RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Group revenue for 1H 2014 was $33.2 million. Operation and maintenance income was $25.1 million, 0.3% lower compared to 1H 2013.
  2. Profit after tax for 1H 2014 was $6.8 million, contributing to earnings per unit (EPU) of 1.09 cents for the period.
  3. Cash generated from operations was $26.9 million for 1H 2014, 17.2% higher compared to 1H 2013.
  4. Given the stable cash flows generated, distribution per unit (DPU) for 1H 2014 remained stable at 3.13 cents compared to 1H 2013.
  5. Net asset value per unit as at 30 June 2014 was $0.96 compared to $1.00 as at 31 December 2013, mainly due to the distribution payment of 4.69 cents per unit on 21 February 2014.

12th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014


Read? 11th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014



Another Moment of Happiness again!!!

Cheering the 12th new record set in 2014













Unaudited Results of Keppel REIT for the Second Quarter and Half Year Ended 30 June 2014

Keppel REIT's Distributable Income for 1H 2014 grew 3.0% year-on-year
Achieved distribution yield of 6.1%
  • Property income rose 14.0% year-on-year ("y-o-y") to $94.1 million for 1H 2014 due to improved performance from Ocean Financial Centre and Prudential Tower, as well as additional income from 8 Exhibition Street in Melbourne, which was acquired in August 2013.
  • Net property income increased 18.0% y-o-y to $78.7 million.
  • Distributable income rose to $108.3 million, an increase of 3.0% y-o-y.
  • Distribution per unit ("DPU") of 1.90 cents for 2Q 2014, making it 3.87 cents for 1H 2014.
  • Divestment of 92.8% interest in Prudential Tower for $512 million announced, which is 4.5% above the property's valuation of $490 million and a 46.7% premium over the original purchase price.
  • Completed successfully the early renewal of some key leases to ensure income certainty over a longer term.
  • Achieved overall tenant retention rate of 87% for 1H 2014.

Passive Income??? Why must have more of it!


Read? What Passive Income?

Read? The most important chart in CW8888's blog to remember on Wealth Formula!!!

Passive income is Good; but don't ever forget about Uncle8888's Wealth Formula

Wealth = Asset value + Cash flow

Our cash flow can be in any form.We must have emergency and medical fund available too. And never ever need to liquidate any of our asset during market low. Never ever!!!




Can you see what is Uncle8888's thinking?


Earned income from employment and sometime got f...ked by bosses or customers = ACTIVE



Earning  (not yours yet) from investment; but sometime got screwed by Mr Market; but okay lah. No f..king by bosses or customers = PASSIVE
 


Uncle8888 can count his earned income till Dec 2014. It is already known and can be countable.

Earning from investment is marked to market closing price at last Friday.

See the difference. Predictable vs Unforecastable


































Honestly, you tell me!

You want more of what?

Earned or Earning?

Active or Passive?

Tell me!






Sunday, 20 July 2014

How to Hold a multi-bagger? (3)


Read? How to Hold a multi-bagger? (2)


Check your Selling habit


 1. You sell your best winner first and laughing to the bank with a large profit.



2. You sell your winning but less performing ones first and quite happy with small profits.


3. You sell your losers to recover your investing capital.


You are 1, 2, or 3?



How to Hold a multi-bagger? (2)


Read? How to Hold a multi-bagger?

Read? Multi-Baggers -- To Hold or Not to Hold?

Answer .....




















 
NOT EASY!

NOT PASSIVE!


 
 



 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

How to have enough to retire at 60s?



Three steps ....


Step 1: Manage spending


Step 2: Increase earned income and saving

Step 3: Compound investment return through either growth-dividends or growth-cash flow investing strategies. 

Don't be too focus on income-dividends strategies when we are younger. We may not be that good at re-investing for compounding gains. Sometime, it is better to stay invested with good stocks and let the Management do the job for us.




Book: The 52-Week Low Formula: A Contrarian Strategy that Lowers Risk, Beats the Market, and Overcomes Human Emotion


CW8888: Must have ball to do it. Not so easy.



Friday, 18 July 2014

A Fascinating Reason Why Investors Really Should Invest In Times of Panic


Read? A Fascinating Reason Why Investors Really Should Invest In Times of Panic

To add more punch to the mix, even a bank like DBS Group Holdings (SGX: D05), which had remarkably robust earnings during the financial crisis even as Western banks were crumbling, was selling for only 0.6 times its book value at the Straits Times Index’s lowest point.

Real People, Real Return

In practice by Uncle8888:

See for yourself.

Great investment return?



 


11th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014






















Read? 10th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014

Another Moment of Happiness again!!!

Cheering the 11th new record set in 2014



 







How to Hold a multi-bagger?



Just For Thinking ....


You may face Three Tough!


1. Tough to buy (E.g. Who dare to buy in Mar 2009 when "Gurus" predicting STI could down to 1,2XX)


2. Tough to hold (E.g. More than XXX% gain, taking profit is never wrong. Right? Dividends are also not good enough to ease your heartache?)


3. Tough to Sell (No trailing stop and no Bearish Divergence theory)



Thursday, 17 July 2014

10th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014



Read? 9th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014

Today, another Moment of Happiness again!!!

Cheering the 10th new record set in 2014













Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Sembcorp: Stake In Thermal Powertech Corporation India Increases From 49% To 65% For S$86.7 Million

Sembcorp Industries' shareholding in Thermal Powertech Corporation India has increased from 49% to 65%. The total investment for the incremental 16% stake amounts to approximately Rs 400 crores, approximately S$83.7 million, financed by a mix of internal funds and borrowings. The investment amount was arrived at by taking into account mainly the book value of the project. With this increase in stake, TPCIL now becomes a subsidiary of Sembcorp. The remaining 35% is owned by Gayatri Energy Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gayatri Projects.

Noble, EIG in venture to own and operate energy assets

[TOKYO] Noble Group Ltd, Asia's largest commodity trader by sales, formed an energy venture with private equity firm EIG Global Energy Partners LLC to invest in assets worldwide.

The venture, Harbour Energy Ltd, will own and operate energy extraction and processing assets, with Noble the preferred buyer and re-seller of its products, the venture partners said yesterday. Harbour Energy will be funded solely by Noble and EIG, the companies said.

Noble has been moving away from full control of commodities or energy assets, instead favouring investments in firms that manage such businesses. The Hong Kong-based company's strategy means it can secure raw materials for resale without being committed to the running of a mine or oil field.

"This transaction represents a significant milestone in the continued implementation of Noble's 'asset light' strategy, exploiting our best in class expertise in logistics and supply chain management, while partnering with market leading asset managers and owners," Noble chief executive officer Yusuf Alireza said.

Monday, 14 July 2014

More Cash Rotting in the Bank is bad???


Read? Blending Cash and Equity together

Is more cash rotting in the Bank necessary bad for your portfolio investment return?


In 2007, Uncle8888 thought so.


 
But .... something unexpected happened.


See for yourself.

What do you think?
 




9th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014



Read? 8th New Record set by Uncle8888's Investment Portfolio in 2014


Today, another Moment of Happiness again!!!

Cheering the 9th new record set in 2014



 





Blog Break: 15 to 17 Jul 14





Was there as a kid.


Tomorrow, 40+ years later re-visiting there again as Ah Pek.

How is the water?





Sunday, 13 July 2014

Uncle Chua's School of Long-term Investing???


Read? Investing Made Simple by Uncle8888 (29)



Do you want to learn Uncle Chua's investing strategies?

Study carefully those stocks in his portfolio?

How did he pick his stocks?


What do you think?





Uncle Chua's Portfolio & Dividend Income : Sheet1Profit from a REAL-LIFE success story of a retail investor who picked the right stocks.
Estate of Chua-----DECEASED
Uncle Chua's Portfolio & Dividend Income
SCHEDULE OF DIVIDENDS (01/01/2001 - 31/12/2001)
Date of PaymentName of CompanyWarrant NoNo. of SharesGross DividendTaxNet Dividend

Singapore Dividends




1/6/2001Sing Tel
302002265577.581687.42
1/26/2001SPH
33858169294316.912612.1
1/26/2001SPH
3385827086.46907.0320179.37
1/22/2001Natsteel Ltd
10000081879.1920879.1961000
3/9/2001Times Publishing
5000450110.25339.75
3/16/2001Asia Pacific Breweries
10031211957.722929.649028.08
3/20/2001F&N
9250011028.872702.078326.8
4/12/2001WBL
1530030674.97231.03
4/12/2001Robinson & Co
184291474.32361.211113.11
5/3/2001SPH
338586771.61659.045112.56
5/3/2001Straits Trading
26340790.2193.6596.6
5/22/2001OUB
847205930.41452.954477.45
5/22/2001OUB
847203388.8830.262558.54
5/31/2001DBS
241763868.16947.72920.46
5/31/2001DBS
241763626.4888.472737.93
6/6/2001Keppel Fels
1000030073.5226.5
6/13/2001TIBS
30010.52.577.93
6/13/2001OCBC
210000273006688.520611.5
6/13/2001OCBC
21000021000514515855
6/15/2001UOB
1980304950712129.3437377.66
6/19/2001Keppel Capital
562503375826.882548.12
6/20/2001Keppel Corp
112501462.5358.311104.19
6/20/2001United Engineers
266661066.64261.33805.31
6/29/2001Sembcorp
14756363.990.35273.55
7/6/2001Asia Pacific Breweries
10031211957.722929.649028.08
7/9/2001F&N
9252011028.872702.078326.8
7/10/2001Times Publishing
5000331.1381.13250
7/30/2001SIA
35000700017155285
8/20/2001OUB
8472042361037.823198.18
8/20/2001OUB
847203388.8830.262558.54
8/20/2001DBS
241763384.8829.242555.56
8/24/2001WBL
15300459112.46346.54
8/31/2001UOB
19803029704.57277.622426.9
9/4/2001OCBC
210000105002572.57927.5
9/26/2001Sing Tel
302001661406.951254.05
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