Keppel DC REIT : Wow ! Wow ! Wow

Congrats !! for those invested in Keppel DC REIT as share price shoot up to $2.13 as of closing on last Friday. It's about +21% increased vs price prior asset acquisition and equity fund rising announcement on 16th Sep 2019. I am not so sure if the new acquisition will give a DPU boost by more than 21% , else why there is a sudden change in perception or valuation for such asset class REITs after the announcement.

Keppel DC Reit to raise $473.8m to partially fund data centre acquisitions<>

F.O.M.O ? T.I.N.A ? or The Sky's The Limit ?

By looking at the pace and % of the price increases , I think there is some kind of  "euphoria"  for the stock at this moment. Same as previous case on Capital Commercial Reit , we will still need to stick to fundamental valuation for REITs as the growth and revenue is not like those "tech stocks" that it could be "exponential " to some extent.
May be "This Time Is Different ! " , …

President Trump : Make America ( STI Index ) Great Again !

Not All Index Are Created Equal
I think most of us are using Index as bench-marking against our portfolio’s performance and from time to time, we often hear about buying index as kind of passive investment. Some financial advisors are even proposing “DCA” or dollar cost averaging for Index with “buy and hold” strategy.
“The average annualized total return for the S&P 500 index over the past 90 years is 9.8 %.”
Guess this is the most “eye-catching” phrase that often mentioned in the news which is also the most powerful words to attract investors pouring billions of dollars into Index ETFs under the so called “passive investment” strategy.
But remember that not all Index are created equal, if the index are added with many “toxic stocks”, such index will sure underperform than other world indexes.

七线谱:四大天王( China Big Four Banks)

The "big four"state-owned commercial banks are the Bank of China, the China Construction Bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and the Agricultural Bank of China,all of which are also among the largest banks in the world as of 2018. 
The big four also the world largest in term of total assets base on 2018 S&P Global Market Intelligence report . FYI, DBS rank 71th with total asset of approx. USD$388 Billion.

七线谱 : HSBC and HKG Land

Millions of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong over the past few months as protests against the controversial extradition Billgrew into violent clashes between police and protesters. What began as a targeted protest against a controversial extradition bill in June has transformed into what feels like a battle for the future of Hong Kong. While things still unfold for the event, but it has caused billions of dollars as business been disrupted, billions worth of IPOs been scraped and conference & trade fair have been postponed or cancelled.

Keep Calm and Collect Photos ( Dividends )

Stock Market Volatility Is Normal
Feeling like markets are more volatile than ever? Yes ! Indeed. For many investors the stock market swings over the last few months have been scary and provide fresh reminders of the 2008 meltdown. In some cases, prices on the Dow could move up and down by +/- 500-800 points within a day, depending on how market reacted to “tweets message” from President Trump. :D When markets go on a wild ride, it’s understandable that we feel uneasy and wanted to get out of it when index down by few hundreds points and wanted to buy more when certain stocks hit the target price set in our wish list.

3rd Qtr 2019 : Dividend and Portfolio Update

US stocks went into a free-fall on last Wednesday after the bond market stoked fresh fears of a recession ( due to inverted yield curvefor US 2 years bond vs 10 years bond ). The Dow Jones plunged 800 points -- a sharp departure for a market that had very recently been hitting record highs. Same for STI Index, as world stock markets are so intertwined with each other nowadays, although STI index is not so high in term of valuation , but when US market tumble , we can’t escape and sure have some repercussion and price reaction. Hence, STI also dropped by almost -9% in past two weeks from as high as 3381 to 3115.
But former FED Chair -Janet Yellen says "This Time Is Different !"

Janet Yellen says yield curve inversion may be false recession signal this time<from>

Happy 54th National Day 2019 !!

 Wishing all a Happy 54th National Day 2019 !! 

Article Of The Day :

Investing in a Negative Interest Rate World<>
"First of all, it’s impossible to know exactly what to make of negative interest rates in government bonds around the globe for the simple fact that it’s never happened before. There is no historical precedent for this. Anyone who tells you they know how this will transpire is a maniac. Predicting interest rate moves is notoriously difficult...."
Re-thinking stock market volatility.Dividends are one of the most underappreciated aspects of the stock market. They offer investors a unique income stream if you’re able to get over the mental accounting of separating price from dividends in the total return calculation.

This chart shows the growth of the S&P 500 in terms of price and dividends since 1926. You can see a much smoother ride in dividends. Here’s the breakdown:
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