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Share Buy-Back By REITs : Does It Make Sense ?

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If you may notice , I think K-Reit is the only REIT that is actively buying back its own share among all REITs listed on SGX.

I fully understand the benefit of “share buy-back “ as it has been carried out by many companies who see the value of their share when the price might be temporary plummeted due to market condition or caused by certain bad news.


What is a Share Repurchase/ Buy-Back( From Investopedia.com)

1st Qtr 2019 : Dividend and Portfolio Update

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Time flies , 1st quarter 2019 just passed in the blink of an eye , I am sure most of us have good return on your investment as STI has achieved +4.9% returns YTD.
My portfolio managed to outperform STI with returns of 9.7% YTD , thanks to most of the REITs and some other counters like Global Investment and Comfort DelGro.

Keep Calm and Collect Photos (Dividends)

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STE  and Mrs like to take photos during our morning/evening walk , of course other than catching Pokemon ..hahaha  :D
Photography allows you to create images of events, times, and places, it also record what happened and allow you to share them with friends and family, either in digital format or more permanently with prints or photo books. By being able to capture a special moment in time, you carry the memory of that event forward with you, allowing you to share it and remember it with those that were there.

HYFLUX Scheme Of Arrangement (SOA) : Yes or No ?

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**Disclaimer : I am vested with $127,000 in Hyflux 6% CPS, my views and opinions expressed here might be biased to some extent , please do your own due diligence when acting or using the info as presented below.


Bitter pill to swallow despite Olivia Lum's sweetener to small investors(18 Feb 2019)
Hyflux reorganisation plan will see heavy losses for small investors(17 Feb 2019)
Hyflux's replies to Sias raise more questions ( 16 Feb 2019) SIAS's Hyflux rap: A wake-up call for corporate Singapore(13 Feb 2019)SIAS queries Hyflux chief Olivia Lum and board on remuneration, operations(11 Feb 2019)
Finally, Hyflux unveiled the so called Scheme of Arrangement under the court protection restructuring plan on 16 Feb which affecting more than 34,000 (mostly retail investors) registered holders.

Saving Too Much For Retirement ?

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Was having casual conversation over the dinner with friends last week and some knew that I am not working since 2015, asking if my investment income will be able to cover my expenses. I told them that I am still able to save $60-80 K a year after deducting all my yearly expenses including holidays and staycations.
“Then you are saving too much for your retirement !” ,one of them said that .. I was stunned like : huh ?? saving too much ?? …Uhhh !

Open Electricity Market (OEM) : I Switch You Switch , Save ! Save! Save!

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Everyone seems happy recently (including STE ) as our pocket willhave some extra money from saving of our electricity bill by switching to some other’s retailers , other than SP Power. STE just signed up with Keppel Electric on their FIXD24 plan at $0.168/kWh vs current tariff of $0.2413/kWh (before GST ) which is around 30% discount from current tariff + $20 NTUC voucher.
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CapitaLand 3.0 – Asia Largest ( Rights or No Rights ?)

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Guess this is the hottest business news headlines since the announcement made last week : CapitaLand buying Temasek unit Ascendas-Singbridge in $11b deal
While everyone seems excited about how it will transform CapitaLand -> CapitaLand 3.0 to be one of the Asia largest real estate group and world No.9 in term of AUM , with 8 listed REITs entity on SGX.
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