Gold is a unique metal unlike other commodities: Gold is also a medium of exchange or currency. Prior to the introduction of paper currency, gold coins were circulated as currency. Today, the shiny malleable metal continues to play an important role in the international monetary system and is often considered as a “safe haven” asset.
When investing in the equity market, we often look at financial indicators such as price-to-earnings (P/E), price-to-book (P/B) and dividend yield to identify investment worthy stocks. Apart from such financial indicators, there are also many more criteria to consider before putting your hard-earned money to work. Two of these criteria are ownership and free float.
Boustead Singapore (Boustead) has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with WhiteRock Medical Company (WhiteRock MedCo) to acquire 100 percent of the shareholding of WhiteRock Incorporation (WRI), compris...
Government spending on public amenities projects contributes significantly to the construction industry as the government is after all, the sector’s biggest client. This year, the government will put aside $20 billion for infrastructure, $12.8 billion for education and $10.2 billion for healthcare expenditure. In all, the total spending by the ministries is expected to come in at $80 billion in 2018.
Good education could change a life or even transform an entire country. An excellent example would be Singapore’s economic growth and development since 1965. The country’s success was strongly attributed to the technological literacy of the citizens, which was achieved largely through its educational system. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” and Singapore parents are very well aware of this. Last year, a survey by HSBC showed that Singapore parents spend an average of $96,000 on their children’s education, ranking third globally. The fact that a quality pre-school education helps to build sound foundations coupled with Singapore parents’ strong commitment towards their children’s education, certainly bode well for pre-school operators.
Starting from July 2018, passengers departing from Changi Airport will have to pay higher fees and charges to partly fund the Changi East development, which includes the construction of Terminal 5. How would the new taxes affect SATS and could the decline in share price present an opportunity for investors?
In the early days of the stock market, investors bought into companies that they believed would perform well. Naturally, there would be investors who made a decent return while others made losses. There would a...
From time to time, the economy experiences natural fluctuations of expansion and contraction, also known as an economic cycle. In the stock market, having the skills to accurately forecast the changes in an economic cycle almost guarantees success.
Last month, Shares Investment featured JB Foods as a company operating in an industry that will never become obsolete. Since then, the producer of cocoa ingredient products saw its shares, which were trading at around $0.61, climb as much as 14.8 percent in less than three weeks to a high of $0.70 on 23 February 2018.
Value investing has been gaining in popularity due to the success of famous investors, resulting in the rise of books, seminars, courses and articles relating to this investing strategy. While value stocks refer to stocks that are trading at a lower price than it is actually worth, value traps are stocks that are cheap due to one or more other reasons that cause the share price to be “undervalued”.