SI Research: A Time To Be Cautious

Following the United States extending its deadline to raise tariffs on Chinese products and increased optimism that the two biggest economies are well on track to reach an agreement, outlook in the markets has clearly turned for the better. Because of this, China’s Shanghai Composite Index jumped 5.6 percent within a single trading day on 25 February 2019. Along with the rise of the Chinese markets, the local bourse also saw its benchmark Straits Times Index registering a year-to-date return of 3.9 percent.

Regional Stocks Snap Losing Streak

Despite persistent unfavorable news from around the world, major equities benchmarks ended their downward slides and moved slightly higher. Nonfarm payrolls report from the US revealed that only 20,000 jobs wer...

SI Research: Hanwell Holdings – A Deeply Undervalued Stock

While on the lookout for undervalued stocks, Hanwell Holdings (Hanwell) is one such company that caught our eyes. The group is primarily involved in two main business segments – Consumer Essentials and Strategic Investments. Hanwell’s Consumer Essentials segment specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of a wide range of fast moving consumer products with popular proprietary brands including Royal Umbrella rice, Beautex tissue products as well as Fortune Food soya bean-based products. Meanwhile, the group’s strategic investment segment’s key investment is in Tat Seng Packaging Group, one of the leading manufacturers of corrugated paper packaging products with operations in Singapore and China.

SI Research: Neo Group – A Likely Boost From Lunar New Year Sales?

As we gather with our friends and relatives during this Chinese New Year festive period, food catering tends to be the more convenient option to satisfy our appetite for a large group of people. At the corporate side, companies especially those that are more immersed in the Chinese culture, would also arrange to treat its employees to a feast to mark the beginning of a new year. This was often accompany by a “lo hei” ceremony, also tossing of Cantonese-style raw fish salad, in the belief of bringing in prosperity and good luck for the new year.

A Good Start After Lunar New Year Break

US stocks moved higher on persisting optimism around the trade talk, after President Trump said that he would allow for flexibility to delay the trade-deal deadline if both sides are making sufficient progress....
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SI Research: 3 Yield-Stocks See Surge In Buying Interests

The minutes of the Federal Reserve’s December 2018 meeting released on 9 January revealed that the US central bank is adopting a more dovish stance towards the pace of further rate hikes, in light of the easing inflation readings and growing uncertainty over the global economic outlook. Against this backdrop, we noticed a rekindled interest among investors to accumulate high-yielding stocks, in the hope of receiving periodic payouts which could at least buffer their returns should there be a large drop in asset prices. This was evidenced by FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts Index already rising 4.5 percent within a short span of merely three weeks since the beginning of this year.