In the recent 1Q16, the three local banks reported a mixed bag of results. Among the three banks, DBS was the only bank that exceeded consensus expectations on net profits. UOB’s results met expectations, while OCBC’s came in below consensus expectations.
In the first part of the series, we have introduced two stocks that stand to gain value from catalytic events. In part two, we feature two more stocks for your perusal.
A stock catalyst is a revelation or event that causes the price of stocks to move. Such events break the stock price momentum and allow investors to unlock value that the market has previously failed to realize.
Over the past two months, the plantation sector has been outperforming the market average (i.e. Singapore’s STI and Malaysia’s KLCI). According to UOB Kay Hian (UOBKH), the plantation sector has been gaining investor confidence after its strong year-to-date performance against the STI as well as the increasing trajectory of crude palm oil (CPO) prices.
Dollar cost averaging has been around for a long time and has this is a commonly adopted practice among both retail and professional investors. However, are there other strategies apart from dollar cost averaging that we should know...
2016 could be a record year for tourist arrivals. With 12 percent year-on-year growth in tourist arrivals in Jan-Feb 2016, Credit Suisse expects tourist arrivals in Singapore to surprise positively relative to Singapore Tourism Board's (STB) expectations.
In the previous article, we talked about choosing the right endowment product for retirement. While endowment products can help to encourage saving by enforcing “compulsory” savings, there are some downsides to endowment products too. After all, these are products designed by insurance companies to help themselves make profits as well. Here are two downsides of endowments:
In part 3 of the series, we will highlight another set of value, growth and yield stocks that investors should keep in their portfolio to create a healthy portfolio mix to outperform the market index. (see part 2 and part 1 here)
In part 2 of the series, we are highlighting a triplet of value, growth and yield stocks that will allow investors to create a healthy portfolio mix to outperform the market index.
According to a recent poll conducted by Aviva, more than half of Singaporeans are worried they will not have enough money to maintain an adequate standard of living when they retire.