These are a list of finance related websites that I follow regularly.

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  • Buying a freehold property in Singapore is still...
    by AK71 on May 25, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Reader: Hi AK,         Hello! I only found out about your blog in Jan this year and have benefitted a lot from your analysis and sharing.          I have been reading your recent posts about upgrading to private […]

  • When the lease on my HDB flat ends.
    by AK71 on May 23, 2017 at 2:39 am

    From Facebook: What happens to our CPF money used to buy a HDB flat when the lease ends? Reader: can I assume that whatever has been used to pay for the flat will be forfeited and we still need to pay back the accrued interest? I have friends who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my […]

  • When will I have as much passive income as you?
    by AK71 on May 21, 2017 at 2:27 am

    What makes up a 'wealthy' face? LOL. As my blog's readership grows, a question that gets asked more and more often is: "When will I have as much passive income as you?" Of course, one of the things I would say is that we have different... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for […]

  • Centurion Corporation Limited and pricing power.
    by AK71 on May 20, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Businesses can either be price setters or price takers. In a fiercely competitive environment where there is perfect competition, businesses are mostly price takers. Customer: "How much is this?" Shop: "$20.00" Customer: "Aiyoh, internet... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my […]

  • Prudent retirement funding strategy for elderly...
    by AK71 on May 19, 2017 at 12:47 am

    Reader: Hi AK, apologies for the multiple questions from me. 🙂 I am looking to help my parents with their retirement planning and hope you could shed some light. For convenience of calculation and discussion, assuming the following hypothetical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit […]

  • Nano apartments less than 200 sq ft in area for...
    by AK71 on May 15, 2017 at 4:25 am

    180 sq ft micro apartments sold like hot cakes. Do you know that a car park lot in Singapore must be at least 124 sq ft in area? That is the rule by LTA. Do you know how big is the smallest flat in Hong Kong? According to an article in The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website […]

  • Can a 34 year old retire with a $300K portfolio?
    by AK71 on May 14, 2017 at 3:17 am

    (AK is an IT dinosaur.) I am too lazy to visit forums or chat groups. I am also too lazy to visit other blogs. So, when I do leave a comment in other blogs from time to time, it is an "OMG, give me a set of lucky 4D" moment. Listening to a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website […]

  • Borrow $100,000 to buy a car in Singapore?
    by AK71 on May 13, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Hi AK,  When I get back to Sg next year, i'm planning on getting a car (depreciating asset boohoo!) Now, on my previous car purchase, I felt i made a mistake of buying too early and had to take a full car loan. It ate up a lot of my monthly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my […]

  • Free money from the government is good.
    by AK71 on May 11, 2017 at 4:16 am

    Reader: I don't know if this is the correct avenue to ask you a question. I'm hoping that you can give your insights if you're faced with this situation. I bought a HDB flat and took a bank loan plus used a bit of my OA to pay for it. I have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my […]

  • The best insurance in life revisited.
    by AK71 on May 10, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Reader: I like your view on how to see term insurance as paying a sum of money for the protection from the accidents in life. Also how passive income is an alternative to paying for disability insurance.  I like to seek your views, since it take... [[ This is a content summary only. […]

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  • Are times really that bad these days?
    by King Yoland on May 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    recently i spoke to the man on the street, he said "gang kor", hang jeng si bei pai". In english, it means difficult and times are damn bad.I ask him how come. He said everything going up. utility bills up, a cup of kopi at kopitiam also going up and seems like won't come down. his pay appears to […]

  • portfolio update - april 2017
    by King Yoland on May 2, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Dividend by month1) singtel2) fcot sgx capitacom lian beng starhillg fct sphreit cmt3) spost  taisin4) roxy5) fcot steng sgx  uob sph starhillg fct sphreit cmt cdg hcg6) tcil ocbc lkh7) singpost8) fcot singtel  plife  ocbc  capitacom starhillg sci steng fct […]

  • Is ksh overvalued at 70c?
    by King Yoland on April 6, 2017 at 3:09 am

    out of own interest, i did additional research on ksh. normally, after the initial homework is done, i stay invested for long term.looks like lots of buying is pushing ksh. its has gone beyond its nav of 67-68c.however that was the nav of the last quarter, before the chinese new economic zone […]

  • ksh lian beng incredible single day gain
    by King Yoland on April 4, 2017 at 7:08 am

    incredible run up by ksh & lian beng, gaining 16% and 12% in a single day, respectively at the time of writing.looks good and yes, it does feel good to have 2 counters in my portfolio gaining so much.however i remain vested.lian beng- still remains deeply undervalued, book value is slightly […]

  • portfolio update - march 2017
    by King Yoland on March 30, 2017 at 1:25 am

    Dividend by month1) singtel2) fcot sgx capitacom lian beng starhillg fct sphreit cmt3) spost  taisin4) roxy5) fcot steng sgx  uob sph starhillg fct sphreit cmt cdg hcg6) tcil ocbc lkh7) singpost8) fcot singtel  plife  ocbc  capitacom starhillg sci steng fct […]

  • February 2017 update
    by King Yoland on February 27, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Dividend by month1) singtel2) fcot sgx capitacom lian beng starhillg fct sphreit cmt3) spost  taisin4) roxy5) fcot steng sgx  uob sph starhillg fct sphreit cmt cdg6) tcil ocbc lkh7) singpost8) fcot singtel  plife  ocbc  capitacom starhillg sci steng fct singpost […]

  • SPH...the pain continues...effects on my portfolio
    by King Yoland on January 25, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Digital disruption continues at SPH and the pain continues.This counter has been on a downtrend, gone below 3.50 today.It used to be in the core holdings of a lot of people in singapore, especially the older folks. But looks like times are changing fast and people are going digital faster than we […]

  • Losing money yet again trying to time the market?...
    by King Yoland on January 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Losing money again trying to time the market?Buying too high, selling even higher?Or buying at a low price, market drops further...fear gets the better of you and you sell at a loss?? Darn!Worse, buying and selling stocks which one does not intend to pay fully....anyway, lets face it, who knows […]

  • portfolio update december 2016
    by King Yoland on December 29, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Dividend by month1) singtel2) fcot sgx capitacom lian beng starhillg fct sphreit3) spost lum chang taisin4) roxy5) fcot steng sgx  uob sph starhillg fct sphreit6) tcil ocbc lkh7) singpost8) fcot singtel metro plife  ocbc  capitacom starhillg sci steng fct singpost sphreit9) […]

  • portfolio update nov 2016
    by King Yoland on December 1, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Dividend by month1) singtel2) fcot sgx capitacom lian beng starhillg fct3) spost lum chang taisin4) roxy5) fcot steng sgx  uob sph starhillg fct6) tcil ocbc lkh7) singpost8) fcot singtel metro plife  ocbc  capitacom starhillg sci steng fct singpost9)  uob tcil10) sgx […]

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  • DBS turns cautious on IREIT Global despite...
    by Ridzwan Rahmat on May 24, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Despite reporting decreasing vacancy rates for its 1Q 2017 results, DBS Equity Research is cautious on Europe-focused IREIT Global, and has issued a ‘Hold’ rating on the counter in a report on 24 May. IREIT Global announced on 11 May that it has achieved a DPU of 1.44 Singapore cents […]

  • OCBC adjusts estimate on Viva Industrial Trust...
    by Ridzwan Rahmat on May 23, 2017 at 11:34 am

    OCBC Investment Research has maintained a ‘Buy’ rating on Viva Industrial Trust but upgraded its fair value estimate on the counter after it was announced that the trust has reached a settlement agreement with Jackson International. Viva Industrial Trust first disclosed in April 2017 […]

  • Sabana REIT continues downward slide as questions...
    by Ridzwan Rahmat on May 22, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Units of Sabana REIT have fallen by more than 7.5% since 9 May when it was announced that the CEO of its manager would step down. This downward slide came despite reassurances of an ongoing “strategic review” and the issuance of a ‘Buy’ rating by a noted brokerage firm in […]

  • Viva Industrial Trust issues 2.8 million new units
    by Ridzwan Rahmat on May 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Singapore-listed business park landlord Viva Industrial Trust announced on 19 May that it has issued an aggregate of 2,899,499 new stapled securities. The securities, each comprising of one unit in Viva Industrial REIT and one unit in Viva Industrial Business Trust, were issued on the same day of […]

  • Nippon Prologis REIT receives DBJ Green Building...
    by Ridzwan Rahmat on May 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Nippon Prologis REIT announced on 18 May that it has has received five stars for its Prologis Park Amagasaki 2 property under the Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) Green Building Certification program. The five star certification is the highest of five rankings under the programme, which seeks […]

  • DBS recommends going overweight on Singapore...
    by Ridzwan Rahmat on May 17, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    With an eye on prospects of an improving GDP in the country, DBS Equity Research has recommended an overweight position on Singapore-listed office and industrial REITs. Supply pressures for both the office and industrial sectors are also expected to ease as 2018 approaches, said the bank in an […]

  • Signs denote ‘Buy’ on Far East Hospitality...
    by Ridzwan Rahmat on May 16, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Far East Hospitality Trust may have missed its DPU forecast for 1Q 2017 by 14% but there are enough positive signs on the horizon to warrant a ‘Buy’ rating on the counter, according to a research note issued by DBS. The hospitality trust reported on 12 May that it has achieved a DPU of […]

  • Starhill Global REIT further reduces exposure to...
    by Ridzwan Rahmat on May 15, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Singapore-listed Starhill Global REIT announced on 15 May that it has divested a three-storey retail property located in Harajuku, Tokyo, for JPY410.2 million (USD3.6 million). The property, Harajuku Secondo, was valued at JPY335.0 million as at 31 March 2017 and as such, the divestment represents […]

  • Croesus Retail Trust reports 15.2% increase in 3Q...
    by Ridzwan Rahmat on May 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Japan-focused Croesus Retail Trust has achieved a DPU of 2.05 Singapore cents for its 3Q 2017, an increase of 15.2% from the 1.78 cents recorded for the corresponding period of 2016, after adjusting for the effect of 27,682,070 units issued pursuant to the preferential offering in August 2016. […]

  • EC World REIT beats DPU forecast for 1Q 2017 but...
    by Ridzwan Rahmat on May 12, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Judging from its latest set of results, China-focused industrial landlord EC World REIT seems poised for a stellar run in the quarters ahead. The REIT reported a DPU of 1.541 Singapore cents for its 1Q 2017 on 11 May, beating forecast made during its IPO of 1.464 cents by 5.3%. Gross revenue and […]

SGX REITDATA Some Simple REITs Data

  • May 2017 – updated 2017-05-24 23:00:01
    by tfwee on May 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    With effect from 01 Jan 2017, REITDATA will incorporate both Filter and Sort features on the tables for Daily Yield Reporting for REIT, Shipping Trust and Other Trust. This allows reader to sort the table (Yield / Gearing sort may be useful) … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Performance – April 2017
    by KK on April 30, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    STI +10.23% : 3175.44 (Apr-17) vs 2880.76 (Dec-16) Rank – Capital Gains REIT Apr-17 Dec-16 Gain Sabana $ 0.455 $ 0.380 19.7% CapitaRChina $ 1.590 $ 1.370 16.1% CDL Htrust $ 1.550 $ 1.340 15.7% Lippo Malls Tr $ 0.425 … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • April 2017
    by KK on April 30, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Results Announcement 10 Apr 17 : SPHREIT 12 Apr 17 : SB REIT 17 Apr 17 : FirstREIT 17 Apr 17 : Keppel DC REIT 17 Apr 17 : KIT 19 Apr 17 (AM) : CCT 19 Apr 17 : … Continue reading &rarr […]

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