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  • Calvin Yeo { Hi Patricia, yes I do realize that as I have been really busy!! Will be holding a talk to discuss my portfolio with my ex students tomorrow so will put ... } – Sep 22, 11:05 AM
  • Calvin Yeo { Hi SY, I just double checked, only $155k gets transferred to RA, the rest of your OA and SA will stay as it is. } – Sep 22, 11:04 AM
  • Calvin Yeo { Hi sw, yes that's correct. But it will be at a different rate. See http://mycpf.cp s/Gen-Info/Con- Rates/ContriRa. htm } – Sep 22, 11:02 AM
  • Patricia { hello Calvin you have stopped updating your investment portfolio for us (readers) to have a that share prices has gone north, I find it challenging to buy into any ... } – Aug 28, 6:30 AM
  • SY { Let's say in a scenerio as follows: Age: 54 OA: 150K SA: 150K At age 55, OA and SA will close down and 300K will be transferred to RA to ... } – Aug 27, 11:58 AM
  • sw { Hi,if continue working after 55, the monthly cpf contribution will go to OA,MA and SPA . } – Aug 27, 1:42 AM
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Understanding Malaysian REITs Part One – REIT Categories (Continued)

12.01.2011 · Posted in Dividend Stocks, Malaysia

This post is a continuation of the previous post Understanding Malaysian REITs Part One – REIT Categories Previously, we discussed Healthcare REITs, Pure Play Industrial REITs and Pure Play Retail REITs. In this post, we will cover Pure Play Office REITs, Hospitality REITs, Hybrid REITs and Plantation REITs. Pure Play Office REITS – Low-Medium Defensiveness ...

Comments on Recent Business Times Article – The REIT Myth Busted

11.29.2011 · Posted in Dividend Stocks

There was an article published on Business Times on Monday ‘The REIT Myth Busted’ by Teh Hooi Ling. I read the article with great interest as I have significant holdings of REITs. Basically, the article is saying that if you held most of the S REITs from day 1, you would have paid more for ...

CapitaRetail China Trust – An Overlooked High Performance Retail REIT

11.28.2011 · Posted in Dividend Stocks, Singapore

Recent fears of property bubbles and increasing regulations on housing loans in China have created a huge drag on any stocks related to China property, especially Capitaland and CapitaMalls Asia. In the midst of all these troubles, there is bound to be attractive value propositions. One of these value buys happen to be an overlooked ...

How Attractive Is Keppel REIT Acquisition of Ocean Financial Center Transaction?

11.25.2011 · Posted in Dividend Stocks, Singapore

Recently, there have been a lot of discussions surrounding the Keppel REIT acquisitions of Ocean Financial Center. There are many who criticize it as a conflict of interest, Keppel Land being the sole beneficiary of the transaction. Yet, there are shareholders who vote to approve the transaction, apparently attracted by the rise in dividend yields. ...

Calvin Yeo Is Now a Featured Blogger on CPF Personal Finance Website IM$avvy!

11.23.2011 · Posted in Personal Development

Just received word that Calvin Yeo, author of Making Passive Income is now a featured blogger at CPF Personal Finance Website IM$avvy! IM$avvy is a personal financial planning educational website run by the Central Provident Fund Board (CPF) and supported by MoneySENSE. “I believe this is a significant milestone in the development of my personal ...

My US Stock Portfolio End October 2011

It’s already past mid month and I have not even updated by US Portfolio yet! Well, better late than never. My US stocks have the lowest turnover among all my stocks as I have always held them in anticipation of growing dividends. However, I have decided to be more aggressive and target candidates which are ...

Understanding Malaysia REITs Part One – REIT Categories

11.17.2011 · Posted in Dividend Stocks, Malaysia, Real Estate

As a follow up to the series of Understanding Singapore REITs, I will also be introducing another series on understanding Malaysia REITs (MREITs). Malaysia REITs are fairly new compared to US and Singapore. The first REIT, Axis REIT was listed on Bursa Malaysia in 2005.  MREITs like all other REITs in the world are basically ...

LippoMall Rights Going At Big Discount

11.15.2011 · Posted in Dividend Stocks, Singapore

LippoMall rights were issued on 10th November as part of a capital raising exercise to fund 2 acquisitions in Indonesia, Pluit Village in Jarkarta and Plaza Medan Fair in Medan. The rights opened at $0.089 and have traded down all the way to $0.045, closing at $0.046 today. Rights are basically a call option to ...

My Malaysia Stock Portfolio End October 2011

Made some adjustments to my portfolio, I added Al-Aqar KPJ REIT to my portfolio for Malaysia. I took out Petronas Dagangan and TM as I think there are some serious challenges in government linked companies. I took the rally last month to dispose both stocks as I am quite tired of watching the politics that ...

Value in Suntec REIT and Upside Potential from $400m Asset Enhancement Initiative at Suntec City?

11.11.2011 · Posted in Dividend Stocks, Singapore

Recently, Suntec REIT has dropped dramatically and is one of the poor performers among the commercial REITs pricewise. Suntec REIT is currently trading at a whopping 35% discount to its Net Asset Value (NAV)! Why has it fallen out of favour with investors? Suntec City Mall and Convention Center which makes up approximately 80% of ...

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