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  • Calvin Yeo { Hi Ameer, yup I agree that SCB trading has been pretty lacking in this aspect. As a guideline though, US charges 30% dividend withholding tax for foreigners, so this is ... } – Jul 15, 12:18 PM
  • Calvin Yeo { Hi David, you can definitely transfer your shares into CDP at a cost, need to check how much it is though. However, I recommend that you at least accumulate a ... } – Jul 15, 12:16 PM
  • Calvin Yeo { Hi minx, you are right about OUE hospitality. In fact, it's a risk which I highlighted before. However, while it is only one property, it is a very well located ... } – Jul 15, 12:09 PM
  • Ameer { Hi Guys Thanks for sharing. I am new to your website and I have started using SCB to buy foreign shares. I am surprised that there is absolutely no info ... } – Jul 09, 3:04 PM
  • David { Hi, I'm currently on BCIP and wish to move a counter into CDP. Do you know if it's possible to move an odd lot into CDP? (eg. 1230 shares in ... } – Jul 05, 7:25 PM
  • minx { Dear Calvin, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on FHT. What is it that you like about OUE hospitality? One thing that held me back from investing is it's concentration risk ... } – Jul 01, 2:10 PM
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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 ...

Comparing Singapore Stock Brokerages – Lowest Fees, No Minimum Fees, Best Platform

11.09.2011 · Posted in Dividend Stocks, Singapore

I recently got a request about which Singapore stock brokerages are the best. Well I am not sure about the best, but I can list out the fees, trading platform, payment type etc. for some of the stock brokerages. This list is by no means exhaustive and I will try to update it from time ...

My Singapore Stock Portfolio End October 2011

This is an update to my Singapore Stock Portfolio for the Month end of October 2011. For previous months, please see Singapore Stock Portfolio for the Month end of September 2011 Singapore Stock Portfolio for the Month end of August 2011 Just made some minor changes to the Portfolio, sold off CDL Hospitality some parts ...

Understanding Contract For Difference (CFD) In The Wake of MF Global Bankruptcy

11.04.2011 · Posted in Budgeting & Portfolio, Dividend Stocks

Many people have invested in contract for difference (CFD) without fully understanding the product. Now that MF Global, a major counterparty to many CFD platforms have collapsed, people finally wake up and understand there is such a risk known as counterparty risk. While I do not advocate investing in CFDs, I believe all investors should ...

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