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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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Completed Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 3

As a follow up to the post one year ago, Cleared Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 2 and Looking Forward to Final Level, I managed to clear CFA Level 3 as well thus completing the CFA! Again I was pretty busy preparing for the exams so you may have noticed that I didn’t post as much ...

My Singapore Stock Portfolio July 2013

This is an update to my Singapore stock portfolio for Jul. For previous month, please see My Singapore Stock Portfolio May 2013 My Singapore Stock Portfolio End February 2013 My Singapore Stock Portfolio End December 2012     There are some changes in my portfolio from the last update in May. I have taken out ...

Vard’s Brazilian Woes

07.20.2013 · Posted in Dividend Stocks, Singapore

The recent quarter’s results for Vard appears to have shaken investor confidence in them. First, they issued a statement that results will be bad for the quarter and then they reported a net loss of NOK 44 million versus a profit of NOK 278 million for the previous year. Digging deeper, they took an impairment ...

My Singapore Stock Portfolio May 2013

05.13.2013 · Posted in Dividend Stocks, Singapore

This is an update to my Singapore stock portfolio for May, with closing prices as of last Friday. I put the portfolio as of last week so that it takes into account my newest acquisition Croesus Retail Trust. For previous month, please see My Singapore Stock Portfolio End February 2013 My Singapore Stock Portfolio End ...

Croesus Retail Trust IPO

05.07.2013 · Posted in Dividend Stocks, Singapore

Following up to the Mapletree Greater China Trust, now we have another retail trust coming to IPO. It is the Croesus Retail Trust which focuses on Japanese retail properties. This comes at the right time as the Japanese PM is pushing aggressive expansionary fiscal and monetary policies to boost the economy. Increasing spending generally bodes ...

Comments on Housing Prices Moving The Right Way By DPM

04.25.2013 · Posted in Real Estate, Singapore

In an article the last few days, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has indicated that housing prices are moving in the right direction and that the government has no plans for another round of cooling measures for now. That signals a relief for the property market, developers, investors and home owners alike. He said that while ...

Achieved Certified Financial Planner Certification

Following from the previous post Achieved Associate Wealth Planner Certification, I have now successfully completed all 6 modules of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Program and now eligible for the CFP mark. The last paper was fully written 3 hours+ paper which tested all the concepts of financial planning. So what does the CFP mark mean? ...

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