Trick or Treat! – October 19 Review

Another busy month for me. Overall, not a very smooth month for me. hit a couple of snags at work. Sub-contractors facing cash flow problems and my company have to bail them out a few times. We are still trying very hard to tender for new projects but the construction landscape is so competitive now, … Continue reading Trick or Treat! – October 19 Review

Pacific Century Regional Developments (SGX:P15) – The Peculiar Case of PCRD

PCRD (SGX:P15) is an investment holding company with interests in telecommunication, media, IT solutions, logistics and property development and investments. You know it is just a holding company when they only have the corporate information and investors' relations in their website, nothing more. Business Overview Its crown jewel is its 22.72% stake in PCCW (SEHK:0008). … Continue reading Pacific Century Regional Developments (SGX:P15) – The Peculiar Case of PCRD

Straits Trading (SGX:S20) – Value Unlocking Continues but…

Real estate company Straits Trading (SGX:S20) is valued by the company at a 44% discount to its net asset value of $3.66 based on its current share price of $2.07. If based on my RNAV calculation done in my previous post (see here), it would be trading at 43% of RNAV of $4.79. I decided … Continue reading Straits Trading (SGX:S20) – Value Unlocking Continues but…

Scorpio Tankers (NYSE:STNG) – IMO2020 an Upcoming Catalyst

IMO2020 is a upcoming catalyst that would boost tanker charter rates due to the rush to stock up on low sulfur blend fuels in ports worldwide. Combined with supply straining and demand picking up in a seasonally strong quarter, Scorpio Tankers (NYSE:STNG) could benefit from the industry's bullish fundamentals and share price could go higher … Continue reading Scorpio Tankers (NYSE:STNG) – IMO2020 an Upcoming Catalyst

United Global (SGX:43P) – Taking off with Repsol (BME:REP)

On 30 September 2019, United Global (SGX:43P) announced that Spain's oil major Repsol (BME:REP) will purchase a 40% stake in one of their subsidiary, United Oil Company, for up to US$46.5mil. While selling a huge stake in their core business does not sound like good news, I felt otherwise. After understanding Repsol's ambitions in the … Continue reading United Global (SGX:43P) – Taking off with Repsol (BME:REP)

The Difference Between a Good Investor and a Great Investor

Anyone can be an investor. Select a strategy, approach, strategy or model and put in your money to create your portfolio. Depending on the performance, you may get returns that beat whatever index you bench-marked your portfolio against and be considered a "good" investor. But what does it takes to be elevated into "great" status … Continue reading The Difference Between a Good Investor and a Great Investor

Okamoto Industries (TYO:5122) – The Quiet Innovator

Say, what's the most expensive condom selling in Lazada.com? A quick search revealed the one product that beats the rest hands down. Snapshot from Lazada.com There we have it. Okamoto's Zero One, arguably the world's thinnest condom yet, is the most expensive selling at about $5 per condom (box of 3) while the rest ranges … Continue reading Okamoto Industries (TYO:5122) – The Quiet Innovator