Wilmar share price turned bullish with surging CPO

Sign up for only $19.99! Form is temporary, class is permanent. In this regard, will Wilmar share price stage a “return of the King”? The counter has been in mighty form lately due to the resurgent crude palm oil (CPO) prices. The monsoon season has caused floods in many areas of the oil palm plantations and caused tight supply. According to Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), CPO prices are expected to be trading above RM3,000 per tonne mark until the first quarter of 2021.

As Wilmar is one of the world’s largest oil palm plantation owners, CPO prices have always been proxy for Wilmar share price. In fact, the recent explosive form of Wilmar share price should be attributed to the robust CPO prices. To put things into perspective, the current CPO price of RM3836 was nearly a decade record high.

Wilmar share price to hit $5?

Wilmar share price

Based on data extracted from MPOB, the last time that CPO prices were trading at RM3800 to RM3900 levels was in February 2011. Back then, Wilmar share price was trading at around the $5.25 bandwidth. Of course, many investors would argue that over the past decade, Wilmar’s businesses had evolved significantly and that it will not be fair to judge Wilmar share price in 2011 against its current levels. However, a look at the financial result of Wilmar actually showed that the performance of 2QFY2011 was comparable to 2QFY2020.

In 2QFY2011, the revenue was US$20 billion while net profit amounted to US$780 million. Fast forward to 2QFY2020, the revenue was US$22 billion while net profit amounted to US$610 million. The key difference between the two periods is the peaking of the CPO prices. In February 2011, CPO prices had peaked while current prices have not reached the peak. Against this backdrop, there is …

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Keppel share price to soar with potential demergers?

Sign up for only $19.99! The only predictable thing about Keppel share price is its unpredictability. In this regard, will 2021 herald a new era or yet another false dawn for Keppel share price? Looking back, it has been an absolute gut-wrenching ride for investors as Keppel share price undergo tremendous volatility in 2020.

The counter plunged to $4.90 on 19 March when global stock markets blew up in pieces during the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, all hell broke loose for Keppel share price as the blue chip was not spared from the terrifying carnage.

Keppel share price

The resulting COVID-19 pandemic had led to oil prices collapsing to negative levels in May 2020. Nonetheless, Keppel share price confounded analysts to stage a swift recovery from the meltdown to hit a high of $6.00. Unfortunately, that impressive run was soon brought to an unexpected halt when Temasek Holdings pulled out of the conditional offer to buy a controlling stake in Keppel Corp.

Keppel share price plunged to 11 year low

Keppel share price in winter wonderland with Temasek Holdings

Can Keppel share price meet the great expectations of Temasek Holdings?

Indeed, the stunning move by Temasek Holdings had briefly caused a crisis of confidence on Keppel share price as the counter sunk to an 11-year low. The last time that Keppel share price was trading at $4.00 bandwidth was during the Global Financial Crisis in 2009. Keppel share price never really recovered from that knock-out blow as the stock did not touch the $6.00 bandwidth since then.

For sure, the Temasek saga have caused a serious dent in Keppel share price but the Group went on a charm offensive to woo back investors with its reaffirmation of Vision 2030 in September and then a surprise announcement of leadership renewal for key business …

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Behind the Scenes of The Property Market

Ten years ago, I began my real estate journey when I just started a family. My first property was a 5-room HDB flat in Bedok. That property let me made my first pot of gold when I sold it at the peak of the 2013 property market. Back then, we had decided to downgrade to a 3-room HDB flat in Bedok. Subsequently in 2017, my family upgraded to an Executive Condominium (EC) in Punggol – The Terrace.

As I look back at my family’s financial journey, I can’t help but marvel how property had indeed played a significant part in my life’s progression. No doubt about it, if you played the game right, real estate can truly unlock value for you. As we are approaching the 5-year Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) for our EC, we are considering the next step forward. So when property blogger, Vina Ip, invited me to review her book – Behind the Scenes of The Property Market – I thought it was really god-send.

property market

Incidentally, this is the second book review that I am doing for Vina. In 2014, I had done a review on her book “No B.S. Guide to Property Investment – Dirty Truths and Profitable Secrets to Building Wealth through Properties”.

Although I am a financial blogger, I must confess that I have not been following the property market closely in recent years. Apart from providing insights on the new government policies on property curbs and guest posts from property bloggers, I have not been writing articles on the property market.

Vina’s latest book gives me the opportunity to keep myself updated on the latest developments in the property market, and at the same time, enables me to make a more informed decision in my next property purchase. In this article, …

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Jiutian Chemical share price to hit $0.20?

Sign up for only $19.99! After losing my pants investing in an S-chip more than 10 years ago, I swore never to touch anymore S-chips in my life again. The impetus for this article arises from a request of a member who enquired about the recent bout of volatility of Jiutian Chemical share price. In the course of my research, I find that this stock could be an interesting COVID-19 recovery play.

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Jiutian Chemical share price

Since 2007, Jiutian Chemical share price had collapsed by a stunning 90% to reach abysmal levels. The arrival of COVID-19 in 2020 had also led to Jiutian Chemical share price plunging to a record low of $0.01. Against this backdrop, investors could be forgiven for thinking that it’s the end of the road for Jiutian Chemical share price.

Nonetheless, sometimes life can be stranger than fiction. Who would expect that Jiutian Chemical share price is now trading at a 5-year high? What could have led to the revival of Jiutian Chemical share price? Is it really going to be light at end of tunnel for Jiutian Chemical share price?

In my humble opinion, the vaccine for COVID-19 could be pivotal in the turnaround of the ailing S-chip. This is because to transport the vaccine to various countries, large amount of dry ice is needed. To manufacture dry ice, carbon dioxide is needed. Currently, there is a global shortage of carbon dioxide.

Although Jiutian Chemical is not a major supplier of carbon dioxide, the company is a major manufacturer of dimethylformamide (DMF). Carbon dioxide is a by-product of industrial processes like DMF …

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Wilmar share price to hit $5?

SIGN UP FOR $10 TO UNLOCK ALL ARTICLES! Amid the era of COVID-19, not many SGX companies can boast making US$1 billion profits, much less clocking higher earnings as compared to 2019. Wilmar is one of the exceptional elites which have performed well despite the devastating pandemic. In this regard, will Wilmar share price hit $5 in 2021?

In spite of the good financial performance, Wilmar share price remains the biggest enigma among investors. Year-to-date, there is no change in Wilmar share price despite the robust financial performance. Very strangely, the counter was trading at $4.20 on 2 January and remained at the same bandwidth at the point of writing. In between this period, Wilmar share price has witnessed pretty much volatility as the counter plunged to a low of $2.90 on 23 March to a high of $4.90 on 19 August.

Indeed, Wilmar share price had been a complete let down. Many investors expect the stock to soar following the successful listing of subsidiary Yihai Kerry Arawana (YKA) in the China stock market. In fact, net proceeds of US$2.05 billion were received from the new YKA shares issued. Instead, Wilmar share price collapsed from $4.66 on 14 October (the day of YKA’s IPO) to a low of $4.00 on 30 October.

Wilmar share price

Wilmar share price to explode with India IPO?

Wilmar share price ambushed by short sellers

Wilmar share price to rocket to $7?

Wilmar share price to hit the roof in 2020?

Wilmar share price in lung bursting form

One of the conspiracy theories for the unexpected collapse of Wilmar share price is attributed to short-selling activities. On 15 October, short selling activities on Wilmar share price surged to a whopping 10.5 million, nearly 10 times the daily average volume for this counter. While the Chinese investors popped the …

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Four Ways SEO Can Help You Grow Your Business

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Services like Google, Yahoo, and Bing are search engines. Billions of people use them every day and search for solutions to their every little problem. These services take benefit of their massive user base and use it for marketing purposes.

These search engines don’t have answers to all queries, so they allow you to answer the queries of its users. Almost all businesses provide a solution to a problem and make money from it. So they create websites and target those searched queries.

SEO

The problem is that there are a lot of businesses offering the same service, so search engines like Google look for the best results and rank them accordingly on the result pages. In order to make their website ranks in the top results, businesses hire the help of SEO experts. Here I have shared why you also need to take the help of an SEO agency Singapore to grow your business.

Cheaper Marketing

Marketing usually takes the biggest chunk of profits. However, SEO doesn’t require you to invest all your profits away. It’s one of the cheapest digital marketing tactics that brings you measurable results. You will have to invest some extra at the beginning to build your place in the online world. After you have built a position, you only have to maintain it.

You Get Long Term Sales

An advertisement gets you results only for as long as it’s live. On the other hand, SEO keeps bringing results for a  long time, even after you stop investing in it. Once you have created some pages that are ranking on the first page of search engine result pages, people will keep visiting them. If you have created the right content, those visitors will keep converting to customers.

Best Way to

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Singtel share price sinks or swims with digital banks?

SIGN UP FOR $10 TO UNLOCK ALL ARTICLES! The headlines screamed “Singtel share price soared with digital bank win”. Yet on 7 December (the following Monday after which Grab-Singtel consortium won a full digital banking license from MAS), short-selling volume rose to a stunning high of 21 million shares. This is almost five times the average short-selling volume for this counter. What’s going on?

As one of the leading lights of SGX mainboard, Singtel share is highly popular with investors. So the recent digital bank license win must have brought some relief to many of these long-suffering investors. For the past one year, Singtel share price had been in terrible form, plunging from $3.40 at the start of the year to a low of $2.00 on 2 November. Not surprising, the key culprits for the bearish form of Singtel share price were the COVID-19 pandemic and the losses from Airtel.

Singtel share price

Then on 12 November, Singtel share price came under further pressure following the announcement of the 1HFY2021 results which saw the interim dividend falling to 5.1 cents. This is the lowest interim dividend in the past decade.

The digital bank license win should renew faith and increased interests among retail investors in Singtel share price. Thus, I suspect that the short sellers must be banking on this to ambush unwitty retail investors. In recent years, the changes made to SGX Securities Borrowing and Lending (SBL) programme lend support to short selling activities.

With effect from 2 December 2019, SGX replaced the fixed rates for SBL programme. The borrowing rates for index stocks had been dramatically reduced from 6% per annum to a low of 0.5% per annum! To rub salt into injury, the borrowing rate is only 0.25% per annum for Singtel shares! At such dirt- cheap rate, …

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Sembcorp Industries share price gave me 37% return!

SIGN UP FOR $10 TO UNLOCK ALL ARTICLES! Christmas certainly comes early for Sembcorp Industries investors as Sembcorp Industries share price surged from $1.17 on 9 September to $1.85 on 4 December. The incredible run of Sembcorp Industries share price followed the epic demerger from the ailing Sembcorp Marine. The deal propelled Sembcorp Industries share price to one of the best, if not the best, performing stocks in SGX mainboard.

Sembcorp Industries is the best stock that I have ever invested in. In late September, I bought 35,000 shares when Sembcorp Industries share price was trading at $1.35. On 7 December, I decided to cash out and clocked in $17,500 of profits. The decision to cash out was not easy because of the good work of CEO Wong Kim Yin.

Sembcorp Industries share price

For sure, CEO Wong Kim Yin hit the ground running. Appointed as CEO only in 1 July 2020, he had overseen the demerger of Sembcorp Marine and quickly pivoted Sembcorp Industries’ business focus in the clean energy sector with a slew of contract wins. As he was the former CEO of Singapore Power, Wong Kim Yin should be the right man for the right job. In this regard, I am convinced Sembcorp Industries share price will continue to do well in 2021.

Usually, I would give a new CEO at least three years to prove his mettle but the impact of Wong Kim Yin’s appointment on Sembcorp Industries share price is nothing short of spectacular. The counter has been climbing steadily for the past few months despite the challenging operating environment caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from DBS’ Piyush Gupta, I could not recollect another CEO of Temasek-linked companies making such impact as Wong Kim Yin.

Will Sembcorp Industries share price carry on its fairy-tale run and hit the $3.00 …

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Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng Tech ETF

Sign up for only $19.99! Ten years ago, it is hard to imagine Chinese technology companies that could rival their US counterparts like Google, FaceBook, Amazon and Netflix. Now, the likes of Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent have dominated Mainland Chinese’s mammoth market. Against the backdrop of a US-China trade war, many of them have secondary listings in the Hong Kong stock exchange in recent years. Could this trend be a catalyst for Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng Tech ETF?

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

OCBC share price on the way to $11

If you believe in the long-term growth of Chinese technology industry, the Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng Tech ETF may be an interesting offering. Lion Global Investors, the asset management arm of OCBC bank, is listing the Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng Tech ETF. Launched in 20 July 2020, the Hang Seng Tech Index tracks the 30 largest technology companies listed in Hong Kong. The IPO period for Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng Tech ETF is from 23 November to 7 December 2020.

Lion OCBC ETF

For the uninitiated, exchange-traded fund is a passive investment in which a fund attempts to replicate the performance of the index in which it is tracking. In this case, the Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng Tech ETF tracks the performance of Hang Seng Tech Index by investing in shares of companies listed in the index. Some of the companies included Alibaba Group, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Tencent, Ping An Healthcare and Technology Pte Ltd.

Broadly speaking, ETF is a type of collective investment scheme that pooled money from investors and invests according to the fund’s objective. Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng Tech ETF is no exception. In a way, ETF is quite similar to unit trust. The key difference between unit trust and exchange traded fund is …

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