7 reasons to join SG Wealth Builder Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership It seems like yesterday when I founded SG Wealth Builder. I can still remember the explosive passion and excitement when launching this wealth blog. Twelve years had passed and the energy remains amazingly strong. During this period, there had been a lot of twists and turns. Nevertheless, the brand of this blog grew from strength to strength. Over time, I have also developed a voice that connects with my readers. It is this distinctive voice that attracted readers to keep coming back to this blog and many had become long-time followers. Now, I would like to take this opportunity to explain why I had converted this blog into a membership site.

Value is what attracted readers and followers to SG Wealth Builder. Many people who visited my blog had provided numerous feedback that they had learned useful things that they were able to apply in their wealth building journey. Such compliments often invoked deep sense of self-satisfaction and achievement inside me.

SG Wealth Builder Lifetime

To be able to make a difference in others certainly create a profound feeling. Thus, the motivation to bring this relationship to another level. In this article, I am going to share 7 reasons to sign up SG Wealth Builder Membership.

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Keppel DC REIT (AJBU) share price crashed to Earth

Sign up for only $19.99! After hitting a record high of $3.05 in October 2020, Keppel DC REIT (AJBU) share price lost its explosive steam and crashed to Earth. What on Earth is happening to the data-centre S-REIT? That month also saw Keppel DC REIT being included in the Straits Times Index (STI). In this blog, I have always stressed that being included in the STI is a double-edged sword – there are benefits in terms of increased stock liquidity. On the other hand, there are also risks which I will share in this article.

The last time that I covered Keppel DC REIT share price was in June 2022. Back then, the counter was trading at $2.05. Fast forward three months later, Keppel DC REIT share price continued its sluggish form, falling to the dismal $1.80 level. A member of SG Wealth Builder has written in to express her concerns on the falling Keppel DC REIT unit price.Keppel DC REIT share priceCurrently, I am holding to another STI constituent – Mapletree Logistics Trust. Just like Keppel DC REIT, Mapletree Logistics has been in a severe bout of correction mode since last year, falling by 13.8% year-to-date. As such, I can share the feelings of Keppel DC REIT unitholders right now as I face the same predicament as them.

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FHT share price scored own goal

Sign up for only $19.99! What a disaster! Frasers Hospitality Trust (FHT) share price became the talk of the town following the shocking failed attempt to privatise the S-REIT. 74.88% of the votes were cast in favour of the privatisation, just a whisker short of the 75% required for the deal to push through. Consequently, FHT share price suffered a catastrophic meltdown, falling by 23% to reach $0.54 within a week.

The failed privatisation deal, coupled with the devastating fallout for FHT share price, should be a surprise outcome for Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi. After all, Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust (FLT) and Frasers Commercial Trust (FCOT) were merged successfully in 2020 without any hiccups. Many investors had anticipated a “straightforward outcome” for the privatisation scheme. In this regard, the coming days should see plenty of reckoning among FHT unitholders.

FHT share priceAn SG Wealth Builder had enquired what will happen next for FHT and if there are any such precedents. Off-hand, all I can say is that it should be business as usual for FHT unitholders but the implication for FHT share price is another ball game altogether. I will elaborate further on this later.

In terms of similar cases of privatisation flops in SGX, the attempts by OCBC to privatise Great Eastern Holdings in 2004 and 2006 came to mind.

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Chip Eng Seng in raging form

Sign up for only $19.99! Three cheers for Chip Eng Seng! Shares of the property developer has been in splendid form since May when Singapore lifted its border restrictions and eased most of the public health measures. Year-to-date, Chip Eng Seng share price rocketed 70%. In contrast, many SGX stocks have been in sluggish forms following the fallout from US Federal interest rate hikes and the on-going Russian-Ukraine war. Against this backdrop, the supersonic form of Chip Eng Seng is certainly eye-catching.

The recent revival of Chip Eng Seng must be surreal for investors. After all, the past two years had been an absolute nightmare for the property developer due to the pandemic. Losses after tax in 2021 amounted to $21.6 million while losses in 2020 amounted to a whopping $78.5 million. However, the Group managed to achieve an impressive turnaround by clocking in net profit of $38.5 million in the first half of 2022. Talk about light at end of tunnel!

This article was requested by an SG Wealth Builder member. On a personal front, I have some affinity with Chip Eng Seng as my late father used to be one of their sub-contractors transporting sands to their construction projects about 30 years ago.

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Singtel share price riding the storm!

Sign up for only $19.99! Since my last coverage on Singtel share price (SGX: Z74) on 25 April 2022, the counter went through some bouts of volatility. The stock was actually on a bullish form in the earlier part of the year, surging from $2.30 in January 2022 to a high of $2.80 in May 2022. Then the series of US Fed interest rates came along to douse the bullish form of Singtel share price.

Despite the volatility, an interesting trend is beginning to form for Singtel share price. Year-to-date, the counter has increased about 12%, outperforming the Straits Times Index (STI). The encouraging form of Singtel share price is attributed to the easing of the COVID-19 restrictions since March 2022.  Consequently, international visitor arrivals jumped almost 12 times year-on-year to reach 1.5 million during the first half of the year.

Singtel share price

Singtel’s sprawling telco businesses are prone to the impact of the pandemic as a significant portion of the Group’s revenue is derived from roaming revenue from tourists. Hence, the lifting of border restrictions and easing of public health measures should benefit Singtel’s Singapore Consumer business. Furthermore, its regional associate’s businesses will also benefit from cross border travel as Southeast Asia countries start to ease borders’ restrictions too.

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Keppel Infrastructure Trust (KIT) in jolly ride

Sign up for only $19.99! My last article on Keppel Infrastructure Trust (KIT) was more than two years ago. Back then, the onset of pandemic had created much uncertainty and volatility for global stock markets. KIT unit price was not spared from the carnage. The resulting meltdown prompted the management to conduct shares buyback to halt the collapse of KIT unit price. By 3 April 2020, 4.75 million of KIT shares had been repurchased, restoring sanity for the counter.

Time flies. In the blink of an eye, Singapore has reopened its borders and eased most of the pandemic public health measures. As such, I do think it is time opportune to do an article on Singapore’s largest infrastructure business trust, Keppel Infrastructure Trust. Also, a member of SG Wealth Builder had requested for a stock analysis of Keppel Infrastructure Trust, which I would duly oblige.

Keppel Infrastructure Trust

In my view, the biggest relief for unitholders must be the end of saga for Keppel Infrastructure Trust’s asset – Basslink, which was placed under voluntary administration on 12 November 2021. The debt ridden Basslink operates an undersea cable in Australia and had been involved in a legal dispute with its customer Hydro Tasmania. To make things worse, Keppel Infrastructure Trust had been unable to sell the asset to white knight, APA Group.

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