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09-25 22:08
$Sea Ltd(SE)$ Chief executive Forrest Li said in an internal memo sent to staff on Thursday that the leadership team has decided that it will not take any cash compensation "until the company reaches self-sufficiency"."With investors fleeing for 'safe haven' investments, we do not anticipate being able to raise funds in the market," Mr Li said, reiterating that the company's primary objective for the next 12 to 18 months is to achieve positive cash flow as soon as possible. Li has finally realized that the previous approach of burning excessive cash is not working! But better be late than never!The good news is Sea has sufficent cash to sustain itself in short to medium term as it has raised about US$6.3 billion of cash when the share price was at its peak! Based on its cash burn rate of US$1.4 billion last year and more conservative spending in the upcoming quarters, the cash should keep the business running for a while.The once formidable Unicorn stock from SG has seen its share price dropped significantly since Dec 21 and its share price has dropped ~74% YTD!! Notably, Temasek Holdings have added ~ 0.2mil shares to take its total stake in SE to 2.75mil shares, which is worth ~US$170 mil.With more impending interest hikes, it would be good if Sea focus more on their gaming business which is the cash cow instead of expanding their loss-making business (e-commerce and fintech). Go slow and steady.Although I'm not vested in the stock in the short-term, I'll be monitoring its progress closely to see how the company is planning to reduce costs and improve its profitability! As the gaming industry is expected to grow from current US$200 billion to US$400 billion by 2027 and Garena will be a gem in the Esports industry. Do you agree with me? Let me know your thoughts!!@TigerStars @CaptainTiger @MillionaireTiger       
avatarOmega88
09-23 22:26
$Semiconductor Bull 3X Shares(SOXL)$ Ray Dalio Says 4.5% Interest Rate Would Sink Stocks by 20%!!Based on an interest rate of 4.5%, the present value discount effect and an assumed 10% decline in incomes, Dalio estimates these factors combined will create a 20% drop in equity prices on average, with longer-duration assets suffering the worst! Hence, I believe there will be more downside!! Tiger brothers and sisters, brace yourself for more volatility ahead!!@Daily_Discussion  @CaptainTiger  @TigerStars  @MillionaireTiger  
avatarOmega88
09-23 10:08
$Vanguard S&P 500 ETF(VOO)$  $QQQ$Since the beginning of the year, we already know that more interest hikes will be coming but the only unknown was the % interest hike. I'm thankful to have sold most of my holdings during the Aug rally and have bought more inverse index ETFs such as $ProShares Short S&P500(SH)$  $ProShares Short QQQ(PSQ)$   to prepare for more bloodshed.On the other hand, once the sell-down have stabilized and more positive signs of inflation slowing down next month, I'll start to add ETFs only. Buying individual stock is too risky, some recent examples are $Adobe(ADBE)$ $FedEx(FDX)$ which dropped so significantly in a single day and not forgetting stocks like $PayPal(PYPL)$ $Meta Platforms, Inc.(META)$ too.Although buying index ETFs is boring (lower gain and also lower loss as compared to individual stock), I think I'll prefer slow and steady growth. It's not a great feeling to lose 20-30% of your hard-earned money in a single day. Of course, winning 20-30% more money is also very shiok! Anyone else experienced that before?? But we must understand both the benefits and risks, I'll rather gain less than to lose more. Do let me know your thoughts!!!@Daily_Discussion  @CaptainTiger  @TigerStars  @MillionaireTiger  
avatarOmega88
09-22
$YANGZIJIANG SHIPBLDG HLDGS LTD(BS6.SI)$  at its 52-weeks high!!! Yangzijiang Shipbuilding has recently obtained the GTT license for the construction of vessels using industry benchmark GTT Mark III membrane technology. This showcases Yangzijiang’s technical capability to build large LNG carriers. The space is currently dominated by Korean shipbuilders, who have 80-90% of market share. GTT is the global market leader in containment system technology for LNG carriers, controlling over 70% of the market based on the current global LNG fleet – including Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGC); floating LNG production, storage, and offloading (FLNG); and floating storage and regasification units (FSRU).Yangzijiang would be the first non-SOE Chinese shipyard to be added to the GTT licensed yard list. Now, it is well positioned to secure its maiden LNG carrier order with this GTT accreditation and their earlier delivery slots in 2025. LNG carrier is one of the highest value commercial vessels with highest barrier to entry. A 170- 180cbm LNG carrier newbuild unit would cost ~US$250m. This will not only be the next growth driver for Yangzijiang but also a critical development in its clean vessel transformation, riding on robust demand for LNG carriers and trend towards cleaner LNG dual-fuel vessels.TradeWinds reported that Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has struck a deal with Yangzijiang to build a dozen 16,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containerships worth at least US$2.16bn. Assuming this includes options, 6 firm orders would imply a value of almost US$1.1bn, which is still very sizeable. Furthermore, Yangzijiang benefits from the US$ appreciation, as revenue is predominantly in US$, while reporting is done in RMB. The share price is currently at its 52-week high and the potential entry in LNG Shipbuilding would be a critical catalyst for the company as the Russia-Ukraine war continues. So you have this in your portfolio or watchlist?? Do take note of this rising star!! @Daily_Discussion  @CaptainTiger  @TigerStars  @MillionaireTiger  
avatarOmega88
09-21
$XPeng Inc.(XPEV)$ Globally, $Tesla Motors(TSLA)$ leads all others, selling 936,000 units in 2021 (giving the company a market share of ~14%). Close behind was the Volkswagen Group (11%), BYD (9%), GM (7.6%) etc.Although China has the biggest market for EVs at 34%, you can see that most of the China's EV companies are not making significant progress in their car deliveries. Taking XPeng as an example, since hitting the peak of 16k car deliveries in Dec 2021, the number has been decreasing and mostly remained stagnant at around 10k.Furthermore, the competition in the EV market has intensified as numerous traditional car markers (Mercedes-Benz, BMW etc) are also investing and building more EV units. Hence, I think the downside will be more for China EV companies (such as XPeng, Nio and Li Auto). With increasing interest rate hikes, I doubt people would be splashing more money to buy new cars!What do you think? Let me know your thoughts!!@Daily_Discussion @CaptainTiger @TigerStars @MillionaireTiger
avatarOmega88
09-21
$AIMS APAC REIT(O5RU.SI)$   ~7% dividend yield S-Reit! Most of its properties are in Singapore and a few in Australia, both are relatively stable region as compared to US and Europe. A quick analysis for $AIMS APAC REIT(O5RU.SI)$   using 10 different criteria. All these are my own personal evaluation, I may be right or wrong. Please do your own research too!1. Healthy portfolio occupancy: 97.9% (Yes)2. Positive Rental Reversion: +9.5% (Yes)3. Growth Prospects: Although it may be challenging in Singapore due to Capitaland and Mapletree etc, their sponsor (AIMS Financial Group, AAA rating from Standard & Poors and Fitch Ratings) is based in Australia and it's easier to expand in Australia as shown in their recent acquisition of Woolsworth HQ in New South Wales, Australia (Average)4. Growth in gross revenue and NPI: Revenue +2.3% and NPI +9.2% last quarter (Yes)5. Increasing DPU: Relatively constant (No)6. Gearing Ratio below 40%: 37% (Yes)7. Property Yield: 8.12% (Yes)8. Interest Coverage Ratio: 5x (Yes)9. Dividend yield (Above 5%): 7% (Yes!! In fact it's higher than most S-Reits!!)10. Price to book ratio: 0.978 (Yes!!!, undervalued)**Stock liquidity = average daily transaction value more than S$1 million** I would only buy a S-Reit if there's good liquidity, you don't want to be stuck with the stocks with no buyer!!Rating: 8.5/10 (All positive except average growth prospects, I doubt risk-free interest can hit 7%, so this REIT would help to provide a passive and stable source of income in this volatile market)Do you have this in your portfolio?? Do let me know your thoughts!$ASCENDAS REAL ESTATE INV TRUST(A17U.SI)$ Sharing is caring!!@Daily_Discussion  @CaptainTiger  @TigerStars  @MillionaireTiger  
avatarOmega88
09-20
$Upstart Holdings, Inc.(UPST)$ Inflation is one of the key reason behind the marlet sell-down since Jan 2022. Crude oil which is the #1 factor behind inflation has stabilized around USD80+/barrel. The property market in US have also witnessed a significant drop in transaction volume due to rising interest rates. Furthermore, other factors such as corn, wheat prices have fallen back to pre- Russia-Ukraine war prices.The Aug inflation is around 8.3%, hence inflation has already peaked in June! The million dollar question now is when will the Fed slow down on the interest hikes?? With increasing interest rate hikes, it's highly unlikely that people would want to continue borrowing more money if given a choice. 1. Upstart management has bleak outlook for Q3For the third quarter, Upstart expects its revenue to decline 25% year over year to $170 million, compared to analysts' expectations for 8% growth. It also expects to post an adjusted net loss of about $9 million and for its adjusted EBITDA to come in at break-even levels.Once again, Upstart mainly blamed rising interest rates, which caused people to take out fewer loans through its platform while prompting its lending partners (banks, credit unions, and auto dealerships) to take a more prudent approach to funding those loans.2. Upstart is questioning its own business modelUpstart initially attracted a lot of attention for two reasons. First, it analyzes nontraditional data -- including a customer's educational history, area of study, standardized test scores, and work history -- with a cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) platform to approve loans.Second, Upstart offers a wide range of loans on its website but doesn't usually fund them from its own balance sheet. Instead, it acts as an intermediary for its lending partners, which then fund the actual loans and pay Upstart fees for accessing its platform. That business model exposes Upstart to less credit risk, but it also creates a bottleneck by making it dependent on its lending partners for fresh loans. To overcome that bottleneck, CEO Dave Girouard abruptly announced during the second-quarter conference call that the company would start to "leverage our own balance sheet as a transitional bridge to this committed funding."That's a risky move because Upstart has already ended the second quarter with an elevated debt-to-equity ratio of 1.5. It still held $790 million in unrestricted cash, but that liquidity could quickly dry up as revenue growth decelerates and its losses widen.3. Upstart is seeing declining loans and conversion ratesUpstart's number of bank-partner loans increased 12% year over year to 321,138 in the second quarter but still dropped 31% sequentially from the first quarter. Its conversion rate, or the percentage of its total inquiries that are converted into actual loans, came in at a mere 13% compared to 24% a year earlier and 21% in the first quarter of 2022. Those declining engagement rates explain why Upstart is so desperate to fund its own loans.4. Management initiated pointless buybacksAs Upstart faces a grueling slowdown, incurs wider losses, and takes on more credit risk, it's also buying back more shares. In February, it announced a $400 million buyback plan. It didn't repurchase any shares in the first quarter, but it bought back $150 million worth in the second quarter.These buybacks are arguably wasteful, since all that cash could have been used to fund its new loans, reduce its debt, or simply expand its platform. Upstart bought back 4.4 million shares (at an average price of about $34), but its number of weighted-average outstanding diluted shares only declined 1% sequentially and actually rose 1% year over year to 94.5 million.Therefore, Upstart is likely using these buybacks to offset the dilution from its stock-based compensation expenses, which jumped 86% year over year to $55.4 million in the first half of 2022, instead of actually returning that cash to investors by reducing its float. Meanwhile, enjoy the rally while it lasts!! @Daily_Discussion @CaptainTiger @TigerStars @MillionaireTiger  
avatarOmega88
09-19
$XPeng Inc.(XPEV)$ Globally, $Tesla Motors(TSLA)$ leads all others, selling 936,000 units in 2021 (giving the company a market share of ~14%). Close behind was the Volkswagen Group (11%), BYD (9%), GM (7.6%) etc. Although China has the biggest market for EVs at 34%, you can see that most of the China's EV companies are not making significant progress in their car deliveries. Taking XPeng as an example, since hitting the peak of 16k car deliveries in Dec 2021, the number has been decreasing and mostly remained stagnant at around 10k. Furthermore, the competition in the EV market has intensified as numerous traditional car markers (Mercedes-Benz, BMW etc) are also investing and building more EV units. Hence, I think the downside will be more for China EV companies (such as XPeng, Nio and Li Auto)What do you think? Let me know your thoughts!!!@Daily_Discussion @CaptainTiger @TigerStars @MillionaireTiger
avatarOmega88
09-19
In today's highly volatile market, it's good to invest in different markets for a more diversified portfolio! Although US market has been the #1 choice for most investors over the last few years due to its strong growth, it also comes with higher volatility and risk!Let's do a quick performance comparison of different markets. STI Index (1 year): + 7.3%, S&P500 (1 year): - 11.1%, HSTech (1 year): - 39.7%. Surprisingly, the Singapore market is still up +7.3% (1-year) despite all the bearish sentiment and huge sell-down. Singapore is well-known for their SG-REITs. It has helped numerous Singaporeans built up their wealth through turbulent times through consistent payout and capital growth.How do we evaluate and identify a good REIT?? With the rising interest rates and various global issues, here are some of the key factors that I would use to evaluate and identify a good REIT.1. Debt amount, cost of debt and debt maturity. Most REITs took on debt for property acquisition and with rising interest rates, it is important to assess its current debt amount, its cost of debt and debt maturity to understand how it will affect the upcoming DPU. In fact, the cost of debt for most SG REITs have been increasing every quarter and high interest rate will definitely affect the upcoming DPU!!!2. Healthy portfolio occupancy rate. It is almost impossible to have a REIT with 100% overall occupancy rate, hence I would to find a REIT with healthy occupancy rate that is at least 95% or above the market average (you have to compare with other REITs in similar areas - office, retail, industrial, healthcare, hospitality) 3. Positive Rental Reversion. This helps to grow the gross revenue over time to help fight inflation rates and potentially increase your DPU over time. 4. Growth prospects. A strong sponsor is the key for expansion and acquisition of attractive properties. The right-of-first-refusal (ROFR) of its properties enables the REITs to acquire the property before any third-party companies. 5. Growth in gross revenue and net property income (NPI). You would want to add a strong REIT that can consistently grow its revenue and NPI even during turbulent times. 6. Increasing Distribution Per Unit. This is what most investors are looking out for!! More sustainable and higher dividend payout over time!! 7. Gearing ratio below 40% (fixed and floating interest rates). With rising interest rate, this will be important as it indicates the strength of a REIT's balance sheet. It can be calculated by dividing the total loan by its total asset. A large amount of loan at a fixed interest rate is also desired. It is mandated by MAS that the gearing ratio needs to be lower than 45%, hence we want some margin of safety before it reaches the 45% gearing ratio threshold. 8. Interest Coverage Ratio (ICR). It is calculated by dividing its NPI by financing costs. A higher ICR indicates a stronger cash flow to service its debt. 9. Dividend yield above 5%. As most REITs have slower capital gain potential than other stocks, I would only like to accumulate them when the dividend yield is higher than 5% (higher than the inflation rates and risk-free investment such as SSB ~3% 10-years yield). 10. Acceptable price to book ratio. It is the difference between the REIT's assets & its liabilities (PB ratio = Unit Price/Book Value per share). I would like to buy a REITs that is close to 1 or lower than 1. How do you choose a good REIT? Do let me know your tips and thoughts!! $MAPLETREE LOGISTICS TRUST(M44U.SI)$ $MAPLETREE LOGISTICS TRUST(M44U.SI)$ $ASCENDAS REAL ESTATE INV TRUST(A17U.SI)$ $FRASERS LOGISTICS & IND TRUST(BUOU.SI)$ $STI ETF(ES3.SI)$ $Nikko AM STI ETF(G3B.SI)$ @Daily_Discussion @CaptainTiger @TigerStars @MillionaireTiger   
avatarOmega88
09-19
In today's highly volatile market, it's good to invest in different markets for a more diversified portfolio! Although US market has been the #1 choice for most investors over the last few years due to its strong growth, it also comes with higher volatility and risk! Let's do a quick performance comparison of different markets. STI Index (1 year): + 7.3%, S&P500 (1 year): - 11.1%, HSTech (1 year): - 39.7%. Surprisingly, the Singapore market is still up +7.3% (1-year) despite all the bearish sentiment and huge sell-down. Singapore is well-known for their SG-REITs. It has helped numerous Singaporeans built up their wealth through turbulent times through consistent payout and capital growth. How do we evaluate and identify a good REIT?? With the rising interest rates and various global issues, here are some of the key factors that I would use to evaluate and identify a good REIT.1. Debt amount, cost of debt and debt maturity. Most REITs took on debt for property acquisition and with rising interest rates, it is important to assess its current debt amount, its cost of debt and debt maturity to understand how it will affect the upcoming DPU. In fact, the cost of debt for most SG REITs have been increasing every quarter and high interest rate will definitely affect the upcoming DPU!!!2. Healthy portfolio occupancy rate. It is almost impossible to have a REIT with 100% overall occupancy rate, hence I would to find a REIT with healthy occupancy rate that is at least 95% or above the market average (you have to compare with other REITs in similar areas - office, retail, industrial, healthcare, hospitality) 3. Positive Rental Reversion. This helps to grow the gross revenue over time to help fight inflation rates and potentially increase your DPU over time. 4. Growth prospects. A strong sponsor is the key for expansion and acquisition of attractive properties. The right-of-first-refusal (ROFR) of its properties enables the REITs to acquire the property before any third-party companies. 5. Growth in gross revenue and net property income (NPI). You would want to add a strong REIT that can consistently grow its revenue and NPI even during turbulent times. 6. Increasing Distribution Per Unit. This is what most investors are looking out for!! More sustainable and higher dividend payout over time!! 7. Gearing ratio below 40% (fixed and floating interest rates). With rising interest rate, this will be important as it indicates the strength of a REIT's balance sheet. It can be calculated by dividing the total loan by its total asset. A large amount of loan at a fixed interest rate is also desired. It is mandated by MAS that the gearing ratio needs to be lower than 45%, hence we want some margin of safety before it reaches the 45% gearing ratio threshold. 8. Interest Coverage Ratio (ICR). It is calculated by dividing its NPI by financing costs. A higher ICR indicates a stronger cash flow to service its debt. 9. Dividend yield above 5%. As most REITs have slower capital gain potential than other stocks, I would only like to accumulate them when the dividend yield is higher than 5% (higher than the inflation rates and risk-free investment such as SSB ~3% 10-years yield). 10. Acceptable price to book ratio. It is the difference between the REIT's assets & its liabilities (PB ratio = Unit Price/Book Value per share). I would like to buy a REITs that is close to 1 or lower than 1. How do you choose a good REIT? Do let me know your tips and thoughts!! $ASCENDAS REAL ESTATE INV TRUST(A17U.SI)$ $FRASERS LOGISTICS & IND TRUST(BUOU.SI)$  $STI ETF(ES3.SI)$ $Nikko AM STI ETF(G3B.SI)$  @Daily_Discussion  @CaptainTiger  @TigerStars  @MillionaireTiger    
avatarOmega88
09-18
$Sea Ltd(SE)$ Chief executive Forrest Li said in an internal memo sent to staff on Thursday that the leadership team has decided that it will not take any cash compensation "until the company reaches self-sufficiency". "With investors fleeing for 'safe haven' investments, we do not anticipate being able to raise funds in the market," Mr Li said, reiterating that the company's primary objective for the next 12 to 18 months is to achieve positive cash flow as soon as possible. Li has finally realized that the previous approach of burning excessive cash is not working! But better be late than never!The good news is Sea has sufficent cash to sustain itself in short to medium term as it has raised about US$6.3 billion of cash when the share price was at its peak! Based on its cash burn rate of US$1.4 billion last year and more conservative spending in the upcoming quarters, the cash should keep the business running for a while.The once formidable Unicorn stock from SG has seen its share price dropped significantly since Dec 21 and its share price has dropped ~74% YTD!! Notably, Temasek Holdings have added ~ 0.2mil shares to take its total stake in SE to 2.75mil shares, which is worth ~US$170 mil.With more impending interest hikes, it would be good if Sea focus more on their gaming business which is the cash cow instead of expanding their loss-making business (e-commerce and fintech). Go slow and steady.Although I'm not vested in the stock in the short-term, I'll be monitoring its progress closely to see how the company is planning to reduce costs and improve its profitability! As the gaming industry is expected to grow from current US$200 billion to US$400 billion by 2027 and Garena will be a gem in the Esports industry. Do you agree with me? Let me know your thoughts!@TigerStars  @CaptainTiger  @MillionaireTiger       
avatarOmega88
09-18
Despite a 10.6% decline in gas prices, increased prices for shelter, food and medical care accounted for the elevated rate of inflation. The rate of inflation was higher than expected in August, suggesting that inflation is far from under control. Continued interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve are also likely.Here's how much prices have increased over the past year for certain household goods and services, according to the Labor Department:• Gas: 25.6% • Airline fares: 33.4%• Electricity: 15.8%• Food at home: 13.5%• New vehicles: 10.1%• Food away from home: 8%• Used cars and trucks: 7.8%• Shelter: 6.2%• Medical care services: 5.6%• Apparel: 5.1%With these disappointing inflation numbers, expect interest rate hikes to continue. In a recent speech, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to reducing inflation, stating that "we will keep at it until we are confident the job is done" and that Fed policy will "bring some pain to households and businesses."To reduce inflation down to a benchmark target rate of 2%, the Federal Reserve has already implemented four interest rate hikes in 2022, including two consecutive "jumbo" rate hikes of 0.75% in June and July. The federal funds rate is currently 2.25% to 2.50%.Although inflation remains high in US, we saw signs that inflation is gradually slowing down despite at a lower pace. Hence, I think that Fed will likely implement another rate hike of 0.75% when the Federal Open Market Committee meets later in September. Beyond that, more rate hikes are likely if the rate of inflation is still not under control!!@CaptainTiger  @TigerStars  @MillionaireTiger  @Daily_Discussion  
avatarOmega88
09-17
$Nasdaq100 Bear 3X ETF(SQQQ)$ I'm buying some to hedge against the selldown. I believe there's no catalyst to boost the market in the short-term and we will probably see more selldown when Fed holds their meeting next week! The inflation in US is still relatively high at 8.3% due to huge drop in crude oil and commodity prices, the Fed will need to take more aggressive stand to bring down the high inflation!! 75 or 100 basis point interest hike? I'll prepare by buying some $Nasdaq100 Bear 3X ETF(SQQQ)$ before the Fed announcement to protect my remaining long positions. What about you??@CaptainTiger @TigerStars @MillionaireTiger
avatarOmega88
09-16
In today's highly volatile market, one of the best advice by Warren Buffett is to DCA into low index fund regularly over a long-time horizon! Today I'm sharing a more active strategy which is the Enhanced Dollar Cost Average (EDCA) investment strategy!! I'm sure most of you here have heard of dollar-cost averaging (DCA) and now let's have a look at enhanced DCA (EDCA). EDCA is a rule-based strategy that retains most of the attributes of traditional DCA and improves on it. You will invest a fixed amount of money at predetermined intervals for DCA, whereas you invest more money in down months and less money in up months.DCA is used to remove emotions from the investing strategy and it doesn't require the investors to time the market. Those who DCA usually perform better than average investors who tried to time the market. Over the long-run, the annualized returns from S&P500 is around 10% and it prevents the investors from panic selling when the market crashes temporarily but misses the substantial gains afterwards.Research have shown that EDCA tends to outperform DCA 90% of the time. How does EDCA work?E.g. If you are planning to invest $1,000 per month using DCA,$10 per share (1st month) = 100 shares$12.5 per share (2nd month) = 80 shares$8 per share (3rd month) = 125 sharesTotal = 305 shares, average price of $9.836Using EDCA approach, you will invest more ($1,500) when the market is down and invest less ($500) when the market is up.$10 per share (1st month) $1000 = 100 shares$12.5 per share (2nd month) $500 = 40 shares$8 per share (3rd month) $1500 = 187.5 sharesTotal = 327.5 shares, average price of $9.160Although it's the same $3000 investment over a period of 3-months, you will be able to buy more shares using EDCA approach at a lower average price. Do make some refinement to your investment strategy to optimize your returns over the long-run!! The risk is always lower when you buy the different stocks at a lower price!! It's also good to use support/resistance level to evaluate the optimal value to EDCA! I'll be using EDCA approach for some of my favorite stocks! $Nasdaq 100 ETF(QQQ)$ Meanwhile given the bearish sentiment right now, I'll add more $ProShares Short S&P500(SH)$  $ProShares Short QQQ(PSQ)$  until the market stabilize. Follow the market trend, do not fight against it. Are you all still using DCA strategy or will be using EDCA approach instead? Do let me know your thoughts!@Daily_Discussion  @CaptainTiger  @TigerStars  @MillionaireTiger       
avatarOmega88
09-15
$MAPLETREE INDUSTRIAL TRUST(ME8U.SI)$  Most new investors must be wondering if dividend or growth stocks is better?? Dividend stocks would provide a constant stream of income via dividend payout, whereas you need to sell away your growth stocks when there's a capital appreciation to pay yourself. Given the uncertainty in the market now, it would be good to invest in some fundamentally strong S-Reits with good dividend yield. It is important to identify good dividend stocks that not only pays you increasing dividend, but also have room for capital appreciation. Among all the S-Reits, $MAPLETREE INDUSTRIAL TRUST(ME8U.SI)$ is the undisputed champion which gives the highest compound annual growth rate (CAGR which combines both capital appreciation + distribution) since its IPO, with a CAGR of ~12.3% since its IPO in 2010 at a price of $0.93.Furthermore, it has a very strong sponsor (Temasek Holdings) and a very strong track record for capital appreciation and dividend payout! Although past record may not always guarantee future success, its proven track record through turbulent times would definitely be an important consideration for new, young potential investors who look to diversify beyond the US market. For me, protecting my capital is top priority! No point risking your capital with so much uncertainty now. Instead of parking your SGD in the bank, go look out for great opportunities to buy good dividend stocks for long-term investment!! Given the increasing interest rates, it is highly likely that most growth stocks won't be performing well in the short-term.If you have missed the boat during the covid-induced market crash in 2020, your next opportunity for your hard-earned money might be here!! What do you think? Do let me know your thoughts! $ASCENDAS REAL ESTATE INV TRUST(A17U.SI)$ $MAPLETREE LOGISTICS TRUST(M44U.SI)$ $FRASERS LOGISTICS & IND TRUST(BUOU.SI)$ $FRASERS CENTREPOINT TRUST(J69U.SI)$  @Daily_Discussion  @CaptainTiger  @TigerStars  @MillionaireTiger  
avatarOmega88
09-15
I would say $Tiger Brokers(TIGR)$ quotes and portfolio are quite good!! One additional feature that I would like for the quote would be having multiple, customizable charts on top during buy/sell order. One phone screen with multiple charts instead of multiple computer screens. Next for the portfolio! Instead of splitting into 3 tabs (stocks, futures and funds), I would prefer to see them consolidated into a single page showing "Total amount in portfolio" on top with 3 different columns for each categories. As the market is highly volatile now, I'm sure some of us would start to divest our growth stocks and started investing into more stable S-Reits with lower capital appreciation. It would be good to include the paid dividend as part of the "Profit & Loss" too! What do you guys think?
avatarOmega88
09-14
Inflation is one of the key reason behind the marlet sell-down since Jan 2022. Crude oil which is the #1 factor behind inflation has stabilized around USD80+/barrel. The property market in US have also witnessed a significant drop in transaction volume due to rising interest rates. Furthermore, other factors such as corn, wheat prices have fallen back to pre- Russia-Ukraine war prices.The released Aug inflation data is 8.2%, hence inflation has likely peaked in June! Although the drop in inflation is not huge, there's good sign that it is gradually slowing down. Everyone is expecting a 75 basis point interest hike during 20- 21 September meeting. Will there be a surprise 100 basis point interest hike?? After which, the million dollar question is when will the Fed slow down on the interest hikes?? Meanwhile, this can be a great opportunity to go bargain hunting for good stocks! It is also good to buy some put options and perform some short-selling using inverse ETF to protect your portfolio during the panic selling. $ProShares Short S&P500(SH)$  $Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares(SPXS)$  $ProShares Short QQQ(PSQ)$  $Nasdaq100 Bear 3X ETF(SQQQ)$ @Daily_Discussion  @CaptainTiger  @TigerStars  @MillionaireTiger  
avatarOmega88
09-14
$Nasdaq100 Bull 3X ETF(TQQQ)$ I'm buying some to hedge against the selldown. I believe there's no catalyst to boost the market in the short-term and we will probably see more selldown when Fed holds their meeting next week! 
avatarOmega88
09-14
I'm buying more $ProShares Short S&P500(SH)$  to hedge against the selldown. I believe there's no catalyst to boost the market in the short-term and we will probably see more selldown when Fed holds their meeting next week! 
avatarOmega88
09-13
Alternative asset management with almost unlimited funding!!! Potential US growth stock with 5+% dividend yield, sounds too good to be true??$Blackstone Group LP(BX)$  focuses on alternative investment and currently had US$940.8 billion AUM. They have 4 core pillars; real estate (US$320 billion), private equity (US$275.9 billion), credit and insurance (US$264.8 billion), hedge fund solutions (US$80.1 billion).▪Total AUM increased to $940.8 billion, up 38% year-over-year, with $88.3 billion of inflows in the quarter and $339.7 billion over the LTM. (*LTM = last Twelve Months)▪Fee-Earning AUM of $683.8 billion was up 37% year-over-year, with $44.4 billion of inflows in the quarter and $262.4 billion over the LTM.▪Perpetual Capital AUM reached $355.9 billion, up 110% year-over-year.–Fee-Earning Perpetual Capital AUM reached $306.3 billion, representing 45% of Fee-Earning AUM.It currently has a dividend yield of 5+% and it is currently down ~20% year to date. The unique point about Blackstone is that vast majority of their AUM today is under long-term contracts or even perpetual structures, helping them to avoid the large decreases in AUM experienced by many other money managers - which we have observed in current environment. Their model also provides them the advantage of patience to buy assets, and the flexibility to sell when the time is right.For the past 12 months, inflows reached $340 billion. Driving a 38% increase in AUM, to reach a record high of US$941 billion. They were about midway through the largest fundraising cycle in their history with enormous support from limited partners, providing them with an unprecedented US$170 billion of dry powdered capital. Blackstone's unique fundraising cycle and deployment of dry powder should significantly expand the firm's earnings power and fee-related earnings over time.The key question is how can Blackstone generate these extraordinary results while most other money managers are suffering? It is the power of their brand and superior performance over the years, which have enabled them to build unique relationships with their clients over decades. Blackstone has also benefited from the remarkable trend started over 30 years ago of increasing allocations to alternative managers as investors seek higher, sustainable returns, including retail investors, which represent a vast and largely untapped market.Recently, they have been on a huge buying spree acquiring different businesses such as $American Campus Communities(ACC)$ (US$12.8B - student housing), $PS Business Parks(PSB)$ (US$7.6B - commercial properties) , Crown Resorts (A$8.9B), Core Trust etc. The amount of available dry powdered capital is immense!!! Despite the current bearish sentiment, the stock is up 212% over a period of 5 years! Their AUM is growing so rapidly even in a bear market, imagine what will happen in a bull market?? I see the current sell-down as good opportunity to buy at a discount! I'm adding more for its high growth potential and high dividend yield (5+%). Do let me know your opinion!@Daily_Discussion  @CaptainTiger  @TigerStars  @MillionaireTiger  

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