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Help Shape SGXcafe's Future - 2 Apr 2016

Note: There is a one-question survey at the end of the post, and your input is appreciated. Today, I am writing because SGXcafe has reached a crossroad. You might know that SGXcafe started out as a personal project, but I made it available for public use when I thought it might help other small retail investors like myself invest better. However, SGX recently contacted me and said that SGXcafe needs ...


Decide When to Buy or Sell Using Short Selling Activities - 29 Mar 2016 (Updated: 26 Jun 2016)

Note: This feature is not available anymore due to licensing issues. Here is a question: How do you decide when to buy or sell a stock? I started trading in SGX a year ago, and every time I have money to invest, I always wonder "Should I buy now? But if not now, then when?" Since I didn't have a good answer to that question, what I've been doing till now is simply buy the best stock that fits my portfolio ...


Stay Alert with SGXcafe - 21 Mar 2016 (Updated: 26 Jun 2016)

Note: Instead of every minute, alerts will be check daily at the end of day due to licensing issues. In an ideal world, we would be able to monitor the stock market around the clock, so that we would know the instant the stock reaches a price we've been gunning for, or when the stock we've KIV-ed at the back of our minds is approaching the ex-dividend date. Alas, we don't live in an ideal world, and ...


Manage and Share Your Portfolio Effortlessly - 18 Mar 2016

Are you keeping track of your portfolio by Excel or some other tedious method? There is a way to do it painlessly, and it even allows you to share it on your own site with just a single line of html code! The best part? It's all available for free! There are many awesome financial bloggers in Singapore who share their portfolios on their blog. To me, it is to demonstrate that having a good passive ...


SGXcafe Turns One! Thank You! - 15 Mar 2016

The first SGXcafe article was released on 15 March 2015, so SGXcafe officially turns one today! Many things have happened in this one year. One thousand daily visitors In this one year, SGXcafe has grown from just one daily visitor (me) to more than a thousand daily visitors now. I'm so glad so many people enjoy using SGXcafe. Thank you for your support! Invest using only SGXcafe I have added all the ...




Improved Dividend Strength Estimator - 8 Mar 2016

In a previous article, I introduced a model which uses fundamental data to estimate Dividend Strength, P("same or more dividends next year" | "predicted to be giving same or more dividends next year"). Numerous people have shown interest in this estimation model, therefore I decided to spend more time improving its performance. Its performance have increased from AUC (Area Under ROC) of 0.65 to 0.7. ...


Do You Keep Your Extra Cash in the Bank? There Are Better Options Out There! - 1 Mar 2016

The company that I am currently working for in Tokyo has a cafeteria that serves free lunch to all employees, hence during lunchtime, we would get together for lunch and chat. Occasionally, the topic about money management would come up, and to date, I have yet to find a Japanese colleague who invests in the stock market, citing reasons of either finding it too risky, lack of knowledge, or more commonly, ...


Dividend Strength Estimator - 23 Feb 2016

Like many others, I enjoy buying stocks that pay good dividends. The challenge is in identifying companies that will be able to pay good dividends year after year. Many might suggest reading through years of financial statements, as well as getting to know the top management and their vision for the company as it is the ideal way of projecting its future cashflow and thus, dividends. I do agree that ...


Growing Dividends - Does Debt-to-equity Ratio and Operating Cashflow Matter? (Part 2) - 15 Feb 2016

In the previous article, I looked at how Debt-to-equity and Operating Cashflow (referred to as DER and OC from hereon) would influence Dividend Per Share (DPS). In particular, I looked at see how change of DER and change of OC in year X influences the DPS in year X+1. In this article, I would like to focus on the how absolute DER and absolute OC in year X could be a predictor of DPS in year X+1. Methodology ...


Growing Dividends - Does Debt-to-equity Ratio and Operating Cashflow Matter? - 10 Feb 2016

I believe there are many investors like me who love to invest in companies that pay dividends. Naturally, we hope that companies we invest in would have growing dividends. So, the question is "How can we differentiate companies that will have growing dividends from others?" In an attempt to find an answer to this question, I will perform a series of analyses in this and upcoming articles. Today, I ...




What Others Say About SGXcafe "Overall, this is a simple and easy to use platform. Its free to use so no harm giving it a try if you're an investor also."  —  SG Young Investment

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