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Daryl Liao, Fti
Daryl Liao, Fti
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Level 7. Grand Master
Answered 4w ago
Yes you do have to receive the dividends manually into your bank account. Personally, I would accumulate such dividends and make an investment maybe quarterly if the quantum is not big. Otherwise the minimum commissions and fees would become a big percentage of your costs.

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REITs

Billy Ko
Billy Ko
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered 3h ago
Everyone's bombarding answers but no one's answering your question. Yes, S-REITs need to pay corporate taxes before they give out their dividends. But no, investors don't need to pay dividends because the payouts received is after it has been taxed.

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Lifestyle

Billy Ko
Billy Ko
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered 3h ago
I went online to search more about this trading platform and came across this review -- https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/money-mind-210/firstrade-reviewing-another-u-s-broker-non-u-s-residents-5885167.html

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Billy Ko
Billy Ko
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered 3h ago
Financial-modelling is one thing, but getting the numbers to put it in is another. How would you forecast revenue for the next 5 years, how would you value changes in management and how convincing and accurate it is is the largest consideration, thats how stock pitches are made. Truth be told, to obtain a target price, a lot of numbers that are input are fluff

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Investments

Alphabet. Moat is tremendous. When's the last time you actually used a non-google search engine? A non-android phone? (other than people from the Apple camp) Watch something that wasn't on YouTube? Used something other than Gmail? Translated something without using Google Translate? (anyone remember Altavista Babelfish? It's still around, but who uses it?) It's actually scary, how much our lives are intertwined with their ecosystem. I can safely say that even Facebook does not have that level of entrenchment into our lives. I know of people who don't use Facebook, but we're constantly interacting with Alphabet related services daily, no matter where you are.

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Well, technically when I bought my first stock, 100% of my portfolio was in that one stock. But over time, I've reduced that to 15% at most. Managing my downside risk is a very important thing. There is however, a limit to the number of stocks that I can monitor effectively, so I would also not hold too many. For me to have 1/3 in a single stock in my portfolio, will probably only happen if it a fundamentally good stock, and we're deep in a recession, and I choose to unload my warchest into that stock alone....a very unlikely event for all these factors to come together.

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Stocks Discussion

Fiona Loh
Fiona Loh, Analyst at Deloitte Consulting
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 19 Nov 2019
If you're a value investor, there's no need for you to keep up with the price changes. Just invest when the price is at your targeted amount and you can just let the money be in there until 1 day you've decided to sell it off. Unless you're a trader, of which you can make use of the "Stop Loss" or "Take Profit" functions on your trading platform.

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Stocks Discussion

FSM INVEST EXPO 2020

Billy Ko
Billy Ko
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered 4h ago
Government-linked companies. Thats how businesses in China are run, everything is about "Guan Xi" a.k.a Connections. So if the company have political-ties - be it a supplier or customer, it is highly likely it'd be poised to grow

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Family

Billy Ko
Billy Ko
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered 4h ago
It would be good to obtain the cost price & number of units they have, coupled with the dividend earned over the years to identify how the investments have performed over the years. Depending if you'd still be keen on investing, you can choose to manage the stocks i.e. look back historically on how the company has progressed over the years, management, business profile etc. and decide how the company is poised to do in the future, or if you really aren't keen on investing anymore, then you could just sell it off.

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Wilson Nid A Break
Wilson Nid A Break
Level 8. Wizard
Answered 4h ago
Mainly will affect O&G production, pipelines, service-related companies in the short-term
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