Thursday, March 26, 2015

'Housing Outlook 2015' Sharing by Dr Tan Tee Khoon & The Launch of Indigo's Econs Book

Hi everyone! As some of you might know, I am running a tuition business with an awesome group of talented people. I would like to invite you to come for a free sharing session with an industry expert in the local housing market.

Light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring your friends and colleagues along if they are interested. Thanks!

You can also pre-order our very first 'A' Level Economics book. The book is co-authored by Indigo's star Econ tutors, Mrs Carolina Ip and Mrs Lim Wee Hoon.

The launch of Indigo's 'A' Level Economics Book.

From an Economist perspective, the last few tumultuous years have probably been the most exciting years of an otherwise boring life. We have witnessed a total meltdown of the housing market in United States due to subprime mortgages, which led to a series of federal bailouts; European countries had to undertake severe austerity measures due to its excessive spending and borrowing; Countries across continents waging a currency war in order to attain a pricing edge in its exports.

Every key event was hotly debated in Indigo’s economics classes which gave rise to an idea – we should print a book using simple economic concepts to explain current and relevant phenomenon that all students will find useful. Over the last 2 years, we have consolidated all the best features of our highly interactive discussions in classes and penned every meaningful idea onto this book.

This book will give you a succinct synopsis of each key event, followed by a detailed write up on the significance of the event including policy options. At the end of each chapter, you’ll discover the implications the event has on Singapore, and also learn how to answer economic questions asked at the A-level examinations.

Perhaps the best feature of the book is that you do not have to be an economics student to appreciate the content. The thorough scintillating arguments make it a good bedtime read for anyone.

Happy reading!


Carolina Ip & Tan Wee Hoon

Monday, March 23, 2015

Dividend Warrior is back! March 2015 Singapore Dividend Growth Portfolio Update

Dear fellow income investors, I am glad to announce that my blog is finally revived. However, all my old posts will not be published as I wish to restart blogging on a clean slate. With the support of my fans, I managed to hit around 1.6 million page views in 5 years. Thanks guys! I hope to hit 2 million page views by the end of 2015. ^^

SembCorp Industries
ST Engg
Raffles Medical
Sheng Siong
Keppel DC REIT
Silverlake Axis

Over the past few months, I have liquidated SPH, the three telcos and most of the REITs in my dividend portfolio. Some funds were channelled into my modest tuition business while the rest of the capital were reinvested into SembCorp Industries, ST Engineering, Raffles Medical Group, Sheng Siong Group, Silver Lake Axis and Keppel DC REIT. I chose these companies because they have solid fundamentals and business models, which will probably sustain or even grow their dividends over the next few years. Nowadays, I am not too fixated on dividend yields alone. The ability of the company to keep paying dividends during times of crisis is a more critical factor to consider.

Power Of CD
Dividend Warrior

Friday, March 6, 2015

Singapore Budget 2015 Review

What are the challenges faced by the Singapore economy in 2015?

Challenges faced by the Singapore economy arise from both external source and internal source.

 Externally, the global economic environment is uncertain, given the expected weaker performance in Eurozone and China. Since Singapore is very dependent on external demand for growth as domestic market is limited, the weak external demand will slow down growth in Singapore.

Internally, the tight labour market sets a constraint to our growth. If the size of labour force cannot be increased, the alternative way is to improve the quality of labour and introduce method of production that relies more on technology and the use of capital goods. Another related problem of tight labour market is the rising cost of production. Shortage of labour is likely to push up wages and firms, in particularly, small and medium-sized enterprises, will be adversely affected.

Taking these factors into account, the government has forecasted a modest growth rate of 2.0% to 4.0% in 2015.

P.S.: The tax concession for S-REITs has been extended 5 more years. ^^
Power of CD,
Dividend Warrior


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