CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

THE struggle of Hyflux - which has leveraged on its strong name recognition and market support to issue S$900 million of retail perpetuals across two tranches - has raised legitimate questions on...

A CHINESE company plans to emulate a risky property strategy in Hong Kong that was used last year to buy a skyscraper from the tycoon Li Ka-shing, taking on a high degree of debt and selling off...

JONES Lang LaSalle Inc's Canada division is out to become the top commercial real estate services company in the nation, tapping tech to propel growth...

THE residential sector once again dominated property investment sales in the second quarter of 2018 with S$7.1 billion of sales. This accounted for 65 per cent of the total investment volume. The...

THE threat of a full-blown trade war has escalated in the last few weeks with the G7 meeting ending in disarray over US tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from its allies. More importantly,...

THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

ASKING whether one should invest in a socially responsible way seems like a trivial question with an obvious answer. Socially responsible investing (SRI) has a long history. One of the successes...

CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

ANECDOTAL evidence suggests most us know a friend or a relative who has embarked on private hire car driving on the side to earn extra income. Even as Uber bows out of Singapore, other ride hailing...

THE FOOL'S EYE VIEW

TELECOM companies are generally viewed by investors as defensive shares. In other words, they can be in demand when economic growth is slow. That's because they could compensate for lower...

THE short-vol trade is dead. Long live the short-vol trade. Investors are discovering fresh ways to bet volatility across asset classes will tumble anew even as hawkish monetary policy, emerging-...

VALUE INSIGHT

MANY of us know the old stock market adage "sell in May and go away, don't come back 'till St Leger's Day". Does the strategy really do better than a buy-and-hold approach?...