My dream car- a chrome warp GTR
So recently i see a lots of car wrapping companies are popping out in Singapore and it gave me the idea to look into companies that supplies the wrapping material. The two main industry player is 3M and Avery Diversion.
3M (MMM)is one of the most renown and trusted names in the world. Household products like Nexcare, Post-it, Scotch, Scotch-Brite, and Scotchgard are market leaders in their individual categories. The company remains focused on inventing new products, with its scientists and innovators enjoying a competitive advantage worldwide. The company expects to further leverage its balance sheet to provide higher returns to shareholders. 3M is investing heavily to bolster its competitive edge in the future. At the same time, the company is continuing with its portfolio restructuring efforts by divesting assets that no longer fit in its strategy and continues to make investments in other lucrative markets.
For 2016, Avery Dennison (AVY) raised its adjusted earnings per share guidance to $3.95–$4.00 from the previous range of $3.80–$3.95. This reflects the better-thanexpected third-quarter operating results, including the lower expected tax. Avery projects more than $75 million from restructuring savings, net of transition costs for the year. Constant focus on productivity and capital discipline will help in delivering strong returns for its shareholders. Moreover, consistent execution of strategies will facilitate long-term goals for superior value creation.
Avery Dennison’s results reflected continued outperformance in Pressure-sensitive
materials (PSM). Its goal in PSM has been to create value by organically growing the
top line of this high return business at 4% to 5%, while expanding operating margin. The company remains focused in shifting PSM’s portfolio mix towards high-value graphic and specialty labels materials. Avery Dennison expects to benefit over the long term from
continuous investment in these areas.
If you noticed that i have a small stake in AVY in my portfolio. Currently AVY is doing badly comparing to it’s competitors. I am looking at a 10% upside.
Entry price 70.78
Just entered a long position on paypal @ 39.5
Reason: I like paypal, i use paypal. Great brand, Huge growth space in the mobile industry. Plus now it is near its support. More over most businesses use paypal checkout.
Risk: Strong competitors like master card and visa trying to dominate the online payment industry.
Current TP is 42 but will exit earlier or later depends on fundamental.
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People always ask me where to find information on US stocks ar? Every investor should be well equipped with the correct tools before they start. Information is key! Below are the tools i use daily for creating my winning portfolio.
Trading View – Free interactive stock charting tool.
Finviz – My favourite stock screener, lots of advance filters, fundamentals and technical all covered.
Seeking Alpha – For professional analysis and news updates.
Stocktwits – I don’t really use this, but its good to see how are people reacting to certain stocks. Sometime their comments might pull you back before you enter a trade.#
So what i usually do is use Finviz to look out for stocks. Then i will put the ticker in Trading view to understand the technical. After that i will go to Seeking Alpha to see if others are thinking like me. Learn to play around with all this tools, its quite addictive after you start 🙂
Do comment below if you have any free trading tools that i miss out!
Please note i only use the Free version. I don’t subscribe to them as i don’t do day trades hence it doesn’t really help me.
As of 30/11/2016
Hi guys, this is my watch-list for US stocks. Most of the stocks you should have heard before, like Paypal, Google, Amazon etc.
Currently i only take long position (means i only buy, i don’t short the market). So i will look out from sharp drops and validate the fundamentals again before i enter the market.
Lockheed Martin (LMT) is one of the hottest stock that i am looking at now. Basically is it a supplies weaponry to US army and also other parts of the world. After trump won, many felt that his influence will bring more war. Please note LMT has already gone up 10% since the election result was out. Still looking for a good chance to enter.
F35 One of Lockheed Martin defense product
I will also be looking to take more position in Phillip Morris (PM). They are the supplier of Marlboro, so for all those smokers out there time to put some money in PM to cover your smoking expenses. Their new product iQos is very interesting. I am not a smoker but response in Japan on the product seems to be positive. It is basically a new vaping method that involves heating up cigarettes instead of burning them. Below is a video of the iQos.
Disclaimer: I am not a financial expert, i am just a ordinary guy wearing a Rolex. Please do your own research.
Just meet my BTM buddy who is gonna be station at USA for the next 2 years. Catch up abit, fatten up abit and talk cock abit. Then he told me that he have some investment using iFAST. Brought a few high risk funds from first state. Which is good, better than Insurance investment, so i asked him about the commission and the sales fee. He everything also don’t know, siao liao dunno isit kana chop. So i decided to do some research on First State funds for him.
FIRST STATE ASIAN GROWTH FUND (Reccomanded by FundSuperMart)
So you can see the fund charges is around 3% + iFast fee 1-3% depending on your adviser.
3-6% u can say very little but you see the fund growth, 6% average over 10 years. Means all your gains all go into fees and commission. If you have a investment now please go check your fees! Agents always avoid this kind of question one, call them to get your free Starbucks!
So what is the solution?
DIY, buy ETF off stock market. ETF charges easily less than 1%. Don’t let funds eat into your profits. Funds managers don’t get rich from investing, they get rich from your commission.
If die die want to use iFast, do it online, use fundsupermart, eliminate agent sales charge.
Some investors have made fortunes through what appear to be superior analytical skills. Household names like Peter Lynch and Warren Buffett achieved their successes through picking individual stocks. Many more individuals you’ve never heard of have attempted similar strategies and failed. Even most professional mutual fund managers can’t beat the market, and while this is not a popular theory, Lynch and Buffett may have just been exceptionally lucky, even if they are financial whizzes. Highly regarded economists have, in fact, shown that a portfolio of randomly chosen stocks can perform as well as a carefully assembled one.
Yes, you may be able to beat the market, but with investment fees, taxes and human emotion working against you, you’re more likely to do so through luck. If you can merely earn the same returns as the market, you’ll be doing better than most people.
Quote from Investopedia.com
Hi, all. You guys can call me Ah King. My English is not very good so pardon my writing.
I started this blog because I love money. Leave this website now if you don’t love money as this blog is all about $$$$. Anyway i am not selling any services or products, i am just trying to record my trading journey on this blog.
On this blog I will be sharing my US stocks investment portfolio and how I slowly profit my way to retirement. Feel free to comment on any of my post, no one is perfect, so please share you views so we all can learn together.
I started investing in March 2016, currently, I am in the green, around $27K SGD profits, you can take a look at my current winning portfolio here.