What You Need To Know about the ‘Magnificent Seven’ in the US Market

‘Magnificent Seven’ in the US market is a term coined by analysts from the Bank of America Corporation to refer to the following 7 companies (by alphabetical order): Alphabet Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc, Meta Platforms Inc., Microsoft Corporation, NVIDIA Corporation, and Tesla Inc. You can learn more about each of these companies in terms of its businesses and how they generate their revenue, along with a highlight of their latest financial results in this post…

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The 11 Sectors Making up the S&P 500 Index

Most people know that the S&P 500 Index tracks the performance of the top 500 American companies by market capitalisation, and that 8 out of 10 of the top 10 companies are technology companies. However, many people are not aware that the companies within the index are from 11 different sectors, and that you have the option to invest in individual sectors (through the indexes that track them). In this post, you will learn what each of the 11 sectors are, along with some basic information about them…

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Is Futu Holdings Ltd a ‘Buy’?

Futu Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:FUTU) is in the business of offering market data, financial news, interactive social features, and investor education on its digital platforms Futubull as well as MooMoo (the latter should be very familiar to us Singaporean investors.) In this post, let us find out more about the US-listed company by looking at its financial performance and debt profile to find out whether the company is a ‘buy’…

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Which Singapore-Listed Bank Had the Best Q3 and 9M FY2023 Results?

Now that all 3 Singapore-listed banks (in DBS, UOB, and OCBC) have released their business updates for the 3rd quarter, as well as for the first 9 months of FY2023, let us put their financial results and ratios side-by-side to find out which bank had the most resilient results this time round. On top of that, you’ll also find out which bank is currently the ‘cheapest’, and the ‘most expensive’ by comparing their current valuations (based on their traded prices at lunch break this afternoon, 14 November 2023)…

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A Summary of OCBC’s Q3 & 9M Business Update

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (SGX:O39), or OCBC for short, is Singapore’s longest established bank. Apart from its home country where it is headquartered, the bank is focused in other countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, and Greater China. Currently, it has a network of more than 420 branches and representative offices in 19 countries and regions. This morning (10 November), the Singapore-listed bank released its business update for the 3rd quarter, as well as for the first 9 months of FY2023 ended 30 September, and we will be looking at its key financial figures and ratios in this post…

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EC World REIT’s Q3 and 9M FY2023 Results: What You Need to Know

EC World REIT (SGX:BWCU) is a China-based REIT which invests in e-commerce and port logistics properties located in the country. Trading for the REIT is voluntarily suspended since end-August, and troubles are mounting with every passing month due to cashflow problems. You can read more about it in this post, together with the essential about the REIT’s latest results released last evening (07 November), particularly its latest financial performance, portfolio occupancy, and its debt profile…

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DBS’ Business Update for Q3 & 9M FY2023 – What You Need to Know

Besides being the biggest bank in Singapore by total assets, DBS Group Holdings Limited (SGX:D05), or DBS for short, is also a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 19 markets, and a focus on 3 key markets – Greater China, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. This morning (06 November), the Singapore-listed bank have made available its business update for the 3rd quarter, as well as for the first 9 months of FY2023 (ended 30 September), and you can find my review about it in this post…

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Everything You Need to Know about PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP)

PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) is a company which you should be familiar with, for its namesake beverage (in Pepsi). This is on top of other beverage brands such as Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Mug Root Beer, Starbucks Frappuccino, and Lipton by the company. Apart from beverages, it also produce snacks, with some of the brands including Lay’s, Doritos, Ruffles, Cheetos, among others. In this post, you will learn about the US-listed company’s financial performance, debt profile, and dividend payout to shareholders over the last 8 years (between FY2015 and FY2022), as well as whether its current traded price is considered to be ‘cheap’ or ‘expensive’ based on its current vs. its 8-year average valuations…

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Key Highlights from CapitaLand Ascendas REIT’s Q3 FY2023 Business Update

Singapore’s first and largest listed business space and industrial REIT in CapitaLand Ascendas REIT (SGX:A17U), or CLAR for short, have made available its business update for the 3rd quarter of FY2023 (ended 30 September) after market hours today (27 October). No financial figures were reported as the REIT have switched to half-yearly reporting. It only made available its portfolio occupancy and debt profile in its business update – both of which we will be looking at in today’s post…

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Mapletree Pan Asia Commercial Trust’s Q2 and 1H FY2023/24 Results: My Review

Mapletree Pan Asia Commercial Trust (SGX:N2IU), or MPACT for short, invests in income producing properties used for retail and office purposes. At the time of writing, its portfolio comprises 18 properties located in 5 key gateway cities in Asia – 5 in Singapore, 1 in Hong Kong, 2 in China, 9 in Japan, and 1 in South Korea, valued at S$16.6 billion. After market hours yesterday (26 October), MPACT released its results for the 2nd half, and for the 1st half of FY2023/24 ended 30 September, and in this post, you will find my review of its latest financial results, portfolio occupancy and debt profile, as well as its distribution payout to unitholders…

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