Author Archives: howtoinv

The meaning of EBITDA and EBIT and how to calculate them

The meaning of EBITDA and EBIT and how to calculate them pic

As beginners learning how and where to invest money in Singapore, you would have heard that there are two type of investors: fundamental and technical. Technical investors often given no regard to the underlying business. Instead, they often look at market price movement, often making predictions about future price changes through the interpretation of historic […]

Definitions: What is a perpetual bond and how does it work

Definitions- What is a perpetual bond and how does it work picture

As beginners learning how and where to invest money in Singapore, we tend to have a unique interest in investment products that offer high dividend yield. This is the reason why many had invested in Reits such as Capitaland Commercial Trust, an associate of Capitaland and Mapletree Logistic Trust, an associate of Mapletree Investments. However, […]

Ascott Reit Q1 business update amidst Covid-19 world pandemic

Ascott Reit Q1 business update amidst Covid-19 world pandemic picture

As many have expected, the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has crippled both tourism and business travel around the world. As many countries experience a spike in the number of community infection cases, they have instituted country-wide lockdowns. This has impacted Ascott Reit greatly. Ascott Residence Trust (ART) is the largest hospitality trust in Asia […]

The difference in meaning between subsidiary and associate

The difference in meaning between subsidiary and associate picture

Many a time when we are looking at how and where to invest money in Singapore, we will come across companies which seem to related to a group but is separately listed. One good example will be Capitaland Mall Trust and Capitaland Commercial Trust. While they bear the name ‘Capitaland’, they are not the same […]

What are dividends and is a high yield strategy viable

What are dividends and is a high yield strategy viable picture

In learning how to invest in Singapore, you will often hear the words ‘dividend’ and ‘dividend yield’ being tossed around in analytical speak. However, what are these and how are they calculated. Dividend is a payment from the company to its shareholders. This payment is often a percentage of the company’s earnings over the last […]

Key Takeaways Capitaland Financial Results 2019

Key Takeaways Capitaland Financial Results 2020 picture

As investors who are learning how and where to invest money in Singapore, it is important to listen to the financial performance of firms in the fiscal year. Such presentations give you a clue on the latest developments and can often be found on the company’s website. However, it can be difficult to sit down […]

Mapletree Logistic Trust Portfolio Update (2019)

Mapletree Logistic Trust Portfolio Update (2019)

For beginners learning to invest their own money in Singapore, it is beneficial to keep a keen eye on the acquisitions and divestments done by management. This is especially true for Real Estate Investment Trust (Reits), where making distribution per unit accretive acquisitions is core to its success. Making a wrong acquisition can destroy the […]