Are You Comparing Apple With Apple?

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This article “Are You Comparing Apple With Apple?” by Teh Hooi Ling was first published in The Business Times on 11 December 2004 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Whether a company capitalises or expenses an item can make a big difference to its balance sheet, income and cash flow statements, and its …

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Ratios To Judge A Firm’s Health

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This article “Ratios To Judge A Firm’s Health” by Chen HuiFen was first published in The Business Times on 19 Nov 2007 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Chen HuiFen looks at key financial ratios that can help to evaluate the comparative performance of companies
In our previous two …

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Digging Deeper Into The PE Ratio

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This article “Digging Deeper Into The PE Ratio” by Lin Cai HaoXiang was first published in The Business Times on 26 Aug 2013 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
The PE ratio is one of the most popular, yet most misunderstood, ways to value a company, writes Cai HaoXiang
Some …

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Cheap Cash-Rich Companies On SGX: Opportunity Or Trap?

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This article “Cheap Cash-Rich Companies On SGX: Opportunity Or Trap?” by Cai Haoxiang was first published in The Business Times on 16 May 2016 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
This week, we examine stocks that have more cash on their balance sheet than their market value
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Charting Stock Performance

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “Charting Stock Performance” by Teh Hooi Ling was first published in The Straits Times on 27 Jan 2013 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Comparing stock price now to 10-year average earnings yields insights.
Let’s recap some of the things I have talked about in this column. I discussed …

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Probing Foundations: Balance Sheet Basics

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “Probing Foundations: Balance Sheet Basics” by Cai HaoXiang was first published in The Business Times on 04 Apr 2016 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
Investors will be well served to do a detailed study of a company’s balance sheet
Beginner investors often think they can divine …

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How To Read This Table

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “How To Read This Table” by Cai HaoXiang was first published in The Business Times on 28 Jan 2013 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.
The following table displays all 30 component stocks making up the Straits Times Index (STI), Singapore’s benchmark index..

These are the largest and …

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In Buying Low PE Stocks, Beware Of Value Trap

Foreword from ShareInvestor
This article “In Buying Low PE Stocks, Beware Of Value Trap” by Teh Hooi Ling was first published in The Straits Times on 23 Dec 2012 and is reproduced in this blog in its entirety.

While stocks with the lowest PEs generally offer the best returns, there are duds as well.
Last week, we …

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