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Sabana REIT, Golden Agriculture, First REIT and K-Green Trust.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sabana REIT retested its low of 96c today. To top it off, it closed at 96c. Distribution activity continues for the seventh straight session. This is quite obvious when we look at the OBV. I said before that I could consider getting some if the yield is greater than 9%. Technically, if 96c gives way, the 123.6% Fibo line is at 94.5c and the 138.2% is at 93.5c. I might buy some at those levels.

Golden Agriculture formed an inverted black hammer today, closing at 74c after moving higher in the day. This is a bearish development. I remain wary of the negative divergence between price and volume. I would like to see the uptrend support retested and that is when I might add to my position.  This is currently at 70c.

First REIT's trading volume has been declining as price stayed at and above the immediate support at 73.5c. The momentum oscillators are positive and the MACD is rising above the signal line in positive territory. All very nice but as volume dwindles, we have to be wary. If we had missed loading up earlier, loading up now at 73.5c carries a higher risk, technically speaking, even though the uptrend is intact.

Immediate support at 73.5c with the next support at 71.5c and this is also where we find the rising 20dMA. Looking back, this counter has a history of relying on the 20dMA for support as it moved higher. So, buying at the 20dMA is safer.

K-Green Trust broke its immediate support at $1.04 and touched a low of $1.03. Immediate resistance is now at $1.06 while we could see the low of $1 achieved on 1 July retested. All the momentum oscillators are downtrending. The declining OBV suggests continual distribution taking place. I had originally thought of buying more at $1 but I might want to wait for clearer signs of a reversal before taking action now.

Related posts:
Sabana REIT: Fundamental analysis.
Golden Agriculture: Levitation act.
First REIT: XR and fair value.
K-Green Trust: A bad investment?

Genting SP: A rebound or a reversal?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Although I do not have any vested interest in Genting SP, I remain deeply interested in this highly liquid, highly volatile counter.

On 24 Nov, I mentioned that "We could see a rebound and if it does happen, resistance is at $2.10 which is where we find the 50dMA. Anyone who is thinking of reducing exposure could consider doing so here. After all, price goes down a river of hope and rarely in a straight line." In the last session, Genting SP closed at $2.09 after touching a high of $2.13.

The volume which accompanied the rise in price was not impressive. With the 20dMA poised to form a dead cross with the 50dMA, there could be more downward pressure.  The white candle formed was with a long upper wick which suggests selling pressure beyond $2.09. The MACD has turned up but it is doing so in negative territory which suggests that what we have is just a rebound and not a reversal.

I have also drawn lines in orange color connecting the highs of 20 Sep and 9 Nov as well as the lows of 30 Sep and 10 Nov. Do you see a rising wedge? It seems that this pattern is valid and the downside target is at least $1.85. Of course, if the next session sees an expansion of volume as price rises up, this reading would be invalidated.

Tea with AK71: The price of my car now.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The prices of cars in Singapore are still appreciating.

On 2 May, I mentioned that "in August last year, I convinced my mom to change her car" and "we decided on a Mitsubish Lancer Mivec 1.5 for $60k .....Guess what, it would cost her about $80k now to get the same Mitsubishi 9 months later!" Well, guess how much the same car would cost today? $87,988!

I blogged about buying a new car for myself on 1 August a few months ago. The "final price is $71k for a new Mazda 2 Sedan with leather seats and solar film." Guess how much it would cost today? Get ready for this really eye popping price tag: $96,988!

I am very happy to learn this but it is scary at the same time.  Talk about inflation!

Related posts:
Tea with AK71: Buying a car now?
Tea with AK71: Bought a new car!

Golden Agriculture: Levitation act.

Golden Agriculture's fortunes are tied to the performance of Crude Palm Oil (CPO).  With CPO forming new highs, Golden Agriculture is likely to do better in time.  However, I remain wary of adding to my position as the price does a levitation act.

The negative divergence with price moving higher and volume shrinking is all too obvious. Having said this, the MFI has formed higher lows which suggests that there is support and demand is strengthening.  The lower highs on the RSI suggest that the buying momentum has been weakening.  So? Price has been moving up due to the lack of sellers and not an abundance of buyers.

Immediate support is a recently many times tested 71.5c. Stronger support is at 67c, the low of 24 Nov and that is also where we find the rising 50dMA. The longer term resistance of 61c should be the longer term support now.

Raffles Education: A new low.

Friday, December 3, 2010

What started out as a promising up day for the STI was not to be as the index sank almost 1% at closing.

In Singapore, share prices lost early gains to end weaker on Friday following concerns over interest rates. Traders said the market firmed with early gains in regional exchanges as strong US economic data boosted sentiment. But prices pulled back later after China said it would tighten monetary policy next year, suggesting further interest rate hikes to cap inflation.
Read article here.

My portfolio is largely unaffected except for a small long position I have in Raffles Education. This was something I purchased a couple of months ago in early October as I identified a positive divergence between the rising MACD and the falling price on the daily chart. A reader at the time suggested that I could be a bit slow in identifying that divergence and it turned out that he was right.

26c looked promising as a possible double bottom with volume on 3 Sep, when 26c was first touched, very high but volume had been very low when 26c was retested recently. A picture of low volume pull back was also rather clear. Well, today's expansion in volume took out 26c and threw a spanner in the works. 26c was just a floor.

Do I see price falling further? Price touched a low of 25c and this is where we find the 138.2% Fibo line before closing at 25.5c. This could be another floor and should provide interim support. The MFI and RSI have been forming lower highs, suggesting a reduction in demand and buying momentum. However, they are both in negative territory now which could give pause to the selling momentum.

Would I sell now and take a 10% loss? Let us look at the weekly chart.

Since early June 2009 when the counter hit a high of 70c, trading volume has been declining as price retreated. As each floor (support) was broken, the trading volume became lower. The MACD has also been gently rising since mid December 2009 as price continued in its downtrend.

To talk about a reversal is surely early days yet but the signs are that further downside could well be limited. When all the would be sellers have sold, we could see a reversal of fortunes. In the meantime, a long term downtrend is still in force and this is not for the faint hearted.

So, I would not sell my small (money losing) stake in the company. Also, I tend to overlook counters which I am not vested in. Stay invested and I would continue to monitor the company.

Related post:
Raffles Education: A trading opportunity.

USA is back on a growth path.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Warren Buffett sent an open letter to the U.S. government recently thanking it for a job well done:

"Uncle Sam, you delivered... overall your actions were remarkably effective."

Warren Buffett thinks that the stimulus money and bailouts worked. Well, there is finally hard evidence that the U.S.A. is back on a growth path. This is taken from Yahoo!Finance:

“In October we were able to rule out this double-dip nightmare scenario,” he says. “We are able to see very clearly, with a good deal of conviction, a revival in growth,” Achuthan tells Aaron and Dan in this clip. The improvements are widespread, Achuthan says.

-- Profit growth and productivity are on the rise. Achuthan says that leads to more hiring and capital investment in equipment.

-- Housing has stabilized. The outlook may not be rosy, but “it’s not falling off a new cliff,” which means it’s not a drag.

-- Cheap capital as a result of low interest rates. The private sector continues to create jobs.

-- Pent-up demand. Thanks to the jump in jobs, people are less afraid of losing their positions, Achuthan suggests. And after two years of saving and worrying, consumers have “frugality fatigue” which is beginning to show in the improvements in holiday shopping data.

Posted Dec 01, 2010 03:50pm EST by Peter Gorenstein

This bodes well for U.S.A.'s trading partners like Singapore.

Related posts:
Comments on the US economy.
The US consumers are back!

First REIT: XR and fair value.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A friend called me yesterday and said he might buy into First REIT with a view of getting more excess rights. I gave him my full support and told him he is likely to make money in this exercise. It turned out that he didn't get any yesterday.

Assuming that he had bought 4 lots at 98.5c /unit, his average price including rights units would be:

98.5 x 4 + 50c x 5  /9 = 71.55c /unit

At the estimated annualised DPU of 6.4c for 2011, it would mean a yield of 8.94%.  Not bad.  If he managed to get 1 lot of excess rights later on, the average price would be 69.4c which means a yield of 9.22%! I like this.

My expectation is for the REIT to trade closer to an 8% yield.  That means I expect the REIT to trade closer to 80c per unit with the estimated annualised DPU revised upwards to 6.4c for 2011.

I had people asking me if they should sell their First REIT units when it went CR. My advice to them was to keep the units and to accept and pay for their rights.  The proposed acquisitions and rights issue is a good thing for existing unit holders: a strong yield on investment with a good chance of capital gains.  Of course, there were still some who sold which allowed me to buy more at 95c /unit.

In an earlier blog post, I mentioned that I did not see any reason why the REIT should trade below the TERP of 70c, XR, and if it did, I would buy more. Today, it touched 70c only to bounce higher. It closed at 73.5c after touching a high of 74c. Congratulations to fellow unit holders!

Allow me a little indulgence as this is something I have always wanted to do:

Rating: BUY.
Fair value: 80c/unit.

Related posts:
First REIT: Rights issue.
First REIT: Bought more at 95c.

Starhub, CapitaMalls Asia and CitySpring.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A reader asked me what's happening to Starhub and another one asked me what's happening to CapitaMalls Asia. The recent price weakness must be spooky for quite a few investors.

Starhub's uptrend is clearly broken. The support at 20dMA broke five sessions ago and closing at $2.63 today on high volume looks ominous as a long black candle was formed. $2.63 is where we find the rising 50dMA. Could we see price bouncing off the 50dMA? We could but there is no clear sign of a reversal. So, if price bounces off the 50dMA, it could be just that: a bounce.

The MFI has been forming lower highs and in a rebound, we could see it testing its downtrend resistance which approximates 50% which itself is a natural resistance.  If the MACD continues to descend towards zero, we could see it crossing into negative territory. We could see price testing the 100dMA as support then. Using Fibo lines as a guage, $2.51 is also where we find the 161.8% Fibo line. It would take a brave person to go long at this point in time. Immediate resistance at $2.72.

CapitaMalls Asia's share price closed below $2.00 once more. A long black candle was formed on high volume as price closed at $1.97. Will this counter test its low of $1.91 touched on 7 May 10? With all the momentum oscillators trending down, it could.

Time to go long? I don't think so. I would let the downtrend run its course and wait for clearer signs of a reversal. Watch out, in the meantime, for signs of stabilisation. See if the candlesticks start moving inwards away from the lower Bollinger.

I fully divested my investment in CitySpring, an investment which I have long regarded as a mistake, in early October. Kim Eng has downgraded the trust to a SELL now: Kim Eng Securities downgrades Cityspring Infrastructure Trust to Sell from Hold, cuts target price to $0.52 from $0.62 on prospect of lower distribution payouts, dilution risks.

Related post:
CapitaMalls Asia: Uptrend broken.
CitySpring Infrastructure Trust: Thoughts on divestment.

An award for ASSI.

I have abstracted the following from an email received today:
Dear AK71,

Congratulations! Angela here, and your blog, A Singaporean Stockmarket Investor, is an essential part of our resources!

As a website dedicated to help those consider a career in accounting, we only provide the best information available. Whether it's a resource that helps you understand finance, or provides insight on what to invest in, we provide them for those seeking to obtain this information. This is why we've featured your blog, as it is one of the best to teach our readers.

Please do not hesitate to call or email if you have any questions. Again, congratulations, and keep up the awesome work!

Angela Turner

This is a happy development and I would like to thank all readers for the spreading the word.

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