3 reasons why I’m still holding my iFAST shares

iFAST, a large Singapore-based investment platform is one of my earliest and largest positions since 2017 so I have been grateful for the recent ~100% jump in the share price. Here are 3 reasons why I haven't sold any of my shares. iFAST operates a large non-bank investment platform in Singapore but the company is … Continue reading 3 reasons why I’m still holding my iFAST shares

Portfolio news this week(ending 11 July)

This week's news includes Singapore's election results, TripAdvisor's bond issuance and increased competition for iFAST.Singapore elections, HRNet and Singapore O&G: Singapore's ruling party, the People Action Party (PAP) returned to power (83 out of 93 seats) but had one of the lowest share of the popular vote (61%) in its history. From Bloomberg:The result could … Continue reading Portfolio news this week(ending 11 July)

Portfolio news this week (ending 27 June)

This week's news includes TripAdvisor's profit warning and pivot to quality experiences, an interview with iFAST CEO and MasterCard's spend update. iFAST CEO interview with Zuu: iFAST is aiming to be the Netflix of Fintech by providing banking and wealth management services to clients globally. Applying for a Singapore digital banking license is the first … Continue reading Portfolio news this week (ending 27 June)

Portfolio news this week (ending 20 June)

The main news this week involved iFAST's digital banking bid and Mastercard shoppers on Amazon . iFAST and digital banking: iFAST is one of the nine shortlisted bidders for Singapore's digital wholesale banking license. iFAST has a chance but it's going to be a tough fight. Link Mastercard and Amazon: Mastercard users can look forward … Continue reading Portfolio news this week (ending 20 June)

Portfolio news this week (ending 13 June)

Here's the top news this week affecting my positions in Singapore O&G, iFAST and TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor vs Booking: Booking.com will terminate existing contracts with attractions and tours and will create an experiences partnership with TUI's Musement instead. Booking.com users will eventually be directed to Musement's experiences.  Building an experiences business is clearly not easy when … Continue reading Portfolio news this week (ending 13 June)

Portfolio news this week (ending 6 June)

Here's the top news this week affecting my positions in Singapore O&G, iFAST and TripAdvisor. All Singapore O&G (SOG) services are available again: SOG clinics including their dermatology clinics can offer their full suite of services with Singapore's circuit breaker ending on 2 June. See the SOG poster below. However, competing dermatology clinics will be … Continue reading Portfolio news this week (ending 6 June)

Zero sales test

How long can a company survive with zero revenue?  The COVID-19 crisis has forced governments to restrict movement so  restaurants, hotels and travel companies are faced with a grim scenario where revenue drops to zero. The cyclical companies in my portfolio such as China Aviation  Oil, TripAdvisor and HRNet are vulnerable but I subjected all … Continue reading Zero sales test