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REITs ‘can’ buy vacant land and develop it. Positive.

I consider this a positive news for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and also for the real estate industry. Okay, perhaps more for the Klang Valley property market since most REITs are focused here. Reported in many media, the Securities Commission Malaysia’s (SC) has proposed to allow (REITs) to acquire vacant land and undertake … Read moreREITs ‘can’ buy vacant land and develop it. Positive.

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Dividend yield for REIT? Sunway REIT’s at 5.5 percent

First of all, I do not own a single unit of Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). However, I have always believed that if we want to enter the property market but we are worried with volatility, REITs provide that opportunity. If I tell you that a property related stock has a dividend yield of … Read moreDividend yield for REIT? Sunway REIT’s at 5.5 percent

Buy property… stocks and wait? CIMB’s advice.

Good news for those who has some spare cash and wants to buy stocks instead of property. After meeting with about 20 fund managers and analysts, CIMB Equities Research said, “Most funds still underweight property stocks in their portfolios but we sensed that sentiment on the sector had improved compared with during our roadshow in … Read moreBuy property… stocks and wait? CIMB’s advice.

Hap Seng: Bluechip, property, listed entity

This is the first time I am writing about Hap Seng Consolidated Bhd even though I have reviewed this stock before a few years ago. I do not own any units of Hap Seng today and has never bought any units before. I love companies which has shown good growth story and UNKNOWN to many. … Read moreHap Seng: Bluechip, property, listed entity

EPF’s CEO on the same side as me on forex.

I personally dislike buying and selling currencies for profits. Read here: Hedging? Do it now, for future. property in Australia? Coming back to forex, just look at those small countries where its currency could be easily manipulated. Seriously, do these countries benefit when the “investors” gain or lose money from the speculative activities? Let’s also not … Read moreEPF’s CEO on the same side as me on forex.

Ringgit recovering, I stopped writing

A few friends who have followed me for some time asked me why have I stopped writing about Ringgit these days. It’s already recovering, right? Well, last year, I did write a few articles about Ringgit. Read one here: Summary Q2 2015:Malaysian economy, Ringgit and Zeti or this: 1998 vs 2015, just numbers no rhetorics In fact … Read moreRinggit recovering, I stopped writing

Property market recovery in H2 may drive up stock prices

Property market is not really ‘moving’ and this has affected many property counters. Many people are scared of stocks too:  Is stock market scary for many? It does seem so These days, many of the counters have been forgotten. The issue is simple. If the developers are not selling well, their profits would certainly be affected … Read moreProperty market recovery in H2 may drive up stock prices

Like them but could not afford them? Buy shares lo

I have many friends who love Eco World, as a brand. Only a few has bought their properties. Probably not the time yet, no suitable ones or some other personal reasons. Anyway, I think they (Eco World) are one of the most prominent developer today and as long as they continue to develop whatever they … Read moreLike them but could not afford them? Buy shares lo

Finally, people are getting more rational and objective?

On 22 January 2016, Ringgit rallied the most within 8 weeks. Actually, up till end of 2015, ringgit was on an uptrend but everything fell apart by week 1 of January 2016 beginning with China. To those who have been following kopiandproperty.com for a while, you would note that I disagree with the current value … Read moreFinally, people are getting more rational and objective?

Falling oil price and actions of Warren Buffett

Should we still buy shares today? One latest prediction for oil price is that it may reach as low as US$10 per barrel. It is still falling. The stock markets have been falling and the S&P 500 is at its lowest point since 2004! Yes, this is already lower than even the mortgage crisis in … Read moreFalling oil price and actions of Warren Buffett

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