SGX Listed Stock

STRACO CORPORATION LIMITED (SGX:S85)


SGD 0.565
0.000 / 0.00%
Share Price as of: 2020-02-26 17:16
Market / ISIN Code: SGX Mainboard / SG1P15916395
GICS® Sector / Industry Group / Industry: Consumer Discretionary / Consumer Services / Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure


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Lizardo Realm (Investment)
Lizardo
2020-02-26 21:25:22
China has a Flu and the Whole World Gets Sick
Taxi drivers are complaining about low pick up rate and are suffering from massive income cut. SMRT and Comfort Delgro will suffer.Tourists are not coming to Singapore. So the likes of Gentings and Straco are suffering from zilch revenue.Tourists are staying away from flying into Singapore given the number of cases. Singaporeans are also worried about flying out. So SIA will suffer, and the effect will cascade to SATS.  SIA has already cut large number of flights in the months ahead and staff are surplus a plenty.No tourists, no major events, the MICE sector also suffers. So Kingsmen will suffer.Trade grinding to a halt because China factories are only slowly trying to resume amidst their lockdowns and containment. So all the industrial and shipping side are facing slow
A Path to Forever Financial Freedom (3Fs)
B
2020-02-21 21:34:30
Feb 2020 - Portfolio & Transaction Updates
No.  Counters No. of Shares Market Price (SGD) Total Value (SGD) based on market price Allocation % 1. MTQ 150,000 0.31      46,500.00 34.0% 2. Powermatic Data   18,000 2.60      46,800.00 34.0% 3. Ho Bee Land        300 2.31           693.00 1.0% 4. Warchest         41,000.00 31.0% Total    134,993.00 100% February month has been an excellent month for the portfolio.I sold off my Top Glove towards the end of January at almost the peak at $2.51 and then used that funds to board on the MTQ train, which has also done pretty well this month.For those of you who missed my anal
A Path to Forever Financial Freedom (3Fs)
B
2020-02-14 13:12:21
Being At The Right Place At The Right Time
Being at the right place at the right time is always a desired scenario for many of us.But how many of us can truly catch the right moment at the right time? Not many I would say.Getting both the right place and time is a skill that we need to hone for precise pinpoint accuracy. It involves a lot of thinking, sometimes second level thinking, in depth understanding of the matters, psychology and some bits of luck involved.In the investing segment, we called it the perfect "Buffett" moment. Okay, I don't know how this relates back to Warren Buffett but I figured out that since he is a role model to many of the investors out there, his name is constantly being mentioned.Take an example of Genting Singapore (SGX: G13) for instance.I wrote an article about a year ago (Link Here) when their shar
The Fifth Person
Royston Yang
2020-02-11 09:43:22
5 stock opportunities amidst the coronavirus outbreak
It’s been a chaotic and frantic four weeks as the world copes with a dangerous threat — a new type of pneumonia-causing coronavirus termed the ‘novel coronavirus’ that has sickened over 37,000 and killed more than 800 people, mostly in China, as at the time of writing. For those old enough to recall, Singapore experienced something similar back in 2003 during the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic. As the situation is still evolving and fluid, no one knows what the eventual outcome and death toll will be for the coronavirus. If we use the timeline for SARS, the world managed to contain the outbreak in around 12-15 months. As the coronavirus outbreak was only discovered on 31 December 2019, it has not even been two full months since the outbreak, yet the d
A Path to Forever Financial Freedom (3Fs)
B
2020-02-02 09:24:07
My Game Plan On The Wuhan Coronavirus Crisis
The dreaded China market will finally going to reopen tomorrow in what looks to be a massacre sell-off in the market after what most other markets had experienced in the last few days.The China A50 futures are currently down 1000 points from the last closing of 13,800 on 23rd Jan 2020 to 12,700, so we should be expecting a trigger 8% to 10% sell-off when market reopens tomorrow. This should then goes on to continue likely over the next few days as we are likely to see margin calls coming in and sell-off accelerating.For investors who are looking to take opportunity of this correction, there is no better time to get in than probably the last 4 years (last was 2016 China sell-off event) since the entry point is more attractive but given a more cautious outlook.Still, if you do believe that t
A Path to Forever Financial Freedom (3Fs)
B
2020-01-22 16:20:16
Jan 2020 - Portfolio & Transaction Updates
No.  Counters No. of Shares Market Price (SGD) Total Value (SGD) based on market price Allocation % 1. Top Glove   50,000 1.71      85,500.00 48.0% 2. Straco 100,000 0.65      65,000.00 37.0% 3. Comfortdelgro     8,000 2.21      17,680.00 10.0% 4. Ho Bee Land        300 2.36           700.00 1.0% 5. Warchest           8,000.00 6.0% Total    176,880.00 100% Less: CFD Leverage @ 2.8%    (70,000.00) Total    106,880.00 100% It's the first reporting season of the new year a
A Path to Forever Financial Freedom (3Fs)
B
2019-12-09 18:45:11
Dec 19 - Portfolio & Networth Update
No.  Counters No. of Shares Market Price (SGD) Total Value (SGD) based on market price Allocation % 1. Straco        100,000        0.675         67,500.00 66.00% 2. Ho Bee Land                300         2.38              714.00 1.00% 3. Warchest            34,000.00 33.00% Total       102,214.00 100.00% To think that we have finally reached the end of the year is such incredible moment, given how fast time fl
A Path to Forever Financial Freedom (3Fs)
B
2019-12-03 11:10:24
Recent Action - Straco Corp
I've been very busy and packed in the past recent weeks running on many fronts so I thought I'll just take this chance to quickly write an update on the recent position I took with Straco which I bought at 67.5 cents.If you'd like to understand the past performance of this company you can refer to this great article from LJY which highlights a lot more details (Link Here)Straco Corp has reported a rather poor Q3 earlier in November and adding further to the news that the Singapore Flyers broke down once again, the share price has plummeted over the past couple of weeks.In my opinion, the Singapore Flyer breakdown is more an opportunity for investors than concern in the short term because we know it's likely to operate back in a couple of weeks time (hopefully!) after they have done all the
The Motley Fool Singapore
Royston Yang
2019-10-22 05:06:59
3 Companies That Stand to Benefit from PSA’s Shift to Tuas
The Singapore government has announced the shifting of the current Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) container terminals located at Tanjong Pagar and Pulau Brani to Tuas, where a new mega-port is on track for completion in 2040. This is a massive, multiyear project involving lots of detailed planning, construction, and logistics. The first phase of the new port’s construction is on track for completion in 2021 and involves massive reclamation works over on the west side of Singapore. With the shift going as planned, significant amounts of prime land will thus be freed up in the central and southern region of Singapore, which the government has set aside for rejuvenation (known as the Greater Southern Waterfront project, or GSW). As investors, it’s always useful to look ahead a
The Motley Fool Singapore
Royston Yang
2019-09-30 11:13:38
3 Secrets to Constructing a Strong Investment Portfolio
Constructing a strong and effective portfolio is never an easy task, and the investor is responsible for continually reviewing his positions and tweaking them to optimise his capital allocation. Aside from trying to maximise gains from the growth of the companies within the portfolio, the investor also has to be aware of risks and be able to position the portfolio to mitigate them. It can feel like an attempt to juggle ten balls with just two hands! In my years of investing, I have learnt a lot about how to manage my portfolio such that I capitalise on the gains, earn a steady income, and yet, ensure the risks are adequately mitigated. This knowledge was gleaned through an iterative process of learning from mistakes, due diligence on companies, and tweaking individual positions. Here are
The Motley Fool Singapore
Sudhan P.
2019-09-25 04:25:10
5 Steps to Picking Stocks That Crush Singapore’s Straits Times Index
If you are new to investing and don’t know where to begin when it comes to buying shares, you can consider buying an exchange-traded fund that tracks the performance of a stock market index, such as Singapore’s Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI). However, if you’re looking to beat the stock market and get outstripped returns, there are ways to do that, too. Just look at the five-year chart below showing the Straits Times Index pitted against Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX: S68), SATS Ltd (SGX: S58), and Straco Corporation Ltd (SGX: S85).Source: Yahoo! Finance The trio of companies has handily beaten the Singapore stock market over the past five years. For instance, the best performer of them all, SATS, has produced a return of around 56% versus the STI’s return of n
The Motley Fool Singapore
Royston Yang
2019-09-20 09:18:27
4 Signs to Assess If an Economic Downturn Is Imminent
Many companies’ fortunes are inextricably tied to the economy, as they rely on supply chains and consumer demand to power their business activities. Investors who are vigilant should be able to pick out signs of corporate weakness just by observing the financials and metrics and reading up on the management discussion and analyses (MD&A). Here are four clear indicators that can serve investors well as they watch out for red flags impacting the economy. Note that some of these aspects may be company or industry-specific, but if a majority of companies report such attributes, investors can probably conclude that a weakened economy is to blame. 1. Lower profits or profits turning to losses When companies start to report lower year-on-year profits, this is a sign that economic indic
The Motley Fool Singapore
Royston Yang
2019-09-20 09:04:13
3 Potential Ways for Straco Corporation Limited to Grow Its Business
Straco Corporation Limited (SGX: S85) is an operator of tourism attractions in both Singapore and China. The group owns two aquariums in China: Shanghai Ocean Aquarium (SOA) and Underwater World Xiamen (UWX), as well as the Lixing Cable Car located in Xi’An and the rights to develop Chao Yuan Ge, a historical heritage site. In addition, Straco also owns 90% of the Singapore Flyer, a giant observation wheel located in Singapore. Many investors perceive Straco to be a dividend stock, as the group has paid consistent and even growing dividends over the years. After its high-profile announcement of the purchase of the Singapore Flyer back in August 2014, the group has quietened down, and there have been no major corporate updates since then. After reading up on the group and studying it
The Motley Fool Singapore
Royston Yang
2019-09-12 08:37:48
4 Recession-Proof Stocks to Buy if You’re Worried About the Economy
With recent news articles on tumbling export numbers and downward revisions of Singapore’s GDP growth rate, investors cannot be blamed for feeling vexed and worried about their investments. It has been 10 full years since the Global Financial Crisis, and though recessions may feel like a thing of the past, history has shown that they do crop up time and again, though their exact timing is uncertain. Investors may rightfully be wondering if they are able to get through a potential recession unscathed, as such economic downturns reduce consumer demand, crimp people’s propensity for spending and make companies hesitate to commit capital for large projects or acquisitions. However, there are tried and tested ways of sailing through a downturn, and this is done by owning companies
The Motley Fool Singapore
Royston Yang
2019-09-09 09:19:37
3 Companies With Strong Cash-Generating Abilities
Investors should remember that investing is not always smooth-sailing and that businesses will face constant ups and downs even as they enjoy multi-year growth. As companies report their results on a quarterly basis, there is even more “lumpiness” in revenue and profits due to the timing of recognition of various parcels of work or contracts. The important thing is not to fixate solely on the profit figure, but to also cast a critical eye on the cash flow generation capability of the company. As profits may fluctuate depending on revenue recognition principles, cash flow is generally a better method to assess if a business is doing well. After all, cash represents the lifeblood of the business, and consistent free cash flow (FCF) generation is the hallmark of a great business
The Motley Fool Singapore
Royston Yang
2019-09-05 09:10:55
4 Metrics That Can Help You Avoid Big Losses When Investing
When analysing companies, investors need to be aware of certain financial metrics. Such metrics provide important information on how a company is performing, and they may also warn of impending deterioration in the business in future periods. Such early warning signs are crucial in helping investors avoid debilitating losses. Risks abound in investing, and one can never be too careful when it comes to identifying warning signs of impending stress. While businesses definitely do face challenges time and again, remember that it is the great ones that manage to overcome adversity and emerge stronger, while the weak or imprudent ones end up falling by the wayside. Here are four important metrics (along with examples) that can help investors avoid big losses. 1. Profit margins Gross and net pr
The Motley Fool Singapore
Sudhan P.
2019-09-02 13:08:04
30 Best Singapore Shares for September 2019 and Beyond
The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) is up just 1.2% so far for the year. With the US-China trade war, Hong Kong protests, Brexit, and general economic slowdown worrying investors, it’s not surprising to see the Singapore stock market languishing. If you are looking for stock ideas amid all the macro fears, you have come to the right place. Using our data provider, S&P Global Market Intelligence, and a Magic Formula methodology popularised by Joel Greenblatt, we found some of the best stocks for the month that could go on to perform well. The basic premise of the Magic Formula is to find the 30 best shares in the market as ranked by their cheapness and their quality and to hold on to that basket of shares for a year before repeating the ranking process. For a deeper underst





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