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Winning with Fundamental Analysis

Fundamental analysis is an important part of stock analysis. At the most basic level, fundamental analysis is about getting a grasp of the health of a business and what its continued outlook will be in the future. It is more than just an overview of the company in financial terms. Although reading and understanding financial […]

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2013 Singapore Stock Market opening : Correction Expected

The Straits Times Index (STI) has risen by a quite a fair bit towards the close of the year and I would not expect much reversal in the trend until the stock market reopens on the 2nd January 2013. The past few years have shown a reversal of the STI index price trend at the […]

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Why SMRT Corp (S53-SIN)is still a good investment for the long term

Why SMRT Corp (S53-SIN)is still a good investment for the long term SMRT has been in the limelight repeatedly this year for bad news in Singapore. Train breakdowns initialized in December 2011 happened thrice in a week and left ten of thousands of commutters stranded. Frustration among the public called for the public transport system […]

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Cash Flow Evaluation

The price/cash flow ratio is used by investors to evaluate the investment attractiveness, from a value standpoint, of a company’s stock. This metric compares the stock’s market price to the amount of cash flow the company generates on a per-share basis. Cashflow is an important indicator of a company ability to continue revenue operation. A company […]

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Per Share Evaluation

Per-share data can involve any number of items in a company’s financial position. In corporate financial reporting – such as the annual and quarterly report – most per-share data can be found in these statements, including earnings and dividends. Additional per-share items (which are often reported by investment research companies) also include sales (revenue), earnings growth and […]

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Bollinger Bands

Bollinger Bands

Introduction adapted from stockchart.com Developed by John Bollinger, Bollinger Bands are volatility bands placed above and below a moving average. Volatility is based on the standard deviation, which changes a volatility increase and decreases. The bands automatically widen when volatility increases and narrow when volatility decreases. This dynamic nature of Bollinger Bands also means they […]

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Trends and Timing in The Stock Market

Trends and Timing in The Stock Market

  From grizzly stock market veterans all to the way to savvy market observers, almost every one would concede that in the business of trading two things are of the essence: timing and trends. Trends are important because they affect the market in big sweeping tides. Timing, on the other hand, is the learned investor’s […]

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Moving Averages – Simple and Exponential

Moving averages smooth the price data to form a trend following indicator. They do not predict price direction, but rather define the current direction with a lag. Moving averages lag because they are based on past prices. Despite this lag, moving averages help smooth price action and filter out the noise. They also form the […]

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What is Fundamental Analysis?

” The crux of Fun­da­men­tal Analy­sis lies in its attempt to deter­mine the eco­nomic value of a secu­rity (a generic term for stocks and shares)…” Fun­da­men­tal Analy­sis cov­ers the area of research that stud­ies eco­nom­ics, indus­try and com­pany infor­ma­tion for the pur­pose of mak­ing an informed judge­ment on a stock’s value and its growth poten­tial. […]

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Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD)

Developed by Gerald Appel in the late seventies, the Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD) indicator is one of the simplest and most effective momentum indicators available. The MACD turns two trend-following indicators, moving averages, into a momentum oscillator by subtracting the longer moving average from the shorter moving average. As a result, the MACD offers the […]

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Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP)

Volume-Weighted Average Price (VWAP) is exactly what it sounds like: the average price weighted by volume. VWAP equals the dollar value of all trading periods divided by the total trading volume for the current day. Calculation starts when trading opens and ends when trading closes. Because it is good for the current trading day only, […]

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Stochastic Oscillator

Developed by George C. Lane in the late 1950s, the Stochastic Oscillator is a momentum indicator that shows the location of the close relative to the high-low range over a set number of periods. According to an interview with Lane, the Stochastic Oscillator “doesn’t follow price, it doesn’t follow volume or anything like that. It […]

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Symbol Bid Ask Spread
EURUSD 1.19910 1.19930 2
GBPUSD 1.35320 1.35350 3
USDCAD 1.22620 1.22650 3
USDJPY 111.430 111.450 2
USDCHF 0.96110 0.96140 3
AUDUSD 0.80510 0.80540 3
NZDUSD 0.73640 0.73690 5
EURGBP 0.88590 0.88620 3
EURCHF 1.15250 1.15280 3
EURJPY 133.620 133.650 3
AUDJPY 89.710 89.760 5
GBPJPY 150.790 150.850 6
XAUUSD 1310.96 1311.36 40
XAGUSD 17.255 17.269 1.4