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TD Ameritrade Alternatives


Two days ago, TD Ameritrade Singapore abruptly announced that they will only be focusing on Accredited Investors (AI) and non-AI users have less than a month to leave or they will charge a hefty monthly account maintenance fee of USD 50 from 27 Oct 2023. This is extremely disappointing as I personally really liked their interface for trading options, and of course their cheap fees. But in...

How to Track Your CPF and Property in StocksCafe?


Many of us in Singapore have an active CPF account and also maybe a property. Hence we would often get a question on how one can track their CPF and property “properly” in StocksCafe. First of all, StocksCafe is designed to track stocks hence it is not “perfect” for tracking non-stocks assets but we believe it can do a pretty decent job since it is after all simply about...

Sea Limited is Down Almost 80% from Its Highs! Is This Falling Knife Worth Catching?


Sea Limited was established in Singapore in 2009 and is a leading tech company, with businesses in Digital Entertainment, E-commerce, and Digital Financial Services. As the stock market continues to crash as we enter 2022, the sector which is most adversely affected is the technology sector. If an investor is not knowledgeable enough, it could be both daunting and risky to venture into this space...

How to Invest in an Inflationary Environment


The U.S. CPI surged to a 40-year high, leading to market expectations that the Fed may continue to push with quicker and larger rate hikes. Despite being in a falling market, we need not focus purely on losses. We can turn our perspective around and see what is presented to us as an opportunity. Below are some investment ideas for the current market environment. Quality Stocks A rising market...

Are Pharmaceutical Stocks Still Worth Buying?


The pharmaceutical industry has been ranked among the most profitable and dynamic industries for a long time now. The hold of the prominent players in this industry has only strengthened in the market during the past few years. With the onset of COVID-19 and increased attention of the market towards pharmaceutical companies, the stock prices of medical stocks began to climb. Investors started to...

Two sectors to watch out for as interest rates continue to rise


The spread of the deadly coronavirus impacted not only the day-to-day lives of everyone, but was just as harmful to the economy. Economic activity came to a grinding halt and the monetary policy strategy employed by many countries to reinvigorate the economy was to cut interest rates. Now that the situation has stabilized, interest rates are on the rise to counter the growing inflation.  It might...

Are the 3 Biggest US Stocks Worth Buying?


The US stock market is home to some of the most famous stocks in the world, such as McDonald’s Corp (NYSE: MCD), Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), and Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE).  Many may not know, but the US market also contains the world’s biggest companies by market capitalisation. The top four largest companies are (as of 8 September 2022): Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), Saudi...

A Piece of Cake


A slice of Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake contains 1,679 calories and 51 teaspoons of sugar, and even though it sounds (and is!) unhealthy, most of us would just consume it without much thought. What if we could “project” the impact of the chocolate cake on your overall health before your consumption? For example, what your fat percentage, arteries, or waistline would look like if you ate that...

Black Swan – To Sell, Hold, or Buy More?


This article is written by Liyang, one of StocksCafe’s users, and also the owner of The Sloth Investor. Black swans in the stock market are sudden, awful, unpredictable and extremely rare. The Covid-19 pandemic and Russia-Ukraine War are two good recent examples. Overnight, the stock prices fell tremendously. It’s only human to react strongly to these perceived threats, and many...

Tracking Dividends


When I speak to people these days, I get a strong sense of uncertainty about the markets and in particular stocks. I don’t blame them. If you watch or read any financial news, you are bombarded with news that would make you question your decision to own stocks. Despite these, dividends are an ideal source of income for multiple reasons. Studies show that people with multiple sources of...

Evan Koh



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