When is it going to come? Waiting for a correction in the markets is like waiting for rain to fall on the Sahara desert. I think I have been waiting for a big correction since 2012. I look on in envy as my investor friends whoop and cheer as the Shang Hai and Hong Kong index went into free fall mode earlier this week. You see, I am totally unfamiliar with the China and Hong Kong market. I can only listen to their enthusiastic discussions about what stock to buy and throw in lame comments like:
“I can’t think of any strong business in Hong Kong.”
“Seems like Hong Kong is property crazy huh?”
“Did you see that Greek guy crying outside the bank?”
“So yeah do you think Jon Snow is going to come back?”
Curse my circle of incompetence!
So as I continue praying to the stock market gods for a long-overdue correction, I have formulated a watch list of companies that I am eyeing. I am like a window-shopper who can’t bear to buy a fully-priced item, and will walk by the shop window 2-3 times a week, looking in anticipation for a discount to appear. But alas, no discount. The price keeps getting higher for most of my items.
I have separated my watch lists into 2 categories, Dividends and Growth. I will only elaborate briefly on each stock as I haven’t fully researched some of them yet. Also, there are seriously quite a number of stocks here and to do a write-up for each one is not only time-consuming, but too long for a blog post. Before I go into my watch list, please allow me to talk like a lawyer:
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Alright, here’s the watch list:
Vicom – The darling stock for Singapore’s value investors. However, the million dollar question is – how much is Setsco contributing to its income and profits now? But if they continue raising dividend every year, I will happily take it as a good sign.
Kingsmen Creatives – I have my apprehensions about the Events Industry but Kingsmen financials are really too solid for me to ignore. I have to admit that I am tempted. I have yet to do thorough research on this stock though.
Silverlake Axis – An interesting company with high recurring revenue. But, when the director talks about how they are in the business of game theory, I feel extremely confused. I have to admit, this may be dropped out of my watch list soon due to my inability to understand the business. More research needed.
Saizen Reit – This company is able to do long-term borrowings (up to 10 years) and has a strong management that delivers stable DPU for many years. They also have a track record of selling properties at 20% higher than the valuation they record in their financial statements. I am still torn between allocating money for a pure dividend play versus capital gains or growth. On one hand, I feel like I need the diversification, on the other hand, my capital seems too small for dividends to make a big impact. Decisions, decisions… hmmm…
PayPal – I got a bone to pick with PayPal. A lot of my passive income, (from sources other than dividends), is transferred to me via PayPal. Each time it goes through me, PayPal takes an almost 4% cut. Carl Icahn has pushed for PayPal to split from Ebay. Apparently PayPal has been experiencing strong growth for the past 10 years. I just want to own PayPal shares so I don’t feel so bad each time it deducts money from my transfers!
Under Armour – This company is now in 2nd place for biggest retailer of sporting apparel. The entrepreneur story behind its Founder, Kevin Plank is also awe-inspiring. Financials are extremely strong. BUT – it’s current valuations seem too hefty for me. Waiting for a fall…
Facebook – I am loving Facebook more and more each day. But its trading at PE 80+ makes it hard for me to pull the trigger. Its financials are solid and there is still Instagram and Whatsapp that are yet to be monetised. I have a strong feeling that if they decide to crank the lever one day, cash will start pouring in from these 2 segments. Also, they own the Occulus Rift! I have so much to write about Facebook. Watch out for an analysis soon!
Chipotle – I have never seen a more profitable restaurant business with amazing company culture, business model and mission. It’s financials are also a work of art. I already own shares of Chipotle and don’t mind adding more on further drops.
Priceline – This online travel giant is currently suffering from currency headwinds. But I don’t really care. If its price goes down to $1000 (or lower!) I will pick up a few shares. It is still dominating the entire online travel industry. Its competitors are no where as good as this industry leader.
MasterCard – Cashless payment will rule the world. As the no.2 biggest player in this industry, MasterCard looks set to benefit from this mega-trend. Many smaller cashless payment start-ups are popping up here and there, but they got a long way to play catch up with MasterCard.
Phillip Morris – I always fantasize about the day when the market crashes and I will dump some money into this sin stock. Smokers never truly quit. Addicted customer base, recurring revenues, boring business that never changes… when will the stock market gods present a value opportunity for this company?!?
Apple – Just like MasterCard, Apple looks like free money to me. However, I am waiting a few more months or a correction before taking any action. (Diversifying my allocations over time.)
What about you dear reader? What is on your watchlist? Share it in the comments below.
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