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Bursa Listing

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Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

An ETF, or exchange traded fund, is a marketable security that tracks an index, a commodity, bonds, or a basket of assets like an index fund. Unlike mutual funds, an ETF trades like a common stock on a stock exchange. ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold. ETFs typically have lower fees than mutual fund shares, making them an attractive alternative for individual investors. Because it trades like a stock, an ETF does not have its net asset value (NAV) calculated once at the end of every day like a mutual fund does.

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Geopolitics

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Impact of Interest Rate Hike

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Merger and acquisition

There is no magic formula to make acquisitions successful. Acquirers in the most successful deals have specific, well-articulated value creation ideas going in. For less successful deals, the strategic rationales such as pursuing international scale, filling portfolio gaps, or building a third leg of the portfolio tend to be vague.

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PN17 GN3

Factors trigger PN17/ GN3 Status Practice Note 17, also known as PN 17, is triggered as long as a company listed in Main Board hits the following criteria: Shareholder equity falls below 25% of issued and paid up capital and shareholder equity is less than RM40 million> Guidance Note 3, also known as GN 3, is triggered as long as a company listed in Ace market meets the following criteria: Shareholder equity is less than 25% of issued and paid up capital The firm has incurred loss for one full financial year the loss amount is equal to or more than shareholder equity and shareholder equity is less than 50% of issued and paid up capital It has incurred loss in two consecutive full financial year and the amount is more than shareholder equity, the second year loss is more than 50% of first year loss and the shareholder equity is below 50% of issued and paid up capital

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Pump and dump

Pump and Dump Not all stock pitch is a pump and dump scheme. Many investors or public relation advisors sincerely want a company to succeed and use their skills to help decent companies noticed by prospective investors. There are also promoters who dupe investors putting their money into companies that are not viable investments. Usually a bad company will attract bad stock promoters. Previously, pump and dump syndicates used cold call or telemarketing to promote their stock, Jordan Belfort in the movie Wolf of Wall Street is a movie centred with pump and dump activities. The advent of internet now offers a cheaper and easier way to reach a large number of potential investors.

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Red Flag

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Takeover Code

The SC established under Securities Commission Act 1993 is a self-funding statutory body charged with the function to supervise and regulate the development of the securities and derivatives markets in Malaysia.

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Township

While some developers have created REITs for recurring income, a few have turned to township development to create multiyear projects in order to ensure predictable and sustainable income year after year.

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Value Trap

Have you ever bought a stock you thought was cheap and it just got cheaper and cheaper? That is a value trap. It appears to be but in reality something has changed and the lower price is discounting or warning of deterioration or change ahead.

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