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The Weekly Nibble: Moats That Matter

Here are some of the most interesting articles that have appeared on the Motley Fool Singapore’s website this week.

4 Types of Economic Moats That Companies Can Have

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In this article, Jeremy Chia explores the different types of economic moats that companies can have to protect themselves from their competitors. The four types of moats discussed are:

a) Low-cost advantage;

b) Network effect;

c) Patents and licences; and

d) Brand.

Can you think of listed businesses that fit into each of the categories above? Such companies may be worth investing in since they can grow their profits without getting slaughtered by their rivals.

What You Should Know About Noble Group Limited’s Debt Restructuring Plan

Earlier this week, Noble Group Limited (SGX: CGP) announced its plans to restructure its debt where, among others, existing shareholders of the firm will see their stake in Noble get diluted from 100% to a mere 10%. What does it mean for retail investors? Chong Ser Jing investigates by doing some quick math.

Breaking Down The CPF Investment Scheme: Part IV

Have you wondered, “How can I make my CPF savings work harder for me?” You have to wonder no more as in this four-part series, Jeremy Chia shows us more than six different options we have when it comes to investing our CPF savings.

Do bear in mind that before we invest our hard-earned CPF money, we must sure that the interest we would get from the CPF Investment Scheme would be higher than the interest we would get from leaving our CPF savings untouched.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Sudhan P doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.