Finance: Using fundamental and technical analysis to gauge stocks

Finance: Using fundamental and technical analysis to gauge stocks

PHUKET: When I decide that a stock could either be worth buying or worth placing on a watch list, the first thing I do is look at the stock’s fundamentals using a stock research and marketing tool called ‘MarketSmith’. Using small cap LGI Homes (NASDAQ: LGIH) as a sample stock, let’s look at some fundamental data that will help decide whether its worth owning or watching. Return on Equity (ROE) is a key measure of profitability that calculates how many dollars of profit a company generates with each dollar of shareholders’ equity. An ROE of more than 10-15 per cent is good, while LGIH’s ROE of 25 per cent is very hea

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Ministry of Farang Affairs: Girls  you bring back home

Ministry of Farang Affairs: Girls you bring back home

PHUKET: The Ministry of Farang Affairs is a one-stop shop where foreigners in Thailand can learn all they need to know about living here. No, we’re not talking about work permits, visas or taxes. We’re talking about day-to-day life in the Land of Endless Shocks and Riddles, of Blur, Befuddlement and the Bizarre. Stay tuned for weekly insights from Minister Stephff. For more from the Ministry of Farang Affairs, visit the Ministry album on the Phuket Gazette Facebook page (here).

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Opinion: Phuket tourist influx and the rise in hospital bills

Opinion: Phuket tourist influx and the rise in hospital bills

PHUKET: During the current ‘restart’ period, the government should consider establishing a system of mandatory, basic healthcare insurance for visiting foreign tourists who lack it while travelling in the Kingdom. As outlined in a recent Phuket Gazette article by Dr Tanwa Apornthip (story here), measures need to be established to authenticate Thailand as a genuine 'world-class' tourist destination. Tourist arrival numbers continue to increase despite considerable setbacks. Let us not forget that more than a decade has passed since one of the best-selling T-shirts at roadside souvenir stalls on the i

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First priority is to beautify Phuket, says Gov Norraphat

First priority is to beautify Phuket, says Gov Norraphat

PHUKET: Newly-appointed Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong says his first priority is to beautify Phuket. Earlier this week, the governor held his first ‘media meet’ since his arrival on the island on April 10, to lay out his plans for Phuket. On April 4, ex-Phuket Governor Chokchai Dejamornthan was transferred out after six months on the job, with Gov Norraphat – previously Provincial Management Adviser at the Office of the Permanent Secretary of Interior – being named as his successor (story here). This project was named by the governor as "Beautiful Phuket by our Hands" or Phuket Suay Duay Mue Rao##~

Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 03:00 PM

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Woman killed, 3-year-old niece survives Phuket hit-and-run

Woman killed, 3-year-old niece survives Phuket hit-and-run

PHUKET: A woman was killed and a three-year-old slightly injured in another hit-and-run accident in Thalang yesterday evening. The child is now confirmed to be out of danger. Lt Sunan Pethnhoo of Thalang Police received reports of the accident, which occurred near Tesco Lotus Thalang on Thepkrasattri Road, at about 5:45pm. Police arrived at the scene with rescue teams to find a Chinese tour bus with a motorbike trapped underneath. A child was sitting by the side of the road. “Witnesses said that they saw the motorbike riding ahead of the bus, which ‘seemed’ to be speeding. The motorbike driver, Suksai Phukeethip, 38, s

Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 01:00 PM

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DMCR continues coral growing initiatives off Phuket

DMCR continues coral growing initiatives off Phuket

PHUKET: The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) led an initiative to plant 1,600 pieces of live natural coral on an artificial (concrete) reef at Koh Mai Thon and Koh Racha Yai earlier this week. “This is part of an ongoing project to sustain and improve our ecosystems and natural environment,” said Suchat Rattanaruengsri of the DMCR. A total of 30 people, including Prince of Songkla University students and volunteer divers, joined in the initiative. With 800 pieces of coral being planted on each island, the project was undertaken from April 17-20. As part of the same project, the DMCR added more than 25

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