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Bank BTPN Syariah (BTPS)

Since long time ago, if we wanted to buy stocks for long-term investment on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, there were only two sectors to choose from: Consumer goods and banking. However, for those of you who are sharia account holders, you cannot buy banking stocks, so the choice is limited to consumers. Other options are Islamic banking stocks, but the earnings power of Islamic banks is generally not as good as conventional bank’s. Luckily, for BTPN Syariah (BTPS), based on its performance as of third quarter of 2018 which is fairly good, we may consider the stock for investment. Okay, here we go.

Surya Toto Indonesia

The stock of PT Surya Toto Indonesia, Tbk (TOTO) is probably not popular in the stock market because of its illiquidity, but the corporate name is very well-known as a producer of sanitary wares such as toilets, bathtubs, sinks, and the like, while the brand of 'Toto' itself is already a quality assurement for toilet wares. Companies with strong power of brands such as TOTO are usually ideal for long-term investments. So when the stock instead fell continuously from 700s until 300s in the last three years, I wonder what's wrong?