I was thinking about writing this blog for 2 days but I am really busy.
As a financial blogger, I feel I should do my part in helping the public who does not have exposure with share consolidation.
Wait! Am I a financial blogger?
No matter what. Let's Begin.
Taking Yongnam as an example.
In order to see the price before the share consolidation on ChartNexus or Lim&Tan Station, you can go to setting and click on disable for "Stock Split".
Take note that your portfolio with your brokerage might not have your average buying price after consolidation because the stock code might change.
YOUR CDP ACCOUNT WILL ONLY UPDATE 3 WORKING DAYS LATER OR MORE ON THE NEW CONSOLIDATED UNITS AND NOT THE NEW CONSOLIDATION PRICE!
In this case, you either refer to the average price in your excel sheet of trade journal or you have to contact your broker to check your Contract Note for that counter to do the necessary calculation.
Let's start with the Scenario now.
If you have purchased Yongnam at 0.245 at 100000 shares, the purchased value will be $24500 less brokerage fee.
You can refer to this pdf on Yongnam consolidation
Yongnam is doing a share consolidation of 4 into 1.
In Yongnam case, shareholders are allowed to trade odd lot. The only way is through your broker and there is a demand and supply issue.
1. Some consolidation will round off and you will lose shares because of the round off. (tio jiak!)
2. Some consolidation will allow you to buy odd lots to make it whole. Yes. Through broker again. They are your life line.
You can refer to the image below.
Let's start with the calculation now.
Remember your purchased price is at $0.245 at 100000 shares, the purchased value will be $24500 less brokerage fee.
A share consolidation of 4 into 1 calculation will be:
Shares: 100000/4 = 25000 shares (this will be reflected in ur cdp account evenutally)
Price: $24500/25000shares = $0.98 (this you have to update your cdp account yourself)
The new price and new number of share is important because after the consolidation to $0.58 on 20th May 2015, you are actual in red and if you SELL 100000 SHARES AT $0.58 YOU HAVE JUST NAKE SHORT AND MIGHT BE PENALISED WITH A FINE WITHOUT COVERING BACK ON THE SAME DAY.
You can text me on Facebook if you don't understand the statement above.
Really need to rush to gym.
Even when the CDP have not update the new number of consolidated shares, you are suppose to sell the correct consolidated number of shares DURING THE SHARE CONSOLIDATED PERIOD.
Invest and Trade Safely Everyone!