Monthly Archives: May 2007

Trading in Warrants or Options (Part 2)

“As a stock-market participant, I have always thought that the covered warrants issued by financial institutions should track the movements of the underlying instruments closely.” This was the opening remark made by a Straits Times Forum page writer on 21 … Continue reading

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Trading in Warrants or Options (Part 1)

Warrants or Options are not securities. A warrant is the right to buy (or sell) a stock (or some other underlying security) on or before a given time for a specified price. It is not the stock itself. The Call … Continue reading

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Home Mortgage Loans – Throwing caution to the wind?

The number of Singaporeans taking 2 or more home loans stands at 41,078 in March 2007, nearly the double the number when compared with the same month 2 years ago. (Source: The Straits Times, 17 May 2007). Of these, 2,925 … Continue reading

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Bright Vision Hospital

I was shown round the hospital which has 5 levels. There is about 200 plus beds in this hospital which is fully operational since 2002. The infrastructure and physical environment does not look any different to any community hospital, except … Continue reading

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Volunteer brings cheers to patients

Last evening, I joined my wife and visited Bright Vision Hospital. I had never been inside the hospital and had only heard from my wife what she did as a pastoral care volunteer. I had also seen a TV documentary … Continue reading

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Happiness Index

This posting is motivated by the articles written in the latest issue of Newsweek (7 May 2007). What is the measure of happiness? Can a country say she is better than another based on an “index of happiness”? Can a … Continue reading

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Teaching deserves the respect

  I have my taste of teaching 6 tutorial classes of 2-hour each after a long while (about 7 years). In addition, I delivered a 2-hour lecture as part of my weekly teaching routine. Each teaching staff teaches a minimum … Continue reading

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