Monthly Archives: February 2008

Watch Stock Trading Volume Daily

Besides looking at STI Index daily, it also as important to review the daily stock trading volume both in terms of total number of shares traded and total dollar values traded.   For example the STI closed at 3,098.06 on … Continue reading

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FY2007 Budget Surplus at $6.4 billion

The Singapore government has a stronger than expected budget surplus for last year at $6.4b.  This was the highest budget surplus since 1994. The government anticipated a deficit of $0.7 billion when they presented the budget in February 2007.   … Continue reading

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Singapore GDP forecast for 2008 Lowered

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has lowered the GDP growth forecast for 2008 by half a percentage to 4% to 6%. This was lower than the whole year actual GDP growth of 7.7% in 2007.   Since November … Continue reading

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Morningstar appointed by CPF

Morningstar Research has been appointed by CPF Board to provide investment consultancy for its CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS) for a term of 3 years.   Morningstar will be evaluating suitable products for CPFIS which include unit trusts, investment linked funds, … Continue reading

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Great Investment Gurus

There are timeless and valuable investment books that guide investors in their selection of shares for investments. Their methodologies and gems of ideas are being followed by many investors. Their methods and investment philosophies are even more relevant in today’s … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year – 7 & 8 February 2008

Wishing all a Happy Chinese New Year. May the new year brings peace, calm and happiness to all!

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Sponsors for Catalist

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced the inaugural sponsors for Catalist on 4 February 2008.   Catalist was conceptualised to move away from SGX-regulated regime for listing on Sesdaq to one that is based on disclosure-based one on Catalist. The key … Continue reading

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