Monthly Archives: July 2008

Investing in shares are dictated by public information

If you have not realised this, it is not too late. Of late, investors world over made their buy or sell decisions on news originating from major economies and circulated by writers of business and economic news. Investors are jittery … Continue reading

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Chinese Wayang

For three consecutive nights this week, my wife and I spent some time watching a Teochew Opera. This troupe is a well-known troupe during their heydays in the seventies and eighties . The wayang stage was set up at the open field … Continue reading

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Inflation at 7.1% for first half of 2008 and GDP Growth to moderate

Inflation at 7.1% for first half of 2008 and GDP Growth to moderate   Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation was 7.5% in June 2008 bringing the average for first half of year to 7.1%. This high rate is due mainly … Continue reading

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US financial sector in crisis mode

IndyMac Bank in US is the latest victim of sub-prime mortgage crisis. The bank failed to meet depositors demand for their money and it is now under the control of the federal government.   IndyMac, with estimated asset value of … Continue reading

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Equity lost value at half time – 2008

Equity lost value at half time   The equity markets, the world over, suffered steep declines at half way mark since the beginning of this year. If you have seen your equity investment portfolio valued lower, do not be alarmed. … Continue reading

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One month later

I have stayed in my current home for more than a month now and had explored the neighbourhood within 2 kilometre radius. I am happy that I can now walk to several shopping centres, a food alley with wonderful and … Continue reading

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How to pick stocks?

If you have spare cash and wanted to invest in equity for the long term, how do you select which stocks to invest in?   Here are some ideas:   1. Pick stock with a track record and stated policy … Continue reading

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