Monthly Archives: March 2009

It has to happen – Stocks drifted downwards

Since the run-up in stock markets on 26 March, stocks retreated over two days of trading.   The indices of some stock markets as at yesterday were:                                          30.03.09  26.03.09    Change (%)      Dow Jones (USA)             7522        … Continue reading

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Stock indices romped ahead

On March 2, stock indices were so low that there were fears that capitulation of stock markets would take hold. But a sigh of relief rang out as stock markets reversed course since 3 weeks ago.   The indices of … Continue reading

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Living meaningful life

We read in obituary pages and we noticed some passed away at a young age. The sadness of a loss one was intensified when he/she left behind young children. The loss was usually mourned and remembered by so many friends … Continue reading

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Currency Linked Investment – Forex movement has huge impact

I posted two articles on 9 and 22 May 2008 on Currency Linked Investments (CLI) which explained the mechanics of this type of investment product.   The interest rate for CLI is attractive when compared with the rate you can … Continue reading

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Confidence driving Stock Market

Since 10 March (Tuesday last week), the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) rose for five sessions out of six. Dow rose a spectacular 12.9% over that period.   Date             Dow   Change (%) 9 March        6547   – 10 March      6926   + … Continue reading

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Buying for Keeps

The average net worth of billionaires declined 23 per cent in 12 months due to the current economic crisis, according to Forbes’ latest report on the billionaires of the world.   On March 4, the Government of Singapore Investment Corp’s … Continue reading

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Investment Psychology

We know that interest rates from deposits placed with banks are less than 1 per cent. With inflation, the purchasing power of the dollar will erode over time. How best to grow our dollar for our retirement in this economic … Continue reading

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