Monthly Archives: January 2011

How much is enough for retirement?

Whether you choose early retirement or retiring at statutory retirement age (62 years with re-employment till 65), there is still a need to set aside a sum of money at retirement since employment income will cease. How much must one … Continue reading

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Achieving investment returns

How much investment returns can one achieve on excess funds? A simple question but one that is hardest to answer. One may desire a return of 10 per cent on their investment but can this be achieved without risks? Assuming … Continue reading

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CapitaMalls Asia (CMA) Bond Issue

In September last year, Singapore Airlines (SIA) became the first corporation to issue their bonds to retail investors and the bonds were then traded on the Singapore Exchange. CapitaMalls Asia (CMA) became the second to follow SIA’s footsteps. CapitaMalls Asia … Continue reading

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2010 in review – From WordPress.com

Thanks to all visitors to Living Investment Blog. The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing … Continue reading

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Currency affected by natural disaster

It was not too long ago when the Australian dollar (AUD) was trading above the US dollar. AUD was also strong in comparison to Singapore dollar (SGD). At its peak, AUD was equivalent to SGD $1.315 at the end of … Continue reading

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New Beginning – 01.01.2011

We ended 2010 on a high note. Singapore economy grew 14.7 per cent for the whole of 2010 based on advance estimate. The Straits Times Index (STI) on the last day of 2010 was up 10.1 per cent from 31.12.2009 … Continue reading

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