Monthly Archives: June 2011

Stock indices fallen since beginning of year

We are nearly at the halfway mark of 2011. How did the stock markets perform since the beginning of this year? The table below shows the indices of Dow Jones Industrial Average (US), BSE Sensex (India), Straits Times Index (Singapore), … Continue reading

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Follow up on news pertaining to investments in geographical regions

I am back from break! During this break, I was in Switzerland and Germany mainly. While in the hotel rooms, I tuned in to CNN, CNBC and BBC News. Channel NewsAsia (CNA) was not available and hence I missed out … Continue reading

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Break-time

This column is taking a break for about two weeks.

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Investment activities

Let’s talk about investment activities or the lack of it. Most hedge funds lost money in May’s volatile markets, with stock- and commodity-focused funds bearing some of the biggest losses. (Dow Jones Newswire, By Margot Patrick) These hedge funds invested … Continue reading

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Investment Returns and Capital Losses since 2008/09 Financial Crisis

When the global financial crisis hit in 2008 and 2009, most investors who were invested before the crisis saw their portfolio lost value, some to the tune of 40-50 per cent losses. The confidence in the investment markets was badly … Continue reading

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