Monthly Archives: September 2011

Singapore dollar fixed deposits – UOB, OCBC, DBS

In this climate of volatility, cash is a safer asset. If you place cash in savings account, it earns low interest rates between 0.1 to 0.25% per year depending on amount saved in three local banks. If there is no … Continue reading

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Invest in something you know

On 8 February 2008, I wrote a blog post on four investment strategists, namely Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and Philip A. Fisher. Up till this date, I am a firm believer in value investing though some were suggesting … Continue reading

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More bad news

Stock markets continued to tumble on Friday. The Straits Times index (STI) lost 0.8 per cent to a new low this year at 2,698 points. Investors were fleeing the equity markets. Gold sufferred with a 5.9 per cent drop to … Continue reading

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Latest GDP forecasts- World Economic Outlook September 2011

I wrote a post on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecasts on 13 August 2011. Since then International Monetary Fund (IMF) came up with its latest global economic forecasts in their World Economic Outlook (WEO) report released recently. “The global economy … Continue reading

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Investing in shares and roller coaster emotions

The volatility of stock markets in recent month must be unnerving for some. I am not excluded. One day the market went up but the next day it fell. When the market is up, you are happy. When it is … Continue reading

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Investment climate – The new normal

We are in the middle of September and having seen the volatility of the stock markets since August, I am nervous of what tomorrow will bring. When we read the news daily, investors and investment analysts will try to make … Continue reading

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Singapore Exchange (SGX) Annual Report 2011

Singapore Exchange (SGX) released its annual report for the year ended 30 June 2011 (FY 2011) recently. This report covered the period from 1 June 2010 to end 30 June 2011. The operating environment for FY 2011 worsened in the … Continue reading

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STI dropped back to low level

At the start of August, the Straits Times Index (STI) reached a peak of 3,215 points before it tumbled to a low of 2,721 points on 24 August. It recovered to 2,885 points at end of August but this was … Continue reading

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Comparison of REITs

In recent weeks, some analysts were recommending investors to look at real estate investment trusts (REITs) for dividend yield in this volatile market environment. This is because dividend yields were attractive as they were now. The table below shows some … Continue reading

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Earn 2.5 per cent interest

Looks like we are in for a long ride on this bumpy road. I cannot see a smooth road ahead of the American economy and the Eurozone economy. If governments are unable to spend on economies, unemployment rates prevented domestic … Continue reading

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