Monthly Archives: September 2011

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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Be cautious and plan for the worst

Today’s headline in the Sunday Times reads “Double-dip recession “likely”. Professor Nouriel Roubini said that “there is a significant probability of double-dip recession”, suggesting that the US economy is mostly likely to run into difficulty based on economic indicators of … Continue reading

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STI pare loss at end of August

August was a volatile month as stock markets are concerned. The Straits Time Index (STI) started the month at 3,189 points and ended at 2,885 points on the last trading day of the month. This was a drop of 9.5 … Continue reading

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