Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Beginning – 01.01.2012

I wrote in December 2010 that the global economy would slow in 2011. This was so as we leave 2011 behind. Thankfully there was no double-dip recession as widely feared. Singapore’s GDP grew at 4.8 percent in 2011, sharply lower … Continue reading

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30 December 2011 – Stock market indices

Today is the last day of trading for 2011. So what were the stock indices like when compared to one year ago? The table below shows the indices of BSE Sensex (India), Straits Times Index (Singapore), Hang Seng Index (HK), … Continue reading

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Recollections – 2011

Chinese New Year was celebrated like any other years. The usual reunion dinner was held at a Chinese restaurant with extended family members attending. A few days later and still within the fifteen-day celebratory period, my mother suffered a mild … Continue reading

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The peril of predicting Straits Times Index

With another week of trading next week before we bid adieu to 2011, let us see whether predictions of Straits Times Index (STI) at the start of year hit the marks. The Straits Times carried an article entitled “STI tipped … Continue reading

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Treasury Yield Curve – US Treasury Securities

When risk of financial markets rise, money moved to safety and most went to US Treasury securities as safe haven. Prices of these securities rose because of demand chasing up the prices. Because bond prices moved in opposite direction as … Continue reading

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Where is Gold heading?

When I wrote a post on 24 September on “More bad news”, Gold had sufferred a 5.9 per cent drop to US$ 1,639 per oz. As of today, Gold was last traded at US$ 1,593, drop of 2.8 per cent … Continue reading

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Some more quotations

I started my first list of quotes on 21 April 2010. This is my second piece. Only when the mind is relaxed and rested and you focus on one thing at a time, the clarity of thinking will follow. “If … Continue reading

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