Monthly Archives: May 2012

Beating the benchmark

Between 11 May and 25 May, the Straits Times Index (STI) dropped 4% (from 2,887 to 2,772). My Singapore equity portfolio declined 3.1%, better showing than the STI’s. For one who has invested in Singapore equity, one cannot escape the … Continue reading

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Steady stocks during turbulence

Since beginning of May, the Straits Times Index (STI) could not break through the 3,000 points ceiling. The inconclusive Greek parliamentary election (6 May 2012) and the threat of Greece leaving the Euro caused jitters in the financial markets. Between … Continue reading

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Returns on Life Insurance Participating Funds – 2011

If you have bought Life insurance policies, participating in form of bonuses depends to a great extent on performance of Life Participating Funds of your insurers. Last year I wrote on the performances of these funds by three big Life … Continue reading

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Ethical Investing

Yunita Ong wrote a piece for The Sunday Times titled “World of Values Investor”. (20 May 2012) She reported that ethical investing is on the rise worldwide. This can mean excluding companies that may deal in arms or involved in … Continue reading

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First quarter 2012 results (Consolidated)

With the end of the Quarter One reporting season, how did some companies perform compared to each other? Listed below is the consolidated table of companies mentioned in my earlier blogs. It provides information on net profit attributable to shareholders … Continue reading

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Investment using CPF money

Yesterday, I saw this news on Channel News Asia. DPM and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in a written reply to parliament stated that about 45 per cent of CPF members who used their Ordinary Account savings to make investments from … Continue reading

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First quarter 2012 results (Part 6) – ComfortDelgro

Companies had started reporting their financial results for the quarter covering 1 Jan to 31 March 2012 (First Quarter 2012). The following table provides information on net profit attributable to shareholders and year-on-year change between current period in 2012 against … Continue reading

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