Monthly Archives: June 2012

Investment portfolio recovered somewhat

Yesterday was the last trading day for first half of the year. I updated my investment portfolio to take stock of my investments as at 30 June 2012. The last time I updated my Singapore equity investments was on 25 … Continue reading

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Child Education Whole Life Policy

When my child was barely one year old, we bought a Financial Whole Life with Cash Bonus insurance policy (Child Education Policy) from Great Eastern Life. This policy as the name suggests is to save a sum yearly and build … Continue reading

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Reaching 55 and CPF

I attended “Reaching 55” talk conducted by CPF Board on Wednesday. This talk was useful to understand the many rules and policies of CPF for those who turn 55 years old this year. Broad areas covered: 1. to explain how … Continue reading

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Investing on hopes and fears

I find it an irony for funds managers and investors to base investment decisions on speculation on what central banks will do should the Greek debt problem escalates into an exit from the Euro currency. A rational investor will be … Continue reading

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Investing on hopes

Before the weekend, the investment community was fearful that the government of Spain might not be able to rescue its banks from bad debts. Spain did not have the cash or means to recapitalise its banks. The global equity markets … Continue reading

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Actions by Central Banks

Central Banks of nations conduct monetary policies for their own countries with twin objectives of price level stability and sustainable economic growth. Most central banks use interest rates to stimulate or curtail economic growth under different business cycle environment. The … Continue reading

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Potential of Chinese Yuan

Chinese Yuan (CNY) had been in the news recently. Since 1 June, Chinese Yuan and Japanese Yen can be directly traded in both Tokyo and Shanghai financial markets. There is no need for an intermediate currency such as the US … Continue reading

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