Monthly Archives: November 2012

Greed, Regrets and Eagerness

On Thursday, I sold off three stocks, namely SembCorp Industries, Singtel and OCBC Bank. All these stocks were acquired this month (November). Prices sold for each counter were: SembCorp Ind: $5.05 Singtel: $3.28 OCBC: $9.35 Today’s closing prices for these … Continue reading

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Set up a pool for short-term trading

Buy and hold strategy has its place in investment. Investor builds up a portfolio of stocks that are kept for longer term, exceeding one year. Income from this approach is mainly dividend payout. One does not trade on these shares … Continue reading

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Trip to Myanmar – Photos to accompany earlier post

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5-day Trip to Myanmar – A Travel Journal

21 to 26 November 2012 Departed on SilkAir MI 518, 2.45 pm Returned on SilkAir MI 509, 00.25 am Requires visa to travel there. Flight about 3 hours Time difference: Myanmar is one-and-half hours behind Singapore Hotel stayed in Yangon: … Continue reading

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Living investment is taking a short break.

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Correlation between US Treasury Notes and US Stock Index

I did a comparison of 10-year US Treasury Note yield (in percentage) with S&P 500 stock index for past three months. Visually, the two graphs looks quite similar. (Note: Source of graphs from Yahoo! Finance) When the stock index was … Continue reading

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Singapore GDP contracted 5.9% in third quarter

The advance estimate for Singapore Gross Domestic Product (GDP) third quarter growth rate was released on 12 October. It was reported that the third quarter GDP contracted 1.5% on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised basis. With the latest report on the … Continue reading

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Third quarter 2012 results (Consolidated)

Companies had started reporting their financial results for the quarter covering 1 July to 30 September 2012 (Third 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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Third quarter 2012 results (Part 6) – Singtel, StarHub, M1 and others

Companies had started reporting their financial results for the quarter covering 1 July to 30 September 2012 (Third 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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Bond price is rising, equity is falling

With low interest rate environment, prices of corporate bonds and debt securities were rising. Looking at both Singapore equity and Singapore corporate bonds/preference shares in my portfolio, they were at the opposite side of a see-saw. Singapore equity lost 6.48% … Continue reading

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