Monthly Archives: March 2013

Quarter End 2013 – Financial Position

This is last day of first quarter for 2013. Do you know your financial position of your investments and financial assets? Have the market value gone up or down? Is there a need to review and take action on specific … Continue reading

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Fixing troubled relationships

I attended a talk by Ajahn Brahm last night. Ajahn Brahm is the author of the hugely successful book titled “Opening the door of your heart”. This talk was on “Fixing troubled relationships”. I list some ideas I remembered from … Continue reading

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Equity – What price to transact?

Companies with 31 December year end had proposed final dividends to be paid out to shareholders. These proposed final dividends must be approved by shareholders at coming Annual General Meetings and paid out after approval. All these are happening in … Continue reading

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Gardens by the Bay

Beside Marina Bay Sands is the latest Singapore attractions – Gardens by the Bay. It is worth a visit, at least once. The Cloud Forest (right in picture) and the Flower Dome (left) provide visitors with cool respite from tropical … Continue reading

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Taiji Quan for health

We started learning 37-step Yang-style Taiji in 2009 under Master Rennie Chong. See his training centre in the following home page. http://www.rchongtaichi.com/ It took us several years of constant practice to appreciate and understand the principles of Taiji. It is … Continue reading

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Life insurance – Conversion to Paid-up Assurance

When I retired, there is no more salary income, yet I still have to ensure that I have cash to pay premiums on my several whole life insurance policies. I ask myself what I can do with these policies to … Continue reading

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EPS, NAV for Year-end 2012

With the release of full-year financial performance of some listed companies, the table below shows earnings per share (EPS), net asset value (NAV) per share and latest share prices of these stocks as at 8 March 2013. EPS (Cents) NAV … Continue reading

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ROE for Year-end 2012

With the release of full-year financial performance of some listed companies, The table below shows return on equity (ROE) and dividend yields against prices of these stocks as at 31 December 2012. ROE % YE Price Div Yield % OCBC … Continue reading

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Why scream for staff for F&B and retail?

Recently, I had been to two new malls during lunchtime: brand new The Star Vista at One-North precinct and the newly renovated Chinatown Point. What did I notice? There are 52 eateries in the The Star Vista and 34 eateries … Continue reading

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