Monthly Archives: October 2013

“The Pelican Brief” by John Grisham, a Book Review

I read two of John Grisham’s fictions recently, “The Racketeer” and “The Litigators”. Then TIME presented a list of 12 All-time Great Summer Reads. “The Pelican Brief” by John Grisham published in 1992 was in that list. Therefore, I picked … Continue reading

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Food inflation, a cause of concern

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released its biannual Macroeconomic Review October 2013 yesterday. Based on this report, I cover matter of food cost in this blog post. “For the year as a whole, domestic food inflation is expected to rise … Continue reading

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Stock data on-line

Before one considers trading or investing in a particular counter, it is important to look up information about the company. The recent fiasco in Asiasons Capital, Blumont and LionGold might have been avoided if traders took a step back and … Continue reading

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Asiasons Capital, Blumont, LionGold – Who lost money?

So much had been written about these companies in major newspapers. I am not into penny stocks but $8 billion of market capitalisation wiped out because of recent crash in these three stocks made me sit up. For a sense … Continue reading

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Fair Consideration Framework – MOM to set up national jobs bank

Under this framework, fair consideration must be given to Singaporeans seeking work. A national jobs bank is the centrepiece of the framework. Employers of workers, especially young graduates and Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs), are to treat Singaporeans fairly and … Continue reading

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A sigh of relief – US Debt crisis

After two weeks of seeing the barrel of a gun, no shot was fired. What a great relief. We live to see another day. The threat of a US debt default was lifted at the eleventh hour before Thursday. Common … Continue reading

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Dividend-Price Ratio as predictor of Stock prices

Three American professors won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. One of them is Robert J. Shiller, Professor of Yale University. His research paper published in Winter 1998 in the Journal of Portfolio Management was the subject of this … Continue reading

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