Monthly Archives: December 2014

Wisdom in the Age of Information

Real wisdom does not come from information. There is too much information out there and it is a real “jungle” – the information jungle. With modern devices such as smart phones, the Internet, TV, and the media, we are constantly … Continue reading

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Potential of gains in DBS

I have been tracking and investing in DBS since 2008 when the Global Financial Crisis started. I believe in DBS’ potential of growing their business. However, with the crisis in 2008/09, I sold them to reduce exposure in the banking … Continue reading

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Memories of 2014

Friends often asked how I spent my time since I had retired two years back. They were just curious. I belong to the 30 percent of that age group (aged 55 to 64) who choose not to participate in the … Continue reading

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Each of us is different

We are called individuals and you and I are different from each other. For one, we have a different start point. We were born from different parents. Even though we are siblings or twins, we are identified as separate individuals … Continue reading

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Patients of BVH soaking in atmosphere of Orchard Road Christmas Lights

Volunteers, therapists and nurses brought 14 patients of Bright Vision Hospital out of their wards to see the Christmas lights at Orchard Road last night. We helped to wheel the patients. The walk started from Tanglin Mall with end point … Continue reading

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STI at the end of 2014?

We have 10 more trading days till the end of 2014. What will be the Straits Times Index (STI) on the last trading day of the year? The STI was 3,167.43 points as at 31 December 2013. Will the STI … Continue reading

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Why do we say and do the meanest things to our closest ones?

We do not do that to acquaintances or strangers but yet we do that to our spouses, children, parents, brothers, sisters and our closest relations. Two words to address this phenomenon: Attachment and Expectations. When we are married, we are … Continue reading

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iFAST IPO – Application and Allotment

iFAST raised $31,160,000 from issuing new shares at 95 cents each: 2.8 million of public offer ($2,660,000) 30 million of placement shares ($28,500,000) Application interest of both the public offer and the placement shares was 12.4 times subscribed. Trading of … Continue reading

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iFAST IPO

iFAST is planning to raise $31,160,000 from issuing new shares at 95 cents each: 2.8 million of public offer ($2,660,000) 30 million of placement shares ($28,500,000) The retail portion for the public to subscribe is mere 8.5% of the total … Continue reading

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China Stock Market – Waking up from a long slumber

This is an update from 15 November 2014 post. The Shanghai Composite index rose a whopping 4.31% in a single day today to end at 2,899.46 points. Date Shanghai Composite Change (%) 1 Jan 2012 2,199.42 NA 1 Jan 2013 … Continue reading

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