Monthly Archives: January 2015

Caring for others increases compassionate joy

Self is so important in order to be happy. It seems logical since everyone including us wants to be happy. Therefore, we have to take care of ourselves first before we can be happy. Is this true? This is true … Continue reading

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Using StockFacts of SGX website

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) website provides a wealth of information for investors. It ties up with reputable S&P Capital IQ to provide latest financial and non-financial information of each company listed in the Singapore Exchange. Investors do not have to … Continue reading

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What stocks moved STI to new high?

The Straits Times Index (STI) rose to a new 52-week high on Friday (23 Jan 2015). It increased 1.37% from the start of the year to end at 3,411.50 points. What were the 30 component stocks making up the STI … Continue reading

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Singapore Inflation for Years 2007 to 2014

Singapore inflation is measured by consumer price index (CPI). The CPI indices for years 2007 to 2014 were: 2007: 93.2 2008: 99.4 2009: 100.0 (base year) 2010: 102.8 2011: 108.2 2012: 113.1 2013: 115.8 2014: 117.0 (Source: DOS Singapore) Annual … Continue reading

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Investment Behaviour

When it comes to our own hard-earned money, it is difficult not to be emotional about investing it. We can easily become irrational in face of vagaries of the markets. So it is between greed and fear that we toggle. … Continue reading

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Living with Imperfections

I walk a path every morning in order to get to a shop to buy the daily newspapers. I can’t help but notice litters on grass verge besides the road. There is this discarded shoebox, which has been there and … Continue reading

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Investing in 2015 – Uncertainties

This is third week and just the start of 2015. We already see volatility. The Shanghai Composite declined 7.7% yesterday but rebounded 1.82% today after China released its 2014 GDP growth rate (at 7.4%, better than anticipated by analysts). The … Continue reading

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“Hard Choices, Challenging the Singapore consensus” – Book Review

Two main contributors of this collection of essays are Donald Low and Sudhir Vadaketh. The other contributors include Dr Linda Lim and Dr Thum Ping Tjin. Donald Low is Associate Dean at LKY School of Public Policy, NUS. Released in … Continue reading

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Travelogue – George Town on Penang Island from 12 to 16 January 2015

I visited this place three years ago and written a blog post on 18 October 2011. This time round, we went back there with my daughter joining us. The historic city of George Town was awarded the title of World … Continue reading

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