Monthly Archives: March 2015

Share price of DBS moved up 62% since 1996

I had DBS shares in 1996, about 17 years ago. At that time, its share price was $12.33. In 2009, DBS issued rights shares on basis of one rights share for every two ordinary shares held on 31 December 2008. … Continue reading

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Currency movement towards new normal

In recent months, currencies were adjusting to a new normal. I have interest in three currencies, namely US dollar (USD), Chinese Yuan (CNY) and Australian dollar (AUD). The table shows the currency rates of these currencies vis-à-vis Singapore dollar (SGD) … Continue reading

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Throw-away Society

Future Shock written by Alvin Toffler and published in 1970 was a popular read in the 1970’s. I remember reading it while I was in the junior college. The author projected into the future of mankind and the concepts of … Continue reading

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DBS Vickers – Flat Commission rate at S$9.88 extended

I refer to my blog post of 21 February 2015 on the same matter, DBS Vickers Securities extended the promotion to end on 30 April 2015. If you have an on-line account with DBS Vickers, the commission rate for on-line … Continue reading

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1% extra interest on CPF balances on reaching 55

Come 1 January 2016 (next year), CPF members aged 55 and above get an extra 1% per year interest on their first $30,000 of combined CPF balances. This extra 1% interest is on top of the existing additional interest to … Continue reading

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Money is tight

One day I was walking behind a man of about seventy plus and the frayed collar of his shirt caught my eyes. Since then, that image remained. For most of us, who are younger and have a job, would dispose … Continue reading

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Knitted scarf for “Knit for Needy” project of Swan Fund

Completed adult-sized scarf using 5 mm knitting needles. Moss stitch, mixed colours, bright yellow with dark green.

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