Monthly Archives: July 2015

Buying Unit Trusts on-line, local banks are in it too

I bought unit trusts in the past from Fundsupermart.com. It performs the independent role of online unit trust distributor for many fund houses. Now, the three local banks namely UOB, DBS and OCBC allow their savers/customers to buy and sell … Continue reading

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Investing in Gold – Time to take a dip?

I started writing about investing in gold back in November 2007 (“Investing in Gold”, 15 November 2007). It was during this period when we started seeing US sub-prime mortgage crisis unfolding before a full-blown Global Financial Crisis took hold in … Continue reading

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Getting the flu

The weather is so hot and you perspire like a pig. To add to the discomfort, my nose leaks and with the backflow, my throat feels so ticklish that it was hard to have a good night sleep. The more … Continue reading

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Chinese Yuan Fixed Deposit – an experience

I placed S$50,000 in Chinese Yuan offshore (CNH) time deposit on 12 March 2012. The bank quoted me a currency sell rate1 of 0.2024 then (1 CNH = S$0.2024). I got CNH 247,035.57 for one-year deposit at 2.1% interest. For … Continue reading

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Singapore Savings Bonds – A quick note

This is a follow-up to my blog post dated 31 March 2015. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced additional details of Singapore Savings Bonds (SSB). SSB will be issued monthly for at least five years. The government plans to … Continue reading

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What stocks moved STI after mid-year?

On 25 January 2015, I wrote a blog post on the subject matter. This is an update with the most current share prices of the STI (Straits Times Index) component stocks as at 21 July 2015. The Straits Times Index … Continue reading

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Urging like-minded people not to take-away food/drink using Styrofoam containers

Styrofoam containers are cheaper option for food caterers/hawkers and some hawker centres like the Newton Food Centre use these in huge way (based on my last visit to it). New York City banned the use of these Styrofoam containers from … Continue reading

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