Monthly Archives: August 2015

Dividend yielding stocks

In this climate of share price volatility, one can take comfort that some stocks were giving out good dividends. The list below is not exhaustive and these stocks are those that I am tracking. The following provides some valuation ratios … Continue reading

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Time to own banking stock?

The share prices of three local banks, namely DBS, OCBC and UOB, declined between 4% to 5% as at 12.32 pm today. Counter Share price @12 Aug 12.32pm ($) Change ($) Change (%) DBS 18.71 -1.02 -5.17 OCBC 9.57 -0.51 … Continue reading

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Then and Now, 50 years on – A personal perspective

Not often we celebrate 50th anniversary. It comes only after 50 years. You know how long it is in human years. I may sound old, but the fact is that I lived through 50 years of Singapore history. The changes … Continue reading

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SG50 – My take as a born-here Singaporean

Singapore celebrates 50th year of independence this year. I was born before 1965 and I was old enough to see all 50 years of changes in Singapore. What does SG50 mean to me? It was seeing Singapore progressed economically to … Continue reading

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Thinking aloud

I enjoyed reading Dr Tommy Koh’s letter to his grandchildren in 2065. (appearing in The Straits Times’ Opinion page, 3 August 2015). Dr Koh projected forward to 50 years later when Singapore celebrates its 100th anniversary. Then I read about … Continue reading

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Singapore stocks declined in July

The Straits Times Index (STI) dropped 1.45% yesterday to end the month of July at 3,202.50 points. The index is now 4.8% under water from the start of the year. (31 Dec 2014: 3,365.15 points) My selection of Singapore stocks … Continue reading

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