Monthly Archives: December 2015

Investing in 2015 – to stay calm was difficult

It is too soon the year is coming to an end. One word to describe 2015 with regard to investing, it was volatile. One word to describe 2015 as a whole, it was uncertainty. There was uncertainty throughout 2015 as … Continue reading

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Being Alone

I went to a bakery two days ago. The counter staff asked, “Only one bun?” Then it struck me. I was alone. I am so used to buying more bread for the family. But that day, it was just for … Continue reading

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Dividend stocks with Debt-to-Equity Ratio information

Some blue chip stocks were down substantially since last year. With that drop, dividend yield (in %) looks attractive for some stocks. (Reits are not subjects of this post.) One investment strategy in this climate is to go for dividend … Continue reading

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Performance of FTSE ST Indexes from start of 2015

It is interesting to drill down and see how each sector of the listed companies was performing over the year. I use the FTSE ST Indexes and compare them from 31 December 2014 to 11 December 2015. FTSE ST Indexes … Continue reading

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Performance of stock markets – 9 December 2015

We are near the end of December 2015. How were the stock indices of major markets? The following table shows the stock indices of 31 December 2014 and 9 December 2015. The percentage change between two dates are provided in … Continue reading

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Confidence misplaced for Keppel Corp and SembCorp Group

On 4 December 2014 (a year back), I wrote a blog post stating that I had confidence in Keppel Corporation, SembCorp Industries and SembCorp Marine. I was wrong on this optimism. Since 4 December 2014, share prices of the three … Continue reading

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Viewing thing as it really is

We are coloured by our perceptions and past experiences. Can we not pass judgement each time we encounter an event or a person and almost everything we come into contact with every moment of our lives? We can be suspicious … Continue reading

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