Monthly Archives: January 2016

Dare to look at your portfolio?

It is the end of January 2016. We had experienced one month of manic investment sentiments.   Share markets were generally on the downward spiral. Singapore STI declined 8.8% in one month. The market capitalization was down 6.4% in value. … Continue reading

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Share Prices over 4 years from 2012 to 2015

I track share prices over years as part of decision making. The table shows some select stocks and prices at end of each year. The change (%) is calculated between 2014 and 2015. Counter 31/12/2012 31/12/2013 31/12/2014 31/12/2015 Change SembCorp … Continue reading

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Itinerary for Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon)

6-Day 5-Night Trip in January 2016 We had not been to Vietnam before this trip. My family read up a bit on Ho Chi Minh City and consulted a family friend who had travelled to Vietnam a few times and … Continue reading

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Singapore Inflation and GDP Growth Rates were linked

When inflation is low, there is likely chance that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate is also low. Countries fear runaway inflation as well as deflation. With deflation (or very low inflation), consumers and producers may not want to spend … Continue reading

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“Show Me the Money, Book 3” by Teh Hooi Ling – A Book Review

This book is Book 3 of “Show Me the Money” by Teh Hooi Ling. The subtitle is “Fighting Paralysis in a Market Meltdown and other curious facts about the market”. The author was a journalist writing for The Business Times … Continue reading

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Latest quarterly results (Part 1)

Companies were starting to release their latest quarterly financial results. I looked at some blue-chip companies that are mainly from the STI component stocks. Some are mid-cap stocks. Most companies have 31 December as their year-end. The table shows financial … Continue reading

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Indicative Dividend Yields rose

With share prices slumping, dividend yield rose. I went back and look at the dividend yields of some stocks. The current dividend yields were compiled from Bloomberg using their dividend indicative gross yield figures. I then compare these current yields … Continue reading

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