Monthly Archives: January 2016

Survival Guide to Vietnam for first-time travellers

People in Vietnam do not smile a lot. Outside the tourist belt of District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), English language is not readily understood by the locals. The famously notorious traffic is frightening to first time travellers … Continue reading

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Volatility seems like 2008/09

The way I see it, the current stock markets slump had elements of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008/09. The fear of investors and fund managers the world over was obvious. No one wanted to wade into the stock markets … Continue reading

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First Impression of Vietnam

This is my first time to this country, Vietnam. This is the land of war and sufferings by her people. The North and South were divided before the war that ended in 1975 when the Americans withdrew. I was about … Continue reading

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Taking a break from writing

When you know that there is nothing useful to write, then it’s time to call a break. I am taking  a week’s off from blogging. Regards.

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Price-to-Book of STI Component Stocks – 11 January 2016

With the STI declining again today after last week – currently down 1.95% (1 pm, 11 Jan 2016) – some valuation metrics are driven lower. One such valuation metric is Price-to-Book ratio (P/B). Ms Teh Hooi Ling in her latest … Continue reading

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Hurting a bit – one week of madness

Just one trading week into 2016 and we see madness in the investment markets. There is so much fear and many were scrambling to exit. This explains why major equity indices were down, from China to US, Japan, Germany, Singapore. … Continue reading

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How to keep track of investment portfolio?

One reader wrote to ask for advice on how to track performance of investments. He was kind to pay compliments on my blog posts. I thank him for that. I do not use any software or third-party web-site to track … Continue reading

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