Monthly Archives: January 2016

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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Tray return is not ingrained

I had been to different eating outlets and my peeve is when customers do not return their trays and keep the table clean for the next person. I had eaten at McDonald’s, Mos Burgers and Subways to name some examples. … Continue reading

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Dilemma of modern society

It is our tradition to do spring cleaning before ushering a New Year. It is a time when we reduce the clutter in our home, items that we do not need anymore. In the past, we donated these items to … Continue reading

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Stretching my retirement funds

When I stopped work, I did not get monthly salary and bonuses. I rely on my retirement funds and investment returns to pay for my expenses. I definitely cannot spend freely knowing that my retirement funds can run out. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Anxieties and Restlessness

Most of us have anxieties. I am big on anxieties even though I have stopped work. My mind is always restless, thinking too much about the future, planning this and that. I am just fortunate that this has not developed … Continue reading

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Investing in 2016 – Stay calm

Back in 2008 when we were in the thick of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the Straits Times Index (STI) lost about 50% (dropping from 3,482 points to 1,750 points). My Singapore equity portfolio was down 17.8% in 2008. This … Continue reading

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We are inter-connected

This is Day 2 of 2016. I realised that we are inter-connected on this earth. We breathe the same air and we co-exist dependently. Whether we know each other before, it does not matter. We cannot be strangers forever. Our … Continue reading

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