Monthly Archives: February 2016

Latest quarterly results (Part 3)

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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Bad when SembCorp Marine is taken private comes true

Performance of SembCorp Marine for 2015 was poor. It resulted in net loss of $289.6 million for the whole year. Net Asset Value was $1.2024 on 31 December 2015. I read in Bloomberg that there is speculation that Temasek Holdings … Continue reading

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How bad was the carnage – Stock Indices (12 February 2016)

The past week was shocking for world stock markets. How bad were the stock indices for major bourses? The following table shows the stock indices of 31 December 2014 and 31 December 2015. The percentage change between two dates are … Continue reading

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Latest quarterly results (Part 2)

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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Why I remain relatively calm this round of market turmoil

Back in 2008 when the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) was unfolding, I remember that I was very nervous with the economic crisis. I was worried about my investments. Starting last year, I witness another market turmoil of a similar global … Continue reading

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“The Girl with Seven Names” by Hyeonseo Lee – A Book Review

This is a North Korean Defector’s Story about the author Hyeonseo Lee. Hyeonseo Lee is the last name that the writer adopted. She had to change her names several times to achieve freedom from North Korea. This book was captivating … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year – 2016

In the Chinese zodiac, this year is the Year of the Monkey. Monkey has several characteristics. The main ones include agility and changeability. It can survive in the wild. It is often restless and can be aggressive when provoked. Human … Continue reading

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New Year, New Spring

Chinese New Year is just two days away. 春 the start of Spring is for hope and new beginning. In China and in countries where Chinese people celebrated this festival, it is a joyous occasion. Family members and relatives meet … Continue reading

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Promotion Interest rate for $S Fixed Deposits

Both UOB and OCBC are offering promotion interest rates for their S$ fixed deposits (FD) during this festive period. Bank Interest rate Tenor Remarks UOB 1.7% p.a. 13 months Minimum fresh fund S$20,000. Promotion ends 29 February 2016. OCBC 1.7% … Continue reading

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Interest earned on CPF balances – 2015

My CPF balances consist of Medisave Account (MA), Retirement Account (RA) and Ordinary Account (OA). I have hit the maximum for MA and RA accounts. I still keep some balances in the Ordinary Account (that earns less interest compared with … Continue reading

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