Monthly Archives: December 2016

Return on Investment (ROI) at end of the year

One way to decide whether your investment is worth keeping is to look at the return on investment (ROI) over a period of one year. You could use the calendar year to track the dividend or interest received during the … Continue reading

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2017 – Surviving the turbulence

2016 as it turns out is a year of upsets. Two major incidents were: United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union with votes of 51.9% in June (Brexit). Donald Trump of the Republican Party won the Presidential race against … Continue reading

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“Don’t push my button”

I still have anger in me. I thought I could remain calm in face of provocations and unreasonable behaviours. I know anger raises my heartbeats, and blood gushes to my head. It is not good for my heart and my … Continue reading

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“Other-Wordly” by Yee-Lum Mak, illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley, A Book Review

Words both strange and lovely from around the world brought into this book. Two examples: Oniochalasia (noun, English) meaning buying or shopping as a method of stress relief or relaxation. Tartle (verb, Scots) meaning to hesitate while introducing or meeting … Continue reading

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Singapore economy is trending down

This year is not going to be good, economy-wise. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) annual growth rates started to go down since 2013 from 4.7% to 2.0% last year. Inflation was down also from 2012 from 4.6% to negative 0.5% … Continue reading

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Living Investment Volume 2 – Self-published

Finally got the print version out today. 256 pages of it. Book design and illustrations are by my daughter. The e-book version is already published on line with the link shown below. This book is Volume 2 of Living Investment. … Continue reading

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Which country had benefited from Donald Trump Stock Rally?

8 November 2016 was pre-result day for US Presidential election. A month later after Donald Trump won the presidential race, the global equity markets rose while fixed income (bonds) declined. US stocks rallied. Japan’s Nikkei 225 and larger European bourses … Continue reading

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