Monthly Archives: March 2017

Taking a break of three weeks

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Stock markets did well in 2017 so far

About a year ago, the global stock markets went through some kind off seizure. The indices were tumbling horribly. Since the start of 2017, the stock indices jumped double digits from the lows of 2016. See table for comparison from … Continue reading

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“The Sign of Four” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – A Book Review

This full-length novel was first published in 1890. The author of this Sherlock Holmes’ detective story was born in 1859 and died in 1930. Readers could experience lives in England in that ancient era through his narration of the unusual … Continue reading

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Performance of STI stocks after 2 months into 2017

The Straits Times Index (STI) was up 8.4% since the start of 2017. Some STI component stocks had outperformed in a big way than the STI increase, like Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (+33.7%), Keppel Corp (+23.8%) and Global Logistics (+21.4%). We were … Continue reading

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Why is hike in water price such a hot issue?

First, water affects EVERY single one living in Singapore from individuals in the households to coffee shop owners and to businesses trying to fight business cost increases. Second, the quantum of price increase is 30% in two phases as the … Continue reading

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