Monthly Archives: April 2017

Stopped foreign currency denominated investments

I have sold off all foreign currency denominated investments. With the latest redemption of Nikko AM China Onshore Bond Fund CNH, I do not own any foreign currency denominated investments. My experience with foreign currency was not good. I used … Continue reading

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Nikko AM China Onshore Bond Fund (CNH) – Redemption

Back in September 2014, I invested in Nikko AM China Onshore Bond Fund CNH”. It is denominated in CNH (Offshore Renminbi RMB or Chinese Yuan). This fund invests primarily in RMB denominated fixed income instruments issued onshore in China. Their … Continue reading

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I Remember – My years in National Junior College (NJC)

Back in the early seventies, National Junior College (NJC) was a premier educational institution. It had several prominent alumni since its founding in 1969. It was the first JC to be set up in Singapore. After my GCE “O” Level, … Continue reading

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Staying in the present

I went away and stayed in a monastery for 18 days. Together with other meditators, we were cut out from the world beyond the monastery. We surrendered our mobile devices and we had no access to the Internet. We woke … Continue reading

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“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – A Book Review

This is Volume Three of Sherlock Holmes in Penguin collection of nine volumes. I have read all eight volumes and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is just as illuminating as all the other volumes. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes has … Continue reading

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Stock markets after first quarter 2017

First quarter of 2017 went past. How did major stock markets perform in the quarter? The table below shows the year-to-date change from end of 2016 to now. Stock Indices 30-Dec-16 31-Mar-17 Change Mumbai BSESN 26,626.46 29,620.50 11.2% STI (Singapore) … Continue reading

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