Monthly Archives: June 2017

Stock index of United States of America defies gravity

Since 2008 in the thick of the Global Financial Crisis, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) had been climbing steadily. On 2 January 2008, the Dow was 13,043 points. Now it is 21,467 points, a 65% jump in the index. … Continue reading

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Thrust into taking side

23 June 2016, UK held a referendum to decide whether UK remains or to exit from European Union. UK voted to exit. (Brexit) 8 November 2016, Donald Trump of the Republican Party won the Presidential election. President Trump set out … Continue reading

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Time Stealers – Smart phone

You and I have the same number of hours in a day. Everyday, we wake up to 24 hours in a day. How one uses time is personal and is different for everyone. For me, I do not spend inordinate … Continue reading

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Why are people getting angrier and in a rush?

Is it my perception or are people getting angrier and always impatient nowadays? Are people caught up in highly stressed lives that trigger this behaviour? Is this the price people pay in a modern society? Stressed and unhappy. We read … Continue reading

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POSB Invest-Saver – Actual experience

We went to a POSB branch to enquire about POSB Invest-Saver, thinking that it is a product, which must be executed at the bank itself. We then realised that we could do it on our own with POSB Internet Banking. … Continue reading

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“Aunty Lee’s Delights” by Ovidia Yu – A Book Review

The sub-title to this novel is about a Singapore Mystery. It is a mystery for Aunty Lee to play private detective. Aunty Lee owns the café Aunty Lee’s Delights that serves Peranakan food. I liked how the author Ovidia Yu … Continue reading

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Staying on the sidelines on investments

It appears that Singapore economy is going to be stuck in slower growth this year. It was forecast that the economy would be slightly better than the 2.0% growth achieved in 2016. (Source: MTI, 25 May 2017). Singapore also saw … Continue reading

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