Monthly Archives: November 2017

Living Investment in two volumes were published on

I started blogging in 2006, the year when I left my full-time academic job. In 2013, I released an e-book on Living Investment. In 2016, I followed on with the release of the Second Volume of Living Investment. With two … Continue reading

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Distribution Yields of SPDR STI ETF beat CPF interest rate

SPDR Straits Times Index ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) invests in a portfolio of stocks that are on the list of the Straits Times Index (STI). As such the fund gets dividends from these companies and it then distributes them out … Continue reading

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What stocks driving up the STI?

The Straits Times Index (STI) did very well for 2017 so far. It was up nearly 19% since the start of 2017 to end at 3,423.91 points. 13 stocks of the 30 component stocks of STI beat the benchmark. Stock … Continue reading

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Crystal Ball Gazing of Stock Indices 10 years later

Ten years have passed since 2007 when the global economies were hit by the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Ultra-loose monetary policies of major central banks helped to arrest the possibilities of another Great Depression after 1930s. No great depression but … Continue reading

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After becoming a Senior Citizen …

I enjoyed concession travel on public bus and MRT rides. This is the greatest impact on me after I turned 60 years old. My journey starts at $0.54 instead of $0.77. The maximum fare is $0.87 from over 7.2 km. … Continue reading

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I Remember – DBS Fixed Deposit in 1993

Back in 1993, my mother and I had a fixed deposit placed with DBS Bank. Back then DBS Bank was known as The Development Bank of Singapore Ltd. This fixed deposit was kept for 24 years. From a sum of … Continue reading

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“Murder is Easy” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

Unexpected deaths came easy in a small English village. Were they accidents without any culprits to cause these deaths? Were they pre-meditated murders by an evil genius mind. Miss Pinketon seemed to know or had a hunch of the culprit … Continue reading

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