Monthly Archives: August 2018

Ingrained Obsession with Academic Performance

Two incidents just this week caught me thinking. One happened in the lift when one group of people came in to join us in the lift. We did not know them. Their conversation centred on the boy (perhaps doing his … Continue reading

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“Murder in Mesopotamia” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is a Hercule Poirot Mystery first published in 1936. The setting for the story was in Iraq where an expedition of men and women were gathered together led by an American archaeologist Dr Leidner in some excavation work. The … Continue reading

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Nikko AM SGD IG Corporate Bond ETF started trading today

The Nikko AM SGD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (Nikko IG Corp Bond ETF) started trading on the Singapore Exchange today. Each ETF was priced at $1 at IPO. Indicative yield to maturity is 3.2% per annum. (Source: Nikko AM … Continue reading

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I Remember – My First Property to Live In

Buying a residential property to live in is a major financial commitment. Only after working for five and a half years, did my wife and I considered buying our first property. We wanted a home first before we got married … Continue reading

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Walk along Southern Ridges of Singapore

This is the southern-most part of mainland Singapore that is hilly and forested. It is called the Southern Ridges that includes Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. From the high points … Continue reading

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“Peril at End House” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is a Hercule Poirot Mystery first published in 1932. Miss Nick Buckley mentioned to Hercule Poirot that she must have a charmed life living in her own house called the End House. Three times Nick Buckley had accidental brushes … Continue reading

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Cost of Living under spotlight

When I looked at my financial wealth, it wasn’t great for this year. 2018 is turning out to be worse than 2017. The Donald Trump impact on financial markets was felt keenly in recent months. My invested assets returned only … Continue reading

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