Category Archives: Financial Management

Will China Pamper US?

When two giant creatures fight, animals in the way get trampled or hurt seriously. United States of America and China are the two biggest economies of the world. They are currently locked in a battle of supremacy in this trade … Continue reading

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What a Bloodbath!

US stock markets slumped last night. Index Change (%) Dow Jones -3.15 S&P 500 -3.29 Nasdaq -4.08 The Asian stock markets slumped too. Index Change (%) Shanghai Composite -4.81 Nikkei 225 -3.99 Hang Seng -3.86 STI -2.89 * as at … Continue reading

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Dividend Stocks Owned

I own 6 stocks/ETFs because they provide dividends. It would be informative to know what is the ACTUAL dividend yield for 2018 based on my cost of purchase of these dividend stocks. Counter Dividend Yield Avg Cost ($) Current Price … Continue reading

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Returns on Life Insurance Participating Fund 2017

Investments in 2017 were better than 2016, continuing on the uptrend from 2015. All three insurers achieved very positive investment returns. See table below for the comparisons. Investment return for Prudential was the highest at 10.6% for its Singapore dollar … Continue reading

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9-month Performance of World Equity Indices

We have passed three quarters of 2018. Which countries did well and which countries had gone negative with regard to their stock indices? I did a comparison between end of 2017 and end of September 2018. Information was taken from … Continue reading

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10 years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers

Lehman Brothers Inc filed for bankruptcy on 15 September 2008 that sparked financial markets panic round the globe. Lehman Brothers Inc was a major casualty of the sub-prime mortgage crisis emanating from the US. The global stock markets went into … Continue reading

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Watch out when COE price declines

Certificate of Entitlement (COE) to own a car in Singapore is a good barometer of consumer sentiment with the economy of Singapore. If the people living in Singapore had no confident with the economy, COE premium declined. The following table … Continue reading

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