Category Archives: Financial Management

Lost confidence in Singapore Equities

When I thought I have invested in established companies with past track records, I was deeply disappointed with these companies. I own 9 stock counters with paper losses ranging from 85.0% to 26.0%. Total paper loss comes up to $39,000. … Continue reading

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Cost of driving a car

When I bought my Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6L Auto 10 years ago, the car cost me $54,088 with COE included. COE was $4,460. There was no financing cost for this car. After I scrapped my car, PARF/COE Rebates are $8,106. … Continue reading

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Investing in 2019

Will there be a perfect storm in 2019? What if US and China continue with their trade wars? There is no deal Brexit. Oil prices continue to decline. There is slowdown in global economic growth starting with China. There is … Continue reading

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Performance of World Equity Indices – 2018

All stock indices declined in 2018 except for India Mumbai BSESN. World Equity Indices 29-Dec-17 31-Dec-18 Change (%) Mumbai BSESN 34,056.83 35,935.31 5.5% Indonesia JCI 6,355.65 6,194.50 -2.5% Nasdaq 6,903.39 6,635.28 -3.9% US Dow Jones 24,719.22 23,327.46 -5.6% Malaysia KLCI … Continue reading

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How was my family expenditure for the year?

It is the end of the year. Our family expenditure went up when compared to last year. It was up 8.7%. I tracked big-ticket items over the year. The following table shows where we spent more. Cash outflow for 2018 … Continue reading

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10-year Bull Run for US stock markets halted

US stock markets hit rock bottom during the Global Financial Crisis on 1 February 2009. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) was 7,062.93 points. It was on a bull run for nearly 10 years touching a high of 26,828.39 on … Continue reading

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Penny Stock Informatics Education Limited

Informatics Education Limited (Informatics) was founded in 1983. In 2002, I spent $1,330 for 3,750 shares. After share consolidation in 2016, I now own 187 shares. My share investment is now worth ONLY $10 at share price of $0.057.  My … Continue reading

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