Category Archives: Financial Management

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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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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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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What happened to Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)?

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) had been a great stock. It was a stable stock with good dividend income. I admire the company and I read The Straits Times daily. Of late, its share prices were on the downward spiral. … Continue reading

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Exuberance of stock market players

The Straits Times Index (STI) climbed too quickly in May. Date STI Change (%) 28 Apr 3,175.44   2 May 3,211.11   3 May 3,237.81   11 May 3,271.11 + 3.01% The STI jumped to its highest on 11 May … Continue reading

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Not all Real Estate Investment Trusts made money

You thought that real estate investment trust (REIT) offers quarterly dividends to investors, you can do no wrong when investing in REITs. Think again. I am not impressed with some REITs. Back in 2010 and 2013, we were invested in … Continue reading

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Sharing of Wisdom and Experiences – Entrepreneurship

I was in the corporate world for the first half of my career. During the course of my work, I encountered clients that failed and gone into liquidation. I also read stories about failed enterprises, like 1.99 Shop that rose … Continue reading

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