Category Archives: Financial Management

What STI Component Stocks did well since May 2020?

Stocks did well since 22 May 2020. In one week, some stocks did exceptionally well. These stocks were down sharply by May 2020 and they are now in catch up mode. Some examples are City Development (+25.5%), SATS (+21.9%), DBS … Continue reading

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Any opening up of economy is good news

Since the Circuit Breaker (CB) period was lifted on 2 June with Phase 1 of Opening up, the Straits Times Index (STI) has been going up. Date STI Change (%) Change (%) Remarks 29-May-20 2,510.75 – –   1-Jun 2,550.86 … Continue reading

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SPDR STI ETF bought in March 2020 in the money now

23 March 2020 was the lowest point for the Straits Times Index (STI) since the start of this year. Stock Indices 23-Mar-20 5-Jun-20 Change STI (Singapore) 2,233.48 2,751.98 +23.2% STI at today 5 June, 4.35 pm was 2,751.98 points. This … Continue reading

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STI jumped higher

June 2020 started well for the Straits Times Index. Over three days, the STI was up 7.55%. Stock Indices 29-May-20 3-Jun-20 Change STI (Singapore) 2,510.75 2,700.39 +7.55% Year-to-date change from end of last year is now -16.2%. This is better … Continue reading

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Stock markets disconnect with real world situation

Continuing momentum from April 2020, May 2020 saw further gains for some stock Indices. The changes between April and May are shown in the table below. Nikkei 225 index jumped 8.3% followed by Nasdaq with an increase of 6.8%. S&P … Continue reading

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We are back to March 2020 level for STI

22 May 2020 felt like 31 March for the Straits Times Index (STI). Stock Indices 31-Dec-19 31-Mar-20 22-May-20 STI (Singapore) 3,222.83 2,481.23 2,499.83 The prices between 22 May 2020 and 31 December 2019 for the constituent stocks of the STI … Continue reading

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How is the STI?

The 52-week high for the Straits Times Index (STI) was 3,381.26 points on 25 July 2019. The 52-week low for the STI was 2,233.48 points on 23 March 2020. Date STI Change (%) 25 July 2019 3,381.26 – – – … Continue reading

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Interest rates for deposits are dropping

The last time I wrote about interest rates for fixed deposits was 10 March 2020. DBS or POSB has S$ fixed deposit interest rate for 12 months duration of 1.4% per year. Two months later, the interest rate for 12 … Continue reading

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Cautious Stance in Investing

Singapore may be easing tighter circuit breaker measures starting next week, it does not mean that we have defeated Covid-19 coronavirus. The global pandemic has not been cleared decisively. The world is still not out of the woods yet. Restarting … Continue reading

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Stock Markets are looking up

April 2020 stock Indices have improved since March. 23 March 2020 was the date when stock markets declined to the lowest for the year. Since then, the stock markets have been climbing back up. Optimism came in April because China … Continue reading

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