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Investing is similar to gambling?

September 17, 2010 by Market Uncle
Motivation I read with interest an article published on Asiaone “Casino not so different to stock investment“: In the article, Kwon Oh-nam, CEO of Grand Korea Leisure, South Korea’s leading foreigner-only casino was quoted as saying: “… Some people get so obsessed with stock investment that they sit in front of the computer monitor to […]

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Stubborn HDB Property Bubble?

August 30, 2010 by Market Uncle
Some of my friends painfully resisted buying a flat for the past few years, hoping that the property bubble will pop when the global recession erupted. But to their disbelief, the prices and cash over value (COV) continue to defy gravity and broke new highs. This prompted me to take a closer look at this […]
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Stubborn HDB Property Bubble?

August 28, 2010 by Market Uncle
Some of my friends painfully resisted buying a flat for the past few years, hoping that the property bubble will pop when the global recession erupted. But to their disbelief, the prices and cash over value (COV) continue to defy gravity and broke new highs. This prompted me to take a closer look at this […]

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Portfolio restructuring over the last 4 months

August 17, 2010 by Market Uncle
Partially divested First Ship Lease Trust(FSLT) into Pacific Shipping Trust(PST) on 29 June 2010 I can count myself ‘unlucky’ that FSLT had 2 of its ships returned prematurely and took a big hit to its total outstanding contractual revenue and just blame this on the ‘business’ risk. But looking further into the business to understand […]
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Portfolio restructuring over the last 4 months

August 14, 2010 by Market Uncle
Partially divested First Ship Lease Trust(FSLT) into Pacific Shipping Trust(PST) on 29 June 2010 I can count myself ‘unlucky’ that FSLT had 2 of its ships returned prematurely and took a big hit to its total outstanding contractual revenue and just blame this on the ‘business’ risk. But looking further into the business to understand […]

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Shopping vs Investing, behaviour peculiarity

August 10, 2010 by Market Uncle
Sale!!! Whenever there is some genuine sale giving ‘huge’ discounts, e.g. 50%, 70% off original price. There’ll always be enthusiastic crowds grabbing the items as if things are going for free. I recently encountered one for branded handbags near my working area. Most shoppers are predominantly ladies who seems to have a mental database of […]

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Shopping vs Investing, behaviour peculiarity

August 6, 2010 by Market Uncle
Sale!!! Whenever there is some genuine sale giving ‘huge’ discounts, e.g. 50%, 70% off original price. There’ll always be enthusiastic crowds grabbing the items as if things are going for free. I recently encountered one for branded handbags near my working area. Most shoppers are predominantly ladies who seems to have a mental database of […]

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I bought Mermaid Maritime, United Envirotech and Aspial

April 26, 2010 by Market Uncle
I bought Mermaid Maritime, United Envirotech and Aspial No longer had the luxury of time to blog on each and every transaction within days, I might as well consolidate them into a single article and post them when I had the time. Anyway, it will still serve my intended purpose to track what I do […]
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I bought Mermaid Maritime, United Envirotech and Aspial

April 25, 2010 by Market Uncle
No longer had the luxury of time to blog on each and every transaction within days, I might as well consolidate them into a single article and post them when I had the time. Anyway, it will still serve my intended purpose to track what I do over the years and still garner some feedback, […]

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Valuer for HDB units, an easy job?

March 23, 2010 by Market Uncle
After years of painful search and watching the property prices continue to defy recession forces, a friend of mine finally settle for flat in a mature estate with about $50k above (already high) valuation. Querying the valuation of the flat, I discovered it is valued at the higher tail end amongst recent HDB resale transaction. […]
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Valuer for HDB units, an easy job?

March 20, 2010 by Market Uncle
After years of painful search and watching the property prices continue to defy recession forces, a friend of mine finally settle for flat in a mature estate with about $50k above (already high) valuation. Querying the valuation of the flat, I discovered it is valued at the higher tail end amongst recent HDB resale transaction. […]

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Do we need to monitor the stock market so closely?

March 10, 2010 by Market Uncle
Hectic but fruitful life after a new entrant Ever since my girl was born and my confinement lady left, life have been very hectic, tiring and sometimes frustrating. Eventually, when she learnt to smile at us, its had been one of the happiest moment of my life and instantly felt all this was worth it […]

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