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Collected thoughts

Collected thoughts

I was quite out of touch of the whole world, having spent most of my week out in the jungle having no access to internet and newspaper. Even my starhub reception out there is intermittent at best, so I can't even call out or sms if I want to. Anyway, nothing much...

Poll: Singapore Budget 2011 (Closed)

Poll: Singapore Budget 2011 (Closed)

Thanks to those who has voted. Although there were only 29 votes (probably due to many similar polls), the results were a little different to that conducted by Straits Times (ST). 50% in ST felt that the budget definitely did not meet their expectations but only 34%...

Real estate funds lost value

Real estate funds lost value

A Chinese educated investor met me today. She was led to invest in two financial  products by a bank relationship manager on the promise that it was capital guaranteed and had the potential of a good return. After three years, she lost 40% on the investment and found...

Stock Chart: SGX, KepCorp!

Stock Chart: SGX, KepCorp!

On Friday, SGX broke the major support at $7.84 and closed at $7.78 with HIGH volume of 4.78 million shares traded. Three black candles occurred in the last three days.  Although these candles were not big enough to create three black crows, the steady downward...

Update – Survey on Will

Update – Survey on Will

So far 66 persons have participated in my survey on "Why am I reluctant to make a Will". For those who have not participated, please do so. I have seen some of the responses and it is most educational. Many people have misconceptions about Will. However, the most...

Watch out for the Intangibles!

Watch out for the Intangibles!

Motivation A friend recently approached me to help him take a look at Healthway Medical. Once of the most glaring thing that struck me when I thumbed through its latest financial statement was the huge intangibles on its balance sheet. After I explained to him my...

the ‘inheritance’ scam is back

the ‘inheritance’ scam is back

there is an article in today (free tabloid newspaper) warning of the infamous 'inheritance' scam but this time, the email scam carries the ministry of finance address, website and even our finance minister, mr tharman shanmugaratnam's photo to lend a huge dose of...

European Debt Exposure

European Debt Exposure

In this special report, one can read more on the possibility of a wider banking crisis from what seems to be just a Eurozone problem. An earlier post first touched on this. The complex web of banking relationships within Europe inter-connects sovereign debt to foreign...

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