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Financial product with a guaranteed return

Financial product with a guaranteed return

By: Tan Kin Lian Dear Mr. Tan, What are your views about life insurance products that give a guaranteed return? REPLY Life insurance companies sell products that offer a guaranteed return. They may appear to be attractive to a risk adverse investor, but they generally...

Swiber

Swiber

Both Musicwhiz and La Papillion wrote about Swiber in their blog this week. While I know Musicwhiz is a shareholder, I believe La Papillion is one as well. Swiber - Joint Venture with Principia By: musicwhiz On 12 February, Swiber announced that they had entered into...

Inclusion of Two New Blogs

Inclusion of Two New Blogs

By: Derek Lim Two new blogs have been added into TheFinance.sg. The first is a blog set up by Christopher that focus solely on Gold and Silver. Prior to this, Chris has another blog to talk about his Internet Marketing exploits and investments before he finally...

Yongmao Holdings IPO.

Yongmao Holdings IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 19 February 2008 Commencement of trading: 21 February 2008 Established in the 1992, Yongmao Holdings designs and manufactures a wide range of towercranes and towercrane components and accessories sold under its brands including...

A letter to Warren Buffett

A letter to Warren Buffett

Interesting article written by DanielXX to the legendary Warren Buffett. By: DanielXX Dear Sir, It is too expensive to buy a dinner with you so I thought I'd write instead to highlight an investment proposition to you --- one that would bring you running like an...

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

By: Derek Lim It's going to be a busy few days, visiting relatives and friends. I will also be planning a time-table so that I can better manage all my tasks. Let's hope the market will recover by Friday else expect to see another huge sell off on Monday. Maybe with...

CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate)

CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate)

By: La Papillion Today I learnt much about CAGR. No, it's not a new brand of cigar. CAGR stands for compound annual growth rate. It's a nifty mathematical formula to calculate the rate at which an investment grows linearly in a given period. It all springs from the...

Derek – January 2008 Portfolio

Derek – January 2008 Portfolio

By: Derek Lim It's been a hectic few days, shopping for new year goodies, doing spring cleaning and trying to finish reading Peter Lynch's book. Till now, my stock picking strategy has been based on gut feeling. Heck, I should not have even call it a strategy. One of...

Kleer – January 08 Portfolio.

Kleer – January 08 Portfolio.

By: Kleer These are my current stocks holdings as of 31 January 08. Pan United Sarin Yongnam Taisin Sinotech Fibre Eastern Lifebrandz Sihuan China XLX IFS FujianZY Sing Inv UIS China Sports Fibrechem HLN Tech China Pplus ARA Yongnam W121214 The January 08 portfolio...

SPC: Good Dividend Play

SPC: Good Dividend Play

By: Drizzt Singapore Petroleum Corporation just delivered another good set of earnings. Its been a very fruitful dividend stock for me. Some Ratio Stats: ROIC is 14%. This is slightly weaker than what i previously recorded. Probably due to the way i account for debt....

Inflation and investment

Inflation and investment

By: Tan Kin Lian Dear Mr. Tan, Inflation is expected to increase to 5% in 2008. Interest rate remains very low, less than 2%. The stockmarket is volatile. How should we invest our money to be protected against inflation? REPLY The high rate of inflation is caused by...

My views on the US subprime crisis

My views on the US subprime crisis

By: DanielXX The crisis which erupted in August last year is now generating a full-blown domino effect on the "real" US economy and half a year after things have developed sufficiently for me to make an informed opinion on the state of affairs so far and how things...

Centraland IPO.

Centraland IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 30 January 2008 Commencement of trading: 01 February 2008 Established in the 1995, Centraland is a property developer in Zhengzhou city, the provincial capital of Henan Province, one of the most populated provinces in PRC. They...

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