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Taxi fares in Singapore

Taxi fares in Singapore

By: Tan Kin Lian Fares and surcharges Applicable to CityCab, Comfort, Yellow-Top Cab, SMRT Taxis. Different fares apply to other operators Flagdown fare: S$2.80 (≤ 1 km) Meter fare S$0.20 (every 385 m thereafter or less > 1 km and ≤ 10 km) S$0.20 (every 330 m...

Enjoying windfalls from punting

Enjoying windfalls from punting

By: PanzerGrenadier The picture you see above is the site of the future Integrated Resort (also known as: the Casino@Sentosa) near the northern shores of Sentosa formerly known as Pulau Blakan Mati. The thin line between investing and speculating in stocks and shares...

Insurers Not Protected From Risk

Insurers Not Protected From Risk

Patrick's comments on Dr Money's Article - Insurers Not Protected From Risk. By: Patrick Lim With regard to financial institutions like full banks and finance companies in the unlikely event of going bust, I heartily applaud the MAS's move to have implemented the...

Of estimates and consensus thinking

Of estimates and consensus thinking

By: Jay I attended an investment session where the instructor asked the class (of around 20 pple) to estimate the size of Thailand vs Singapore. Was it 50x bigger? Or 100x bigger? Or 500x or what? He wanted to prove a point. The true answer will lie in the range of...

The haunted town

The haunted town

By: Alen The most talked about and wondered share this week got to be China New Town. Somehow it is coming down, regardless of market sentiment. It finished the week with all time low, even though, other china shares rebounded. Does market know something that we don't...

Chronology of the economic cycle

Chronology of the economic cycle

By: DanielXX I saw this in a journal and thought it provided a good overview of how inflation relates to the economy as well as the wealth effect of the stock market. If you refer to the picture, inflation has an effect on both interest rates and individuals' wages...

Big writeoffs for sub-prime losses

Big writeoffs for sub-prime losses

By: Tan Kin Lian Mr Tan, Why are there so much writeoff for bad loans by the big American banks and brokers? I thought that they package the products to sell to other investors. It seems that they are stuck with a lot of these products in their own funds. Surely, they...

Gold VS Silver

Gold VS Silver

By: Derek Lim After reading Brendan's post on Stagflation, it rekindled my interest in Gold again. I'm looking for a investment that have very low co-relation to stocks and Gold/Silver is one of my consideration. Since Brendan is more bullish on Silver, I decided to...

Stagflation is here

Stagflation is here

By: Brendan Lee When I was studying economics during my university days, I learned that the worst economics scenario is not recession, but its stagflation. In a normal recession situation, inflation falls and unemployment rate rises. In a stagflation situation,...

Short-selling Part 2

Short-selling Part 2

By: DanielXX Continue from Short-selling Part 1 We start with the SBL account, an abbreviation for Shares Borrowing and Lending. This is the traditional method for short-selling, whereby one borrows from a pool of ready-for-lending securities in order to sell short....

Bid and Offer prices of Unit Trust

Bid and Offer prices of Unit Trust

By: Tan Kin Lian Hi Mr Tan, Not really about specific financial product, but I'm keen to know the difference between Bid-offer spread to Single pricing Unit Trusts. Is there a better model or do they work out the same? REPLY Most unit trusts indicate the Offer price...

Short-selling Part 1

Short-selling Part 1

By: DanielXX Long-time readers of my blog would know that I have so far been quite resistant to trying to profit from short-selling. But not for moral reasons, for really there is nothing immoral about taking the view that markets will go down and hence backing up...

Short-selling Part 1

Short-selling Part 1

By: DanielXX Long-time readers of my blog would know that I have so far been quite resistant to trying to profit from short-selling. But not for moral reasons, for really there is nothing immoral about taking the view that markets will go down and hence backing up...

“Investing” Competitions – Blessing or Bane?

“Investing” Competitions – Blessing or Bane?

By: musicwhiz Interestingly, the topic of trading and investing competitions first came up on another investor's blog. He was commenting on the salient aspects of such competitions and how they did not create a very real-life scenario for people to learn investing....

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