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The Quest for Higher Yields

The Quest for Higher Yields

Originally, the title was intended to read “The Chase for Higher Yields”, but I thought that the word “chase” conveyed an element of desperation. Although “desperation” would adequately and concisely reflect the current ground sentiment in that everyone (i.e. the man...

NOL Round 1

NOL Round 1

Bought NOL at $1.92 Primary reason was due to the general MACD divergence. I initially queued at $1.90 when the price was $1.91, but as time passed, support turned resistance was breached at $1.92 and hit a day high of $1.93. Thus I decided not to wait anymore and...

CMT Q1 2011 Quarterly Earnings Report

CMT Q1 2011 Quarterly Earnings Report

CMT Q1 2011 Quarterly Earnings Report: Press Release Financial Statements Presentation Slides Key Points DPU of 2.29 cents for the reporting quarter. This translates to an annualised distribution yield of 4.99% based on CMT’s closing price of S$1.86 per unit on 20...

Do NOT “Buy On Dips”

Do NOT “Buy On Dips”

Posted by Student on April 21, 2011 I’m just going to come right out and say it: If you’re gonna buy, buy like a man.* Don’t freaking wait for a “pullback” or a “dip” if you’re already fundamentally bullish about something. I make this comment on the back of a recent...

Funding unemployment insurance

Funding unemployment insurance

I like to write a few words about funding unemployment insurance. The premium is paid by workers and are used to pay benefits to the unemployed. Assume that the unemployment rate is 6%. If the unemployment benefit is 100% of wages, the premium rate has to be 6% of...

Unemployment insurance

Unemployment insurance

I met a German lady who married a Singaporean and lived in Singapore for the past 30 years. She is active in grassroots work. She told me that the unemployment insurance scheme in Germany is a good scheme and explained the following: a) In the town where she grew up,...

Motor insurance scam, fake injury

Motor insurance scam, fake injury

Written by Wilfred Ling    Tuesday, 19 April 2011 45-year-old former freelance insurance claims advisor and his nine accomplices were jailed for faking injury claims for motor insurance. Victims of the scam included Tokio Marine and Fire and India International...

Do You Trust Banks and Insurers?

Do You Trust Banks and Insurers?

There was a Straits Times article over the weekend which reported that the reputations of local banks and insurers are recovering, after suffering a dent in mage during the financial crisis. This was the result of a poll surveying 341 people. Personally, I’m not so...

Stock Chart: Noble Grp, SGX!

Stock Chart: Noble Grp, SGX!

On Tuesday, Noble re-tests the resistance at $2.17 and closed at $2.17 with regular volume of 21.92 million shares traded. An engulfing bullish line occurred (where a white candle’s real body completely contains the previous black candle’s real body).  The...

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