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Act in the interest of consumers

Act in the interest of consumers

By: Tan Kin Lian Dear Mr. Tan, You spent three decades promoting insurance. Why are you now posting anti-insurance articles in your blog. Why? REPLY I do not wish to be anti-anything or anti-anybody. My purpose is to educate the public, so that they can make the right...

KTL Global IPO.

KTL Global IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 12 December 2007 Commencement of trading: 14 December 2007 Established in the 1960's, KTL Global is a supplier of rigging equipment and related services. Their customers are mainly in the offshore Oil & Gas and marine...

Mercator Lines IPO.

Mercator Lines IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 10 December 2007 Commencement of trading: 14 December 2007 Established in the 1983, Mercator Lines is a leading Indian-owned international dry bulk shipping company, focusing on the transport of coal into India, and iron ore from...

Soon Lian Holdings IPO.

Soon Lian Holdings IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 11 December 2007 Commencement of trading: 13 December 2007 Established in the 1980's, Soon Lian is a specialist supplier of over 1,200 different aluminium alloy products, mainly sold to the marine and precision engineering...

Mental accounting

Mental accounting

By: Wilfred Ling A client of mine was paid in US dollar. He asked me whether should he maintain a US dollar saving account and accumulate his saving there as he receives the US salary. The rationale is because of the declining US, he hopes it will “recover” in the...

The Buy and Hold Fallacy

The Buy and Hold Fallacy

By: musicwhiz I notice one very distinctive trait of many investors, which is the flawed view of the “buy and hold” strategy. Many investors believe that as long as the fundamentals of a company are sound and that the company is making profits, they can simply hold on...

First Resources IPO.

First Resources IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 06 December 2007 Commencement of trading: 10 December 2007 Established in 1992, First Resources is one of the largest private sector producers of crude palm oil in Indonesia. All their operations and assets, consisting of 13 oil...

Derek – November ’07 Portfolio

Derek – November ’07 Portfolio

By: Derek Lim It has been an eye opener reading the portfolios of my fellow bloggers. I believe that no matter the size of your investments, it is still good to review it regularly. It is also a good opportunity to align your investing strategy and to check on your...

Adding Alternatives to your allocation

Adding Alternatives to your allocation

By: Drizzt Readers here would have noticed that I do have much info here dedicated to commodities, gold or energy in my weblog. This is because going forward, these alternatives have a huge potential to provide that alpha growth for your portfolio. Alternatives as an...

Kleer – November 07 Portfolio.

Kleer – November 07 Portfolio.

By: Kleer These are my current stocks holdings as of 30 November 07. 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 The November 07 portfolio value of...

Redirected to MalwareAlarm

Redirected to MalwareAlarm

I have receive several replies from CNA Forum that there is a 'virus' in my blog. After investigating, I realize that my site will occasionally be redirected to a MalwareAlarm website as shown below. (Please do not visit this site) I did a check on MalwareAlarm and...

STI up another 1.24%

STI up another 1.24%

By: La Papillion Dow was still up last night and the party goes on. STI went up another 43 pts (1.24%) to close at 3521 with a volume of almost 2 billion. All the biggies moved up - SGX, DBS, Cosco...could it be that funds are buying up now to window dress their...

Inflation

Inflation

By: Larry Haverkamp (Dr Money) What you can do about ... OH no! Inflation is coming. And lots of it. Check out the trend: Inflation in 2005 was 0.5 per cent. It doubled to 1 per cent in 2006. This year, it will be about 2 per cent. Last month, the Government forecast...

Barriers to Entry

Barriers to Entry

By: Jay To determine whether a company has a business moat ie whether it can defend its turf when competitors come in, we look at what is called Barriers to Entry, one of Porter's 5 Forces. I have identified a few common barriers but I must point out that the list is...

Hyflux Water Trust IPO.

Hyflux Water Trust IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 28 November 2007 Commencement of trading: 03 December 2007 Hyflux Water Trust (HWT) is the first pure-play global water trust to be listed in Asia. It invests in water related infrastructure assets in PRC, India, Middle East,...

What a year!

What a year!

By: Wilfred Ling Had a few conversations with my clients who took up investment this year and all of them had the same complain: why their returns either just broke even or had even slight losses? I did some computation and this is what I found: I computed the return...

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