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STI Update.

STI Update.

By: Kleer Compiled by OCBC Research on 9 January 2008. Will 3,300 hold? We had forecasted in our 28 Nov report that the rebound will wane out as it approached the 3,650 level, which has unfolded as per our forecast. The STI has failed to deliver a sustainable rally...

Fundamental Trends To Watch For 2008

Fundamental Trends To Watch For 2008

By: DanielXX Finally got around to writing this article. I wrote one last year (see link) and it served well as a guide for myself over the course of the year. In the context of the volatility and some say possible recession looming in 2008, it is useful to note that...

Charges under a investment linked policy

Charges under a investment linked policy

By: Tan Kin Lian Dear Mr. Tan, I am confused about the many charges under an investment-linked policy. The insurance agent does not explain them clearly to me. I am now stuck with these high charges. Can I get out of them? REPLY It is better to buy a low cost Term...

New Revamped STI Index

New Revamped STI Index

By: Derek Lim The new revamped STI index will be launched tomorrow. The new index will be slimed down to 30 stocks. Some notable companies that have been removed include Creative Technology, Venture Corp and Chartered Semiconductor, either for failing to meet the...

MM Lee on Singapore Economy

MM Lee on Singapore Economy

By: Derek Lim Below is an extract on Channel NewsAsia report on MM Lee speech during a gala dinner on Monday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS). On the economic outlook, Mr Lee said the Singapore economy should do...

Old Chang Kee IPO.

Old Chang Kee IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 14 January 2008 Commencement of trading: 16 January 2008 Established in the 1986, Old Chang Kee is engaged in the maufacture and sale of affordable food products under their "Old Chang Kee" brand name. Beginning with just their...

Buy and hold forever?

Buy and hold forever?

By: La Papillion HH passed me an excellent article on buying and hold fallacy which I linked it here. The idea of buying and holding is what long term investors would like to do. Before anyone just go to the stock market and buy anything stocks, and proceed to hold it...

Medisave, Medishield… Medi-crisis?

Medisave, Medishield… Medi-crisis?

By: Patrick Lim This article appeared in today's front page of today: http://www.todayonline.com/pdf_open.asp?id=0501FPW001 By: Stanley Jeremiah The writer is a lawyer and chartered insurer who is immediate past president and council member of the Singapore Insurance...

To Cut or Not To Cut

To Cut or Not To Cut

By: Jay In Value Investing, you NEVER cut losses. If you have analysed the company and have determined that it is a good buy, and you bought it. If it goes down, you should be buying MORE of the stock. Since it is cheaper now. Well, that's provided everything is still...

2008 Commentary

2008 Commentary

By: Wilfred Ling The Year 2008 has started. For every start of the year marks new beginnings. Those who had done well in Year 2007 (i.e. achieving whatever what they wanted to achieve) ought to congratulate themselves but it is also important to set out to new goals....

2008 stock market strategy

2008 stock market strategy

By: Alen I would like to examine the key issues in coming year and try to formulate the strategy for 2008. Key issues Sub prime problem. It is expected that more sub prime borrowers would default. The housing slump would continue and credit crunch would persist....

DanielXX (An Overview of 2007)

DanielXX (An Overview of 2007)

By: DanielXX If this overview is written at the end of 2008, it would be much clearer whether 2007marked the decisive turn of the 4-year global bull market or whether the now infamous subprime issue was another wall of worry that the bull market eventually scaled...

Kleer – 2007 Portfolio Review.

Kleer – 2007 Portfolio Review.

By: Kleer Back in December 2006, my portfolio value stood at $355,688, and comprised of: Pan Utd Chuan Hup Tat Hong HMI Corp AEI Corp HTL International Sarin Tech China Lifestyle Fung Choi China Precision Yongnam Tai Sin Sinotech Fibre SPC Eastern The monthly...

My New Year Wishes For The Insurance Industry

My New Year Wishes For The Insurance Industry

By: Patrick Lim Besides the usual resolutions made at this time of the passage of the old year, I have several wishes that I sincerely hope all insurance companies will give due and worthy consideration for implementation in the new year: A. Standardisation of all...

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