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Singapore and Hong Kong Govt Budget Summaries

Singapore and Hong Kong Govt Budget Summaries

It’s that time of the year again when people you don’t know tell you what they’re going to do with the money they took from you.* They also tell it to you in language so abstract/cloudy* that you need the services of lawyers/accountants to make sense...

60,000ft view of Stock Strategy Backtesting

60,000ft view of Stock Strategy Backtesting

As I am preparing to go deeper into stock selection research I am gearing up to program the infrastructure around which these strategies can be backtested quickly (and painlessly). This is my conceptualization of the programming requirements needed – now I just...

Quick update for 25th Feb 2011

Quick update for 25th Feb 2011

Tonight, I: Formalized yesterday’s work on long term averages into Matlab code. I have not written it up into a full-length post because the conclusions are mostly the same, although I believe I have come up with 2-3 pretty good variants on the prediction...

it’s always in the fine print!

it’s always in the fine print!

this letter was published in today's today: Same insurance claims, different outcomes Letter from Wee Sin Lin 05:56 AM Feb 23, 2011 I AGREE with Mr Wilson Lee, "Not all travel insurance is equal" (Feb 21). I bought travel insurance for my son, who was going to Spain,...

China Animal Healthcare – reports net profit of RMB129.7mn in FY2010 down 21% from FY2009…..this was a Stock Pick but I called a sell at S$0.42 when it hit my price target

China Animal Healthcare – reports net profit of RMB129.7mn in FY2010 down 21% from FY2009…..this was a Stock Pick but I called a sell at S$0.42 when it hit my price target

China Animal reported quite a disappointing set of results for FY2010 with net profit of RMB129.7mn down 21% from FY2010.  To be fair, the company did take non-recurrent charges of RMB42mn for its HK dual listing and another RMB19.2mn for share options issued to...

“Dumb Money” Fund Flows

“Dumb Money” Fund Flows

Retail fund flow information is typically regarded as a measure of “dumb money” – the retail investor sells when they should buy and buys when they should sell. I decided to take a closer look at this thesis. Data problems Unfortunately, there is not...

The Straits Times on iPad

The Straits Times on iPad

SPH poised to launch products for iPadIt has been waiting for Apple to come up with a better policy for publishersBy FELDA CHAYTHE renewed popularity of tablet PCs presents a lifeline for the newspaper industry to survive in the digital age, but key to the equation is...

Life in green

Life in green

If I've said this before, I'm sorry, but this is really what I feel. I like going to reservist. Some say it's a waste of time, others lament the amount of work waiting for them when they return back to their office. For me, it's precisely because in the army, I do not...

Supply and Demand for Silver

Supply and Demand for Silver

Below are data gathered from the World Silver Survey. Specifically, from the GFMS’s 2010 Silver summary report (done in beginning of 2010 and covers 2009 findings). Demand In 2009, the uses for silver are as such: Industrial – 41% Jewelery and silverware...

The GDP discrepancy in Long-Term Stock Returns

The GDP discrepancy in Long-Term Stock Returns

I read a couple region-focused fund prospectuses today at work that touted the outstanding GDP growth prospects of, variously, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, and China, and used that as a thesis for investing in the respective stock markets. I believe theses like these are...

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