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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...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

By: Derek Lim It's been a little more than 2 months since I started this site and readership has been increasing steadily. I would like to thank my fellow bloggers who has kindly allowed me to post their articles in my blog, to my readers who has provided me with...

Cash management 101

Cash management 101

By: PanzerGrenadier You are interested in your finances to read my blog. You want to know about investments, personal finance and money management. Ultimately, you want to be financially free. Why cash management? One of the building blocks for growing your net-worth...

TPD payout structure of earlier generation policies

TPD payout structure of earlier generation policies

Patrick's comments on the recent TPD ruling. By: Patrick Lim High Court draws distinction with policy-holders who are totally, permanently disabled By K.C. Vijayan (vijayan@sph.com.sg) TPD or not TPD - that was the question before a High Court judge. TPD is 'Total and...

Short-selling Part 3

Short-selling Part 3

By: DanielXX The second main instrument used for short-selling individual stocks is the CFD, short for Contract For Difference. The name is not very illuminating, but suffice to say that it acts like a form of stock futures where the gain or loss is the difference...

Swiber – EGM Held on December 28, 2007

Swiber – EGM Held on December 28, 2007

By: musicwhiz I attended the EGM today at Swiber's new office location at Cyberhub @ IBP. It was actually quite an adventure for me to locate the company as I had to take an MRT train to Jurong East, then hop on one of those IBP feeder buses (at S$0.20) in order to...

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...

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