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Nassim Taleb vs Victor Niederhoffer

Nassim Taleb vs Victor Niederhoffer

Victor Niederhoffer was a hedge fund industry superstar until he blew up his account in the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. He had to liquidate his fund and personal assets in order to pay back the losses. He is a very intelligent man and by reading his books, “The...

Gearing Ratios

Gearing Ratios

I did some research and realised that the generic term "gearing" that people use have different meanings. For Reits: Gearing = Total Debt/Total Asset. Using LMIR as example for FY2010, gearing = 125000 / 1212508 = 10.3% (ST debt of LMIR = 0) (this is what you see in...

Singapore Property News This Week #13

Singapore Property News This Week #13

RESIDENTIAL Government increasing income ceiling for HDB flats and EC units Besides introducing 25,000 BTO units in 2012 and 8,000 flats in September 2011, the Government will be increasing the income ceiling for HDB flats from $8,000 to $10,000 and ECs from $10,000...

Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

It is dark when you are in the tunnel. But when you see light, would it be a ·         Light at the end of a tunnel or a ·         Runaway train? The focus or turning point this year would be Jackson Hole. Speculations and/or hopes for the Calvary had begun. ·        ...

Taking a Break from Routine

Taking a Break from Routine

I was at a conference yesterday at a nice hotel along Orchard Road to give a presentation related to my area of expertise. Whilst I was at the conference, I got many good ideas from listening to the other speakers as well as thinking about some of the questions raised...

The Quality of Independence

The Quality of Independence

Another election is upon us and Singapore votes for its third elected President. This time around, Singaporeans get to choose between four different candidates, all of whom seem to stress on how independent he is. Why the emphasis on “independence”? Independence...

Cash flow management I

Cash flow management I

We all heard how important managing cash flow is. In business, if cash flow management is not up to par, it'll lead to bankruptcy even though the company has a strong balance sheet and income statement. Cash flow is the life blood of business, and so it is also the...

Cash flow management I

Cash flow management I

We all heard how important managing cash flow is. In business, if cash flow management is not up to par, it'll lead to bankruptcy even though the company has a strong balance sheet and income statement. Cash flow is the life blood of business, and so it is also the...

Singapore Property Weekly Issue 13 now out

Singapore Property Weekly Issue 13 now out

In this week’s issue: Singapore Property News This Week What the Raised Income Ceiling Means For the Property Market What the Negative Swap Rate Means For You Resale Property Transactions (July 30- Aug 5) Singapore Property Classifieds #3 Every week we will send the...

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