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Big writeoffs for sub-prime losses

Big writeoffs for sub-prime losses

By: Tan Kin Lian Mr Tan, Why are there so much writeoff for bad loans by the big American banks and brokers? I thought that they package the products to sell to other investors. It seems that they are stuck with a lot of these products in their own funds. Surely, they...

Gold VS Silver

Gold VS Silver

By: Derek Lim After reading Brendan's post on Stagflation, it rekindled my interest in Gold again. I'm looking for a investment that have very low co-relation to stocks and Gold/Silver is one of my consideration. Since Brendan is more bullish on Silver, I decided to...

Stagflation is here

Stagflation is here

By: Brendan Lee When I was studying economics during my university days, I learned that the worst economics scenario is not recession, but its stagflation. In a normal recession situation, inflation falls and unemployment rate rises. In a stagflation situation,...

Short-selling Part 2

Short-selling Part 2

By: DanielXX Continue from Short-selling Part 1 We start with the SBL account, an abbreviation for Shares Borrowing and Lending. This is the traditional method for short-selling, whereby one borrows from a pool of ready-for-lending securities in order to sell short....

Bid and Offer prices of Unit Trust

Bid and Offer prices of Unit Trust

By: Tan Kin Lian Hi Mr Tan, Not really about specific financial product, but I'm keen to know the difference between Bid-offer spread to Single pricing Unit Trusts. Is there a better model or do they work out the same? REPLY Most unit trusts indicate the Offer price...

Short-selling Part 1

Short-selling Part 1

By: DanielXX Long-time readers of my blog would know that I have so far been quite resistant to trying to profit from short-selling. But not for moral reasons, for really there is nothing immoral about taking the view that markets will go down and hence backing up...

Short-selling Part 1

Short-selling Part 1

By: DanielXX Long-time readers of my blog would know that I have so far been quite resistant to trying to profit from short-selling. But not for moral reasons, for really there is nothing immoral about taking the view that markets will go down and hence backing up...

“Investing” Competitions – Blessing or Bane?

“Investing” Competitions – Blessing or Bane?

By: musicwhiz Interestingly, the topic of trading and investing competitions first came up on another investor's blog. He was commenting on the salient aspects of such competitions and how they did not create a very real-life scenario for people to learn investing....

United Overseas Australia IPO.

United Overseas Australia IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 17 December 2007 Commencement of trading: 19 December 2007 Established in the 1987, United Overseas Australia (UOA) is a Malaysian-based, Australian-listed property developer that focuses on the middle to high end residential and...

JES Holdings IPO.

JES Holdings IPO.

By: Kleer Closing date of application: 17 December 2007 Commencement of trading: 19 December 2007 Established in the 1970's, JES is a major PRC shipbuilding group with production facilities capable of producing different types of vessels: Bulk carriers - for...

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...

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