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Stumped by low MediShield payout

Stumped by low MediShield payout

Once again, there is a letter of complain entitled Stumped by low MediShield payout (http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_642165.html) sent to the Straits Times forum page that the Medishield payout was a pathetic $450 despite the hospital bill of $2300...

Inflation

Inflation

The inflation rate in Singapore was reported at 5.5 percent in January 2011.Normally, most governments use the interest rates to curb inflation. However, Singapore interest rates are still at rock bottom rates as the Singapore government uses currency exchange to...

Shares in CDP

Shares in CDP

Hi Mr Tan, I have just started investing in stocks. I read that our shares and other form of securities are held under the custody of CDP. I am curious about how safe are our shares in the custody of CDP. I read from the CDP website that they are not liable for any...

Singstocks: ChatBox Upgraded!

Singstocks: ChatBox Upgraded!

Dear all Due to the high usage and fast growing members for Singstocks.com, we have upgraded our chatbox in the blog and forum. Addition features in the upgrade 1)      The Basic Cbox stores up to 100 messages (of up to 200 characters in length) that visitors can...

Get The Full Picture

Get The Full Picture

We are constantly being bombarded with new information. These info are often biased and we, the information recepians, are often not aware of these biases. Just like to share some recent incidents that highlighted the information asymmetry we face. Incident 1 There...

Secrets of Singapore Property Gurus by Mr Propwise

Secrets of Singapore Property Gurus by Mr Propwise

I read lesser books on property than equities. Not because I am not interested in property, but there are less books out in the market. With less books and less competition, the quality of information tends to be poorer. But I was pleasantly surprised when I pick up...

Collected thoughts

Collected thoughts

I was quite out of touch of the whole world, having spent most of my week out in the jungle having no access to internet and newspaper. Even my starhub reception out there is intermittent at best, so I can't even call out or sms if I want to. Anyway, nothing much...

Poll: Singapore Budget 2011 (Closed)

Poll: Singapore Budget 2011 (Closed)

Thanks to those who has voted. Although there were only 29 votes (probably due to many similar polls), the results were a little different to that conducted by Straits Times (ST). 50% in ST felt that the budget definitely did not meet their expectations but only 34%...

Real estate funds lost value

Real estate funds lost value

A Chinese educated investor met me today. She was led to invest in two financial  products by a bank relationship manager on the promise that it was capital guaranteed and had the potential of a good return. After three years, she lost 40% on the investment and found...

Stock Chart: SGX, KepCorp!

Stock Chart: SGX, KepCorp!

On Friday, SGX broke the major support at $7.84 and closed at $7.78 with HIGH volume of 4.78 million shares traded. Three black candles occurred in the last three days.  Although these candles were not big enough to create three black crows, the steady downward...

Update – Survey on Will

Update – Survey on Will

So far 66 persons have participated in my survey on "Why am I reluctant to make a Will". For those who have not participated, please do so. I have seen some of the responses and it is most educational. Many people have misconceptions about Will. However, the most...

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