Monthly Archives: August 2015

If this stock market turmoil ends up in a liquidity crunch, do you know what the banks will do?

During the times when there is liquidity crunch, such as now when there is an impending interest rate hike in US or when there is a  stock market rout in the region, what is the most important thing for the banks? Yes, … Continue reading

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Big funds are moving away from stock markets

Yes, it is confirmed. Funds are moving out of emerging market and the results have not been pretty. After two weeks of punitive sell-out, most of the indices have either gone below the year opening level or expected to move towards that. With the … Continue reading

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Market psychology – Are we at the market bottom?

Many people seemed to believe that the market is low now because we tend to anchor the stock price at where the stock price is at its maximum. Just a few months ago, it was 3500 on the STI and … Continue reading

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Market psychology – In a weakening market

In a weakening market, the share price tends to drop more than the dividend when a stock goes XD. This is especially true for high dividend stocks. So, it is a question of whether you want to keep the stocks over … Continue reading

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China’s 3rd devaluation within 3 days

China lowered in centre band once again for the 3rd day in this week to 1US$ : RMB6.401. For the past 3 days in succession, China had lowered its currency band 3 times. From RMB6.116 to RMB6.2289 to RMB6.3306 and to … Continue reading

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China’s devaluation may spark another currency crises and Asian stock market fallout

China made a surprise move to devalue its chinese yuan to US dollars. The mid-point range is now RMB6.230 instead of RMB6.116, a decrease of approximately 1.8%. This would have indicated that the chinese economy is not doing as well and … Continue reading

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