Author Archives: Brennen

A year of rising cost and fundraising activities

Unless you are a DINK or a working single who is likely to enjoy a pay adjustment to help cover the cost of inflation, you should by now feel the effects of inflation in several aspects of our daily lives. … Continue reading

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Does he need to invest?

A friend presented me a profile of his friend. He asked if his friend needs to invest and, if so, what should the investments be? Frankly, I do not have all the information to make a proper profile. However, the … Continue reading

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Property: Still a good investment?

Last week several local newspapers published a report by DBS researchers that a second residential property yielded low return for the past decade given the property curbs, smaller property size, smaller families, ageing population and property price rise consistently higher … Continue reading

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Open Electricity Market

On 13th October, iSwitch with a market share of 13% (or about 90,000 households) announced publicly that it is exiting the open electricity market. Under the code of conduct, iSwitch is required to approach other retailers to take over the … Continue reading

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Interest hikes – Lead to market decline?

The Business Times featured on Friday that FED is likely to begin tapering bond purchases by the next meeting on November 2-3. It would mean that as much as $15b PER MONTH would be shaved off from the system in … Continue reading

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Is the local stock market dead?

An extract taken from the taken from the Business Times (Weekend, 21 Aug 2021). When I read the article “Once beaten, twice shy” on the Business Times (Weekend) today, which mentioned about Ken, a veteran stock investor since the 1990s. … Continue reading

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Sembcorp Marine

Shareholders of Sembcorp Marine shareholders received the notice of extraordinary general meeting (EGM) informing them of the lodgement of the Proxy Form and the date & time of the EGM. Nothing exactly new. The proposal is to raise $1.5 billion … Continue reading

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Keppel Corporation & Sembcorp Marine

The memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) As many have expected, Keppel Corporation (Keppel) and Sembcorp Marine (SMM) have finally decided to combine their resources and expertise that they have built up in the offshore and marine (O&M) space. The combined entity … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines (MCBs – 2nd tranche)

Now that the verdict is out. Singapore Airlines (SIA) has decided to exercise the option to raise the S$6.2 billion Mandatory Convertible Bonds (MCBs) in June 2021. This option had been proposed and been agreed upon by the SIA shareholders … Continue reading

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Investing psychology : averaging up

I had a very brief conversation over lunch with a friend just several weeks ago. After an exchange of pleasantries and knowing that he invests in stocks, it was natural that our talking conversation centred around stocks. I asked him … Continue reading

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