Category Archives: Z-Personal Finance

Singapore Airlines – The harsh operating environment

Ask an American during the 90s whether they know Singapore Airlines (SIA), you are likely to get a confirmed yes. But when you ask him where Singapore was, you may not get a very clear answer. That spoke volumes about … Continue reading

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Looking for certainties in the environment of uncertainties

Recent poll: In a recent poll of A sure win of $200 60% of win of triple of $200 and 30% of a loss of double of $200 There were altogether 58 respondents to this poll, of which 37 (representing … Continue reading

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The lockdown mailers

10th to 14th March 2020: The market was very bad. The STI tanks around 16% (2960.93 to 2493.95) and was still on the way down. The Dow Jones also had a bad outing. The worst performing stocks on the SGX … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines (SIA)

On the requests of students concerning the recent SIA rights and MCB R, I have made a video to explain the technicalities of the rights issue. The last time I had SIA shares was more than 10 year ago While … Continue reading

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Investing lessons to learn from the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic

The past 2 months or so has been quite punitive for stock investors and traders alike. Despite a few early cases of Covid-19, the month of February had been almost a non-event. The STI, despite sinking gradually, continued to stay … Continue reading

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ComfortDelgro Ltd

Since the video on Covid-19 was made in the week immediately after the Chinese New Year (CNY), signs are now beginning to surface of the near-term situations of transport companies. ComfortDelgro (CDG), which has been facing a dwindling operating taxi … Continue reading

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Wuhan Coronavirus and the STI

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Taking stock of stocks portfolio

Like many other years, last year had been spiced with a few surprises causing some stocks to swing significantly even though the STI index had been relatively stagnant. First and foremost, at the beginning of the year, many of us … Continue reading

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Keppel Corporation

What a pleasant surprise! Temasek Holdings (TH) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Kyanite Investment Holdings, is proposing a partial offer to acquire 30.55% of Keppel Corporation to increase its shareholding from its current shareholding of 20.45% to 51.0%. Based on … Continue reading

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What is the difference between investing and gambling?

This question pops out from time to time – what is the difference between gambling and investing? I bet many of us have some idea, but unable to clearly explain what really separates the two. That is why we often … Continue reading

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