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Stock indices

I was there 6 years ago

Today marks a little more than six years since this article was featured on The Sunday Times on 21 November 2010. The STI was 3197.3 then, and by today, it ended at 2859.33, about 10.6% down. It is time to … Continue reading

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Some notes about Investingnote

About two years ago when my stock-broker friend introduced InvestingNote to me, I was not exactly keen initially. The reason was that I have a business to develop and a family to take care. All these will draw away all … Continue reading

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Just stay on course

In the blink of our eyes, we are at the half-way mark of calendar year 2016. So, where are we now? The ST Index closed at 2882.73 on 31 Dec 2015, and today it closed at 2840.93, a difference of … Continue reading

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Brexit: My take on the sterling pound

Even though the sterling pound was bashed badly on Friday, 24 June to as much as 10% against the US dollars, my take is that it could be in for more bashing. While I cannot profess myself to be an … Continue reading

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Investing personality is all that matters

It is quite common to hear people making references to those famous billionaire investors, like Warren Buffet, Benjamin Graham, George Soros and Peter Lynch and many top-notch investors out there. Yes, we should learn from them, but how many of … Continue reading

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Sell in May and go away strategy: Why not a contrarian view?

The old saying sell in May and go away strategy seemed to have taken its toll this year when STI was sharply sold down from 2960.78 on 21st April to 2730.8 on 6th May 2016, a drop of 230 points, … Continue reading

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Making sense out of this market

The interest in the stock market returned with a vengeance over the last 6 trading days. By Friday yesterday, it had ended at 2837, an increase of 234 points from the closing at 2603.40 on 25 February. This represented an … Continue reading

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Tackling the current uncertainties

To date, we have already completed 14 trading days in the month of February. The ST index closed 2629.11 on the last trading day of January and of today, it ended at 2660.65. In other words, ST index advanced only … Continue reading

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Banks may be cheap now, but…

Cash is king. Yes, during financial turmoil like this when stock markets all over the world are sinking, having cash is the key. According to The Straits Times on 20 January 2016, just last year alone, about US$735 billion left … Continue reading

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The 7% plunge in the SSE Index does not auger well for global stock markets

The first day of trading in Year 2016 had seen Shanghai Stock Index dropping 7% and triggered the activation of circuit breakers to close the stock exchange for the day. This had, in turn, caused other major markets in Europe, … Continue reading

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