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Don’t make the same mistake that I made 2 decades ago

For the calendar year 2018, the Straits Times Index (STI) retreated from 3400.91 at the close of Year 2017 to 3068.76 at the close of Year 2018. The absolute fall for the calendar year 2018 was more than 10%. It … Continue reading

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Starting 2018 positively

Despite closing the year 2017 with an 18% upside in the Straits Times Index (STI), we saw another 90 points increase in the STI to end at 3489.45 in the first week of 2018. For myself, I am happy to … 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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Brexit: The days after the pounding

The final verdict is out and Britain is now out of EU. The result has taken the financial market by surprise. Even until the 22nd of June, financial markets all over the world were predicting that Britain would stay within … Continue reading

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Brexit – The impact on us

In a few hours’ time, we should know the results of the referendum as to whether Britain is out or is to remain as a member of the European Union (EU). Ranked as the world 5th largest economy behind US, … 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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Market rout : A test of our mental fortitude

The last few days of market routs in both China as well as stock markets over the world had seen trillions of dollars evaporated in air. This is a type of market situation in which big investors and fund managers … Continue reading

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Japan Nikkei and China SSE

Since the post on where to put my money now on 28 Novermber 2015, the stock indices of both China and Japan, being SSE and Nikkei 225, had advanced between 16.8% and 18.4% respectively. In fact, China’s SSE had reached a high … Continue reading

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