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Dog Days For The US Dollar and Other Thoughts

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Dog Days of Summer – “the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought,… Continue reading

Welcome, 1% SIBOR. It Is For Real This Time.

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Appetide Cafe   It is Oxley on our minds this week when you can have the free papers devoting 10 pages to the Oxley saga that I am ashamed to admit I little… Continue reading

Hello July 2017 and Remembering The 1997 Asian Crisis

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Midsummer has passed and long hot days are back to haunt us, drain the spirit and enfeeble the mind. Over lunch with a friend, we could not wait to pour out our grief… Continue reading

Random Thoughts on China and Investing Made Complicated

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Politics Bash It is politics not financial markets hogging the limelight but stunned markets are rising above it all, in defiance of the Federal Reserve’s threats to hike rates again and reduce their… Continue reading

Singapore Bonds : Fact Checking The News

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Weekly Market Bash Is No Bash There is little to say about markets this week except to applaud at the KEEP CALM and CARRY ON behaviour, with no major terror incidents in the… Continue reading

Market Defiance Part 2 : The Covfefe Conundrum and The Crash To Come

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Market Bash : Trump Tribute A heartfelt thank you to Donald Trump for the word of the week, month and possibly, the year – COVFEFE, because there is not getting over this week… Continue reading

Stock Market Defiance and The Coming Crash

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“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.” Sir John Templeton   We can finally confirm we are living in dystopia this week with global… Continue reading

A Pre Summer Review of SGD Bond Markets – What Goes Up May Come Down

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Weekly Market Bash On the MCE expressway and you get to wondering why Lane 4 to the exit is suffering a single lane congestion, finding out as you dart opportunistically into Lane 5… Continue reading

Thoughts on Ransomware, Malware, Fin-Hack and Bitcoin

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Photo courtesy of Mr KC Kan, in Lamp No Yado, Japan   Saturday night last week and a doorstep survey commissioned by the ministry that we cannot refuse, for the lucky households picked… Continue reading

A Suicidal Time For the Markets

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Mental Health Problems – Continued Suicide has been quite the theme for parents this week as a dear friend informed me that her parent group chat has been abuzz with interest, on the… Continue reading