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A Blessed Week in the Markets : Thanking Trump and Trade Wars

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photo taken (without permission)from thesatanictemple.com   Blessed are those who were not forced to watch the markets unfold this week, for theirs must be the kingdom of ………..  We are not sure anymore… Continue reading

Honk : Bond Market Health Check

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A friend was specifying her top requirement in a new car – which is a good horn! With a stern pitch and not those friendly sounding beeps, one that sounds like it means… Continue reading

With All Due Disrespect to SIBOR and the Mortgage Market

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With all due disrespect to drivers going down Kim Seng road in the mornings, the residents have decided to turn the left most lane into their personal driveway for taxis, private hire cars… Continue reading

An Essay on Tipping Points, Peak Social Media, the Sharing Economy and Deleting Facebook

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Talking about tipping points is like waking up at 1 am on Saturday morning, feeling like vomiting at the sight of markets and cutting losses on positions before going back to bed. That… Continue reading

2005-2019 – An Obsession With Plutonomy

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International Women’s Day came round and our favourite picture would be posted by CNBC’s Kayla Tausche on Twitter last month on the US-China trade talks, commenting, “There are only two women at the… Continue reading

Budget 2019 Aside, Spare a Thought for Vickers, Hyflux and SGX (Warren Buffet, Please Respond)

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You are staring in trepidation at the ERP gantry at exactly 8 am, stuck at a red light as the gantry lights up leeringly and oh yes, we all have to do our… Continue reading

Marie Kondo and a little on Hyflux

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    It’s been some weeks for us now, simmering in this Chinese New Year heat wave with sapped spirits, waiting for some inspiration to strike for something meaningfully profitable to write about… Continue reading

Lunar New Year Special – Why the Only Pigs We Like are Dead Pigs

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Getting ready to usher in the lunar new year of the Pig, in a severely disconnected world with US cities as cold as the Arctic, with an angry Summer in Australia, with snow… Continue reading

Market Thoughts : Feeling Grateful for Bad News

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Difficult markets which are tough enough for us to shake our heads for we do not really know (or care) what to complain about anymore. Frustration rules Twitter finance talk with comments like… Continue reading

Market Thoughts : All The Stupid Things To Say About 2019

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  Halfway into January of 2019 and if you feel a little stupid, stunned or sheepish from the shell-shock of 2018, you should not feel alone. We can only console ourselves with mild… Continue reading