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Welcome to Bizarro Markets – A New Paradigm

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photo courtesy of Ms Sok Fen, Uyuni Bolivia     Earthquake season – US Women win the World Cup and we have a repeat of 2015 in the Men’s Wimbledon Singles today. We… Continue reading

No Arguing with the Liquidity Crisis

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photo courtesy of Ms Sok Fen, Machu Picchu     What happens when you get into a private hire vehicle to be lambasted by a crotchety driver telling you not to tell him… Continue reading

Negative Yields and Inverted Curves – The New Normal?

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Summer Solstice and it will not get better than this – different people would have it as risk-on or risk-off depending on what they were looking at, like on Friday when an Indonesia… Continue reading

The Great Singapore Real Estate Sale

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It just keeps getting crazier for us, the zombies. Toronto Raptors wins their very first NBA finals in history, defeating San Francisco in a bad omen for Silicon Valley even though Beyond Meat… Continue reading

Market Thoughts : The Zombies are Coming For Us

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Before we get all angry about our roads these days, ever wondered what it would be like to be a full-time for hire driver? It would mean that time is money, and there… Continue reading

Dunno Why Singapore Government Bonds are One of the Worst Performers in the World this Year

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While we are still on boycott crusade, Deliveroo lost another customer this week, when a friend complained about how her free 20 dollar voucher expired because she did not manage to activate it… Continue reading

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