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Worth Musing Over The First SGD Corporate Bond ETF

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How can we expect others to spend more time and money on Facebook when our personal usage has declined sharply in the past year, with barely time to check on all our Whatsapp… Continue reading

Cognitive Dissonance in Global Markets

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One just cannot but feel something is wrong, cognitively, when we get, for instance, hit by someone from behind on the road to have the offender vehemently insisting that it was our fault.… Continue reading

On Black Boxes, Trade Wars and the ABSD

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Black Boxes In our pursuit of knowledge, there is nothing more frustrating than ignorance and the inability to figure out what is going on. No, we are not talking about the crazy market… Continue reading

Singapore Bonds Mid Year Review : A Case of Sobriety in the Shrinking Bond Markets

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  It is impossible these days to talk about financial markets without talking about politics and since it is impossible to talk about politics given the fluidity in the global balance that would… Continue reading

A Tribute to the Traders of the Singapore Bond Market

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photo courtesy of Mr P.Tham   Who would have thought that chopping onions would be the perfect catalyst for the inspiration to write a post to applaud the Singapore bond market traders? Yes,… Continue reading

The Question of Our Privacies, Facebook or Tencent ?

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It would have been just perfect, on hindsight, to have taken that Easter break in the past week, to go sweep the ancestral tombs and spend the rest of the time off-line instead… Continue reading

Not Really About The Singapore Spring Monetary Policy Statement

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April 2018 is probably the best month to have a non-G3(+China) central bank meeting because no one would be paying much attention to you in such times of market upheaval amidst geopolitical uncertainties.… Continue reading

Trash Talking Global Warming and Global Garbage Wars on Earth Day

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photo courtesy of Mr KC Kan, Ethiopia   There is only the wilting heat on our minds for the entire week, brains sweating away as Spring started on the 21st of March and… Continue reading

Trash Talking The Plastics Ban

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For all the things we would agree to disagree on this week and the 10th anniversary of the Bear Stearns bailout, we have a record US$ 43.3 bio pumped into US equity ETFs… Continue reading

Op-Ed : The Unpleasant and Troublesome Liquidity Problem in the Singapore Bond Market

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It is not even near month end or quarter-end, 5 weeks into the start of the dramatic widening Libor-OIS spread that not too many retail investors are overly concerned about, we got to… Continue reading