Category Archive: Rates/Bonds

Lunar New Year Special : Let The Dogs Out

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The Real Face of 2018 What a difference a week makes when we have a dear friend of mine deciding she needed those 2-dollar notes for her ang pows after all.  She just… Continue reading

Singapore Corporate Bonds 2018 : Not Time to be Bullish on Singapore Corporate Bonds

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Photo courtesy of Mr KC Kan, Japan, 2018   Peak Year 2017 – A Recap We will remember 2017 as the peak default year for the Singapore corporate bond market with just under… Continue reading

2017 Into 2018, For All The Mad, Stupid, Evil and Greedy People in the World

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photo courtesy of Mr Percy T., Auschwtiz 2017.     * 2017 was a rare recording-breaking year where sell-signals did not work, that has left us at a loss for words, a volatile… Continue reading

Singapore Rates and Currency Outlook 2018 : The Existential Crisis

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photo courtesy of Mr Percy T., Poland * 2017 has been a good and bountiful year prospering many a Singaporean *  Singapore is a rare case in Asia where the currency has appreciated… Continue reading

Happy Horrors for Halloween – Singapore Corporate Bonds Have Outperformed

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photo courtesy of Ms Su Tan, in Japan     *October comes to a roaring ending with a new high in stocks and a new en bloc as each week passes. *  With… Continue reading

Imaginations Running Wild Part 2 – SIBOR, SOR or a new benchmark ?

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* Singapore’s en bloc fever rages even as China’s President Xi says Housing Should be for Living in, Not for Speculation. Perhaps Singapore could represent currency stability or gains ? * The US… Continue reading

Imaginations Running Wild Part 1- Animal Spirits and Central Banks

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* We head into the 30th anniversary week of 1987’s Black Monday with animal spirits in charge, stretching our imaginations * 1 out of every 4 days for the year so far resulted… Continue reading

Missing Out on En Blocs and Singapore’s October Monetary Policy Statement

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Photo courtesy of Mr K.C.Kan, Nepal. Most Singaporeans are missing out on the en bloc mania as disconnect in property prices emerge between the real market and the en bloc market It still… Continue reading

Singapore Bond Market : I-Can-Afford-The-Default Syndrome

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photo courtesy of Ms E. Wong, Kyoto   Singapore Bond Market : I-Can-Afford-The-Default Syndrome *  Things are looking up for global equity markets and the global economy *  There is still a part… Continue reading

Bond Markets : The Bills and the Bonds that will pay for them

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This week has shown that we cannot predict anything, not hurricane experts or earthquake experts or even economists/astrologers There will be bills to pay for these natural and man-made disasters Reinsurance and insurance… Continue reading