Category Archive: Rates/Bonds

Total Eclipse and the Market Crashes

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The summer stock rally is finally losing its resilience Russell 2000 Index has fallen below its 200 day moving average Depression is now the world’s most widespread disease Politics, terrorism, debt and despair… Continue reading

The Great Singapore Bond Market Bail-In – Ezion Holdings and gang

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  Only 4 Companies in SGD Shipping Space Spared of Restructuring In February, DBS CEO Signals Bank May Be Past Worst of Energy Loan Problems “You can walk out of here, you won’t… Continue reading

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

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

Op Ed : Can We Bring Back The 5 Year Singapore Government Bond Futures ?

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  Market Bash : All About Trump We can feel the levels of frustration build up, anxieties growing that just about anything can be construed as the tipping point for the correction of… Continue reading

SGD April Monetary Policy Statement : April Is No Fool

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Photo courtesy of  Mr Eric Chong, Singapore.     Weekly Market Bash – Do We Know A Happy Banker ? Another week and we ask ourselves do we know a happy banker ?… Continue reading

Reflections on Mad March Hares On The Ides Of March And Getting Rich In Singapore

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It would be an absolute Shakespearean tragedy for any financial post written this weekend not to mention anything about the FOMC rate hike that was interpreted as a cut for the first time… Continue reading