Category Archive: Rates/Bonds

Ignorance Is Bliss In Singapore Bond Markets

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Over a chat with some smart people, I got to thinking how some people are too smart for their own good, not as an admission of any intellectual inferiority but plain commonsense that… Continue reading

Food for Thought : Sell Stocks or Sell Bonds

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    The Business Times has spoken again, Singapore bonds are screaming happy days with the recent Commerzbank SGD Tier 2 issue 4 times oversubscribed, for the bond price to rally nearly 2%… Continue reading

CNY Market Thoughts: Let’s Not Forget Chicken Little Pandemonium Is Fowl Play

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Cancel our cable TV subscriptions because reality is really more entertaining these days and there hasn’t been a day without entertainment just reading the news since Trump took office with fake news taken… Continue reading

Trading Thoughts : Get That Monkey Off My Back

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Another year and another Chinese Lunar New Year approaches, an event to be celebrated by at least 1.4 billion people in the world, including ethnic Chinese, as they prepare to enter a new… Continue reading

Singapore Corporate Bonds 2017 : No Rain, No Rainbow

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2016 has been a great hunting year for some investors, taking advantage of one of the darkest periods in Singapore bond market history to pick up obscene bargains while others footed the price.… Continue reading

2017, Let’s Send in the Clowns !

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  We enter the first week of 2017 with a certain unease in our hearts that we cannot place even as the Singapore Straits Times Index has done nothing but rise every single… Continue reading

2016 into 2017 : Alice In Wonderland

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Photo courtesy of Mr KC Kan, in HK  “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad.… Continue reading

2017 Singapore Rates Outlook : Falling Down The Rabbit Hole

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Photo courtesy of Ms Jeannie Tan, S.F.   2016 Has Been A Year To Forget So we emerged bleary eyed from 2015 into a dream state in 2016 and now to go down… Continue reading

Should I Chase The Rally – Greenspan Was Wrong Then Right On Animal Spirits

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Photo courtesy of Ms Jeannie Tan, S.F.   People are calling and chatrooms are buzzing with friends saying they were cashing out of their DBS stocks at SGD 18, after the steepest rally… Continue reading

Eat, Pray, Love – Stressed Out Singaporeans And The Singaporean Economy

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Photo courtesy of Mr KC Kan, on his mission to Nepal.   Bye Bye Golden Shoe – The Infuriating and Inaccessible CPI Basket Bus fares reduced by 4.2% from Dec 30, with fewer… Continue reading