Category Archive: Rates/Bonds

ASTREA BOND ISSUE DETAILS

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*** ASTREA III: PRICE GUIDANCE *** PRICE GUIDANCE Class A-1 Notes: 4.00-4.25% Class A-2 Notes: 4.75-5.00% Class B Notes:   6.50-6.75% Class C Notes:   9.50-9.75% ** SUMMARY TERMS: CLASS A-1 NOTES **… Continue reading

LIVING AND BANKING IN FEAR

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If you do not spend a lot of your time in the financial district, like me, and you pay a visit for a coffee with old friends, you may be struck by the… Continue reading

SGD Monthly Snapshot : Buy In May And Burp In June

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Economic Data In May 3 May    Apr PMI 49.8 vs 49.5 expected Apr Electronics Sector Index 49.5 vs 49.0 previous 5 May    Nikkei Singapore PMI 49.4 vs 52.0 previous 9 May    Apr Foreign… Continue reading

Retail Bond Renaissance – Everyone A Winner

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The hugely anticipated retail bonds are finally coming to Singapore’s market 3 years after a KPKB (hokkien slang) letter to the Straits Times forum requesting to bring retail bonds back into the market.… Continue reading

Sell In May And Go Away – Adage or Old Wives Tale

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Is there a better time to be afraid than when G7 finance ministers meet in Sendai, northeast Japan, possibly one of the most radioactive places on Earth after the costliest natural disaster in… Continue reading

The Singapore Savings Bonds 1st Anniversary Report Card

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It’s been a year since the idea was mooted and hastily turned into reality. There was great fanfare but after its un-oversubscribed first auction, we are going into our 8th Singapore Savings Bonds… Continue reading

SGD Monthly Snapshot : No Appreciation for Zero Appreciation

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Our new SGD fx and rates column we hope readers will find useful. Economic Data In April 31 Mar  Money Supply M1 (Feb) YoY -2.1% vs previous -0.6%                Money Supply M2 (Feb)… Continue reading

It’s Just Too Hard to Think About Central Banks

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It is just too hard to think about the central banks these days and I, for one, have been rather pleased with my New Year resolution, shared with my good friend, where we… Continue reading

USDSGD : The Monetary Policy In Dining Deals

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Someone mentioned to me in passing the other day that they thought that the UOB 1-for-1 dining deals are deflationary. What else will we have then, for the element of truth in that… Continue reading

Execution costs and recommendations in bond trading for the private investor

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McQueen Rentals, who rents out cars for Uber car rentals and Grab car rental at http://www.mcqueenrentals.com presents a ‎timely note on issues on trading costs and execution for the private investor. Virtually all… Continue reading