Category Archive: Education

Uncertain Times

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As I have commented on before, markets are by their basic nature always uncertain, even when the real world can seem so black and white sometimes. And as I have said before, perceived… Continue reading

Football games and efficient markets

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I am not a football fan. But I did kick a ball around in the street with the other kids, as a young boy growing up in London. I never imagined I’d become… Continue reading

CNH Bonds: An Introduction

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It was the story back in 2011; and one of the fastest growing local-currency corporate-bond markets: The offshore Chinese Yuan bond market. Today we bring you a brief introduction to CNH. Disclaimer: do note… Continue reading

Forex Lesson 1 : So You Want To Trade FX ?

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I had readers ask about wanting to trade FX and how to start and thus I am writing this for everyone like them out there, wanting to play on the great big FX… Continue reading

Bond Revolution in Singapore – Lesson 9 : Handling A Crisis

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Let’s face it. By the time the man on the street knows there is a market crisis, we would be well into it already. This is perhaps one of the more relevant posts… Continue reading

Dangerous Markets and Didier’s Formula

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Dangerous Markets and Didier’s Formula   In 1923 an earthquake devastated Tokyo and became known as the Great Kanto earthquake. This mega earthquake was preceded by several years of increased incidents of intermediate… Continue reading

Bond Revolution in Singapore : Lesson 8 – Making the Investment Decision

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They say traders do not make the best investors. Agreed. I am hardly a good investor because nothing I ever buy, I hold for long. Although there are some personal investments I have… Continue reading

Bond Revolution In Singapore – Lesson 7 : The SGD Corporate Bond Market

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I will try hard to keep sardonicism to a minimal here and withhold all sarcasm completely for a simple, matter of fact write up. That retail bonds are but a small subset of… Continue reading

Bond Revolution in Singapore – Lesson 6 : Yields, Coupons And Carry

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Yields are a tough business. Thank God for Excel and Bloomberg. There I said it. Do not ask me to compute yields off paper or even a calculator. Because I cannot. So what… Continue reading

Bond Revolution in Singapore – Lesson 5 : Idiot’s Guide to Singapore Government Securities

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For the faithful readers, here is the catch you have been living with. “UOB Asset Management Ltd.’s Singapore dollar debt fund is beating most peers by buying perpetual bonds and investing 70 percent of its… Continue reading