Category Archive: Featured

Singapore Savings Bonds – Comparison, Thoughts and Implications

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Is it a bird ?  Is it a plane ? Is it a bond ? Or what is it ? Singapore Savings Bonds – a sort of bond but more than that. My… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : One Direction

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Yes, they were in town and I am sure most Singaporeans would have noticed that more than the fact that the USDSGD broke its 4 year high again this week beacuse I noticed… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : Holi Holly Holy

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HAPPY HOLI, festival of colours and Spring after the smallest full moon of 2015 last night. For me ,it’s a reminder of Neil Diamond’s Holly Holy (youtube link), which was not my favourite… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : Don't Know The Way In A Slow Race

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Friend got into a taxi at Kheam Hock Road and asked to go to Gleneagles Hospital and the cabbie did not know the way. Up from my vantage point at the top of… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : Did The Straw Break The Camels' Back ?

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Another fun week of full blown comedy starting with the Greek elections where any party will do except for the incumbent like we have seen in all the other elections last year. Markets… Continue reading

No Central Bank Left Behind – Singapore MAS's Surprise MPS

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MAS joins in the fray ! and the SNB, ECB and FED fireworks !! No Central Bank will be left behind. http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?docId=1376-NIV2006KLVRL01-2EOEJQDAO9HDI647QA393MRC4G Link to statement : http://www.mas.gov.sg/news-and-publications/speeches-and-monetary-policy-statements/2015/monetary-policy-statement-28jan15.aspx#.VMgpmo9-Bmg.facebook For the record, this is not… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : Too Many QEs' Spoil The Broth

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It is the usual drill for another bazooka of a QE, this time out of the ECB. And the market got it so well figured that all the bonds are yielding nothing. And… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : Mad Men, Rich Men, Poor Men

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I am peeved off because the entire document which I had painstakingly typed for the weekly has been wiped out and there is no way to retrieve it. This is a brief rehash… Continue reading

2015 Outlook : A Bittersweet Symphony

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The following message has been going around. Upon investigation, I found that it is untrue. It is not 1997 with the same dates mentioned above, it is 1998 – the year of the… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : Guerrilla Warfare

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Heavy week in the bond markets with fates hanging on the US NFP tonight after a mostly undecipherable FOMC minutes on Thursday morning. Some major bonds have missed payments in the first week… Continue reading