Category Archive: Op-Eds

Bond Markets : The Bills and the Bonds that will pay for them

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This week has shown that we cannot predict anything, not hurricane experts or earthquake experts or even economists/astrologers There will be bills to pay for these natural and man-made disasters Reinsurance and insurance… Continue reading

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

Numbed by Politics, Numbed by Markets and Numb by Linkin Park

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Political Bash : Is there anywhere in the world you can feel safe these days? Not in China where their second richest man and owner of their largest real estate company, Wang Jianlin,… 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

Random Thoughts on China and Investing Made Complicated

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Politics Bash It is politics not financial markets hogging the limelight but stunned markets are rising above it all, in defiance of the Federal Reserve’s threats to hike rates again and reduce their… Continue reading

Ad Hoc Commentary – are we on the verge of a stock market selloff?

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About 11 months ago, we wrote: “…a Trump presidency coupled with US dollar strength will cause the S&P500 to jump, doubling or even quadrupling. This is mainly because the Donald has the willingness… 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

The Mental Health Problems of Debt and Despair

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Weekly Market Bash : Feeling Sore Another sucker-punching week that got us all worked up over mindless emotions of a nuclear war, the French elections, along with the over-valued stock markets that had… 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

Why I Need Augmented Decision Making

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Photo courtesy of Mr KC Kan, Kurashiki, Japan.   This post was first published in  http://chinesevagabond.blogspot.sg/, who is not to be mistaken for a MadChinaMan but one who would be too free-spirited to… Continue reading