Category Archive: Op-Eds

Wealth Insight : How To Get Rich In Singapore ? It is Hard.

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Weekly Market Bash We cannot have a week end without a bash at the markets, can we ? 2 years on since the passing of founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, on the 23rd… Continue reading

Reflections on Mad March Hares On The Ides Of March And Getting Rich In Singapore

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It would be an absolute Shakespearean tragedy for any financial post written this weekend not to mention anything about the FOMC rate hike that was interpreted as a cut for the first time… Continue reading

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

International Women’s Day 2017 : Let’s Keep Talking About The Gender Gap

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It is one of those surreal weeks that have you drifting in and out of reality, stricken by the possible dreaded H2N3 virus they do not even bother to tell you about anymore… Continue reading

Capital Controls, Half The World and The USD

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All these asset bubbles around the world as we see the Chinese buy up real estate, wines and everything they can lay their hands on. And it is not just the Chinese, the… Continue reading

An Essay On The Future Economy, Employment and The Roti Prata Career Option

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Gone are the days of people discussing real estate punts or boasting about their bond portfolios, Chinese New Year 2017 has taken on a somber mood that feels almost sobering, despite trying to… 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

Ad Hoc Commentary – shadow banking will help development banking move from billions to trillions

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Today, yours truly plan to share specifics on how to move from billions to trillions to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on our two basic insights: 1. the Federal Reserve’s reverse… 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

Deep Market Thoughts : Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and 64 million Unhappy Americans on Black Friday

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We have had press overdose which we cannot really blame them for, watching in incredulity as each moment unfolds daily as the new US Presidency takes shape, loss for words and not knowing… Continue reading