Category Archive: Views & Commentaries

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 Joy of Not Spending

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As I watch the wife drop those bagloads of Armani into the thrift bin, an involuntary pang of guilt hits the mental wallet compartment, the way Chinese would describe as “heart ache”, 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

Tradehaven’s 2-in-1 Technical Analysis Seminar 23 April 2016

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******************************* The importance of skills for the future is the in-thing and the Tradehaven community has grown ! And after 3 seminars, the network has gotten larger, the word has spread as our… Continue reading

April Is The Cruellest Month Because Of March

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4th April 2016 This post was written for http://www.hnworth.com, a site targeting high net worth individuals in Singapore. Have fun reading ! ******************************** Private bankers and investors alike raise their eyebrows when I… Continue reading

Till the Next Singapore Budget

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A good friend of mine was confiding that she was not so much worried that her son refers to his father’s new girlfriend as an “s” word, more than she was afraid that… Continue reading

Sugar Highs to Beat the Inflation Blues (updated)

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March 21, 2016   20th March marked the change in season with the Vernal (Spring) Equinox and spring cleaning begins with fervor for some of us. Cleaning out the pantry can be full… Continue reading