Category Archive: Views & Commentaries

Ad Hoc Commentary – the Ebola Black Death

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One of the things that yours truly done in his life was to study molecular engineering. For many years, yours truly wondered what to do with all those microbiology knowledge – yours truly… Continue reading

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

Apocalypse Now : 2014 From The Future

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The wonder of a perfectly engineered market that is devoid of the unexpected that sustains historic record lows in volatility, is that it allows the imagination to flourish a little. My reverie today… 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

Big Picture View : Falling Political Support

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Singapore flag price deflating ? $2.60 at NTUC this year and I am convinced it was closer to 5 bucks last year. It does not imply anything of course except perhaps that costs… Continue reading

Mid Year Musings : Engineering A Perfect Market At A Price

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My son deceived me into borrowing Season 1 and 2 of the Game of Thrones before I realised that they were both rated M18 and bordered very closely, to my limited understanding, on… Continue reading

Ad Hoc Commentary – Abe’s third arrow

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The front cover of the latest edition of The Economist features a picture of Shinzo Abe’s head superimposed as a traditional Japanese archer: http://www.economist.com/printedition/2014-06-28 The magazine praised the success of Abenomics’ first two… Continue reading

Singapore Millionaires In Trouble, Real Estate and The Mass Market Wealth Effect

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As I watched Non Stop, starring Liam Neeson, a funny thought crossed my mind. With QE1, 2 and 3, even ransoms are getting higher. In the film, the ransom demanded was US 150… Continue reading

Data Manipulation ? Central Banks, Buying Equity, Buying Bonds And Their Profits

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“Gross domestic product fell at a 2.9 percent annualized rate, more than forecast and the worst reading since the same three months in 2009, after a previously reported 1 percent drop, the Commerce… Continue reading

Ad Hoc Commentary – time to get off again?

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So far, selling in May and coming back in Jun had been relatively good. Our favorite S&P500 hit new highs overnight and it seems that this bunny is not going to stop. Of… Continue reading