Category Archive: Views & Commentaries

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

Market Defiance Part 2 : The Covfefe Conundrum and The Crash To Come

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Market Bash : Trump Tribute A heartfelt thank you to Donald Trump for the word of the week, month and possibly, the year – COVFEFE, because there is not getting over this week… Continue reading

Stock Market Defiance and The Coming Crash

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“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.” Sir John Templeton   We can finally confirm we are living in dystopia this week with global… 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

A Pre Summer Review of SGD Bond Markets – What Goes Up May Come Down

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Weekly Market Bash On the MCE expressway and you get to wondering why Lane 4 to the exit is suffering a single lane congestion, finding out as you dart opportunistically into Lane 5… 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

A Suicidal Time For the Markets

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Mental Health Problems – Continued Suicide has been quite the theme for parents this week as a dear friend informed me that her parent group chat has been abuzz with interest, on the… 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

SGD April Monetary Policy Statement : April Is No Fool

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Photo courtesy of  Mr Eric Chong, Singapore.     Weekly Market Bash – Do We Know A Happy Banker ? Another week and we ask ourselves do we know a happy banker ?… Continue reading