Warning – Hedging is Hard Work

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Excuse us for being just a little paranoid but it has been a tough week that has continued from 2 weeks ago when we were vacillating between feeling gloom or doom after an… Continue reading

We All Love to Hate the Bond Market

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We have decided that hating everything is about all we will do for a while. Just review the week, for instance, and the ugly US midterm elections and the anger in the air… Continue reading

Market Thoughts – Vacillating between Just Gloom or a Worse Doom ?

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What better way to spoil a friendship, for the lack of “lunch kaki’s”, most of whom are too depressed to eat and overwrought to talk, than to start a lunch conversation by innocuously… Continue reading

Going for value or going for broke in Singapore real estate ?

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All is Not as Good as Singapore We got this amazing photo of natural disasters mapped for the region and it looks like Singapore (and most parts of Malaysia) is truly blessed from… Continue reading

The Singapore Monetary Policy Statement and the Thankless Job of Central Banking – Thank You, MAS !

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photo courtesy of Ms Su Tan of HK, taken on a wine tour of Sicily.   October is looking to be a painful month with an estimated US$ 876 billion wiped off bond… Continue reading

Do We Have To Retire and Worry About Living to 100 ?

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photo courtesy of Ms E Wong, of Perth W.A., somewhere in Georgia this week.   Into the final quarter of the year and we saw the 3rd US rate hike with Indonesia and… Continue reading

Nobody is Going to Actually Notice if Sibor is Higher

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Happy versus Unhappy People World happiness levels are at a 10 year low, according to a Gallup survey, as US stock markets powered to a record high on this Autumn Equinox. Yes, we… Continue reading

Running Out of Ideas a Decade After Lehman Brothers

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Why do we have all these 2020 downturn stories and Ray Dalio with a new book, A Template for Understanding Debt Crises, that he is giving away as a free PDF, all calling… Continue reading

Debt and the Wealth Gap – A Recipe for Disaster

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  Sometimes we can count ourselves lucky to be kept busy with other problems in life such as 2 funerals and a wedding while combatting an army of roof rats, that leaves one… Continue reading