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How can Brexit affect us?
Recently there's been quite a lot of talk about Brexit in the financial markets and its impact on the markets. So, what really is Brexit and what is its impact on us here in Singapore? (Image source: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/, Petr Kratochvil) Wh...
Recently there's been quite a lot of talk about Brexit in the financial markets and its impact on the markets. So, what really is Brexit and what is its impact on us here in Singapore? (Image source: http://www.publicdomai...
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Inflation and Interest Rates
Inflation and interest rates have the ability to change the returns on our investments, but do we understand how they affect them or pay a lot of attention to them? (Image source: flickr.com, Chris Butterworth) Inflation is the rate at which we have to disc...
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Invest in the Company, Not the Industry
Ever catch yourself saying "(Currently hot industry) looks like it's going to grow, so (company in the industry) is definitely going to grow in the future as well". Some times I find myself doing it as well, but we should create a clear distinction between ...
Ever catch yourself saying "(Currently hot industry) looks like it's going to grow, so (company in the industry) is definitely going to grow in the future as well". Some times I find myself doing it as well, but we should cre...
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Idiot-Proof Businesses
While it may be tempting to invest in companies with great leaders, such as Tesla with Elon Musk at the helm or Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, we should instead be looking out for companies that can be run by fools yet still deliver good profits year after ye...
While it may be tempting to invest in companies with great leaders, such as Tesla with Elon Musk at the helm or Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, we should instead be looking out for companies that can be run by fools yet still de...
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Have you started saving for retirement?
I think I talked about this topic before a while back, but I recently came across this article from the Straits Times , which I found quite interesting. It's about a survey conducted by Aviva that shows that about 44% of people surveyed said that they have ...
I think I talked about this topic before a while back, but I recently came across this article from the Straits Times, which I found quite interesting. It's about a survey conducted by Aviva that shows that about 44% of peopl...
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Diversification
Are we doing diversification wrongly? We may think that we are well-diversified when in actual fact we are still concentrated largely in one area or type of investment. Why should we even practice diversification in the first place, wouldn't it dilute our r...
Are we doing diversification wrongly? We may think that we are well-diversified when in actual fact we are still concentrated largely in one area or type of investment. Why should we even practice diversification in the first...
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Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust
Another REIT is going IPO, this times, it's an Australian pure-play REIT with logistics and industrial properties, Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust. With the Australian dollar at a fairly favourable exchange rate to the Sing dollar now, or at least co...
Another REIT is going IPO, this times, it's an Australian pure-play REIT with logistics and industrial properties, Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust. With the Australian dollar at a fairly favourable exchange rate to the...
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Silverlake Axis - Update
This has been a company which I was hoping to get before the short seller allegations and even after I was considering (I wrote a post during that period, but it was after the share price had recovered from the sudden drop) But now, with the company's share...
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Hyflux 6% Perpetual Security
There seem to be quite a few stock and bonds offerings coming up for the market recently. Now, there's a 6% perpetual capital security being offered by Hyflux. Some information on the perpetual security. The earliest date that the company can redeem these p...
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Manulife US REIT
There are 2 IPOs going on the market this week, one being the Manulife US REIT and the other another Oxley bond issue (5.15%, 4 years), since I've covered Oxley bonds before ( here ), I'm going to cover the Manulife US REIT, which is the first pure-play US ...
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Diworsification
This is a sequel to my previous post on diversification and is intended to cover (on the contrary) why we shouldn't diversify too much as well Diworsification refers to spreading your capital over many investments that are quite closely related or funds wit...
This is a sequel to my previous post on diversification and is intended to cover (on the contrary) why we shouldn't diversify too much as well Diworsification refers to spreading your capital over many investments that are q...
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Perennial 4-year 4.55% bonds
Here comes another corporate bond issue, this time from Perennial with its second bond issue. I think I missed out covering the first bond issue late last year , so I'll look through the company's financial statements in this post and see if it's worth inve...
Here comes another corporate bond issue, this time from Perennial with its second bond issue. I think I missed out covering the first bond issue late last year, so I'll look through the company's financial statements in this ...
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