The title speaks for itself. Week 9 was an interesting one. While we see the usual pattern that the Singapore STI took an opposite path to HK Hang Seng Index and US S&P500 and Nasdaq again, for a change, the STI went up 2% while the rest went down (HK was down 6%, Nasdaq down … Continue reading Wk 9 : Buy some more on weakness
Fast, its week 8 already. After weeks of selling, I started to open up my war chest and buy in the last fortnight. Most of my purchases were in Singapore and USA shares. Of the three markets that I pay most attention, Singapore continued to underperform against USA and Hong Kong in the last fortnight. … Continue reading Wk-8: Swing to Buy
S&P 500 rose 2.5% to break its closing record this week. Hang Seng index rose 3.0% too. So, I had been a net seller of my US and HK stocks this week. Despite that, the combined holding of US and HK stocks is still about 23% of my equity portfolio. The reason was that the … Continue reading Wk5: Manulife Reit stole the limelight
With a week to go, I evaluated the situation and decided that my tactic will be to apply for and hope to get as much of the May'19 Singapore Saving Bond (SSB) issue as possible. The reason is because I think the interest rate has peaked for the time being. Since I have some cash … Continue reading As much SSB as I can get
If you are like me who have started buying SSB since it was launched and/or through 2016 & 2017, you may want to examine your returns from your current SSBs and consider upgrading. First, let's see a chart that shows the 1st year yield of the monthly SSBs from the maiden issue to the most … Continue reading Time to upgrade your SSB yield if you have not done so!
1/3/6 Months SIBOR rates are climbing fast Just went to have a look at the Sibor rates provided by DBS. Got a bit of a rude shock - the 1, 3 and 6 months Sibor rates for Jan 2018 are at the 3 years high (2015/2016/2017 & Jan 2018). 1 month is 1.331% (Q4 … Continue reading Rising rates – Its going to be painful
Contributed by: Warriortan Before I begin this, I like to pen a short eulogy for our family dog, Nicky, who passed away yesterday morning after giving us tremendous joy, generous companionship and steadfast loyalty for 15 years. Nicky joined us soon after he was born. Until recently before he was plagued by one illness after … Continue reading Reflections: 5 Ways to Not Only Preserve But Also Grow the Value of your Stock Investments