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September Review, October Preview

Did someone say that September is the worst month of the year? I also heard that Q3 is the worst quarter. Given yesterday’s close, the DOW would have to lose an improbable 250 points (2.6%) in today’s last trading session of September to finish lower. This has been about the best Q3 the market has […]

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Your Weekend Viewing “Pleasure”

Economic Recovery. Real or Trash? On one hand, we want to believe it but on the other, reality hits you where it hurts the most. So before we start getting euphoric and suffer from premature evaluation, consider these three videos – a three part series on the economy and the reality of this recession becoming […]

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Friday’s Food For Fear

Do the two charts look the same to you? They should. They’re both the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The only difference is that the chart on the left is from the late 20s and the right chart is the current one at the high of 2007 (point A). Both the charts found their historical highs […]

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Did We Miss The Boat? Or Did We Skip Titanic?

So the market punched a new high on the year and still, the trend looks distressed. Is this the look of the new Bull market? Do uptrends no longer look straight or parabolic anymore? Or is this “rainbow” shaped trend the new Bull run? When I wrote about the Camel’s Backside, I meant it as […]

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What a Unique Monday … 14 Sep 09

If this morning is anything to go by, this week is going to be a really “Boomz” week for me! Already, now at 16:00hrs (SG), everything seems to be falling into place right from the time I woke up. After sending my kids (who weren’t late for a change) to school, Lucy and I decided to […]

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Motivational & Inspirational

In response to my posting on “Perceptions and Expectations”, my friend, G.M. Teoh sent this lovely story to me … When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class […]

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Sing $ Becoming SE Asia Reserve Currency???

This is a quoted response by David Caploe to my previous posting, “SIngapore’s Economic Strength – Blessing or Bane?“ A very interesting article by my friend and colleague Conrad Alvin Lim. In this blog piece, which he titles “Singapore’s Economic Strength – Blessing or Bane ???”, he lays out a hypothetical scenario in which — for a […]

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Singapore’s Economic Strength – Blessing or Bane?

Last week on 30 August, I wrote a small comment in my August Review that brought on quite a few queries by readers (via email) wanting to know more about why I brought this up; Should the U.S. dollar continue its rot, it is also likely that the SGD may well become the preferred regional […]

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A Dozen Reasons To Be Bearish Now

Okay, here we go … 1. Commercial property defaults were up by 200% in June this year from the entire year’s end of 2008. With half a year left to go, any recovery will lag behind this indicator when defaults slow to an end to indicate a bottom in the economy. 2. Unemployment still continues […]

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