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Investment Outlook for 2011 – Equities vs Bonds

The more things change, the more eerily familiar they seem to be. It has been months since I updated the blog; ignoring the daily drivel proves useful as the stock market rally have stayed on course. Will 2011 bring more … Continue reading

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Stock Market Investing From May to November Fraught With Danger

Stock markets are set for a roller coaster ride this week. While strong 1st quarter profits were reported and the US economy grew 3.2% in the first quarter, slightly short of economists’ forecast but still made for a third consecutive … Continue reading

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Investing Pitfalls In the Year of Metal Tiger

The Year of the Metal Tiger is upon us. Traditionally, the Lunar New Year is a festive period where the Chinese celebrate by giving angpows, buy new stuff after doing a thorough spring cleaning, clear outstanding debts and look forward … Continue reading

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Lessons of Financial Crisis Forgotten In Heady Speculation

Financial crisis or the Great Recession, if you still remember them, seems so far away… we are now in the best six-month stock market rally since 1933. The bulls have been running riot in the stock market, seemingly unassailable and … Continue reading

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Don’t Bet On A V-shaped Economy Recovery

Are stock markets heading for a breather? Euphoria surrounding Asian equities have cooled down considerably over the past week, prompted by profit taking amid concerns that stock valuations ramped up too fast and are inconsistent with underlying earnings. More importantly, … Continue reading

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Stay Nimble For Your Investment

I did a double take when I saw this news: The inspector general for the $700 billion TARP scheme tallied about 50 initiatives set up by the Bush/Obama administrations and the Federal Reserve and came to the conclusion that “the … Continue reading

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More US Bailouts Dampen Market Sentiment

Since the last week of June, the stock market has whipsawed in a tight range. Gone is the hot-headed exuberance but neither has a drastic correction materialize. Some bulls are still holding the fort amid a thin market volume, but … Continue reading

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Limited Investing Opportunities In Range Bound Trading

Time flies when we are having fun… we are now into the 13th week of a stock market rally that started in March. The embers of the stock market rally has not flickered out entirely but there are signs of … Continue reading

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