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Singapore Saving Bonds VS Fixed Deposit How long would it take before you can make a stable income from trading? New Exciting Overseas Education Limited IPO: Apply or not? Singapore 2012 biggest IPO: Far East Hospitality Trust
 

Singapore Saving Bonds VS Fixed Deposit

1. Fixed deposits is guaranteed by the bank where your fixed deposit is put in. All bank deposits are further insured under Singapore deposit insurance scheme up to 50,000. Singapore saving bonds are issued and guaranteed by the government of the Republic of Singapore. A government bond has traditionally been viewed as risk free until […]

How long would it take before you can make a stable income from trading?

How long is a piece of string? The best answer anyone can come up with is somewhere between 6 months and never – which isn’t very helpful! Therefore, what this FAQ will aim to do is to outline practical steps that you can take that will help you to get from wherever you are now […]

New Exciting Overseas Education Limited IPO: Apply or not?

Overseas Education (OEL) has launched its initial public offering (IPO) to raise $56.1 million. The 125 million shares to be issued, comprising of 3.75 million shares for the public and 121.25 million placement shares, are priced at 48 cents each. The issue price is 6.6 times Overseas Education’s earnings per share of 7.3 cents for […]

Singapore 2012 biggest IPO: Far East Hospitality Trust

RIDING on the hospitality sector’s robust growth, Far East Organization is set to offer investors a bite off its assets via the group’s first hospitality trust listing – Far East Hospitality Trust (Far East H-Trust). The listing of the hospitality stapled group, which comprises both Far East H-Reit and Far East H-BT, is expected to […]

How Do the Commodity Markets Work?

Explaining all the intricacies of commodities trading can be somewhat complicated, and you’d probably need an entire book to give you a clear idea of what it’s all about. But if you’re trading online and just want a basic idea of how it works, then that’s much simpler to do. Basically, it’s a bit like […]

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The Smart Way to Trade Indices

If you’ve only just started trading online, many experts believe that it may be more prudent for you to trade indices instead of trading stocks of particular companies. An index is used to measure a particular segment of the stock market. For example, the FTSE 100 is an index that measures the top companies listed […]

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Limited Movement Tipped For Singapore Stock Market

Limited Movement Tipped For Singapore Stock Market The Singapore stock market has closed lower now in back-to-back sessions, although it has fallen jusSee all stories on this topic …

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HPH Trust posed for rise

Hutchison Port Trust (NS8U.SG) has been trading below it IPO debut price of US$1.01 ever since it was first listed in the Singapore Exchange Main board. Being listed almost immediately after the Japan Earthquake gave the counter a bad start.A weak US dollar coupled with general weakness in global equities has seen the stock hovering […]

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The basics of indices trading

Listed here are the major world financial centres, as well as links to the major exchanges, followed by their respective indices and a short glossary. The first section of this Sticky, ‘What are Indices?’, emphasised the importance of understanding the number and type of stocks in an index, as well as the way in which […]

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What is the Money Market?

The money market is the global financial market for short-term borrowing and lending. It provides short term liquid funding for the global financial system. In the money markets, participants borrow and lend for short periods of time, typically up to 13 months. Money market trades in short term financial instrument commonly called “paper”. This contrasts […]

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Why the trading options delta still works

The Option trading model When the CBOE did start listing options, it was a slow start. Originally, only twelve of the biggest companies had options. There were only Calls ( Puts weren’t listed until 1977). Option chains were calculated overnight by mainframe computers and printed out. Option traders walked around the trading floor with printouts […]

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Why are you trading forex?

You see it is important, no vital, that a trader knows exactly why he or she wants to generate consistent profits from the markets, before they even click a button or place their very first trade. Why? Well simply because while trading in its rawest nature is pretty much a simple process of buying low, […]

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Market Updates 05/03/2013

February highlights  Italy’s election results triggered concerns that it may raise tail risks for the Euro area again and increase the risk that investors will resort to ―safe havens‖ as before.  Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the Federal Reserve’s low-interest rate policies to calm fears that super-low rates risk igniting inflation or rattling investors. […]

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Market update 26/02/2013

Asia Market outlook China — Headwinds from property curbs and gasoline price increase The recent two announcements by the Chinese government had a negative impact to the equity market last week. First, the premier Wen reiterated 5 general guidance at a state council meeting to curb China’s property market: 1) Further strengthen average selling price […]

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Market Update 19 February 2013

China’s January monetary data indicate a strong start The much stronger-than-expected monetary data in January have indicated a renewed momentum of investment after the leadership reshuffle. The seasonal effect (the Chinese New Year started on 23 Jan last year vs 10 Feb this year) had distorted the Jan growth rates to the upside, but the […]

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Risk Management for the professional trader wannabe

Risk management focuses on the steps necessary to minimize losses, while money management focuses on the steps necessary to maximize profits. The former is achieved by conducting a risk assessment of anything and everything which could affect your P&L and result in loss. Its broad focus is on what you can do before you enter a trade. If you want to […]

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