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Global Bonds Sentiment
26-08-2019, 08:08 PM.
Post: #21
RE: Global Bonds Sentiment
Here's a question.

If SGD is a safe haven, why are our SGS bond yields, bank deposit rates, and equity dividend yields, higher than many other (less safe) markets?

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28-08-2019, 11:13 AM.
Post: #22
RE: Global Bonds Sentiment
We can't be like them even if we want to. We are just a tiny red dot with nothing but human resources and reputation.
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1) Rule # 1, do not lose money.
2) Rule # 2, refer to # 1.
3) Not until you can manage your emotions, you can manage your money.

Truism of Investments.
A) Buying a security is buying RISK not Return
B) You can control RISK (to a certain level, hopefully only.) But definitely not the outcome of the Return.

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My signature is meant for psychoing myself. No offence to anyone. i am trying not to lose money unnecessary anymore.

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28-08-2019, 06:15 PM. (This post was last modified: 28-08-2019, 06:49 PM by dreamybear.)
Post: #23
RE: Global Bonds Sentiment
(28-08-2019, 11:13 AM)Temperament Wrote: We are just a tiny red dot with nothing but human resources and reputation.

Very good concise way of putting it. Sometimes I wonder if we thought too highly of our own country. If we were to go to CNBC and click "Asia", STI is not even listed, only Nikkei, Shanghai, HSI, ASX, Kospi. With the recent turmoil, more HKers are beginning to realize the vulnerability of a small country. As the saying "Dreams are not reality" goes, we need to keep abreast of global developments which I find many fellow S'poreans whom I know don't really bother(though some are genuinely due to lack of time). Ignorance may be bliss but I think nobody wld want to be left without a chair when the music stops.

Speaking of human resource, it is ironical that while the govt emphasizes it, our local unversity degrees are of little value despite our universities being ranked highly globally, and not to mention that a lot of effort & resources(think tuition, etc) need to be expended in order to qualify. To put in investing terms, my ROE(Return on Effort) wld be much higher if I were a UK or US citizen. With the same amount of self-torture effort, sacrifice and determination, I wld have graduated in Cambridge, Oxford or Harvard, instead of the worthless mediocre NUS(Hons).

Oh yes, I also wonder why our govt cannot issue bonds at lower rates(is it really a lack of demand?) because that wld help the nation's coffers.

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29-08-2019, 08:15 AM. (This post was last modified: 29-08-2019, 08:17 AM by pencilin.)
Post: #24
RE: Global Bonds Sentiment
(28-08-2019, 11:13 AM)Temperament Wrote: We are just a tiny red dot with nothing but human resources and reputation.

Temperament:
We are just a tiny red dot with -- a superb Natural Resource called deep water port, that rakes in multi-Billions annually through (1) transhipment fees (2) bunkering (3) transit fees
nothing but human resources and reputation, -- if & only if it's replaced by China's OBOR partnership with regional countries.

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29-08-2019, 08:25 AM.
Post: #25
RE: Global Bonds Sentiment
(28-08-2019, 06:15 PM)dreamybear Wrote:
(28-08-2019, 11:13 AM)Temperament Wrote: We are just a tiny red dot with nothing but human resources and reputation.

Very good concise way of putting it. Sometimes I wonder if we thought too highly of our own country. If we were to go to CNBC and click "Asia", STI is not even listed, only Nikkei, Shanghai, HSI, ASX, Kospi. With the recent turmoil, more HKers are beginning to realize the vulnerability of a small country. As the saying "Dreams are not reality" goes, we need to keep abreast of global developments which I find many fellow S'poreans whom I know don't really bother(though some are genuinely due to lack of time). Ignorance may be bliss but I think nobody wld want to be left without a chair when the music stops.

Speaking of human resource, it is ironical that while the govt emphasizes it, our local unversity degrees are of little value despite our universities being ranked highly globally, and not to mention that a lot of effort & resources(think tuition, etc) need to be expended in order to qualify. To put in investing terms, my ROE(Return on Effort) wld be much higher if I were a UK or US citizen. With the same amount of self-torture effort, sacrifice and determination, I wld have graduated in Cambridge, Oxford or Harvard, instead of the worthless mediocre  NUS(Hons).

Oh yes, I also wonder why our govt cannot issue bonds at lower rates(is it really a lack of demand?) because that wld help the nation's coffers.

Dreamy:
Singapore is NOT important in world stage. The population is too small and it's not worth for any business to pay attention.
It is successful because Asean is closed and MNC need a foothold to those Massive market.

NUS & NTU are very well Marketed to Asean parents. In hope of attracting some talents, and hopefully they buy those "overpriced" properties as well. Those talents can be sold to MNC and property $ is a good revenue source.
But in terms of quality of education, local uni are over-rated. That's why you see none of the ministers send their kids there.

Why don't they support local uni, when they claim it's one of the top in the world? making Oxford and Cambridge looks like a joke

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