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Kim Iskyan: How Higher US Fed Fund Rates Will Affect You

Editor of TrueWealth Publishing Asia with close to 25 years of experience in investments and finances, warns not only investors but also everyone in general as the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting is just round the corner.

  • Vance Wong
  • 15 December 2015
  • Aspire, Corporate Digest, Investments
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    Andy Yew: Thoughts On Dec Rate Hike & Sectors To Look Out For

    With the next Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting just round the corner, we had managed to gather some thoughts about the possibility of a December 2015 rate hike from Andy Yew, an investment trainer with Daniel Loh Pte Ltd.

  • Vance Wong
  • 09 December 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Thought Leaders
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    Bloomberg: An Investor’s Guide To Fees & Expenses

    It’s ridiculously hard for investors to figure out what they should be paying for financial advice, mutual funds, and retirement plans. A fee that eats up 1 percent of your assets every year might not sound like much, but it sucks money from your account year after year. If you invest $10,000 and earn 5 percent a year, that 1 percent fee will cost you a total of $1,487 after 10 years and $4,622 after 20 years. How do you know if you’re paying too much?

  • Bloomberg
  • 30 October 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Personal Finance
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    3 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Stocks Markets Now

    With so much volatility in the market, what exactly is going on in the market? This leads us to an important question, should we be bullish or bearish?

  • Raymond Leung
  • 16 October 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    bullmarketoverfeature

    7 Things Preventing The Bull In US, & Singapore

    CNBC’s Mad Money host Jim Cramer, a retired fund manager with decades of experience, talked about seven things that are preventing the US market, and essentially the entire world market, from a bull market.

  • Vance Wong
  • 05 October 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Gartman & Amundi: Currencies Too Volatile; Buy Gold Instead

    The currencies of Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan were among the worst performers against the dollar since China’s shock devaluation of the yuan in August triggered a global market rout. Overvaluation of Asian currencies could see Asian investors flock to the bullion as they seek protection.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 02 October 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Retail-currency

    FOREX: 2 Reasons To Stay Away From CNY & MYR; Buy USD

    Nevertheless, amidst all the pressure and uncertainty in Asian markets, there are still opportunities for investors if they are looking in the right places. To Kevin Gin, it is quite straightforward when it comes to China: look in the same direction as the government.

  • Vance Wong
  • 29 September 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    El. Erian: 3 Ignored Sectors You Can Look At Now

    Earlier yesterday, Allianz Chief Economic Adviser Mohamed El. Erian mentioned in an interview with CNBC that there are several sectors in the market that has been ignored for some time. Essentially, this is the time where investors can find great value in three sectors mentioned by Mohamed: emerging markets, oil and tech.

  • Vance Wong
  • 21 September 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen News Conference Following FOMC Meeting

    3 Reasons Why Fed Postponed Rate Hike; What You Can Do

    While the possibility of a rate hike is still open until the next meeting on October 27-28, some economists are saying that the Fed will wait till after the December meeting instead. The question right now is, why is the Fed waiting when the US economy has improved “according to expectations”?

  • Vance Wong
  • 18 September 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Winning the Game of Stocks with Adam Khoo

    A widely known motivational speaker and best-selling author in Singapore, Adam Khoo shared his investment strategies for both retail and professional investors in his book, Winning the Game of Stocks! that was released earlier this year. Although Adam is better known for his inspirational workshops, he is also a professional investor and investment advisor for the Wealth Academy FX Growth Fund. One of the key highlights of his book is explaining how one can actually become a millionaire by investing on an average salary.

  • Vance Wong
  • 20 August 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Personal Finance, Thought Leaders
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    CMC Infocomm IPO–Buy Only When in Mood to Punt

    CMC Infocomm Limited is offering 24m New Shares at $0.25 each. There will be 21.6m placement shares and a public tranche of 2.4m shares. The IPO will end on 12pm on 11 Aug 2015 and start trading on 13 Aug 2015. The market cap is around S$38m.

  • Mr.IPO
  • 13 August 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Thought Leaders
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    British Petroleum

    Time Value of Money Enhances BP Profit: Mark Gilbert

    Few institutions understand the time value of money as well as the world’s major oil companies. Spending billions of dollars digging holes in the ground in the hope of finding enough black gold to make a profit in the following decades means taking a long view of what a dollar is worth now versus what its value might be years hence. And that, in turn, helps explain why BP shares are rising today even after the company reported its worst profit in at least a decade.

  • Bloomberg
  • 30 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    UBS: Psychology Behind Most Investors

    Many investors and economists have always been trying to find out some concrete reasons of price implications, mainly because of investor behaviour. Understanding investor behaviour would not guarantee spot-on investment predictions, but provides a rough idea of how and when the general market would sway.

  • Vance Wong
  • 29 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Personal Finance
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    Oil Bulls Flee at Fastest Pace in Three Years as Glut Expands

    Speculators’ conviction that oil will rally weakened at the fastest pace in three years, just before futures tumbled into a bear market.

  • Bloomberg
  • 28 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Here’s What’s Really Driving the Commodity Index Lower

    Clearly it hasn’t been commodities’ week, month or year. But focusing on the worst-performers doesn’t tell the full story.

  • Bloomberg
  • 23 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Experts: Too Late For Rate Hike In 2015

    In light of the Federal Reserve holding off on raising interest rates, chief market strategist at Wells Capital Management, Jim Paulsen thinks that the Fed may have “missed its best chance” to ramp up interest rates to ‘normal levels’.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 21 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    History Shows Iran Could Surprise the Oil Market

    Iran could restore oil production halted by sanctions faster than anyone anticipates if the history of previous shutdowns is any guide.

  • Bloomberg
  • 20 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Five Things Wall Street Strategists Are Watching During Earnings

    With companies making up about 75 percent of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s market value scheduled to report results over the next three weeks, here’s what Wall Street strategists are paying special attention to.

  • Bloomberg
  • 15 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Personal Finance
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    Why Big Oil Deals Are Ready For An Explosion, In Three Charts

    Not so long ago, Hong Kong was regularly dismissed as a financial backwater — not just internationally, but even within China. Many pundits started writing the city’s obituary when Jack Ma, CEO of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, rejected listing his company in Hong Kong, in favor of New York. And as Shanghai’s stocks skyrocketed in recent months, it seemed to confirm Hong Kong’s obsolescence.

  • Bloomberg
  • 15 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Mobius Says Oil's Rally Not Over Amid Middle East Turmoil

    Mark Mobius: Emerging Markets To Continue Outperforming

    In the past year, emerging markets (EM) have been showing signs of slowdowns. Popular markets such as Brazil, China and Russia began to weaken. With China being the most recent country to hog the headlines, investors are worried that EMs are no longer growth-guaranteed markets.

  • Raymond Leung
  • 14 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks, Investments
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    Analysts: Bullish On O&G When Iran Sanctions Lifted

    A Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding Iran’s nuclear program has been in the midst of discussion, reflecting the significant progress that has been made in discussions between the P5+1, the EU, and Iran.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 13 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks, Investments
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    Chinese Banks Resilient Despite SHCOMP Slump

    China banking stocks are showing resilience amid the recent market selloff. The Shanghai Composite Index has plummeted nearly 30 percent from the recent high of 5178 seen on 12 June, whereas the drop in share prices of the four largest state-owned commercial banks, in the same corresponding period ranged from 5.3 percent to 9.6 percent.

  • Louis Wong
  • 13 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Thought Leaders
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    European Leaders And Finance Ministers Attend Emergency Greek Summit

    Greece Given 72 Hours to Win Trust by Passing Bailout Laws

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was given three days to push new austerity measures through parliament and keep alive Greece’s chances of staying in the euro.

  • Bloomberg
  • 13 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Chinese Stocks Facing Correction; Not A Recession

    The Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) and Shenzhen Composite Index (SZCOMP) have slumped more than 30 percent over the past month. However, Wells Fargo think that the recent correction of Chinese stock markets is not as detrimental as it seems.

  • Vance Wong
  • 10 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    OCBC: Gold Is Effective And Safe, For Now

    In a climate where the market prices are elevated and there are worldwide Grexit concerns, many cautious investors look for a safe haven, gold. As seen in the graph above, gold has been fairly stable despite the US Dollar Index (DXY).

  • Vance Wong
  • 10 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Asian Stocks Jump With China Rebounding From Three-Month Low

    Asian stocks advanced, with the regional benchmark index rebounding from its biggest decline in two years, as Chinese equities rose in volatile trading after the government ramped up measures to stem the equity rout.

  • Bloomberg
  • 09 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    OCBC: Rig Oversupply; Offshore Marine Remains Weak

    Crude oil prices had been dipping till recently as summer approaches, with China, India and Europe being the major consumers. As the supply glut of crude oil worsens, the demand for rigs decreases, hitting the offshore sector.

  • Vance Wong
  • 09 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Source: Telegraph UK

    China’s New Rules Risk Creating Subprime Economy

    Everyone knows the Chinese government is desperate to keep stocks from crashing. But this desperate?

  • William Pesek
  • 07 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    SHCOMP Slumped; Bear Market Now?

    The Chinese stock market continued to slide. The Shanghai Composite Index slumped 3.3 percent to close at 4053 this Monday, extending the loss from its peak of 5178 seen on June 12. A surprise interest rate and reserve-requirement ratio cut by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) over the weekend failed to lift the market.

  • Louis Wong
  • 06 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments, Thought Leaders
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    Credit Suisse: Be Wary Of Equity Bubble Forming

    Stocks in most major economies are currently sitting near record highs with several catalysts in driving prices both up and down. While some investors are arguing that there is still room for upside, others are contemplating about reducing their positions to lower risk exposures.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 06 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    JP Morgan: Probable Interest Rate Hike In September

    The Fed policy statement released last Wednesday signalled to the market that near-zero percent rates are on track to move higher for the first time since 2006. JP Morgan believes that all these are signs that point towards a rate hike sometime this year.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 03 July 2015
  • Aspire, Hot Picks, Investments
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    China Finds a New Pump to Keep Stock Market Aloft

    When historians write the definitive accounts of the great Chinese stock bubble of 2015, this weekend’s rate move may deserve its own chapter. By cutting borrowing costs to a record low, Governor Zhou Xiaochuan told a hundred million mainland day traders to keep on buying.

  • William Pesek
  • 01 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    China’s Growth: “New Normal” Versus “Old Normal”

    In the recent years of Chinese economics, every time financial expectations are not met, the Chinese government would step in and intervene by launching large-scale investment projects to maintain growth as much as possible.

  • Vance Wong
  • 01 July 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Friday's rate cut the first in PBOC's salvo to ensure "soft landing"?

    China’s Latest Financial Reform Changes Nothing

    When the Chinese government proposed this week to end its decades-long policy of capped bank lending, there was good reason to be skeptical about its motives.

  • William Pesek
  • 30 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Raoul Pal: Feds Won’t Raise Rates; Recession Soon!

    Raoul Pal warns that “the US economy is currently flirting with recession”. Former hedge funder and prominent Wall Street pundit Raoul Pal thinks that the U.S. is nearing the start of a recession. Despite the signs of an improving economy, there are several indicators that are signalling otherwise. US Non-Farm Payrolls The U.S. economy added [...]

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 29 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    China Isn’t Done Growing Yet

    Stein’s Law, named for former Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Herbert Stein, states that “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” That’s as true in economic growth as anywhere. Time and again we’ve seen a poor country grow fast as it industrializes, only to slow. This is predicted in every growth model. A poor country can move workers from the countryside to the city, mobilize savings to build up lots of capital, and cheaply mimic foreign technology.

  • Bloomberg
  • 25 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    JP Morgan: Possible Fourth Telco Operator Spells Trouble

    When there were news of a potential fourth operator entering the telecommunications sector, telecom stocks took a hit by about five to 16 percent. JP Morgan expects the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) to announce some new policies to allow for a new mobile network operator (MNO), or a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).

  • Vance Wong
  • 24 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Mark Mobius: Buy China SOEs As Government Reforms!

    Chinese stocks have been soaring for the first half of this year. Many investors are asking whether the market should expect a correction or is there still more room to run? Given the extent of the market’s rally this year, Mark Mobius believes that it would not be “surprising” to see more volatility ahead in the China markets.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 24 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Stand Back: China’s Bubble Will Burst

    Singapore, which I’m visiting at the moment, opens your mind to the highly improbable. Rich, ethnically diverse, cheerfully efficient, globalized in the extreme, it’s a man-made economic miracle — astonishing proof of what market forces combined with superb top-down direction can achieve.

  • Bloomberg
  • 23 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Stock Boom Chokes China’s Reform Plan

    In the past 12 months, China’s stock boom has created $6.5 trillion, equivalent to more than two-and- a-half times the U.K. economy. That sum could fund 65 Asian Infrastructure Investment Banks, buy Apple eight times or rid South Korea of its household debt problem seven times over. It amounts to the greatest stock rally in history.

  • Bloomberg
  • 22 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Phillip: Strike China While It Is Still Hot!

    Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) had a major decision to make this week: whether to bring Yuan-denominated stocks into its global emerging-markets benchmark. If A-shares had been included in the index, their weighting would be about 0.6 percent of the MSCI Emerging Markets index. This was a move estimated to add $400 billion to China stocks over time.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 22 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Janet Yellen Gives Asia the Jitters: William Pesek

    Janet Yellen probably doesn’t think about Bangkok, Jakarta or Manila very often — the Federal Reserve chair has enough to worry about in Washington. But as she continues to ponder hiking interest rates, the frenetic selloffs in stock markets on the other side of the world should give her pause.

  • Bloomberg
  • 17 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Source: Medical News Today

    Analysts: What If MERS Hits Singapore

    The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in South Korea has claimed the lives of 19 people and continues to threaten the population there. According to the Agence France-Presse (AFP), there are a total of 154 confirmed cases with more than 5,500 people in quarantine in South Korea.

  • Vance Wong
  • 17 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Hong Kong Is Embracing China’s Bubble

    Bill Gross of Janus Capital says his next great short trade may be Chinese stocks. With the Shenzhen and Shanghai markets up another 9 percent this week, it’s not hard to understand why. But the investment guru might want to consider betting against Hong Kong, too, given that city’s continued courting of high-volume traders from mainland China.

  • Bloomberg
  • 16 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    A sign for the Bank of Japan is seen in Tokyo, Japan, Wednes

    Japan’s Low Interest Rates: What Can You Do?

    Near-to-zero interest rates started becoming the norm for the US since 2009 after Japan adopted it as a economic policy in the 1990s. However, it would still be impossible for interest rates to be negative. The impossible was made possible after the global financial crisis created an environment of low interest rates.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 02 June 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Wells Fargo: Europe Still Worth A Look Despite Greece

    Dark clouds loom over the debt crisis in Greece as the Greek government runs short on cash. Although the Greek government was able to come up with the €1 billion, it needs to settle its interest payments with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The repayment due in June is a daunting challenge at hand for the Greeks.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 29 May 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Wells Fargo: Soft Q1 To Improve In 2015

    Weekly economic data had been showing signs of improvement in the US economy until recently when a string of mixed data was released and wavered investor confidence about the bull market. The biggest contributing factor was its March’s Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) employment change of only 126,000, almost 50 percent less than forecasted growth. Is the US’s Quantitative Easing (QE) stimulation and low interest rate environment slowly losing its intended effect?

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 25 May 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    USD

    What An Almighty Dollar Means To You

    The almighty US dollar is now at its highest level since 2003 before the financial crisis hit in 2009. As the US economy surges and most others slump, investors are flocking to the dollar. However, a stronger dollar does not necessarily equate to a strengthening US economy, especially with other major economies weakening their currencies.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 20 May 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Apple Could Make Money by Bailing Out Greece

    That Apple should buy Greece with all the useless cash it has on hand is just a joke that won’t go away. Yet it’s true that, if big American corporations and European politicians had any imagination, they could probably engineer a bailout for the nearly bankrupt country on terms that would benefit everyone.

  • Bloomberg
  • 19 May 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Rebound in Oil Markets Could Prove Lasting

    As Brent crude oil reached more than $68 per barrel Wednesday, a high for 2015, analysts started to backtrack on earlier predictions of $40-$50 oil. The rebound, however, may not last: Speculators appear to have disrupted Saudi Arabia’s strategic game against U.S. shale oil producers.

  • Bloomberg
  • 11 May 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Fed Triggers Bank Flight From Emerging Markets: Mark Whitehouse

    As the Federal Reserve gradually ends its extraordinary efforts to stimulate the U.S. economy, there is increasing concern about the potential for repercussions in faraway places – particularly in emerging markets. To judge from the recent behavior of global banks, those repercussions are already happening.

  • Bloomberg
  • 06 May 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Analysts: Property Prices To Fall 10% In 2H15

    iProperty.com recently released a sentiment report on Asia’s property market for the first half of 2015. Analysts are expecting Singapore property prices to slide further in this coming year, somewhere between 4.5 to 8 percent.

  • Vance Wong
  • 06 May 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Connect: A US$3 Trillion Opportunity

    Recently, the spotlight has been transfixed on the Shanghai and Hong Kong. What if there is an upcoming development that could be another opportunity for investors? But to take advantage of this opportunity, investors have to make preparations first!

  • Simeon Ang
  • 27 April 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Experts-Picks

    CIMB: Increase S-Shares Exposure To Catch China Tide

    After the A-shares bull run that started last year, the H-shares are catching up with the influx of southbound money. Similarly, the B-share market is also gaining momentum from the good performance of US-listed Chinese stocks.

  • Vance Wong
  • 22 April 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    JP Morgan: Europe Equities Expensive, More QE To Come?

    The Euro Zone continues to stumble along with one percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth. Although Germany is doing well, Italy and Greece are suffering from negative growth. Trend GDP growth in France, Italy and Spain is at the lowest levels of the last century.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 21 April 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    MER: A Shanghai-Singapore Connect In 12 Months?

    The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect that was just launched last November proved to be the chief enabler of the recent Hang Seng Index (HSI) rally. The rally has seen the HSE hit a seven-year high.

  • Vance Wong
  • 20 April 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Is Asia ready for a possible Chinese crash?

    JP Morgan: With China’s Growth Ebbing, What’s Next?

    China’s contribution to the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown from a mere five percent in 1990 to 40 percent in 2010. As a result, growth in many Emerging Market (EM) countries have become more and more influenced by what happens in China. However, as China’s growth slows down, countries that export raw materials to China are struggling.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 17 April 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    In memory of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father: 1923-2015.

    Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy In Corporate SG Lives On

    As Singapore mourns the loss of one of its founding fathers, we look back on how the country’s first Prime Minister left a lasting imprint on Singapore’s corporate environment. #RememberingLKY

  • Vance Wong
  • 25 March 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Lee Kuan Yew’s Economic Miracle

    If there’s such a thing as “Asian capitalism,” its spark, smartest proponent and most controversial symbol was the founder of the region’s smallest country: Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew, who died Monday at age 91. #RememberingLKY

  • Bloomberg
  • 23 March 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Wealth Managers: 20% Returns Isn’t For Everyone

    Wealth managers think that the pressing issue among retail investors is that most of them “don’t understand risk management.”

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 26 February 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    UOB Kay Hian: An Ultimate Guide To Picking Dividend Stocks

    UOB Kay Hian has a strategy involving four screening criteria for dividend plays that sifts out potential dividend stocks that provides a stream of steady income for long term investors.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 25 February 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    oil

    Get Ready For $10 Oil – A. Gary Shilling

    At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 to $20.  Here’s why. 

  • Bloomberg
  • 17 February 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    CPF

    Proposed Changes To The CPF System (Part I) – AK (ASSI)

    The recent proposed changes to the CPF system in Singapore has made many stand up and take notice. Find out what our guest blogger thinks about the latest!

  • AK(ASSI)
  • 09 February 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Lagarde-Christine

    IMF Reduces Global GDP Growth Forecast; Points To US

    While lower oil prices could boost global growth figures, the IMF feels that negative factors exist that will curtail any boost. Find out why and why the US is probably the best place to ride out 2015.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 02 February 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    USA China

    CFA Survey: Look To China & US For Investment Gains

    A survey of CFA members has forecasted that the global economy to grow by only 2.0 percent on average. Find out why do CFA members find China & US as the best places for investment gains.

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 27 January 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    IPO

    How To Punt IPOs – Mr IPO

    Keen to know how you can punt the Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)? Our contributor, Mr IPO shares his stratagem on how he trades such offerings and even provides a track record for readers to take note of.

  • Mr.IPO
  • 20 January 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Credit Suisse: Local Economy Slowing in 2015 But Valuations Are Reasonable

    In a recent report, Credit Suisse highlighted its strategy for the Singapore stock market in 2015. Find out what are its concerns for the economy and what stocks the international banking giant is looking at!

  • Lim Si Jie
  • 12 January 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    piggy-bank

    Frontier Markets A Bold Investment Theme In 2015: Morningstar

    Frontier markets. A whole new investment theme for 2015 to some retail investors. In this article, Morningstar’s analyst, Patricia Oey looks at how investing in frontier markets could actually offer good risk-reward ratios for the savvy investor.

  • Morningstar
  • 09 January 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Lessons

    10 Facts of Investing Life Worth Learning: Noah Smith

    Motley Fool writer Morgan Housel recently came up with an impressive list of 122 investing aphorisms that distill the wisdom he has gleaned from years of writing about markets and the financial industry. Most are either insights into human psychology or historical facts and figures. Almost all of them, in my humble opinion, are good advice.

  • Bloomberg
  • 02 January 2015
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Experts-Picks

    Deflation Stalking Many Nations as Oil Takes Toll: Mark Gilbert

    Plenty of people are alarmed by the prospect of deflation, which can snuff out growth by making consumers reluctant to spend and companies unwilling to invest.

  • Bloomberg
  • 19 December 2014
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    William Pesek

    Asia Needs to Prepare for a Possible China Crash: William Pesek

    As China’s first full year of rebalancing draws to close, how has President Xi Jinping done? Reasonably well, it seems. Next year, however, Xi’s team will have to get to the hard stuff: taming an opaque, unwieldy financial system.

  • Bloomberg
  • 18 December 2014
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    JP Morgan

    JP Morgan: China Riding The Magic Of Momentum

    Investors are piling their cash into China’s stock market as a spectacular rally has since driven the Shanghai Composite Index to more than three year highs. JP Morgan has got some tips and picks for you if you are looking to ride on the “magic of momentum”.

  • Simeon Ang
  • 16 December 2014
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    Emerging markets

    Emerging Markets Mock the Pessimists – Jim O’Neill

    Remember how this time last year a lot of analysts were predicting that 2014 would be a bad year for emerging markets? Didn’t really happen, did it? Now I hear economists saying the reckoning they’d expected has only been postponed. It’ll happen next year instead. It’s possible, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

  • Bloomberg
  • 04 December 2014
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    Exchange Traded Fund

    3 Ways Not All ETFs Are The Same – Morningstar

    The choice to use ETFs rather than actively managed funds is a significant one, to be sure. And while actively managed funds may come in more varieties in terms of fund characteristics, strategies, and so on, ETFs also have their differences, though some are more obvious than others.

  • Morningstar
  • 03 December 2014
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    RMB

    China’s Cautious Monetary Stimulus Suggests More to Come: Bloomberg View

    China’s central bank startled investors last week with an unexpected cut in its benchmark interest rates. The markets, as usual, overreacted. Nonetheless, the cut draws attention to a genuinely difficult problem for the global economy: what to do about China’s fading and unbalanced expansion.

  • Bloomberg
  • 27 November 2014
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    William Pesek

    China’s Hong Kong Money Train Is on Slow Track: William Pesek

    ast week looked to be ending on a downbeat note as the much-heralded launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock exchange link seemed to have fizzled. Rather than rush to bet directly on China’s growth story for the first time, investors bought up less than a quarter of the link’s stock quotas.

  • Bloomberg
  • 25 November 2014
  • Aspire, Investments
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    Hongkong Shanghai

    China Deftly Changes the Subject in Hong Kong: William Pesek

    Some might conclude that this link is all China’s gain. After all, speculation has already turned to how much Beijing will increase the daily flow of investment into China’s underperforming bourses. But this is Hong Kong’s payday, too.

  • Bloomberg
  • 17 November 2014
  • Aspire, Investments
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