The US dollar has been hitting a new low against a basket of currencies, including Singapore dollar, currently trading at US$1: SG$1.36. That is the lowest it has been for 2017, coming down by 6.1% since December 2016 when it was trading at US$1: SG$1.45.
Having one of the most powerful nations on the planet as your friend used to be a good thing – for geopolitics, and also for markets.For decades, the U.S. used its power to protect some of its smaller frien...
In order to help you make better investment decisions, we have summarised a list of five things you need to know about the market as an investor.
Talks of impeachment started when news broke that Trump had asked then FBI Director James Comey to “let it go” with regards to the investigation on formal National Security Advisor Michael Flynn - Flynn has resigned over his illegal discussion of US sanctions against Russia.
On 6 May 2017, I returned to Singapore for the Shares Investment Conference as an invited speaker. I thank you for your unwavering support if you had attended the event and hope you have gained some meaningful insights.
“Not only is the old bull (market) not dying, it is getting high on drugs,” quipped renowned investment expert Dr Chan Yan Chong. During the recently concluded Shares Investment Conference (SIC) 1H2017, he and speakers Daniel Loh, Margaret Yang and Pauline Teo talked about the ways that investors can profit in the New World Order.
Common sense would suggest that political uncertainty should weigh on a country’s stock market. If investors can’t determine with a reasonable degree of certainty which policies will be enacted and when – such as whether taxes will be cut or not – it stands to reason that stocks should be less attractive.
U.S. stocks turned in another monthly gain in April, thanks in large part to the surge early last week powered by the French elections, solid corporate earnings and the anticipation of significant tax cuts. At the same time, the outperforming Nasdaq extended its winning streak to a sixth consecutive month, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average followed close behind, with five of six positive months.
It is highly unlikely that a war will break out in the Korean Peninsula. Nonetheless, US President Donald Trump has incessantly been trying to add pressure on North Korea. On the eve of North Korea’s Army Foundation Day, Trump hit the phones to speak with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
US equities consolidated for a third consecutive day following the White House announcement of the most radical tax reform plan in decades.Though this should theoretically have a huge impact on society, the...