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Emerging Markets: Bull vs Bear Markets

Using the definition of bear market is a fall of more than 20%, the table below illustrates the past bull and bear markets took place in emerging markets since 1990.

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It pays to diversify

When it comes to investing, some people prefer 'focus strategy' and they are likely to quote Warren Buffet's sayings, "Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.". They equate diversification to lower returns.

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Market Performance Review 1H 2008

From March 2007 to Jun 2008, as shown in Figure 1, there were three market rallies.

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Accredited Investor

In Singapore, certain financial products are available only to Sophisticated Investor (SI) which has been 'rename' to 'accredited investor'. The threshold for an individual to qualify as an "accredited investor" will be S$2 million of personal assets, or S$300,000 of annual income.

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Factors that drive the oil bull

Crude oil had hit US$140 per barrel recently. What is driving crude oil from higher to higher?

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