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Will the Fed Taper in December 2013?

Will the Fed taper in December 2013? I don’t think so.  Why?

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Is there Bubble in US Equities?

Janet Yellen, the Chairman-nominee of the US Federal Reserve, told senators on Thursday (2013-11-14) that shares have “risen pretty robustly” but these are not “bubble-like conditions”.  So there is no bubble?

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It may be the time for European Equities

According to research compiled by Goldman Sachs’s European strategy team from US Treasury data, US investors such as Pension Funds and other big US groups invested $65bn in European stocks in the first 6 months of 2013, the highest in 36 years (since 1977) over that time period, a big vote of confidence for the region and its ability to recover from the sovereign debt crisis.

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10th Man Rule

Israeli’s leaders deploy 10th Man Rule to counter the negative effects of “group think” and help government officials prepare for a worst-case scenario.  10th Man Rule’s states that any major decision should be put before a panel of 10 people; when 9 panelists agree on a particular outcome, it’s the 10th person’s obligation to dissent – and to plan for what will happen if that unlikely outcome is realised.  This rule is also a great strategy to apply to investing as it could help to offset a herd mentality an plan for a “black swan” event.

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Singapore Dollar 3Q 2013

Year to date till August 30, against the US dollar, Singapore dollar has fallen 4.36% from 1.2207 to 1.2764.  Brutal sell off in emerging market currencies had put Singapore in limelight – as in would it be the next target of country to be hit.  According to foreign exchange strategists, the Singapore dollar should remain “well isolated” from the heavy selling plaguing countries with external deficits such as Indonesia and India.

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