27 October 2014

Stock connect delay spooks Chinese markets

Stock connect delay spooks Chinese markets

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEx) said on Sunday that there remains no firm timetable for launching the so-called "through train", which directly links the two stock exchanges and is an major step in China's efforts to open up its capital market.

HKEx said it has not received the relevant approval for the launch of Stock Connect and noted that further announcements would be made as and when there were material developments on the timeline of launch.

23 October 2014

Updated Exchanges, Prop Trading

Updated Exchanges, Prop Trading. SMX was bought over by ICE.

Kuranda Trading website is down, and the Twitter account was last updated in April. Anyone with news, do update us at tradersing@gmail.com

A Chat with a Value Investing Legend: Professor Bruce Greenwald

A Chat with a Value Investing Legend: Professor Bruce Greenwald

The Columbia Business School was where value investing started – Benjamin Graham, the intellectual father of the discipline, first lectured on the topic there in the late 1920s. Warren Buffett is perhaps the most famous student from Graham’s lectures.

Today, the Columbia Business School is still very much in the thick of value investing, with its involvement being led by Professor Bruce Greenwald. A well-known authority on value investing, Greenwald is hailed by The New York Times as a “guru to Wall Street’s gurus.” He is also the author of multiple books, including Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond.

* Blogger Note: While there are no statistics on the outcome of activist shareholder activities in Singapore and Asia, there are companies that display value characteristics with activist shareholder activities in Singapore. 

SGX Founding Futures - Documentary


SGX Founding Futures - Documentary

The story of Singapore’s rise as a global financial centre began with a remarkable vision more than 30 years ago. The pioneers who had this vision foresaw a vibrant and globally connected marketplace, rooted right in the heart of Asia.

Asia ex-Japan funds outperform year-to-date… Asian Sovereign Wealth & Pension funds looking increasingly at alternatives…

Asia ex-Japan funds outperform year-to-date… Asian Sovereign Wealth & Pension funds looking increasingly at alternatives…

Asia ex-Japan hedge funds lead global peers with year-to-date returns of 6.66 per cent. In Asia Pacific, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and pension funds have been diversifying their investments into new markets and asset classes.

29 September 2014

With China Set to Open Stock Trading, Investors Lay Groundwork

With China Set to Open Stock Trading, Investors Lay Groundwork

Bankers, brokerage firms and hedge funds have all been quietly expanding their Asian operations to take advantage of one event: the biggest opening into China in years.

China plans to connect the Shanghai stock exchange to its counterpart in Hong Kong over the next month as part of an initiative announced by Premier Li Keqiang this year to open China’s markets to foreign investors who have been largely shut out.

03 September 2014

New SGX trading rules: What you need to know

New SGX trading rules: What you need to know

The sweeping regulations proposed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) do not lack for ambition in their scope.

As well as aiming to make investing in blue chips more active and affordable, they are geared towards curbing excessive speculation and market manipulation, improving the quality of listings, boosting transparency, and levelling the playing field for small investors.