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AMONG the many rationales given for the drubbing in US equities this year, one that is rarely mentioned is the election cycle. Maybe, it should be.

CURRENCY traders are getting whiplash from the pile-up of policy surprises that have come their way in the past six months. And because the big events have been unexpected, they're in a bind to...

WEALTH INSIGHTS

IT is without a doubt that the US dollar is expected to strengthen further in 2016 now that the Federal Reserve has finally lifted off on US interest rates. Market players are likely to continue...

CURRENCY turmoil in China and fears of a global slowdown have led investors to abandon emerging markets (EMs) in droves, rattling the large asset-management firms that have long promoted such...

WHATEVER does cause the next global recession, it likely won't be China...

ON THE RADAR

MUTUAL funds continued to sell more Singapore stocks than they bought in the three months to Jan 20, albeit on low volumes. Based on transactions in the top five stocks, there were net sells of S$932...

IT may be time for everyone to take the markets seriously again.

WHILE most forms of investing require a leap of faith, betting on emerging-markets stock funds this year - Chinese stocks have already had double-digit declines - may feel like jumping across the...

NEW Year celebrations in the Western world gave way to concerns about China as its stock market opened 2016 with a loss, triggering declines in equity markets globally.

THE college seminar was drawing to a close in October and Martin Whitman was pondering the hits and misses in his long career at the top of Third Avenue Management, one of Wall Street's better-...