BLACKROCK Inc, the world's largest asset manager, plans to start two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that will exclude civilian firearm makers and large sellers in the wake of the Florida high...

TIT for tat then rat-a-tat-tat. That's the sound of the beginnings of a trade war. President Donald Trump is renowned for his midnight bellicose tweets, but the problem is sorting out the...

CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

INVESTING is hard work, made harder by the quantity (but not always quality) of information available. Investors are exposed to countless commentaries and views from experts and talking heads, more...

IF you've been watching stock markets, you're probably feeling seasick. The Dow is crashing! No, it's bouncing back! Wait, it's crashing again!...

PODCAST

In this new podcast series for 2018, The Straits Times and The Business Times offer tips for the newcomer to the financial investment scene. Can blockchain technology - which underpins the...

PRIVATE equity and other such illiquid investments are typically the preserve of the wealthy and sophisticated.

FUND WATCH

THE recent announcement of the the reduction in CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS) charges is a positive development. Sales charges will be capped at 1.5 per cent from October this year, and removed...

THE FOOL’S EYE VIEW

WITH interest rates on the way up, an argument can be made for avoiding Real Estate Investment Trusts or Reits. After all, why opt for a distribution that is not certain, when it is possible to get a...

CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

THE business of asset management (not to be confused with the skill in investing) is a business like any other, where the primary objective is to maximise the return to shareholders, and where a...

BITCOIN'S miserable quarter isn't over yet. The world's biggest cryptocurrency by market value dropped below the US$7,000 mark on Friday morning in Asia, the first time it's...