THE question we have heard the most from our investors in the first quarter of this year has been "Where is the market heading?"...

CHART VIEW

THE two largest markets in the world, the US and China, stand on the brink of a trade war but each shows a very different pattern of behaviour. At first glance, the US - S&P 500 as proxy -...

CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

WHAT does the regular Singapore investor find most daunting? For those who are not professional investment managers, is it: a) No time (to track stock prices and manage portfolio); b) Don't know...

CHINA'S efforts to connect the world's third-biggest bond market with the international financial system are hitting dual headwinds - a climb in global borrowing costs, and the country...

SO far this year, geopolitical developments have been having a significant impact on investment markets. Most of these revolve in some way around President Donald Trump and the US: with the threat of...

NOWHERE are investors more aware of the use of blockchain than in the leveraged-loan market, where transactions can take weeks to settle. Pressure is now building for the market to adopt technology...

CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

IN my travels around the world for CFA Institute, I see many positive signs for the financial services industry: rising trust levels; an increase in professionalism; more attention to finance's...

WILLIAM Gross, one of the world's best-known investors, is having a very bad year. There was an acrimonious divorce. And now he is getting pummelled in the markets...

ONE of Wall Street's biggest bears has a word of caution: the stock market's rotation into defensive stocks is coming later this year...

A FEW big-ticket apartment and penthouse deals have been done recently.