Thursday, May 16, 2024

Secure platforms to receive genuine messages

 I suggest that the government should build a secure platform for government agencies and approved commercial organizations tto send genuine messages, and prevent scammers from sending fake messages.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Challenges for the prime minister

 The CNA headline said.

Handing over Singapore in good order: The legacy of Lee Hsien Loong
Singapore’s third Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s tenure has left its mark on the political and societal landscape of Singapore, with a pivot towards a softer, more collaborative approach to governance, analysts say.
TKL has a different view. This is a bad time for Lawrence Wong to take over. Singapore has a high cost of living. Many people are not able to get a well paying job that is sufficient to meet the high cost of living and high cost of housing.
Many businesses are also facing difficulties and have to retrench their workers or move to low cost countries.
The geopolitical conflicts will harm the world economy and that will affect Singapore badly.
It will not be easy for the new prime minister. Still, I wish him all the best.
Tan Kin Lian

High tax rates

 I prefer a country to have high tax rates, so that the public services can be provided for free or at low cost.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

CSI 300 (top China stocks)

 If you are interested in invest in the top blue chip stocks in China, you can buy the CSI 300 tracker fund listed in Hong Kong (under the symbol 3188.HK

Review of portfolio - 11 May 2023

 I held 80% of my porttfolio in China stocks. It appreciated by 3.5% yesterday.

Thursday, May 09, 2024

China stocks

 I invested in the China stocks with low price earning ratio (below 7 times) and good dividend yield (above 3%).

Here are the stocks that I invested.

Friday, May 03, 2024

Update on Country Garden

 I invested S$262,000 in Country Garden (2007.HK) and now see a loss of S$125,000.The stock is now suspended from trading.

Update on Baidu (0988.HK)

 I invested about S$420,000 in Baidu stock (0988.HK) a month ago. It dropped 7% (loss of S$30,000) and has since recovered and shown a profit.

Detail here:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Review of Tesla stock

 Here is my latest view on Tesla. I now hold only 1 share. I prefer to wait a few months before reinvseting in this stock. provided that there are positive developments on their market position on electric vehicles and on the launch of new products.

Friday, April 26, 2024

Trusted messages

 I am proposing to GovTech a platform to receive trusted messages from govt agencies and approved commercial organizations.

Friday, April 12, 2024

World Trade Organization

 The world trade organization promotes free trades and discourage countries from imposing tariffs or giving financial subsidy to their own producers. These rules are outdated and need to be revised.


 I suggest this approach to implement an apprenticeship system.

Improve job search

 We should improve the process of searching for jobs.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

My review of Nvidia

 I do not have any holding in Nvidia. The stock price had increased by more than 3 times over the past year. Is it a good stock to invest for the future?

I give my view here.

Alternative to the tender system

 This is my alternative to the tender system to award government contracts. It can also be used in the private sector.

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