Saturday, April 17, 2021

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. If America revive the Trans Pacific Partnership, will it succeed?

2. What is your opinion of Grab

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Under the leadership of the Communist Party

For many years, I held the view that the political system adopted in communist countries is a better system.
In a communist country, the constitution provides that the country has to be run "under the leadership of the communist party". This requires the leaders to be elected by the members of the communist party.

Why are developing countries not adopting the political system of China?

 Someone posed this question - If the Chinese system is so effective, why does it only work in China and isn't being adopted by other developing nations?

I will answer the question.

Gold mining shares

 Here are my analysis of gold mining shares.

Cancer insurance from NTUC Income

 Should I buy this cancer insurance from NTUC Income?

WOTC - China's role in the world

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 71% of the participants have a positive view about China's role in the world.

My experience investing in gold


Friday, April 16, 2021

Gold mining share and gold ETF

 I share my experience in investing in gold mining shares and gold ETF.

I am now carrying a loss of $17,900 USD. However, I expect the gold price to recover and hope to reduce my loss.

WOTC - America's role in the world

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 71% of the respondents have a negative view about America's role in the world.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Community spread by Papua New Guinea national

This news report describes in detail the movements of the Papua New Guinea national who was infected by the covid virus in Singapore.

He contracted the virus while in Singapore and is suspected to be linked to two previous confirmed cases.

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues


1. Why did the leadership of CCP remove the two term limit for President XJP?
2. Will Xi Jinping be President for Life?

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WOTC - China contribution to the world

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 90% of the respondents said that China has made a positive contribution to the world.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Valuation of Coinbase (COIN)

 Coinbase will go for IPO tonight. Will its valuation be $100 billion, as expected by the market, or $20 billion, as calculated by an analyst?

Tesla journey - last six months

 I share this story of the exciting journey of my investment in Tesla over the past six months.

WOTC - Will Taiwan remain independent?

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 51% of the respondents said that Taiwan will remain independent of China over the next ten years.

My views on GRAB IPO

 I am not keen to buy GRAB. Here are my personal views (not financial advice).

How to use e-CNY in international transactions

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Compare an investment in Tesla and Nio

 In this article, I compare my recent investment in Tesla and in Nio.

One gave me a good profit, another a loss.

Leadership succession in Singapore - TKL's perspective

Singapore is now in a leadership succession crisis.

Heng Swee Kiat, who was in line to be the next prime minister, resigned abruptly from leadership of the team that is preparing to take over from the current prime minister. However, it seems that he will continue as a senior minister for the time being.

The other contenders in the leadership succession are Chan Chun Sing, Ong Ye Kung, Lawrence Wong and Desmond Lee.

America has to carry out its economic and political reforms

America does not need to feel ashamed or dismayed when the day comes, as it must, to accede leadership of the global economic system to China. This is likely to happen within this decade.

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Is China the aggressor in the South China Sea?

2. Is Tharman Shanmugratnam a suitable candidate to be the next prime minister?

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WOTC - Elected leaders should be "patriots"

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 64% of the respondents agree with the requirement in Hong Kong that elected leaders should be "patriots".

Monday, April 12, 2021

Mystery of the community infections

Singapore has controlled the covid pandemic quite effectively with strong measures on border control and internal restrictions.

However, there are a handful of cases each week about community infections. If the covid virus is under control, how did these cases appear?

WOTC - Relations between America and China

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 79% of the respondents hold a pessimistic view for the relations between America and China over the near term future.

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