Saturday, November 13, 2021

WOTC - Compulsory national service

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 55% of the respondents said that Singapore should stop compulsory national service.

Discrimination against the unvaccinated

Maria May said.

Mr Tan
I am not sure if you agree but we look to you for affirmation.

The current discrimination against the unvaccinated is divisive and cruel.

The failure to convince the rest of Singaporeans must surely be the failure of our authorities inability to educate the public, the authorities flip-flop policies (unmask to mask, pandemic to endemic, social distancing restrictions with changing limits, etc).

Perhaps there is a good reason why unvaccinated is waiting for the authorities to finalized their policies.

In addition, the china vaccines are not available in sufficient quantity and there is a dateline before severe draconian discrimination against the unvaccinated.

I give my reply here.

Will China lead to the downfall of the US?

Quora: What are the reasons why China will lead to the downfall of the US?

Peter Elliott (NZ) replied.
Most likely way is to destroy the USD hegemony.

Having said that, Trump sort of started it by weaponising the USD, and SWIFT in particular. As a consequence China is moving away from trading in USD, along with other countries like Russia, Iran and parts of Europe.

Once trade is done with other currencies the massive debt that the US holds won’t be so well supported and the value of the USD will plummet if not collapse according to a lot of economists.

Of course it might not happen and it might just be another doomsayer thing, but it’s the only way China will have a hand in the downfall of the US. If that was to happen.

WOTC - PAP performance an next GE

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 70% of the respondents expect the PAP to lose many seats at the next general election.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Trading in Gold futures with help from a technical analysis

 I made a profit of $8,850 USD on my trading in Gold today.

I explained what happened in this post.

How I learn more about China

 I share this story about how I learn more about China and form a positive experience about the way that the country is being governed.

Many of their lessons are useful to other countries, including Singapore, who are struggling with economic and political challenges.

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. If Ho Ching runs for election as the next president, will you vote for her?
2. What is the chance that Ho Ching will be the next president of Singapore.

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WOTC - Exemption from National Service

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 51% of the respondents said that everyone should serve National Service and no exemption should be allowed (even for top sports people and other talents).

High death rate in spite of vaccination and restrictions

I shared a video of a busy Saturday night in London. The people did not wear mask or observe social distancing.

Someone commented - that is why they had 262 deaths last night.

I checked the statistics.

Deaths during the past 7 days per million of population:

UK - 17
Singapore - 16

The deaths are almost the same.

Singapore imposed many restrictions on dining in food outlets, safe entry recording into malls and restaurants, wearing mask, safe distancing, etc.

These restrictions do not appear to bring down the infection rate, nor the death rate.

Something is wrong in Singapore.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

WOTC - Safe entry protocol

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 55% of the respondents said that the safe entry protocol is not effective in stopping the spread of the virus.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Timeline for a collective sale - example of Thomson View

 In this article, I describe the process that is involved in a collective sale. It usually takes up to two years to complete a successful sale.

Many collective sales have been attempted, but only a small proportion (perhaps less than 10% of attempts) became successful.

Analysis of Haidilao stock (6862.HK)

 Here is my analysis of Hiadilao stock (6862.HK).

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues


1. Should LHL disclose the charities receiving the damages that were paid to him?
2. Are you concerned about the high number of covid deaths in recent weeks?

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Review of New Oriental Education (EDU)

 I hold 30,000 shares of EDU at $2.17 USD. The current share price is $2.11. I am now seeing a small loss.

Here are the financial indicators for EDU.
I will keep my shares until it reaches $2.50

WOTC - Mass testing for covid

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 58% of the respondents said that the SG's mass testing for covid is counter productive.

Monday, November 08, 2021

Sunday, November 07, 2021

WOTC - Pritam Sing's remark on WhatsApp University

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 97% of the respondents agree with the remark by Pritam Singh that we should not agree blindly with videos posted on social media as some of them may be unverified or misleading.

Risk of tranmission - local vs imported

 The risk of transmission appears to be much higher for local commission, compared to imported transmission.

Quarantine and home isolation for young kid

 We appear to be creating a lot of disruption to countless families over a risk that is probably quite low.

Local transmission is more prevalent

 Here is a case of a traveler that entered Singapore and tested negative, but later got infected while in Singapore.

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