Saturday, December 04, 2021

What is more important for a democracy?

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 63% of the respondents said that it is more important to have a system that can produce a good government that takes care of the people, rather than the ability for the people to change the government.

Self driving buses by Baidu

 I share in this post the Baidu system of self driving buses. I am impressed with their approach.

Singapore tried to operate self driving buses several years ago. I did not hear any update on that project. It was probably abandoned.

Do you agree with Baidu's approach?

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Has the Worker's Party handled the Raeesah Khan's affair correctly?
2. Should covid vaccination be made compulsory by law?

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Covid vaccination should be compulsory by law

 I wish to present the case that covid vaccination should be made compulsory, but with two safeguards.

Do you agree?

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Should the remaining MPs in Sengkang resign to call a by-election?
2. Will WP retain the Sengkang GRC if there is a by-election

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Buying the dip

 I plan to buy these stocks on market open as the prices had dropped too much on the previous session.

Risk of investing in perpetual note

 In this note, I describe the risk of investing in perpetual note.

Handling of pandemic

Are you disappointed with the govt's handling of the pandemic?

WOTC - Is China acting aggressively

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 69% of the respondents said that China is responding to the threat from America and its allies and is not acting aggressively towards its neighbors.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

WOTC - 5 people to dine together

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 67% of the respondents said that 5 people should be allowed to dine together, not necessary to be from the same household.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Chip Eng Seng 3 year 6.5% fixed rate notes

 I received an email from a stock broking firm about a 3 year fixed rate note issued by a subsidiary of Chip Eng Seng Corp (CESC) and guaranteed by the CESC.

It offers a coupon rate of 6.5% and is for 3 years. The note is described as "direct, unconditional, unsubordinated and unsecured".

Here are my personal view of this note.

WOTC - Restrictions on unvaccinated

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 58% of the respondents said that it is counter productive to restrict the unvaccinated from food outlets.

Talk on 29 Nov 2021

 Here is a video recording of my talk given on 29 Nov 2021, covering the topics in the FISCA website

These topics are mostly on stock investments.

Monday, November 29, 2021

WOTC - VTL to India and Indonesia

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 80% of the respondents said that it is not safe to open up the vaccinated travel lanes to India and Indonesia as the travelers will bring in covid infections.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Is China likely to achieve its goal of "common prosperity"?
2. Should the China govt act transparently on the allegation of Peng Shuai?

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WOTC - HC as president of SG

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 58% of the respondents said that Ho Ching is not likely to be the next president of Singapore.

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