Saturday, July 02, 2022

Is it time to buy US tech stocks?

 US tech stocks have fallen about 40% from the 52 week peak price.

Is it time to buy US tech stocks?

I give my opinion here.

Friday, July 01, 2022

Service ambassadors at MRT stations

 I met an elderly woman who wore a badge of "Service Ambassador" at the MRT station. She worked part time, 3 hours a day.

I told her that I was probably the person responsible for many people like her, getting this job.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

WOTC - Resale levy on repossessed flat

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 69% of the respondents said that the owner of a repossessed flat should not be required to pay a resale levy as the repossession was compulsory.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

WOTC - Compensation to owner of repossessed HDB flat

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 44% of the respondents said that a fair compensation to the owner of a repossessed HDB flat is the current market value. The remainder suggested a premium between 10 to 30%.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

WOTC - Replacement flat under SERS

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 48% of the respondents said that for owners affected by SERS, HDB should offer a replacement flat nearby for the same remaining tenure. 40% said that HDB should offer a compensation at 20% above the market price and let the owner find a resale flat.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Choice of vaccine - 2nd booster

 I am taking my second booster (fourth jab) today.

In my chat group, there was active discussion about choose the type of vaccine for the second booster.

WOTC - Work from home

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 71% of the respondents said that only staff who can be monitored by results or who can be trusted should be allowed to work from home. If these conditions are not met, they have to report for work in the office.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Universal payment system for small retailers

 I propose this concept for Singapore to promote a universal payment system for retailers. It does not require the customer to have a mobile phone or credit card.

The approach can be used for other countries as well.

Life insurance agent sold an unsuitable policy

 My friend asked my advice on the following case.

a) His relative, aged 50, bought a life insurance policy. The annual premium represents more than 20% of the annual income. The policy has a 50 year term

b) The policy projected a return of 8% per annum. The policyholder signed a declaration that she was aware of the high risk. But in actual fact, she did not understand what she was signing. She trusted the agent and signed blindly.

c) The policyholder would not be able to pay the premium after retirement. How could the agent sell such an unsuitable policy?

WOTC - Install CCTV at home

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 90% of the respondents prefer to work in the office rather than install a CCTV for the manager to monitor their work at home.

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