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Thank You & Good Bye “ CROESUS Retail Trust “

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This is the 3rd company in my portfolio being privatized after Sim Lian and ARA Asset Management.  I have blogged about “ The Good or The Bad “ of privatization before (here ).
As I mentioned before “  Whether privatization is good or bad for shareholders, I’m sure it depend on your entry priceand in the eye of beholder.”

Q&A : Bitcoin

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What is Bitcoin ?

(from Wikipedia ) Bitcoinis a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system called the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central repository or single administrator. It was invented by an unknown person or group of people under the name Satoshi Nakamotoand released as open-source software in 2009. The system is peer-to-peer, and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary. These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called ablockchain.

CPF-Investment Scheme – My Experience

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CPF-IS has been a hot and never ending topic since DPM Tharman made a comments in 2016 that “the scheme was not fit for purpose “ because over the last 10 years, more than 80 per cent of those who invested through the scheme would have been better off leaving their money in the CPF Ordinary Account.
He said that over the last 10 years, more than 80 per cent of those who invested through the scheme would have been better off leaving their money in the CPF Ordinary Account since the Ordinary account still give member a 2.5% interest.

The Importance of Behavioral Finance in Investment Decisions

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Finally , one of my favorite and top Behavioral  EconomistRichard H Thalerfrom University of Chicago won the 2017 Nobel Laureate in Economics , joining other top behavioral economist like Robert J. Shiller and  Daniel Kahneman  in the list of Nobel Laureate.
He has been recognized by many insightful research link to economic decision and psychology like Endowment Effect “ and “ Mental Accounting “ and also a writer of many best-selling books in economics and behavioral finance.
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