Learning About The Commodities Market

It's been one week at my new job as a mid-career switch and it feels like I'm a fresh graduate out of university with so much to learn. Thankfully, not on a fresh graduate pay.It's my first foray into learning the ins and outs of the commodities market, starting with cotton. It helped that I've … Continue reading Learning About The Commodities Market

Geographical Arbitrage for Singaporeans

I previously wrote about my tenant who moved back to Johor the moment the Causeway reopened because it was the smart financial thing to do, even if he has to brave the daily morning and evening traffic. According to this article, he is one of 350,000 such daily commuters. The theory is simple - earn … Continue reading Geographical Arbitrage for Singaporeans

Investor’s Oath

I'm currently listening to A Maniac Commodity Trader's Guide to Making a Fortune by Kevin Kerr to learn more about the commodities market, in part because of my very recent mid-career switch (a post for another time!) in a trajectory that brings me a step closer to the world of finance. Near the beginning of … Continue reading Investor’s Oath

Hiring our Employee Number 1

No, I haven't come up with a brilliant idea for a startup and enough cash flow coming in yet. But the concept is still pretty similar as I'm bringing external help to outsource domestic work so that our family can focus our efforts on other things in life.It's been two months since we hired our … Continue reading Hiring our Employee Number 1

Dodging the Hodlnaut Bullet

I've written in past posts that I've invested in Holdnaut, as well as pulled out my funds based on a hunch. That hunch has saved me a lot of money, and not to mention, emotional and mental stress if not for recent events. For those who don't know yet, it's all over the news: Holdnaut … Continue reading Dodging the Hodlnaut Bullet

Applied Finance in Python

I had earlier wrote about doing some data courses on DataCamp and what a whirlwind of a journey it has been in the past couple of months! I've since learnt how to use data extracted from Yahoo! Finance and compute risk metrics such as Value at Risk (VaR) and maximum drawdown. There's also putting some … Continue reading Applied Finance in Python

Recent Reflections About Money

This is Day 5 of me being COVID-positive and I've found some energy to gather my reflective thoughts over the past few days to push out this post. The additional time in bed got me thinking a bit harder about this seemingly never-ending quest about trying to earn more. And it made me realise that … Continue reading Recent Reflections About Money

Redeeming Miles

I just booked a return trip from Singapore to London on business class seats for June 2023. This is the first time I'm booking flights that are almost one year ahead. I had to so as to avoid the latest devaluation exercise of Krisflyer miles on 5 July 2022.A number of the very popular miles … Continue reading Redeeming Miles

Cashing out Hodlnaut Funds via Crypto.com

Crypto has been on a downtrend since 2021 and has suffered lots of bearish news this year. The latest being that Celsius has frozen withdrawals and Three Arrows facing possible insolvency. As much as Hodlnaut has distanced themselves from Celsius and Three Arrows, one can't help but wonder about the interconnectedness of these crypto-lending platforms. … Continue reading Cashing out Hodlnaut Funds via Crypto.com

Mortgage Rate Revision?

I received a letter from DBS today about the revision of the Fixed Deposit Home Rate 24 (FHR24) from 0.9% to 1.3%. That's not surprising given inflation woes that have been in the news in recent months. It was only a matter of time. The second para actually gave me a mini-scare! So I really … Continue reading Mortgage Rate Revision?