Diary Of A Private Investor: Looking For Prospective Pawn Stars

Contrary to popular opinion, pawnbrokers are not in the business of buying goods that they need to subsequently sell. Find out David’s take here.

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Smart Look At The Week Ahead: Will The Fed Cut Rates?

It is time for the final US Federal Reserve’s interest-rate meeting of the year. Head here to find out more.

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Smart Thought Of The Week: Lifeblood

Retailing is not just about choosing online over offline. It is not a binary choice but instead it is about appreciating and understanding what customers want, and when they want it.

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Smart Look At The Week Ahead: Impact Of The Trade War

The US and China are expected to release their trade numbers. Meanwhile, retailers in Hong Kong are having an awful time.

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Smart Take On Singapore’s Biggest November Movers

It has been an uneventful November for the Singapore market. However, the Straits Times Index fared better than its regional peers.

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Smart Take Of The Week: Extinction

The companies that we invest in should be sustainable businesses. What’s the point in making stuff, if there is nobody around to buy the stuff they make?

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Get Smart: 3 Investing Mistakes We Must Overcome

We, investors, sometimes like to make things much harder than they need to be. But we don’t have to make it hard for ourselves.

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A Smart Look At The Week Ahead: Thanksgiving

It will be Thanksgiving on Thursday, which means a holiday-shortened trading week in the US. But we should be expecting more statistics from China and Singapore.

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Smart Take Of The Week: Leftovers

There were two stories in The Business Times that caught my attention this week. They were kind of related but not quite. Same, same but different.

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A Smart Look At The Week Ahead: The Fed, RBA And The PBoC

As earnings season fades away, the market is likely to focus on economic matters next week.

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