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How to Invest In Gold In Singapore

Some people have asked me what are the different ways to invest in gold in Singapore and also which is the best way. In this gold-related article, I shall list out the ways that an individual can do so along with the pros and cons of each method. This article is meant to be introductory, […]


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MAS Reviews Regulatory Requirements for Unlisted Margined Derivatives

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a consultation paper on proposed enhancements to the regulatory requirements for unlisted margined derivatives. The proposals aim to address the specific risks posed by unlisted margined derivatives such as contracts for differences (CFDs) and leveraged foreign exchange products (LFX), which are currently available to retail investors. I […]


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What are Futures?

A futures is an agreement between 2 parties to buy/sell a certain asset on a future date. It is typically used by people dealing in that commodity to hedge their position. For example, oil might be trading at US$100/barrel now. In the futures market, a company that uses oil in its daily operation might want […]


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Changes to IG Markets Customer Agreement

I received an email from IG Markets today with the subject heading “Important information about your IG Markets account“. Opening the email, this is what I saw: We have recently reviewed our Customer Agreement and have made a number of amendments. The new Customer Agreement comes into effect on 23 April 2008, and you can […]


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IG Markets Margin Rate Changes

It’s Good Friday today so I will be taking a break. Nevertheless, just thought I will share this email that I received from IG Markets yesterday.

It seems that they have increased the margin requirements for some counters in view of current market volatility. Seems that institutions are doing as much as they can to reduce their exposure in line with the current credit crisis.


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