SINGAPORE (Dec 18): I have a friend, Tommy, who is very happy right now. At end-2016, he invested his year-end bonus in a mix of equities and bonds. Since then, stocks have been on a tear, with double-digit gains in most markets. Bonds have also done unexpectedly well, despite the spectre of interest rate hikes on the horizon. Time to stuff that Christmas stocking!

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