Bernanke & Draghi - A Double-dose of Hope or False Hope?The US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are inevitably at the forefront of investors’ attention this week, as latest data showed a painstakingly slow recovery for the US and Europe is yet again dipping into another round of panic. Investors have been hoping that Bernanke and Draghi would roll out sizable new measures to boost the economy and market confidence. Are the duo able to surprise investors on the upside? Financial Planning 101: Stapled Securities – Are Risks and Rewards both Magnified? Stapled security is a new form of financial instrument that binds two or more different securities together to be treated as a single security. Ascendas Hospitality Trust, which comprises a real estate investment trust (REIT) and a business trust, is the most recent example. Why do companies opt for this vehicle to raise funds? As a stapled security is a combination of separate securities that trade together, will the risks be magnified together with the rewards?