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Form 10-Q for CURRENCYSHARES SINGAPORE DOLLAR TRUST


12-Mar-2014

Quarterly Report


Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "believe," "seek," "outlook" and "estimate" and other similar words. Forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on us. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Various factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements. These factors include fluctuations in the price of the Singapore Dollar, as the value of the Shares relates directly to the value of the Singapore Dollars held by the Trust and price fluctuations could materially adversely affect an investment in the Shares. Readers are urged to review the "Risk Factors" section contained in the Trust's most recent annual report on Form 10-K for a description of other risks and uncertainties that may affect an investment in the Shares.

Neither Guggenheim Specialized Products, LLC d/b/a Guggenheim Investments (the "Sponsor") nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of forward-looking statements contained in this report. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this report, and will not be revised or updated to reflect actual results or changes in the Sponsor's expectations or predictions.

Trust Overview

The CurrencyShares® Singapore Dollar Trust (the "Trust") is a grantor trust that was formed on August 7, 2008. The Trust issues shares (the "Shares") in blocks of 50,000 (a "Basket") in exchange for deposits of Singapore Dollars and distributes Singapore Dollars in connection with the redemption of Baskets.

The Trust is a passive investment vehicle. The Trust does not have any officers, directors or employees. The investment objective of the Trust is for the Shares to reflect the price of the Singapore Dollar plus accrued interest, if any, less the expenses of the Trust's operations. The Trust does not engage in any activities designed to obtain profit from, or ameliorate losses caused by, changes in the price of the Singapore Dollar.

Definition of Net Asset Value

The Trustee calculates, and the Sponsor publishes, the Trust's Net Asset Value ("NAV") each business day. To calculate the NAV, the Trustee adds to the amount of Singapore Dollars in the Trust at the end of the preceding day accrued but unpaid interest, if any, Singapore Dollars receivable under pending purchase orders and the value of other Trust assets, and subtracts the accrued but unpaid Sponsor's fee, Singapore Dollars payable under pending redemption orders and other Trust expenses and liabilities, if any. The NAV is expressed in U.S. Dollars ("USD") based on the "Closing Spot Rate," which is the Singapore Dollar/USD exchange rate as determined by The WM Company, as of 4:00 PM (London time/London fixing) on each day that NYSE Arca is open for regular trading. If, on a particular evaluation day, the Closing Spot Rate has not been determined and announced by 6:00 PM (London time), then the most recent Closing Spot Rate is used to determine the NAV of the Trust unless the Trustee, in consultation with the Sponsor, determines that such price is inappropriate to use as the basis for the valuation.

The Trustee also determines the NAV per Share, which equals the NAV of the Trust, divided by the number of outstanding Shares. The NAV of the Trust and the NAV per Share are published by the Sponsor on each day that NYSE Arca is open for regular trading and are posted on the Trust's website, www.currencyshares.com.


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Movements in the Price of Singapore Dollar

The investment objective of the Trust is for the Shares to reflect the price in USD of the Singapore Dollar plus accrued interest, less the expenses of the Trust's operations. The Shares are intended to provide institutional and retail investors with a simple, cost-effective means of gaining investment benefits similar to those of holding Singapore Dollars. Each outstanding Share represents a proportional interest in the Singapore Dollars held by the Trust. The following chart illustrates recent movements in the price of Singapore Dollars in USD and is based on the Closing Spot Rate.

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NAV per Share; Valuation of the Singapore Dollar

The following chart illustrates the movement in the price of the Shares based on
(1) NAV per Share, (2) the "bid" and "ask" midpoint offered on NYSE Arca and
(3) the Closing Spot Rate expressed as a multiple of 100 Singapore Dollars.

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Liquidity

The Sponsor is not aware of any trends, demands, conditions or events that are reasonably likely to result in material changes to the Trust's liquidity needs. The Trust's Depository, the London Branch of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., maintains two deposit accounts for the Trust; a primary deposit account that may earn interest and a secondary deposit account that does not earn interest. Interest on the primary deposit account, if any, accrues daily and is paid monthly. The interest rate in effect as of January 31, 2014 was an annual nominal rate of 0.00%. The following chart provides the daily rate paid by the Depository since the Shares began trading:

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In exchange for a fee, the Sponsor bears most of the expenses incurred by the Trust. As a result, the only ordinary expense of the Trust during the period covered by this report was the Sponsor's fee. Each month the Depository deposits into the secondary deposit account accrued but unpaid interest, if any, and the Trustee withdraws Singapore Dollars from the secondary deposit account to pay the accrued Sponsor's fee for the previous month plus other Trust expenses, if any. When the interest deposited, if any, exceeds the sum of the Sponsor's fee for the prior month plus other Trust expenses, if any, the Trustee converts the excess into USD at a prevailing market rate and distributes the USD as promptly as practicable to Shareholders on a pro-rata basis (in accordance with the number of Shares that they own). To date, the Trust has not made any distributions.

Critical Accounting Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires the Sponsor's management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of the assets and liabilities and disclosures of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the period covered by this report.

In addition to the description below, please refer to Note 2 to the financial statements for further discussion of our accounting policies.

The functional currency of the Trust is the Singapore Dollar in accordance with ASC 830, Foreign Currency Translation.


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Results of Operations

Trading in the Shares of the Trust on NYSE Arca commenced on February 13, 2013.

As of October 31, 2013, the number of Singapore Dollars owned by the Trust was 9,974,826, resulting in a redeemable capital share value of $8,039,213. During the three months ended January 31, 2014, no additional Shares were created and no additional Shares were redeemed. In addition, 10,051 Singapore Dollars were withdrawn to pay the portion of sponsor fee that exceeded the interest earned. As of January 31, 2014, the number of Singapore Dollars owned by the Trust was 9,964,775, resulting in a redeemable capital Share value of $7,793,296.

A decrease in the Trust's redeemable capital Share value from $8,039,213 at October 31, 2013 to $7,793,296 at January 31, 2014 was primarily the result of a decrease in the Closing Spot Rate from 0.80622 at October 31, 2013 to 0.78235 at January 31, 2014.

Interest income did not accrue prior to the commencement of the Trust's Shares trading on NYSE Arca on February 13, 2013. As a result, no interest income was earned during the three months ended January 31, 2013. Interest income increased from $0 for the three months ended January 31, 2013 to $1 for the three months ended January 31, 2014 due to a brief, slight increase in the annual nominal interest rate paid by the Depository, as set forth in the chart above

The Sponsor's fee accrues daily at an annual nominal rate of 0.40% of the Singapore Dollars in the Trust. The Sponsor's fee did not accrue prior to the commencement of the Trust's Shares trading on NYSE Arca on February 13, 2013. As a result, no Sponsor's fee was charged during the three months ended January 31, 2013. The Sponsor's fee increased from $0 for the three months ended January 31, 2013 to $7,976 for the three months ended January 31, 2014 due primarily to an increase in the weighted-average Japanese Yen in the Trust. The only expense of the Trust during the three months ended January 31, 2014 was the Sponsor's fee.

The Trust's net loss for the three months ended January 31, 2014 was $7,975 due to the Sponsor's fee of $7,976 exceeding interest income of $1.

Cash dividends were not paid by the Trust in the three months ended January 31, 2014 as the Trust's interest income did not exceed the Trust's expenses during that period.

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