The global pandemic has changed how we live and invest in many ways. But we need to be clear that what we are experiencing is not the first crisis, nor will it be the last in your lifetime. Life goes on. As an investor, there are lessons to learn and yet to be learned. The […]
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Your CPF is one of your most important assets for retirement planning in Singapore. However, it is often under-invested. Many people have bought into the idea that since the CPF board pays them an almost guaranteed interest rate, there is no need to invest their CPF savings. It makes sense to some, but not everybody. Think […]
On March 8, I have alerted readers of the latest Astrea VI Bond issuance through my blog and Telegram Channel. Astrea has just announced its Astrea VI allocation result today. The final coupon for the retail S$ tranche is 3%. It is not fantastic, but good enough for many, especially the retirement income seekers. But […]
I wrote an article in 2019 when Astrea V was launched, I was not thrilled with PE bond offering such a low yield of 3.8% back then. But since the pandemic last year, the broad market interest rate has dropped to an even more ridiculous level. So PE-Backed Astrea Bond does appeal to some investors […]
Recently, I wrote an article to caution the readers about the euphoria in the innovational technology stocks. In less than two weeks, many such stocks have crashed more than 20%, led by the stock market darlings such as Tesla, Square and Roku. So what happened? You may not realize that the driver behind is the […]
You can’t live a modern financial life without credit. Having access to “credit” is your ability to obtain goods and services before you pay for them, based on the trust that you will make payment in the future. You may not realize that you have probably used credit many times in your life. For example, […]
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When it comes to retirement planning, you cannot ignore the Central Provident Fund (CPF). CPF is the default retirement solution for every Singaporean. Most people have some vague ideas about the system, but few people bother to dive deeper. A lot of people feel that since they have no authority …
The new 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also known as the Wuhan Virus, has occupied much of our thinking in recent days. And if you invest in stocks, you have a lot to worry about. Is the world economy going to collapse due to the broken supply chain? Is the global stock market facing a meltdown? …
We were on the verge of the greatest retirement crisis in history and COVID-19 just triggered it. In the decades to come, globally, we will witness hundreds of millions of people slipping into poverty in their retirement years, not because they lost money in the stock market, but because they are …
Should you invest in the stocks of China’s biggest technology companies? The answer is a definite yes to me. But how you invest in China is the tricky part, especially the technology sector. Many clients and readers asked me about Lion Global’s new ETF, Lion-OCBC Securities Hang Seng TECH ETF. Is …
If you are worried about recession in your retirement years, you should read this. In the course of my work as an independent financial adviser, I have done retirement planning for many people. In our initial discussion, most people tend to plan their retirement using very optimistic assumptions. …
ETF Investing is one of the most misunderstood investment strategies. It was created with good intentions but was misused by many people to sell their products and services. At the surface level, they give you some investment advice that seemed to make sense. The typical pitch goes like these: …
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