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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Is Bitcoin a fad or the future? Is it worth long-term investment? Should you still buy it now at this price? These are the common questions that my clients and subscribers ask lately, and you probably want the answers too. I have wanted to write an article about Bitcoin on several occasions but I have […]
Hong Kong IPO fever is not over, yet. Kuaishou, the biggest rivalry of TikTok, is looking to raise US$5.4bn in Hong Kong IPO this week. Because of the failure of Alibaba’s ANT IPO which was valued at US$313 billion, Kuaishou’s IPO is going to be the world’s biggest internet IPO since Uber’s $8.1 billion U.S. […]
If you want to make your money work hard without taking investment risks, you can consider short term endowment plans. Short term endowment plans are insurance plans that provide a Guaranteed Return for a short policy term such as 2 years to 3 years. The insurance savings plan is protected under the Policy Owner Protection Scheme […]
The stock market is finally moving at its full speed towards an epic bubble. The signs are obvious: extreme valuation, explosive price increases, and investor’s hysterical behaviors to chase returns. But the challenge for any investor is not to spot the bubble, but rather to avoid the pains associated with a bubble. There are two […]
Singapore Airlines’ (SIA), whose business was greatly affected by the global pandemic, is issuing its first US dollar bond today. SIA, whose biggest investor is Temasek, had in the past only carried out debt deals in Singapore dollars rather than US dollars. They have issued US$2.77 billion (S$3.7 billion) in five bond issuances in the […]
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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 …
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. …
The fear of the Wuhan virus is real, but sometimes emotions tend to cloud our judgements. I received several calls from anxious clients asking if the stock market is going to collapse and if the doomsday is coming. What is the real impact of world epidemics on the stock market? Should you …
Are we drawing down the national reserves too fast? With President Halimah’s assent, Singapore is withdrawing another eye-popping $31 billion from its reserves to fund Covid-19 support packages, you may justifiably wonder: “Is there a limit to this?” By now, Singapore has used close to $100 billion …
I hate to say this, but we live in one of the richest countries on the planet and yet most of us don’t feel rich. We are living in a world where “rich become richer” and “middle class are sandwiched”. On my journey to pursue the best investment strategies and the smartest money management tips, I …
The global stock market has just had an amazing rally in April despite a looming recession ahead. Do you feel puzzled and frustrated by this? Did you sell your stocks in March or were you waiting on the sidelines? The further we get into this global lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the …
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