If you have followed me for a long time, you know I was one of the early adopters to advocate using REITs as an Income Generating Asset for retirement. I have written an article to explain how REIT investing works and over the years, more and more people started investing in Singapore REITs (S-REIT). But REIT […]
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It never feels good when we are in this kind of market, it is hard to find any optimistic news. From interest rate hikes to inflation fear, from Russia Ukraine tension to global recession. The financial market is upside-down and many cracks are spreading. How should you position your investment to protect your downside and […]
As unfortunate as it is, Russia has decided to attack Ukraine. While it seems to be a geographic conflict, it is actually a financial war in disguise. As I have explained in this article, there is an invisible financial hand behind most of the geo-conflicts, and the Russia-Ukraine war is no different. If you are […]
Russia-Ukraine tension is all over the news headlines recently, and it is only natural to ask if war is really looming? And how will it affect the financial market and our lives? I always say that you can’t invest successfully if you don’t understand history, and you won’t understand history if you don’t understand finance. […]
Tapering and rate hikes are lingering over the financial market since December and they will be the biggest drivers of the stock market in 2022. What should we invest in a rising inflation and interest rate environment? If you follow my blog, you will understand that there is no long term investment. Every investment moves […]
2022 started with the worst January for the US stock market since the last financial crisis in 2008, and it definitely set the investors and speculators jittered. With the fear of inflation and interest rate hike, the mainstream media made a U-turn from their optimism of the stock market just one month ago. Will the […]
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